Work experience

Work experience
2007 - Present

Co-founder and President

E Pluribus Partners

  • Built a consulting business to help organizations increase employee and client engagement. 
  • Developed a reputation as a thought leader on employee and client engagement. 
  • E Pluribus Partners workreceived enthusiastic endorsements from influential thought and practice leaders. 
  • Signed as a speaker by major speakers bureaus. 
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2006 - 2007

Managing Director

  • Led a marketing department that included marketing strategy, advertising, marketing communications, regional office marketing and events marketing. 
  • Reported directly to Head of Global Marketing and dotted line to the CEO of the U.S. Private Bank.
2002 - 2006

Co-founder and President

E Pluribus Partners

  • Founded a consulting firm to help organizations increase employee and customer engagement.
  • Conducted multi-year study of great and failed leaders of businesses, sports teams, nations and social sector organizations to understand how they increased or decreased emotional connections in organizations they led. The study included research in diverse fields of knowledge such as organizational behavior, psychology, sociology, social networking and neuroscience.The study demonstrated that a sense of connection makes people feel like part of the team and is a key driver of employee engagement, client engagement and organizational success.
  • Wrote a manuscript based on research, and secured literary agent and publishing agreement with one of America’s leading publishers.
  • Primary author of the book Fired Up or Burned Out: How to Reignite Your Team’s Passion, Creativity and Productivity published in July 2007. Contributor to What Managers Say, What Employees Hear: Connecting with Your Front Line (So They’ll Connect with Customers), edited by Regina Maruca, former Senior Editor at Harvard Business Review.
2001 - 2002

Managing Director and Chief Marketing Officer

US Trust (Part of Charles Schwab)

  • Led a marketing department that included managing marketing strategy, communications, product and internet development, event marketing, corporate communications and corporate travel functions. Reported to U.S. Trust’s CEO.
  • Began repositioned the firm’s brand as a home for smart investors (rather than merely a home for old money).Hired and worked alongside Landor Associates to develop a new visual positioning/corporate identity for U.S. Trust.
1993 - 2001

Principal and Chief Marketing Officer of the Private Wealth Management Group

  • Built and led a start-up marketing departments in New York and London.Reported to the head of Private Wealth Management.
  • Member of the management team that doubled the group’s revenues over two and one-half years. Revenue per investment representative increased from $1.8 million to $3.5 million.
  • 1993-1998 was Senior Vice President, Business and Product Development at Morgan Stanley's Van Kampen Investments unit in suburban Chicago.  Led the firm’s efforts to grow organically through expansion of product line and distribution outlets.Reported to the firm’s president.  Managed the introduction of 25 new mutual funds (on and offshore) and variable annuity products that raised $15.7 billion in net assets.
1991 - 1993

Director Corporate Finance

1985 - 1991

Vice President, Investment Banking

1985 - 1985


  • Product Marketing Manager, Semiconductor Group
  • Auditor, Semiconductor Group
  • Controller, Geophysical Services Group


1985 - 1990


DePaul University College of Law
1982 - 1984


University of Texas of the Permian Basin
1977 - 1981