Founder's story 


Founder's story

Over the last two decades, I’ve worked with thousands of people across the globe who are tackling the world’s toughest problems.

The most common attribute I have observed? A deep commitment to having a positive impact.

I have also seen how much people want to deepen and expand their leadership skills. And for those earlier in their careers, and those people given less opportunities, a desire for more opportunities to lead.

And that’s why I started WILD.

I invite you to be part of the WILD network as we strengthen our individual leadership skills, build companies with inclusive cultures so that we can all have the impact we want.

I’m a serial social innovator and field-builder. What drives me is the belief that everyone is capable of incredible things…given the opportunity. 

And my life’s work is helping to create those opportunities.  Earlier in my career I founded a global professional services firm specialized in economic growth called Making Cents International, and for 20 years served as its CEO. I also founded the first, largest and only sustainable network to advance youth economic opportunities. 

In the academic world, I teach entrepreneurship at Georgetown University's McDonough School of Business. I serve with pride on the Global Board of Governors of Junior Achievement Worldwide and as an Advisor to Street Business School

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