Director, Gilliam Center for Entrepreneurship

Year Started at JMU: 2017

Contact Info

  • MS Forensic Science at The George Washington University, 1996
  • BS Justice, 1994
Professional Interests
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Venture Financing
  • Business Leadership
Personal Interests
  • Biking
  • Photography
Professional Background
  • Co-founder and President, Proteus (1996-2004)
  • Vice President of Sales and Business Development, SinglePoint (2006-2010)
  • Director of Business Development, OpenMarket (2011-2013)
  • Co-Founder and Principal, Silca Partners (2013-2016)
  • Board of Advisors, Rally Bus (2015-present)
Positions Held
  • Adjunct Professor, Georgetown University (2005-2011)
  • Venture Mentor and Entrepreneur in Residence, Yale University (2014-2016)
  • Professor, Brown University (2016)
  • Executive Director, Center for Entrepreneurship (2017-Present)
Awards and Recognitions
  • Technology & Engineering Emmy Award for Outstanding Achievement in Mobile; granted 2008; from the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences
  • MIT TR 100; granted 2004; MIT Technology Review Magazine's Top 100 people under 35 whose contributions to emerging technologies will profoundly influence our world.
  • Technology & Engineering Emmy Award for New Media Achievement; granted 2004; from the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences
  • Board member of Y-Me, a women's health organization (1996-2000)
  • Board member DC Theater, promotion of theater in DC and the Helen Hayes Awards (1999-2004)
Key Publications

"An Analysis of the Entrepreneurial Aspects of Uber’s Driver-Partner Platform"

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