I am a business developer with a twenty-year track record both client-side and in agencies in the US and UK. I am passionate about the intersection of design and business and an advocate for the transformational role of design and design thinking in organizations – from start-ups to cities.
Since joining Wolff Olins in 2013, I’ve helped forge a number of new client relationships for the firm in financial services, media, technology, and the non-profit sectors.
Prior to Wolff Olins I worked in the media and entertainment sector launching new ventures and spearheading business and corporate development initiatives for companies like Turner and IMG.
A dual citizen of New York and New Orleans, I’m the co-founder of PlayBuild (www.playbuild.org), a start-up education venture focused on transforming urban spaces into outdoor design classrooms for kids.
Q & A
What’s been your proudest moment since joining Wolff Olins?
I was proud to be in attendance at the 2013 Fast Company Innovation by Design Awards ceremony when Wolff Olins’ work on the re-brand of USA Today was recognized as one of the top achievements of the year. At the same awards ceremony, we were also recognized for our work on Olafur Eliasson’s Little Sun, a project to bring solar power to communities across Africa. These two projects represent the breadth of our work and the embodiment of our mission to deliver both commercial and social impact for our partners.
What word or phrase do you most overuse at work?
Four-letter ones ☺
What is your secret superpower?
Tell us something about Wolff Olins that no one knows?
In the summer of 2014 we hosted our own WO Olympics