BizOps & Strategy at Woobies, President at Patriot Games, Co-Founder at Debut Biotechnology, ex-Goldman Sachs, ex-US Navy Submarine Officer. Studied @ US Naval Academy, London School of Economics, US Naval War College.
There’s something to be said about loyalty within the Woobies team; both loyalty to each other and loyalty to our customers. I’ve known Anthony, the founder, for 25 years. We both enlisted before 9/11/2001 when the world looked a bit different than it does today.
Having a tight knit group in any undertaking is important but in the early stages of company building, allegiance to a common mission takes precedence. Our North Star at Woobies is to empower the everyday elite...and we’re just getting started.
I grew up in the foothills of South Lake Tahoe near the site that set off the California gold rush. It was easy to be outdoors all the time...dirtbikes, guns, snowboarding, fishing, rafting, beers. The thought of immediate college seemed like a bummer so I enlisted in the Navy without my parents permission...being 18 had its perks. When I left for bootcamp my uncle said “Life is the sum total of your experiences; so go get some”. I did.
The 13 years I spent in the Navy took me all around the world. I was fortunate to rise through the ranks and earn an officer commission. When my time was up, I transitioned back to the private sector...somehow landing a job at Goldman Sachs where I was back at the bottom of the barrel in a different type of bootcamp. It wasn’t the easiest of transitions but the lessons I learned and the work ethic I gained while in the Navy prepared me for that experience as well.
Like all growing businesses, Woobies is bound to have inevitable shortcomings. However, with the collective experience of the Death Squad and the overwhelming support of our customers...we’ll keep this train on the tracks and bound for glory.