About Me

I’m an entrepreneur, a dad, a husband, a gay man, and an advocate.  I’m motivated by the desire to build a world where every LGBTQ+ person can live their lives to the fullest.   Find me on Twitter, Linked In and Instagram.

At home:
I spend a bunch of time here in San Francisco or in Sonoma with my husband and my son doing home improvement projects or catching up on the latest TV. When not at home, I love to travel and we’ve had some great trips over the years.  I’m proud to be a dad and wish that anyone who wants to start or grow their family can do so.  I’m on the board of Family Equality which advocates for and supports LGBTQ families.

At work:
Throughout my life I’ve managed to turn my hobbies into my career; first I was a news junkie and became a TV News producer (NBC, Good Morning America and Lifetime) and then I turned my passion for the Internet into this chapter of my career.

Most recently, I founded and am the CEO Chief Executive of Q.Digital, the media company behind GayCities, the travel community for LGBTQ+ travelers, pop culture and entertainment site Queerty, news site LGBTQ Nation, groundbreaking sports site Outsports, and INTO which lifts up the voices of underrepresented folks in LGBTQ media.  It’s yet another way I’ve turned my passion into a part of my career.

Q.Digital is the trusted voice in the LGBTQ community reaching millions of visitors per month. Q.Digital connects brands to the LGBTQ community through its various properties. Q.Digital is an indispensable resource for individuals seeking inspiration for their life’s experiences. Q.Digital enables major brands such as Chevrolet, Capital One, and Disney to connect with this audience on a personal and credible level through custom branded content, video, live events and promotions.

Before Q.Digital, I was with Yahoo from 1998-2008. There I integrated the GeoCities technology and users into the Yahoo! platform after that acquisition, and went on to become the General Manager of Yahoo’s search business. In that role I moved Yahoo Search from a directory-based model to web search and led the team that negotiated and launched the relationship with Overture, Inktomi and Google. More recently, I headed Yahoo’s personalization efforts, including the popular My Yahoo! service where I led the effort to bring RSS to a mainstream audience. During my last year or so at Yahoo!, I led a product incubation team in Yahoo’s Brickhouse and was responsible for such products as Mixd (a mobile social network), Kickstart (a career network for college kids) and Y! Live, a live video streaming product.

Immediately prior to joining Yahoo!, I served as an independent consultant building solutions for clients interested in using the Internet to increase productivity and strengthen customer and employee relationships.

My early career was diverse, ranging from television production at the Lifetime channel and NBC to product development and management for major information providers. In the early 90’s, I spent two years at Reuters where he managed a team that developed and marketed educational and online news products for the healthcare industry.