Born and raised in St. Louis, I am a Midwestern boy at heart. However, by the time I was 27 years old I had spent time living in 10 different cities including beaches on both coasts and some mountains in between. Including my time in college attending Indiana University (Hoo, Hoo, Hoo HOOSIERS), I have spent time in Indiana, the Carolinas, Florida, Oklahoma, Utah, and both Northern and Southern California. The last move was the most meaningful where I followed a “cute blond girl” who I met down in Newport Beach, CA back to her home in Upstate New York.
That move worked probably better than I even expected at the time. We have been married for 19 years and we have two terrific teenage daughters who, although have occasionally added to the early “greying” process, are beautiful, smart and caring girls. Outside of spending time with the 3 “Murphy Girls”, you can often find me beating myself up pretty regularly in just about any sporting activity imaginable including running a couple of “tough mudders”. However, my passion sports continuing in to my mid/late 40s, are still snow skiing and basketball. Must be the “Hoosier” in me. In 49 other states, it is just basketball….but not in Indiana.
I have spent the better part of the last 22 years in business development in the financial services industry working for brokerage firms, money managers and two of the top Registered Investment Advisors (RIAs) in the country. Joining Embark in 2021, I am excited and re-invigorated by the opportunity to bring a long tenure from the investment world to the Accounting and Financial consulting side of the business. I look forward to learning how business get started and grow, meeting and building relationships with Accounting leaders, and working together to find strategic solutions for their businesses.
Focusing my efforts as we launch new markets in New York, Chicago, and Florida, I am humbled by the opportunity to spread the Embark difference across these new markets and sharing how working with Embark as a strategic partner is more than just a good decision that impacts the bottom line.