Vice president of marketing
I grew up outside of Dallas, in Highland Village, and spent most of my time in basketball practices, playing guitar in local bands, or running around the neighborhood with my friends. After a year at the University of Texas in Arlington, I scratched my itch to move to Austin and attended St. Edward’s University, where I was lucky enough to walk on to the basketball team. After a back surgery (and no signs of coming off the bench), I decided college basketball wasn’t for me and focused on school, internships, and exploring the great city of Austin.
After graduating with a BBA in Digital Media Management, I moved back to the DFW area to be with my family and my future wife, Kristi. There, I started my career in media sales, getting trained on how and why people buy. I then made my way to a VC-backed tech startup, where I started in a sales role, but ended up executing both marketing and client success duties as well.
Next, I had the opportunity to co-found a digital marketing agency with my oldest friend and the best man at my wedding. I led marketing strategies for our clients, and we helped numerous companies grow. In the process, I also learned a ton myself. It was an awesome/crazy/wild ride, and I’m very grateful to have been a part of building something from the ground up.
At my agency, we did a lot of work for Embark, and I always enjoyed working with their people. Over the years, I fell in love with their values and culture, so when the opportunity came to join the company, I couldn’t have been more excited.
At Embark, I’m focused on doing anything and everything I can do to enable our team to build more relationships with financial leaders that need our help. Outside of work, my wife and I spend most of our time keeping up with our kiddos, Nora & Ian. We also enjoy eating great food, addicting TV series, walks to the park, and when we don’t want to feel old, going to concerts.