I’m married with 2 children and live in Greenwich, CT.
In 2000, I founded SeamlessWeb with a friend. I served as CEO from inception to 2006 when we sold the business to ARAMARK Corporation, a Fortune 500 company with over 260,000 employee. We raised $345,000 from 30+ individuals to launch the business (in aggregate, we raised $2.4m from individuals and VCs throughout the independent life of business) and recapped the company in 2004 after returning capital to our Preferred stockholders. Our sale provided at least a 30x return for each Series of investor.
From 2006 to 2010, I ran the SeamlessWeb division of ARAMARK and served on our Parent company’s 12 member senior-most North American Senior Staff (responsible for developing and effecting business strategy across all Food and Facilities lines of business) and 30 member Presidents’ Council (business strategy across food, facilities and uniform services globally). Additionally, in 2007 I participated in ARAMARK’s $8.6b public-to-private LBO.
Under my tenure, SeamlessWeb enjoyed 40 consecutive quarters of revenue growth across a variety of business cycles derived from 3 divisions (Enterprise, Consumer and Partner Services) and 6 service offerings that, in aggregate, were utilized by over 10,000 businesses and almost 1 million individuals in 22 cities throughout the U.S. and London. We received numerous accolades across a variety of dimensions including ARAMARK’s Operational Excellence Award, Time Magazine’s 50 Coolest Websites, Inc. Magazine’s Inc. 500 (3-time honoree and ranked 4th in the U.S.) and Deloitte & Touche’s rankings of the fastest-growing private companies in the U.S. I received a variety of honors on behalf of our team including Ernst & Young’s Entrepreneur of the Year, Corporate Executive Council’s Innovator of the Year and appointment to Crain’s “40 Under 40″.
Prior to founding SeamlessWeb, I worked for 6 months as a corporate attorney at the law offices of O’Sullivan Graev & Karabell (now O’Melveny & Myers), a private equity and M&A-focused boutique. I received a BS in Finance from the University of Maryland at College Park in 1994 and a JD/MBA in Finance from New York University, where I was designated a Stern Scholar, in 1999.