I am a scientist, analyst, strategist, and writer specializing in providing decision advantage for leaders. At the core, I constantly scan the world for signals about what the future may hold and imagine possible scenarios about coming threats and opportunities. Through my consultancy Edge & Flame, I help decision makers diagnose external factors affecting their organization and create game plans for navigating alternative futures.
Edge & Flame is a boutique strategy and innovation consultancy headquartered in Washington, DC at the crossroads of global power and influence. We apply a multidisciplinary, rigorous methodology in order to design solutions to your toughest challenges and unlock new opportunities for your organization, particularly during critical periods of transformation.
My writing has appeared in numerous academic journals, trade publications, newspapers, magazines, and books, and my work has received coverage from media outlets including CNN, BBC, NPR, Vanity Fair, TechCrunch, Fast Company, and Bloomberg.
I have a B.S. and Ph.D. in biology from the University of Rochester and the University of California, respectively.
Skills: Custom Research, Scenarios, Business Strategy, Content, Networking
Industry: Biotech/Life Sciences, High-Tech, Media/News, B2B Software/Data/Services
Mentorship Programs: 1776 Global, Acceleprise
Do you want more startup expertise on your team?
Whether you are outside one of the startup epicenters or right in the heart of one, we invite you to consider working with Mentor Bureau to complement your existing team and accelerate your startup’s growth.
Since we are more of an accelerant instead of an Accelerator, we don’t have a standard schedule or calendar to follow. Instead, we offer the right advice for right where you are and right where you want to go. As a new startup ourselves, we follow our own advice, and will only be taking on eight (8) startups to join our first Startup Circle.
To get started, we offer a free assessment to qualifying startups. Should we both determine that Mentor Bureau has the right experience and the right talents for your specific needs, we will determine our planned areas of focus and begin working together.
Mentorship for #SmoothScalingCoaching, systems design and advisory to help you do more with less
Do you need an objective advisor to help you make sense of your opportunities and options?
Would you like someone to think about YOU as well as your business?
Are you interested in an experienced coach to help you perform your best?
Do you have paying customers for your product or service?
Would you like to design efficient processes and systems?
Do you want to scale smoothly without giving away too much equity?
- Do you want to join a community of your peers and mentors who have gone through the startup journey themselves?
If you answered yes to these questions, you will benefit from our weekly mentorship, coaching and advisory services.