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Background → Originally from Atlanta, I studied engineering at Georgia Tech. With an interest in Europe—and a Spanish girlfriend—I did graduate work at Georgia Tech’s campus in France, and then went to work at the European Space Agency in Germany. Today, I share time between the US and Spain—enjoying the warm climate, friendly people and amazing diversity of Andalucia.
Business → While living in Germany, I founded an aerospace engineering company called MakaluMedia GmbH, which was later acquired. Passionate about the potential of the internet, I also founded an American company called Makalu Interactive, in which I continue to work today, that has built products for brands like Google and Virgin America, as well as apps like RaceSplitter, Rego and ChessDrop.
Investing → Disciplined investing from an early age facilitated key opportunities in my life. To help others achieve the same, I wrote a small book that teaches the principles in a way that anyone can understand and follow—Money for Something. And most recently, I’ve gotten involved in seed-stage start-up investing, and the exciting new world of crowd-funded real estate.
Interests → Cycling, hiking and chess are activities I enjoy, and I’m a fan of the Paleo diet and P90x for health and fitness. I’m a three-time European gold medalist in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, a martial art in which I received my black belt in 2011.
I enjoy living off the beaten path, exploring the diverse experiences and cultures the world has to offer. I value simplicity and authenticity. If you’d like to get in touch, don’t hesitate to write and say hello, or jump right into the content.