Hey there, I’m an entrepreneur, speaker and author.
I enjoy speaking to audiences and sharing my life experiences. Inspiring others, sharing my mistakes and providing my personal insights to living a more fulfilling life is my passion.
I am founder, CEO and Deputy Chairman of a private investment firm, Blue Mahoe Partners, General Partner of Blue Mahoe Ventures and Tessera Venture Partners, help my brother with his early childhood education charity in Florida and give back to the community as a member of the Rotary Club of Windermere in Orlando, Florida and a Director of Kingston Creative, a movement with the mission to make Downtown Kingston a vibrant centre for creatives and creative entrepreneurship in the Caribbean.
I strongly believe in giving back, uplifting others and teaching people to fish, not just giving them the fish. I call it Compassionate Capitalism and I think that it is good for society.
My entrepreneurship journey began at 15 years old in Jamaica when I laid out a 15-year plan broken into blocks of 5 years that was to result in me being a positive role model for young people around the world.
Since then I have worked in Corporate America, Corporate Jamaica, a Presidential campaign, started multiple ventures, failed at a number of them, invested in companies, raised capital from investors and shared my lessons along the way.
I have also managed to have some fun too; Played football (soccer) for Real Mona F.C. in Jamaica, be the leading goal scorer in the Kingston and St. Andrew Business House Football League in 2005, Co-driver of a winning rally team in Jamaica, went on tour with Sean Paul and T.O.K., appeared in music videos, served on the Jamaica Diaspora Advisory Board as the first Future Leaders Representative in the USA, got President Obama to sign a 50th Independence birthday card for Jamaica and got married to an amazing wife, Kathryn, and now with 3 wonderful children, Luke, Liam and Lyla.
Entrepreneurship is a struggle but that does not mean that it cannot be fun.
I tell the ugly truths about life as an entrepreneur and share my lessons on how to deal with them. If it was easy then everyone would be doing it.