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Data Science Developer | Newport Beach, CA

Developer | Jul 2016 -

Developing applications, machine learning algorithms and predictive models for clients in the education, financial services and retail industries utilizing Python, Node.js, Amazon Web Services, LXD, Postgres and other open source libraries.

Career College of California | Santa Ana, CA

Chief Executive Officer | Feb 2010 - Jun 2016

Acquired early-stage postsecondary vocational school as a platform to provide high quality education and placement services to enable those with lower incomes to complete their first steps in higher education and begin promising careers. Built and managed all areas of the institution, including advertising and marketing, admissions, financial aid, education, student services, career services, default management, compliance and reporting, accounting, human resources, information technology and facilities.

Chief Information Officer | Feb 2010 - Jun 2016

Designed, developed, implemented and maintained all information systems to support the growth of the institution and the achievement of outstanding student outcomes.

Eyemart Express, Ltd. | Dallas, TX

Interim Chief Financial Officer | Feb 2015 - Jun 2015

Managed completion of financial statement audit for national eyewear retailer acquired in a complex leveraged transaction. Developed company financial forecast, operating plan and monthly bank and board reporting packages. Managed the prepartion of materials for the company’s first full board meeting. Created plan to improve accounting department personnel, procedures and systems. Developed business intelligence and visualization tool and used it to identify root cause of significant change in same-store sales.

CSE Capital, LLC | San Francisco, CA

Managing Partner | Jan 2007 - Feb 2010

Established lower middle market private equity investment firm, Evaluated over 50 investment opportunities and executed five letters of intent.

Friedman, Fleischer & Lowe, LLC | San Francisco, CA

Managing Director, Vice President, Associate | Jan 1999 - Sep 2005

Contributed to the successful investment and realization of $335 million Fund I. Led deal sourcing, evaluation and execution. Managed teams of internal investment professionals and outside accounting, legal, tax and industry advisors. Arranged debt financing. Managed preparation of investment committee materials and led investment committee discussions. Worked with portfolio company senior management on strategy and financial management. Mentored junior investment professionals.

The Blackstone Group, L.P. | New York, NY

Analyst, Private Equity Group | Sep 1997 - Aug 1999

Morgan Stanley & Company | New York, NY

Analyst, Mergers, Acquisitions and Restructuring Group | Aug 1995 - Aug 1997


The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania | Philadelphia, PA

Bachelor of Science in Economics | May 1995

Magna cum laude. Concentrations in finance and marketing.

Northern Virginia Community College | Annandale, VA

Associate of Science in Business Administration | Dec 1992

Summa cum laude.


Santa Ana Workforce Investment Board | Santa Ana, CA

Member of the Board of Directors | Dec 2013 - Jan 2016

Rising Sun Energy Center | Berkeley, CA

President, Member of the Board of Directors | Jun 2008 - May 2014

Halstrom Academy | Mission Viejo, CA

Member of the Board of Directors | Mar 2011 - Mar 2013

Milestone AV Technologies | Eden Prairie, MN

Member of the Board of Directors. | Aug 2003 - Sep 2006

Steelpoint Technologies | Boston, MA

Member of the Board of Directors | Apr 2000 - Jul 2003