Introducing JD

I began my career during the dot-com boom as employee number 26 of  a web content management company. Ultimately, we went public with one of the largest technology IPOs until Google took our title.

That experience was one I was eager to repeat.  So, I went on to take progressive leadership roles at organizations seeking sales transformations - whether that be strong increases in revenue, preparation for merger, acquisition, or IPO.  

Currently, I'm the Chief Revenue Officer of Motus, LLC.- a role I took on after Thoma Bravo merged two mobile technology companies in a half-billion dollar purchase. In that role, I oversee all revenue-related functions, including sales, marketing, partnerships, and customer success.  Under my leadership we have grown revenues 20% annually.

Prior to this role, I've served in a number of international roles, including Managing Director/CEO of the Americas for an Italian-based software company that moved its headquarters to Chicago. I was also VP of the Americas for a UK-based firm that focused on scheduling solutions for retail workers - a post which led me to serve on a White House Task Force related to minimum wage issues and a national Retail Worker's Bill of Rights.

I'm an entrepreneurial mentor for the Chicago tech incubator 1871, and my work with empowering underserved communities led me to be named one of the 20 Most Inspiring Chicagoans by Streewise and a Notable LGBTQ Executive by Crain's Chicago Business.