I introduce tech CEOs to the subject matter experts, creative contractors, and advisors who can help them and their companies solve difficult problems.

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"I love what you're doing. Great ideas." — Jason Fried, founder of Basecamp. (Photo by Jeremy Keith.)

How I'm compensated.

I work for my clients on a retainer. I accept no compensation of any kind from the subject matter experts, creative contractors, and advisors I introduce my clients to.

How I find the people my clients are looking for.

I don't look for the person. I look for the person who'd know the person. For example —

One of my clients, Phil Caravaggio, wanted to find a book cover designer for Ray Dalio's forthcoming book, Principles. I didn't look for a book cover designer. I contacted one of the top editors at Farrar, Straus and Giroux, a publisher that has won many awards for book design. She referred me to Rodrigo Corral.

Phil and Rodrigo reviewing comps for Principles

Phil and Rodrigo, reviewing design comps for Ray's book at Rodrigo's New York City studio.

The kinds of people I introduce my clients to.

For example, here are a few more people I've introduced Phil to over the years —

Phil asked me to help him communicate his leadership style to several high-profile potential collaborators. I introduced him to Toronto photographer-cinematographer Christopher Wahl and Montréal film editor-director Kara Blake.

Tatou, the Newfoundland who ruled the house before Mabel, is a little bit famous on the Internet for loving Oscar. Despite their diametrically opposed senses of humor.

Christopher and Kara

They made the short film below.

Phil asked me to help him approach several professional tennis players to become clients and endorsers of Precision Nutrition, the company Phil co-founded. I introduced him to performance coach Andy Hanley, who introduced Phil to Eugenie Bouchard (2014 Wimbledon Finalist), who became a client and endorser.

Snoop Dogg and Andy

Snoop Dogg with Andy at Adidas' headquarters in Germany.

Not long after, Sloane Stephens (2017 US Open Champion), became a client and endorser, too.

Sloane Stephens

Sloane, kissing her 2017 US Open Championship trophy.

Phil asked me to find someone with whom he could discuss the challenges of life after a successful company exit. I introduced him to Bo Burlingham, former executive editor of Inc. Magazine and author of Finish Big: How Great Entrepreneurs Exit Their Companies on Top.

Bo Burlingham

Bo, outside his San Francisco office.

Phil asked me to find someone who could manage his long-term personal investment strategy. I introduced him to Cameron Passmore, wealth manager for Tobi Lütke, CEO of Shopify.

Cameron Passmore

Cameron in his Ottawa office.

Phil asked me to find someone who could prepare him, physically, for a month-long marathon of presentations he was set to give. I introduced him to Saul Kotzubei, Director Emeritus of The Fitzmaurice Institute for voice training.

Saul Kotzubei

Saul, in his Los Angeles studio.

Phil asked me to find the right person to help a dear friend grapple with a big career change. I introduced him to Nicholas Lore, founder of the Rockport Institute.

Nicholas Lore

Nicholas giving a lecture at Stanford University.

Phil asked me to help him hunt down and acquire two social media handles owned by a millenial living in rural South Korea. I connected him with intellectual property rights wrangler-negotiator Cyntia King.

Cyntia King

Cyntia at her office outside Kansas City, Missouri.

Phil asked me to help him arrange a private tour around the coast of Sardinia. I connected him with luxury travel consultant and reknowned Sardinia expert Jack Ezon.

Jack Ezon

Jack at the Robb Report Conference.

Phil asked me to help him find someone who could design and build a prototype for the world’s safest surfboard. I introduced him to Clark Scheffy, life-long surfer and partner at the world’s most respected industrial design firm, Ideo.

Clark Scheffy

Clark at Ideo’s studios in San Francisco.