What were you involved with while attending Williams?
I was involved with literally everything during my six years at Williams!
It almost sounds the character Max from the movie ‘Rushmore,’ but I played three varsity sports (soccer, basketball and baseball), helped run the Service Committee for two years, was the Editor-in-Chief of a student-run ‘zine called “Iskra,” was one of the Literary Editors for ‘Legenda,' and even was in the Spring play my Junior year as ’Soldier 1’ in ‘A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum.’
Moreover, during my Junior and Senior years, I was able to DJ a radio show from 6-9am every Saturday at WCNI on the Conn campus as well as take advantage of all of the lectures, exhibitions and concerts that were happening at the College in those years. That ability to do everything from representing the School in a State-wide all-star basketball tournament to having my “poetry” and art published in “Hilltop" is what made my time at Williams such an amazing - and expansive - period of my life.
What are you currently doing (career, family, etc.)?
I am the CEO of Syndicate Sub Rosa (an MTM Company), an award-winning strategic design consultancy, where I’m responsible for the firm’s overall strategic direction, creative excellence and global business development.
From 2010 to 2019, I was the President and Chief Executive Officer of Bruce Mau Design (a member of the MDC Partners network of companies) with offices in London, New York and Toronto.
A fond memory of your time at Williams:
I loved it all - but certainly I have great memories of playing on the Soccer team (especially my Senior year when Rob Kenyon ’90 scored 50 (!!) goals and we made a run deep into the SENE Tournament); Senior Day was always a blast; I loved my coursework (particularly, Rick Dauer’s 'History of Russia and China' and Bill Heinzen’s 'US History' - both of which changed my life!), and of course, the friendships during my time at Williams were a huge part of why the School was such a great experience for me.
A fun fact about yourself:
My career in Design has allowed me to work with some really amazing collaborators and take me to some pretty incredible locations across the globe (I did a project in Mongolia!), but in terms of fun facts, not many people know that I was featured as a commentator in a documentary film that came out in 2018 called “Design Canada”.