As an inquisitive individual obsessed with understanding life and the world around me, my learnings and experiences have been eclectic and intentionally so.
As an entrepreneur, I am the principal of a private real estate investment company and founder and CEO of Invown, a startup in the crowdfunding and investment space. The corporate world also left its mark on me, with roles ranging from a humble individual contributor to a senior executive, where I was charged with building a scalable data science/AI capability for a mid-size publicly traded company.
Alongside my foray into business, I’ve found a profound, if sometimes challenging, connection with my religious, spiritual, and educational endeavors. I earned three separate rabbinical ordinations and founded numerous organizations, including Judaism in the Foothills, The Movement for a Tolerant World, and Youth Directions. Through the latter, I developed and empirically validated a purpose discovery program. My Ph.D. research, focused on this purpose work and deepened my conviction in the work’s significance.
I also served as a rabbi at a synagogue in North London, UK, taught Judaic Studies at a High School, and am the lead author of a bestselling book entitled “Jewish Wisdom for Business Success: Lessons from the Torah and Other Ancient Texts” that was published in eight languages.
Through my “Truths – Jewish Wisdom for Today” podcast, many articles, and a book or two, I’ve ventured into a rewarding platform to share my profound (and trivial insights) with a broader audience.
In academia, I’ve earned Ph.D. in psychology, a master’s degree in Jewish Studies from the esteemed University College London, and an undergraduate degree in Jewish Studies from the School of Oriental and African Studies.
Despite my varied professional and academic endeavors, I’ve remained a devoted father to five and a husband for over two decades. Balancing diapers and dissertations, family dinners, and financial forecasts has been a highwire act worth every minute.
My life’s journey is one of seeking and striving to know, understand, and experience — it results in a tapestry of entrepreneurship, spirituality, scholarship, community, and family, stitched with ambition, humor, and as needed a healthy dose of self-deprecation. It’s a testament to the joy, challenge, and occasional absurdity of striving to live many lifetimes within one life journey.