Tell us about your professional background.
I was an aspiring sports journalist in college. When I graduated, I was very fortunate that I applied to Google through an online form and somehow magically they called me back. I worked there with big brands and agencies, at first doing adwords, and then at the tail end helped with the launch of Google+.
I then realized that I wanted to start from scratch, and went to a series A startup in town called Dailybreak Media. There I was saddled with the idea of content marketing. I was able to lend my tech experience at Google with my writing and editorial experience from my prior life.
At that time I launched Boston Content - it is a free community group dedicated to helping advance the careers of our members. That gave me a little bit of visibility and I was able to get a job at HubSpot as their head of content. I was there for a year, helping the blog and “offers” team with content. I realized I missed the early stage world and then this opportunity came up at NextView, where I am VP of platform and content. So, I support our startups and I also do content marketing for our firm.