Compassion in Action Compassion in Business and Government
Broadcast on July 16, 2013
With Mayor Greg Fischer & Dr. James Doty & Ronny Bell
CEO Co-Founder, Ideal Network
As a serial entrepreneur and social impact angel investor, I am passionate about exploring the power of business to drive positive change in our world. My current focus is on building, scaling, and funding organizations that pursue the dual goals of achieving profitability while conducting business in a conscientious, holistic, and meaningful way. My background to date includes starting Pioneer Organics, an organic produce and natural grocery home delivery business, which at the time of its sale in 2008 was the largest of its kind in the nation. Most recently, I'm concentrating on the re-launch of Ideal Network, an e-commerce site with a unique angle on connecting product-driven brands and non-profit causes. Apart from my professional pursuits, you'll find me proudly engaged with my greatest masterpiece, my family, which consists of my wife Catherine, my daughter Emerson, and my new baby boy Lennox. Additionally, I'm a diehard hockey player and fan who is not embarrassed to say my favorite team is the chronically-underperforming New York Islanders.