SENIOR WRITER, THE BOSTON CONSULTING GROUP (January 2012 – present)
Create data visualizations that generate insight from information and write about innovation, strategy, technology, media, data, pricing, the global economy, organization, social impact, and consumer topics for BCG Perspectives, working with leading consultants to develop high-impact thought leadership.
CHIEF CONTENT EDITOR, JACK WELCH MANAGEMENT INSTITUTE (March 2010 – April 2011)
Helped develop the curriculum for the Jack Welch MBA, working with leading management thinkers to shape, edit, and write the online course lectures and readings for such management topics as leadership, strategy, change management, economics, finance, marketing, entrepreneurship, operations management, and people management.
FREELANCE EDITOR AND WRITER, Berkeley, Calif. (September 2001 – present)
Editor and writer of books, case studies, and articles for such clients as Boston Consulting Group, a top strategy consulting company; Bain & Company, a leading strategy consulting company; McKinsey Global Institute, an independent economics think tank; the Bridgespan Group, the nonprofit consulting arm of Bain & Company; Harvard Business School Publishing; Deloitte's Center for the Edge; nonprofit consulting firm FSG Social Impact Advisors; scenario-planning consultants Global Business Network; TechSoup Global, nonprofit technology specialists; Wikimedia Foundation, the nonprofit organization that powers Wikipedia; executive recruiters Spencer Stuart and Heidrick & Struggles; and consulting firm Booz Allen Hamilton. Developmental editor for Jossey-Bass Publishers and individual business authors, including Forces for Good: The Six Practices of High-Impact Nonprofits, which was named one of the The Economist's Best Business Books of 2007, and The Corporate Lattice (Harvard Business Review Press). Ghostwriter for The Five Patterns of Extraordinary Careers, a BusinessWeek bestseller, Love Leadership (Jossey-Bass), and Strategic Alliances (Harvard Business School Publishing), as well as for articles in Harvard Business Review, The Financial Times, Fortune.com, Strategy+Business, The McKinsey Quarterly, Economist Intelligence Unit, Institutional Investor Guides, and The San Francisco Chronicle. Writer and reporter for such publications as Salon, Food & Wine, Wired, Portfolio.com, The Nation, The Economist, Business 2.0, The Financial Times, San Francisco, Via, and The San Francisco Chronicle. Editorial consultant to such nonprofits as Civic Ventures and the Taproot Foundation. Recipient of the Knight-Bagehot Fellowship in economics and business journalism and the Wiegers Fellowship for business journalists to complete an MBA at Columbia Business School. Editor and publisher of Route du Vin, an e-mail newsletter about wine.
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR AND EDITOR, SAN FRANCISCO CLASSICAL VOICE, Berkeley, Calif. (October 2005 – April 2008)
Edited, published, and managed the Bay Area's oldest online magazine of classical music criticism, overseeing the editorial and business operations of the nonprofit organization, with a staff of five, over 50 writers, and a budget of $200,000 (half-time position); graduate of the 2006 NEA Institute in Classical Music and Opera.
EXECUTIVE EDITOR, THE INDUSTRY STANDARD, San Francisco, Calif. (March 1998 – August 2001)
Member of the founding editorial team of an award-winning weekly business magazine covering the Internet (200,000 circulation), and a member of the executive management team that ran day-to-day magazine operations.
Coached a team of over 15 editors and writers to improve the editing and writing of stories in the Intellectual Capital (books, ideas, management), New Gig (careers and the workplace), Metrics (statistics), Net Returns (technology strategy) and Build (e-business technology) sections.
Managed a $2.2 million annual budget and hired 25 staff members for the company.
Managed special editorial projects (Business Transformation Awards) and developed new business units, such as a custom-publishing program and a book imprint with two major publishers.
Conceptualized, launched and edited sections of the magazine (Intellectual Capital and Build); overhauled existing sections; developed numerous story formats, such as Gadget, Gutenberg, Showbiz and Syllabus.
Wrote over a dozen articles and two cover stories, including an annual special report on business schools ("The MBA Draft"), book reviews, breaking news articles and an annual list of the best business books.
Launched major areas of The Standard's Web site and oversaw e-mail newsletters that reached over 150,000 subscribers.
Represented the magazine on conference panels at Harvard Business School, The Standard's Net Returns conference, the University of Texas and the University of Arizona School of Business, as well as served as a judge at business-plan competitions.
As managing editor, developed the magazine's flexible, digital production system; managed a team of five copyeditors; oversaw overall editorial quality and on-time printing (promoted to executive editor in November 1999).
WEB CONSULTANT, San Francisco, Calif. (May 1997 – February 1998
Launched, edited and managed consumer-oriented Web publishing operations for such clients as Information Access Company, a major content syndication firm now owned by Thomson's Gale Group, and Res Rocket, an Internet music startup. Hired and supervised teams ranging in size from three to 20 employees.
ASSISTANT MANAGING EDITOR, PARENTING MAGAZINE, San Francisco, Calif. (June 1995 – April 1997)
Built and operated the first sites for parents on America Online and Time Warner's Pathfinder Web site for a national consumer magazine (1 million circulation): Managed and edited a 15-person staff; oversaw the production process; launched the ParentTime Web site on Pathfinder; developed an editorial partnership with Thrive Online; helped write and edit a special report on childcare that won a Maggie Award.
MANAGING EDITOR, THE EAST BAY MONTHLY, Emeryville, Calif. (September 1993 – January 1996)
Managed the East Bay's oldest and largest local magazine (75,000 circulation): Assigned and edited articles from rewrite to final production; wrote profiles, investigative features and reviews; directed arts coverage; planned production schedules and layouts; supervised the factchecking process.
COPYEDITOR, SF WEEKLY, San Francisco, Calif. (August 1994 – June 1995)
Copyedited an alternative weekly newspaper (80,000 circulation); developed the paper's first style manual.
COLUMBIA BUSINESS SCHOOL, MBA, December 2003
Recipient of the Wiegers Fellowship for business journalists to complete an MBA. Member of the Media Management Association, Entrepreneurship Club, Social Enterprise Club, Wine Society and West Coast Society.
COLUMBIA JOURNALISM SCHOOL, Certificate in Economics and Business Journalism, May 2003
Knight-Bagehot Fellow in economics and business journalism.
UC BERKELEY GRADUATE SCHOOL OF JOURNALISM, Master of Journalism, May 1994
Awarded the Scripps Howard Foundation Scholarship and the McClatchy Prize for Investigative Reporting.
BROWN UNIVERSITY, Bachelor of Arts in Comparative Literature, May 1990
Studied German language and literature in the former East Germany (spring 1988); Writing Fellow, a teaching assistant in writing (1989-1990).
ADDITIONAL EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS
Fluent in German; singer with such groups as Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra (1980 to present); past president of the board of the alumni association at UC Berkeley's Graduate School of Journalism (2001-2006); graduate of the 2008 Knight Digital Media Center fellowship for editors; recipient of a one-week CASE media fellowship in economics (May 2002); co-author of Back Roads and Hidden Places (Sunset Books, 1999).