For the last ten years Jack has advised and led business ventures in the United States and Asia. He comes to Growthink from Madison Wells Media, the strategic investment firm where he served as Manager of Corporate Development. Jack’s team acquired stakes in a wide variety of media and technology enterprises, making several investments in the $1-5 million range each year. Prior to Madison Wells, Jack worked as a strategic planner in the international division of 20th Century Fox. Closely involved in the “green-lighting” process for new films, Jack was responsible for designing financial models predicting the performance of major titles in each overseas territory across multiple revenue streams.
Before business school, Jack founded and ran a successful international business development consultancy with offices in Los Angeles and Manila. The firm, RedGold Trading, created market entry and marketing plans for clients in Asia seeking expansion opportunities in the United States. Clients also turned to RedGold for supply chain strategies and logistical solutions. Jack made introductions on behalf of clients and created ongoing supply chain operations for major Asian food importers such as Pampanga’s Best and defense importers such as Caballo Negro Industries. Best practices were carefully codified for use in training materials developed for these clients. Jack sold his stake in RedGold Trading in order to earn his MBA from UCLA Anderson.
Passionate about helping businesses learn and grow, Jack has tackled substantial commercial concerns for clients from New York to Bangkok. Whether he is drafting a business plan for an entrepreneurial client seeking their first seed funding or overseeing a multi-million-dollar M&A transaction, he invests the same focus and effort to achieve optimal results for the client. Jack has advised dozens of clients over the years ranging from eyewear manufacturers, to e-commerce platforms, to established law firms. A seasoned generalist, he is always eager to pass on his knowledge and seek innovative solutions to marketplace challenges in a quickly changing world.