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LavaFish Advisors

P.O. Box 7363
New York, NY 10150-7363

Change Management, Coaching, Decision Making, Focus Groups, Innovation/Creativity, Leadership, Market Research, Operations, Planning, Problem Solving, Productivity, Project Management, Small Business, Speaking, Strategy, Stress Management, Team Building

I'm the President of LavaFish Advisors, a consultancy dedicated to helping leaders uplevel the sustainability conversation by expanding your impact & influence and garnering more resources to address the urgent issues your organization confronts daily. In today's rapidly changing marketplace, sustainability is an engine of growth and competitive differentiation.

Ignite Sustainable Innovation

In today's hyper-competitive business environment, we believe that sustainability drives long-term success.

Organizations that are future ready are those who can integrate sustainability and influence into their business strategy to reinvent the competitive landscape.

Why Choose LavaFish Advisors

Who We Are

We bring an outside perspective to product innovation and challenge organizations on what is held to be true. Our inside the organization experience finds that when you only look at the product landscape this way, you miss a world of innovation opportunities. We are a small consultancy that accesses a deep bench of strategic partners to create the ideal team for each assignment.

Our Method

It's not enough to have a great idea, we know that having a reliable innovation process is the express lane to new product success. We seek to reignite child-like curiousity that goes beyond the group think and delivers effective, profitable innovation ideas. We will stretch you beyond your current successes to bring fresh ideas and approaches that will integrate with your organizations business focus.  

How We Work

We collaborate with you and outside resources to integrate the most relevant and useful new product ideas to life. Whether you need just one idea or an entirely new category to develop, we will work with your strategy from concept to completion. 

We Solve Your Challenges

  • We transform customer experiences 
  • We define sustainability strategies
  • We create new product and service concepts
  • We create Brand differentiation based on sustainability achievements
  • We capture emerging category opportunities
  • We synthesize current trends


     Strategy & Concept Creation
     Executive Coaching
     Insights & Research
     Usability & Testing

I am both President and Founder of LavaFish Advisors and Founder of the NYC chapter of the International Society of Sustainability Professionals (ISSP), the largest global professional association for leaders across the sustainability sector.  

My Fortune 500 company experience ranges from highly technical and regulated industries to newly emerging verticals. I have led teams at: Guardian, Castrol, Verizon Wireless and Prudential, and has consulted with the Natural Resources Defense Council on the US Clean Power Plan.  

I have been published in the Journal of Sustainable Banking and Finance and in the Association of National Advertisers Magazine: where he also served as the Chair of the Research Committee for the ANA. I hold a MS degree in Sustainability Management from Columbia University, received my coach certification from NYU, and my undergraduate degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. 

I have previously served as a Judge for both the ARF David Ogilvy Award for Research Excellence and the National Advertising Review Board.