Founder, CEO & Instructor
Jesse has founded, operated and sold multiple Internet-related ventures.
Jesse started SportsMemorabilia.com, growing it from a raw domain into the world’s biggest autograph store and a Top 500 Internet Retailer. The company was sold to Fanatics, the global leader in sports merchandise.
Before that, Jesse started and ran a direct-to-consumer online skincare brand that generated $48M in revenue in the first two years. Jesse sold the company to a direct-marketing conglomerate.
Jesse is Founder & CEO of Audience.co, an outbound marketing platform featuring handwritten notes created by robots holding real pens.
Jesse is also Founder & CEO of DietSpotlight.com, a nutrition website with more than 130 million visitors and an Inc 5000 fastest-growing company in 2018.
Jesse also purchased, developed and sold category-defining domain names, including Hobbies.com, Boating.com, Yachting.com and Biking.com.
Before that, Jesse was Co-Founder and CEO of Soho Digital, a $32M digital agency with 200+ clients. He and his partners sold Soho Digital to a portfolio company of Insight Venture Partners.
Before his endeavors in the Internet, Jesse worked and lived in Tokyo for six years.
Jesse is a member of Young President’s Organization (YPO), where he was Chapter Chairman and served on the regional board.
He was also also a finalist in Retail and Consumer Products for the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year.
Jesse is an angel investor in Integral Ad Science, TMRW, Dstillery, Data.world, SKTCHY, Blanket and WhereBy.Us.
Jesse holds an MBA from The Wharton School, an MA in International Studies from the University of Pennsylvania’s Lauder Institute and a BA, with Honors, in Sociology and Asian Studies from UC Santa Barbara and Sophia University in Tokyo.