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In my position running the Leadership Advisory team at Brixey & Meyer, I bring to clients and audiences the lessons I've learned from my experiences as a collegiate & professional quarterback on the football field and a leader who "climbed the ladder" in the corporate world. Beyond my own experiences, I have collected learnings from conversations with hundreds of the most accomplished and fascinating leaders and performers in the world on The Learning Leader Show.

Whether from an event stage, in your podcast player, over a video chat, or in writing, I love sharing the lessons I've collected with learning leaders all over the world.

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Discipline

Under the mentorship of great coaches, I first learned the value of preparation, practice, resiliency, and study as a quarterback for Centerville (OH) High School.
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Competition

For two years at Miami University (OH), I battled head-to-head for the starting quarterback job against future 1st round pick and likely Hall of Famer, Ben Roethlisberger. After ultimately losing out, I learned a lesson that still defines me today: "Sometimes you can do everything within your power, and it simply isn't good enough. How you choose to handle that adversity is what matters most.”
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Adversity

After transferring, I spent my last two years of college as the starting quarterback for Ohio University. During my Bobcat career, the struggles of losing games weighed heavily. Through the experience, I learned the responsibility of leadership to persevere in the face of adversity and to continue to prepare to be excellent even when the results don't follow as hoped.
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Success

After playing a few seasons professionally in the Arena Football League, I entered the business world as an entry-level telephonic sales executive for LexisNexis. By applying the lessons learned of disciplined preparation, spirited competition, and overcoming adversity, I made my mark in sales earning multiple Circle of Excellence awards. Promotions to Sales Manager and Segment Director followed. I ultimately served as Vice President of North American Sales for Elsevier, a division of RELX (and sister company of LexisNexis).

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Impact

Professionally restless for a new learning opportunity, I found myself sharing a dinner table with Todd Wagner, business partner of Mark Cuban, in the fall of 2014.


As I heard the story of how Todd and Mark built Broadcast.com and sold it to Yahoo! (for $5.7B), I wish I had recorded the conversation for later learning. That's when the idea for starting a podcast was born. With a podcast, I would have a reason for other excellent leaders to want to have conversations with me, and those recorded learnings could be shared with others as well.


I recorded my first conversation of The Learning Leader Show that November.

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Time to Go ALL IN!

Once again a new idea was born out of sharing a meal with an incredible business leader.

This time, the business leader was Doug Meyer, founder and Managing Director of Brixey & Meyer, and the idea was far more radical: leave my job as a VP of Sales for a multinational corporation, join Brixey & Meyer, lead its new Leadership Advisory practice, and make The Learning Leader Show my full-time job.

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It Begins and Ends With Family

The biggest achievements of my life have happened since my wife, Miranda, and I became a team: professional success, being a Dad again, launching The Learning Leader Show, and leaving the corporate world to do what I love full time. I am 100% certain that none of that happens without her.

We feel an immense responsibility to model the right behaviors for our daughters. They carefully watch what we do. How we treat each other. How we treat others. This crew is my WHY. I want them to grow up knowing that if they follow their genuine intellectual curiosity, anything is possible. The only way to authentically teach that is to live that. And that is what we try to do.