Growing up, I started my career in a family business with my immigrant parents and brothers in Montreal, Canada.
Over the next forty-plus years, my business experience became further grounded in many facets of executive management, including roles as President & CEO, Chief Financial Officer, Chief Operating Officer, Attorney, and CPA with private and public companies.
In addition to having been in private practice working with couples in La Jolla, California, my clinical experience has included working as a psychotherapist with both the Departments of Psychiatry at the University of California, San Diego and at the Veterans Health Administration, San Diego.
In this most recent phase of my career, I have been applying all of the above experiences to advise private businesses, partnerships, families, and boards. My emphasis has been on the resolution of conflict among and between business owners, particularly where there is a convergence of strong negative emotions and significant economic stakes. Bet the company stuff.
My formal education includes a Juris Doctor from the University of San Diego School of Law, a Masters in Marriage and Family Therapy from the University of San Diego School of Leadership and Education Sciences, a Diploma in Public Accounting from McGill University School of Graduate Studies, and a Bachelor of Commerce in Accounting and Finance from the McGill University School of Management.
Professionally, I am licensed in California as a CPA (inactive), an attorney (inactive), and a Marriage and Family Therapist.