Van is a business innovation expert focused on high-value advisory with digital innovation and technology solutions providing accelerated results.
As an experienced founder, technologist, maker, thinker, and explorer, Van approaches work and play with passion and experimentation by utilizing what he has learned to deliver exceptional experiences that connect with people – just like you.
Over the past 20 years, since Van created his first online community for his friends’ biking adventures, Van has been obsessed with digital technology and innovation. Van has been an avid passionate entrepreneur launching startup companies, a full-service agency, and a venture studio, delivering results for startups to multi-million-dollar global enterprises within the health, wellness, fashion, fintech, entertainment, and industrial sectors.
"Life Is Like Riding a Bicycle. To Keep Your Balance You Must Keep Moving"
- Albert Einstein
Van has been happily married to his wife, Cortney for the past 6 years and together since meeting in their High School Spanish class. They have recently welcomed their son to their family, along with their two dogs. Photography has always been his long-term passion and in 2018, he was promoted to his son’s staff photographer. Van enjoys adventures and a cycling enthusiast from mountain biking the Sierra Nevada to his wife joining him for a 180-mile tour from Reno, Nevada to Chico, California being their most notable shared touring experience yet. Van is based in Reno, Nevada and seeks to make a meaningful difference daily. Additionally, Van volunteers with Tahoe-Pyramid Trail and a Board of Advisor for The Frank N. Bender Center for Applied Logistics Management at Truckee Meadows Community College.