Senior Business & Startup Advisor
Corey’s career has taken him through a few industries including media, entertainment & broadcasting, food innovation & hospitality, and most recently tech.
In media, entertainment & broadcasting, Corey grew a radio show through syndication to ten terrestrial radio stations, three cable networks, and was one of the first to broadcast on XM Satellite Radio, reaching an audience of over 250,000 daily.
He is a second-generation restaurant man, having grown up washing dishes in his father’s restaurants, eventually opening his own restaurant and nightclub, then moving on to partnering in other groups to help turn around and scale them.
He’s worked in West Michigan and in California, where he made the transition to tech as the Co-founder & COO of a meal kit company, spending nearly a year in the Bay Area scaling the team and fundraising.
All along the way, Corey’s made it a priority to have active relationships with mentors, benefiting greatly from their experience and networks. Upon his return to Michigan in the fall of 2019, he has started to dedicate a portion of his time for mentoring and coaching to give back.
He volunteers as a mentor for Innovation Central High School’s Academy of Business, Leadership & Entrepreneurship in Grand Rapids, MI, Spring GR, and most recently has been added to WeWork Food Labs’ panel of Experts who serve their portfolio of 400+ startup companies worldwide.
Corey is also the Chapter Director for Startup Grind, the largest network of tech entrepreneurs in the world, operating over 600 chapters in 125+ countries, through which he works to help develop the entrepreneur and startup ecosystem in Michigan and Great Lakes region.
- 01 – Founders & Executive Coaching
- 02 – Marketing & Communication Strategy
- 03 – Corporate Identity & Branding
- 04 – Startup Management & Team Building
- 05 – Startup Organization Development
- 01 – Business Development & Enterprise Sales
- 02 – Product Market Fit
- 03 – Market Research & Analysis
- 04 – Strategic Planning & Execution
05 – Market Benchmark Development