Brooklyn based and LA bred, Jesse loves piano karaoke, cheeseburger clubs and doing things in mass.
Powered by a life-long passion for community leadership and bringing people together, Jesse creates experiences that deepen human connection and strengthen self-expression.
Jesse started his career in 2005 as a Sophomore at NYU when he co-founded Cantora, a record-label-turned-venture-studio where he signed GRAMMY® award-nominated bands like MGMT, advised The Wu-Tang Clan’s GZA, developed live experiences with Frank Sinatra Enterprises and invested in startups through what TIME called "a music-culture-cool tech fund."
Experimenting with community building outside of the music business, in 2013 Jesse created the Cyclones - a social bicycling club that unifies members through large group bike rides to secret destinations. In 2014 it yielded the 'Cyclones Bike Share', a social-impact arm that creates bike share programs and bike shops for students and women in rural Tanzania.
In 2015, Jesse started a new career when he founded The Big Quiet - a mass meditation movement known for bringing together thousands of people for mass meditations at world landmarks like Madison Square Garden, the top of the World Trade Center, the San Francisco World's Fair and Atlanta's Fox Theater - and the social meditation community Medi Club, known for it's monthly gatherings and weekly real-talk circles held in 20+ different neighborhoods throughout NYC.
Jesse speaks about community leadership and modern mindfulness at conferences and Fortune 500 companies like Google, American Express and Ford. He's consulted for community-driven organizations like MNDFL, Sweetgreen and The Assemblage, and his work has been covered by press outlets like the New York Times, Vice, Vogue, Fast Company and the Wall Street Journal.