I grew up in a small village in the French Alps, surrounded by nature, perspective, and calm. I fell into technology early, coded websites, started a web radio, joined Google at 20, and later built several tech companies.
Throughout this time, I've been searching for balance between a need to connect - to learn, share, grow, create in new ways - and a need to disconnect - to walk in nature, read, play guitar, laugh with friends or be present with family.
In 2020, I founded Opal to help others like myself achieve balance (its helps that I'm a Libra ⚖️).
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Prior to Opal, I learned and grew in a number of ways as a product manager, founder and human:
I (still) love to follow and support emerging visual artists because I think they are one of the greatest sources of inspiration today. I was named in the Art+Auction Magazine's Power 100 List in recognition of my contribution to innovation in the global art market through ArtList.
I received my master’s degree in finance and strategy and a BA in Political Science from Sciences Po Paris. I spent the rest of my life learning to think like an engineer.
My wife Alexi Jenis-Schlenker, our son Micah currently share our time between Paris and NYC, with frequent visits to the Alps and LA.
Below are a few more specifics and illustrations from my experience.
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