T.J. Berry has built a career at the intersection of technology, media, business, and design. Prior to founding Climax, he developed new products for leading companies in Silicon Valley and Hollywood and led customer development for a VC-backed consumer transportation startup, where he focused on elevating the car rental experience for business travelers. Before that, he managed new programs for The Aspen Institute and the International Myeloma Foundation and developed new television programs and digital strategies for HBO and other television networks -- positioning comedy as a platform for social commentary.
Motivated to become a more adaptable contributor to high-growth startups, he studied business, engineering, and design at Carnegie Mellon University, where he earned his master’s degree in Integrated Innovation for Products and Services. Originally from Texas, he received his Bachelor of Arts at The University of Texas at Austin.