Breadcrumb by Groupon
August 2013 - Present
Leading all development and operations for Breadcrumb by Groupon, a suite of iPad point of sale
products and backend high-availability payment services.
- Breadcrumb POS allows easy point-of-sale purchasing for
spas, salons, cafes, etc. at guaranteed low rates.
- Breadcrumb PRO is restaurant POS reinvented. It includes
over 200 power features and customizations including table management, customizable menus, flexible kitchen printing,
labor tracking, and real-time reporting.
- Breadcrumb Payments for credit card processing using
existing card terminals, iPhone, Android, or computers at unbelievably low rates.
Click to see Breadcrumb PRO video:
VP, Engineering and Operations
January 2012 - April 2013
Mixr was acquired by IAC, a large public company.
Led development, QA and technical operations for iOS, Android and
Facebook apps, along with web sites and services for over 12 million members.
Introduced highly agile processes which allowed the team to deliver real user value early and often.
Drove development of new Mixr iOS app
which brings real-time group
interactions to virtual, 3D-like environments such as clubs and cafes. Users customize
their avatar, dance with others, visit a “photo booth” to take pictures of their avatar
in virtual or real backdrops and earn “Cred“ used to purchase items and skills.
Click to see Mixr app:
VP, Engineering and Operations
November 2010 - September 2011
Led development and technical operations for our cloud-based services handling over
300,000 VoIP calls and over 800,000 SMS messages a day.
Managed development of the popular
Line2 app for iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch,
and Android with over 1.5M downloads.
This app provides a full featured professional second phone line with carrier-grade texting and HD audio quality.
Led the creation of new native iPad and Android versions of the Line2 iPhone app.
Line2 has won numerous awards, including:
- First place in the Mobile Apps Showdown at CES 2011.
- Top Ten Must Have Apps by David Pogue of the New York Times
- Top 100 Most Brilliant Ideas of 2010 by Entrepreneur magazine.
Click to see Line2 HD for iPad (also available for iPhone and Android):
Director, Software Development
Citrix Online, Division of Citrix Systems Inc.
December 2007 - June 2010
Headed up engineering for
applications with over 100 million users last year.
- Created new mobile apps for iPhone, iPad
and BlackBerry, as well as Flash, while driving Windows, Mac and Linux
native client development.
- Led initiatives to convert entire development organization from heavy “waterfall”
process to Agile (specifically Scrum).
Click to see a sampling of GoToMeeting mobile and desktop apps my team created:
VP, Software Development
March 2006 - December 2007
Hired team and created a web-based SaaS merchandising information exchange
and a mobile inspection app service.
- Led creation of a web site that allows suppliers, distributors, retailers
and sales reps to consolidate merchandising information within a permissions-based
dynamic repository shared with partner companies throughout the retail value chain.
- Designed and implemented a mobile
inspection solution for Windows Mobile devices. Users create an
inspection form on the web by dragging-and-dropping fields (using
AJAX). Inspectors in the field synchronize wirelessly to get the
latest routes and forms and to upload completed inspections.
m2vc was awarded:
Click to see m2vc Merchandising Information Exchange product brief (PDF):
Director, Software Development
November 2001 - March 2006
My entire development team joined Oracle following the
acquisition of our startup Indicast.
- Led integration of Indicast’s patented
voice platform technologies
into the OracleMobile Application Server Wireless platform.
- Managed development of a new XForms processor as a plug-in to web browsers on
mobile devices for use by the US Census. XForms
(a predecessor of HTML5 forms) includes client-side operations such as field
validation and local storage. Added facilities for automatic management of
- Led team to design and build Oracle’s first RFID and barcode platform for
December 1999 - November 2001
Company acquired by Oracle
to get our technology and the development team that created it.
Founding member of the executive team. Hired the entire development team and built
a robust and highly scalable speech-driven audio news and information service with paying customers.
Service presents pre-recorded audio content including Wall Street Journal Report, ABC News, AP News,
weather, real-time sports scores, traffic, flight times and lifestyle content, consisting of
2,000 topics. The service also includes voice-activated dialing, email and
voice driving directions.
- Alltel (regional wireless carrier with over 12 million subscribers)
tested our service against BeVocal (now the On Demand division of Nuance) in a three-month
trial of hundreds of customers. The competition had over three times our staff, over ten
times our funding and a year’s head start. We won the trial and were the
unanimous choice of Alltel’s senior management.
- First voice portal to sign a deal with a wireless service provider.
- Co-inventor of three of the technology architecture patents
from this work.
Senior Technologist, Office of the Chief Technology Officer
January 1995 - December 1999
Reporting directly to the CTO, led development teams, performed research and analysis
for current and future products, created prototypes for feasibility studies and market
validation, pursued relevant advanced technologies, led technology due diligence for
M&A activities and regularly reported to the Executive Management team.
Responsibilities included leading the technology due diligence for the successful
$450M acquisition of Discreet Logic (now part of Autodesk
& Entertainment Solutions), a high-end film and video special effects and non-linear
editing products company. Their products have been used on all Best Picture
Academy Award® nominated films for the past ten years. The division has
exceeded all goals for revenue growth.
Manager of Component Technology, Database Division
Managed a team of engineers developing AutoCAD drawing database features. Also
led the design and implementation of a prototype advanced CAD product.