Congratulations! You’ve worked hard to hire the best and brightest (IQ). Now, as the team grows, interactions get complicated. You need to help them develop their emotional intelligence (EQ). As well as leading and building engineering teams, I specialize in mentoring team members to work better with others and allow their brilliance to shine.

I sold my first startup to Oracle and another to I’ve hired engineering teams from scratch, and grown other teams to over 60. I have a strong following of engineers who’d like to work with me again.

People: A servant-leader. Practices radical candor. Empowers team members. Removes obstacles. Problem solver for individuals and broken teams. Enjoys mentoring new leaders while building career paths for those who will be happiest remaining individual contributors.

Process: Pragmatic expert on agile processes, applying only those which are right for the team. Driven to deliver real value to customers at regular intervals.

Product: Partner to all PMs. Coach/Mentor to junior PMs. Believer in rigorous vetting of feature requests so that we work on only the most valuable ones.

Upbeat, engaged, biased toward action, opinionated yet happy to accept better ideas, transparent, solid communicator, and laughs regularly.


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VP, Engineering

Jyve Corporation

April 2017 - Present

Connecting brands and retailers with a pool of well-trained on-demand talent to solve the biggest problems in the consumer goods industry. Think of it as Uber for product merchandising.

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Head of Corporate Engineering


November 2016 - April 2017

Platform allows companies—from seed stage to pre-IPO—to manage equity electronically.

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VP, Engineering


June 2014 - November 2016

Bootstrapped a company building retail Loyalty Apps and related Bluetooth beacon technologies.

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VP, Engineering


August 2013 - June 2014

Formed a cohesive team from a group of acquired startups, leading all engineering and test in Groupon’s San Francisco office. Built a visionary “merchant OS” platform for managing the operation of small businesses.

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VP, Engineering and Operations

Mixr Inc.

January 2012 - April 2013

Acquired by for our ongoing business, technology, and team.

Stabilized unhappy team and helped them to refocus, remaining close friends with many. Created Mixr iOS app with personalized avatars moving through virtual, 3D-like environments such as clubs and cafes.

Click to see the Mixr app:
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VP, Engineering and Operations


November 2010 - September 2011

Line2 app provides a real second phone number for sending and receiving calls and SMS/MMS.

Reduced outages by over 50%. Added both Android and designed-for-iPad apps. Grew service to over 300,000 VoIP phone calls and over 800,000 text messages a day.

Click to see Line2 HD for iPad (also available for iPhone and Android):
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Director, Software Development

Citrix Systems Inc.

December 2007 - June 2010

Led development of GoToMeeting®, GoToMyPC®, GoToAssist® and all other remote services, used by over 100 million users. Created new apps for iPhone, iPad, and BlackBerry. Led Scrum rollout across entire organization.

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Anchor Free

September 2014 - Present

AnchorFree’s Hotspot Shield application provides secure browsing and privacy, with over 200 million downloads. Growing by more than nine million new downloads per month.

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March 2014 - Present

Prism uses advanced computer vision technology and machine intelligence to extract data from video to transform your business.


Technologies my teams have employed:

Python, Django, Postgres, React, Rails, Ruby, RoR, Node.js, Redis, iBeacon, Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE), iOS, iPhone, iPad, Android, Objective-C, Swift, Cocoa Touch, Cocos2D, SmartFoxServer, Amazon EC2, ELB, Elastic MapReduce, Hadoop, Solr, A/B Testing, C++, Linux, Apache, Perl, MySQL, memcached, beanstalk, Zenoss, Chef, ejabberd, XMPP, Mahout, Oracle, DOM, XPath, XSLT, XForms, VoiceXML, XHTML, HTML, CSS, HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript, AJAX, jQuery, Flash, ActionScript, Mac OS X, C#, VB.NET, Windows Phone, SQL Server, IIS, ASP.NET, SOAP, REST, Java, JEE


Master of Science, Computer Science; California State University, Fullerton
Bachelor of Science, Computer Science; California State University, Fullerton