I solve the pain smaller companies encounter transitioning from the first engineers to scaling the team and introducing process. As I grow the team, I retain those valuable original team members, implement light agile processes, and create an open supportive culture. For larger teams, I help instill startup aggressiveness and attitude.
I started my career as a software engineer working on compilers and debuggers, moving to OS kernel code and drivers. I’m now focused on growing and retaining great teams while building complex high-availability web services and mobile apps leveraging technologies such as Node, Rails, Redis, Android Java, Objective-C/Swift, and SQL and NoSQL databases.
I’ve sold two startups to public companies. I also enjoy “paying it forward” by advising some exciting technology companies.
In my spare time, I enjoy sailing, hiking, and classic films. I also love architectural and industrial design, including mechanical watches and beautiful cars
Connecting brands with on-demand talent to solve the biggest problems in the consumer goods industry.
Platform allows companies—from seed stage to pre-IPO—to manage equity electronically.
Bootstrapped a company building Loyalty App and related Bluetooth beacon technologies.
Led all engineering and test teams in San Francisco, building a visionary “merchant OS” platform for managing the operation of small businesses.
Acquired by Match.com 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.
Line2 app provides a real second phone number for sending and receiving calls and SMS/MMS. Reduced outages by over 50%. Created both Android and designed-for-iPad apps. Grew service to over 300,000 VoIP phone calls and over 800,000 text messages a day.
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 agile methodology rollout across entire organization.
Hired a local engineering team and took the development of our web-based SaaS merchandising information exchange in-house. Created new mobile inspection app with dynamic forms created by drag and drop on the Web. Forms and data synchronized wirelessly in the field.
My entire development team joined Oracle following the acquisition of Indicast (see below).
Founders’ first hire. Built engineering team and created a speech-driven all-audio news and information service. Co-inventor of three of the technology architecture patents from this work.
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.
Prism uses advanced computer vision technology and machine intelligence to extract data from video to transform your business.
Technologies my teams have employed: