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Brian Acton's Email & Phone Number

Executive Chairman @ Signal Foundation

Brian Acton's Email Addresses

a*****@yahoo.com Personal Email

Brian Acton's Phone Numbers

(213) ***-*316 Phone number

Brian Acton's Work Experience

Signal Foundation

Executive Chairman

February 2018 to Present

WhatsApp Inc.

Cofounder

November 2009 to November 2017

Yahoo! Inc.

Vice President of Engineering

January 2006 to October 2007

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Brian Acton's Education

January 1991 to January 1994

January 1990 to January 1991

January 1988 to January 1988

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About Brian Acton's Current Company

Signal Foundation

Frequently Asked Questions about Brian Acton

What company does Brian Acton work for?

Brian Acton works for Signal Foundation


What is Brian Acton's role at Signal Foundation?

Brian Acton is Executive Chairman


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Brian Acton's personal email address is a*****@yahoo.com


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Brian Acton's phone (213) ***-*316


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Brian Acton works in the Internet industry.


About Brian Acton

💼 Past Experience

Brian Acton's work experience at Signal Foundation:Brian Acton is currently a Executive Chairman at Signal Foundation in United States. Cofounder at WhatsApp Inc. from November 2009 to November 2017 (8 years 1 month) in Mountain View, California, USA. Revolutionizing Mobile Communications. Vice President of Engineering at Yahoo! Inc. from 2006 to October 2007 (1 year). Led the Advertiser and Publisher Applications Group, an organization of 300+ software engineers building frontend web applications, backend infrastructure systems, and internal tools and reports all to provide the best experience for advertisers and publishers online. Championed the use of a rapid iteration framework for fast development and release to production. Launched an innovative mobile application supporting mobile keyword advertising. Director of Engineering - Yahoo Shopping at Yahoo! from 2002 to 2002 (less than a year). Led engineering, quality assurance, and operations for Yahoo Shopping. Drove schedule and timing of the Shopping 4.0 launch which included user interface improvements and a substantial business model migration. Hired and mentored both engineers and engineering managers. Principal Software Engineer - Yahoo Shopping at Yahoo! from 1999 to 2002 (3 years). Led the Books, Music, and Video components of Yahoo Shopping. Tasks included operation and engineering for both frontend and backend components. Heavy data processing of input datasets as well as substantial design and implementation of frontend features and functionality. Senior Software Engineer - Yahoo Operations at Yahoo! from 1998 to1999 (1 year). Responsible for 24x7 operation of Yahoo websites and backend systems. Tasks included managing triage, diagnosis, and relief of troubled systems. Identified and resolved points of failure in overall systems architecture. Conducted long term planning of several systems colocations across North America. Managed domain name operations and system operations for production systems. Software Engineer - Yahoo Advertising and Data Processing at Yahoo! from 1996 to 1998 (2 years). Prototyped and built several iterations of the Yahoo Advertising system. The present day advertising system has survived for over 10 years at Yahoo and is a key part of Yahoo infrastructure and intellectual property. Also built and architected Yahoo's first data processing platform for website traffic evaluation and metrics. Senior Software Engineer - Yahoo Operations at Yahoo! from 1998 to 1999 (1 year 1 month) in Palo Alto, CA. Ported components of the PowerTalk and PowerShare software from the Motorola 68k architecture to the IBMPowerPC architecture. Coded functionality directly for the Powertalk 1.5 release including mailbox API functionality. Developed initial prototypes of internet interoperability with the PowerTalk and PowerShare. QA Engineer at Adobe from May 1994 to August 1994 (4 months). Developed test plans, test suites, and test automation for Adobe Acrobat 2.0 release. Primary coverage areas included Macintosh and AppleScript functionality. Hardware Test Engineer at Apple from May 1993 to May 1994 (1 year 1 month). Wrote software stress and accuracy tests for prototype and eventual production hardware of first generation Power Macintoshes. Test software was utilized during the manufacturing process to identify troubled hardware. Hardware coverage areas included graphics and video cards, serial and i/o controllers, memory, and sound controllers. Systems Administrator at Rockwell International from May 1992


🎓 Education

Brian Acton has a preexisting engineering background that he used to use to improve his computer science skills. Acton then attended Stanford University where he got his BS in Computer Science from in 1991. He then attended the University of Pennsylvania where he got his economics degree in 1990. He then moved on to the University of Central Florida where he got his engineering degree in 1988. These experiences have left Brian Acton able to improve aspects of his engineering skillset which have helped him later in his career as an rewarded engineer.


💡 Technical & Interpersonal Skills

Brian Acton has experience in the following fields:-Executive Chairman at Signal Foundation-Cofounder at WhatsApp Inc.-Revolutionizing Mobile Communications-Vice President of Engineering at Yahoo Inc.-led the Advertiser and Publisher Applications Group-championed the use of a rapid iteration framework for fast development and release to production-launched an innovative mobile application supporting mobile keyword advertising-Director of Engineering - Yahoo Shopping-led engineering, quality assurance, and operations for Yahoo Shopping-drove schedule and timing of the Shopping 4.0 launch which included user interface improvements and a substantial business model migration-righted wrongs during the development of Yahoo Shopping-Hired and mentored both engineers and engineering managers-Principal Software Engineer - Yahoo Shopping-led the Books, Music, andVideo components of Yahoo Shopping-tasks included operation and engineering for both frontend and backend components-heavy data processing of input datasets as well as substantial design and implementation of frontend features and functionality-senior software engineer - Yahoo Operations-responsible for 24x7 operation of Yahoo websites and backend systems-tasks included managing triage, diagnosis, and relief of troubled systems-identified and resolved points of failure in overall systems architecture-conducted long term planning of several systems colocations across North America-managed domain name operations and system operations for production systems-software engineer - Yahoo Advertising-prototyped and built several iterations of the Yahoo Advertising system-the present day advertising system has survived for over 10 years at Yahoo and is a critical part of Yahoo infrastructure and intellectual property-also built and architected Yahoo's first data processing platform for website traffic evaluation and metrics-the data processing system survived for over 10 years and grew in production volume from 4M events per day to over 5B events per day-senior software engineer - Yahoo Operations-ported components of the PowerTalk and PowerShare software from the Motorola 68k architecture to the IBM PowerPC architecture-coded functionality directly for the PowerTalk 1.5 release including mailbox API functionality-developed initial prototypes of internet interoperability with the PowerTalk and PowerShare-QA Engineer at Adobe-developed test plans, test suites, and test automation for Adobe Acrobat 2.0 release-primary coverage areas included Macintosh and AppleScript functionality-hardware Test Engineer at Apple-wrote software stress and accuracy tests for prototype and eventual production hardware of first generation Power Macintoshes-test software was utilizes during the manufacturing process to identify troubled hardware-hardware coverage areas included graphics and video cards, serial and i/o controllers, memory, and sound controllers-system administrator at Rockwell International-provide system recovery and technical support for Macintosh System 6 and System 7 users-troubleshoot and repair 10Base2 ethernet network


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Brian Acton's Ranking

Ranked #1,193 out of 23,860 for Executive Chairman in California

Brian Acton's Personality Type

Introversion (I), Sensing (S), Thinking (T), Perceiving (P)

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