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Chachi Kruel

Senior Software Developer

Sr Software Development Manager at Amazon -- Looking for crazy smart people to build innovative new products

Irvine, California

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Chachi Kruel's Work Experience

About.com

Senior Software Developer

April 2000 to February 2005

Greater New York City Area

Bank of America

System Administrator

October 1999 to March 2000

Greater Atlanta Area

EarthLink

Research Engineer

March 1996 to October 1997

Greater Atlanta Area

Chachi Kruel's Education

St. Francis College

Philosophy, Mathematics

Georgia Institute of Technology

Computer Science

Clayton State University

Computer Science

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About.com

Recruited by the CTO to transition the Company’s technology platform to UNIX. Reduced publishing times from 30-minutes to 2-seconds across three data centers. Increased revenue by 5% using big data technology. Single-handedly migrated the company from Microsoft Exchange to an open source email platform which improved delivery times to employees and end users by 600-fold.

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Senior Software Developer @ About.com Recruited by the CTO to transition the Company’s technology platform to UNIX. Reduced publishing times from 30-minutes to 2-seconds across three data centers. Increased revenue by 5% using big data technology. Single-handedly migrated the company from Microsoft Exchange to an open source email platform which improved delivery times to employees and end users by 600-fold. From April 2000 to February 2005 (4 years 11 months) Greater New York City AreaSystem Administrator @ Bank of America Extended and supported Bank of America's email system for 30K+ employees and achieved 100% availability within my first few weeks. From October 1999 to March 2000 (6 months) Greater Atlanta AreaResearch Engineer @ EarthLink As a beta tester of Windows 95 and customer of MindSpring, drafted documentation on establishing a native TCP/IP connection to the Internet through MindSpring and sent this to the Company as there was none available. Was immediately recruited by the VP, Customer Service and joined as a Tech Support Representative. Promoted to Research Engineer after 3 months. Designed the user interface for version 3.0 of MindSpring’s software — the end-user product that provided a single-click direct connection to the Internet. From March 1996 to October 1997 (1 year 8 months) Greater Atlanta AreaDevices and Digital Initiatives - Senior Software Development Manager @ Amazon Building new, awesome, super secret products and services.Want to invent and create the future? We're hiring! Irvine, CAAlexa Gadgets - Senior Software Development Manager @ Amazon Managed the development efforts for Echo Buttons, the first Alexa Gadget, and other Alexa Gadgets features and services.re:Invent 2017 and 2018 speaker (Chalk Talks and Workshops) From June 2017 to November 2018 (1 year 6 months) Irvine, CAExecutive Technology Consultant/Owner @ The Think Group, LLC Executive technology consulting services including: - CTO/CIO/CDO leadership- Startup prototype development, fundraising, business strategy- M&A due diligence and integration- Organizational development and effectiveness- Product development management Greater Salt Lake City AreaBoard Member @ The Doan Group Insurance appraisal services for national public and private insurance companies (doan.com)Recruited by the CEO to join the newly created Board of Advisors to help the Company define growth strategies. Provide advisement and recommendations on market opportunities, partnerships, product development, and business reporting. Greater Atlanta AreaChief Technology Officer @ Experticity Influencer marketing SaaS provider for consumer product brands (experticity.com).Recruited by the CEO to transform Engineering into a high performing team in order to restart product and feature development, create unique IP, and release new and highly engaging products and services.Designed and deployed an organizational effectiveness strategy that resulted in a 400% increase in the number of releases of new product features, services, and capabilities.Established talent and performance management processes to attract and hire top talent and to restructure the Engineering org for success. Increased the size of the Engineering org by 32% with 86% retention and at 25% under budget in 7 months.Devised a real-time machine learning fraud detection system that reduced checkout fraud from 7% to 0.4% in just 30-days and saved four Tier 1 clients.In 3 months, greatly improved and expanded business and product reporting from every 6 hours to less than 5 minutes.Unified the Company's competing products and services into a new singular product reducing marketing expenses by 50%.Migrated to Amazon Web Services (AWS) and delivered business continuity, disaster recovery, and monitoring. Subsequently optimized usage and vigorously reduced monthly costs by 50% in 3 months. From April 2015 to December 2016 (1 year 9 months) Salt Lake City, UTVP Information Platform Services @ Ask.com Charged with delivering new business opportunities through content development platforms and services to generate significant increases in revenue and profitability while improving the Company’s technology assets.Assembled and managed a quick-to-market technology team that in 6-months developed turnkey products generating $100M in additional yearly revenue.Reorganized multiple, disparate development teams into highly functional and productive organizations around specializations and responsibilities. From February 2014 to March 2015 (1 year 2 months) Oakland, CAVP Quality Intelligence @ Ask.com Recruited by the CTO to refocus teams of data scientists, natural language processing scientists, data analysts, and linguists to improve the relevancy of search results across all products and services.Transformed project management and development processes resulting in 24 products and new R&D efforts in 8 months — a 60-fold increase.Partnered with Legal and Business Development by conducting technology due diligence for several M&A opportunities.Headed strategic technology planning for multiple business units (Search, Content, International).Architected solutions designed for broad usage and minimization of silos and tech debt. From January 2013 to January 2014 (1 year 1 month) Oakland, CAVP Technology and Product @ ConsumerSearch Role was expanded to include Product in order to develop additional products to generate new and diversified revenue streams.Envisioned and realized a new, innovative technology product that used natural language processing on the full Twitter firehose to find questions in Tweets and respond with links to publisher content. Achieved a 42-fold increase in click-through rate (CTR) compared to Twitter Ads.Transitioned ownership of Product and Technology to Ask.com leadership following IAC’s acquisition of About.com and offer to join as their VP, Quality Intelligence. From January 2012 to December 2012 (1 year) Greater New York City AreaVP Technology @ ConsumerSearch Following ConsumerSearch’s acquisition by The New York Times Company, promoted to oversee all aspects of technology, significantly grow revenue, and contribute additional EBITDA for the parent company.Doubled revenue and EBITDA in less than 2-years by improving customer engagement, CTR, conversion, and monetization.Assembled a team of top-talent software engineers to build a scalable, enterprise-level version of Drupal that reduced page load time by 90% and increased editorial productivity by 200%. ConsumerSearch.com was the largest trafficked Drupal site on the Internet following the migration. From July 2007 to December 2012 (5 years 6 months) New York, NYVP Technology @ Lifewire.com Built and developed a team of top talent local and remote engineers in North America to realize the prototype into a production platform.Open sourced several Drupal modules which were subsequently used by hundreds of thousands of websites around the world. From January 2006 to June 2007 (1 year 6 months) Greater New York City AreaDirector Technology @ Lifewire.com Co-Founded a media publishing startup within The New York Times that delivered unique, custom, high-quality content to Top 20 websites including CNN and Weather.com.Developed the technology prototype in 6-months that enabled two full-time editors to manage hundreds of freelance writers and assignments. Promoted after delivery of prototype. From June 2005 to December 2005 (7 months) New York, NYSenior Developer @ Cox Media Group Transitioned traditional content platforms (print, television, and radio) for COX media properties to the Web. Connected wire service satellite feeds, live video of local events, and state-of-the-art weather systems to the Internet. Developed the first ever reader commenting platform for news websites. From October 1997 to October 1999 (2 years 1 month) Greater Atlanta Area


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