Accomplished Chief Technology Officer and technology leader with over 13 years of experience leading agile product development, web and mobile development, and internal IT teams at startup companies and established organizations. Proven track record of conceptualizing and delivering innovative, high visibility, highly scalable products and technology used by millions of people, daily. Expert in recruiting, team building,
Accomplished Chief Technology Officer and technology leader with over 13 years of experience leading agile product development, web and mobile development, and internal IT teams at startup companies and established organizations. Proven track record of conceptualizing and delivering innovative, high visibility, highly scalable products and technology used by millions of people, daily. Expert in recruiting, team building, mentoring, and motivating cross functional teams.
Highly skilled in creating and executing the product roadmaps and formulating the overall product vision.
Specializing in: Digital Media, Product Development, Mobile App Strategy (Apple IOS, Android) Web Development, Mobile App Development, Technical Strategy, Analytics, Digital Strategy, Leadership, IT Management, New Media, Scaling System Infrastructure, Cloud-based architecture including Amazon EC2 and Amazon S3, Big Data, PHP, Mongo, MySQL, CTO, CIO, CDO
Senior Vice President, Head of Product & Technology @ As a pre-launch technical advisor (2012-2014) I was involved with hiring, technical strategy, and general media advisement. After joining full time in mid 2014 I took over leading Product and Technology including the ideation, design and execution of Ozy.com as well as the Ozy suite of mobile apps (in progress). Responsibilities also include full budget and P&L. From August 2014 to Present (1 year 3 months) San Francisco Bay AreaAdvisor @ Generally advise Ad:Tech on the content and format of the Ad:Tech conferences in NY and SF From January 2013 to January 2015 (2 years 1 month) San Francisco Bay AreaChief Technology Officer (CTO) @ As one of the original POLITICO's and technical co-founder, my job duties evolved substantially from year to year.
As CTO, I was originally responsible for: designing, architecting and developing the POLITICO.com website from the ground up including a CMS, publishing system, commenting system and all associated front end and back end support.
I'm currently responsible for the technical strategy of the company and leading a team of 40 people including executives, directors, project managers, system administrators, developers, and designers.
I've led teams involved in several startup companies including POLITICO.com, POLITICOPro.com, TBD.com, and PowerJobs.com. My team also built and continues to supports WJLA.com.
- Technical Strategy
- Creating the product roadmap
- Leading web and mobile application development
- Managing a team of 40+
- Leading internal IT, network and infrastructure
- Employee hiring, management and motivation
- Technical project management
- Infrastructure management
- Vendor selection and contract negotiation From January 2007 to August 2014 (7 years 8 months) Arlington, VAAdvisor - CIO Perspectives @ Help advise CIO Magazine about content and topics at their CIO Perspectives event in Fairfax, VA From May 2014 to June 2014 (2 months) Fairfax, VADirector of Web Development @ Perform in a director role responsible for all technical direction of the company’s 8 television station
websites. Lead small team of developers and designers through the process of all new and existing web development projects. Responsible for ensuring company website is consistently using the latest technology as it aligns with the overall business goals of the Television stations.
Responsible for managing relationships with sales managers, general managers, and web
production staff from 8 television stations spread across the country.
Managed overall redesign project for the group’s websites including RFP development, vendor
selection and project delivery.
Created new vertical in the form of website development. Led sales meetings of external website
projects for existing web hosting customers.
Developed concepts and led sales presentations to win new business.
Managed 25+ web server environment which accounted for 30-40 million page views and 3-5
million unique visitors across the group. From January 2006 to January 2007 (1 year 1 month) Arlington, VAWeb Software Manager @ Perform in a leadership role guiding a group of 7 designers and developers in multiple stages in their career. Responsible for all software development projects including requirements gathering, interacting with project stakeholders, and translating all requirements into technical documentation.
Develop and teach programming, database and design curriculum to cross train staff to improve
the overall productivity of the team.
Interact with NIH project directors to ensure overall goals of website projects are on budget, on
time, and fulfill all of the initial project requirements.
Manage multiple enterprise web and database servers to ensure 99.99% uptime
Launched Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Disorder (FASD) website redesign for NIH From February 2005 to February 2006 (1 year 1 month)