LocationsSilicon Valley, CA
Route 128, MA
Silicon Alley, NY
I am a creative and analytical technologist who enjoys leveraging technology to drive business outcomes. I bring a strong aesthetic sense coupled with rich conceptual thinking abilities to the work I do. My ability to lead others and build world class teams stems from an individualized approach: the recognition that every person has different internal motivations and distinct talents. Successful teams map these internal drivers with project goals and objectives allowing team members to soar with their strengths and deliver exceptional results through their efforts.
Over the course of my career, I've lived and worked in California, Virginia, Massachusetts, and New York. Currently I consult as a technology expert to a number of companies across Silicon Valley, Silicon Alley, and Route 128. As a full stack engineer with executive leadership and marketing experience, I focus on helping startups and fortune 500 companies alike simplify their goals and product offerings to improve the likelihood of overall success. I take fees in a combination of cash and stock to ensure that I am always aligned with my clients long term interests.
I company founder multiple times over, I have held CEO, CTO, and COO positions in startups through small companies. I have also held Sr. Director roles in publicly traded companies. I have a deep understanding of fiduciary responsibility as well as the importance of revenue growth in ensuring success.
I have been a student of customer success over my entire career. At Brookeside and SalesEquity.com I worked with a multidisiplanary team of engineers, sales experts, and psychologists to develop a science based theory and predicitve model of customer loyalty. With this model we were able to influence customer retention through actions taken on their behalf which led to trusted advisor status for our clients.
Early in my career, I worked on one of the very first web application servers (WebObjects) at NeXT. As a person who helped NeXT and Apple's customers implement web applications, full stack engineering at a very detailed level was required. My skill set spans software architecture and design, data modeling, database implementation, middleware, front end tools, and the ability to manage all the engineering disciplines involved in bringing a modern day software project to fruition.
I have the ability to develop concise, clear, and effective marketing materials. Excellent marketing messages tend to drive home a single point very well. They are iconic and resonate easily with the target audience. A good recent example of the results of my leadership in this area can be seen at Symantec's CustomerONE site where we developed content targeted at the C-Suite. Each piece is designed to highlight our own experiences securing Symantec's enterprise with our own solutions.
Without a doubt the most important aspect of great team building is knowing the end goal from the start. Every successful outcome needs people with different talents, skills, and backgrounds. I have been attacting top talent and building exceptionally high performing teams for almost 3 decades now. After you know where you want to go, finding the very best people with the skills to get you there is something I can help you with immediately. If you'd like some insight on my approach you can read this post on LinkedIn.
As a long time practitioner of the Agile approach (back in the day we called it "Extreme Programming"), I believe that it is a technologists' primary priority to satisfy internal or external clients through early and continuous delivery of valuable software. It means that working software is the primary measure of progress on any project I undertake. Driven by a deep focus on simplicity--the art of maximizing the amount of work not done-- I welcome changing requirements, even late in the development cycle. After all, the Agile processes harness change for a competitive advantage on the part of the businesses we serve.