About Me

I am a technology leader, innovation advocate, systems architect, and business developer. I have helped create and grow several start-ups, yet I also have significant experience working with companies and teams of all sizes and shapes. As a software manager, I am an Agile/Scrum expert, and I believe in a bottom-up approach to leadership that will minimize management intrusion while still maintaining accountability, giving highest importance to hiring and training. As a business developer, I have experience in helping companies organize, formalize, fundraise, and prepare for rapid growth.

I am also capable of leading by example as a software engineer and architect. The majority of my work has been in the field of consumer-facing web development, big data technology, and machine learning and artificial intelligence, including computational linguistics. My passion is in building secure, highly scalable, load-tolerant services that are extensible and easy to maintain. I have experience in full-stack development, including database architecture, service-oriented design, and UI/UX best practices. I have also built scalable systems for large-scale predictive data analytics, and model building for speech recognition and natural language processing.

I wrote a book about the start-up experience: Start-up Struggles.

I have also hosted presentations related to the technology industry:
How to Hire Good Engineers (October 2013)
Development Methodologies  •  transcript (November 2015)
How Machines Learn (a crash course) (November 2016)

Lola, Amazon, NameMedia, ShapeUp, Garment Valet

BioSampleZone, BarUp, and more...

TwinCities Innovation (501c3)

Northeastern University (BS in CS)
Norwich University (MBA, Project Management)

Helium (framework)