Experienced CTO. Industry Expert in Ecommerce, Targeted Marketing, Engineering, and WordPress.   Passionate about UX, AI, VR. Ex-Pro Surfer. 24+ Year Career.

Award-Winning Career Highlights

Download Resume (November 2018)

Career Passions: Personalized user experiences (UX), innovations in mobile (Google AMP), ecommerce, targeted marketing, virtual reality (VR), artificial intelligence (AI).

Startup CEO: Founder and CEO of SocialSimple: Targeting marketing SaaS product for personalized user experiences (UX) via social graph analytics and complex data mining algorithms. Company acquired by NBC (2010).

Experienced Leadership: Managed and lead small to large teams of Engineering, QA, Marketing, Creative. Hired 130+ staff.

Corporate Executive: Executive leadership of departments and teams. Improved project efficiencies, reduced costs, improved technology processes, and the online user experiences (UX).

Agency Executive: Managed and lead agency portfolio of client projects (100+ clients) and the technology/design teams for digital/print agencies.

Certified PMP: Worked on over 300+ Projects. Strongly embrace the Project Management Professional creed of delivering projects… “On-Time, On-Budget.”

LinkedIn Endorsements: Ecommerce, SEO, Web Development, Entrepreneurship, Social Media, Design, Project Management.

Chief Architect: Verizon: Lead “Enterprise 2.0” corporate initiative and projects to improve the user experiences (UX) throughout the corporate enterprise.

Award-Winning Engineer: Miva Merchant: Industry leading ecommerce platform w/ API (500,000+ installations). ― Used by Honeywell, eBay, PayPal, Foursquare, Dell, Taylor Swift.

Hands-On Coding: HTML5/CSS3/JavaScript (25 yrs), Web Services/API (20 yrs), PHP (17 yrs), WordPress/Drupal (13 yrs), MySQL, more…

Shark Tank*: Callbacks from ABC (twice) for an in-person pitch to ABC Producers for the Shark Tank TV show (2016 & 2018). * = made the shortlist, not the show (yet).

Professional Athlete: Ex-Pro Surfer for Rusty Surfboards (1992-1993). Captain of the San Diego Surf Team. Lead the team from ranked #19 to #2 in California in one year.