Experienced CTO. Industry Expert in Ecommerce, Targeted Marketing, Engineering, and WordPress.   Passionate about UX, AI, VR. Ex-Pro Surfer. 23+ Years Career.

Drupal Experience (13+ years). Go Beyond The Framework. DrFurhman.com (health) Verizon, Enterprise 2.0 Verizon - Portfolio (20+ Projects) DEED (app) - CTO SocialSimple - CEO (ecommerce) Comcast Partners Portal ViaSat - Portfolio (30+ Projects) CoxBlue.com (portal) Bundoo.com (health)

Management Experience (20+ years). Listen, Learn, then Lead.

Throughout my career I have had the pleasure to lead some great teams and be a mentor to top-talent individuals. I have lead teams as a CEO/Founder of a technology startup (which was acquired by NBC), a CTO of a digital agency, a Director in corporate, and Project Manager (Certified PMP). Managed large to smalls teams of Engineers, Creative, Marketers, and QA.

I am passionate about building and leading teams of top-talent. It’s better to be a small team of people who are passionate and who have a drive and desire to excel vs a large team of status-quo contributors. It’s my job and duty as a Manager to help my team be the best they can be and more. Be a Coach, not a Dictator.

When leading a new team/project I take the “Listen, Lean, then Lead” approach (learned from Darian Pasterski).

Team Management Experience (Consulting & FTE).

Social Simple, LLC (ecommerce startup) – 2008-2010
CEO/Founder
business, technology, development, product/project management, marketing, P&L.
managed team of 8 (+ offshore).
company acquired by NBC.

Hitachi, Ltd (corporate) – 2008
Director
business, technology, development, project management (10+ projects).
managed team of 70 (+ offshore).

Adoptive (brand agency) – 2011-2012
Chief Technology Officer (CTO)
business, technology, development, product/project management (10+ projects).
managed team of 4 (+ offshore).

Verizon Communications (corporate) – 2010
Chief Architect
business, technology, development, project management (10+ projects).
managed team of 25 (+ offshore).

Modern Postcard (print agency) – 2007-2008
Director
business, technology, development, project management (40+ clients/projects).
managed team of 15 (+ offshore).

Interactivate, Inc. (digital agency) – 2008
Director
business, technology, development, project management (100+ clients/projects), P&L.
managed team of 25.

ViaSat, Inc. (print agency) – 2005-2007
Sr. Manager
business, technology, development, project management (10+ projects).
managed team of 5 (+ offshore).

Impact Networking (corporate) – 2017
Director
business, technology, development, marketing, product/project management (30+ projects), P&L.
Managed team of 6 (+ offshore).

DEED (tech startup) – 2018
CTO/Executive consultant
business, technology, development, product/project management, marketing.
managed team of 2.

TheMighty.com (health startup) – 2016
CTO/Executive consultant
business, technology, development, project management.
managed team of 3.

TheWrap.com (news startup) – 2015
CTO/Executive consultant
business, technology, development, project management.
managed team of 3.

San Diego Surf Team (athletics) – 1993-1994
Team Captain
improved team from #12 to #2 ranked team in California.
coached/managed team of 12.

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