In the last sixteen years, I have worked within a broad spectrum of the technology field. At Veoh, we
pioneered online video and behavioral advertising. I've built and maintained four world-class software
engineering teams at Veoh.com, Active.com, Verve.com, and CoreStrengths.com. I worked as a go-between,
functioning as the integral link between the company executive needs and the technological development segment
of the team. I have facilitated the companies vision and the technological expertise required, into a
functioning and successful end products.
At the beginning of my career as an individual contributor, I used ambition and quick to act strengths to
become a technical expert that can promptly deliver features. At a certain point, I realized I could use my
ambition and my ability to articulate product direction to lead other engineers.
The employee-manager relationship is a two-way road. Both entities are attempting to increase their value.
If you can intertwine the employee's career goals with the business goals you can create a long-lasting
I keep in mind that employees
don't leave companies, they leave managers.
At my current position at Core Strengths, we provide Relationship Intelligence (RQ) platform and
training that helps with self-awareness and making interactions more effective. I use these tools in my
everyday interactions and employee one-on-ones.
Product and Project Management
I work with entrepreneurs and executives to define the what, when, and why of the product. I use my past
adventures in User Experience, Technology, and Business to build a product vision and strategy.
I have worked with many styles of project management over the years and enjoy Agile Teams the most because of
the focus on delivering customer value early and often. I have played the role of an individual contributor,
scrum master, and product owner.
Full-stack Web Development
landscape of frameworks. I started my journey with Vanilla JS and was inspired by Douglas Crockford's work at
yahoo. I am currently using React, ReactNative, and Angular in my production applications.
Ruby on Rails: My journey started with the initial release in 2005. Since then it has been
the prominent backend language used in most of my production applications.
SQL: Over the past 10 years I have designed and optimized operational databases with MySQL,
PostgreSQL, and ElasticSearch. In some situations, I have used specialized engines and sharding to achieve the
desired performance. I have also designed data warehouses and data lakes with Redshift, Snowflake, Athena,
MapReduce, Pig, Hive, and Apache Spark.
DevOps: I have been working with AWS since it's conception and I'm inspired by their rate of
innovation. I have experience in managing web applications, services, and big data workloads on AWS EMR. I
subscribe to the idea of "Infrastructure as Code" and utilize CloudFormation and Terraform.
Experience and Design: One of my core skills that were developed at The Art Institute of San
Diego and mastered at Aviatech advertising agency.
iOS & Android: I built and managed off-shore teams for Verve's white label news
application. At the time we had over 500 apps currently in the app store. I have a deep knowledge of location
services and beacon technologies. More recently I have moved into Swift and ReactNative.
Privacy & Compliance
GDPR & CCPA: In 2016 my innovations team at Verve started researching GDPR to understand how it would change our audience building
capabilities. We discovered a significant impact on our global digital advertising platform and in May of
2018, I decided to move away from AdTech.
At Core Strengths, I leveraged my experience and contacts to obtain GDPR and PrivacyShield compliance. At this time we are now planning for the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA).
Third-Party Risk Management & Compliance: At Core Strengths, I am responsible for creating all IT Policies,
compliance, and third-party risk management assessments. I'm utilizing OneTrust to measure and plan our
compliance for GDPR, CCPA, and ISO-27001.
Please contact me via linkedin.