Founder, Store Locator Plus®; Charleston SC — 2012-Present
A successful freemium locator plugin and SaaS application using WordPress as an application foundation.
- Intimately involved in every aspect of product launch, maintenance, and development
- Contributor to WordPress Core and Documentation
- Corporate-level WordCamp sponsor for Atlanta, Charleston, and Orlando
Chief Technology Officer, Akamai Innovations; Monterey CA — 2017-Present
Managing Information Technology and Research & Development for a medical marketing company in Monterey CA.
- Stabilized technology assets after sudden departure of prior CTO
- Implemented modern security standards across entire technology stack
- Improved service reliability standards for backup and scalability
- Manage a team of remote IT and R&D workers
Technical Writer, Skyword; Boston MA — 2017-2019
Technical writer for Skyword.
- Contracted to write several articles per month about Jetpack
- Wrote user-friendly introductions to complex technical topics
Co-Founder, Cyber Sprocket Labs; Charleston SC — 2005-2012
Founder of a developers-for-hire business that grew from 2 people to 20 people in less than 5 years.
- $3.5M in annual contracts with organizations and companies that included:
- US Air Force
- Billboard Magazine
- Tommy Hilfiger
- USA Football
- Multiple Charleston area small business clients
Co-Founder, ProActive Web Marketing; Marblehead MA — 1992-2005
Pioneer in eCommerce and affiliate marketing. Cited technology expert in nationally recognized media including New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and Inc. Magazine.
- Launched The Lobster Net – Time Magazine Best of Online Shopping 1992 & 1993
- eCommerce properties highlighted in national media including
- Time Magazine
- Good Morning America
- Successful exit of The Lobster Net for just under $1M
- Architect of clear pixel tracking for affiliate sales
- Traded pixel tracking tech to Click Trade, which was acquired by Microsoft
- Architect of PostgreSQL Handler for perl
- Cited contributor to mod_apache and mod_ssl Apache libraries
Contract Technical Consultant, Multiple Corporations — 1992-1993
Worked on a contract basis for multiple companies performing software engineering, system security and analysis, and reverse engineering of industrial robotics technology.
- Reverse engineered production line communications and instruction protocols for Kraft Foods, Oak Lawn IL
- Implemented X11 graphical interfaces for instrumentation on production systems for Rich Foods
- Local Ethernet architecture and installation for multiple Boston area companies including Multisoft.
Senior Software Engineer, Recital Corporation; Danvers MA — 1987-1992
Promoted through the ranks — technical support representative, software engineer, lead software engineer & architect.
- Architect of founding principles behind Soundex() SQL function
- Lead engineer for multiple point releases of 4GE and RDBMS
- Discovered and patched critical Unix NFS-share locking bug on HP/UX
- Senior on-site analyst for large clients including:
- ADP Payroll
- Kimberly Clark
- Telefonica, Madrid
System Administrator, Cognos Corporation; Burlington MA — 1986-1987
Promoted from Computer Operator I to System Administrator. Managed multiple high-volume HP/UX servers, trained employees, installed desktop OS and applications during initial launch of Microsoft Windows.
- Certified in HP/UX systems management
- Accepted to Microsoft Beta and Product Review group for initial Windows release
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