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Visionary, innovative, persistent and hands-on Technology Executive [EM1]with demonstrated aptitude for developing world class organizations from the ground floor, recruiting and managing high-performing teams of technologists, and designing technology solutions with a multi-faceted understanding of a productÕs growth potential. Outstanding interpersonal skills for building cohesive teams. Dynamic and flexible with the ability to fill in as a Principal Engineer when the need arises. Holder of multiple patents and published author.

Areas of Expertise:


Senior Director Product Software Engineering

• Released a major new Over the Top Television (appleTV,FireTV,etc) product on time for the first time in the group’s history. • Reduced employee turnover from 30% in the previous 6 months to 2% in the first year. • Doubled production delivery cadence by pushing autonomy and decision making into the individual contributor level, removing unnecessary process and bureaucracy overburden.

Chief Technology Officer (CTO)

2015 - 2018; SUNLIGHT PAYMENTS, INC., Bellevue, WA

Lead technological functions for a Gates backed startup venture with a mandate to solve the problems facing NGOs in funding philanthropic projects in developing countries.


2011 - 2015; AFINIATE, INC., Washington DC.

Co-founded and served as the chief executive responsible for technology acquisition and development along with recruiting and managing of engineering staff.

Manager Architect

2012 - 2013; FIVE9, INC., San Ramon, CA

Architected and managed the development of Five9Õs next-generation distributed telephony platform. Designed technologies useful for identifying potential problems in data centers before outages and alert human operators to take preventive measures.

Senior Software Engineer

2013 - 2015;, Seattle, WA

Third hire in a new Amazon organization for distributed systems expertise and track record of driving greenfield projects. Responsible for creating a real-time, distributed gaming system and scaling the organization.

Senior Software Engineer

2010 - 2011; eCD Market, Chicago IL

Helped build a new trading exchange designed to bring efficiency and liquidity to the Certificates of Deposit market.

Senior Software Engineer

2008 - 2010; PEAK6 Investments LP, Chicago IL

Started a greenfield High-Frequency Trading system and organized the team and infrastructure for its support. Designed and implemented an low level trading system with design concessions to optimize for vertical vs. horizontal scaling requirements. Provided resources to Quantitative Analysts and Traders to leveraged this system.

Software Development Engineer

*2004 - 2008; AMAZON.COM, Seattle, WA

Launched a project to reduce recruiting costs by using machine learning techniques to automate aspects of human interaction in the process.

Senior Programmer Analyst

2001 - 2004; STERLING HEALTHCARE, INC., Raliegh-Durham, NC


1999 - 2001; MCCORMACK & ASSOCIATES, INC., Charlotte, NC.

Database Administrator

1996 - 1999; UNIVERSAL SOLUTIONS, INC., Winston-Salem, NC



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