Notable Projects (Development)
As CTO, I have led the technology efforts at Rapport, an award and pitch winning (literally) startup in the sustainability software field. Rapport democratizes sustainability for millions of businesses around the world by providing beautiful, affordable software that helps them understand their footprint, reduce their impact, and save money.
Ipertur (MVP) (Development)
Ipertur is a software and hardware-based personal digital billboard with a telepresence solution that helps friends, family, telecommuters, and others feel connected to the people, places, and information they want.
Ever wished you lived next door to your best friend or closest relative, where all it takes to engage in live conversation is throwing open your window? With Ipertur, you can. This deeply personal social network uses your laptop, tablet, or dedicated device to create a virtual window connecting you with those closest to you. Short, silent video loops represent the glimpses you might catch through a real window, passively encouraging the live video chat Ipertur also provides. Ipertur provides a much more genuine experience than tools like Skype, reconnecting and informing us and making live video chats easy and frequent.
Ipertur also acts as a digital billboard, showing configured app content. Your friend sees your latest Flickr photos, and you see his latest Facebook post. You can see the weather forecast, calendar events, and more. Ipertur helps friends and family stay in touch, helps people monitor their home or pet remotely, and helps telecommuters be more present at work.
I joined iCentric Corporation in 2002 to lead an extensive redevelopment and modernization effort for its flagship site, DriverGuide.com, a site with a curated archive of over a million unique drivers and traffic of 400k unique users per day. I quickly rose to Chief Technology Officer and remained at the company for over 10 years, until life circumstances moved me to the other side of the country. At the largest and most popular PC support site on the planet, with hundreds of thousands of daily users and a streamlined crew of ten to thirty employees (depending on utilization of outside teams), I was able to wear just about every hat imaginable in my years at the company. From managing teams of in-house and out-of-house developers, to hands on software development, to art direction, to branding and marketing, to business relations, to employee relations, I enjoyed having the opportunity to do it all. The experience of working with and learning from the company's owner, a pioneer in the field and a true entrepreneur, was invaluable.
Two Dogs and a Sidecar (Other amazing things)