End-to-end product development
Areas of Interest (a.k.a word soup)
Product Management Design Thinking Interaction Design Usability iOS Mac OS HTML5 CSS3 Node.js HTTP Distributed Systems
My passion is building products to make life and work better.
I've spent many years writing code and wrangling technology to solve business problems. I've also had the pleasure of learning from some amazing designers while building product at Sococo, and my way of thinking has been heavily influenced by them. Its healthy to pause and make sure every pixel is absolutely necessary and easy to understand. Embrace small releases. Iterate with customer feedback.
Details and polish matter. This attitude helps me excel at front-end development. I enjoy working full stack, from database design, to fault tolerant cross platform C++, to real-time digital signal processing, to REST API design and implementation.
I think its better when ownership extends beyond artificial barriers to include "whole product." I think its effective to dive and surface, solving technology challenges with the right tools and making sure that we're laser focused on the right problems in the first place. Process and tools should serve the customer, product and builders, not the other way around. Avoid inversion of control problems.
VP, Engineering & Design — Sococo
Sococo Team Space makes your remote teams feel local. Build connected, vibrant, and engaged distributed teams through our always-on, real-time communication environment.
I am having a blast building product at Sococo. We've built an iPad and iPhone client (voice and screen share enabled), created a strong QA team, taken a data driven approach to product management decisions, revamped our messaging and product marketing, sped up and made our mission critical desktop clients and server infrastructure more reliable than ever.
Mac & Web Lead — Sococo
Served as the principal developer for web technologies, then transitioned over to build and launch the Mac desktop client. Other accomplishments include building all Sococo's internal tools for monitoring the health of our customer deployments, tracking top line metrics, and doing search engine marketing from ads to analytics.
Beautiful renderings by Matt Leacock
Director, Commercial Operations — IronRidge
I was responsible for management and delivery of our largest commercial projects, ranging from municipal power plants to large custom built rooftop systems.
I helped to direct strategy with our executive team, and managed a small team of engineers to develop products in a highly competitive industrial marketplace. I created partnerships with vendors in China and the United States to allow our business to grow. This included everything from contract negotiations and prototyping to scalable manufacturing and delivery of our products.