I like science and technology. I live in a creative culture. I excel at bringing people of various capabilities, personalities, and skill sets together to form a cohesive team environment, one whose value is greater than the sum of its parts. I’m not good at being bored.
I’m looking for an executive/managerial position utilizing my years of experience, network, and reputation, to help build and grow a thriving culture of digital professionals. With an emphasis on building and nurturing the right team members and technologies, my goal is to bring value, speed, efficiency, profitability, and fun into the workplace.
People, Ideas, and creating a Culture of Success.
- Business strategic, creative, and technical leadership
- AI Machine learning and conversational agents
- Rapid prototyping
- Team building and cohesion
- Technical Project Management
- Cross capability collaboration
- Unique Onshore / Offshore & R/D model
- Digital marketing design and development
- N-tiered application architecture
- Mobile and responsive design
- CMS architecture and work-flow
- User Experience and prototyping
- Software development methodologies (Agile, Waterfall)
- Quality Assurance processes
- Web Analytics
- Online Advertising
Executive Technology Director
Publicly held Held; > 300,000 employees; Consulting, Marketing and Advertising
June 2001 – October 2022
Capgemini INVENT, Idean, Frog Design (acquisitions)
Our Eveo team was acquired by LiguidHub, then by Capgemin. We moved into the Idean group, a small boutique design form, then acquired by Frog Design within the Capgemini ecosystem.
My focus was on Life Science and Health Care technology consulting but we crossed verticals such as automotive & financial, designing conceptual architectures and prototypes for our clients.
- Discount Tire
- VSP Dental
- University of Chicago Cancer Center
Chief Technology Officer
Privately Held; 100-200 employees; Life Science & Health Care Marketing and Advertising
October 20013 – June 2018
Chief Technology Office in charge of internal IT organization as well as our digital product & marketing development teams. Our group was approximately 25 technology pro9fessionals, from infrastructure and security to full stack developme3nt and QA
I helped grow an onshore / offshore model that created a financially supportable 40-60 percentage model, 40% of resources onshore and 60% offshore (Vietnam). Client management, conceptual and logical architecture, along with all creative and front end development was done onshore. Heavy production and QA was offshore.
- Jazz Pharmaceuticals
Group Director Technology
Privately Held; 201-500 employees; Marketing and Advertising industry
May 2006 – Present
Group Director of Technology for digital marketing firm, managing technology teams across all customer touch points. Managed a team consisting of 4-12 FTEs in San Francisco along with 12-24 onshore contractors and 50 off shore contractors (Ho Chi Mihn City, Vietnam). RFP and RFI responses for client business, pitch team member, SF Leadership Executive Team Member.
I helped define and evangelized web centric development processes with all capabilities, promoted cross capability collaboration, approved resourcing and financial plans, reviewed technical architecture and client recommendations, and helped to spur a culture of cooperation, trust, and fun in the office.
Main client roster
- Juniper Networks
- Constellation Brands
- Bank of America
- Hilton Corporate
- The Siebel Foundation (The METH Project)
- Dignity Health
- McKesson / Health Mart
- Fox Business
- Guitar Center
- Mitsubishi Motors
- Reelz Channel
- Roots of Peace (Board Member)
Boston, MA, San Francisco, CA.
Public Company; 1001-5000 employees; Marketing and Advertising industry
May 1997 – April 2006
VP Technology, Associate Director, and Architect, during various stages of company growth, managing engineering teams, company IPO, pre and post sales, and integration with all capabilities across multiple channels.
Heart of the Company award: year 2000
Strategic Interactive Group (1997-2001)
Digitas (2001-2006) – IPO Steering Committee member
Main client roster
- Kraft Foods
- General Motors
- Neiman Marcus
- Charles Schwab
- Walker Digital
- Roots of Peace (Board Member).
MIS Manager/Internet Services Mgr
EF Education, Inc.
Stockholm, SE, Cambridge, MA
Privately Held; 10,001+ employees; Leisure, Travel & Tourism industry
April 1987 – April 1997
Sr. Systems Analyst promoted to MIS Manager, leading all engineering efforts in Western Hemisphere for international organization in the education and cultural exchange industry. Managed all application development, teams, operations, desktop support, and networking across several countries. Opened first Internet product services in 1995.
- Growth of EF brands (using technology) across 32 countries
- Design and build of international Wide Area Network with BTT
- Management of IT employees across Boston, Toronto, Vancouver, Dallas, and Santa Barbara
- Collaboration with MIT employees throughout Europe and Asia
- One of the first “in market” database driven websites (www.eftours.com)
Computer Solutions, Inc. (Powersoft later acquired by Sybase)
Privately Held; 11-50 employees; Information Technology and Services industry
March 1984 – April 1987
Lead software engineer designing and building MRP (Manufacturing Resource Planning) and Sales Order Processing Tools for the Manufacturing industry.
Government; 100-200 employees; Municipal government
January 1982 – April 1984
Software engineer designing and building automated municipal applications for school department and city elections
Boston College School of Management
BS, Management/Computer Science
1977 – 1981
Roots of Peace
Executive Board Member
Roots of Peace is a humanitarian organization dedicated to eradicating landmines worldwide and rehabilitating the land by empowering local communities to build sustainable crops and businesses.
Working with my colleagues at Digitas and Organic, and with my own time, I brought best in class digital marketing techniques to promote Roots of Peace, through our work in Croatia, Afghanistan (now the largest NGO in country), and Vietnam.
Marin Fencing Academy
Owner, Coach, and Board of Directors
827 Fourth Street, San Rafael, CA. 94901
In 2006 I opened the Marin Fencing Academy, LLC. MFA had been in existence for 25 years in various iterations. The creation of the LLC, and our subsequent growth into a full time facility in Marin County, California, has created one of the largest fencing academies in the US.
Currently at about 100 members, from ages 6 to 84, we teach Olympic Foil, Epee, and Saber for recreational and nationally competitive fencers.
Our coaching staff consists of internationally and nationally rated Maestros and Moniteurs.I teach night classes and classes on Saturdays. I’ve designed and built our online digital programs, and produced our 15 minute short documentary and 60 second commercial.
Honored to work with Maestra Dorina Vaccaroni from Italy, 4-time Olympian, gold, silver, and bronze, and 5-time world cup holder. A nice documentary we created about her athletic career, now focused on ultra cycling.
Platforms and Tools
I’m platform agnostic. It’s easier to learn a new platform that it is to find someone that can learn. Of late I have had a lot of success (and fun) working with various AI platforms, designing and building several conversational agents. I’m currently training on a variety of platforms supporting machine learning and conversational agents.
Example AI platforms: KoreAI, MS Cognitive Services, Clinc, Concerto, IBM Watson, Google AI
In more classical development consulting projects, my clients and teams have utilized the following.
Revision control (SVN, Git, Mercurial, CVS), Axure (for UX, prototyping and functional documentation), Databases (MS SQL Server, Oracle, MySql, NoSql), Sharepoint, CMS (Interwoven Teamsite, Ektron, Magnolia, Drupal, WordPress, Fatwire), .NET, Visual Studios, Java,C#, ASP.NET, C++, Objective C,, Flash, Flex, Facebook graph API, Google Map API, Google Analytics API, Websphere, HTML, XML, CSS, JS, XSLT, Photoshop, Powerpoint, MS Project and Visio
I grew up outside Boston, MA where most of my family still resides. I worked extensively throughout Europe and Asia, based out of Stockholm, SE, Cambridge, MA (USA), Santa Barbara, CA (USA) and various places in between. I’ve been a competitive skier, now a snow boarder since the age of 30, with a mindset of 20. I was a good golfer (handicap about 8) at one time, needing to take up the linx again soon. I’m passionate about my fencing academy, and the 90 something fencers, mostly kids, who gain so much because of it. I compete nationally and have a C rating in Epee as well as being a certified coach with USA Fencing. I live in Marin County, surrounded by so many friends, extended family, artists, professionals, and people of varied lifestyles. I love gadgets (hence my technology roots). I adopted the post pandemic remote work style long before the pandemic, and now see a hybrid work environment as the most efficient use of most all people’s time. I’m never bored.