We built secure communications peripherals for business travelers and other high value personnel. These peripherals worked with their existing phones and laptops to ensure absolute privacy. Read more..
Developed concept and built initial proof-of-concept with off-the-shelf components and custom software.
Filed initial patent.
Secured R&D grant from Special Operations Command (SOCOM) to develop testable units.
Our mission was to improve the outcomes of U.S. engagement in global disasters and conflicts. We enabled others to have greater impact through open collaboration, improved technology and streamlined operations.
2013 Philippines, Typhoon Haiyan: Performed on-the-ground survey, mapping, and imagery collections to assist in aid delivery.
2015-2016 Iraq, ISIS Insurgency: Performed UAV and on-the-ground survey, mapping, imagery, and other data collections to support security operations, refugee aid delivery, and mass grave monitoring.
2018 Mali (west Africa), Counter Islamic Insurgency: Proof-of-concept experimentation and data collections for development of peer-to-peer mesh network to support local security counter-terror efforts.
Designed, developed, sourced, and contracted US manufacturing for products such as: SSR Panel, Observer Bag, custom solar panel.
Developed, delivered, and trained customized collections systems for government customers.
I served in many roles from engineer, to subject matter expert, to interim CTO. I worked for a variety of organizations covering technology and national security domains. I also served in humanitarian efforts overseas.
Project management and architectural review services for a client in the video surveillance technology industry, as part of an R&D grant awarded by large defense contractor. Managed the clients outsourced software engineering team in Shanghai including multiple trips to Shanghai for analysis and restructuring efforts.
One of the first cloud computing companies in the world.
2004 – 2008, Founder & CEO
Created one of the world's first cloud computing companies to solve the scaling and reliability problems facing growing web companies. The platform leveraged concepts such as geo-weighted DNS, BGP fail-over IP routing, shared-nothing architectures, replicated memory, and transportable session states.
Designed and built geographically distributed web platform for LAMP stack applications in 2004. The platform leveraged concepts such geo-weighted DNS, BGP fail-over IP routing, shared-nothing architectures, replicated memory, and transportable session states.
Acquired beta customers and partners, bringing real-world usage into the development process at the very earliest stages.
Incorporated market and user feedback into development efforts; altered branding, pricing and marketing approaches as needed.
Gave many presentations to both customers and potential investors. Led business development efforts at community events and conferences.
Raised initial angel funding in 2007. Hired core team, and expanded the software platform across an additional four datacenters in the US and Europe.
Invited to speak at many conferences on distributed and “cloud” computing.
I served in two roles, initially as lead Online Foreign Exchange Developer and later as Systems Architect in the Commercial Banking Internet Group. I maintained latency sensitive trading applications as well as designed robust enterprise systems.
Lead technical architect for Capital Markets sector in the Corporate Internet Group
Architect for $20mil Commercial Banking Treasury Management portal project
Led data mapping and validation efforts for conversion to new Treasury Management Web Portal
Designed security, single-sign-on and entitlements solutions for various commercial banking web projects
Modeled data interactions and process flows of Wires and ACH transactions through new Treasury Management Portal and planned data conversions
Planned and documented target systems architecture, including Linux migration strategies and next generation web portals
Served as technical problem-solver and architecture group subject matter expert for open-source technologies
Lead developer/architect for new Capital Markets Research portal project, which enabled heavier use of Capital Markets products by Retail banking and other commercial banking groups.
Designed Web Analytics system combining both internal auditing controls and vendor products.
Integrated Foreign Exchange trading applications with risk management systems and developed new non-real-time trading interface for Retail banking.
I was brought in as a consultant to assist in a deregulation project that opened up the grid to other electricity providers. I assisted in connecting the disparate systems and the data transformation software needed to support them.
Provided technical guidance to development staff comprising of in-house and contract employees.
Developed and coordinated development standards and methods on Sun Solaris and Sybase systems.
Analyzed existing C and shell code and procedures and recommending improvements and offering new perspectives.
Assisted in root-cause analysis of various problems and suggested strategic fixes
I was responsible for a traffic data analysis system for the nationwide wireless data network that drove the first BlackBerry device. I helped identify capacity and interference problems as well as outages through custom written software.
Designed, built, and maintained information systems used to analyze wireless network traffic using Oracle and SAS on an AIX P-series platform.
Analyzed wireless network performance, detecting problems, and assisting operations in resolving issues.
Planned and coordinated code changes to both network systems and information systems to improve management of the wireless network.
Rewrote all SAS programs improving efficiency 90% while adding functionality and depth of information.
Completed design, initial development, and testing in 6 months with the following 6 spent adding functions, reports, and ad hoc programming.
Exposed MIS reporting and simple queery tools to the web via existing Apache servers using Perl.
Extensive shell scripting to automate data exchanges between systems and processing management.
My role was as test, support, and operations engineer for the iDEN network, which drove the Nextel phones. I helped maintain, patch, and release operation software that drove the routing engine for the chirp-to-talk functionality as well as the world's first mobile-IP routing implementation.
Performed on-site patch installations and Informix database maintenance functions to real-time unix systems.
Brought real-world scenarios and experience to testing procedures helping improve the overall product.
Identified bugs and their solutions and highlighted possible enhancements to meet field needs.
Developed solutions to field engineering needs by altering existing code mostly Bourne Shell and C
I served as an intelligence analyst, primarily in real-time multi-source operations centers or supporting live missions. I took on many ancillary roles and became subject matter expert on technical systems needed for the missions.