Entrepreneur and product champion with an extensive technical background and fifteen years of internet industry experience. Demonstrated expertise in business operations, strategic planning, requirements management, and project management. Experienced in the creation and management of complex Web applications.
Managed product development, marketing, and day-to-day operations for cloud telephony provider.
Managed product development and business development for small-screen ad network.
Founded instant messaging application platform. Acquired June 2009.
Started a local networking and support organization for entrepreneurs, investors, and technologists.
Helped startups and other software companies with product and technology strategy.
Founded and created the technology for the world's largest ad server for blogs and feeds. Led company to VC funding.
As a product manager, turned around struggling software products in the real estate and ecommerce markets.
TropoProduct ManagerMar 2010 – Present
Managing cloud communications platforms. Spun out from Voxeo.
VoxeoManager, Voxeo Developer NetworkDec 2009 – Mar 2010
Developer marketing and technology evangelism for Voxeo products and platforms.
Created the developer evangelism role at Voxeo.
Spoke at dozens of events.
VoxeoSr. EngineerJun 2009 – Dec 2009
Integrating text messaging technology into leading voice solutions provider
Created next-generation REST API for Voxeo text messaging products.
Planned integration of IMified into Voxeo products.
Designed application architecture for scaling IM products adding failover and cross-network clustering.
IMified, LLCFounderMar 2007 – Jun 2009
Founding an application platform for real-time text networks. Acquited by Voxeo June 2009
Created leading platform for building intelligent instant messaging agents
Negotiated acquisition by Voxeo in June 2009
WorkHabitVP, ProductsApr 2008 – Dec 2008
Managing product development for cloud computing infrastructure.
Managed a team that created self-healing, auto-scaling hosting infrastructure for Drupal, PHP, and Java web applications
Promoted WorkHabit’s scaling and cloud expertise through conferences, blogs, screencasts, and video
Responsible for all aspects of product marketing including sales to early customers
Designed video management platform to help companies easily integrate web video
Farros CapitalVP, ProductsOct 2006 – Sept 2007
Worked with angel investment firm to improve products and companies' marketability.
Implemented ad server capable of serving 900 million monthly impressions
Worked with national brand advertisers to bring their brands to small screens
Redesigned product features to improve marketability of several consumer internet
Feed Crier (now IMified, LLC)FounderAug 2006 – Mar 2007
Feed Crier provides real-time alerting over instant messaging networks. Acquired by IMified March 2006.
Grew subscriber base by over 10% per month on word-of-mouth marketing
Created instant messaging bot server capable of holding conversations over Jabber/XMPP, AOL IM, and MSN IM
Designed and implemented distributed feed indexer for real-time indexing of thousands of RSS and Atom feeds
Negotiated distribution agreements with instant messaging networks, including AOL's first ever network agreement for a public bot
Negotiated merger of company with IMified, LLC in March of 2007
SacStartsFounderMar 2006 – Present
Sacramento's leading startup and entrepreneur community.
Built a community of startup founders, investors, and other members of the business community.
Organized dinners and other events for local networking.
Organized and facilitated BarCamp Sacramento, the area's first conference for startups and open technologies.
ConsultantNov 2005 – Present
Independent consultant specializing in product strategy.
Defined product strategy and implementation plans for web software companies.
Advised startups Tailrank, Ookles, Tubes Music and others on development, operations, and marketing strategies.
PheedoFounder & CTOAug 2004 – Sept 2005
Pheedo creates software for managing and tracking advertising campaigns in blogs and RSS feeds. As CTO, was responsible for all product development from engineering, to product management, to operations.
Led company from inception, through Venture Capital funding, growth to 15 employees, and five major product releases
Created first versions of feed advertising and management products using PHP, MySQL, and web services
Set company's technology strategy, created product strategy, and managed software development
Instrumental in negotiation of licensing deal with AD2, Japan's largest online advertising company
Managed localization of product for Japanese markets
Designed REST Web Services platform to enable platform development by external partners
Kalsey Consulting GroupPrincipal ConsultantDec 2001 – Aug 2005
Founder and principal of consultancy. Provided web strategy, project management, and development for medium to large organizations.