A career built on technology innovation and business growth
Selected Work History
For the past 7 years I have led technology for I&CO, a global innovation firm and product incubation studio with offices in New York and Tokyo.
Internally and for client engagements, I manage the company's engineering practice including interviewing, hiring, onboarding, competency models and performance reviews.
For I&CO's product incubation studio, I've acted as a hands-on CTO for multiple pre-seed and seed-stage startups including Mado, Frequency Breathwork and umami.ai.
I started R/GA as a Technology Director for their global Nokia business. Over 10 years I assumed more responsibility across the organization and grew into an SVP, Technology role where I oversaw an engineering team of 50+ developers in R/GA's flagship NY office.
The specifics of my role varied over that decade, but what remained constant was a focus on building digital products and services, working side-by-side with the Creative and Strategy leadership and mentoring and developing in-house engineering talent.
Accelerators & Residencies
I've been a mentor and lead mentor for multiple accelerators with R/GA Ventures including their IoT and Hospitality focused accelerators with Techstars.
More recently, I participated in the Roux Institute Founders Residency as well as the Visible Hands Fellowship as technical co-founder of DutchPot.
I'm currently working with DutchPot as a technical co-founder building compliance software solutions for micro food entrepreneurs.
In past years, I served as a technical advisor to numerous other startups including VitalScore (exit to Phreesia), Chrgr and Punchfork (exit to Pinterest).
Selected Talks & Publications
Futures & Foresights
Eight cooking apps I made and never released
For the past decade, much of my work focused on foodtech and has been featured in Fast Company, Ars Technica and Food+Tech Connect. This Medium piece chronicles several ideas I prototyped, but ultimately did not release.
Brainstorming Technology First
At R/GA, I developed the Brainstorming Technology First workshop and methodology to help business, design and engineering teams collaborate on new ideas that are both innovative and feasible. This workshop has been shared with tens of companies and has also been featured at SXSW, 99U and on Wharton's Marketing Matters podcast.
I've been honored to share my work on stage at industry events like SXSW, 99U, JSConf, Taiwan Creative Week, Edible Institute, Carnegie Mellon, UC Boulder, MEMS Executive Congress, LEPE Annual Conference, and the Wharton Marketing Matters Podcast.
User engagement computer system for enhancing user engagement via video chats using one or more of the following: detecting user presence, automating the establishment and/or scheduling of video chat sessions, providing a kids mode with safeguards for children who video chat, providing visualization of storytelling, providing shared digital interactions via a shared interactive screen, and actively measuring user engagement during a video chat session.