Paddle8 Inc. (Paddle8.com)
Built the technical infrastructure and ERP for Paddle8, the online auction house and platform, for a team that grew from10 to 125. Moved all development to scrum/agile and architected all workflows on Atlassian JIRA for multiple teams including developers. Created IT department, developed and managed the email, document, networking, communication and telecom systems, Benefit Auction Event tech event team, implemented customized SalesForce workflow with dynamic ETL and API integration with auction bidding database, developed data warehouse integration, moved hosting to AWS, directed the development of combined internal and consumer facing art inventory system on RoR, PostGres, with an advanced Ember.js frontend. Integrated Stripe payment processing for both inventory subscription and auction CC processing in US and UK. Managed payment gateways and architected security roadmap. Directed the development of an enterprise iPad app for Paddle8 Auction events.
Key Projects: IOS/Android apps architected and launched for The American Legion, NCTA and SI’s own branded learning apps. Steve Harvey website and mobile experience for NBC Universal, Lindy’s Sports website redesign and platform, Pearson Publishing projects, and FunBrain learning apps.
Viacom, ComedyCentral, TVLand, SpikeTV
Key projects: Staffed and developed first URGE store (MTV & Microsoft Music download service) and media interface. Oversaw and managed the launch of OverDrive, MTVN’s first add-supported broadband video experience, followed by the launch of other broadband video experiences for ComedyCentral, TVLand, VH1.com and CMT.com and industry-first live streaming TV events. Other launches have included such successful sites and communities as AfterEllen.com (using open source platform), vh1.com, spiketv.com and logoonline.com. Directed and architected the launch of the highly acclaimed TheDailyShow.com featuring the entire show’s history in clips (11K videos), advanced interactive search using Google Search Appliance and developed new video ad model. Launched the SouthParkStudios.com website that has garnered 40M+ full episode video streams and the Indecisionforever.com political satire site (Webby). Managed and directed the re-launches and re-platforming of Jokes.com, The Colbert Report site (colbertnation.com), and Comedy Central.com using a newly conceived service-oriented architecture that was developed in-house that combined open source search (Solr), internal CMS and php rendering frameworks. Put all MTVN entertainment properties’ blogs on single WordPress MU platform.
Team building: Hired more than 25 key developers and the directors of Technology for MTV, SpikeTV.com, VH1.com and LogoOnline.com. Moved all development to scrum and agile development workflow.
Director of Technology
» mtv.com, vh1.com, cmt.com, comedycentral.com. logoonline.com, mtv.ca
Key projects: Oversaw and staffed the re-launches of VH1.com, CMT.com, MTV.com, MTV.ca (launch), MTVU.com (launch), MTV Movie Awards sites (03-05) and MTV’s VMA sites 03-05 (with peak traffic at 80M+ /day)
Director of Production
Key projects: Hired to supervise and do technical design for the re-launch and re-platforming of mtv.com. mtv.com moved from being a high traffic site with almost zero time-spent to a full featured, frameless site on a Java infrastructure. Implemented a community platform that grew to 8M strong. Staffed team from 8 developers to 35. Wrote the advertising and reporting java and client-side framework to manage DoubleClick ad placements and deployed analytics packages.
» CBS.com, CBSNews.com
Key projects: launch of the Survivor website, redesign and stabilization of cbs.com and cbsnews.com, re-launch of daytime programming section and re-launch of the Late Night with David Letterman website. Deployment of comprehensive search across cbs.com and cbsnews.com.
Sony Online Entertainment
Art Director, Designer / Developer
Chase Manhattan Bank
Designer, design group administrator
georgemagazine.com, caranddriver.com, premiermag.com
Master of Fine Arts, State University of New York at Purchase
Bachelor of Fine Arts, Nova Scotia College of Art & Design Studio / Art History
Bachelor of Science, University of Toronto Physiology & English
18 years IT experience with focus on technical development, production, team building and leadership at internationally renowned websites – Wide range of experience in all aspects of technology, production, design and development – Deep understanding of business needs from both creative and technical perspectives – Many years experience as hands-on developer with wide range of knowledge in both front end and backend software solutions – Enterprise level integration and large scale project management including broadband video delivery, community, and search applications – Comprehensive familiarity with large scale deployments for very high traffic and high profile sites – Highly capable of realizing product development goals with best possible technical solutions – Sensitive to high design and usability standards demanded by entertainment properties – Excellent understanding and extensive experience with building online communities and successful user experiences – Capacity to work under pressure, work with constrained resources and produce results in condensed timelines – Proven resourcefulness with technical solutions and team leadership