- Founded to revolutionize travel recommendations by turning anyone with an iPhone into an amateur Rick Steves. - PM for the iPhone app (3 engineers, part-time designer)...more managing product direction, scope, QA and release (Pivotal). - Designed UX for multiple iterations of the Tripstr iPhone app, iterating on the process until creating trip journals was truly an instant, magical experience - Coded the backend REST API (Django, DRF), front-end web experience (React, Redux)
- Founded to provide a space for small private groups to share intimate moments with rich media (pre-Snapchat) - Successfully led fundraising efforts, raising $500k from...more 12 investors including Andrew McCollum (Facebook founder) - PM across iOS, Android and Web (4 engineers, 1 designer); Designed the onboarding UX that elegantly solved the hard problem of connecting people in private groups - Implemented end-to-end conversion funnels to uncover friction in the registration flows (Mixpanel)
- Youtorial was founded to help anyone learn technical software like Photoshop or a complex programming language. - Client was a cross platform Adobe AIR application that...more drastically improved the screencast learning experience. - Built a full marketplace accepting payments, sold $5k in courses - Accepted into Kauffman Labs for Ed Tech Ventures incubator.
Product vision, design and management are my forte. Background in computer science + 'vision sales' skills + solid internal/external communication has allowed my startups to make speedy and efficient progress on minimal budgets. Currently excited to move from the world of seed fundraising to VC.
I'm a tech entrepreneur with a passion for life-improving software applications, education and great product design. I consider myself a 'product CEO,' taking responsibility for company vision, product direction, and project management. I've acted as PM for the majority of projects undertaken at my companies, but as a technical founder I've also been a core contributor on the codebase. My responsibilities have also included CI/CD and release planning, marketing and monetization. Needless to say, I've had hands-on experience in nearly every component and phase of product development.
I think people would describe me by saying that I'm an empathetic leader with a relentless entrepreneurial spirit. I'm excited to help a great company find product market fit and scale to greatness.