Motivated technology executive with over thirteen years experiences leading teams in architecting, developing and scaling data analytics software systems. Proven track record in execution of projects from generating ideas to improve system design and streamline product delivery, resulting in go-to-market delivery of features and functionality needed most by users. Innate ability to succinctly articulate strategic visions synthesized down to the tactical road-map to both product and engineering teams.
Successfully designed, built and delivered tailored solutions for Capital One and Philips on the GemOS blockchain platform.
Grew a developer community for the Gem Bitcoin API from 0 - 5,000 signups within the first 2 months from launch.
Increased engineering velocity by 86% within 6 months through the use of Agile methodologies and better SDLC pipeline management
Grew Gem 500% over three years across technical and non-technical roles.
Developed, tested, debugged and documented a customer focused application in Java Swing to centralize metric collection by the California Fusion Intelligence Centers in 2 months time.
Stood up and maintained seven enterprise software/hardware systems for customers whose focus ranged from Counter-Terrorism, Law Enforcement Support, and Counter-Proliferation, to Cyber- Security/Insider Threat, and asset management.
Boosted User Adoption Rates by 300% within a year by re-prioritizing development to focus on user driven requirements.
Established policies, procedures and corresponding training on best practices for the implementation of the Palantir platform.
Transformed a $600,000.00 contract into a $2,500,000.00 contract within a year by identifying organizational gaps and demonstrating the Palantir platform as the only viable solution.
Responsible for establishing Palantir's largest philanthropic endeavor with the National Center for Missing and ExploitedChildren.
Strategic product vision
Programming and design
Enterprise software implementation
Distributed systems architecture
Agile development methodologies
Strong analytical background
Software development lifecycle expert
Scaling technical teams
SDLC delivery optimization
Specialized Software: ESRI ArcInfo, Google Earth, Palantir, i2
Bachelor of Science, Geographic Information Sciences2004The Pennsylvania State University － University Park, PA, United States
Coursework in Geographic Information Sciences, Remote Sensing, Geostatistics, Databasing, Software Development
Four-year member of Navy Reserve Officer Training Core
Activities and Honors
Undertaking CISSP certification
Member of International Privacy Professionals Association
Member of the American Association of Geographers
Vice President of Solutions EngineeringFeb 2015 to Current Gem － Venice, CA
Architect enterprise solutions with the GemOS blockchain data exchange platform with customers.
Provide QA resources for the engineering team to help reduce bugs and issues in production.
Work with product to provide technical guidance on planned features and priorities.
Collaborate with product management and engineering to ensure project requirements are properly scoped and ordered within the product roadmap in an appropriate sequence to drive successful project delivery.
Work closely with CEO and CCO to build emerging industry market solution demonstrations of the GemOS platform.
Built a lightweight python SDK for the GemOS platform to provide customers to quickly integrate the GemOS platform.
Helped recruit and grow Gem from 12 - 20 people.
Director of ProductJul 2014 to Feb 2015 Gem － Venice, CA
Managed the product roadmap for Bitcoin/Blockchain API
QA'd and bug fixed API SDKs for customers.
Designed and managed the Gem developer support portal.
Oversaw projects ranging from custom Hardware Security Module embedded programming in C, an API platform, and front-end applications using the Gem Bitcoin API.
Ran business operations and engineering team operations to ensure the successful day to day business functioned efficiently.
Grew the Gem organization from four to twelve people within the first year.
Forward Deployed Engineer / Product ExpertDec 2012 to Jul 2014 Palantir Technologies － Santa Monica, CA
Drive all user adoption strategies within southern California to maximize ease of use and increase retention rates.
Interface with designers to maximize their understanding of user requirements when designing clean interfaces and simple, intuitive interactions and experiences.
Lead sprint planning focused on user driven requirements for the region's forward deployed engineering team leading to more efficient product development cycles and increased user adoption rates.
Increase enterprise system stability through integration of software and implementation of standards and best practices.
Palantir TechnologiesMay 2009 to Dec 2012 Palantir － Tyson's Corner, VA
Collaborated with product and engineering team members to define and develop new product concepts leading to broader use-cases in new markets.
Streamlined QA process to increase efficiency and reduce new product rollout time while effectively meeting user expectations for product features.
Improved client relationships and project predictability through shared business and technical perspectives, agreed on project roles, risk assessment, use cases, transparent business-aligned development efforts, and time-boxed delivery.
Senior Geospatial AnalystSep 2007 to May 2009 SPADAC (Digital Globe) － Tyson's Corner, VA
Supported the United States Special Operations Command as part of multi-source intelligence fusion team.
Utilized internal GIS statistics software to provide geospatial forecast models based off of past events.
Collaborated with the developers on the team to design new custom software in support of ground breaking analytical processes.
Geospatial Intelligence AnalystMay 2005 to Sep 2007 National Geospatial Intelligence Agency － Bethesda, MD
Designed and implemented a custom GIS data analytics software suite to enable collaborative intelligence analysis leading to a more efficient work environment which was a major contributing factor in earning a Meritorious Unit Citation for the team.
Executed proof of concept implementations of new analytics techniques around new data feeds to validate product feasibility.
Built business operations continuity plans to ensure zero downtime.
Collaborated with developers to build analytical plug-ins to allow for new intelligence datasets to be utilized.