Hello 👋! I’m a polyglot engineering leader who enjoys working across all parts of the technology stack and on all facets of an
organization. I also write and am somewhat of a lapsed
I’ve spent the better part of the last decade focusing on native iOS development, while still also building plenty of frontend web
applications and servers. I solve problems and choose the right technology for each job.
My technical skills are complemented by managerial experience, product sensibilities, and a “no job too big or too small” approach
to collaboration. I voraciously empower software teams to do their very best work.
CTO / Nov 2015 – Jan 2019
I was hired by Scott Belsky (Behance, Adobe) to lead engineering as part of
Prefer’s founding team (third full-time employee, first in NYC). We tried to build “the
platform for the future of work,” a referral network to support meaningful independent careers across numerous professions. We
raised our Series A from Benchmark, Expa,
#Angels, Homebrew, and other top-tier investors.
We built four different products over the course of over three years, comprised of three native iOS applications, two
React/TypeScript codebases, two Ruby on Rails servers (one using REST and one using GraphQL), and
one offline community.
While the company didn’t ultimately succeed, it was an incredible experience alongside the best team I could’ve possibly hoped
Member of the executive team, reporting directly to the CEO
Involved in all aspects of running the company: defined overall company strategy, determined headcount, attended board
Led all technical efforts on both consumer-facing and internal operations software, working extensively across all codebases
- Ruby on Rails
- Hired and managed six other engineers
- Owned the product roadmap alongside our heads of product and design
- Acted as site lead of our cross-disciplinary NYC office
Business Insider, Fortune,
I joined Tumblr when it was around 60 employees and I led development of the company’s
first in-house iOS application, presiding over the app during the years when overall Tumblr usage shifted dramatically from web-based to native mobile.
I subsequently hired the rest of the iOS development team, served as the mobile team’s Staff Engineer, and eventually moved into
management. I worked to re-organize the engineering department into separate product and “core” platform teams – the latter of
which I managed – and developed/taught a mobile development curriculum. I reported to
the company’s COO (now CEO) at the time of my departure.
Senior Engineering Manager / Aug 2015 – Nov 2015
Managed four teams
- Core iOS
- Core Android
- Core API
- Internal developer tools
- Co-developed an iOS development training course and taught web developers throughout the company
Lead iOS Engineer / Mar 2012 – Aug 2015
- Built Tumblr for iOS 3.0, a complete rewrite and the first iOS application built in-house
- Led development on all subsequent iOS application versions
- Developed and open-sourced the Tumblr iOS SDK
Converted Tumblr iOS to be completely native, using custom HTML rendering (The Verge)
Launched Tumblr for iPad (The Verge)
Implemented native mobile blog customization (The Verge)
Released an iOS 8 share extension on day one
- Recruited and hired to grow the team from just myself to around ten iOS developers
I interned at Goldman Sachs in between my junior and senior years of college, and
accepted an offer to return full-time after graduation.
Objective-C in order to build the company’s first native iOS application. The Mac mini I used for iOS development was ostensibly
the very first Mac allowed on the Goldman Sachs network!
Senior Developer / Jul 2008 – Mar 2012
Lead developer of GS Research for iPad, the first native iOS application developed at Goldman Sachs
Integrated native code with standard web technologies for maximum performance, flexibility, and reusability
Implemented an inter-app communication API using the x-callback-url standard
- Designed and implemented UIs for research offerings on the client-facing GS 360 institutional portal
Developed Java web applications and services for all phases of investment research distribution workflow, including HTML
rendition generation and personalized email delivery
Wrote and published an internal whitepaper: Why Develop a Native Mobile Application?
- Presented on topics including HTML5/CSS3, Spring IoC, and combining mobile web/native technologies
Member of the Mobile UX Working Group
- Developed standards for user interface consistency across all of the firm's mobile applications
Summer Analyst / Jun 2007 – Aug 2007
Developed a Java web application to record committee approvals of investment research target price and rating changes
Bachelor of Science, Computer Science / Sep 2004 – May 2008
Boston College is a private liberal arts/research university in Chestnut Hill, MA. I attended as an
undergraduate, majoring in computer science and minoring in mathematics.