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|2020 – 2022||Instacart||San Francisco, CA|
VP of Product for Enterprise.
Owner of Enterprise products through corporate transition from consumer to retailer-enablement.
|2018 – 2019||Sovrn (Acquirer of VigLink)||San Francisco, CA|
Head of Product Strategy.
Reporting to the CEO, Walter Knapp.
|2009 – 2018||VigLink (Acquired by Sovrn)||San Francisco, CA|
Sole Founder / CEO.
Invented and delivered a set of "supply-side" tools
enabling mainstream web publishers to participate in commerce
revenue for the first time. VigLink was the first company to
apply display advertising techniques incuding realtime bidding
and modelling historical purchase behavior to in-content commerce links.
|2003 – 2007||Microsoft||Redmond, WA|
|Principal Group Program Manager (Director). Internally recruited by XBOX founder J Allard to start team serving TV and Movie downloads to the XBOX. Built team from scratch including recruiting and management, product design and delivery. Managed team of 35. Prior work shipping numerous entertainment products including Music, Radio and others.|
2002 – 2003
|Research Program Manager. Worked personally for Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen managing various AI, venture diligence and media strategy projects. Managed multiple teams locally and overseas with multi-million-dollar budgets. Presented to DARPA RKF.|
|2000 – 2002||Echo Networks||
San Francisco, CA
|Director of Advanced Technology. Sole product manager and core engineer for award-winning online radio product.|
|2007 – 2009||Harvard Business School||Boston, MA|
|Master of Business Administration. Winner John H. McArthur Canadian Fellowship. 2nd place VCIC competition.|
|1994 – 1999||Massachusetts Institute of Technology||Cambridge, MA|
|Master of Engineering and Bachelor of Science in Computer Science. Paid research assistant at MIT Media Lab. Founder of Hive.|
|Professional associations, consulting and internships|
|2020||First Round Capital||San Francisco, CA|
|Angel Track. A community of established operators and founders looking to develop their skills as early-stage investors.|
|2010 –||YPO (Formerly Young Presidents' Organization)||San Francisco, CA|
|Member, Golden Gate Chapter. YPO is a global leadership community of chief executives with members in >130 countries.|
|2012 – 2016||Performance Marketing Association||Camarillo, CA|
|Board of Directors. Twice-elected board member. Founded publisher recruitment council. Retired by term limit.|
|2008 – 2009||Founders Fund||San Francisco, CA|
|Associate. First intern. Member of SpaceX deal team. Personally sourced a deal through Series A investment.|
|Summer 2007||British Broadcasting Corporation||London, UK|
|Consulting Architect. Brought in to course correct iPlayer, a then-struggling 5-year, 200-person software effort.|
|Technical Skills and Patents|
|Continued hands-on technologist with production-level skills in systems and network architecture, arbitrage, real-time bidding, Ruby, Rails, Kubernetes and many other technologies. Inventor of more than a dozen patents.|
|Former national champion rower, sailing race coach, and avid cyclist. Independent travel to over 30 countries.|