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Career Summary

  • Engineer turned Founder, then Venture Capitalist.
  • Ten years of investing, Eight years of Venture Capital, 25 years of software architecture.
  • Youngest programmer at Dell at 19, started my first company at 23, Co-founded an Interactive Agency in 2005, Co-founded a gaming platform 2014. Chief Technology Officer of Y-Combinator startup in 2016.
  • Raised two VC funds, managing three funds and portfolio support for 100+ companies.
  • Currently an active programmer and SQL dork.
  • VC career has been focused on investing in innovation under the umbrella of Zero Waste 

Work History

2015Present

General Partner

Structure Capital
  • General Partner for two funds, vetting technology companies at seed and early stages.
  • Provided ongoing support for companies for growth, including stepping in as CTO/VP of Technology formal and informal roles for portfolio companies.
  • Support startups for technical sustainably, eCommerce, business planning for product growth, hiring, and execution.
  • Three Funds, 7 SPVs, $100M AUM+,  additionally accountable for running operations at the fund for 7 years with service providers.
Jan 2016DEC 2016

Chief Technology Officer

Copia (formerly Feeding Forward) YC W'16
  • Parachuted in to support Copia during YC as CTO as a VC.
  • Development of mobile apps for on-demand services by consumers.
  • Integration of Delivery Management System for driver management.
  • Management of technology systems and team.
  • Bring in a network of advisors and partners.
20142017

Chief Technology Officer & Co-Founder

GamerGreen
  • Co-founded company, responsible for everything product and technology.
  • Million active users on the platform, 20k locations of our brand.
  • Integrated with 3rd party vendors for payments and mobile experiences.
  • Sold company to The Village in 2018.
  • Technology Advisor roles after the acquisition. 
Jan 20142015

Entrepreneur in Residence & Senior Associate

Monthly Ventures
  • Interview startups and founders about their products and platforms.
  • Represent firm at events, attract deal flow potentials and push our services.
  • In house Entrepreneur to provide advisement of new trends, products and platforms in the technology and digital space.
  • On going services for startup advisory and internal product development.
20102013

Chief Information Officer / Digital Advisor

FanVision (RSE Ventures)
  • Advised FanVision on Digital architecture, product development and strategic growth of platform and service.
  • Oversaw development teams, creative teams and external agencies for digital deliverables.
  • Grew infrastructure from one sport F1, to NASCAR, INDY 500, 12 NFL teams, US Open, and PGA events.
  • Deployed new eCommerce platform to support worldwide purchases and cross-sport.
  • Deployed a secure transaction environment for online sales, fulfillment and B2B communication.
  • Deployed mobile Point-of-Sale systems to work with different vending partners and international sales.
  • Bridged the gap between IT and the business through solutions benefiting both the consumer and our business partners. Formulated strategic goals for growth and costumer acquisition.
  • Deployed new eCommerce, marketing solutions and technical operations to work with different third parties for distribution and activation of service
  • Brand evangelist to represent the service and technology at events such as NASCAR races, F1 races, NFL games, and CES.
  • Set IT budgets and set goals for company growth and sustainability for operations.
  • FanVision is a Stephen Ross company, owner of Miami Dolphins, Related Companies and Equinox. Able to execute new product ideas and technologies in these other properties to track consumer response of new technologies.
20102014

Chief Technology Officer & Co-Founder

AMS - Asset Management System

Founded, Built, and maintained a white lable Asset Management System for corporate clients such as Qualcomm, MobiTV, Dell Computers, etc. SaaS application built using ASP.NET framework and open-source frameworks.

20062010

Managing Director, EVP of Interactive and Technology

JHG (Sold to Goble & Associates in 2010)
  • Managed client business and strategy for solutions, including the production and creation of technology and digital solutions for clients created by staff.
  • Accountable for all client interactive projects, budgets and final execution.
  • Grew company from 4 to 50 people, with $8 million in business. Managed 30 staff members. Managed all client production teams (development, creative, and account management).
  • Set IT budgets and set goals for company growth and sustainability for operations.
  • Provided project requirements and estimates guidance to supporting internal teams to allow production managers to build proposals, timelines and to avoid scope creep.
  • Provided strategic support to internal groups and clients with digital strategy, creative campaigns and development tactics.
  • Sample clients: Comcast / Disney / Buzztime / Yahoo Sports / Rogers Communications / JVC / Volcomm / Qualcomm / FLO TV / NBC / NFL
20002006

Software Architect / Product Advisor

Dell Computers
  • Provided technology-consulting support for Dell Computers for 6 years as a solution provider for web application design/development, eCommerce buy-flow/reporting and data mart development.
  • Trusted to evaluate tools and applications for clients to meet both consumer-facing and internal needs based on in-depth knowledge of clients’ high-level strategic goals and industry.
  • Deployed new search engine for Support.Dell.com and forums
  • Manage team of developers to implement medium to large-scale online applications from support to eCommerce.
  • Developed custom applications using ASP.NET, SQL Server, Oracle, Tandem, Java and Open Source technologies.
  • Designed and built databases and cubes with over 1B million rows weekly of data to support web applications and worldwide reporting systems for Dell Computers.
  • Worked with internal groups like Dell IT, Logistics, Tech Support, Dell Home Sales, Product Group, Product Group IT, Product Group Finance and Dell Home Sales Finance
  • Deploy programs and implemented processes by developing client/server tools, reporting data marts and web applications to automate/revamp old processes to meet the needs of customer growth.
19972000

Programmer / Program Analyst III

Dell Computers
  • Design / Develop customer facing web products and services for Dell.com, Support.Dell.com and  intranet applications. Dell.com was the largest highest transactional website in the world at that time.
  • Design and Build databases and reporting cubes to support web applications and executive staff.
  • Administrator of web and database servers.
  • Received the Vice President's Award, which were awarded twice a year for the company.

Technolgy

Python, PHP, C#, SQL, Postman, DBA, System administrator for AWS, Azure, Google Cloud services.

Volunteer Experience & Causes

  • Social Good support as CTO of TreeTag supporting the JungleBird.org foundation
  • Movember Spokesperson. 
  • Top Tier Impact Top, members-only ecosystem of investors, entrepreneurs and professionals who are focused on solving the critical issues of our time.

Boards

  • Board Member at Lettuce Grow, Copia, and Canopy.