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Director of Data Engineering

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Director of Data Engineering

Thrive Global

I lead the development and implementation of Thrive's Data Strategy, growing the team from zero to 8 and growing team. Building out the next data platform for Thrive Machine learning efforts and data-driven strategy.

  • Customer analytics, Product Analytics, Data Science
  • Data Engineering, Analytics Engineering, Machine learning

Lead Data Engineer ( Manager)

Thrive Global

I am focused on defining & executing Thrive's Data Engineering Strategy.

  • As the Lead - designed & architected the Data Platform with a solid team of engineers creating the foundation. We rely on data testing and foundational data modelling to move from 0 data tests to 2,000 + and reduced failure.
  • I led and implemented a complete restructuring of the data stack, 0 to 1,000+ data models, building the foundation for a trusted analytics base.
  • Raised information security by designing and moving everything to infrastructure as code (Terraform)

Senior Data Engineer/ Senior Software Engineer


I work on the Union Squared team, developing integrations and all other essential software backends and data engineering software. 

  • Learned Python, SQL, JavaScript, and Terraform.
  • DB worked in PostgreSQL, Redshift, and Snowflake.
  • Data movement from trunk and load to Kafka streaming.
  • Job Orchestration Airflow, Luigi, and others.
  • SuiteScrip ( Javascript)  & workflow development ( NetSuite)
  • Platforms Salesforce, NetSuite,  Salesforce marketing cloud etc.
  • Tech Leadership on multiple projects - Integrations, data movement.

Application Developer & other stuff

Kit and Ace

An intense constantly changing international clothing "startup"  that went gone from 1 store to over 70+ and in 5 countries in 24 months,  formerly insane growth

  • Cross-functional financial reporting and requirements gathering, report building, dashboards, and KPI analysis 
  • Responsible for timely resolution of application issues, and undertake regular reviews of internal and external support KPI & SLA's
  • Manage application Change Process ( Git, NetSuite Suitebundler)
  • Business requirements gathering and solution delivery analysis 
  • Develop scripts to customize system functionality  (JavaScript, SQL, etc)
  • Engage in system enhancements, enable new features, and support business execution

Inventory & Forecast Analyst - Manager

PAI Health
  • I was responsible for functional financial reporting, requirements gathering, report creation, dashboards, and KPI analysis.  I worked closely with finance, sales, and operations to create many different KPIs to measure success.
  • Managed many changes in the original Netsuite Scope to match new business needs. These include our North American expansion into a global company, warehouse additions USA, Canada, EU, HK, and a massive web store expansion.
  • Assisted with business requirements gathering and developed many solutions for a gamut of business processes.  


Grant Dunbar

Director Product Management  @ PAI Health

His analytical nature and high proficiency with excel provide both the insight and tools for management to make the right decisions. Tim is a highly motivated individual who is constantly refining complex data into easily communicable mediums. Tim arrives early and manages Asian contract manufacturers late, he is on the details and it shows in his ability to smooth out the peaks and valleys in our supply chain