IDEO is a global design consulting firm that applies design thinking to physical products, services, environments, and digital experiences.
I joined IDEO to build and scale IDEO Creative Difference, a data driven tool to help organizations become more innovative and adaptive based on IDEO's design research.
Our work was covered by Fast Company. You can spot me "working" in the group photo (I'm in the backwards hat =).
Flow Kana 2016
Flow Kana is a California-based small batch cannabis brand powered by sustainable farmers. Flow Kana is offered to socially conscious, quality oriented consumers through dispensaries and direct-to-consumer delivery.
I worked with Flow Kana's founders to scale the product and engineering teams. I revamped roadmapping and sprint practices, increased engineering rigor, reliability, and test coverage.
I also ran successful hiring processes for Product and Engineering leadership roles.
Josephine is a community marketplace that empowers cooks to sell home cooked meals, helping food entrepreneurs across the country sell over 100,000 home cooked meals to their neighbors, friends, and fellow community members.
I began as many technical co-founders do: sole contributor / lonely coder. I took on all brand, product design and software engineering responsibilities, and as our team grew, my focus shifted to leadership. I recruited talent and established the culture for our product and engineering practices. I ran weekly sprints and quarterly prioritizations, code reviews and pair programming sessions, and here and there still got to write some code.
In late 2016 I decided to step aside from my role and passed the baton to our exceptionally talented and inspiring team. You can read more about Josephine in The Atlantic, SF Chronicle, NPR, and VICE.
I also served on hackNY's Board of Directors for 4 years alongside professors from NYU, Columbia, MIT, and Carnegie Mellon.
New York University 2007
I spent 3 years working for NYU's College of Arts and Science and Stern School of Finance.
At Stern, I was the front-end lead for http://vlab.stern.nyu.eduVlab, an tool for financial volatility analysis built under Nobel recipient Robert Engle.
At CAS, I designed, built and maintained several web sites for NYU's College of Arts and Sciences and performed various system administrator tasks.
The Great Cornholio 1997
This web site is where it all began – a lifelong obsession with computers and putting things online. I made it in junior high and rediscovered it through the amazing Internet Archive. The site was hosted on AOL Hometown.
To this day I'm proud of the old school gifs, horrible HTML, and my sweet sweet braces.