New York, NY
Director of Technology, RegistryPro (October
2001 – Present)
From its conception, lead the design, development and deployment
of .pro, a new global top level domain name for professionals.
Champion the technology strategy of the domain name both inside
and outside the organization. Specific responsibilities include:
- Create specifications for the company’s entire technology
platform, co-ordinate architecture and development, and effect
timely deployment of software and hardware.
- Co-ordinate extension of network to points of presence on
- Manage the hiring of developers, managers, and other technology
personnel as needed for specific projects.
- Manage key technology relationships with both clients and
Director of Strategy, Technology (Nov.
2000 – Oct. 2001, some duties ongoing)
Work directly with the CTO, CEO, COO, and various department
heads as the company’s principal technology strategist.
Key responsibilities and achievements include:
- Develop business cases for prospective products, including
extensive technology analysis and projected P&L.
- Act as principal technology liaison to various industry fora,
including the IETF, ICANN, the regional internet registries,
and the ENUM Forum.
- Create patent disclosure for newly developed intellectual
Lead Network/Security Engineer (June
1999 – November 2000)
Responsible for all aspects of network design and planning,
guiding the development of a major dot-com’s network through
IPO phase. Also responsible for information security throughout
the organization. Developed budgets, negotiate for and purchase
equipment and services required for the continued operation and
expansion of the network. Hired and trained all network, security,
and PBX personnel. Major accomplishments include:
- Introduce significant improvements in fault-tolerance and
performance, including: use of intelligent server load balancing,
addition of geographically dispersed data centers and upstream
internet service providers, pre-emptive caching of content.
- Improved monitoring of hosts and network equipment to ensure
prompt responses to problems and to evaluate long term trends
- All major projects realized on-time and significantly under
- Significantly exceeded a series of uptime goals, from 99.7%
in Q3 1999 to 99.97% in Q2 2000.
- Reduced load time of the site's home page by approximately
50%, despite significant increases in traffic.
First employee and technology architect for an internet service provider,
from its inception through its development as a major regional provider.
Oversaw all aspects of technology design, planning and operations,
including network engineering, software development, and customer
service. Made personnel decisions and managed all employees in the
technology department. Initially acted as principal system administrator
and architect for all services, including web servers, mail systems,
caching proxies, and administrative systems. On an extremely limited
budget, designed and deployed a highly redundant network with over
a dozen POPs and three principal data centers.
Salt Lake City, UT
Responsible for all aspects of administering several UNIX systems
running BSDi, FreeBSD, and Solaris 2.5. Duties included upgrading
and maintaining essential system services such as BIND, sendmail,
and gcc, as well as altering kernel configuration to meet functional
and security requirements. Responsible for all TCP/IP services, including
INN, HTTP (Netscape, Apache and ApacheSSL), and FTP. Ensure that all
systems and applications are secure. Extensive use of perl and C/C++
to develop scripts and applications needed to facilitate system administration.
Developed and administered an e-commerce solution which handled all
aspects of sales and product delivery for a popular gaming software
Salt Lake City, UT
Worked as an independent world wide web developer. Developed web pages
local businesses using HTML, perl for CGI scripts and a variety of
graphics tools. Also performed UNIX security analysis and consulting
for a local Internet Service Provider.
|Meridian Title Company
Salt Lake City, UT
Administered and maintained a SCO UNIX system. Duties included all
aspects of system administration, including user and file management,
network configuration/ troubleshooting and software maintenance, acquisition
- Elected chair of the ENUM Forum’s Applications Working
Group in 2001.
- Selected to ICANN’s Redemption Grace Period Technical
Steering Group in 2002.
- Debate coach for New York’s Stuyvesant High School and
Salt Lake City’s West High. Teams placed either first or
second in respective state competitions six times.
Hardware: Intel-based systems; Sun Sparc; Cisco routers and firewalls;
F5, Extreme, Lucent, Netscreen networking equipment
OS: FreeBSD, Linux, Solaris, Windows NT/2000
Software: Apache, Sendmail, Postfix, Exchange, BIND, squid,
Languages: Perl, C, C++, Java, shell scripts, HTML, Apple Script
Protocols: DNS, SMTP, POP, IMAP, BGP, OSPF