14 years in software, telecom and startups. Associate partner, Oliver Wyman consulting. Led strategy work on search, advertising and wireless networks. CEO/founder of e-Smog, an angel-funded startup that built a reservation and pricing system for auto stations in Northern California. Manager, Product/Marketing/Biz dev, SyChip, chip startup spun out of Bell Labs, sold for $140m. MBA from Stanford, and BS in Computer Science with outstanding honors from the University of Maryland at College park.
20+ years of experience in software, architecture and gaming systems. Founder, Tagrio, Semantic tagging for Social Networks. Lead Architect for Navio Communications(then Liberate Technologies). Inventor and designer, Berkeley Systems. Completed PhD coursework in computer modeling & geophysics from UC Davis; holds BS in computer science, economics & music from Cornell University.
13 years of hotel sales experience. Director of Sales and Marketing, Orchard Hotel and the Orchard Garden hotel, a sister property. Senior Sales manager, Joie de Vivre Hospitality Group covering several properties in Northern California, Received “Extraordinary service/employee of the year” Award during tenure. Board member, Bay area business travel association. Holds a BA in English, San Diego State University.
Over 16 years of extensive experience in software engineering and management. Most recently served as Sr. Director of Engineering at Ziosoft in charge of building engineering, QA, technical support and manufacturing groups. Held various engineering management positions at NextLabs and EFI. Responsible for releasing numerous of software products, ranging from award-winning EFI Fiery, desktop security software to enterprise web app. Board Member at the San Jose State University CS department Industry Advisory. BS in EECS from UC Berkeley and MS from Stanford.
11 years in digital marketing and product development in large agencies and startups. . Media Director/Co-founder, Mintbox. Led the development on a cross-channel offer management and ad delivery platform enabling retailers to link in-store sales to online promotions. Spent 5 years managing digital strategy and analytics for several Microsoft business units while at McCann Erickson. Holds MS Finance, from The University of Arizona, and BS in Economics from The Ohio State University.
Led modeling team at Pearl.com (JustAnswer). Extensive experience in machine learning-based dynamic pricing models at Pearl.com. MS-level thesis and post-graduate research at Center for Advanced Computing Research at Caltech in statistics/machine learning applied to High Energy Physics. Published in top journals for statistics in particle physics and invited speaker at ACAT 08. Undergrad in EE from Politecnico of Milan and grad level courses in statistics from U. of Milan - Bicocca.
10 years of strategy, web, info, brand, type, and visual design experience. Founder and Creative Director at NowTwist - a brand, design, and strategy studio, LIFT - professionalism in art and design group, and Visual Infusion - creativity community. Creative Director at Campus Living Villages and Elliptic Reel. Lead Designer at Inteloquence. Designer at Markatos Moore, Imagine Learning, and NIU. Member of several design communities. Holds a MFA with focus in Graphic Design at Academy of Art University in San Francisco, CA ,and a BFA with focus in Visual Design at Northern Illinois University in DeKalb, IL.