I am an experienced technologist with over 20 years of experience in technology. Over 15 years have been spent in pre-launch and pre-IPO startups designing and managing efficient and reliable build and release processes and systems, enabling nimble process and reliable systems. Over 10 of these years have been in the financial/trading industries.
Additionally, I have experience with call center technology, travel industry technologies, and writing, having written articles and taken photographs published in newspapers, trade magazines and textbooks.
I am also an experienced Airbnb host, currently running the most-reviewed listing in Chicago, having hosted over 450 reservations since 2010 exceeding six figures in revenue. This is an experience that has helped me develop a keen sense for developing customer satisfaction, as well as allowed me to meet people from at least three dozen different countries from around the world - representing every populated continent. As a host I've been featured in Airbnb promotional material and interviewed for press ranging from Crain's Chicago Business to WTTW, the local PBS affilliate here in Chicago.
When not working at my primary profession, I enjoy being a photographer, cyclist, traveler, demographics geek, urban explorer, and novice painter.