About me / CV

ConvertKit - Director of Engineering

I've been leading engineering at ConvertKit since January of 2017.

Key highlights:
  • Built the team from 3 engineers to 15+
  • Built an infrastructure that sends nearly 1B emails / month
  • Grown ARR from 5M to over 15M

PipelineDeals - VP of Engineering

From 2007 to 2017, I built PipelineDeals from an idea to a complete and popular CRM product. I scaled the engineering team, the product, and the infrastructure to handle tens of thousands of customers and millions of dollars of annual revenue.

As VP of engineering I tended to 3 major roles:

Team Leader

I built the engineering team from just me to managing 3 teams and 15 engineers.

  • I pay special attention to fostering a healthy engineering team culture.
  • We care deeply about our software delivery process, ensuring there is just enough process to work, without it feeling too cumbersome to all parties involved. I ensure the end result is high quality.
  • Our team easily passes the Joel test, and we strive to make ourselves better through investment days, hack days, and LearnFests.
  • I believe in empowering engineers to do their best work by attracting and hiring amazing people. I care deeply about fostering a healthy team culture and achieving team happiness. I embrace remote working and have years of experience making remote teams a success.
  • I am co-organizer of the Philly CTO School, a meetup group where we talk about problems facing engineering leaders.

Product Engineer

  • I am passionate about making software products come to life.
  • I have over 10 years of experience developing, maintaining, and refactoring large-scale Rails applications.
  • I have deep technical knowledge of Ruby, Rails, Mysql and Redis.
  • I've invested a lot of time learning new frontend tech: React/Redux, ES6, Electron and creating static site SPAs.

Infrastructure Manager

About Me

I live outside of Philadelphia in an old house with my wife, 2 sons, and 2 dogs. I am an avid runner and cook.