- Degree: Bachelor of Arts in Political Science, Philosophy (Class of '09)
- Cumulative GPA: 3.2/4.0, Major GPAs: 3.7/4.0
- Honors: Dean's List 2007-2009, Full-Tuition Scholarship and Odyssey Scholar
- Graduate Classes: Building the New Venture, Financial Accounting (Booth School)
Hi, Thank you for taking time from your busy day to read through this personal website of mine. As you've noticed, I have an eclectic background. To go a little further into it, I was immersed in an independent studies program during high school, which helped me to become a self-starter. As a Philosophy & Political Science major during college, I engaged my love of learning to explore a wide-array of theoretical topics in addition to more pragmatic concepts at the graduate business school-level (UChicago's Booth School). Meanwhile, I started an investments club, which taught students how to both trade (short-term wagers with technical analysis) and invest (long-term buy/hold strategy using Warren Buffet-style fundamental analysis).
Post college, I began my professional career as a high-frequency derivatives trader (primarily hedging U.S. Treasury bonds) in Chicago's downtown. After learning the market, I decided to take a leap back into the tech-sector, where I began designing & developing websites using myriad technologies, including HTML5, CSS3 / SASS, JS / jQuery, PHP and MySQL. I spent three years at Inflection, LLC, where I wore many hats, yet with an emphasis on the front-end. For example, I was the lead developer for split testing whole flows of PeopleSmart.com, which receives millions of views monthly. Also, I revamped Inflection's entire admin area, which enables split tests, order fulfillment, customer tracking, et al.
Once I left Inflection, I traveled extensively (both domestically and abroad). Upon returning, I joined my friend's startup, Grid (grid.gs), as CTO; however, Grid met a number of financial obstacles and much of the executive team disbanded. I learned a lot about early-stage ventures during this experience. Meanwhile, I kicked off development of my own large-scale website, which has yet to be launched and monetized. It has a cutting-edge UI, employs PHP + MySQL to run the back-end, and it's primarily developed from scratch (i.e. all my custom work). Expected launch timeframe: Q2 of 2016. It'll be a game changer!
Going forward, I hope to work alongside other driven, self-starters. Great things happen with great people, right? Even during the most difficult projects, I keep a good attitude - I really enjoy helping companies scale while making awesome web tools that many, many people can use!
If you'd like to chat with me (grab a coffee or interview with me for an exciting role), then please feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Fiji, Germany, Austria, Italy, Czech Republic, Poland, Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Netherlands, Spain, Greece
Sports & Hobbies
- Scuba diving ("Advanced Diver" certification attained), piloting airplanes (working towards a pilot's license), skydiving, tennis, snowboarding, water sports / sailing