Senior Member of Technical Staff, Network Engineering
Greater New York City Area | Information Technology and Services

Engineering, operations, technology, and innovation leadership:
• Internet Infrastructure management: content delivery networks / datacenter / network / NOC
• Vendor negotiations and procurement for internet infrastructure services
• International engineering team management
• Product development/management, sales, and sales engineering
• Diligence for venture, merger, and acquisition investments / business plans / forecasting
• Public speaking and evangelism

Technology creation is my favorite activity- some formative highlights:
• Built a Heathkit shortwave radio, as a kid
• Apple ][+ BASIC programming classes at the University of California in 6th grade
• Worked as assistant electromechanical prototype design engineer during high school
• Began using Internet and BSD 4.3 UNIX for programming and early social networking (messaging, forums, email, image sharing) at the University of California
• Startup IPO at Sonic Solutions in 1994 - I specialized in IP networks for music studios

The field of technology lends itself to working with great people all over the world- and that is the most important reward for me.

Senior Member of Technical Staff, Network Engineering (2013 - Present)
eBay, Inc.

Core infrastructure engineering, operations, and strategy for web/mobile app performance and scalability for eBay, Inc's $200B/yr of enabled commerce
• Design, deploy, and manage content delivery network (CDN) architecture and configurations
• Lead software development of CDN API utilization for visualization, control, and reporting
• Evaluation, selection, and implementation of CDN, DNS, and related services/technology/strategy
• Responsible for CDN related escalation for any issues that arise in network operations center
• Vendor management, negotiations, usage/cost analysis, and budget responsibility
• Public speaking at Velocity, Akamai Edge, and other events focusing on site/app performance

General Manager - IT Infrastructure Consulting and Sourcing Advisory (2006 - 2012)
RampRate, Inc.

Led technology operations strategy and IT infrastructure contract renegotiation consulting at top boutique outsourcing firm RampRate (ranked #2 by WSJ 2007)

Scoped/wrote/closed/delivered statements of work and consulting engagements:
• CDN / digital media architecture, strategy, operations, and product management
• Colocation / IP network / managed hosting contracts baselines, benchmarks, and renegotiation
• Business plans / forecasting and operations strategy / analysis
• DevOps: recruited and managed offshore software development teams
• Over 250 consults to hedge funds / banks / VCs / investors for their diligence on tech firms

My client base consisted of large internet infrastructure builders, buyers, and investors such as eBay, Microsoft, Intel, Citibank, Goldman Sachs, Sony, Penske, Expedia, the Government of Ontario, Activision, ATT, and Level3

Vice President, Operations (1999 - 2003)
Speedera Networks CDN (Startup Acquired by Akamai)

VP of global content delivery network and datacenter operations including 24x7 NOC (Network Operations Center), customer service, engineers, network, colocation of thousands of Linux servers, budget/forecasting, and vendor management
• Managed 80 global datacenter co-location sites and internet connectivity
• Product development, marketing, and sales of digital media services to Fortune 500 and other clients- grew media CDN from zero to 25% of sales
• Pitched and helped close $5M VC investment in Speedera - I supplied tech/ops diligence
• Speedera was successful, profitable, and acquired by Akamai in 2005
• Client subset: Sony Music, NASA, CBS Broadcasting, Fox Television, Microsoft, HP, Intel, Univision, National Hockey League, National Public Radio, and

Video Content Delivery Network Manager (1997 - 1999)
TEN-TV (Startup Acquired by Nokia)

• Designed, built, and managed operation of one of the first video content delivery networks
• Deployed and managed three international datacenter co-location sites
• Authored early CDN patent #6801576
• Grew internet video service revenue from zero to 80% of TEN-TV's sales
• Client subset: Microsoft, IBM, Lotus, Compaq, Novell, Siebel, ValueLine, and Gartner

Digital Video Engineer - Streaming Media (1996 - 1997)
VDOnet (Startup Acquired by Citrix)

• QA and sales engineering for the first generation of streaming video servers
• System administration for datacenter co-located Linux servers (Linux was in Beta!)
• Live streaming video event delivery sales, support, management

Sound Systems Engineer - Contract During Film Post Production (1996 - 1996)
The English Patient, Academy Award Winning Film

Sound systems engineering for the film "The English Patient" at the Saul Zaentz Film Center during audio post production and sound mixing
• Circuit board electronics rework of mixing consoles including capacitor and opamp upgrades
• Custom electromechanical builds of six-track 35mm dubbing recorder preamplifier circuits
• Daily calibration of sound surround (Dolby), mixing console, and 24 track tape machines
• The English Patient won an Academy Award for Best Sound

Digital Audio Engineer (1993 - 1996)
Sonic Solutions (Startup with IPO in 1994)

Sonic Solutions was spun out of Lucasfilm to develop digital audio production systems
• Specialized in IP networks for studios to share/edit/mix/view audio and video files
• Sales engineering and support for the first generation of digital audio editing systems
• Achieved multimillion dollar sales in Brazil and managed sales engineering staff

Skills & Expertise

Network Engineering, Network Operations Center, Operations Management, Content Delivery Networks, Data Center, Outsourcing, Offshoring, Product Management, Vendor Management, Strategy, Forecasting, Management Consulting, Management, Leadership, Consulting, Sales Engineering, Managed Services, Competitive Analysis, Business Strategy, IT Strategy, Streaming Media

Columbia University - Columbia Business School (2002 - 2004)
Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.),

Dual MBA Degree Program w/ UC Berkeley

University of California, Berkeley, Haas School of Business (2002 - 2003)
Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.),

Dual MBA Degree Program w/ Columbia University

University of California, Santa Cruz (1988 - 1992)
Bachelor of Arts (B.A.), Economics

Completed three year Electronic Sound Engineering Program
Summer semesters (Japanese/Economics) at Joochi (Sophia) University, Tokyo, Japan