Senior Member of Technical Staff, Network Engineering at eBay, Inc.
Greater New York City Area | Information Technology and Services
Summary

Engineering, operations, technology, innovation, and consulting leadership including:
• Content delivery network, mobile, and e-commerce performance technology/operations
• Large scale / global datacenter and network deployment
• Vendor negotiations and procurement for internet infrastructure services
• DevOps, outsourcing, and offshoring
• Product development, management, sales, and sales engineering
• Business plans, market research, and forecasting
• Diligence for venture, merger, and acquisition investments
• Public speaking and evangelism

Technology creation is my lifelong pursuit- 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.

Experience
Senior Member of Technical Staff, Network Engineering (2013 - Present)
eBay, Inc.
Public Company, 10,001+ employees, Internet

Network engineering, operations, and strategy for website/mobile app performance and scalability at eBay, Inc.
• Evaluation, selection, and implementation of Content Delivery Networking (CDN), DNS, and related services/technology/strategy in partnership with DevOps - platform, mobile, product, network, and site engineers
• Vendor management, negotiations, usage/cost analysis, and forecasting
• Drive resolution of site performance engineering issues
• Develop and implement strategy for website performance improvement with eBay, Inc. Affiliates such as PayPal, StubHub, and eBay Enterprise
• Write software test tools for performance and network systems analysis (Python/SQL)
• Public speaking and evangelism for eBay's leadership in performance technology
• Website performance engineering impacts 100% of eBay's annual $200B of enabled commerce

General Manager - IT Infrastructure Consulting and Sourcing Advisory (2006 - 2012)
RampRate, Inc.
Privately Held, 51-200 employees, Information Technology and Services

Led technology operations strategy and IT infrastructure contract renegotiation consulting at leading 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
• DevOps: Recruited and managed offshore software development teams
• Business plans / forecasting and operations strategy / analysis
• 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 (Acquired by Akamai)
Information Technology and Services

Managed entire global content delivery network and datacenter operations including 24x7 NOC (Network Operations Center) / customer service, engineers, network, colocation of thousands of Linux servers, performance, budget/forecasting, and vendor management
• Responsible for 80 global datacenter co-location sites and DevOps management
• Product development, marketing, and sales of digital media services to Fortune 500 and other clients- grew media CDN from zero to 25% of sales
• Worked with venture capital firm on diligence leading to a $5M investment
• 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 Amazon.com

Video Content Delivery Network Manager (1997 - 1999)
TEN-TV (Acquired by Nokia)
Information Technology and Services

Designed, built, and managed operation of one of the first video content delivery networks
• Datacenter colocation management: two US and one UK sites with satellite fed video servers
• 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 (Acquired by Citrix)
Information Technology and Services

QA and sales engineering for the first generation of streaming video servers
• Datacenter colocation management: Exodus Santa Clara first generation of Linux based streaming video servers (Linux kernel was in beta development stage)
• 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
Information Technology and Services

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

Digital Audio Engineer (1993 - 1996)
Sonic Solutions, Emmy Award Winning Technology Firm
Information Technology and Services

Sonic Solutions was spun out of Lucasfilm to develop digital audio production systems
• Specialized in IP networks for studios to share/edit/mix/view sound and video files
• Sales engineering and support for the first generation of digital music/sound editing systems
• Achieved multimillion dollar sales in Brazil and managed sales engineering staff
• IPO 1994

Skills & Expertise

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

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

Dual Degree Program w/ UC Berkeley

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

Dual 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