I’m a geek at heart, with a history of disassembling anything that has screws and a plug. Professionally I’ve been a tech executive for the last 20 years, although I love being a hands-on contributor. I have a lot of consumer experience with Social, Communication, Virtual Goods, Communities, Avatars, 3D, Two-Sided Marketplaces, and User Generated Content.
My day job is at a little Internet startup called Google. What is it like to work there? I have my good days, and I have my great days. I manage a suite of internal products for developer productivity (IDEs, code review, issue tracking, project management, knowledge management, launch readiness) and I am frequently hiring product managers. If you are interested in this space, please contact me.
If I am not in the Bay Area, I am likely in New Orleans, where I am an advisor to Idea Village, a startup accelerator helping build great companies that create more opportunity for NOLA.
When I’m not near a computer, I like to be as far away from them as possible, and I’ve found backpacking is a rewarding way to achieve this goal.
Berkeley is my home, and New Orleans is my second favorite place. In the words of Tennessee Williams, “America has only three cities: New York, San Francisco, and New Orleans. Everywhere else is Cleveland.”
Previous lives included developing video games (credits in 20+ titles, including the original Sim City), and tortilla-dodging action as part of the Incredibly Strange Wrestling crew.