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Chief Technology Officer Resume

New York, NY

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY:

Results oriented IT executive with strong track record managing and delivering creative, versatile technical solutions that provide strategic business value and competitive advantage. Adept at managing IT teams within start - up firms as well as global organizations. Extensive expertise in M & A situations, particularly technology and team integration. Experienced developing products and organizations responding to rapidly changing business demands. Skilled in high-performance, high-availability real-time enterprise architectures, and software development. Technology innovation and management expertise created market-leading solutions resulting in acquisitions.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:

Confidential, New York, NY

Chief Technology Officer

Responsibilities:

  • Confidential connects meal planning sites to online grocers with desktop and mobile tools that deliver end-to-end meal planning, preparation, social media and grocery purchase.

Confidential, Princeton, NJ

Director, Market Data Technology

Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for all Market Data systems. Mission critical, real-time systems drove over $1.5B in annual revenue across all company divisions; market leading products.
  • Transformed organization to deliver high quality, reliable solutions providing stringent accuracy and high-availability.
  • Managed global organization of IT professionals (including Architects, Developers, Engineers).
  • Recruited from MarketWatch to formulate/implement strategic vision to address portfolio of 27 obsolete/aging Market Data systems and to engage executive business sponsors to affect the change.
  • Lead analysis, architecture and delivery of new high performance, enterprise-wide Market Data Platform.
  • Multi-data center, SOA, grid computing based solution with orders of magnitude more capacity, scalability; new base for future products.
  • Achieved 100% uptime over 3 years in production.
  • Developed complex analytics engine/applications to achieve high-throughput time critical calculations from over 200 global data sources across all asset classes processing over 1 billion ticks/day.
  • Spearheaded creation of enterprise wide organization to define data strategy resulting in $2M/year savings.
  • Initiated and chaired executive Market Data Steering group.
  • Created short-term tactical and long-term strategic roadmaps to meet current and future needs.
  • Transformed the market data IT infrastructure and organization.
  • Rebuilt and mentored development team; introduced modern development practices and technologies.
  • Agile and continuous integration methodology engaging teams in multiple geographies.
  • Pioneered Open Source usage across firm resulting in licensing fees savings of $5M/year.
  • Lead successful 14-month overseas outsourced development project to rebuild WSJ statistics/graphics, saving $1M.
  • Represented DJ at industry events due to recognized expertise in market data, data usage, open source.

Technology: Java, C++, Redhat Linux, Wombat, LBM, AMQP, GigaSpaces, mySQL, .NET, SQL Server. Agile Development.

Confidential, Minneapolis, MN

Vice President, Engineering

Responsibilities:

  • Developed News, Market Data, Portfolio, Alerts, Analytics, Charting and other applications and related systems for destination sites serving millions of users and over 700 licensing clients.
  • Established MarketWatch as a market leader, providing innovative, web-enabled tools to meet needs of financial institutions and media firms by redesigning product suite/tools to scale and react to rapid market changes.
  • Merged acquired company (Pinnacor, itself a three company roll up) technology group into unified team. Relocated/restructured/transitioned staff.
  • Team responsible for doubling sales to $80M.
  • Built and enhanced real time news systems for news production, workflow, and dissemination.
  • Won Thomson as the largest customer due to innovative information tools.
  • Utilizing cutting-edge Web 2.0 technologies and hosted solutions addressed dynamic workflow needs of customers.
  • Implemented Agile methodology and systems to deal with conflicting business unit priorities.
  • Managed international development team/QA in four locations in two countries.

Confidential, Santa Clara, CA

Vice President, Engineering

Responsibilities:

  • Recruited by former Confidential to lead new company.
  • Drove the product vision and released first product in 7 months.
  • Grew the organization from 6 to over 40 professionals; personally recruited and managed senior managers for Engineering, QA, Product Management, Finance, HR, and Professional Services groups.

Confidential, Santa Clara, CA

Vice President, Engineering

Responsibilities:

  • Transformed staff of over 125 professionals from start up into focused team resulting in next generation system.
  • Managed all Development, Product Management, and QA. Implemented process and methodology.
  • Migrated opportunity focused group to professional engineering team.

Confidential, San Francisco, CA

Vice President, Engineering

Responsibilities:

  • Productized satellite delivery of 24X7 advertising for guaranteed delivery of broadcast quality media to radio and TV stations, networks, and cable head ends.
  • Designed/developed Media Asset Management products.
  • Products quadrupled client base.
  • Combined international delivery network of acquired company and merged Development, Quality Assurance, and Technical Support teams.

Confidential, Hamilton, NJ

Chief Technical Officer

Responsibilities:

  • Architecture, design, development of fundamental and derived financial data system.
  • Normalized data across global accounting/currency facilitating investment decisions.
  • Built infrastructure, tools, work flow automation to support data collection and collation,
  • Created value-added calculations for data from 55 countries in multiple media/natural languages.

Confidential, Jersey City, NJ

Vice President, Network Systems Development

Responsibilities:

  • Developed, deployed globally data systems, applications 24 X 7 systems.
  • Transitioned legacy systems to modern client/server, n-tier architectures.
  • Ticker Plants, Databases and Data Warehousing Newswires, Price History and Fundamental Data.

Confidential, Palo Alto, CA

Vice President & General Manager

Responsibilities:

  • Managed Product Marketing, Development, Professional Services. Revenue increases 8-fold during tenure.
  • Developed Professional Services group supporting dozens of global clients.

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