I specialize in building software that creates efficiencies from manual processes, adding scalability as well as profitability.
Although I've been programming since about 7 years old, my career path has lead in several interesting directions, including journalist, electronics technician on a submarine for the US Navy as well as 15 years in a variety of sales roles, which allows me to bring a non-traditional background to programming giving me a better understanding of customers needs and the ability to communicate complex technical issues on a non-technical/human level.
I have deep knowledge of publishing, advertising, conference development and financial services. I have touched on other industries in my career and can adapt without significant ramp up time.
Also I switch careers at nearly 40 simply by telling my manager I could develop software that would make his business more efficient and profitable and then accomplished that.
I grew up in Brooklyn, but now live in suburban Connecticut with my wife and three sons.