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Experience
imwave, Inc.

VP, IT

2019 - present

Management of existing PPC bid-management system and redesign of new system. Determine milestones, deadlines and development calendar. Create specs for any outsourcing that takes place & manage all outsourced team members.

Accomplishments

  • Automated (previously manual) daily routines
  • Stabilized systems
  • Optimized PPC bid algorithms
Buffalo State College

Adjunct Professor

2019 - present

Computer Information Systems

  • CIS375: Programming For The Internet Environment I (HTML, CSS, Javascript)
  • CIS400: Visual Basic Programming For The Windows Environment
Eric Nagel & Associates

President

2009 - 2014, 2017 - 2019

PHP Application development, web application support and build-out of websites powered by affiliate marketing. Employ Search Engine Optimization (SEO) and other services such as web analytics, lead generation/landing page design, blogging, and podcasting to attract customers and generate sales.

Accomplishments

  • Achieved page 1 Google rankings for several competitive keywords and increased organic search traffic.
  • Named “Top Performing Affiliate” by multiple merchant programs.
  • Automated PPC bidding process for over 600 Google AdGroups.
Rust Built, Inc.

Managing Partner

2017 - present

Negotiated and managed the acquisition of multiple business units including Type-A Parent and Honoway Interactive. Built online tools for the Type-A members-only group, the Tribe, which included custom PHP applications and WordPress plugins.

Affiliate Summit

Advisor

2015 - present

Contribute thoughts, opinions, and insights into the planning of Affiliate Summit events, as well as voting on speaker proposals and Pinnacle Awards.

FMTC

CTO

2014 - Nov 2017

Oversees technology development and maintenance while managing Engineering personnel, budget and resources and actively contributing as an Engineer. Contributes to strategic planning and execution.

Accomplishments

  • Cut hosting costs by 75% while increasing reliability and availability
  • Brought new products to market
  • Streamlined processes to reduce data entry time and increase productivity
  • Incorporated Amazon Mechanical Turk into data entry process
ShopperUK.com

Webmaster

2005 - 2009

Comprehensive role that encompassed project management as well as development of affiliate websites and supporting systems. Led projects through entire project development lifecycle from inception to completion.

Accomplishments

  • Provided technical/managerial oversight to development team of local and overseas contractors.
  • Migrated portfolio of websites from shared hosting environment to dedicated hosting environment.
  • Programmed shopping search engine with parallel queries of multiple data sources.
Choice One OnLine

Manager Of Operations

1999 - 2005

Promoted to direct all aspects of Web development projects. Developed RFP responses, technical requirements of proposals, and estimated number of development hours. Prepared individual, department and project schedules; coordinated with project managers, graphics designers, web developers, and programmers to deliver final product.

Accomplishments

  • Revamped production processes, including the introduction of new scheduling and QA procedures.
  • Developed and presented training seminars on eBusiness and website design to help local businesses improve their existing Web presence.
  • Helped facilitate rapid growth by providing technical sales support to sales team and technical consulting to large clients.
Education
University of Phoenix

MBA, EBusiness

2001 - 2004

Relevant courses include: Managerial Communication, Operations Management, Information Management In Business, E-Business Operations and E-Strategy Formulation And Implementation

3.74 GPA

SUNY at Buffalo

Bachelor’s, Computer Science

1997 - 2001

3.38 GPA

Certifications
  • Zend PHP Certified Engineer
  • Certified E-Commerce Consultant
  • Master CIW Designer
  • Disney’s Approach to Leadership Excellence
  • Disney’s Approach to Quality Service
  • Disney’s Approach to Business Excellence
Management
Entrepreneurship
90%
Strategic Thinking
85%
Execution Planning
100%
Remote Workforces
95%
Technical
PHP
90%
MySQL
80%
Amazon Web Services
75%
mTurk
80%
WordPress
85%
Online Marketing
Affiliate Marketing
100%
SEO
90%
Analytics
80%