VP of Engineering and Development at PictureU
August 2013 - Present | Atlanta, GA
Responsible for all Technology and Engineering related aspects of current and future products and services. Responsible for delivering innovative, quality applications and solutions that meet client requirements, industry standards, and company goals.
Chief Technology Officer at Ticket Alternative
February 2012 - August 2013
Assuring the successful execution of the business mission through development and deployment of the TA's technology. Ross leads the implementation of applications and technology, planning for risk and growth. In partnership with the companyâs founders, he will identify opportunities and risks for delivering the companyâs services, including identification of competitive services, opportunities for innovation, and assessment of marketplace obstacles and technical hurdles to the business success and growth.
• Deployed new e-commerce platform on Ruby and Rails utilizing Spree
• Built new event ticketing & box office system which increased online sales by 45% and total sales by 65%
• Building new two new platforms
Chief Operating Officer at Triplingo
January 2011 - February 2012
TripLingo plans to be the leader in language e-learning mobile and web products. Our product upgrades trips for business and leisure travelers by making it easy and fun to learn the local language and culture. We create a customized learning experience tailored to the unique interests, needs, and preferences of each user. Our product is entertaining, feature and content rich, and practical. TripLingo is there when you need it, and can be accessed via the web and through native iPhone, Android, and Windows mobile devices.
VP of Engineering at Deposco
January 2009 - December 2010
Plan, direct, and coordinate all activities associated with creating software across the company. Prioritize and allocate projects, products, and resources both in-house and outsourced. Participate in the strategic decisions about technology, definition, and implementation of the software products. Plan, direct, and coordinate activities of a cross-functional technology organization.
VP, Product Marketing at Servigistics
June 2008 - December 2008
Define and refine strategies for all products and solutions on a global basis. Key responsibilities include creating sales and pricing strategies, designing solution messaging, developing collateral, ensuring field readiness, increasing market awareness, and compiling market and competitive intelligence.
VP of Solution Consulting at Servigistics
August 2006 - June 2008
Responsible for managing a team of pre-sales consultants. Focusing on staff development, process development and controls, and formulating and contributing to the strategies and plans for the sales organization.
Chief Technology Officer at Commerce Science
May 2004 - August 2006
Managed the hardware and software infrastructure of an ASP e-Commerce company. Focused on Product Development, Program, and Production management of the company.
â¢ Managed internationally outsourced development team
â¢ Created new product channel for Software as a Service for financial institutions
â¢ Designed and created specifications for two major product additions
â¢ Launched three new ASP programs for different market verticals
Owner at CareerFish
January 2003 - December 2005
Founder and Partner of an Internet job meta-search engine
CTO at MediaOcean
October 1999 - October 2002
Responsible for all technology strategy consistent with overall business strategy and market needs. Developed objectives, policies, budgets, and operating plans for the development, quality assurance, production operations, and information technology departments and directed their interpretation, implementation, and achievement. Worked with other executives to define product goals, direction, and schedules; ensured departments worked cross-functionally. Worked under the direct supervision of the CEO and managed 5 direct reports with a total of 67 employees.
Engineering Manager at Marimba
March 1999 - October 1999
Responsible for all consulting and sales engineering based in the Southeast. Provided sales, technical, and consulting support to all companyÂs southeast customers. Helped to provide single technical point of contact for all large customersÂ needs in the Southeast.
Â Opened southeast office
Â Helped meet revenue goals in officeÂs first year
Consultant at IntelliNet
February 1998 - March 1999
Provided development, database, and Internet expertise to consulting projects around the Southeast. Managed small teams of consultants, created responses to RFPs, fixed bids, and project plans for customers.
Product Manager at BT Squared, Technologies
March 1997 - February 1998
Selected product features, assessed client needs, distilled requirements, and implemented product prototypes.
Â Created first Internet prototype in setting new product strategy
Â Created partnership with XcelleNet to add remote and mobile features to the product
Systems Engineer at Xcellenet
May 1995 - March 1997
Supplied post-sales support, consulting, and implementation to XcelleNet customers and partners.
â¢ Won Chairmanâs Club award for 1996, granted to one employee of each department
â¢ Designed and Implemented a solution for over 5000 remote and mobile Pharma sales reps
Technical Team Lead at Crawford and Company
May 1994 - May 1995
New Healthcare technical group was formed, placed in lead role to research, propose, and implement new system for the Healthcare division.
â¢ Migrated indemnity mainframe system to new client / server managed care system
IS Manager at Blue Cross & Blue Shield of MD
March 1992 - May 1994
Managed the Information Technology for the Individual Market Division of BCBS/MD. Maintained servers, databases, routers, applications, and workstations for 160 people.
Systems Operator at DuPont
September 1990 - March 1992
Created, maintained, and ran batch jobs on two mainframe systems and one UNIX machine. Performed all system maintenance, LAN administration, and minor system development.