Senior Director, Infrastructure Engineering and Information Technology
Provides and manages private label, online car buying programs for the nation's largest brands, including USAA, AAA and Overstock.com. It leverages group buying power to provide consumers with low upfront prices from its nationwide network. Car buyers have access to a complete car purchasing service while they are still online.
Entrepreneurial technology leader who aspires to the ideals of software craftsmanship and holds a deep reverence for the art and science of management. I like Linux, PostgreSQL, Ruby, Rails, and ZFS. You'll likely catch me getting overly excited about database schema design, cloud computing, payment systems with recurring billing, and anything running in a massively parallel way. If you've read and liked "The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People", "High Output Management", and "The Hard Thing About Hard Things", then you probably understand where I'm coming from. We're going to get along great. Before moving over to doing high-level stuff, I worked with lower-level networking code such as IPv6 wire protocols (C and C++). I'm also the one who did the initial implementation of multicast sockets for JRuby (Ruby running on the JVM).