I’m a web developer, programmer, tech department manager and functional int erface designer. I have
extensive ex perience on Unix systems (Solaris, SunOS, Linux, FreeBS D) as both a developer and
administrator. I am very fluent in C, perl, PHP, mod_perl, Oracle, PostgreSQL, MySQL, HTML and
high-level web applications and low-level operating system drivers.
I have worked as a freelanc er, as a fulltime on -site employee and as a telecommuter since 1987 for small
companies, large corporations and non-profits.
My areas of general development expertise include dynamic web sites, online services, community systems,
ASP model and technical group management.
COMMUNITY CONNECT, NYC, 2/02-08/03
Managing Developer/ Technology Lead – Diversity Recruiting. Developer/architect for
Diversity Job Market, a jobs board in partnership with the NY Times. Clients included
Pepsi, Target, Colgate and the FBI. Maint ained Oracle 8 dat abase. Managed new product
design, vendor selection and management. Handled promotions and email mark eting for
500,000 Jobs members.
The three community sites host 800 million page views/month and a member base of over
10 million registered us ers. AA, BP and MG are all in the top five, highest -traffic PHP sites
on the internet.
BlackPlanet www.BlackPlanet Jobs.com
AsianA venue www.AsianA venueJobs.com
Diversity Job Market www.DiversityJobMarket.com
PURECARBON/INTRALECT SYSTEMS, Scott’s Valley, CA 8/00-6/15/01
Fulltime telecommuter for Silicon V alley pre-IPO startup where I was a senior Perl/mod_perl
developer in the construction of the human resources web site, JobPlanet. I also
researched, tested and benc hmark ed new technologies.
Perl, mod_perl, Javascri pt, PL/SQL, Oracle, Sendmail, Linux administration, CVS
answerThink/THINK NEW IDEAS, NY C, 10/99-7/00
Unix development manager, tech lead, developer and technical point person for Proctor and
Gamble sites (Tampax, Millstone, Always, Tlounge, Troom, Bodymatters, Envive, Alldays,
Femcare). Worked on NFL Players and Major League Baseball Players sites. Rebuilt Unix
component of A von web and shopping site and relocat ed it to Avon’s dat a center in
Harrison, NY. Constructed in-hous e project and resource management tools and int roduced
source revision control to organization. Interim Unix network administrator (Solaris, Linux).
Interviewed tech department applicants. Reported to Director of Technology.
Sites built (or rebuilt) include:
Millstone Coffee www.millstone.com
Envive Miniforms www.enviveminiforms.com
A von www.avon.com.
GREYDI RECT E.MARKETING / GREY ADV ERTISING, NY C, 10/98-5/99
Managed Unix web development department. Administered development and staging
servers. Tech lead for Lucent, Microsoft and Lifewise clients. Set department programming
standards, managed client projects, assigned programmers, interviewed candidates,
constructed in-house programming libraries, investigated new web technologies, overs aw
department purc hasing and vendor relations, directed QA. Acting CTO. Reported to senior
PBS ONLI NE 1992-1995
Designer, developer, programmer and senior support engineer for Public
Broadcasting Service's Learning Link, a conferencing and content-delivery system of 40
Unix servers. I developed email and Usenet news front-ends, built mailing list servers,
Usenet-to-mail bridges, maintenance and security programs, automatic content propagation,
and bridges to PBS's Macintosh-based client-server soft ware.
SCO Unix/Xenix/ODT, Sun Solaris, AIX, C, Perl, Bourne shell.
FREELANCE / CONS ULTING EXP ERIENCE
LUMA INC, NY C 8/06-present
Director of Engineering. Luma is a grassroots start-up in the debit card, key fob and near-
field cellular retail industry founded by the founder of Trafficmac/Operative.
THE CHILDRENS HEALTH FUND, NYC 9/ 05-present
Technical Architect for E HRIS, an open source, net worked electronic patient health
Technical Architect and Lead Developer for TRMS, an open source, patient referral and
transportation management system.
Technical Developer and SysAdm for www.ChildrensHealthFund.org, the public-facing
site based on Drupal CMS.
Technical Architect and Lead Developer for RHAAP, software to support a reproductive
health study partnership with the NY C Board of Health.
OPERATIVE (was TRAFFICMAC), NY C 8/03–present
Lead developer for TrafficMac v2 Queue Management System, internet ad trafficking
software for in-hous e and ASP users for clients like FoxNews.com, Wall Street Journal,
SmartMoney and Cars.com
Built back-end processes for importing daily ad server placement data from
DoubleClick’s DART, Real Media’s Open Ad Server (OAS), ValueClick and ACE.
Installed, built and maintained P ostgreSQ L procs packages for QMS.
Built DHTML drag/drop ad server placement association tool.
Built BIF-based MS Excel export tools for interactive site reports.
Built SQL table package class to permit clients to maintain searchable custom
tables within the turnkey environment and code base.
Built client invoicing tools.
Built ad server integrity testing tools.
Handle client interface and support issues.
AMERI CAN EXP RESS, NYC 11/15/04–present
Rebuilt American Express Small Busine ss Network’s OPEN Dialogue™ customer forum
software. Ported existing database to new open sourc e software, handled creative and UI
redesign, built fail-over replication.
URL: americ anexpress.abuzz.com/
VANGUARD MEDI A, NYC 6/99-9-99
Freelance web development.
Perl, mod_perl, Linux, SQL, CGI, HTML
IDG PUBLICATIONS, 1998
Technical editor for Linux for Dummies, 2 Edition
DIGITAL IMAGE DESIGN / PAINE-WEBBER 1998
intranet entitlement system.
ARCUS / EDUCATIONAL DEV ELOPMENT CENTER 1997
Built CGI scripts for EDC's Port als project, an interactive educational site allowing student
groups and expert mentors to communicate and revis e multimedia projects online.
ACME CONSULTI NG / US POSTAL SERVICE 1996-1997
Prototyping and technical issues consultant for design of the US Postal Service's customer
service kiosk. Evaluated and integrated kiosk hardware, wrot e NT device drivers for the
various hardware components, supported consumer test system.
Visual Basic, Visual C++, NT 4.0
Built IVR prototype for New York Telephone's MAC -IV R (telephone repair) service. Also
built prot otype for NY NE X's Call Management System.
Natural Micros ystems, C
NEWHOUS E NEWMEDIA 1995-1996
CGI developer for New Jersey Online. Inc orporated external wire servic e and other feeds
into dynamic web site. Built search engines for classified ads and middleware HTML client -
server applications. Rebuilt dynamic weather page, integrated live feeds from AccuWeather.
Perl, HTML, CGI, SGI+Irix
EDUCATIONAL DEV ELOPMENT CENTER 1995
Developed Unix component for Atomic Energy Commission-sponsored study of internet
usage. Wrote IPC/ TCP support for watchdog daemon that dynamically reported shell activity
back to the AEC server.
Sun Solaris, C, Perl.
Installed Sun Sparc 20 and assembled/int egrated software for implementation of the NY
State education supernet, New York Link. This system tied together six NY state public
television stations and their online subscribers. Also developed accounting and usage
software for NYSERNE T's local-access 800 bridge, installed web server and wrote several
CGI support apps.
Sun Solaris, C, Perl, HTML.
AMERI CAN EXP RESS 1996
Built IVR prototype for Amex Card member servic es.
Natural Micros ystems, C, DOS
Built prototype for AT& T's local IV R interactive phone service.
Natural Micros ystems, C, DOS
BANK CUSTOMER INTERACTION, CITI BANK, NA 1991-1995
Programmer and technical designer for Citibank's telephone home banking system,
CitiPhone. Worked extensively with focus group testing and QA.
Syntellect, Natural Microsystems VBX, TCXL, C, Periphonics.
NYC BOARD OF EDUCATION 1987-1995
Designed, wrote and supported the multiuser NYCE NE T confere ncing system. This Unix-
based software was the Board of Ed's primary electronic communications between faculty,
administration and NY C public school students. The soft ware was subsequently purchased
by the Chicago, Det roit, Boston and Los Angeles school s ystems.
SCO Unix, AIX, Sun Solaris, C, Bourne shell.
NEW PRODUCT DEV ELOPMENT, CITIBANK, NA 1991
Designed and wrote CITIGA TE, a DOS/ Novell gateway mail bridge to Citibank 's enterprise
mail system, CitiMail, to desktop CC-Mail.
DOS, C++, Async.
CITIBANK, NA 1989-1990
Programmer and technical issues consultant for coding and implementation of the prototype
and trainer for Citicorp Mortgage's point-of-sale brokerage program, MortgageP ower Plus.
C, DOS, TCXL.
BA, Music, Arranging/ Composition 1977
Berklee College of Music
Worldwide Web Artists Consortium (WWWAC), Board of Directors (2004-present )
Bay Ridge Food Coop, IT Committee
PC World, February 1984: "Mak ing A Date". Assembly language tutorial.
dNews, Dec ember, 1983: "dBase Machine Language Programmer's Kit"
Cont ributing edit or, Ashton-Tate's "Advanced Programmer's Guide"
Unix Review, June 1993: "C++ Development"
Unix Review, August 1994: "SunPro Work shop for C++"
Thunder Press, contributing editor, 1997-1998
Backroads, contributing editor, 1996-1998
INTERVI EWS/REVI EWS
Home Office Magazine, Fall 1986: "Getting More From Your Computer"
Link-Up, July 1988: "Building a Corporate BBS"
New York Magazine, August 1984: "New Y ork Online"
WBAI Radio, four on-air interviews on telecommunic ations issues.
John Dvorak's P C Guide to Telecommunications Magpie review.
Computer Mediated Communications by Matthew Rappaport. Magpie review.
Canadian Musician, The Bottom Line by Peter Murray. Mailing list review.
The Wall Street Journal, 10/31/00, “Telecommuting Loses Favor”, interview.
I have written several Shareware and open source programs, the largest of which was a tree-
structured BBS called Magpie for Unix. I'm also sole or collaborating author of several other
freeware programs and a contributor to Drupal's Module collection.
I'm a fairly accomplished woodworker and cabinetmak er, currently renovating an old house in
I built and was president of a commercial multitrack recording studio, Roxy Recorders, located in
lower Manhattan from 1979-1989. Clients included The Sugarhill Gang, The Ramones, Branford
Marsalis, David Sanborn, Diane Keaton, Patty Smyth, Leslie Gore, Kenny Burrell, Flo & Eddie, as
well as Ice Capades, Walt Disney's "Tron", Capitol Rec ords, Warner -Reprise, Def Jam and several
jingle production companies.
In 1993, two partners and I opened a French restaurant in Brooklyn Heights, La Bouillabaisse. In
1994, it was awarded #1 Top Rated Newcomer in the NYC Zagat Survey -- a first for a non-
CIO, Childrens Health Fund
President, The Erlbaum Group
Founder, Operative.com, Trafficmac.com, Luma, Inc.
VP, Merrill-Lync h
VP, 21 Century Manufacturing