I'm a professional cynic; startups hire me to help build products that people actually like and want to use. More specifically, I step in to help lead strategy and execution at early-stage startups with a focus on product, customer acquisition, and UX. I have a small team of part-time designers and front-end developers that support me on the execution side.
On the side, I'm building Shotbox, a professional network and job marketplace for the fashion industry. I also run UX NY, one of NYC's largest User Experience organizations. Previously, I led the team that built all of Bon Jovi's web properties and co-founded Flywheel (formerly known as Cabulous), which is changing the way you hail a cab and making ground transportation more efficient worldwide.
Beyond my day-to-day work, I try to find time to write (essays, passive-aggressive texts to my mother, sloppy n00b code) and am attempting to dabble in real estate. I'm also fascinated by transhumanism, life extension, and behavioral psych.
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Last year, I teamed up with Toby Matejovsky and Alex Tandy to win the Doritos 5K prize at the Spotify Music Apps Hack Weekend for building Songjitsu, a music-based social game built on Spotify's API and modeled after Apples to Apples.
In January, I won the the NJ Tech Meetup/SorinRoyerCooper web design competition. The new site is currently in production. Does this mean I can't talk shit about Jersey anymore?