I am a part-time adjunct faculty member, currently helping teach Entrepreneurship (MBA: MGT852) and Quantitative Literacy (undergrad: MTH102), while serving as an Entrepreneur-In-Residence for MSU's Burgess Institute for Entrepreneurship and Innovation. I also guest lecture at Wharton on topics of AI/tech in business. Currently I'm working as the CTO for Catalyte.io, where we use Artificial Intelligence to discover high-potential talent, develop them, and deploy them directly to organizations in need. Before Catalyte, I spent 9 years at Twitter leading a global org of data scientists, software engineers, and technical program managers. We use technologies in machine learning and big data to solve revenue growth problems in social media. As the head of engineering for our business unit, we grew revenue from 0 in 2013 to $1B+ before the Twitter privatization in 2022. Prior to Twitter, I ran product management and data science in a venture-funded ($50MM+ raised) startup in fin-tech. I spent 5 years previously at Google managing analytics and data science teams in Maps, Adwords, and Payment products. I graduated from MSU with a degree in Industrial Math. In my free time, I enjoy supporting startups and entrepreneurs as an advisor, angel investor, and board member, helping them with business strategy, product management, and various technical topics.
I'm based in San Francisco Bay Area, but in the technology-empowered remote-friendly era, especially post-Covid, we're all just one email/video-conference away! I offer technical consulting for businesses in any of the following areas, and the first 2 sessions (one intro and one exploring mutual fit) are always free!
- Technology/Data/AI. I work with businesses and help them use technology more effectively: big data, artificial intelligence/machine learning, prediction/analytics, or anything tech.
- B2B Revenue Growth. Leveraging my experience at Twitter where we grew B2B advertising business from 0 to $1B+ annual revenue, I'm working with B2B businesses on revenue growth.
- Entrepreneurship. I help entrepreneurs improve their odds of success on a full range of topics: strategy, technology, operations, marketing, and growth.