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Notable Projects

Broadcast E-mail Platform (2004 - Present)

Developed a horizontally scalable infrastructure for sending broadcast emails at rates exceeding 1,000,000 messages per hour per server.  The platform has been utilized for several US presidential and midterm elections.

Voice Surveying Platform (2006 - Present)

Developed a horizontally scalable VoIP infrastructure for conducting phone surveys with a customized VoIP handset firmware.  Peak concurrent calls exceed 6,000 with more than 2,500,000 phone calls per day.  Elaborate dashboards, analytics, and visualizations were utilized to continually improve performance and reach.  The platform has been utilized for several US presidential and midterm elections.

Audio & Video Encoding Platform (2010 - 2015)

Developed a horizontally scalable audio and video encoding platform with configurable output "recipes" using an embedded Javascript API.

Work History

Jan 1995Jul 2001

Co-founder & Chief Technology Officer

Chattanooga Data Connection

Established one of the first Internet Service Providers in the Southeastern United States.  Responsibilities included: team management, server and network infrastructure deployment, software development, and security audits.

Jul 2001Jan 2002

Research & Development

st3

Designed a software and hardware audio/video media streaming stack for a content delivery network (CDN).  Performed technology due diligence for C-level executives.

Jan 2002Mar 2003

Co-founder & Chief Technology Officer

Blue Highway Labs

Raised angel investment, applied for a US patent (publication US20030225873), designed and implemented a software and hardware platform for building content delivery networks (CDN).

Mar 2003Dec 2010

Chief Technology Officer

Airnet Group

Manage the research and development team and implement a variety of managed services such as a hosted e-mail platform with anti-spam and anti-virus functionality, a broadcast e-mail platform, and an outbound VoIP network.

Dec 2010Feb 2015

Chief Technology Officer

SociallyU

Implement network and server infrastructure.  Develop back-end services for an online learning platform and a communication platform including a real-time chat translation service and a scalable audio and video encoding platform.

Jan 2011Present

Research & Development

Airnet Group

Manage and develop several projects including a multi-channel communications service (e-mail, voice, text, etc), a voice surveying application, and a hosted PBX service.

Awards

2009 AAPC Pollie Awards / Bronze / Best Volunteer Recruitment Program
2009 AAPC Pollie Awards / Bronze / Best Use of E-mail to Raise Money
2012 AAPC Pollie Awards / Honorable Mention / Live Calls Statewide
2012 AAPC Pollie Awards / Honorable Mention / Best Use of New Technology
2013 AAPC Pollie Awards / Gold & Silver / Best Use of New Technology / Republican
2013 AAPC Pollie Awards / Silver / Best Use of Mobile Technology / Republican
2013 AAPC Pollie Awards / Silver / Presidential Pollies / Republican
2013 AAPC Pollie Awards / Honorable Mention / Field Opposition Research

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