Founded Online Persona which is is a global digital/online marketing firm located in Austin, TX providing innovative strategies and services across multiple disciplines for YMCAs all over the world. Prior Experience: After graduating from the University of Texas at Austin, I worked as a financial analyst and re-discovered my true passion - "computer programming" - via macros with Lotus 123 (I had programmed in BASIC in college) - and I went to work for as a systems engineer at Electronic Data systems learning to program using assembly (ALC), COBOL and C. After 8 years of programming and software development management, I jumped into the startup world with a company focused on similarity search (something that could not be done with relational databases) and ended up pitching a deal to eBay in 1999 in Silicon Valley where I eventually ended up working until 2006. At eBay, I met and worked with Pierre Omidyar, Meg Whitman, Maynard Webb, Jeff Jordan, Mary Lou Song, Eric Salvatierra & Louis Monier on enhancing community trust using data, text analysis and analytics. After eBay, I worked for another startup but soon left to work for HomeAway (vacation rental marketplace) in Austin, Texas managing new business initiatives, sales & support.
Helping YMCAs all over the world enhance their respective communities through programs focused on youth development, healthy living and social responsibility.
Promoting the responsible and sophisticated use of Google Grants and remarketing for operational non-profits.
Living a courageous and passionate life focused on family, community, commitment and purpose.
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