My goal is to create excellent software that makes peoples’ lives better.

Oh, and I have a sense of humor and actual people skills which come in handy when talking to the people I'm trying to help out with all this technical mumbo jumbo.

Experience

  • UX Lead/Business Analyst

    at Starwood Hotels and Resorts

    March 2014 - at Present

    Connecticut

    User Experience and Requirements Analysis for SPG Keyless (open your room with your phone) and intranet re-platform serving 250,000 user with over 500,000 page views per day (all built on Jive, pretty cool stuff).

  • Managing Partner

    at David L. Michael Investments, LLC.

    September 2006 - at Present

    Connecticut

    Investments in real estate properties for cash flow purposes. I handle all vendor management, tenant screening and placement, accounting controls, tax issues and resolutions, renovation projects and the mission and vision of the investment company.

  • Business Analyst

    at Bridgewater Associates

    October 2012 - March 2014

    Connecticut

    Requirements analysis and class clown for Client Services Technology.

  • Systems Analyst

    at The Nasdaq Stock Market Inc.

    January 1999 - August 2007

    Connecticut

    Part of an amazing tiger team that built a wide range of web applications that were both enterprise wide and client facing. The former applications were query-response systems that cut down on meetings and added accountability to the enterprise, and the latter were real-time trading applications used by market makers.

Education

  • Blog Basics 1

    at Gotham Writers

    2016 - 2016 (1 year)

  • Front-End Web UI Frameworks and Tools

    at University of Hong Kong

    2016 - 2016 (1 year)

  • Children's Book Writing 1

    at Gotham Writers

    2016 - 2016 (1 year)

  • Fiction Writing 1

    at Gotham Writers

    2015 - 2015 (1 year)

  • Creative Writing 101

    at Gotham Writers

    2015 - 2015 (1 year)

  • M.S. Software Engineering

    at Fairfield University

    2001 - 2003 (2 years) Connecticut

  • B.S. Computer Science

    at Fairfield University

    1994 - 1998 (4 years) Connecticut

Services offered

  • Management Consulting

    Strategic consulting for executive leadership for large corporations with entrepreneurial teams.

  • User Experience Services

    My main goal is to ensure that people's lives are made better with technology. To that end I can provide wireframing of user interfaces, user interviews, card sorting exercises and information architectures. All the little nuggets you need to have a leg to stand on when it comes to making decisions about how to best lay out software so people can actually use it to do what they need to do.

Languages

  • Spanish Conversation

  • English Native

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