Team builder, serial entrepreneur. Passionate about building disruptive products. Expert at taking product from concept to launch to scale. Over 10 years of experience developing two-sided marketplaces and transactional platforms.
Successfully bootstrapped a micropayment company that was the first virtual currency on social networks and was processing $30M dollars on social games. Sold the company to PlaySpan then to Visa 18 months later.
New startup UpNest is a marketplace that offers home sellers & buyers an easy and transparent way to compare commission and listing proposals from top local Realtors.
Areas of Expertise:
• Product Management & Software Development
• Project Management
• Marketing (Paid & SEO)
• Corporate FP&A
• HappyCo, $3.7M raised
• SkyCatch, $41M raised
His past jobs includ e being Head of Merchant Service & Digital Marketplace for PlaySpan between 2010 and 2012; Co-Founder and CTO for Spare Change Payments in 2007 until 2009; Sr. Product Manager for PayPal in 2005-2007 and Senior Software Engineer for eBay in 2003-2005.
He went to University of California, Berkeley, graduated in Business Administration and soon got MBA.