The Blog

My blog is an expression of information, ideas, lessons learned, commentary on technology, product development and entrepreneurship.

Who, What, When

When I was eight years old I designed my first product for sale. It was an air-car; a hover vehicle that used four powerful fans to keep it aloft and allowed it to maneuver across any terrain. After I had completed my first set of drawings, I was convinced that I could sell the concept to NASA.  All I needed was a connection. My dad, who was an aerospace engineer, was the first person I ever 'pitched' a concept to.  He politely let me know that NASA had something in the works already, but that I shouldn't stop inventing.

I am an entrepreneur and software engineer at heart.

I am passionate about the creation and execution of new ideas and products. 

I began my career in startups back in the heady days of dotcom at a tiny company called Citysearch. It was a revolutionary concept where we were going to put fantastic amounts of information on the web (which wasn't exactly mainstream in 1996). I worked countless hours, at times slept by my desk and two years later TMCS was trading on NASDAQ. Amazing. 

I have had the good fortune in my career to work with some incredibly talented and devoted people in diverse verticals; from the early days of web at Idealab / Citysearch, startup to IPO to acquisition in the nascent mobile gaming space at Jamdat Mobile to big data / machine learning as CTO at recsys company Sidebar. I've been a consulting CTO at Los Angeles based Accelerator MuckerLab and am currently heading up technology for MD Insider, a big data enabled physician performance and cost transparency startup that is headquartered in Santa Monica, CA.

Interests

family, harlequin great danes, music, fitness, scuba diving, biking, skiing, sailing and of course - technology

Eric and Astro

Eric and Astro