Career Summary

A senior front-end web developer with fifteen years of experience in the industry, I possess a full understanding of all phases of the development process, and am comfortable working in agile and more traditionally structured work environments. I specialize in web standards, progressive enhancement, accessibility, and pride myself in my ability to mitigate maintenance and product enhancement costs by focusing on scalability in both code and operational choices. Keeping abreast of latest trends in web technologies, I'm a strong mentor for other developers and take to leadership roles comfortably.

Technical Skills

  • HTML(5) / CSS(3)
  • JavaScript / Ajax
  • jQuery
  • LAMP
  • Drupal Theming
  • Zope
  • TAL
  • DotnetNuke
  • Joomla/Mambo
  • Wordpress
  • Version Control (git/SVN/CVS/Mercurial)


Penton Media, New York, NY 5/2005 - Present

Lead Technical Producer

Lead Front-end developer for a business-to-business publishing company supporting over 80 trade publications' web sites and web applications across more than 15 markets. Responsibilities include:

  • Leading the implementation of a Drupal 6 base and sub themes for a centralized platform with core functionality, on a multi-site framework with both internal resources and consultants (WardsAuto, Supermarket News, Wealth Management)
  • Hiring, managing and mentoring a team of front-end web developers responsible for regular site upgrades, redesigns and application development. Performing regular code reviews and providing annual appraisals to track performance and set objectives
  • Implementing and maintaining unified, standard coding practices for HTML, css and JavaScript
  • Serving as team ScrumMaster for platform enhancement process

Technical Producer

  • Editing HTML templates, css and JavaScript while redesigning ~80 websites
  • Reduced website redesign timeframe by more than 50% by introducing semantic HTML to replace the incumbent tabular layouts
  • Producing email eNewsletters templates on a python/Zope platform using TAL
  • Implementing Omniture and Google Analytics in support of SEO initiatives and DoubleClick ad trafficking code

IT Consultant, New York, NY 1/2003 - 5/2005


Independent contractor supporting small to medium sized businesses with IT, IP networking, and website development needs. Projects included:

  • Migrating ~50 small businesses from public IP addresses to private, firewalled, IP addresses for a broadband Internet access provider
  • Developing a real estate CMS to enable the client to manage their own agent listings

OnSite Access, Inc./eLink Communications, Inc. New York, NY 1/1998 - 8/2002

Network Services Manager

Network operations manager overseeing technicians responsible for configuring and supporting complex data network solutions for customers in over 750 office buildings throughout North America. Responsibilities included:

  • Managing six networking technicians providing client Internet provisioning and ticket escalations from technical support
  • Establishing technical documentation for technical support specialists to decrease ticket resolution time
  • Productizing services from webhosting to large scale VPN solutions

Technical Support Supervisor

  • Supervision of ~10 technical support specialists providing support for customer Internet and telephony issues
  • Designing and developing company's corporate website
  • Developing a CMS for allocating and managing large blocks of public and private IP addresses

Abernathy MacGregor Group Inc. New York, NY 10/1994 - 12/1997

Account Executive - Mergers and Acquisitions

As an Account Executive working in the mergers/acquisition group, I managed event and print media logistics for 100+ high profile public and private announcements. I worked closely with clients, bankers, lawyers and vendors to coordinate Press and Analyst Conferences (often with live satellite feeds) while maintaining client and project confidentiality.


University of Teesside, Middlesbrough, United Kingdom July 1989

Higher National Diploma (HND) in Mathematics, Statistics and Computing.