Chief Technology Officer / Corporate Security Officer
As the CTO at noise, I am responsible for managing the IT, Devops and QA departments. As somewhat of jack of all trades, my day frequently consists of configuring and patching servers, IT infrastructure planning, application architecture and database tuning, and technical strategy for noise and our clients. In my role as Corporate Security Officer, I am responsible for our security policies, corporate audits, application security and company-wide security awareness training.
While at noise, I have successfully transitioned us from a company that wasn’t using version control when I started to a company that uses automated deployment and continuous integration technologies such as Chef, Puppet and Jenkins, with emphasis on transparency, accountability and reporting. In addition to mentoring the younger developers, I have been essential in developing best-practices coding standards and web application security standards adopted by the entire development team.
I have played a key role in technical and social strategy for clients such as Sunkist, GE, Intel, Chase, JP Morgan, Panasonic, CBS, University of California, Unilever, Coca-Cola, Amazon and vitaminwater — in addition to leading the noise social media strategy, managing our social networking accounts and spearheading a company blog. I also sit on the Culture Board at noise, which focuses on personal development, mentoring and retention programs (and fun!) for employees.
Additionally, I have implemented a formal helpdesk system and asset management system, and continue to work towards automating deployment and configuration management for our essential systems.