Computer scientist and inventor with decades of hands-on experience applying emerging technologies to create successful software applications and apps for a variety of computing platforms, including Android and iOS smartphones, Macs, and Windows PCs. Has experience programming in a range of languages. Also a proven engineering team leader, having been a senior technical manager at Apple as well as CEO and VP of Engineering, respectively, of a pair of startup companies.

Formal Education

  • MBA, Cornell University
  • B.S. in Computer Science, Case Western Reserve University
  • B.A. in Music, Case Western Reserve University

Career Highlights

  • Led a team of engineers and designers at a company he founded to create, sell, and support $14M of smartphone and tablet apps to several million customers
  • While a senior manager at Apple, oversaw design and integrations of a plug-in architecture for professional film and video visual effects that was including Final Cut Pro while also a contributor to other major macOS apps such as Keynote, LiveType, Motion, and Pages
  • Founder of a company that built apps for media-creation and image processing that were used by Lucasfilm, Iomega, Sarnoff, and others before it was acquired by Apple
  • Wrote music composition apps and received an award from Electronic Musician for Most Innovative Software Product, when MIDI was new
  • Led a software engineering team at the first joint venture between Apple and Intel to create hardware and software for full-screen 30-fps video playback (a precursor to QuickTime)
  • Certified Cloud Practitioner for Amazon Web Services (AWS)
  • Named inventor on seven issued U.S. patents including for novel methods of creating secondary/virtual displays

Expert Qualifications

  • Consulting expert in software patent infringement and invalidity since 2017, including drafting reports on infringement based on source code review, assisting with claim construction, and prior art research
  • Testifying expert for validity and infringement in a pair of patent infringement actions in U.S. District Courts