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Award-Winning Career (22+ Years)

  • 1995 – Present: Worked on 300+ projects, 650+ websites, 200+ web applications, and 30+ products.
  • 2013 – Present: Technology Consultant.
  • 2011-2013: CTO, Adoptive (brand agency)
  • 2010: Chief Strategist (“Enterprise 2.0”), Verizon.
  • 2009-2010: Founder and CEO of SocialSimple, of a targeting marketing (UIX) / ecommerce startup.
    Acquired by NBC Universal for $4.2 million (2010).
  • 2008: Lead Hitachi’s first Enterprise Portal.
  • 2006-2007: Generated 50% of Modern Postcard‘s revenue through online properties / online marketing.
  • 2002: Created ViaSat‘s first “Web” department.
  • 2000-2001: Award-winning Engineer of Miva Merchant.
  • 1995: Started professional career in web development as a Web Developer/Designer (Varigon, Inc).
  • 1993: Self taught web programming.
  • 1992: Captain, San Diego Surf Team (Rank #2 in CA).
  • 1990-1992: Professional Surfer (Rusty Surfboards).

San Diego Surf Team (Professional Surfer)

Team of professional and amateur surfers competing against other teams across California.

  • Served as Team Captain.
  • Professional surfer, competing in local/national events. Sponsored by Rusty Surfboards & Stussy.
  • Managed surf team operations, team training, event logistics, and competition strategies.
  • During my leadership the team went from being California state ranked #19 to #2.
  • 1994 – 1996 – San Diego, CA.

WordPress, Themes / Plugins (custom)

  • 12+ years experience in WordPress development (16yrs in PHP experience).
  • Created custom themes (70+) and plugins (120+) for corporations, startups, and agencies used for websites, intranets, and secure extranets.
  • Developed several enterprise scale apps on the WordPress framework as a Content Management System (CMS).

Ideablue, Client Portfolio (50+ clients) – CEO

http://www.ideablue.com/

  • Management of clients on technology, public relations, business strategies, and team management.
  • Clients included startups, corporate, agencies, universities, night clubs, and celebrities.
  • San Diego, CA.

ModernPostcard.com

http://www.modernpostcard.com/

  • Managed the redesign of corporate website and ecommerce.
  • Helped with hands-on development of backend and front-end coding.
  • 2006-2007 – San Diego, CA.

Hitachi Enterprise Portal

http://www.hitachi.com/

  • Managed customer support web systems and applications enterprise wide.
  • Designed architecture of a new web portal unifying 100+ internal applications giving customers a seamless user experience vs multiple logins/experiences.
  • 2008 – San Diego, CA.

SocialSimple – CEO/Founder

Ecommerce targeted marketing and UIX via social media data mining/analytics.

  • Co-founding CEO and hands-on CTO / CMO of a successful social networking startup.
  • Developed and engineered a high volume and “Big Data” SaaS product that personalized ecommerce user experiences (in real-time) through targeted marketing using social graph analytics and various API web services (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Foursquare, MySpace, Digg, Yelp).
  • SlideShare used in TechCrunch 50 => http://www.slideshare.net/jnegretti/social-simple-tech-crunch50-2008-presentation (also embedded below)
  • Hired all staff and formed a new company from the ground up (operations/facilities/finance/etc).
  • Full P&L responsibilities.
  • Investment by Golozo Partners of $2.4 million (2008).
  • Company/product acquired by NBC Universal for $4.7 million (2010).
  • 2008-2010 – San Diego, CA.

Verizon, Enterprise 2.0 – Chief Architect

http://www.verizon.com/

  • Streamlined enterprise web operations, technology infrastructure, and web development processes.
  • 2010-2011 – Boston, MA

Adoptive, Web Portfolio (30+ clients) – CTO

Brand management think-tank/agency. New York, NY.
http://adoptive.co/

  • Served as Chief Technology Officer (CTO).
  • Client collaboration and strategic planning on web marketing, technology architecture, social media.
  • Strategic leadership in the areas of technology, mobile, interactive marketing, digital media, social media, cloud computing, and industry insight into the latest trends and innovations in web.
  • Reporting and deep analytics of “Big Data” for personalized user experiences / responsive design.
  • Managed and planned all technology initiatives, strategies, projects, and resources.
  • Managed web portfolio (clients in fashion, health, and technology): Bundoo.com, Macy’s, Walmart, Coach, Komar, Michael Kors, Yale School of Medicine, Dr. Fuhrman, Virgin Airlines.

Bundoo.com – CTO

Parenting website where parents can interact directly with doctors and childcare experts and get actionable information.
http://bundoo.com/

  • Design and development of product/startup from concept to development to public launch.
  • Integrated Amazon affiliate services (Marketplace).
  • Brand management on design/logo/etc.
  • Served as advisory CTO.
  • http://585k5j.axshare.com/ (wireframes to develop against)
  • 2013 – New York, NY.

Miva Merchant (ecommerce platform)

Industry leading ecommere platform with an extendable module API. Over 400,000+ installations.
http://www.mivamerchant.com/

  • Lead Engineer and Product Evangelist.
  • Redesigned and engineered module API architecture (still used today).
  • Managed development of most features (inventory, shipping, products, themes).
  • Product used by eBay, PayPal, Foursquare, Taylor Swift, Nautica, and many more popular ecommerce websites.
  • $100 billion online sales, 400,000+ installations.
  • San Diego, CA.

Dropcast.us (app)

Mobile app and desktop publishing tool that lets you drop words, images, videos, and music on a map for others to discover and share.
http://www.dropcast.us/

  • Developed backend API for a location based media sharing mobile app.
  • App launched at SXSW (March 2013).
  • 2012-2013 – Boston, MA.

CleanPlates.com

Healthy foods education blog and daily newsletter.
http://www.cleanplates.com/ (new website unlaunched)

  • Existing website was developed and structured poorly by resources no longer with the company.
  • Realigned the backend architecture to accommodate a singular database of content (vs many unnecessary instances).
  • Discovered and fixed lots of security flaws in the legacy custom administration.
  • Helped with social media strategies and initiatives.
  • 2014 – New York, NY.

Uppertag – Founder

Personalized content  and targeting marketing through deep analysis of user’s social graph using data algorithms.
http://uppertag.com/ (app unlaunched)

  • Designed and development of a “recommendation engine” that analyzes a user’s social graph through complex big data algorithms, content analytics, and mathematical equations.
  • Developed in PHP (LAMP).
  • 2012 – Present.

Hewlett-Packard Helion (hpcloud.com)

Enterprise architecture of HP’s enterprise cloud services and community SDK.
http://hpcloud.com/

  • Development of HP Helion website in WordPress with a custom theme.
  • Trained marketing staff developers on enterprise scale engineering.
  • 2015 – Seattle, WA.