Software Developer / Team Lead / Rails Developer / Product Creator

Brian is a software developer with over 21 years experience in building web applications. He has launched several web sites including PeepNote.com, CommendableKids.com and WeAreTampaBay.com, and is currently leading development of the Family First suite of online services: Family First, All Pro Dad, iMom, and several other sites.

Brian is an experienced leader in the production of web sites and Internet based software with varying scopes from those with multimillion dollar revenue to major celebrities, to local leaders in advertising and marketing. He has led large and small size teams using varying sets of Internet technologies, with a focus on Java, Ruby on Rails, AJAX, and relational databases.

He has served as Creative Director on many web sites and served as a coordinator between all the skill sets needed to produce a web site from concept through to the final product, including marketing, architecture and development, graphical and user interface design.

12 Things to Know About Brian

  • Black Belt in Tang Soo Do
    with belts in Judo and JuiJitsu
  • 15 yrs in Arnis Stick Fighting
  • Mac Fanactic
  • Digital Nomad
  • Avid Movie Watcher
  • Addicted to Unsweet Ice Tea
  • Cigar Smoker
  • Gator Fan
    attending games since 1989
  • Father of two children, Lily (9)
    and Brandon (13)
  • Loves to Travel
  • Loves to Read
  • Aspiring Interior Decorator

Brian’s experience includes roles as CTO, Solutions Architect, Sr. Java Architect, and Sr. Rails Developer for such clients as GitHub, Miley Cyrus, Intercontinental Hotels, Syniverse, IBM, Brighthouse, Valpak, Tour Wrist, and WOMbeat.

Brian led two teams to a top 8 finish in both of the last Rails Rumbles. In August of 2010, CommendableKids.com was built during the 48 hour competition. It finished 4th worldwide out of 180 teams, 1st in appearance, 2nd as Most Potential to Monetize, 1st out of all U.S. based teams, and was named Tech Crunch Top 5.

In August of 2009 Brian led a team in the creation of PeepNote.com for the Rails Rumble, finishing 8th overall in the voting out of 137 sites competing. Both sites continue to operate today.

Previous to his Ruby on Rails work, Brian served as the team lead for the Java development of the billing and reservation hub for InterContinental Hotels, which processes reservations for their chain of more than 4,000 hotels around the world, executes more than a billion messages per year and more than a billion dollar’s in revenue.

Favorite discussion topics

Personal success and goal achievement, starting Internet businesses, agile web development, Ruby on Rails, project management, web design, Gator football, Politics and US History, Macs and iOS devices, movies and tv, capitalism, the Bible, church and Christianity, dating and romance, interior decorating, homeschooling, martial arts, parenting, and music.

Testimonials

Brian is a self-motivated and very competent designer and developer. His work with IMM Inc. is with our high-profile client Miley Cyrus, designing, testing, implementing and supporting Miley’s official online presence including her proprietary social network “MileyWorld”. Brian conducts himself professionally and efficiently and also has excellent communication and innovation skills. I have no hesitation in recommending him for any project.
– Andy Smith, President, IMM (MileyWorld.com)
The St. Francis Society Animal Rescue has been looking for some time for an off-the-shelf software package that would help us better manage the animals coming into our care and the business side of our organization. We never found one, but in working with Agile Nomads, we have a backroom solution to our web site that will take us where we need to go as a long-time member of the rescue community in Hillsborough County. It has added much needed efficiencies, allows us to respond more quickly to public inquiries and calls for help as well as puts us in a better position to take advantage of grantwriting opportunities. Many of our volunteers–those who are tech-savvy and those who are not–have quickly embraced the solution that helped us adopt 710 cats and dogs in 2008.
– Jim Martinelli, St. Francis Society Animal Rescue (luvamutt.org)
Brian was initially hired as a senior Java developer, but he quickly proved to be a leader and mentored other developers. I have enjoyed working with Brian for the 2 years he was with me. He is a very detail oriented and has good grasp of core technologies. He created architecture, designed and implemented a very complex ecommerce application that executes more than a billion messages per year and is processing more than Billion dollar’s in revenue through this system for IHG.
– Jeevan Nomula, Owner, GCA (ichotelsgroup.com)

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