Enhancing projects, film AND television production, consulting, improving business models, technology – these things make my clock tick.
I'm passionate about my work, I enjoy creative projects. As a Product Manager and Operations expert at Octi, I'm helping revolutionize how people create and share augmented reality content.
November 2017 - Present
Octi - Product Manager and Operations
At Octi, we're changing the way the world creates and shares augmented reality content. I am responsible for gathering and processing gigabytes of training data for our state-of-the-art computer vision algorithms. I prototype future products using Octi proprietary technology, After Effects, and Premiere in addition to creating marketing materials and video content for our users to experiment with. My focus is on developing an app that allows users of any skill level to apply professional-grade special effects in a fun and communicative way.
June 2018 - Present
Harvard University - Business Analytics Program
Presently studying Business Analytics with Harvard University. The Harvard Business Analytics Program is a collaboration between Harvard Business School (HBS), the John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS), and the Faculty of Arts and Sciences (FAS). Throughout the Program, I have focused on data manipulation in R*Studio, Quantitative Analysis, and Digital Strategy/Innovation.
Innovid - Technical Account Manager (TAM)
While at Innovid, I managed and served videos and companion banners for AAA clients. Tasked with inheriting and transitioning the massive geographically targeted Lexus campaigns, I quickly abosrbed processes for executing VAST, 1x1, and banner ads. Innovid's integration offerings forced me to dig deep into analytics and as an account manager, I was frequently relied on to solve discrepancies and optimize performance mid-campaign. With my background in interactive HTML VPAID technology, Innovid allocated me to interactive-inclined clients such as Oculus Facebook, Western Governors University, LesSchwab Tires, HP, and Disney. I was reponsible for rendered VAST creative QA for Disney's non-interactive inventory. My ad campaigns gathered hundreds of millions of impressions.
2014 - 2016
Fuisz Video - Executive Interactive Producer
As the Executive Interactive Producer of Fuisz Video, I was responsible for the execution of all interactive videos. My team created interactive experiences for clients such as Ford, Dell, Walmart, Showtime, Activision, Annheuser Busch, McDonald's, Calvin Klein, and Nestle. Our videos have gathered millions of impressions. I worked with the engineering and design teams to perfect our production software with a filmmaker's perspective. I assisted in designing a "tagger": which allowed users of any skill-level to track items/people in videos with state-of-the-art computer vision algorithms. Towards the end of Fuisz Video's exciting existence, I became internationally client-facing as a campaign manager. We ran our interactive experiences as standalone HTML videos, VPAID Flash, VPAID.JS, and MRAID complete with third-party tracking. My team was also responsible for the QA of every video experience and the entire Fuisz proprietary creation platform.
Fox 2000 Pictures - Executive Production and Development Intern
As the sole Executive Production and Development intern of Fox 2000 Pictures, I provided coverage for scripts in Production or being considered for Production. I assisted in maintaining Production Books for the President and Vice President of Production, researched production and acting talent for upcoming films, and supported the office with administrative tasks. I provided coverage for The Fault in Our Stars, The Monuments Men, Poltergeist (2015),The Book Thief, The Counselor, and many more. I couldn't have been happier.
Summers of 2012-2013
St. John's Episcopal School - IT Technician
As the summer IT technician, I repaired and cleaned PCs and Macs, installed two computer labs by myself, imaged PCs via Windows Server, removed viruses, and aided in updating domain credentials.
Luxion ApS Keyshot - Business/Tech Intern
At Luxion, I worked as a Business Administration and Software Tester intern. As a Business Administration intern, I generated reports from Salesforce.com, researched potential leads, and participated in a webinar with clients. As a Software Tester, I analyzed and assessed new implementations of bumpmapping rendering and tested new product features. I also assisted in anti-piracy efforts.
University of Notre Dame - Double Major in Business/Consulting and Film Production
At the University of Notre Dame, I double majored in Business Management Consulting and Film Production. The Mendoza College of Business (rated #1 in the country by Bloomberg 2010-2014) taught me Lean Six Sigma, Agile Scrum, and Quantitative Decision Modeling. As an Advanced film student, I produced three short films including a horror film, a slap-stick comedy, and a documentary about wildfire victims. In the advanced film track, I became competent with RED cameras, Premiere, Audition, Photoshop, After Effects, Avid Media Composer, Final Cut, dollies, jibs, lighting, directing, acting, editing, audio production, and sound design.