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Worked at Dell KACE
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Lives in Columbus, OH
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I wrote about my frustrations with job hunting - and a plan to fix it. https://medium.com/@blinkdaddy/job-hunting-is-archaic-and-stupid-let-s-fix-it-911476311d0c#.e66n6fank
Dammit. Here I am again typing keywords into a mindless search engine, expecting it to find me a job that matches my ski…
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Just realized I never use Google+ anymore. It's not so interesting perhaps to me. I feel like Google's tried to do all the right things but I'm not engaged with it. I'm still usually logged on through Adium, so I'm IM-able on gmail.
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Try the communities, great source of content and conversation.
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Hmm. Multiple columns. Simple and so smart.
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Beautiful. 
 
Paradise on the south coast of NSW, Australia
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light as waves. fermato-photography is insanely cool.
 
Today's non-jokey science video: a jaw-dropping video about a camera that records a trillion frames per second, fast enough to see the passing of a laser pulse through a coke bottle.  Truly staggering...I still can't quite believe this is possible.  
Ramesh's home page is at http://web.media.mit.edu/~raskar/trillionfps/.
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only when I do a hangout w/ a client ;)
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Win an iMac? Get more chances if you share on Google plus? OK!
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Lens → Canon EF 17-40mm
Filters → Singh Ray 3 Stop GND
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Hey everyone, we're hoping to boost our numbers a little. If you have any interest in Enterprise IT software topics, please add us to your circles. And a like over on Facebook would also be hugely appreciated! https://www.facebook.com/ITNinjaSite
The most comprehensive Enterprise IT Software resource.
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done.  good luck Brian.
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Internet startups, Software Executive
Employment
  • Dell KACE
    Software Engineering Director, 2011 - 2015
    Previously the engineering manager for ITNinja, I now run 5 teams inside the new Dell Software Group umbrella, focused mainly on KACE related systems management products.
  • weBuildStartups.com
    Principal, 2008 - 2011
  • TixitBox.com
    CTO, 2009 - 2011
  • ShapeUp.com
    CTO, 2009 - 2010
  • Toobla.com
    CTO, 2008 - 2009
  • Digg
    CTO, 2006 - 2008
  • Avanade
    Senior Manager, 2005 - 2006
  • NSB Group
    CTO, 2004 - 2005
  • Centric Consulting
    Principal, 2004 - 2004
  • Cambridge Technology Partners
    Principal, 1992 - 2004
  • Chef Software
    Engineering Manager, 2015 - 2016
  • CloakAndHire.com
    Founder, 2015 - present
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Columbus, OH
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San Francisco, CA - Seattle, WA - Boston, MA - Greensboro, NC - Dallas, TX - Buffalo, NY - Lansing, MI
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Loves software, startups, scrabble and quantum physics
Introduction

Brian is a software technology executive, passionate technologist, and Internet start-up enthusiast. He is a strategic web product manager addicted to the agile development process.  Currently, Brian is building ITNinja.com inside the software subsidiary of Dell Computer called KACE Networks, hoping to grow it into the largest IT professional social community. Brian was the first CTO at Digg.com where he led Development, Product, QA and R&D for 3 years as Digg grew to be one of the most highly trafficked websites in the world.  Today, Brian is an advisor and board member to various Internet startups in San Francisco, Austin, Boston and Columbus.

He is skilled in many technologies (LAMP, Python, .NET) and building appropriate processes but excels mostly at describing technical concepts to non-technical people and serving as a universal translator between the technology and business people. 

Brian founded an Internet startup accelerator called weBuild that advises very early stage companies and WakeUpStartup.com a grassroots startup networking effort to help connect entrepreneurs, technologists and investors. He is also one of the founders of Columbus TechLife, the third largest technology meetup group in the country.  Most recently, as the CTO of Shape Up The Nation, Brian leveraged both of his key strengths as the technology visionary and the tactical development manager. Brian has also been the CTO of Toobla, an Internet startup in Columbus and the CTO of a retail software company NSBGroup.  Brian started his career in consulting where he spent 13 years at Cambridge Technology Partners in technology leadership roles on dozens of multi-million dollar consulting and system integration engagements. 

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Has played Scrabble professionally, juggles, currently advisor and board member to many startups on both coasts, founder of WakeUpStartup.com
Education
  • Boston University
    Computer Science, 1988 - 1992
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It is so refreshing to hire a company that gives you honest feedback and has worked to earn my trust. Swiss Air has some great people on staff and are honest and fair. They spend a good deal of time in regular maintenance making sure our equipment is running well. They are very professional and I'm very glad to have a company I can count on. It is one less thing I feel I'll ever have to worry about again.
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