< Work >
I graduated from the University of Georgia
with a BBA in Accounting and Masters of Accountancy in 2003.
Thereafter, I worked for Ernst & Young in the Boston and Atlanta
offices until 2004.
not my cup of tea. I left E&Y to
take a job in corporate accounting at Georgia Gulf Corporation (GGC) in
Atlanta. At GGC I saw the full gamut of corporate accounting and finance, an experience that culminated in a $1.5
billion acquisition of a Canadian-based building products company. It was a bad deal in the end for GGC (It's a long, boring story. The gist: no one listened to reason).
In Spring 2007
I left GGC and joined up with Aaron Krowne to found Implode-Explode
Heavy Industries (IEHI), the parent company behind the Implode-O-Meter
franchise. IEHI's success rode on the coattails of Aaron's brainchild, the Mortgage Lender Implode-O-Meter
The 'meter was ground zero for the credit collapse as it chronicled the demise of mortgage lenders in real-time, frequently breaking news days in advance of mainstream press. It was (and still is, perhaps) the Drudge Report
for mortgage professionals and boomed amidst the cacophonous housing
bust. It was a wild ride for about three years. Aaron continues to
fight the good fight with the 'meter to this day but I have since moved on.
Around 2009 I started building
out "Birthday Shoes," the popular minimalist footwear
fan community site for toe shoes
Vibram Five Fingers) that gets nearly a quarter-million visits a month
and has made me the Al Bundy of barefoot shoes (er... "God's shoes" as
it were!). I have way too many pairs of shoes these days. It is
ridiculous and drives Sonal crazy.
Where am I now? In Spring 2010 I went to Google Atlanta
to work as an Account Planner on the sales side (I mostly do client
research). Life at Google is pretty much as glamorous as it's made out
to be. Don't be jealous!