Cape Breton Island
I have more than 30 years’ experience in the Software and Internet industries.
I started my online career with an online Bulletin Board in 1981 and between 1982 and 1986, owned and operated a successful retail computer store in Toronto. I continued to develop software and online tools while working as a radio announcer for 5 years before returning to the industry full time as the webmaster for Canada’s largest independent Internet Service Provider, Internet Direct. When Internet Direct acquired Tucows, I managed the technical and operations components for the Tucows software download sites. In 2003, I became Director, Content Division for Tucows and became responsible for all aspects of the content division including operations, business and sales. I also operate Tartanleaf.com Inc., an Independent Software Vendor business producing server monitoring software, Information Products and Internet Marketing related tools and services such as seowizardry.ca. I left Tucows in late 2011 to focus primarily on new product development and Internet Marketing with Tartanleaf.com Inc.
I remain a member of and have sat on the Board of Directors for the Association of Software Professionals.
I'm comfortable with public speaking and have presented at numerous webinars, conferences and trade shows around the world over the years.
I studied Computer Engineering, Project Management and Radio Broadcasting at Humber College and received degrees in Psychology and Mass Communication from York University.
Specialties: Google Business Photos, Street View Technology, Search Engine Optimization, SEO Copywriting, Social Media Marketing, Online Marketing, Panoramic Photography, Web Development, Web Traffic Growth
Competencies: Product Management, Project Management, Sales Management, Strategic Planning, Market Analysis, Technical Leadership, Team Building, Global Team Management, Offshore Outsourcing, Analytics