Since then I’ve had a career spanning over 18 years - working with a lot of startups and small companies as well as some medium sized and larger companies. Sometimes directly, sometimes as a consultant.
I’ve lived and worked in the Virginia/DC area, NYC, and am currently in the Greater Boston area. (I’ve also done consulting stints in CA, CO, TX, NC, SC, PA, NJ, MA, and in Toronto).
My Tech Stack
I still use Linux as my primary desktop, though I have a macbook ready to go for travel.
I favor Python, Kotlin, Rust, and C# - depending on the problem I am solving and the ecosystem I am working in.
I occasionally post toy projects and fun little things to my Github.
Founding Open Bracket
After working with recruiters for years, I found it was the rare recruiter (one) who had a background in tech - he had an excellent understanding of the roles he put me up for. That made a big difference.
My own search for work over the years, and the endless supply of recruiter outreach over LinkedIn and email, and the poor fit of submitted candidates I reviewed as a hiring manager, has left me with a useful frustration. “Here is a problem I would love to have solved, and would love to be the one to solve” - is the essence of good entrepreneurship.
Open Bracket LLC is my answer to that problem. My strategic advantage is my experience.
I can help bridge the gap between candidates and hiring managers to help the right people find each other.