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passionate
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trusted · passionate · flexible

trusted · passionate · flexible

A practical technologist, mentor, and product development specialist.

trusted
passionate
flexible

trusted · passionate · flexible

trusted · passionate · flexible

A practical technologist, mentor, and product development specialist.

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Solutions

Over 25 years of digital expertise in delivering eCommerce, Consumer Credit, payment processing, ERP integration, data warehousing, marketing, interactive, mobile solutions, social media, and sales reporting needs to increase revenue, streamline process, providing bottom line savings, and reduce risk. Successful in building highly productive and accountable teams to deliver complex, scalable, and flexible application workflow solutions.

Experience

Execution expertise in delivering Business & Product Development, eCommerce, Agile, DevOps, interactive, and mobile solutions deployed across varying markets for companies like PayPal, eBay, T-Mobile, Mercedes-Benz, Sharp, Lowe’s, Pepsi, Priceline, Bank of America, Kraft, AT&T, eMusic, MiMedia, and Thomson Reuters.

Leadership

A practical technologist, mentor, and product development specialist; internationally recognized by leading publications and media for his innovative software designs and utilities and has managed large-scale Open Source user communities. As well as providing eCommerce, design, content management, and marketing solutions for several non-profit organizations, digital media, and retail startups.

latest tech news

Homeland Security sued over secretive use of face recognition

As of June 2019, CBP had processed more than 20 million travelers using facial recognition, civil rights group ACLU says....

eCommerce Fraud Presents A $12 Billion Problem

As eCommerce grows amid the coronavirus, retail fraud is on the rise. Of the estimated $630B of online sales, a...

Top 12 business intelligence (BI) tools for 2020

It’s not always easy choosing a business intelligence tool to meet the needs of your enterprise. Here are 12 that...

Coming Soon: Open-Source Blueprints for a Tiny Nuclear Reactor

Anyone want to build their own power plant? Source: Small Nuclear Reactors | Nuclear Reactor Types and Designs

portfolio

eMusic Source Code, API, and Tools Website

Open Source Cross Platform Application & API Development

Coordinated with eMusic’s Product, Web, and Services teams to pioneer, package, and design two cross-platform desktop applications.

Lowe's Interactive Table

Interactive Digital Installation & Cell Phone Launches

Managed the interactive digital installation at Lowe’s and two T-Mobile Phone launches.

MiMedia Personal Cloud Redesign and Replatform Homepage

Mobile Replatform & Rebranding

Collaborated with MiMedia C-Suite, design agency, and technical teams to provide strategic guidance to successfully deliver the complete functional redesign...

Lightning Labels' eCommerce Hotjar Heatmap Page

eCommerce Projects

Various eCommerce solutions including Magento, Shopify, WordPress, and custom stores with ERP integration.

Print Design Projects

Samples of retail box art and three 20-32 page programs created for Annual Gala.

Business & Product Development Projects

eBay launches new Rewards points card Partnered with New Business Development team to land new direct eBay Mastercard offering. PayPal...

associations/achievements

 

HMG Strategy – Advisory Board Member

Society for Information Management (SIM) – Member

Somers Chamber of Commerce – Board Member

Fashion Your Passion Podcast – Advisor

ALPFA Professional Network – Member

 

Certified SAFe 4 Scaled Agilist

Certified Scrum Master (CSM)

 

Patent #9,183,232: “Systems and methods for organizing content using content organization rules and robust content information”

Patent #9,298,758: “Systems and methods providing media-to-media connection”

Patent #9,465,521: “Event based media interface”

Patent #10,257,301: “Systems and methods providing a drive interface for content delivery”

 

Author of the Hacking Firefox book

 

Mel clearly demonstrates all the key characteristics of a great leader. His honesty, enthusiasm, commitment and ability to inspire were evident in everything that was assigned to him and his team.

M. Casamassima

His multitasking skills are simply amazing. Mel managed to keep track on everything and yet leave enough room for the team to make their own contribution, getting involved just when it’s necessary. He is a brilliant communicator, focused on goals and results.

V. Denisenko

If you are building something new and revolutionary, Mel is the right guy to have on board. His creative guidance, ability to think out of the box and be on constant lookout for new opportunities can push your project beyond what you thought was possible.

R. Demyanenko