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I've officially kicked-off my 2020 efforts to give back. Please read and share the posts in the Mentoring 101 series: Connector's Advantage, Giving, Learning,
Breaking into a New Field, and
the Ultimate Guide to Resume Writing.

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Mentor and coach who attracts, retains, and develops high-performing talent encouraging individual entrepreneurship to realize a team’s full potential.

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I build the systems that either make or save companies money.

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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.

Mel's Blog

How do you want your legacy to remember what you did for others now and years to come?

What do you want to remember from 2020? How do you want your legacy to remember what you did for...

Seven Days of My Favorite Inspirational Quotes

Photos by Mel Reyes

Mentoring 101: The Art and Ultimate Guide to Resume Writing

Change the Way You Think About Your Resume The number one obstacle that job seekers think they have is their...

MR Tech Approved & Recommended Tools & Sites

Inspired by a recent LinkedIn post, I decided to revisit my old haunts of sharing tools, enjoy! ⬇ MRTech.com circa...

Mentoring 101: Advice if your looking to break into a new field (with little or no experience)

Given the current turmoil in the job market, I wanted to make sure that the advice I had been sharing...

Mentoring 101: Learning

Whether hard or soft skills, if you are not learning you are losing out on expanding your mind and your...

Mentoring 101: Giving

To advance the mentoring series, I wanted to focus on one of the most underrated and unrecognized topics: Giving. There’s...

Mentoring 101: The Connector’s Advantage

This will the first in a new series of posts that I’m creating to help folks at all stages of...

latest tech news

ETHICS EQUALS TRUST. TRUST EQUALS ECONOMIC VALUE CREATION.

The Hypergiant Ethical Reasoning Model is based on trust. We believe developing and deploying ethical reasoning at every stage of...

The Evolution of Higher Education: 5 Global Trends To Watch

Higher education is facing a new wave of change. This research from Salesforce.org reflects the new priorities of 2,200 students...

Neural’s guide to the glorious future of AI: Here’s how machines become sentient

Neural’s guide to the glorious future of AI: Here’s how machines become sentient

Welcome to Neural’s guide to the glorious future of AI. What wonders will tomorrow’s machines be capable of? How do...

Using NBA Metrics to Scout Superstar Startups

In basketball and tech, spotting superstars has gotten easier with a deeper understanding of efficiency and usage metrics. Source: Using...

A neural network learns when it should not be trusted

MIT researchers have developed a way for deep learning neural networks to rapidly estimate confidence levels in their output. The...

CIA awards multibillion C2E cloud contract to AWS, Microsoft, Google, Oracle, and IBM – DCD

Handling contracting for the wider intelligence community Source: CIA awards multibillion C2E cloud contract to AWS, Microsoft, Google, Oracle, and...

How enterprises can put cognitive AI to work in their organizations

Cognitive technologies are being deployed to solve the world’s biggest challenges. AI-based bots are working side-by-side with humans to increase...

The Next 20-Year Cycle in Business Software

by Ajay Agarwal and Kevin Zhang Source: The Next 20-Year Cycle in Business Software | by Ajay | Ideas from...

portfolio

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.

Interactive Digital Installation & Cell Phone Launches

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

Mobile Replatform & Rebranding

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

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

Pace University Cybersecurity Program – Advisory Board Member

HMG Strategy Financial Services – Advisory Board Member

Society for Information Management (SIM) – Member

Tech Impact – NPO Advisory Board Member

Somers Chamber of Commerce – NPO Board Member

Fashion Your Passion Podcast – Advisor

 

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