Thunder (formerly PaperG)
2008 – Present
I co-founded Thunder, which makes design software used by publishers, agencies, and brands to build ads for their clients. Notable customers include InterContinental Hotels Group, Publicis, IPG, Hearst, and Time Warner Cable.
The company was named one of Forbes’ 100 Most Promising Companies in America and was described as “An Ad Engine to Put Mad Men Out of Business” by the New York Times.
Job Change Notifier
2011 – 2013
As a side project I created Job Change Notifier, a free service that sent you an email alert whenever one of your LinkedIn connections changed jobs. Salespeople, startup founders, and recruiters used it to stay up to date on their professional network and uncover new business opportunities. Job Change Notifier helped users track job changes for over 20 million connections (almost 10% of LinkedIn’s user base)
2001 – 2005
As a teenager, I co-founded the SubProfile Network, a group of highly popular teen-oriented websites with 7 million unique visitors and 20 million pageviews per month. It owned 3 of the top 10 most visited websites by teenagers (Nielsen/NetRatings), most notably SubProfile.com, an early social network built on top of AOL Instant Messenger.
The company was featured in Teen Magazine, CNet, and Wall Street Journal’s MarketWatch.com.