He has worked with clients across North America, helping them reshape their business strategies & digital footprint - Adobe, WalMart, Becks Beer, Burton, Hewlett Packard, Fujitsu, Texas Instruments, IBM, Sony, Panasonic, Blackberry, Cannon, Motorola, Salesforce, Visa, Sega, Namco, Intel, Honda, Cisco, iControl, QNX
VP, Mobile, Synacor (2014-present)
Responsible for the overall mobile strategy across product lines as well as developing new products and identifying new markets.
VP Design and GM Android Products, Synacor Inc. (2013-2014)
Responsible for the overall UX strategy across products lines as well as lead an international team of user experience designers. Also responsible for bringing to market Android based consumer products focusing on major CE brands in North America and Asia.
President and CEO, Teknision Inc. (2003 - 2013) - Acquired by Synacor
Lead a world class mobile product design and development consultancy, managing overall company strategy, sales and marketing as well as lead UX strategy on key clients.
Best Mobile Application, Exploriem Bootstrap Awards 2013: Chameleon Launcher
Gold, Digital Signage, Apex Awards 2012: Experience Station
Music and Streaming Audio (finalist), SXSW Interactive 2009: Finetune
Technical Merit, Flash Forward Film Festival 2007: Finetune
Top 10 Websites of 2006, Time Magazine: Finetune
Technical Excellence (finalist), FITC 2006: SNL Merger Model
FWA Site of the Day, March 22, 2006: Update Hollywood
FWA Site of the Day, September 10, 2004: Sony Walkman
FWA Site of the Day, February 14, 2003: Teknision
Technical Excellence (finalist), FITC 2003: Teknision
Most Promising New Company (finalist), Canadian New Media Awards 2003: Teknision
Project Chameleon Home Automation Demo
Host, We Are Embedded and The Take (2011-2012)
Host and producer of an award winning blog and video series focused on how devices and the user experiences they create will touch all aspects of our lives.
The Take is a series of short video clips providing commentary about current events in mobile application design and development.
Intra Apps and the Value of Design
WE ARE EMBEDDED
We Are Embedded is an award winning interview series focused on user experience innovation across industries.
Gold, Video Editing, W3 Awards 2012: We Are Embedded
Outstanding Achievement, Community, IMA 2012: We Are Embedded
Electronic and Interactive Communication, IABC Excel Awards, 2012: We Are Embedded
Speaker and Lecturer
Sample Speaking Engagements
CanUX, Ottawa, November 5, 2011: Device User Experience Design
App Developers Conference, Santa Clara, CA, October 26, 2011: Building a 10 Foot UI
CanUX, Ottawa, October 13, 2011: Project Chameleon
Adobe Max, Chicago, IL, February 2, 2010: Branded Experiences
Computex 2011, Taipei, June 1, 2011: Era of the Intimate User Interface
Radian6 Social 2011, Boston MA, April 7, 2011: Engagement Console
Adobe Max, San Francisco, November 17, 2008: Building a Multi-screen Application
Adobe Industry Analyst Days, New York, NY, March 30, 2007: Adobe AIR Case Study - Finetune
Apollo Camp, Adobe HQ, San Francisco, CA, March 7, 2007: Finetune Desktop
Ottawa Carleton Research Institute, Ottawa, March 9, 2006: Rich Internet Applications in a Web 2.0 World
Android Authority, August 3, 2012
BlackBerry Cool, April 18, 2011
The Brief https://vimeo.com/125152112
Professor, Algonquin College (1999 - 2012)
Deliver various courses for the Graphic Design, Mobile Development and Marketing Communications programs.
UX Design Lead, Mitel Inc. (2001 - 2003)
Responsible for the UX and UI strategy and design of the end user tools for the 3300 and 6600 line of IP/SIP telephones.
Creative Director, Co-Founder, Creative Shack Inc. (1997 - 2001) - Acquired by Mitel
Responsible for the creative direction of all projects as well as leading a team of web and mobile UI designers.