Work

Senator Ventures

Principal, 2017 - Present

I currently run a small cybersecurity consulting and startup advisory practice

Lancelot

CEO, 2016 - 2017

Lancelot was like “Duolingo for Cybersecurity”. The idea was a cybersecurity educaion app that Mom and Dad could use. We developed and built the app at Samsung NEXT Start. We used a mobile-first approach, and were successful in using React Native to build an app that was quickly ported from iOS to Android.

Samsung NEXT

Entrepreneur-in-Residence, 2016 - 2017

I managed an online video service, Perch, designed and built within Samsung NEXT (formerly the Samsung Accelerator). I also prototyped ideas in the cybersecurity space.

Perch

Security Intern; Software Engineer, 2015 - 2016

I started at Samsung NEXT working for, Perch, a security camera application with real-time video streaming. I performed a security audit of the application and the platform as a grad student and researched different methods of securing the platform. After that, I became a generalized software tinkerer. I handled a lot of odd jobs.

Senator Consulting

Consultant; Contractor, 2012 - 2014

As an independent consultant, I helped small businesses with ERP implementation projects in the US and in Italy. I built web applications, websites, mobile application prototypes, and performed user testing for various companies and clients.

SeriousEats

Fast Food and Soda Columnist, 2010 - 2012

I wrote about fast food and soda in a weekly column for SeriousEats. My columns can be found here and here

Noom

Customer Support; Translator; In-House Trainer, 2011 - 2012

Noom was where I started writing code again. I began in support and soon was working in the codebase translating the Android apps. I worked with one of the co-founders to develop the virtual personal trainer and Coaching-AI platform, based off of real-world, remote training of users that I performed over an extended period of time, benchmarked to other weight-loss methodologies.

Anbaric Development Partners

Project Development Associate, 2009 - 2011

At Anbaric, I wore three separate hats. Simultaneously, I was a research assistant, an executive assistant, and a project development associate for a clean energy entrepreneur in the Massachusetts area. There, I built financial models, performed risk analysis on power generation projects, and learned to book and cancel flights at the drop of a hat.

CitySports

Sales Associate, 2008 - 2009

This is the job I’m most fond of. For six months after graduating from college, during the height of the great recession, I sold fitness equipment and strung tennis racquets at a sporting goods chain in Boston. I unloaded boxes of free weights and Red Sox jerseys from a truck at 6:15am with a crew of guys from East Boston. They routinely teased me about my accent – “it’s pronounced ‘gahbige’, you sound like a pirate when you talk” – and told me I reminded them of Chuck working at the Buy More, when they found out I had gone to Princeton. Almost once per day, they would yell, “hey Johnny, you need to getcha life togethah!”

Volunteer

StreetSquash

Board Member, 2017 - Present

McCune Charitable Foundation

Board Member, 2010 - Present

Education

Columbia University

Masters in Computer Science, 2014 - 2016

Princeton University

Bachelors in French and Italian Literature, 2003 - 2008

Skills

Spoken Languages

Programming Languages

Frameworks

Tools

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