Managing Director @ Complex Technology Professionals LLC
Founder and Managing Partner @ Complex Technology Professionals LLC
Hearst Management Institute
An accomplished Entrepreneur and Executive Manager of Information Technology with extensive experience developing and implementing strategies that align IT organizations with company strategic objectives. Proven ability to build and motivate large teams in order to maximize productivity. Exceptional communicator, with emphasis on building strong client relationships. Track record for initiating process improvements that decrease operational costs, while
An accomplished Entrepreneur and Executive Manager of Information Technology with extensive experience developing and implementing strategies that align IT organizations with company strategic objectives. Proven ability to build and motivate large teams in order to maximize productivity. Exceptional communicator, with emphasis on building strong client relationships. Track record for initiating process improvements that decrease operational costs, while consistently implementing product enhancements to exceed customer requirements. Expertise in technology product development and IT architecture design. Strong background in Software Engineering with balanced skills in management and “hands-on” technology.
Specialties:new product development, team building/development, developing new industries, tech turnarounds
SVP Software Engineering, Hearst Business Media @ Hearst Business Media operates more than 20 business-to-business information services, electronic databases and publications, with significant investments in Healthcare, Automotive, and Financial verticals. Among its core competencies is the aggregation of time-sensitive price, product and technical information that is integrated into business and professional processes.
My role is to optimize software development functions across the various HBM businesses, recognize and capitalize on emergent opportunities, and support future M&A activity. This is a brand new role reporting directly to HBM's President. From June 2014 to Present (1 year 5 months) New YorkMember @ Member From 2000 to Present (15 years) Member of Advisory Board @ Member of Sophelle's advisory board made up of several distinguished professionals from the Retail Technology and Consulting sectors. Our mandate is to provide critical feedback to Sophelle's CEO/Founder to assist the company in reaching its goals. From January 2013 to June 2014 (1 year 6 months) Greater Boston AreaFounder and Managing Partner @ Technology has become a strategic function across many businesses and industries so quickly that traditional mechanisms for corporate decision-making and governance fail to function. Most executive teams and Boards of Directors will have members with significant domain experience in general management, finance, sales, marketing, and/or operations. What is the likelihood, however, of there being an exec team or board member with experience running a major technology program (outside of the CTO his-/her-self)? The answer is clear.
So, it is any wonder that the only person qualified to assess a strategy is the person in charge of the team that formulated it? Of course not.
It is this need Simplifying Complexity LLC is here to fill. We partner with a CEO or GM to provide transparency and insight into the operations of their Technology teams. We do this with two types of services:
-- Technology Assessment: Organizational Structure and Architecture
-- Advisory Services: Assisting CEO/GM with managing their Technology function
-- Diligence: Preparing Sell-side or evaluating potential investments for investors and/or acquirers
-- Interim CTO: Post assessment plan and evecution
-- Other Projects: Particularly in real-time systems and large-scale (Big Data) data processing From January 2013 to May 2014 (1 year 5 months) Jersey City, NJAdvisor @ From November 2012 to May 2014 (1 year 7 months) Greater New York City AreaAdvisor @ I provide technical and business advice to AgilOne's CEO. From January 2011 to May 2014 (3 years 5 months) Advisor @ Assisted new management team on technology decisions, particularly around historical context. From December 2012 to October 2013 (11 months) CTO & Co-Founder @ Part of two-man founding team that grew B2C e-commerce website from nothing to well over $100 MM revenue, 250 FTEs, over 6 MM members (and still growing rapidly) and, ultimately, winning #1 in the Inc 500 in five years during a recession. Handled virtually all operational functions at inception, grew team, and transitioned responsibility. Managed design and deployment of all technology within company including consumer-facing website and business support software.
• Cost-efficiently built and operated ideeli.com that supports placing and shipping over 100,000 orders per month with associated credit card transactions representing millions
of dollars of revenue using open source and cloud computing technologies. Hired and managed multi-national distributed software, QA, and technical operations teams (65 FTEs).
• Led several major cross-functional initiatives including the dramatic increase in products for sale, 3PL integrations, the addition of customer returns, and a major eBay partnership/
• Participated in raising over $100 MM in investment over the course of five rounds. From March 2007 to November 2012 (5 years 9 months) Greater New York City AreaCTO @ Ran the technology team for a small optimizing ad network. From 2005 to 2006 (1 year) Vice President of Sales & Marketing @ Developed and implemented distribution strategy to go from B2C and a small number of retailers to national/international distribution. Developed presence in consumer and trade press as well as trade shows.
Annual sales from From June 2002 to December 2004 (2 years 7 months) Vice President of Infrastructure @ Responsible for technical and fulfillment operations of multi-channel food/ingredient manufacturer.
Developed web-based B2C and B2B ordering system complete with payment processing, warehouse integration, and back-office administration.
Implemented online campaign. Developed customer tracking and reporting system to evaluate online marketing efforts.
Implemented website redesign.
Outsourced fulfillment to offsite warehouse facility and automated integration with order management system.
Developed (and outsourced management of) multi-site extranet with email, shared file system, and secured remote access. From March 2002 to December 2004 (2 years 10 months) Vice President, Technology @ Responsible for technical operations and software engineering for Market Research Division (Diameter) of company that provides web-based advertising research tools. Brought into division by corporate management to rescue failing division. Focused on the integration of recently acquired @Plan product suite and development of Ad Effectiveness in-house product suite. Directed maintenance of existing products and development of new products. Created and monitored $1.5 MM budget, responsible for 10 direct reports.
Established new product development process that facilitated two successful software releases after 2.5 years of none.
Initiated re-evaluation of product line in order to eliminate unprofitable products.
Conceived, developed and delivered first revisions of @Plan and Ad Effectiveness products.
Spearheaded recruitment of new integrated team, phasing transition from contractors to employees, reducing engineering run rate while protecting main revenue source. From March 2001 to August 2001 (6 months) Vice President/DART General Manager @ Managed Data Processing Group for $500 million international organization providing web-based advertising support tools. Served as matrix manager, responsible for all costs and resource allocation across each functional organization including Engineering, Database, Quality Assurance and Operations. Performed as main contact point for representatives of business side and CFO office. Managed group of 70 staff members, responsible for $10 million capital expense budget.
Led investigation to resolve significant crisis where reporting was not delivered on time for several days. Established processes that quickly restored previous service levels and laid groundwork for long-term redesign.
Implemented technical changes to enhance back end processing system and instituted capacity planning group to avoid future problems. From November 2000 to March 2001 (5 months) Technical Architect @ Served on group that managed the portfolio development projects throughout the entire distributed IT organization. Managed architectural review process for existing and proposed projects. Resolved issues and employed mechanisms to incrementally move company towards strategic goals.
Developed specification template for all technical projects in the company.
Created Architectural Review Board to review all significant proposed projects before funding
Created and implemented P3P strategy to handle Microsofts rollout of P3P technology in IE6.
Served as active member of Platform for Privacy Preferences (P3P) within World Wide Web Consortium (W3C).
Held lead technical role associated with Internet privacy, involving technical reviews of existing products in coordination with the Chief Privacy Officer (CPO) and the in-house legal team. From August 2000 to November 2000 (4 months) Director of Advanced Development @ Led initiatives to rebuild exciting infrastructure for Internet content delivery associated with companys business objectives. Designed platform to enable DoubleClick to develop new short-range business. Managed efforts to normalize the use of component technology. Evaluated multiple vendors technical offerings. Documented existing systems. Developed and managed team of 10 people consisting of internal employees and consultants.
Performed instrumental role in the restructuring of IT organizations and processes associated with interaction of business units and the IT organization.
Led initiatives to recruit expert technical staff during difficult time including recruitment of Development Manager to take over project.
Interfaced with Corporate Development Group to evaluate acquisition candidates based on technical viability and cultural fit. From October 1999 to August 2000 (11 months) Senior Systems Architect @ Served in lead technical role for the Global Services Division. Developed service bureau-based solutions including AdCenter for Publishers, AdCenter for Agencies and the beta Campaign Analysis product. Managed engineering, operations and marketing to develop new products and scale existing solutions to larger volumes. Supported product engineering, consulting, sales and marketing in the resolution of complex technical problems.
Developed beta product that generated double revenues for the two largest advertisers on the web.
Managed service competitor to DoubleClicks DART with fewer than 10% of the staff.
Served as leader of team for performing technical evaluation of potential merger candidates. From January 1999 to October 1999 (10 months) Senior Consulting Engineer, Service Line Manager @ Customized and enhanced NetGravity products to better suit customer needs and provide competitive advantage for Sales organization. Coordinated with Engineering department to resolve product problems. Assisted Marketing department to determine direction of future products. Built customization service line, integrating innovations to new versions of products. Performed extensive pre-sales requirements analysis and expectation management.
Focused on management of Netscape account, transitioning client from producing no revenues to over $300,000 annually.
Developed customized solutions to meet specific needs and customers. Designed high margin (70%) packaged solutions to increase profitability.
Charged with consulting for key clients including Wired, CNN and The Weather Channel.
Created process of system extension delivery, still in use today. From July 1997 to December 1998 (1 year 6 months) Senior Software Engineer @ Served on 7-person development team, performing critical role in three major revisions of AdServer products. Designed infrastructure utilized for development organization including load testing, performance testing, development tools and implementation standards. Supported sales and marketing initiatives by developing specialized one-off releases targeted at new markets/customers. Investigated new technologies for use in future products (CORBA, DCOM and Java).
Designed, implemented and maintained the RPC stack, upon which all NetGravity server products are based. RPC stack utilized TCP/IP with multi and single threaded implementations.
Implemented several RPC servers, including state-management mechanisms for NetGravity products.
Developed new product that accounted for 47% of NetGravity's revenue the following year.
Developed system-level software, which is now deployed in over 200 locations around the world and processes billions of transactions per day. From December 1995 to July 1997 (1 year 8 months) Member Technical Staff @ Served as member of the server development team, focused on development of Video on Demand over Interactive Television. Developed several RPC servers. Created multi-threaded program to parse MPEG streams and record significant events. Maintained code base for ease of porting. From July 1994 to December 1995 (1 year 6 months)
S.B., Computer Science & Engineering @ Massachusetts Institute of Technology From 1990 to 1994 Park School From 1984 to 1990 Mark Uhrmacher is skilled in: Product Management, Product Development, Strategic Planning, Cloud Computing, Agile Methodologies, Technology Management, Start-ups, Technical Recruiting, Recruiting, Financial Modeling, E-commerce, Software Engineering, Entrepreneurship, Business Development, Integration, Management, Project Management, Online Marketing, Software Development, SaaS, Strategy, CRM, Marketing, Business Intelligence, Analytics, Leadership, Scalability, Web Applications, Integrated Marketing, Strategic Partnerships, Pre-sales, Management Consulting, Consulting, Mobile Devices, Business Strategy, Distributed Systems, Requirements Analysis, Process Improvement, B2B, Sales Management, Big Data, Networking, Market Research, Databases, Quality Assurance, Business Analysis, Mergers & Acquisitions, Competitive Analysis, Java, Enterprise Software
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