I am an engineering leader with a wide range of product development experience. I have thrived in ground-up startups and Fortune 100 companies alike. A technologist at heart, I've learned to operate effectively in many different capacities. I focus on building organizations and getting things done, at all levels, and have done it consistently. I've grown top-notch
I am an engineering leader with a wide range of product development experience. I have thrived in ground-up startups and Fortune 100 companies alike. A technologist at heart, I've learned to operate effectively in many different capacities. I focus on building organizations and getting things done, at all levels, and have done it consistently. I've grown top-notch teams and designed, built, shipped/deployed, scaled and maintained multiple successful commercial software products.
I get excited by great teams, creative tech, challenging real-world problems, clean code, massive impact, and all manner of nerd hobbies.
Operational specialties include: org design, agile practices, engineering management, product vision, early-stage startups, patent portfolio development. Technology specialties include: software development in numerous stacks, large-scale high-availability and distributed systems and cloud architectures, "big data" collection & processing, open web standards and APIs, analytics, monetization and advertising tech, mobile applications, social networking.
VP Engineering @ Began by driving the agenda on the free tier and the advertising technology stack, now focused on putting compelling products and services in the hands of content creators . Building the teams, the tech, and the business. And loving it. From May 2013 to Present (2 years 8 months) VP Engineering / SVP Publisher Products @ Built the world's largest social, insights, and targeting platform, and the team behind it.
First as VP of Engineering and then as SVP with responsibility for Product as well as Engineering, I led a team and a platform interacting with over 1.4B unique users a month. Social tooling, deep analytics, closed-loop optimization, intent-based display audiences, open apis, deployed on over 14M websites. From June 2007 to September 2012 (5 years 4 months) Washington D.C. Metro AreaVP Engineering @ Engineering lead building a digital content marketplace for user-generated media.
My partners and I built and brought cruxy.com to market. From October 2005 to June 2007 (1 year 9 months) Open Technology Strategy and Web Services Lead @ Defining next-generation carrier platform services.
I led a team creating open API technology evolution initiatives and defining the Service Delivery Platform roadmap, with responsibility for lifecycle-planning, large-scale systems architecture, and developer evangelism and outreach. From January 2005 to January 2007 (2 years 1 month) Washington D.C. Metro AreaPrinciple Architect, Mobility @ Technology and development lead on the mobile product line for a massively successful online consumer service.
I designed and built native and browser-based applications integrating with a vast dataset and complex business logic. I led both the mainline product development as well as new feature explorations and prototypes across a wide range of devices. From August 2003 to November 2004 (1 year 4 months) Greater New York City AreaSr. Manager, Engineering @ Delivering mobile enterprise groupware.
I led a NYC-based technology team in the development of enterprise groupware solutions for new-generation devices with direct IP connectivity. From December 2001 to August 2003 (1 year 9 months) Greater New York City AreaVP Engineering @ Bringing mobile middleware of many shapes and sizes to market, at a time when even getting email on a device wasn't easy.
I built the technology practice, process, team, and most of the product. We steered ThinAirApps into a successful acquisition by PalmOne in late 2001. From August 1999 to December 2001 (2 years 5 months) Greater New York City AreaSoftware Engineer @ Building C and C++ software solutions for the Test & Measurement industry.
In addition to writing feature code on the core development team, I oversaw all support team interactions, example solutions, and engaged in top-tier customer projects through an Applications Engineering group. From August 1997 to August 1999 (2 years 1 month) Austin, Texas AreaBus Driver @ Social-networking the old-fashioned way.
I drove a full-size city bus for students, faculty, hospital staff, and other residents in a small Mid-Atlantic city. From July 1995 to April 1997 (1 year 10 months) Charlottesville, Virginia Area
BSEE, Signal Processing @ University of Virginia From 1993 to 1997 Marianapolis Preparatory School From 1989 to 1993 Will Meyer is skilled in: Software Engineering, Startups, Data, Social Networking, Organizational Development, Mobile Applications, Start-ups, Cloud Computing, Online Advertising, IT Strategy, API, Web 2.0, Product Management, Web Services, User Interface Design
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