It was brought to my attention that, while a number of people read and liked my initial blog entry, that they didn't know who I was. So I thought it might be worthwhile to spend two minutes posting some info. The following should be adequate.
I am the newest member of DotNetNuke Corp's executive team and the SVP of Engineering. I joined the company in mid-July following stints at a few Silicon Valley startups, and earlier at some pretty substantial public software companies. I've been the CTO and head of Products (Engineering and Product Management) at Citrix (virtualization and access), as well as an exec at BMC Software (systems and applications management) and NDCHealth (Healthcare IT). I also spent close to 11 years at Microsoft in a number of very senior Engineering and Product Management roles, plus jumpstarted Microsoft's standards efforts including the licensing of the Windows API's, Unicode, SMB/CIFS, and the Common Information Model (which is part of Windows Management Instrumentation). I've done lots of other stuff too, including for Northern Telecom (NT) the oversight of Latin American distributors and a technology exchange with what was at the time the largest computer company in Brazil. That was prior to igniting the third-party software program at NT.
I've lived in about 10 different states, worked for 13 months in Austria, graduated college in California but also studied for a summer in Mexico. I'm multi-lingual, married to a wonderful British woman who claims that I do not speak English. I've been dealing with internationalization and localization matters for a very long time, and even designed some of this stuff for early distributed data and word processing systems.
Hopefully, you find some of my history interesting and relevant. I'm not from the DotNetNuke community, but I definitely understand the product's value. Same goes for the importance of Community contributions.
Of course, when you get down to brass tacks, what really matters is what I do today and not where I've been. To that end, I've got to contribute as much as anyone else in Engineering if we're to take this product to the next level... and along with it DotNetNuke the company. Your support and input will be most welcome!
BTW, I enjoyed immensely my time at DotNetNuke World and appreciated meeting so many developers, partners, and customers. The buzz at the conference was exhilarating and I was delighted to have had the opportunity to participate. Next year, I expect to be even more active!