Areas of Expertise
CTO/ Web Application Development
I'm an expert in software engineering, especially with web application development as well as API design, mobile applications and other areas. I am also have extensive product and project management experience and can help with Lean and Agile process development.
ALBrian is a tenacious and savvy entrepreneur. He is driven by an indomitable optimism that absolutely contagious. I always look forward to collaborating with him on projects.
- Health Sectors
- Digital Health, Health IT
CEO & Cofounder
iCouch, Inc. | April 2010 - Current
Co-founder and chief executive of a mental health services technology company. Created iCouch.me, an online platform for online video counseling and iCouch CBT, the top-rated therapy app on the Apple App Store.
Lead Software Engineer
Take the Interview | May 2013 - Current
We've destroyed the traditional job interview. Take the Interview is a platform that saves time and makes finding the right job candidate easy. We've all wasted time interviewing candidates that we immediately knew just weren't the right fit. Take the Interview saves both candidate frustration and HR time. Instead of having to schedule multiple interviews with multiple stakeholders, Take the Interview makes it easy for a candidate to complete a video interview and then have it shared across a company or a department so every stakeholder can rate and review candidates anywhere, anytime. Job interviews were never fun -- until now.
Paperless Post | May 2012 - July 2012
UX and Ruby-on-Rails Consultant
UXme | July 2012 - May 2013
Provides high quality consulting on UX design and Ruby-on-Rails development for both web and mobile applications. Creates amazing mobile user experiences using Lean processes and client collaboration. The process begins with client discovery, then storycarding of user flow, then wireframes for user feedback, followed by beautiful Photoshop mockups, then coding, more user feedback/analytics/A/B testing/ finally ending with a tested, beautiful and effective user experience.
General Assemb.ly | September 2012 - April 2013
Lead Ruby Engineer
Tribeca Film Festival | December 2012 - May 2013
I built the new content management system for the Tribeca Film Festival and Tribeca Films using MongoDB, Ruby-on-Rails and a few other fun technologies. Also, I provided support to designers and front-end engineers in integrating their beautiful work into the main application. Finally, I consult with senior executives to assist with cost-effective development, deployment and maintenance of Tribeca web properties.
Self-Employed Web Designer & Developer | September 2009 - January 2012
I developed websites and design for freelance clients using Ruby-on-Rails, PostgreSQL, Heroku and other web technologies.
Educational Consultant - Public Speaking and Writing Programs
Suzhou Foreign Language School | August 2009 - July 2010
Coordinated English language programs for an Chinese foreign language school.
Paedea Inc. | April 2009 - September 2009
Curriculum and technology project manager for Korea's leading English education e-learning platform.
Chungdahm Learning | December 2008 - Current 2009
Managed online learning programs
Nuclear, Chemical and Biological Officer
US Army | July 2003 - December 2005
Army Reserve Officer tasked with war gaming development, strategic and tactical threat analysis and Korean peninsular intelligence management.
Undergraduate Research Fellow
Reproductive Sciences Laboratory | January 2000 - July 2002
Assisted in and conducted original research into feline cloning technology. Specifically worked with oocyte maturation protocol development and testing.
The University of Texas Harris County Psychiatric Center | August 1999 - December 1999
Created computerized patient satisfaction/treatment efficacy tracking system for anxiety treatment research. Collected and analyzed patient satisfaction data from group therapy sessions.
Emergency Center EMT Volunteer
Baylor College of Medicine: Ben Taub General Hospital | August 1997 - December 1999
Volunteered in the Level 1 Trauma center for a major county hospital. Assisted with patient care in both the surgical and psychiatric sections of the emergency center.
Thomson Reuters | March 1996 - August 2002
Contract photojournalist for the world's leading news wire service.
Sipa Press | March 1996 - July 2003
I was a Houston, Texas based regular contributor to Sipa, providing photojournalism coverage of news and features for international clients and publication.
Texas A&M University
BA | Journalism, Biomedical Science | 2000 - 2002
University of Houston
Communications | 1995 - 1999