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St. Francis Preparatory School, St. Francis High School, California Lutheran University
Encore Ads, TouchCommerce Formerly inQ, (website hidden), Cost Plus World Market, USI Technologies
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Hey, I’m Md!

Los Angeles, California, United States · Member since September 2011
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I've been involved with technology in some capacity since I was 9 years old and I got my first laptop (compaq LTE with a 386 and windows 3.1). I was predominantly a gamer but my second passion was getting people to pay me to hook up their gadgets in the late 80s and early 90s. I studied multimedia and business in college and have been infatuated with the internet since AOL introduced the "world wide web" to their feature set and you could easily access for freeish over a 2400 baud modem.

During the bubble I worked for a company that specialized in canceling out the printed phonebook with web ads and a simple directory. It didn't go that well, but I learned a lot. After the bubble, I carried different jobs in the service industry learning how to manage large groups of people and provide the best service to clients in shipping and retail. This had to be one of the defining moments of my life. It gave me a deeper understanding of people, small businesses and service.

After a short stint away from tech, I joined two more startups - both focused on providing live and automated chat technology for large - small companies. These companies brought me back into the fold and back up to par on the design and creation side.

Most recently, I was the CTO of an online marketing agency but decided my affinity for starting my own company was too strong to quell.

Fast-forward and you'll find me running my own startup helping businesses take advantage of mobile applications - local marketing and customer retention.