Hi, my name is Fuzz; I am a generalist. I have deep professional experience in technology as an application developer, systems administrator, Internet backbone engineer, storage engineer, cloud architect, trainer, leader and startup founder. I wrote a global file system, built a private cloud for machine learning research before AWS existed and automated the world’s second-largest network operations center. As a corporate communicator I have been a ghost writer for everything from investor updates to executive blog posts. I was recruited as an event promoter by and apprenticed under legendary New York indie promoter & B.B. King manager Chris Zahn. I am an accomplished poet, songwriter, photographer, cartoonist, multi-instrumentalist, music producer and recording engineer. I ran a successful catering business and am developing a concept for a chain of barbecue restaurants. I was Citicorp’s top expert on tax sheltered accounts, serving as assistant to their compliance officer. I have been the operations manager for a group of medical clinics and a reference diagnostic laboratory. I’ve had a Best New App on Apple’s App Store.
Broadly, my interests tend to lie in the friction that exists at interfaces.
Specifically, I like the biggest, nastiest, most multi-dimensional problems I can find, along with the authority to solve them. You have seven teams of sociopaths working on a decade-old legacy web app that suddenly needs to scale up in China and you need somebody to keep all those balls in the air, measure the right things, drive progress, keep Chinese government happy, ensure sociopaths all productive and not murdering, devops implemented, i18n, systems moved to cloud, metrics implemented, legacy app decomposed into microservices, monads all over the place, teams coached, teams hired, teams fired, Chinese teams hired, learning Mandarin, boots on the ground in China, touring factories, schmoozing investors? Sign me up!
In the meantime I will be working on selling barbecue, recording an album and making a podcast with my wife–that is, when I am not playing with my kids or up on the mountain.