🔐 I help companies secure web applications
Arthur is a successful entrepreneur, technology professional, and mentor. He is a full-time family man, part-time consultant and spare-time musician. He graduated from Loyola University Chicago and currently lives in greater Chicago-land. ----- As a cybersecurity executive and software engineer with nearly 20 years of experience, I am obsessively focused on solving customer problems. Technical challenges certainly excite me, but providing value to the end user has always proved to be the best path towards success. As a team leader, I am driven to develop high-performing teams and am relentless in helping people do their best technical work. I am passionate about fostering a culture in which all team members can contribute and grow -- because when you create an incredible team, you'll create incredible things. Are you looking for a technical leader, mentor, or consultant? I'd love to talk about how I could help!
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Aug 2020 - Present
Secure Web Solutions LLC
Freelance Software Engineer and Web App Pentester
Secure Web Solutions LLC is a freelance consultancy focused on delivering innovative, secure, high-quality software solutions for affordable prices. My specialty is providing web application penetration tests.
Mar 2020 - Present
Cox Automotive Inc.
Principal Software Engineer
I work across the engineering teams as a technical expert in frontend development, moving our UI/UX portfolio towards modern tools and architectures (focusing heavily on AWS and micro-frontends). I provide mentorship to our engineers on best practices and new web tech (i.e. Stencil, React, etc), and I work closely with our Architecture and UX groups to ensure alignment on new features or requirements. I am also the founding member and leader of Cox Automotive's internal Security Guild -- a group of engineers across the organization whose mission is to "create a culture of security". We promote training opportunities and act as SMEs within our own teams to prioritize and address vulnerabilities in our software applications.
Jan 2008 - Present
aKa Web Design
Sole Proprietor, Consultant and Entrepreneur (Freelance)
Dec 2018 - Mar 2020
Director Of Software Quality and Security
May 2017 - Dec 2018
Engineering Lead - Web
My team owns all web applications developed by IronNet's product engineering organization, in addition to our corporate website. I direct a team of developers, designers and QA engineers to build IronNet's flagship products (IronDefense and IronDome) in addition to acting as the technical liaison for our Engineering group in all cross-team planning and discussion (CyOC, Customer Success, Training, Marketing and Sales). I also assist our Red Team in performing regular vulnerability assessments. My team is actively involved in all areas of product development and the SDLC. Though our primary objective is to implement the customer-facing features, we frequently engage with customers and our internal cyber analysts to brainstorm new ideas and improve the overall user experience. We work very closely with our Cyber Research teams, Data Scientists and Cyber Analysts to ensure that usability and efficiency remain top priorities.
Sep 2016 - Nov 2018
I mentor students in the Web Development Bootcamp, React, and Node.js curriculums. We work 1-on-1 in weekly sessions using pair programming and mock interviews, culminating in a full portfolio that my students will use to land a job.
Jul 2016 - Jul 2018
Director Of Engineering
SwayBrand platform creates authentic Influencer micro-marketing moments over social media for Brands, Startups and Non-profits everywhere. As the Director of Engineering, I manage a small team of developers and am primarily responsible for defining the product requirements of our MVP. I work very closely with our CEO to create the technical vision for our platform as we continue to pursue venture capital investment.
Jan 2016 - May 2017
Senior Software Engineer
Apr 2015 - Jan 2016
Senior Software Engineer
Mar 2014 - Apr 2015
Developer Relations Manager
As the technical subject matter expert for Sencha's Marketing department, I was responsible (directly or indirectly) for all corporate messaging related to content and community. My goal was to strategically promote Sencha’s technology directly to developers and IT managers. Responsibilities: - Identifying strategic partnerships - Facilitating co-marketing opportunities that grow the Sencha ecosystem - Managing content creation across the company - Providing the Sales team with tactical developer outreach - Organizing community events and meetups Achievements: - increased the number of monthly blog posts by 50% in first 6 months - increased Sencha blog readership by 21% in first 6 months (88k unique page views) - delivered more than 10 webinars, resulting in more than 4000 new sales leads - published 2 technical white papers - led several engineering projects targeting specific business platforms I also managed the development of several very popular projects: - App Inspector for Sencha (Chrome Extension, 11,000+ users) - Sencha Extensions for Microsoft Azure ("sencha-azure" package) - Sencha "ext-win8" package
Sep 2013 - Mar 2014
I lead customer-facing projects for Sencha's Professional Services team, helping my clients design and implement software solutions from the ground up. I educate customers about Sencha's products, draft detailed application architecture and project plans, and mentor development teams. I promote adoption of Sencha's products and general web technologies through a variety of evangelism efforts. I organize the Chicago Sencha User group and frequently speak at industry events. I also work closely with Sencha's executive and management teams to deliver special projects for public-facing product releases and marketing campaigns.
Feb 2011 - Sep 2013
Aug 2008 - Feb 2011
Jun 2007 - Aug 2008
Jan 2006 - Jun 2007
I managed the email marketing campaigns of more than 90 clients, increasing department revenues by more than 200% (to $170,000 monthly) in under two years. I created employee training and internal procedures to improve client relationships, and also provided training and support for self-service clients. I developed several SaaS applications to streamline reporting and manage client requests.
May 2005 - Oct 2005
Online Business Coordinator
- Managed over thirty thousand dollars daily in online sales for B2B sporting goods divisions of Buy, Kmart, QVC, SEARS, and Toys R Us. - Assisted project leaders in creating product collections and marketing promotions. - Corresponded with Amazon.com and Toys R’ Us during weekly conference calls to resolve customer service issues.
2015 - 2015
Quinlan School of Business, Loyola University Chicago
Certificate, Business Edge Management
2001 - 2005
B.A., Music, Computer Science
1997 - 2001
St. Joseph's Preparatory School