Throughout my career I have specialized in taking early stage ideas and companies and scaling them in to full fledge products and businesses. I love building and leading teams while collaborating with creators and executives alike to align organizations around outcomes and achieve real success.
Recently, I led the creation of Stellar Tickets: an industry shifting product that helped live entertainment creators sell $7m+ in tickets since the beginning of the COVID19 pandemic and raised $5m+ in seed funding.
I have spent my career in companies with less than 200 headcount and excel at "wearing lots of hats" and contributing to whatever aspects of product development need attention.
It's easy to come up with an idea, but it takes a unique skillset to turn it into working software shipped to customers
By starting at the end, I help companies better achieve the outcomes that matter
The best leadership is trailblazing and I can contribute to all aspects of software product development
I approach problems as broad and complicated systems and build strategy to address known and unknown challenges
I don't believe in "low-hanging fruit" and enjoy taking an approach that isn't a "first idea"
I specialize in building high performing teams and growing high impact team members
I have spent the bulk of my career working both remotely and in-person as a leader building new website, products, and companies mostly in the ecommerce and billing industries
"I'm happy to speak for Will. His knowledge and interests are broad and deep. He has a strong sense of craftsmanship and style and enthusiasm for applying this to the benefit of the user community. He stays current with the rapidly evolving architectures required of high volume web properties and has the chops to deliver solutions within that space."
"Will isn't just a competent product designer, he's an articulate, passionate individual that effectively communicates his strong and bold visions. A one man show or a team member for a team moving forward with purpose and speed, I highly recommend him.
"I had the privilege of working alongside Will for eight years, and I can only hope that we get the opportunity to work together again in the future. Will is a unique combination of creative and business, which makes working with him on tough problems or new opportunities so exciting. He's truly a champion for the users of his product, a master of the agile process and a guy of many talents — given his background in design and development. He has truly helped transform Goldstar both visually and technically, yet still has a vision for so much more. Outside of the day to day work, BJ impressively built the Goldstar Portland team (of mostly developers and designers) from one to 31, and created an office vibe and company subculture that delights employees. Not surprising since he's an all around good guy."