Vilago is my own one-man consulting and hosting company. From my experience in the Brazilian weblog community I decided to start a small hosting business, first reselling space for bigger hosting companies and later with my own servers. The feedback for Vilago has been great, serving more than 100 customers with focus on customer care and personalized service. Since Vilago now has its own two dedicated servers I have to double as salesman and Unix sysadmin. Vilago doesn't have a motto as bold as Google's, but one I am proud of following: treat your customers as you would like to be treated.
Through Vilago I have worked on a couple of web projects as a consultant and created my own projects for fun and fame. Some include:
Interconnection was a development company, using software development best practices (strongly based on the Rational Unified Process) to create custom-made systems to companies like Prodesp (and its clients), Petrobras BR and Ipiranga.
My duties as Lead Sales Engineer included the first contact with clients for initial project design, development effort estimates, pricing and the first version of the Software Development Plan, including a candidate execution schedule. At project launch, being the person with most knowledge about the project at that point, I sometimes also doubled as Requisites Analyst during the inception phase.
The Mars Hill Group is a New Media shop, designing and implementing Internet and multimedia projects for clients all over Canada.
I joined the company in October 2001 as Senior Systems Analyst, not only to help in the development of client projects, but also to bring new vision and methodology to the company. My experience in the web market was also used as a Sales Engineer Specialist, helping the Sales team with new ideas of projects to offer to clients, giving a technical perspective to the sales process.
My first big achievement at The Mars Hill Group was completely redesigning the company's CMS, Control Bridge, using the ColdFusion platform.
eMarketplaces was the leading provider of marketplace software and services to trade media and international trading companies in fragmented industries. Its software infrastructure was used to power B2B electronic marketplaces and, most importantly, to drive leads, liquidity and collaboration by proactively matching marketing products and projects to pre-qualified trade buyers. Unfortunately eMarketplaces investors decided to change their focus and the company closed its business in June 2001.
My position at eMarketplaces Internacional was Lead Developer, with responsibilities ranging from day-to-day development of EMX, the company’s product, using Macromedia ColdFusion, to overseeing all technical aspects of the company, including our servers in Taiwan (running Windows in Mandarin!).
Named one of New York Technologies Fast 50 for the year 2000, RunTime Technologies provides comprehensive web-based solutions that simplify the use of websites and related technologies to meet business communication and information management needs.
RunTime Technologies (formerly SOHOnet) develops websites using its proprietary knowledge management system, RunTime Siteware to a series of clients, including Chase, Compaq, Mobil and The New York New Media Association.
I joined RunTime Technologies as Junior Developer but in less than 3 months was promoted to Senior Developer, with my own production team, including 2 other developers and one intern. Among the senior developers I was chosen to be the “unofficial” Sales Engineer for the company, joining sales meetings to provide technical insight to proposals and sales engineer.
2000: RSI Systems – Rio de Janeiro – Contract Web Developer
1999 – 2000: CDI – Rio de Janeiro – Technical Coordinator (part-time)
1999 – 2000: Interativa.Net – Rio de Janeiro – Own company
1996 – 1999: IBM Brazil – Rio de Janeiro
1992 – 1995: PUC-Rio – Rio de Janeiro
Tecnólogo de Processamento de Dados degree. (Data Processing Technologist)
1988 – 1991: ETEC – Rio de Janeiro
Técnico em Comunicação Social degree. (Social Communications Technical, covering advertising, marketing, radio & TV production)
Portuguese: Native language.
Spanish: Strong speaking and reading, some writing (also known as advanced Portuñol).
Bob Matsuoka, CEO, RunTime Technologies: 212-462-2800
David Baker, CEO, The Mars Hill Group: 204-989-4323