Greetings from the tech-hub of the SF Bay Area! I'm Matthew, a 33-year-old who seamlessly merges his passion for information technology with everyday life. If there’s a repetitive task around, you can be sure I've considered automating it. My house? Yep, a whimsical blend of efficiency and tech-infused fun, thanks to my automation skills.
From an early age, my hands were equally comfortable with both pizza dough and POS systems, all while lending a hand at my parents' pizza parlor. 🍕 Yet, my tech journey truly accelerated with the creation of PPSM (Power Play Sports Management). Initially designed to elevate operations at my parents facility, Antioch Indoor Sports Center, it eventually became the backbone of my own facility Norcal Indoor Sports Center.
But there’s more to me than codes and computers:
🏒 I've spent a significant part of my life gliding on ice, with a hockey stick in hand. From face-offs to hat tricks, hockey has shaped a lot of my life's experiences.
🚐 Campground Buddy: Streamlining road trips and outdoor adventures for RV enthusiasts.
📸 AI Photo Booths Software: Giving venues an edge with memorable snapshots and intuitive revenue systems.
📞 Leave a Message: A blend of nostalgia and tech where vintage-styled phones capture memories at events.
Growing up, I also spent countless hours wrenching on a classic beauty - a 1967 Mustang. From the intricacies of its wiring to the power of its rebuilt engine, every part has felt my touch.
And when I'm not amidst wires or on the ice, you might find me with a spade in my garden or lost in a new DIY challenge. Every hobby, every project, echoes my love for discovery and innovation.
Dive in for insights on IT, my latest tech experiment, or perhaps to share a mutual love for classic cars and hockey. There's always something fascinating brewing here, paired perfectly with a slice of pizza 🍕!
- Age 33
- Residence USA
- e-mail [email protected]
2020 - CurrentGrabango
Director of nformation Technology
Hired to spearhead IT, I swiftly established a comprehensive suite of IT services, from helpdesks to security controls, for over 350 team members, both in-house and remote. I modernized company access with Okta/SAML, revamped our VPN with TailScale, and led the implementation of MacOS MDM (Kandji) and office A/V systems. My commitment to enhancing our organization's security posture resulted in three successful years of SOC 2 controls and twice earned me accolades for exemplifying our company's core values.
2018 - 2020RedAwning
Information Technology Generalist
Hired to helm IT, enabling the DevOps/IT Manager to focus primarily on DevOps. I strategized IT developments aligned with operational goals, supervised daily IT operations, maintained the network, and fortified cybersecurity. Besides ensuring data integrity, I provided organization-wide IT support, managed vendor relations, spearheaded IT projects, and cultivated an environment of continuous learning for the IT team.
2015 - 2018Norcal Indoor Sports
At I spearheaded all business facets from creating a unique IT system that streamlined league management to point-of-sale processes. I crafted strategic growth plans, adding new sports leagues and services, and managed daily operations. My hands-on approach encompassed financial oversight, team leadership, top-tier customer service, facility upkeep, targeted marketing, vendor collaborations, and community engagement, all while prioritizing safety and regulatory compliance.