Co-founder of HomeBay / Previous co-founder and CTO of Savings.com (sold to Cox Media) / Entrepreneur / Investor / Software architect / Scala programmer / Hackathon hoster / Lean Startup guy
We have been practicing continuous deployment at Savings.com for the last 4 years. We've experienced all the ups, downs, and downright scary things associated with implementing it as part of the business. If you're not doing continuous deployment at your startup, trust me, you should!
I am well versed in several programming languages and frameworks (my current fave is Scala w/ Play). I helped design and build Savings.com from the ground up. We have well over 5mm unique visitors, in 4 countries, and we continue to grow.
I run a highly efficient engineering team at Savings.com. We have two distinct products (soon to be a third). We practice weekly sprints, and continuous deployment.
I am one of the organizers of LeanLA, the biggest and certainly the best (no, I'm not biased!) startup meetup group in LA. I also co-founded and help run my own lovely Lean Startup, Savings.com (recently acquired by Cox Target Media). I love the Lean Startup methodology and love being a student of it, as well as a teacher.
I'm a huge fan of Fastly. Great performance, reasonable price. Very easy to set up, and they have nice integrations with 3rd party tools, such as Sumo Logic.
Joe was very helpful in providing me with real-world examples of what I read about Scrum. I now have a much better handle on how to implement it.
Joe was excellent at confirming our strategy was the right way to go - I can recommend Joe to everyone seeking Lean Startup help!
Joe's experience as a CTO and a Lean Startup advocate provided me with the right insights to focus on what's a important for our new Startup. I was 110% impressed. Thank you Joe for your time!
Joe was knowledgeable, enthusiastic and most helpful. Strongly recommend. Thanks.
They should call him "Zulu" because he's a code warrior.
Joe is a sharp and dedicated person to work with.
What makes JZ the ultimate CTO is that he’s not only an excellent coder and always up-to-date on the newest tools and technologies, but he also has an incredible mind for business & new initiatives, and is a fantastic leader. Joe brought the Scrum/Agile methodology to Savings.com, completely revolutionizing the way we got things done and driving immeasurable productivity for both the company and his team. He has devised patent-worthy technology, advises his peers on how to effectively grow their paid search traffic, and built an enviable, cohesive and unmatchable team of A++ engineers and developers. Joe is an incredible asset to the team, and Savings.com wouldn’t be where it is without him.
Joe is one of the best Architects I have met. His intimate expertise of SEM and Internet advertising technology is unmatched. I highly recommend working with Joe and would endorse any future clients or projects to work with him and benefit from his engineering skills.