A proven leader in dynamic, high-growth software companies, with success at early-stage companies as well as multi-national corporations, including Microsoft, Packard Bell NEC, and Carnegie Mellon University I have more than 25 years of experience as an executive and senior technologist. My skills include developing robust, scalable information technology products, and designing and managing software development lifecycles from inception to delivery. I served for several years in the US Army, I was educated at Carnegie Mellon University, and I am author and inventor on more than 35 issued US and international patents, with several more patents pending.
I've had the pleasure of working with David over the past 5 years in connection with his role as CTO in two companies I led. David is an exceptionally skilled CTO and hands-on software architect and developer. He personally designed and developed software applications in both companies and contributed significantly to our patent portfolio. He also has the innate ability to engage in highly technical discussions and to translate complex technology concepts into English that managers and executives can use to drive toward business objectives. He is a creative problem solver and a delight to work with. I highly recommend David and am happy to serve as a reference.Richard Lazar (President and Chief Executive Officer - RDI Labs, Inc.)
David is one of those people who is smarter than me. I enjoy working with people who stretch me. What is nice is that he can apply his smarts, he is creative and he gets things done. He and I worked together to develop some innovative software. I developed the story boards and he turned them into a software reality. In the process he improved what I did. He was also my go-to person for knowledge about most any IT or coding issue. His knowledge is very broad and deep.David G. Ullman (Chief Scientist - RDI Labs, Inc.)
While David's title with TeraHop was COO, he effectively was the acting CEO. David has a good grasp of all aspects of running a business and is as comfortable talking with customers as reviewing and understanding financial information. He has a good balance of thinking strategically about the long term goals of the Company without losing focus on the tactical day to day work that needs to be done. In addition, with his in depth technical experience he has the unique ability to combine this technical knowledge with acute business acumen. He effectively challenges the status quo and motivates people to find the best, most cost efficient answer to the problem. He is an effective team builder who constantly fosters communication between different functional areas. David is easily approachable and will be open to input on various issues, and while not always agreeing with your point of view, takes the time to explain the rationale behind his decision. He was a pleasure to work for and at some point I hope to get that opportunity again. I would highly recommend David to anyone needing someone who knows how to run a business and can lead and motivate an organization to reach its long term and short term objectives.Gregory Fletcher (Chief Financial Officer - TeraHop Networks, Inc.)
David is a true technical manager and leader with an innate ability to lift an organization up to a high level of performance with his passion for world-class product development, unquestionable integrity, and can-do positive attitude. David also has a fearlessness and honesty in handling everyday issues, whether they are technical, business, or personnel in nature. I have the utmost respect for his business acumen and management approach, and look forward to the opportunity to work with him again.Roland Montalbo (Engineering Program Manager - TeraHop Networks, Inc.)
David was very adept at effectively utilizing our core skills while at the same time, presenting challenges to keep us engaged and growing professionally. His management style was particularly well suited for our agile environment where rapid changes in direction were needed and often requiring we all go the extra mile to meet our goals. I found him an effective technical leader able to share relevant experiences in a constructive manner. He was always very personable, approachable and undeniably fair in dealing with personnel issues.Eric Roth, PMP (Director of Hardware Engineering - TeraHop Networks, Inc.)
David Nason is a true technologist with an innate ability to translate complex customer technical requirements into an understandable and deliverable product road map is quite remarkable.Mike Ament (Sales Development Manager - TeraHop Networks, Inc.)
Simply put, David's management style makes people want to perform at the top of their game. He is a great motivator and listens intently to what others have to say. Moreover, David keeps his technical chops active and can have discussions about the nuts and bolts of any problem. I would highly recommend David and would enjoy working with him again in the future.Craig Ingram (Senior Software Engineer - TeraHop Networks, Inc.)
Probably the best part of David's management style is how he would challenge us to go do things beyond what we were doing and then take our efforts seriously and turn them into real possibilities for the company. His approach was a breath of fresh air and an inspiration to the whole team. His style led to a highly productive year for new product development, more than any year before.Bob Sandberg (Senior Member of Technical Staff - TeraHop Networks, Inc.)
David Nason is an exceptional technologist who I have had the pleasure of working with in two ventures. His ability to translate and meld technical and customer requirements into a rational technology development plan is quite remarkable. To his credit, David will not promise or commit to a plan unless he believes he can achieve the plan's goals and not until he has carefully considered the key elements of time, money and people. David has an easy-to-work-with personality and I hope to have the chance to work with him again.Richard Lazar (Chief Executive Officer - DeltaPoint, Inc.)
David Nason was the reason I went to work for eAcceleration. David's clear intelligence and technical expertise was obvious from the start and it was David's abilities, exercised day after day, that enabled me to be successful in my role. David and I worked closely together to restructure the company and during these efforts I came to know David as a colleague and friend. I highly recommend David Nason as an individual whose intelligence, in combination with his great people skills, has given him the ability to transform any organization he is connected with into a profitable and fun place to work. It was a pleasure working with David.Keith Morris (Senior Director of Software Development - eAcceleration Corporation)
David is one of the best managers I have worked for. He constantly pushes the envelope for innovation and accepts input from his staff and competently integrates this with his own direction. He is one of the most knowledgeable people I have worked for, twice in fact (also worked for him at xSides). I would look favorably on working with David in the future.Bill Hughey (Server Development Manager - eAcceleration Corporation, Senior Software Developer - xSides Corp)
David is an exceptional leader who empowers others to reach new heights in their professional development and has an ability to draw out the best in those who work with and/or for him. He is a very dedicated person, with effective technical and organizational skills and knowledge. He is a reliable leader who is able to set clear goals and directions for a company, and I would welcome the opportunity to work with him again.Jon Delmendo (Web Development and Search Marketing Manager - eAcceleration Corporation)
David Nason is a highly respected and effective leader. A quick look at his accomplishments will give you an idea of his incredible depth and breadth of knowledge across the technology sector. Having worked for David, I can attest that his knowledge, leadership skills, and innovative thinking would be a huge benefit for any company. I wouldn't hesitate for a second to work for David again in the future.David Ayers (Senior Software Engineer - eAcceleration Corporation)
I had the pleasure of working with David at eAcceleration. David is an experienced engineering executive that provides technical, organizational and fiscal leadership to any organization. He is skilled at managing the development and delivering complex high tech products.Andre Fournier (Director Software Engineering - eAcceleration Corporation)
I had the fortune to work with David for over three years where he served in the capacity of CTO and Chief Architect. During his tenure with xSides David was not only the inventor of the core technology, but he was also the key evangelist and was successful in assisting the organization in consummating licensing agreements with major corporations including AOL, Broadcom and Quest to name a few. David is one of those rare executives who can both visualize a strategy as well as implement a strategy as evidenced during his tenure at xSides. Without regard, David is a dependable executive who is deeply committed to the goals of any organization he works with.
I worked with David Nason at xSides for about 4 years. I have come to hold a great deal of respect and admiration for David in both his technical depth and leadership abilities. David has great foresight into new technologies and IP for organizations. I enjoyed working with David at xSides and very fortunate to have the opportunity to work with him again at eAcceleration.Jason Smith (Chief Architect - xSides Corporation)
David is a visionary and a great CTO. His grasp of complex systems is balanced by his exceptional analytical skills. David adds value, direction and focus to any team he manages; I would recommend David as both a strategic and innovative leadership position hire to any organization.Michael Secright (Director of Information Technology - xSides Corporation)
David is one of the best managers I have had the pleasure to work for. He constantly pushes the envelope for innovation and accepts input from his staff and competently integrates this with his own direction. Working for him is an invigorating experience and you may be pushed hard but the team spirit is energetic and enthusiastic around him. I look forward to working with David for years to comeJohn Painter (Research Scientist - xSides Corporation)
David "gets it." Go ahead throw complicated problems his way and you'll get them solved. Have a technology that you need to explain to a non-tech person, David can do that too. Very valuable when you are trying to sell a new technology. He was great when I needed a technical advisor on sales calls. Two thumbs up!Terry Polyak (Business Development Director - xSides Corporation)
2014 — presentChief Technology Officer / Director of Development
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2015 — presentChief Technology Officer / Board Member
At Akili, I lead a multi-national team of subject-matter experts designing and building Savii Care, web and mobile end-to-end workflow management tools for private duty home care agencies. Savii Care simplifies and supports the work of caregivers, supervisors, and managers by consolidating multiple tools in a SaaS platform. Savii Care's streamlined solution allows care providers to focus on delivering exceptional client care.
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2002 — presentPrincipal
The increased scrutiny on companies from shareholders, board of directors, audit committees, and regulatory bodies, combined with dynamic market conditions, are creating an increased demand for technology performance and execution, compliance and risk mitigation, and keeping up with technology updates. As a result, companies may find themselves in need of C-level services. Nason.net provides technology executive services - Chief Technology Officer (CTO) and Chief Operating Officer (COO) - to small and medium sized companies and non-profit organizations, advancing the company's vision, strategy, intellectual property, software and architecture through advanced technology assessment and research, technical due diligence, fund-raising, and business development assessments, as well as providing start-ups and other high-growth organizations with strong skills in the strategic, tactical, and management aspects of technology and the technology planning and management expertise required to build and execute a technology-based business plan. Nason.net also provides small organizations with high-caliber software and web development assets.
2011 — 2015Chief Operating Officer & Chief Technology Officer
At RDI Labs, I led product development, software engineering, and testing activities, and provided strategic and tactical direction for all technology developments. I developed RDI's Query Engine products, software methods revolutionizing how information systems capture, filter, retrieve, analyze, and present quantitative and qualitative data. The Query Engine APIs, developed following MVC patterns and architecture and written primarily in PHP and C#, provide interfaces for development across a number of very large vertical software segments. Examples written in HTML5, CSS3, PHP and MySQL, and demonstrating responsive Ajax applications include Stream Manager social media monitoring application, eShop Camera Store e-commerce product catalog search with Amazon/Zend/Magento carts, and Job Match full-spectrum employer-candidate matching application. RDI has one issued U.S. Patent and I co-authored and filed 6 additional patent applications.
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2009 — 2011Chief Operating Officer & Chief Technology Officer
Developing TeraHop's wireless ad hoc mesh networking product lines, I served as both Chief Operating Officer and Chief Technology Officer. As COO, I established TeraHop's objectives, plans, and policies. I managed the operation of all departments, including project management, product development, finance and operations, to ensure alignment with customer and market needs. I provided guidance, direction, and authorization to carry out major plans and procedures. As CTO, I provided strategic and tactical direction for all technology developments, leading product development, hardware and software engineering, and testing activities.
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2009 — 2010Chief Technology Officer
As the CTO at this early stage medical technology company, developing a non-invasive method for diagnosing and monitoring cancer, I led all technology developments, commercializing a patent-pending cancer diagnostic imaging biomarker. DeltaPoint's diagnostic software performs "virtual biopsies" on suspected cancers, starting with breast cancer, by analyzing dynamic contrast enhanced magnetic resonance imaging (DCE-MRI) data. The biomarker is the first to reliably and non-invasively discriminate benign from malignant tumors. Product designed as SaaS platform developed using Matlab, MSVC, HTML5, CSS3.
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2007 — 2008Chief Technology Officer
In an executive consultant position as the CTO at this social networking software company, I provided strategies for all technology developments, led product development, software engineering, and testing activities, focusing manpower on high-level goals. I led the development of the Conenza Community Platform for enterprises, implementing best-practices expertise and Agile software development to create a trusted online community where professional and personal connections, collaboration and business opportunities thrive, driving successfully to complete production and delivery to Conenza's first customers: Accenture, Goldman Sachs, and Genentech.
2004 — 2007Chief Operating Officer and Chief Technology Officer
At this computer security software company, I was both Chief Operating Officer and Chief Technology Officer. As COO, I established eAcceleration's current and long range objectives, plans, and policies. I created a vision for the company and plans for implementation of projects and product lines as well as revenue and sales growth. I managed the operation of all departments, including product development, sales, and support, to ensure alignment with customer and market needs. As CTO, I provided strategic direction for all technological developments, led product development, software engineering, and testing activities, determined security policies, analyzed new technologies and performed competitive analyses, focusing manpower on high-level goals. At eAcceleration, I wrote and filed two U.S. Patent applications, one of which has been granted to date.
2003 — 2004Vice President of Product Development
As an executive consultant serving as Vice President of Product Development for this technology startup company, I led teams of talented engineers, business professionals and industry visionaries with extensive experience in successfully launching and deploying new technologies and products. iNuntius' high-performance Voice-over-IP (VoIP) enhanced message and communication solutions include email, voicemail, faxing, paging, and short text messaging to empower consumers by allowing them access to messages, content, and information from any device and location.
2002 — 2003Chief Technology Officer
As Chief Technology Officer of this technology startup company, I was the principal architect of Medius' patent-pending real-time Critical Decision Systems. I built and led the research and development teams that created the Medius Software Platform and the SDKs that enable our partners and customers to roll out applications and services. Medius' patent-pending technologies include multi-sensor fusion, image processing, feature extraction, and threat assessment. Medius' technologies are highly portable and flexible, reducing cost of implementation while enhancing productivity, security, safety, and convenience in customer products. Medius' market focus includes the Automotive, Defense, Security, and Manufacturing sectors.
1998 — 2002Chief Technology Officer and Chief Scientist, Co-Founder
As a founder and Chief Technology Officer of this technology startup company spun off from Packard Bell NEC, I am the inventor and principal architect of xSides Corporation's unique and proprietary display technologies and the author of its intellectual property portfolio. As the CTO, I built and led the research and development teams that created the xSides software platform and the SDKs that enable our partners and developers to roll out applications and services integrated into the xSides platform. The xSides platform is a patented technology that takes control of the screen display away from the installed operating-system and provides the highest level of screen priority and security to customers' offerings, helping them create a more convenient and secure channel for the delivery of corporate communications, applications, Web-based services, and protected digital content.
In my roles as CTO and Chief Scientist, I wrote and filed over 50 patent applications. To date, 24 U.S. Patents have been granted (16 of those were allowed on the first Office Action), and 10 International Patents.
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1994 — 1998Vice President of Development
As Vice President of Development for Packard Bell NEC's User Interface Division (formed by acquisition and dba Ark Interface II, Inc), I was the principal software architect of their well-known product offerings, including Packard Bell Navigator and Planet Oasis. Our products shipped on more than 50 million machines in 5 years, in 28 languages on 6 continents, selling in retail outlets worldwide and bundled on 3 major OEM brands.
My role as Vice President of Development included research into new technology and product ideas. This ranged from developing new ideas through relationships with other organizations (e.g., video card OEMs, modem manufacturers, games developers, BIOS manufacturers) to creating and prototyping new ideas in our open-research labs.
1993 — 1994**Vice President of Development, Chief Engineer
In my roles as Chief Engineer and Vice President of Development, I was the principal architect of Ark Interface's well-known product lines. Brand-specific products, such as Ark Workspace, Ark Kidspace, Packard Bell Navigator, Epson FocalPoint, and NEC's Kidspace and Deskspace took full advantage of the power and technology available in modern personal computer systems. Ark's retail products were highly successful in the market, in part due to the rigorous compatibility testing they received prior to release. After acquisition by Packard Bell Corporation, I built the small design and development team into a world-class development division. In my role as Vice President I organized the development operations strategy and built key corporate partnerships. Ark Interface has two U.S. Patents issued on Graphical User Interface.
1993 — 1994Vice President of Research & Development, Co-Founder
As the architect and developer of Software Grove Corporation's popular Messages product line, I designed and developed a family of user-friendly, graphical applications. These electronic mail and realtime chat products, accommodating a broad, horizontal market spectrum, were developed on the PC using Microsoft Windows. Subsequent releases included versions running on the Macintosh, TabletPC, Windows CE-compatible PDA, and Unix-XWindows. As co-founder and Vice-President of Research and Development at Software Grove Corporation, I established the company's product design and development strategy until the company and its intellectual property were acquired in 1994, after which I continued to serve on the Board of Directors.
1990 — 1993Manager of Advanced Technologies, Principal Analyst
I designed and developed Scott & Scott's power engineering products, including Distribution Primary Analysis and Graphics (DPA/G), Contingency Analysis, and Optimal Switching Analysis: a family of interactive products designed for engineers to be used for short- and long-range planning, design, simulation and operation studies of electrical distribution systems; and established the company's research organization, developing new products and expanding the existing product line onto new, high-end platforms such as IBM's RISC 6000 series and InterGraph's workstations, running Unix with OSF/Motif and Microsoft Windows/NT. These new products were designed and developed to create a real-time interactive electrical distribution analysis system networking Unix/Motif and Microsoft Windows products with SCADA systems.
1988 — 1990Technical Director, Multimedia
As the Technical Director of Microsoft's Multimedia (CD-ROM) division, I spearheaded early efforts in multimedia development, designing and building Microsoft's multimedia tools and first interactive media titles, including Microsoft Bookshelf and The Multimedia Encyclopedia.
As architect of the Multimedia division's developments on the PC and Macintosh, I created and led a development team with the mandate to design and build the next generation of "world class" multimedia authoring tools. In order to create an authoring environment that would stimulate the industry, I established an informal consortium representing a number of major software and media organizations from around the world, with a resultant sharing of technology and talent that pooled a set of tools and complemented our knowledge-based design.
1982 — 1988Research Scientist
As a Research Scientist on the SPICE and Mach research and development teams I designed and developed components of the user interface, process control, and screen manager and their subsequent port into the Mach operating environment.
As the project manager coordinating and directing the SPICE (Scientific Personal Integrated Computing Environment) research project, I established a system of operations and administration capable of effectively developing and maintaining hybrid hardware and software while providing a stable computing environment to a campus-wide user community of research scientists and outside research projects. The SPICE project, renamed the Mach Project in 1986, is widely known as the core design foundation of Microsoft's NT-based operating systems (Windows 2000 and Windows XP) as well as the basis of the Next computer.
Working with the Robotics Institute and the Library of Congress, I developed the encryption and compression routines for the Universal Library Project to provide Internet access to paper-based books and periodicals and other authored works.
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