jim@giza.net
774.276.****
Jim Giza
linkedin.com/in/jimgiza
15 Pierce Road
Sutton, MA 01590
Innovative technologist. Experienced leader. Exceptional business, personnel, and project management skills.
 
Part-time Yoga Instructor Feb 2015 to Oct 2015
  • Max 3 fourty-five minute classes/week at Worcester YMCA
  • Unable to lead classes for several week+ blocks of time during that period due to medical issues
 
Pro-bono (Unpaid) Entrepreuner in Residence WPI Summer 2013 to Spring 2014
  • Couple hrs/week providing guidance to students, faculty and alumni who were attempting to start companies
 
ThroughPut,LLC Tech Consultancy Owner Jul 2013 to Nov 2014
  • Helped several small companies define their tech needs & then I referred to development shops
  • Eventually stopped because there was much automobile & train travel that was painful to my medical condition
 
Kayak.com VP Technology Jan 2004 (company inception) to May 2013 (company acquisition by Priceline)
  • Managed international teams (Berlin, Munich, London, Lithuania, Zurich)
  • Created & managed a subsidiary, software development office, in Bangalore, India.
  • Drive the data management team & technology.
  • Own the customer support function. Built patent-awarded response management system.
  • Responsible for tech recruiting & hiring.
  • Tech Management of Air, Hotel & Car Search integrations for first 5 yrs of company.
  • Manage affiliate program (AOL, Bing, USAToday, others)
 
Pro-bono Consulting (unpaid) Nov 2003 to Jan 2004
  • Helped a group of doctors at Partners in Health setup a software system for managing finances of a Haiti AIDs project
 
Intuit Product Manager / Technical Evangelist Aug 1999 to Nov 2003
  • Established 50 person software development office in Massachusetts.
  • Created & managed a bi-coastal technical support group.
  • Extensive travel between Massachusetts and California. I eventually had full-time rental apartment in Mountain View for one year.
  • Led technical seminars, training and presented at conferences throughout the United States..
  • Responsible for QuickBooks website mgmt product. Implemented key components
  • Defined, and implemented components of, the QuickBooks XML API and built a successful developer network around it.
  • Worked with scores of 3rd party developers in building and marketing their applications.
 
Boston Light Software VP Engineering Dec 1998 (company inception) to Aug 1999 (acquisition by Intuit)
  • Helped found the company.
  • Hired & managed team of 12
  • Hands-on development of an ecommerce platform for small businesses.
  • Built relationships with partners, vendors, customers and Intuit, the company that acquired us.
 
UNIFI Director Engineering Nov 1997 to Dec 1998 (company shutdown)
  • FAX over IP.
  • Designed and implemented standards-based Network Security infrastructure.
  • Managed partnership and development effort in Dublin.
  • Responsible for team of 12 software engineers.
 
America Online Principal Software Engineer Dec 1996 to Nov 1997 (office closure)
  • Data Security and Client/Server Authentication. Implemented Client/Server Internet security infrastructure and applications. Emphasis on efficiency and scalability.
  • Served as consultant to Network Operations staff for network security issues.
  • Helped define network security infrastructure for use across company and all applications.
  • Implemented secure transaction infrastructure based on requirements from financial institutions.
 
Lotus/Iris Software Engineer Nov 1995 to Dec 1996
  • Core development for Lotus Notes.
  • Data Security and Authentication. Certificate Management.
 
Interleaf Tech Lead Aug 1990 to Nov 1995
  • Developed C and Lisp applications to prepare documents for on-line distribution.
  • Hypertext authoring system prior to web.
  • Managed software development team of seven.
 
GenRad Software Engineer Jun 1988 to Aug 1990 (company was in tailspin and soon closed)
  • Designed and implemented real-time data collection systems.
 
Raytheon Equipment Division Associate Engineer Jun 1986 to Jan 1988
  • Entry-level contribution on DoD projects.
  • Weapons control system and simulators.
 
Education
  • Worcester Polytechnic Institute. MS Computer Science, 1995
  • Hartwick College. BS Computer Science, 1986