About Me

A Brief History

I’ve been writing code in some form or other since I was 19. I was a student at Ohio State majoring in Actuarial Science when I took a prerequisite course called “Programming in Pascal”. It didn’t take long for me to realize that was how my brain worked and soon after I switched majors to Computer Science. At the time I was also working in the Math Department for a now defunct state-funded program, and it’s there where I cut my programming teeth. HTML 1.0, Emacs on a Unix machine, and the NCSA Mosaic web browser. I threw myself straight into the early years of the Internet.

Fast forward 25 years and I’ve been around the block a few times. I’ve built systems big and small, worked for Fortune 500 companies, provided services for mom-and-pop shops, helped launch successful products, did the independent consultant thing, started my own software company, and have worked on more side projects than I can count.

My Jobby Job

Currently, I’m the CTO of Mailshake, a small but profitable company that makes sales engagement software for sales professionals. You can see my entire work history on my LinkedIn profile.

Contact Me

The best way to get in touch with me is by email at dave@ the domain of this website.