Michael Harris

Reston, Virginia, US

Well rounded technologist with legal background.
Michael's Skills
Product Management
Technical
Sales
Marketing
Management
Finance
Growth
Programming
Strategy
User Experience
Background

About Michael

My formal education is law, however, I have spent 7 years as a programmer, 3 years as a system architect, and 2 years as a product manager within IT. I've worked at startups as well as Fortune 500 companies.

I've previously launched a successful eCommerce business.

I'd like to connect with someone with business development experience, sales, or marketing expertise to partner on a business idea.

Quote

Amateurs sit and wait for inspiration, the rest of us just get up and go to work - Stephen King

Work Experience

Director of Dev Ops Implementation

Gannett

September 2012 - Today

Work on automating our development pipeline. We use chef, docker, jenkins, and other tools to release code faster and with fewer bugs. I have also implemented systems to have greater insights into our cloud computing costs with the goal of saving money and achieving greater efficiency related to our expenses.

Sr. Product Manager / GM

Datran Media

September 2010 - September 2012

Managed a lead generation platform for secondary education leads with revenues of $20 million annually. Implemented agile for our technology team. Responsible for hiring, firing, and employee reviews.

Sr. Developer

Kinsey Tech

September 2008 - September 2010

Led the transition from a legacy system to a LAMP stack for applications used by the Army Core of Engineers and GAO. Worked on both front-end development and database optimization.

In-house Counsel

Comstock

September 2003 - September 2006

Worked as a lawyer on contract review, deeds, corporate entity setup, SEC filings, and managed court cases with outside counsel.

Education

Mary Washington University

B.A.

1996 - 2000

William and Mary Law

J.D.

2000 - 2003