Don has extensive experience in the executive ranks as a CTO, including running product and engineering organizations while executing on aggressive roadmaps internationally. Don was recently the CTO & GM for ISGN, managing several product lines and hundreds of international employees. Previously, Don operated as CTO & EVP for Yapstone, where he helped drive an $8MM company to over $100MM in just four-and-a-half years. He managed the VRBO relationship and innovating payments solutions such as instant underwriting, a new credit card tokenization patent, and a scalable payments system that worked in fourteen countries and four currencies. Don was also the CTO for ImproveNet, which led to an IPO, whose assets are now HomeAdvisor. Way back, Don was an engineering lead who worked on the Mac OS, A/UX (Apple Unix), the Finder, and the PowerPC proof of concept at Apple Computer.
Don has a B.S. in Physics from CSU Long Beach, an M.B.A. from the Graziadio School at Pepperdine University, and an M.S. in Distributed Systems from DePaul University. Recently Don received a Blockchain certification from M.I.T.