People Person · Entrepreneur · Software Engineer
I'm a people-oriented engineer and leader with 2 decades of development and leadership experience. I love to build products that matter and engineering teams that can do a lot with a little.
My leadership style focuses on empathy and compassion while being a hands-on developer myself. Passionate about creating environments where individuals can do their best work and embrace their self-expression.
Building the first websites in South Lebanon
Helped various marketing agencies on building websites and applications with a focus on performance and UX.
Built fancy dashboards that presented property, financial, and personal data.
Led development of various social networking features, performance work, and developing junior engineers.
Used the latest in web and video streaming technologies while scaling with Kubernetes.
Led all things web. Worked closely with a cloud engineer to build dashboards, web apps, and tools that allowed Vidy to manage and display the massive media data they possessed.
Also worked closely with marketing and business to showcase a modern platform that can be used in social media, embedding, and in partnerships. Scaled to Petabytes in processed videos.
Built features and led a frontend performance-focused transformation.
Helped Hilton move into a green-field setup with the latest technologies.
Hilton was struggling in the SEA and MENA markets due to performance. Due to my experience in app and web performance, I oversaw a project to move Hilton into a green-field setup with the latest technologies.
Helped build the teams responsible for such a transition and layout the blueprint. The new setup included GraphQL and (p)React.
Built apps, teams, and processes that moved Danske Bank from a slow big bank to an innovator.
Danske Bank needed a strong shift from a slow corporate environment, to an agile setup that brings in the latest technologies.
I spent my time there building apps, teams, and cloud systems within the innovation department at Danske Bank while helping improve cloud development and processes.
Built a team and platform that took over the Arabic audiobook world and was eventually acquired.
Kitab Sawti is the leading publisher and application in Arabic audiobooks.
After Series A, I joined Kitab Sawti to help build a team that can achieve the long-term vision of the company and build an ambitious product. I rapidly scaled our development team in the first couple of months , directly hiring world-class talent capable of achieving the vision, while also filling in the gaps in process and development.
My focus then shifted to enabling the team to do the best work of their lives while at Kitab Sawti while growing the leaders Kitab Sawti need to succeed in its future. My leadership style focuses on empathy, individual development, coaching, and instilling a great sense of ownership and craftsmanship.
During this time, we transitioned to a platform-agnostic codebase that powers all of our applications including web, and were able to outpace all of our competition through rapid high-quality feature development.
Building the smartest mental health companion on the planet.
Nuna is a virtual alpaca companion using cognitive behavioral therapy to relieve mental challenges and increase well-being for young adults.
My role at Nuna first and foremost is to foster a healthy work environment for the amazing team that makes up Nuna. We're a group of developers, designers, psychologists, and product folks building the smartest mental health companion on the planet!
I also build Nuna's Android and iOS app using React Native (App was featured by Apple multiple times!), spend lots of time solving some of our backend and scaling challenges, and build internal and marketing tools to supercharge our growth and customer support.
I also spend lots of time handling the company's fundraising, finances, and all the other boring CEO stuff.
Building the most powerful and human-like AI assistant on the planet.
Meet Atlas, your brand new, powerful and human-like AI assistant powered by ChatGPT, GPT4, Anthropic Claude, and Llama.
You've heard of AI, but Atlas takes it to an entirely new level - it's like having an expert friend in your pocket.
Building GraphQL at scale at Marriott