My name is Chris LoPresto. I lead engineering and design teams. We build software products that make sense to humans. I play the piano.
Plyfe was a consumer-facing social engagement platform that enabled brands to embed interactive experiences – personality quizzes, video polls, etc. – in their web properties. The self-service platform provided real-time user activity data analysis and reporting.
As the technical co-founder, I started building Plyfe from scratch in September 2011. We built up a team of 10 engineers at our peak. As the company evolved, I assumed user experience and product leadership roles.
I led a team of 20 engineers and designers that built a publishing system to automatically design ePub editions of the New York Times, Washington Post, etc. on the fly. Our content evoked the look and feel of each publication when displayed on the 11.5 inch Skiff e-reader.
The Skiff e-reader garnered buzz at CES in January 2010 but sadly never saw the light of day. When Skiff was acquired by News Corp later that year, I helped with Project Alesia, a similar digital news platform they were developing at the time.
Microdesk has a software team that specializes in geospatial projects and Autodesk customization. I worked as a software engineer and also began to manage projects here.
At a time when people considered Flash intros a good idea, we developed dynamic, accessible, aesthetically-pleasing web applications. Our proprietary CMS that enabled customers to control their own content was a novel idea back then.
Developed large-scale financial data processing workflows across the US, UK, and Ireland divisions of the company.
Fully expanded, MBNA America Bank, N.A. stands for Maryland Bank National Association America Bank National Association.
I grew up playing piano and have a jazz performance degree. I play several other instruments and have worked as a freelance session musician with independent and major label recording artists.
In 2010, Epic Records assembled a band for Roc Nation recording artist Hugo. I played keyboards and sang background vocals. We toured the US with bands like The Script and One Eskimo, playing in iconic venues throughout the country. We also performed in an Olympic arena in Beijing.
New Brunswick, NJ
Bachelor of Science in Computer Science
Bachelor of Music (piano) in Jazz Studies
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