Matthew Whittaker

Led the mobile team at NBCUniversal’s TV everywhere group in delivering the architectural plan for aggregating all of their mobile apps into one experience. The chosen strategy considered the state of the current apps, existing team members, third party dependencies and leadership’s vision. Several POCs were built using varied technologies to demonstrate design patterns and technology choices. The discoveries that aligned with stakeholder goals were then integrated into the foundational mobile architecture.

Founder of Spar, a social habit building app.   Architected, built and shipped everything up until fund raising, including a custom group chat, optimized video recorder, proprietary rules engine for payments and an automated, scalable infrastructure. With strong retention and engagement we raised a $1M seed round from Peter Thiel & Founders Fund.

Increased the foundational performance & optimized animations for Kumu, FitOrbit’s latest iOS app.   The app incorporates a rich text and video chat component to communicate with a live wellness coach. FitOrbit used this to expand its market reach and secure an additional finance round.

Led engineering at GAIN Fitness during a company pivot.   Engineering team and tech foundation went through a complete reset. Hired new team, transitioned proprietary technology into new stack, built initial API and advised on product development and processes.

Built initial backend API, mobile attendant app and the web dispatcher / metric dashboard for Leap Transit.   Leap went on to raise a seed round of $2.2M with Andreessen Horowitz & Index Ventures using this technology.

Grew AFAR’s technology and product team from greenfield to build a profitable business in the travel space while serving as lead engineer.

Rebuilt Blurb’s e-commerce engine to process hundreds of thousands of dollars in volume during peak season and assisted in growing the technical team from 3 to 12 engineers.

Engineered creative solutions at the IBM Innovation Center in Cambridge, MA.   Worked on numerous projects for clients that included Fidelity, Boston Coach, Sprint and AIG.