Vice President, Engineering
Wade brings over 21 years of world-class engineering and management experience in a variety of areas such as embedded systems, performance-based advertising platforms, gaming, big data, and mobile computing. Wade endows an enduring love of computing to his role, having grown up hacking systems, coding programs on his Apple II, building early community-driven messaging systems and architecting online games, before commencing his professional career at IBM.
Prior to joining Zumobi, Wade was on the senior team at BlackBerry, where he managed BlackBerry Messenger’s client security services and was responsible for leading several cloud-based solutions for the BlackBerry 10 platform. During his tenure, Wade drove the initiative to bring computer vision capabilities to the BB10 platform, beating Amazon’s introduction of its “Firefly” feature by more than a year. Wade has also held a variety of senior leadership roles at Decide, Kiha Software, Marchex Inc., and Go2Net.
Wade has a B.S. in Computer Science and Electrical Engineering from Louisiana State University, and an MBA from Loyola University.