Donald J. Guarnieri, Jr.
Deliver successful business advantages by conceiving strategic products and services for clients in highly competitive markets. Builder of high-performance, cross-functional teams working at the intersection of business, technology, art, and politics. Articulate communicator skilled in developing collaborative relationships across all levels of an organization. Keen problem-solving, decision-making, and negotiating skills. Respond to challenges with confidence and determination through verified expertise in:
Senior Producer / Director of Business Development / Strategy
Professional Skills and Qualifications
Technical Writing * Business Development * eCommerce * Strategic Planning * Budgeting * IT Strategy Internet Marketing * Technical Support * Consulting * Negotiations * Restructuring * Market Analysis *Project Management * Startups/Turnarounds * Needs Assessment * Deployments/Migrations
Selected Executive Performance
Omnivore Technology, Inc., ,Hayward , CA
Vice President of Strategy.
Responsible for creating a strategy for the Omnivore.io API a universal Point-of-Sale Integration platform for restaurants.
Solid Instance, Inc., Palo Alto, CA
Vice President of Marketing.
Responsible for developing the Solid Instance market for SolidCloud a Desktop as a Service offering and GeoShadow a cloud filing system.
Ego Artifex, 2009–Present
Boutique consultancy that provides strategic assistance to business, technology, and creative people in new or existing organizations seeking to expand current operations or launch new ventures.
Collaborate with clients to formulate, recommend, and justify solutions to challenging business issues, then manage implementation of each decision.
Developed marketing message for new cloud hosted Desktop as a Service (DaaS) company Solid Instance, Inc. Project managed launch of new company website. Provided additional consulting about product/service definitions and names.
Managed $300K project installing digital image transformations for display of Michael Somoroff’s “Absence of Subject” a multimedia installation in a custom built space that coordinated with opening of the 54th Venice Biennale in Venice, Italy.
Engaged by President of Temptu to evaluate stalled eCommerce project, then asked to take control from creative agency and launch Temptu.com on time. Negotiated large discount from creative agency.
Co-produced Gasland, an Oscar-nominated documentary film written and directed by Josh Fox that focuses on U.S. communities impacted by hydraulic fracturing used in natural gas drilling. Won Special Jury Prize at Sundance Film Festival and licensed to HBO for their 2010 summer documentary series.
Serve as Executive Producer for International WOW Company, an eclectic, avant-garde group of theatre and dance artists from Thailand, Indonesia, Japan, and the US developing works that position community and culture in an international context as a powerful voice for Globalization and Sustainability.
Matrix Art Collective,Guttenberg, NJ
Artist-run company that specialized in pattern making by merging traditional studio practice with sophisticated manufacturing techniques including latest Rapid Prototyping, CNC milling, and CAD technologies.
Provided day-to-day leadership of all business functions with 10-12 FTEs and up to 20 freelancers.
Helped bring Rapid Prototyping and CAD pattern making technologies to the artist.
Produced exhibition “Illumination” for Michael Somoroff, which showcased one of the first uses of an immersive panoramic projection based on a single projector.
USWeb/Cornerstone,New York, NY & Washington D.C.
Affiliate of USWeb Corporation, a leading strategic Internet services firm providing clients with business strategy consulting, needs analysis, architecture planning, and Internet, intranet, and extranet solutions.
Director of Development
Hired to help establish New York office by recruiting 20-member staff, building web development team, finding office space, and establishing workflow to accommodate clients as they ventured into the new world of online.
Setup office in SoHo and defined positions needed for web development.
Evaluated CD/ROM development staff in D.C. to determine applicable skillsets for new venture.
Worked with CFO to establish budget ratios for business.
Education / Publications / Technology
B.F.A.,Sculpture, Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas City, MO
Co-author with James Nadler, “Netware Answers” (Osborne McGraw-Hill 1994)
Co-author with James Nadler and illustrated by Steve Marcus, “How to Keep Your Novell Network Alive” (Bantam 1993)
Mac OS X, Linux, WordPress, LAN/WAN, Ethernet / TCP/IP