About

Hello. My name is Brandon. Pleased to meet you.

Who I am.

  • I’m a software engineer and entrepreneur.
  • I live in the San Francisco Bay Area.
  • I’ve always lived in California and probably always will.
  • I’m the husband of a beautiful, intelligent woman named Sherri.
  • I’m a cryptocurrency enthusiast.
  • I’m a college dropout.
  • I’m libertarian.
  • I’m vegan.

What I do for work.

  • I’m currently Co-Founder and CEO at FreshPay.
  • I’m also doing freelance software development for Gigster.
  • I write lots of code and solve interesting problems.
  • I contribute to open source.
  • I also do biz dev, product, finance, recruiting, etc.
  • I angel invest in tech startups.
  • I speak at conferences and events occasionally.
  • I’m a five-star Airbnb host.
  • I write stuff occasionally.

What I do for fun.

  • I like spending time with my wife Sherri.
  • I also like spending time with my family and friends.
  • I have a dog named Buddy and a cat named Chester.
  • I like hosting and going to dinner parties.
  • I like traveling. Weekend trips, and longer, farther trips.
  • I like eating really good vegan food.
  • I like watching movies, both mainstream and independent.
  • I like watching TV on Netflix and HBO.
  • I like reading Wikipedia.

Latest Blog Post

21 Feb 2016 Lifehacking There's an App for That, Part One Comments

I’m a big fan of optimizing everything in my life. But especially the things I do or use most often, where the optimizations can be easily noticed. As a software engineer, I spend the overwhelming majority of my workday in front of my computer. This post will focus on desktop app organization optimizations I’ve made for myself around that might be of value to other people. Over the past two years, I’ve changed how I organize my desktop apps, and I’m pretty happy with how it’s turned out. Hopefully this can save you some time, or... Read More

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Timeline

  • March 2015

    Welcome, Chester! Adopted the sweetest homeless cat off the street. One of friendliest cats we’ve ever met.

  • January 2015

    Box had an IPO. Very lucky to have worked at a company that made it this far!

  • April 2014

    Moved back up to the SF Bay Area! I wanted to move my company here, and Sherri got a job at Google!

  • June 2013 - Present

    Started my company FreshPay, in the cryptocurrency space.

  • April 2013

    I bought my first bitcoin.

  • August 2012

    Yay, we got a dog! We adopted Buddy from a rescue. He’s basically the best dog ever.

  • May 2012

    We bought our first house! Redondo Beach, California.

  • July 2011

    Got married to my wonderful wife, Sherri.

  • June 2011 - July 2012

    Joined Miso Media as VP of Engineering.

  • January 2010

    Moved back down to LA to live in Long Beach with Sherri.

  • January 2010

    Asked Sherri to marry me and she said yes :)

  • December 2008 - September 2013

    Started a software consulting company. Mostly a one-man show. Worked on the neighborhood of a hundred projects.

  • October 2007 - December 2008

    Joined as one of the first dozen employees at a then-small startup.

  • October 2007

    Moved up to the SF Bay Area.

  • January 2007 - September 2007

    Took a new job as a senior web developer at a shipping and insurance startup for the jewelry industry.

  • May 2006

    Met Sherri - little did I know, she would become my wife later on.

  • May 2006 - January 2007

    Got my first full-time job at a tech startup, as a software developer at one of the first IPTV companies, with a real salary and everything.

  • March 2006

    Became a degenerate and dropped out of college.

  • September 2004

    Went to college.

  • 2002

    Started doing real programming.

  • 1997

    Started coding, but mostly HTML.

  • June 1986

    I was born. I have a twin brother. Guess which one is me?

Contact

Shoot me an email if you are interested talking about technology, software engineering, open source, entrepreneurship, investing and fundraising, libertarianism, cryptocurrency, vegan food, food science, Go (the board game), or whatever else.

I can also be reached on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.

626-416-9989