- My Passion: Creating creating web and mobile products and platforms that change how people live and work
- Grew up in NJ. Lived in the North East (USA), South East (USA),
NorCal and SoCal, and the United Kingdom. (I currently reside in Boston)
- Graduate of MIT (SB in aeronautical and astronautical engineering) and
Harvard University (MPP)
- Began writing software: 1982 (building & hacking games in Grammer School)
First Internet use: 400-baud, half-duplex modem in 1985 (Middle School)
First Mobile and Tablet use: That’s Classified (I’m not kidding, circa 1994)
First Big Data use: That’s Classified too (Petabyte-scale systems circa 1993)
First Elastic Computing use: Building always-on, horizontally scalable services in 1998
- First job: Staff Scientist (programming satellite navigation software) at MIT Lincoln Laboratory
(in the interestingly-named “Surveillance Techniques” group for SDI–a.k.a. “Star Wars”)
- Now: SVP of Engineering & Operations @ CustomMade, a Google Ventures portfolio company.
- Also: General Partner, Early Stage Advisor and Consultant @ Oulixeus Ltd
- Twenty years turning new and emerging technologies into award-winning products, applications and services. My teams have won 16 technology and product awards, seven in the past five years.
- Hands-on technology experience: 10 years as a Software Engineer, Sys-Admin, DBA, and Chief Architect.
- Management experience: 13 years (R&D, Architecture, Product, Engineering, QA, Professional Services, Operations, General Management) – including eight years at the executive level.
- Employment experience: 2/3 creating award-winning tech for business : 1/3 driving tech as a business owner;
2/3 Fortune-500 : 1/3 Early Stage
- What I do for fun: Travel, cooking, photography… take a look
Contact Me For: New ventures; advisor, board membership and consulting requests; expertise and due diligence analysis; blogging, panelist and public speaking requests. If you are social media-inclined, you can connect with me via Twitter, LinkedIN. I can also be reached at Haughwout [at] alum [dot] MIT [dot] edu. You also subscribe to receive email updates of new Lagrangian Points via FeedBurner.