Partner and Vice President, Software Engineering
Robot Builder, Cycling Enthusiast, Baseball Nerd
As BrandExtract’s VP of Software Engineering, Donovan is perhaps the most vocal about pushing the development team to stay at the forefront of their field. He believes that to develop truly innovative technologies that remove roadblocks for users, you have to constantly learn and grow your own capabilities. Donovan leads the development team in creating cutting-edge websites and tools for our clients. You'll be hard-pressed to find Donovan not tinkering with technology even outside of work. He regularly contributes to open-source frameworks for building robots and regularly speaks at programming conferences across the country.
We are all very lucky to be in the world at this time. The pace of change makes this one of the most exciting times in history to be a curious nerd.
In the mid-90s, he and fellow partner, Malcolm Wolter, co-founded Bravo Zulu! Interactive, which merged with BrandExtract in 2006. Donovan has led the development of custom applications and large-scale corporate websites for clients such as Marathon Oil, Apache, Murphy Oil and Ernst & Young.
Donovan appreciates BrandExtract's work-life balance, and in his spare time, enjoys robotics, electronics and reading southern-gothic literature.
- University of Houston
- Special Guest Speaker: Cascadia, Nodevember, JS Conf Columbia, EmpireNode
Invited Expert ECMA TC-53
Open JS Foundation Standards Working Group member