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    Team Leader
    Technical and Non-Technical Teams
    Mentor / Leader / Hands-On Dev Manager
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    Successful Track Record
    Startup Enthusiast / Self-Starter / Product Owner
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    Solutions Architect
    Cloud Specialist
    Ecommerce / Lead Gen / SaaS / Ops
Photo of Ian Maddox

Who is Ian?

I use the web to turn Ideas Into Profits

I'm a daddy, pilot, startup guy, team leader, and a problem solver.
When I'm not working, I enjoy writing code, tinkering with embedded electronics, crafting business models, home remodeling, and flying small airplanes.

Team Leader

Track record of building and maintaining loyal teams of highly talented individuals

Solutions Architect

Problem solver capable of communicating with technical and non-technical stakeholders

Full-Stack Developer

I wrote code that has moved millions of dollars and billions of views


Owner or senior leader in several startups, including several successful exits

What counts to me

Companies Sold
Boxoh Tracking Requests
Pilot Hours (SEL)

My Sites

Assorted web properties

I like making websites. These are some of my properties:


Team leader since 2010


Solutions Architect since 2011


Developer since 1999


Sysadmin since 2001

Professional Timeline

Midwestern Work Ethic Meets Web Tech

  • Feb 2016 - current


    Machine Learning Architect

    Design and implement big data machine learning platform.

  • Jan 2015 - Jun 2016



    Define core product. Create business model, hire team, lead fundraising, initial marketing, HR, etc. Create architecture for web, mobile, and BI platforms.

  • Jan 2008 - current



    Develop, manage and maintain package tracking service that supports multiple shipping services through a minimalist interface. Provide back-end tracking services for hundreds of businesses and serve over 17 million tracking requests per month.

  • Nov 2014 - Feb 2015


    Senior Dev Manager

    Build up and manage software engineering team.

  • Sold

    Jan 2010 - Feb 2015


    Senior Director of Web

    Support the company during our successful sale. Responsible for architecture and development for BookRags.com and related properties. Build and manage a team of QA and developers. Act as both scrum master and project manager. Design, migrate, and maintain a high availability AWS infrastructure.

  • Apr 2011 - May 2012



    Develop site architecture, back-end components, database schema, and API interfaces. Manage Amazon Web Services deployment for a rapidly growing database and highly scalable environment.

  • Sold

    Oct 2007 - Feb 2010

    Big Fish Games

    E-Commerce Developer

    Design and implement new e-commerce solutions such as payment methods or account security features. Maintain and improve a payments platform responsible for millions in monthly transactions. Organize the development effort behind becoming PCI DSS compliant.

  • Jun 2005 - Oct 2007

    All Star Directories

    Web Developer

    PHP/MySQL developer for college lead generation company.

  • Sep 2004 - Jun 2005

    Windows Secrets

    Program Manager

    Web developer, content provider, systems administrator.

  • Sold

    Jan 2001 - Nov 2004

    Wasabi Hosting


    Manage and support web hosting environment with 200+ customers

  • Nov 1999 - Jul 2004

    Asentria (Omnitronix)

    Manufacturing Test Engineer

    Develop and maintain automated manufacturing test fixtures and the supporting software. Create technical documentation for telecommunications hardware. Build and maintain a web-based bug tracking platform.