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Dustin Williams

Advisor Greater New York City Area, US

I've been building businesses systems, technology products & technical services for over two decades.

I've been building businesses systems, technology products & technical services for over two decades.

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One Step Beyond

Positions

Voluneteer - Community Ambassador CoFoundersLab September 2013 - present
Chief Technology Officer Name withheld December 2015 - May 2016
Chief Executive Officer / Chief Technology Officer Propulsion LLC November 2013 - December 2015
Chief Technical Officer EdgeStep 2010 - 2013
Team Manager & Lead Engineer Metrotech Partners 2003 - 2005
I.T Engineer / Sales Engineer Aux Technology & Today's Technology Products 1996 - 1999
Chief Technology Officer Predictablely LLC December 2015 - present
CEO / Lead Architect Propulsion LLC November 2013 - present
Ambassador CoFoundersLab September 2013 - present
CTO EdgeStep 2010 - 2013
Business Systems Architect / Lead Engineer LIM College 2008 - 2010
Business Systems Architect Wolf Haldenstein Adler Freeman & Herz LLP 2007 - 2007
Senior Network Administrator Brown Raysman Millstein Felder & Steiner 2005 - 2007
Lead Engineer / Project Manager / Architect Metrotech Partners 2003 - 2005
Network Engineer / Project Manager Lehman Brothers 2001 - 2003
Network Administrator / Project Manager Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker 1999 - 2001
I.T Engineer Aux Technology & Today's Technology Products 1996 - 1999
Webmaster / Sales Engineer Escape.com 1994 - 1996
Founder One Step Beyond 1993 - 1996

Education

SUNY Empire State College Business Administration & Entrepreneurship 2003 - 2007
CUNY New York City College of Technology Business Systems Engineering 1994 - 1995

Interested In

Advisor With
  • • Growth hacking
  • • Business Development
  • • Front-end Development
  • • Mobile Software Development
Markets of Interest
  • • Cloud Services
  • • Data & Analytics
  • • Enterprise Software
  • • Financial Services
  • • Local
  • • Mobile
  • • Productivity Tools
  • • Small Businesses

You Should Know About Me

Key Strengths

Project management • Business intelligence • Data analysis • Scaling • Agile development • BPM • Business Analysis • Cloud Computing • Distributed Systems • Product Development • User Experience Design • penetration testing • systems engineering • a • Reverse Engineering • Sales Enginer • Business Logic • Q

Key Accomplishments

I've been a technical architect & project manager for twenty years. In this time I have designed & built solutions for companies of all sizes, from small startups all the way up to fortune 100 companies. My systems have been responsible for the successful scaling & growth of hundreds of companies, generating billions of dollars in revenue.

How I like to work with people As a Cofounder

I find that every relationship is unique in how you approach it, so I can't broadly state how I work with everyone. Generally speaking, I try to foster experimentation & creativity, to set responsibilities and respect people's expertise and reach consensus without over democratizing the decision making process.

As an Advisor

I act an a sounding board to the people I advise & mentor. I have a lot of experience and I can easily pull up examples of how I've successfully & unsuccessfully approached problems in the past. Most importantly I always explain that while some things can be taken as fact based on history, most situations have to be explored with fresh eyes. Always be skeptical about what you believe in the most, as we are always subject to our biases. Most importantly experiment & look for the reasons why you're wrong, not why you're right.

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Joshua Miller
We worked together  •  Software Engineer, Propulsion IO and Private Tutor, Test Prep Masters.
Dustin is an amazing entrepreneur with dozens of years in the tech industry. I've worked with Dustin, and he is always there to support a pr ... oject every step of the way. Dustin is committed to what he does and is always enthusiastic about new challenges. Having Dustin on your team will go a long way toward a successful venture.
Natan Gorelik
We worked together  •  Founding Member & Executive Creative Director, SocialBrand.Us.
Dustin has a great understanding of what it means to get to core of a business. Pealing back the layers and refining the process for optimal ... results.
Mike Fishbein
They're my friends  •  Founder, Startup College. Previously New Product and Business Development, Casual Corp.
Dustin is an extremely intelligent and hardworking entrepreneur. He has a great team, is friendly to be around, and is very helpful.
Luigi Squillante, CSM, CSPO
We worked together  •  Principal Technologist, MarkLogic. Previously Head of Application Development, Nature Publishing Group.
Dustin is a go getter and is very driven to do what he has to do to get a company going. He has many contacts and is a very intelligent per ... son
Zeke Dean
They're my current cofounder  •  Owner Operator, Zeke Dean and Co-Founder and Director Of Engineering, Deadmans Productions LLC. Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute grad.
He posses both a strong depth of key knowledge bases as well as a general broad overview of every industry. He is also a fantastic salesman ... and knows how to build trust quickly. He is also an effective leader.
Dustin Williams
We worked together  •  I've been building businesses systems, technology products & technical services for over two decades.
Dustin is one of the most dedicated entrepreneurs I know. He's a fantastic resource, he has a seemingly endless knowledge base and if he doe ... sn't have an answer, you can count on him to find one. He's always friendly and I've never seen him be anything less then helpful to everyone around him. His passion for startups is contagious and inspires those around him to work as hard as he does. I'm happy to have him as a friend and a confident.
Dahlia Lahiji
They're my friends  •  Project Manager - Bloomberg Enterprise SysTem PMO, Bloomberg LP.
I first met Dustin over 15 years ago, we were both partying - but what I hadn't realized at the time was that he was getting paid to party, ... while I was paying to party. Even at that young age, he had the entrepreneurial spirit to him. Throughout the years, I've known Dustin to work for a number of organizations - but where I've seen him excel is when he was working on "projects" for himself or others. When Dustin focuses on anything, he immerses himself in it until he acquires a deep knowledge on whatever it is, how it works, why it works the way it does, and how he can improve on it. Once you take that inquisitive natural instinct he has and marry it to the analytical and technologically savvy smarts - he's unstoppable. Your question is 'Why would Dustin be a great entrepreneur?" My response is, he already is a great entrepreneur.
Vazgen Ayrapetyan
We worked together  •  Full stack MVC web developer, Ideations, LLC and Trading Systems Developer, Freelance C# Developer.
Dustin is a great team player and an excellent resource for any tech-startup. As a software developer, working with him was very helpful tow ... ards product development, allowing me to get a stream of great feedback from varying angles like marketing, UI/UX, design. Thanks to his long running tech experience, he was able to setup and manage servers for my application deployment, as well as handle other business related aspects, allowing me to focus on what I do best: code!
Scott Greenberg
We worked together  •  Advisor- Start-Up and Early Stage Businesses, Advisor to CEO's and Founder and CEO, Alliance Digital.
Dustin has the unique ability to look at situations or opportunities from many different perspectives including both technical viability and ... business applications. These traits are essential in leading Dustin to the proper conclusions.

Dustin Williams
We worked together  •  I've been building businesses systems, technology products & technical services for over two decades.
Dustin is one of the most dedicated entrepreneurs I know. He's a fantastic resource, he has a seemingly endless knowledge base and if he doe ... sn't have an answer, you can count on him to find one. He's always friendly and I've never seen him be anything less then helpful to everyone around him. His passion for startups is contagious and inspires those around him to work as hard as he does. I'm happy to have him as a friend and a confident.

Waseem Quamar
Chief Architect and Programmer with expertise in Web and Mobile development.
Waseem is a senior level software architect & has expert knowledge of wide variety of web & mobile technologies. On our team, he’s the guy ... who makes sure that what we build can scale to epic proportions. Aside from being a super awesome coder, he’s a devoted husband and father. I'm proud to call him my partner and I feel extremely confident that I can rely on him to get the job done.

Keith Gonzales PhD
Founder, Stirplate.io, previous Neuroscientist @ Columbia University.
Keith is a rarity in the startup world. A geek turned, Neuroscientist turned entrepreneur, when does that happen?!? He brings an brings an e ... xtraordinary amount of domain experience and I am truly passionate about his product. I'd very happily recommend him to everyone, he's a great guy and a fantastic entrepreneur.

Aaron Drenberg
CTO, Suretegrity®. Previously Senior Architect, Focus!...on Innovation, Inc. (Creators of e-SURETY).
The moment I met Aaron, I was immediately impressed by him. I'd love to work with him and I'd happily recommend him to everyone and anyone w ... ho will listen to me. He's a really friendly guy, tons of great experience and I'd very happily recommend him to everyone.

David Glauber
Wake up in the morning to make software users happy. Prev Ad-Server Software Engineer (Innovid), Mobile Software Engineer (Check Point).
What a shame I couldn't get him on my team. Unfortunately when I met him our business was just in it's earliest stages and I didn't have a c ... lear vision of who we were at the time. One month later and it would have been a very different conversation. I highly recommend David, you'll be lucky to work with him.

Natan Gorelik
Founding Member & Executive Creative Director, SocialBrand.Us.
Nate started out as my partner and has become a great friend. I'm proud to have him on my team. He is a rising star and I know together we'r ... e going to go far. He's a fantastic artist, designer brand strategist and a UX/UI person.

Joshua Miller
Software Engineer, Propulsion IO and Private Tutor, Test Prep Masters.
Josh is extremely talented and has a dedication that is rarely seen. The very moment I met him, I was immediately impressed by him. A true t ... ech star in the making. I can't really say enough great things about him.

Luigi Squillante, CSM, CSPO
Principal Technologist, MarkLogic. Previously Head of Application Development, Nature Publishing Group.
Luigi is a prince among men. He has an extraordinary amount of talent and experience. His ability to manage projects and to architect soluti ... ons is rarely scene in the startup world. Aside from being extremely talented his a wonderful guy, who's always donating his time to non-profits. I'm fortunate to call him a friend and colleague.

Mike Fishbein
Founder, Startup College. Previously New Product and Business Development, Casual Corp.
If I have a mentor in this business it's Mike. When we first met, I was struggling to get something going but I was going about things in al ... l the wrong ways. I had two failed projects under my belt and I couldn't afford to keep making the same mistakes over and over again. Mike has been kind enough to give me his guidance and his advice has catapulted me forward. I'm grateful to call him a friend and I couldn't recommend him more.

Zeke Dean
Owner Operator, Zeke Dean and Co-Founder and Director Of Engineering, Deadmans Productions LLC. Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute grad.
Zeke is such a wonderful guy. Not only is he extremely talented geek but he is also one of the nicest guys I know. His dedication to a proje ... ct is exceptional. He is tenacious in solving problems and completing projects. In the 6 months that I've known him, he's gone from being a great colleague to a trusted friend. I'm truly fortunate to have him as a partner.

Vazgen Ayrapetyan
Full stack MVC web developer, Ideations, LLC and Trading Systems Developer, Freelance C# Developer.
Vaz is a monster, his talent is just extraordinary. His ability to product mountains of high quality code in really short periods of time is ... just amazing. He's the kind of guy who sees a challenge, does a little research and teaches himself how to solve it on the fly. He learns so quickly and then produces results like he's been working on it for years. Its almost scary to see him pick something up and master it all in one day.

Sajit Kunnumkal
Senior Developer, Amplify Learning. Previously Senior Software Developer, Bertelsmann. Carnegie Mellon grad. Carnegie Mellon grad.
Sajit is a great guy and a wonderful entrepreneur. He's extremely talented and has a great background. I couldn't recommend him more.

Sajit Kunnumkal
They're my friends  •  Senior Developer, Amplify Learning. Previously Senior Software Developer, Bertelsmann. Carnegie Mellon grad. Carnegie Mellon grad.
Sajit is a great guy and a very talented engineer. He would be a great asset to any team.

Vazgen Ayrapetyan
We worked together  •  Full stack MVC web developer, Ideations, LLC and Trading Systems Developer, Freelance C# Developer.
Vaz is one of the most driven entrepreneurs that I know. He's able to produce a ton of work in a short period of time and he has a huge capa ... city to learn. Honestly I think time moves much faster for him and to him the rest of the world is just slowly crawling. It is a pleasure working with him.