Matt directs our Research and Development team developing technology assets for Think Big Data Lake solutions. Matt has 20 years of director-level experience building and managing software teams in Silicon Valley that develop large-scale, distributed software and data solutions. Matt provided consulting for early technology leaders in Big Data using Hadoop such as Quantcast. Prior to joining Think Big, Matt led software engineering at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory for the National Ignition Facility program, a fusion energy research program and the world's largest laser. Matt designed the software and data architecture for the peta-scale data processing dat cluster used for fusion sciences. Before LLNL, Matt was the Director of Software Engineering at ThinkLink (technology purchased by Microsoft), building a unified messaging and IP Telephony application service provider exceeding 500,000 customers. Prior to this, Matt was Director of Software Engineering at Netcom Online, an Internet Service Provider and early pioneer during the emergence of the Internet. Prior to Netcom (now EarthLink), Matt held software engineering positions at Symantec and Delrina Software.