Head, Technology & Advanced Development,
Verizon Information Services
Chris has been a technical manager, developer and analyst for Verizon’s SuperPages.com for over nine years. His projects have included research and development, local search technology advancement, and design of numerous applications and interfaces including Map-Based Search, Campus Area Yellow Pages, weather forecasting systems, E-Cards, XML APIs, RSS feeds, Wireless applications, and more. He’s been awarded a number of individual and team awards by the corporation, and his work has been cited for increasing the overall revenue of SuperPages. Chris was an early researcher in organic search engine optimization as far back as 1997, and his work was deployed to form the foundation of SEO initiatives for the Verizon SuperPages sites. Chris also has a background in CAD, scientific illustration, and cartography from his previous work as Manager of Administration of Texas A&M University’s Cartographic Service Unit, where he assisted with portions of the university’s earliest website presence.
Chris has five patents pending and his work has been published in a number of books, professional journals, and web sites. Chris currently serves as head of the Technology & Advanced Development Department for Verizon SuperPages.com.