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Jordan Mendler

Technology Entrepreneur

Location
Primary Residence
Los Angeles, California, United States

Secondary Locations
Kauai, Hawaii, United States
Yunxiao, Fujian, China


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Summary

Jordan is a serial entrepreneur who has founded multiple technology companies across a variety of industries. Jordan has also taught Computer Science, Data Mining, and Statistics at multiple universities worldwide. Jordan continues to head new ventures at Veloz while setting forth the strategic vision for The Veloz Group.

Jordan is a graduate of UCLA where his undergraduate studies emphasized Physiological Psychology, Psychopharmacology, and Neuroscience. Jordan pursued a M.S. in Computer Science from UCLA with a focus on Big Data. Jordan taught Computer Science at UCLA since the age of 24, has held professorships at several international universities, is a patent holder who has published several academic papers, and sits on several boards. Jordan is an avid traveler, handyman, car and motorcycle racer, beer brewer, builder, surfer, cigar smoker, blacksmith, tree feller and student of nearly every new topic he comes across.

Teaching Experience

  • Entrepreneurship Board of Advisors, Computing & Mathematical Sciences

    Caltech
    – Present (1 year 2 months)Greater Los Angeles Area

    Partake in technology talks, research, and advising of students and department

  • Board of Directors, Data Analytics Program, Statistics Department

    University of California, Los Angeles
    – Present (1 year 9 months)Los Angeles, California

    Partake in lectures, technology talks, research, and advising of students and department

  • Visiting Professor, Computer Science

    Chiang Mai University
    – Present (4 months)Chiang Mai, Thailand
  • Visiting Professor, Computer Science

    Sinhgad Institutes
    (1 year 1 month)Pune, India

    Sinhgad Institutes comprises of 85 institutes and 26 schools spread across 12 campuses. Sinhgad has 90,000 students with students from 47 countries.

  • Visiting Professor, Computer Science

    Department of Computer Science, IGEF
    (1 year 1 month)Chandigarh, India

    Academic interests surround Cloud Computing, Big Data, and Distributed Systems

  • Professor of Cloud Computing & Linux Clusters

    UCLA
    (3 years)

    Developed curriculum and taught courses related to Linux clusters, cloud computing, high performance computing, data warehousing and large-scale software engineering. Research interests surrounding the development of large-scale computing infrastructure and the applications of big data techniques to a variety of fields.

  • Collaborator & Guest Lecturer

    Stanford University
    (2 years)

    Collaborated on High-Performance Computing, Genetics Processing Pipelines, Cloud Computing, and Big Data, and gave Guest Lectures

Professional Experience

  • Chief Scientist (Founder)

    KM Squared
    – Present (1 year 11 months)Los Angeles, California

    Computational Real Estate Investment

  • President & Chief Technology Officer (Co-Founder)

    The Veloz Group
    – Present (7 years)Los Angeles, California

    The Veloz Group builds businesses across a variety of industries. Utilizing our technological, operational and managerial expertise, we start, run and grow our own companies, and serve as technology partners to other organizations.

  • Board Member (Founder & Former CTO)

    Beverly Hills Chairs
    – Present (8 years 8 months)Greater Los Angeles Area

    Founded the largest e-commerce company in the country for certified refurbished office chairs. Beverly Hills Chairs also manufactures aftermarket parts for the Herman Miller Aeron, chair, of which close to 10 million are in circulation. Currently serve in an advisory and strategic planning role.

  • Board Member (Founder & Former CTO)

    Custom Lobby
    – Present (1 year 7 months)Los Angeles, California

    Custom Lobby is a SAAS platform empowering users to develop their own e-commerce sites for custom-designed promotional products. The Veloz Group also operates a network of e-commerce sites using this platform across several niche industries.

  • Board Member (Co-Founder & Former CTO)

    Veloz Solutions
    – Present (4 years 2 months)Greater Los Angeles Area

    Veloz Solutions helps organizations utilize technology in creative ways to resolve pain points and capitalize on new opportunities. Leveraging our experience developing custom technology to optimize our own businesses, we apply our expertise in large-scale web applications, cloud computing and big data to craft technology solutions tailored to the needs of each client.

  • Board Member (Former Project Lead)

    Flyspray
    (5 years 5 months)

    OpenSource Bug Tracking Software built with PHP, MySQL, Javacsript, HTML, CSS

  • Technology Director, Virtual Reality

    Virtually Israel
    (11 months)

    Developed Virtual Reality content that is currently being used by the Ministry of Tourism and other government agencies.

  • Strategic Partner & Lead Technology Advisor (Acquired)

    Here Media, Inc.
    (6 months)

    Led technology takeover and revitalization of Gay.com, a top 5 Gay dating site/app with more than 3 million members. Company was acquired four months into the turnaround.

  • Systems Architect, Software Engineer

    UCLA Human Genetics Department
    (4 years 3 months)

    - Co-developed and maintained a genome processing and data analytics pipeline to support genome sequencers costing millions and producing 10TB of data a day.
    - Designed, built and oversaw a shared, heterogeneous computation cluster with more than 140 nodes, 1120 processors, and 2.5TB of RAM.
    - Designed, built and managed close to a Petabyte of tiered distributed disk storage.
    - Built and led a nimble team that implemented the entire cluster and storage system from bare hardware components and built the software layer using a combination of open-source software and custom tools developed in-house. Without the use of any commercial support or outside consulting, the projects were complete at approximately 15% of the costs quoted by commercial vendors.
    - Led the integration of in-house developed processing pipelines and data analysis tools with computational systems

  • Systems Administrator

    UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine
    (1 year 4 months)

    Second in command Linux, UNIX and Windows administrator across a variety of labs and departments within the school of medicine, and hospital as a whole.

  • Systems Administrator / Tech Consultant

    UCLA Laboratory of NeuroImaging
    (11 months)

    Consulted on and helped administer multiple data centers housing approximately 600 servers; several mainframes, clusters, and supercomputers; two tape silos and multiple disk arrays.

  • Software Engineer (Pre-IPO)

    CyberU / Cornerstone OnDemand
    (8 months)Santa Monica, CA

    Built a cloud-based Learning Management System leading up to a $2 billion IPO.

  • Lead Software Developer

    SeqWare / SolexaTools
    (2 years 7 months)

    Developed two genetics processing pipelines to automate data analysis for Petabytes of High-Throughput DNA Sequencing data.

  • Technology Consultant

    PowCloud
    (8 months)

    Consulted on various topics related to scalability, high availability, big data and cloud computing for a cloud-based SAAS search engine built atop Apache Solr

  • Technology Consultant

    Cedars-Sinai
    (2 years)

    Consulted on High-Performance Computing, Genetics Processing Pipelines, Cloud Computing, and Big Data

  • Technology Consultant

    University of Southern California
    (2 years)

    Consulted on High-Performance Computing, Genetics Processing Pipelines, Cloud Computing, and Big Data

  • Technology Consultant

    House Ear Institute
    (2 years)

    Consulted on High-Performance Computing, Genetics Processing Pipelines, Cloud Computing, and Big Data

  • Technology Consultant

    City of Hope
    (2 years)

    Consulted on High-Performance Computing, Genetics Processing Pipelines, Cloud Computing, and Big Data

  • Chief Technology Officer

    TinyTube Networks
    (2 years 1 month)

    TinyTube was the first company to stream video onto mobile phones. TinyTube preceded YouTube's support for mobile devices by more than a year.

  • Project Leader, Lead Engineer

    Biopackages.net
    (2 years 1 month)

    Developed a public RPM repository and a multi-platform build farm infrastructure along with a local cloud to host it

  • Facilitator

    Self-Management And Recovery Training
    (2 years)

    Led weekly outpatient meetings while tracking and analyzing progress of dual-diagnosis patients.

  • Research Assistant / Data Analysis Intern

    UCLA Laboratory of Molecular Neuroimaging
    (less than a year)

    Data analysis for neuroimaging studies related to tobacco and methamphetamine dependency. Automation of behavioral test screening.

  • Co-Leader (Clinical Research)

    Matrix Institute
    (2 years)

    Helped track, manage and analyze patients within a group focused on outpatient medical treatment and clinical research in conjunction with UCLA.

  • Founder & Chief Executive Officer

    JDM Enterprises, LLC
    (5 years)Los Angeles, CA

    Used creative technology and guerrilla digital marketing to build a leading e-commerce distributor of performance automotive parts within a niche genre.

  • Clinical Research Intern

    VA Medical Center
    (less than a year)

    Helped track, analyze and assess patient performance and responsiveness to different Psychiatric treatment approaches.

  • Network Administrator

    Bridges Academy
    (3 years)

    As a high-school and then college student, was responsible for a T1 connection, FreeBSD UNIX server and supporting over 50 users

  • Network Administration & Tech Support

    LA Free-Net
    (3 years)

    At age 13, provided network support for a large regional Internet Service Provider

Education

  • University of California, Los Angeles

    Master's Degree*, Computer Science, Data Mining, Embedded Systems, Computer Architecture

    * Dropped out with 1 class left to start a few technology companies

  • University of California, Los Angeles

    Bachelors, Physiological Psych, Neurosciences, Psychopharmacology

    Started UCLA as a Junior when I was 17

  • Long Beach City College

    Metal Fabrication, Welding, Blacksmithing, Tinsmithing, Metal Forming

    Building stuff out of metal is fun!

  • Los Angeles Trade Technical College

    Motorcycle Repair Technology

    Not all badass bikers look the part

  • Cerritos College

    Autobody Repair, Customization & Restoration

    We will probably get along if you can use an English Wheel

  • Venice Beach Community Machine Shop

    Metal Fabrication, Welding, Conventional & CNC Machining

    Building stuff out of metal is fun!

  • Los Angeles Pierce College

    Automotive Repair, Engine & Transmission Rebuilding

    Tearing down motors is part of what makes a man

  • Bridges Academy

    High School

    Skipped two grades and started college at age 15

Volunteer Experience

Patents

Projects

  • Biopackages

    Public RPM repository and self-contained multi-platform build farm infrastructure

  • Celsius

    Celsius is a data warehouse that provides web services for upload, archival, download, annotation, quantification, and normalization of all Affymetrix microarray platforms.

  • Debian Linux

    Contributed to the best Linux distribution there is

  • Flyspray

    Bug Tracking System in PHP

  • FreeBSD

    Contributed to the best UNIX distribution there is

  • GlusterFS

    Code contributor for a distributed filesystem that eventually got acquired by Red Hat.

  • KiwiSpider

    Spider is internal data mining and business analytics software developed to do end-to-end lead generation

  • Lustre

    The Lustre file system is an open-source, parallel file system that supports many requirements of leadership class HPC simulation environments.

  • Marketplace Booster

    Automated bidding system and data mining platform for ebay

  • Pegasus

    Workflow software for HPC Cluster

  • Rocks

    Distributed Linux Distribution to streamline cluster provisioning

  • SVG-edit

    SVG-edit is a fast, web-based, JavaScript-driven SVG drawing editor that works in any modern browser.

  • SeqWare

    Genetics sequencing pipeline in Java

  • SolexaTools

    Genetics sequencing pipeline in Perl

  • Staden IO Lib Utils

    Tools for maniuplating DNA sequencing files

  • Sun Grid Engine

    Scheduler for HPC clusters

Publications

  • BFAST: an alignment tool for large scale genome resequencing

  • Bfast: Blat-like fast accurate search tool

  • Biopackages.net: Bioinformatics Libraries, Applications, and Data as Operating System Packages

  • Celsius: a community resource for Affymetrix microarray data

  • Disease gene characterization through large-scale co-expression analysis

  • Local alignment of generalized k-base encoded DNA sequence

  • Local alignment of two-base encoded DNA sequence

  • Movie Recommendation Engine Using Collaborative Methods

  • SeqWare Query Engine: storing and searching sequence data in the cloud

  • U87MG decoded: the genomic sequence of a cytogenetically aberrant human cancer cell

  • UCLA Team Sequences Cell Line, Puts Open Source Software Framework into Production, Newsletter: BioInform

  • White Paper: Automated Parking System (IoT)

  • White Paper: Beverly Hills Chairs

  • White Paper: Buyerstime

  • White Paper: Custom Tobacco

  • White Paper: Flyspray

  • White Paper: Live Earth

  • White Paper: Opencart

  • White Paper: Robotic Agriculture Harvester (IoT)

  • White Paper: Smart Irrigation System (IoT)

  • White Paper: Smart Railroad Crossing (IoT)

  • White Paper: The Taylor Method

  • White Paper: Virtually Israel