David Gruhin

The experienced STRATEGISTDESIGNERDeveloper


Brand strategist, designer, developer

Strategist, designer & developer offering vast experience leveraging new coding practices and development methodologies to deliver highly effective and creative solutions to business and technology challenges. Utilizes highly attuned analytical skills to develop web and business strategies employing cutting-edge technologies to increase revenue streams. Consistently drives high standards of service through effective project management, communication, development, and strategic planning. Highly organized with strong capacity to prioritize workload, delegate deliverables, and steer project completion within established deadlines.

Personal qualities

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From initial talks to wire framing and design, through code writing, I like to be highly involved in the creative process of any project.


I work very well managing or being in a team but also thrive when handed an assignment to tackle on my own.


Meeting or beating deadlines is critical for success in a fast paced digital world and I strive to hit all milestones.


Handling multiple projects simultaneously is something at which I excel.

Professional Timeline

Working hard and achieving success

A little work history for your review.

  • 2013 - 2016

    Prometheus Global Media, NYC

    Senior Developer
    Lead all development efforts related to off-platform websites for internal & external clients. Work closely with product management, marketing/sales and editorial teams to execute projects under extreme time constraints and with limited operating budgets.
    • Deliver high-quality, cost-efficient solutions that regularly exceed client expectations and drive key metrics (revenue, user engagement, audience development).
    • Based upon project needs; responsible for solution architecture, hands-on coding, as well as software evaluation, implementation and extension.
    • Executed 25+ sales and editorial projects and microsites that generated over $5 million in revenue. Working with top brands, such as: Mercedes Benz, Delta Airlines, American Express, Activision, 1800 Tequila, Grey Goose, NBC, USA Network.
    • Significant participation in full product development lifecycle; from initial scoping and needs analysis through development, testing and release.
    • Drive cross-departmental communication with key partners from product mgt, design, quality assurance, back-end development and technical operations.
    • Established best-practices and new processes for handling the development of sales projects that decreased operating expense by 27%.
    • Participate in technical road map planning and resource scheduling.
  • 2011 - 2013

    Total Management, CLE

    Director of Development & Network Administration
    Managed and executed all web development and network administration for the launch and maintenance of SAS property management platform, TotalManagement.com.
    • Designed and developed the software’s primary user interface and user experience leveraging TK technologies.
    • Designed and developed the Total Management website (Totalmanagement.com).
    • Owned the product development road map, resource planning and quality assurance.
    • Built and maintained the network infrastructure using Amazon Web Services
    • Managed a team of front-end and back-end developers.
    • Trained new hires and provided hands-on onboarding for new clients.
  • 2010 - 2011

    Lakana, Inc.

    Manager, Support Services
    Created and managed support team for a venture-backed SAS content management system that serviced the local TV market, headquartered in Los Angeles, CA.
    • Hired, managed and mentored team of 2 support technicians.
    • Designed and developed secure support portal consisting of “how to” guides, videos, FAQ’s and escalation procedures.
    • Implemented scalable client ticketing system leveraging RT: Request Tracker and XML feeds to custom notifications platform.
  • 2009 - 2009

    College Couture

    Creative Director & Project Manager
    Lead company through a redevelopment and shift from in-house to external manufacturing to increase output and lower overhead.
    • Brought on to assist in the re-development of the brand and to refocus the company.
    • Implemented new technologies such as Voice over IP (VoIP) and e-Commerce solutions to both cut costs and use technology.
    • Created an organized apparel ordering and production process.
    • Procured new manufacturing processes which cut down on time to market and operating expenses.
    • Used graphic design skills to aid in the creation of an entirely new Vintage Style apparel line for College Couture.
  • 2002 - 2003

    Campus Village

    Project Coordinator
    Designed and deployed an apartment complex wide distributed Internet and Satellite TV head end system, which provided high speed internet access and cable tv to over 300 residents spread out across 12 buildings.
    • Handled hardware & software procurement.
    • Designed system specifications.
    • Created documentation.
    • Worked hands on with outside contractors to complete installations.
  • 2001 - 2010

    MobileWeb4U, CLE

    Founder, CTO/CEO
    Built a mobile IT services and software platform capable of providing feature phones with mobile access, bypassing the primary Verizon network.
    • Designed rich mobile web experience for feature phones.
    • Sold bulk service to Verizon Wireless and their Mobile Virtual Network Operators (MVNO) nationwide as a Strategic Alliance Partner.
    • Supported a network of 2 million nationwide Verizon subscribers.
    • Sold Blackberry Enterprise Service in conjunction with hosted Microsoft Exchange.
  • 2001 - 2003

    Kinkos, Inc.

    Digital Output Coordinator
    • Managed 2nd shift employees and provided oversight on the completion of all production jobs.
    • Trained new associates.
    • Handled all aspects of digital content creation from signs and banners to wedding invitations.
    • Ensured all equipment was maintained and properly serviced by outside contractors.
    • Provided highest level of customer service.