Ed Costello

Photo by Mike Maney May 2017.

I provide consulting CTO services in the NYC metropolitan area, primarily working with startup teams to define technology, help hire & mentor their CTOs, and to specify project and product plans to get through their MVP stage.

For a brief time I was IBM's Corporate Webmaster. The Corporate Webmaster was responsible for running ibm.com and managing the technical side of IBM's global web presence. It was sort of like today's CTO role but without any cool hats.

In my spare time I also worked in some sort of technical role on the Deep Blue vs. Kasparov web site, and the 1996 and 1998 Olympic Games web sites.

In 1999 I left ibm.com to manage the content and applications team for the Sydney Olympic Games web site. Working on the Olympic Games full time was an eye opening experience. Learned a lot. Flew a lot. Enjoyed a lot of Cascade and Cooper's.

I took a break starting in February 2001 and picked the single worst week in New York City history to return to working for IBM.

I left IBM at the end of 2001 to work for and get fired from a series of startups in New York City. Fourteen startups. Zero successful exits.

I am typically “epc” or “epcostello” on various sites.