Matthew R. Lembo
3843 SE Taylor Street
Portland, OR 97214
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Princeton University

Bachelor of Arts 1998 - 2002, magna cum laude

Music Theory, Composition & Conducting

Physics, Mathematics, Philosophy, Economics

Work Experience

GAMBIT, Portland OR

We make digital interfaces for the human experience

Technical Director / Co-Founder

2015 - Present

vWise, Los Angeles CA

vWise creates compelling rich-media internet experiences that utilize a mix of live-action HD video and interactive applications to drive desired end-consumer behaviors in the retirement and financial services industry.

Technical Director

2012 - 2015

Guide evolution of hardware, software and development resources to accomodate growth.

Oversee technical implementation of new client integrations including UX design, data mapping and API development, resource allocation and code deployment.

Design and develop new core app features and overall UI improvements.

Nike, Beaverton OR

UI Developer

2011 - 2012

Core HTML / CSS / jQuery development for Nike's ongoing Flash to HTML storefront conversion including primary international checkout ( and other branded properties.

Setup and maintenance of multiple local environments including Jetty, JBoss and Apache servers.

Asynchronous data exchange scripting (JSON) and extensive cross-browser (IE7) debugging.

Dvelop Consulting, Los Angeles CA

DVELOP is an interactive consulting firm and digital production studio where business intelligence drives measurably effective design and technology.

Producer / Project Manager / Developer

2010 - 2011

National brand account management responsible for over $50,000 of monthly billings across multiple enterprise level websites including regular internal and client-facing financial reporting and strategic planning.

Complete on-time and on-budget delivery of simultaneous design and development projects ranging from routine maintenance to rich-media campaigns including requirements gathering, cost proposals, budget and timeline management using MS Project, contract / SOW drafting and negotiation, resource management, and internal quality assurance testing.

User experience and user interface design including sitemaps and wireframes using OmniGraffle, agile user stories and external narrative documentation.

Graphic design and production art editing using Photoshop and Illustrator including development ready web comps and promotional graphics, callouts and text treatments.

New and existing HTML / CSS / Javascript / PHP front end development. Image preparation, video encoding, integration with external libraries and APIs and Flash embedding including dynamic XML content feeds.

EnergyWatch, New York NY

EnergyWatch is a small energy management consultancy with large corporate clients throughout the New York Metro area. Their core services are deregulated electricity and natural gas procurement and related including reporting, budgeting and tenant energy rate management.

Director of Research & Development

2006 - 2010

Construction and maintenance of scalable cost calculation and analysis tools for electricity and natural gas markets in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut.

Design and implementation of dynamic reporting layer including web-based client delivery system.

Training of new staff in physical and economic principles of deregulated energy markets.

Account Executive / Special Project Manager

2005 - 2006

Client management responsibility for thirty large commercial real estate firms and over 300 electricity accounts in the NYC metro area.

Execution of all products and services including utility budgeting and rate escalations, deregulated supply RFP and contract negotiations, monthly bill auditing, and fuel market tracking and forecasting.

Publication of monthly newsletter including layout and contribution of 3-5 articles per month (a total of 100+ articles written through August 2006).

Management of full time staff of three and several consultants. Consultant management for comprehensive IT equipment upgrade and several extensive database development projects.

Implementation of SQL-based comprehensive real time electricity usage and cost tracking system, including interface design, computational algorithm construction and troubleshooting.

Management of outsourced design projects, overseas IT consultants, coordination of new office build-out and move-in, and five full-time staff.

Account Analyst

2004 - 2005

Primary account representative for twenty large commercial real estate firms and over 250 electricity accounts in the NYC metro area.

Presentation and sales of all primary products and services, utility budgeting and rate escalations, deregulated supply RFP and contract negotiations, monthly bill auditing, fuel market tracking and forecasting, monthly article publication.

Ground-level strategic sales planning for natural gas and fuel oil purchasing as well as expansion into electricity middle market.

ORFIUS, Portland OR

ORFIUS specializes in custom web design & development that is responsive to the unique needs of artists, non-profits and small businesses -- with solutions that are open source, compatible across browsers and platforms, and sustainable for the long term.

Sole Proprietor

2004 - 2015

Complete design and execution of small to medium sized websites including proposals, design review meetings, HTML / CSS / Javascript / PHP development and post launch support.

10+ years of team building including contacts throughout the country in fields from front-end development and graphic design, to enterprise-level database development and search engine optimization.

Clients include fine arts services firms, artists, law firms, authors, schools, international development firms, film producers, and maritime designers.

Brooklyn Academy of Music, Brooklyn NY

BAM's mission is to be the preeminent progressive performing and cinema arts center of the twenty-first century, engaging both global and local communities. With its first performance in 1861, BAM is a long-standing cultural anchor of New York, uniquely situated in the tight-knit neighborhood of Fort Greene, in the heart of Downtown Brooklyn.

Assistant to the Executive Vice President

2003 - 2004

Direct administrative and special project support including correspondence, scheduling, and contract and budget management.

Institutional intranet development and maintenance including integration with custom arts management system.

Curated music and book selections, coordinated sale of artists’ merchandise, and managed vendor accounts for Shakespeare and Company’s BAMshop.

Other Experience

Portland Shaolin Center, Portland OR

Classes at the Portland Shaolin Center introduce people of all experience levels to the basics of the 1500 year old martial art Shaolin Kung Fu (Shaolin Gongfu). The training includes physical conditioning, Internal and External Styles, Animal Styles, Empty Hand and Weapons forms, meditation, sparring, Ch'i Kung and T'ai Ch'i Ch'uan.

Instructor / Partner

2008 - Present

Class and small group instruction of all levels through second degree black belt.

Design and implementation of web and print marketing campaigns.

Assistance with day to day business operations including location search and lease negotiations.

The Princeton Festival, Princeton NJ

The Princeton Festival is dedicated to enriching the cultural life of central New Jersey and the surrounding region. Each season offers an exciting mix of professional opera, musical theatre, chamber music, recitals, orchestra concerts, jazz, and dance, and incorporates educational and performance opportunities for youth and emerging artists.


2009 - 2012

Tech Committee Chair, responsible for start to finish transition to integrated CRM and online ticketing system including initial research and selection, backend and frontend setup, data migration and staff training.

Member of Marketing and Finance Committees responsible for new branding and website development, budget comptrollership and overall guidance of long term organizational mission,

Assistant Conductor

2006 - 2007

Chorusmaster and offstage conductor for primary productions of Madama Butterfly and Carmen. Music direction for secondary production including conducting at all rehearsals and performances.

Assisted Artistic Director with all aspects of musical preparation, including score marking, orchestra contracting, pit setup, and rehearsal support.