Daniel Zev Marashlian


University of Arizona
Bachelor of Science in Computer Science

Attended the University of Arizona as a Computer Science, Engineering, and Mathematics Scholarship student in 2002. Studied Computer Science with a focus in web development. Graduated in May 2004 with a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and a Minor in Mathematics.

Northern Arizona University
Master of Education in Leadership

Attended Northern Arizona University in the Maricopa Community College employee cohort program in 2005. Studied leadership theory and educational law. Graduated in May 2007 with a Master of Education in Leadership.


Portfolium, Inc.
Chief Technology Officer · May 2014 - Present

Running Product & Technology. Portfolium is a social portfolio network for students to showcase their work, skills, and projects.

SlimSurveys, Inc.
Co-Founder & Chief Technology Officer · April 2013 - Present

After working at Lockerz for a couple of years after the acquisition, I joined up with the founders of TweetPhoto/Plixi to start SlimSurveys. The product is RapidEngage, which is a website engagement platform.

  1. Architect, code, and design, everything SlimSurveys offers
  2. Executive level decision making within all departments
  3. Lead developer across the whole stack from hardware to Javascript
  4. Technical skills used: MySQL, PHP, CodeIgniter, Javascript, jQuery, CSS, HTML, REST, APC, Memcached, OOD/OOP/OOA, Apache, Git

Lockerz, Inc.
Director, Lockerz Photos · January 2011 - March 2013

When Lockerz acquired Plixi, I joined Lockerz to help them with their technology needs. Lockerz operates primarily on the basis of accumulating and spending Lockerz points, also called PTZ. Members acquire PTZ for logging into the site, watching short videos, referring friends, answering daily questions and polls, or purchasing items from Lockerz, among other activities. PTZ can be used for discounts on clothing, electronics, fashion accessories and other products in the Lockerz SHOP.

  1. Oversee the Lockerz Photos solution that drives the majority of the traffic to Lockerz
  2. Manage the San Diego programming team
  3. Architect, code, and design the mobile website of Lockerz
  4. Design, organize, test, and review the mobile application for the Lockerz iOS app
  5. Front end engineer for the Lockerz desktop website
  6. Part of the product and leadership team to create the products of Lockerz
  7. Technical skills used: C#, MSSQL, PHP, CodeIgniter, Javascript, jQuery, CSS, HTML, REST, APC, Memcached, Java, OOD/OOP/OOA, MySQL, Apache, Subversion, Git

Tweetphoto/Plixi, Inc.
Chief Technology Officer · October 2009 - January 2011

TweetPhoto later rebranded to Plixi, was a service for sharing pictures around people, places, events, and creating collective memories. Plixi allows users to instantly share their photos to popular social networks through mobile devices and on the web.

  1. Helped secure $2.6MM in series-A financing and sell for $10MM 9-months later
  2. Architect, code, and design, everything Plixi offers
  3. Manage the programming team
  4. Consistently worked with Rackspace to make sure the uptime for plixi.com was at least 99.9%
  5. Work directly with CEO on most business development deals
  6. Built initial tweetphoto.com website in three weeks and rebranded plixi.com website in six weeks serving up over 300-million page-views per month as a top 180 website in the world
  7. Manage and develop all third party partnership integrations which included: Advertising networks, Image recognition and auto photo tagging, and Analytical data collection
  8. Lead developer across the whole stack from hardware to Javascript
  9. Created the most expansive photo sharing API on the web that receives 100-million requests per day and on average 5K requests per second to the database
  10. Implemented the Sphinx indexer to manage search and geo location search
  11. Utilized WURFL for mobile detection for the mobile website m.plixi.com
  12. Provided Google with a direct feed to our live database of photos for the Google real time search product
  13. Migrated entire infrastructure from data center in Virginia to Chicago in a week
  14. Technical skills used: C#, ASP .NET, WCF, AJAX, Javascript, jQuery, CSS, HTML, REST, PHP, CAKEPHP, APC, Memcached, Sphinx, Java, Objective-C, OOD/OOP/OOA, MSSQL 2008, MySQL, IIS 7, Apache, Subversion, Project Management, Wordpress, Architecting Hardware Infrastructure, DBTuna, Balsamiq

Pelotonics, LLC
Co-Founder & Chief Technology Officer · April 2008 - January 2011

Pelotonics has been making it easier for teams of people to work together and get more done with its Group Collaboration Platform.

  1. Architect, code, and design, everything Pelotonics offers
  2. Manage the programming team
  3. Executive level decision making within all departments
  4. Lead developer across the whole stack from hardware to Javascript
  5. Evernote's first integration on their API
  6. Utilizing Google's API for Google Docs and working directly with the engineers on the Google Docs Team, we were the first API partners to wrap corporate security around Google Docs bring them into the secure workplace through Pelotonics
  7. Maintained a 10% conversion rate from the freemium user to a paid user
  8. Technical skills used: Azure, C#, ASP .NET, ASP .NET MVC, WCF, AJAX, Javascript, jQuery, CSS, HTML, REST, OOD/OOP/OOA, MSSQL 2005/2008, IIS, Subversion, Project Management, Wordpress, IIS 6/7, Architecting Hardware Infrastructure

pHience, Inc.
Angel Investor & Chief Technology Officer · July 2006 - January 2009

pHience or pH-Science, was a manufacturer of dietary supplements primarily focused around pH-balancing the body.

  1. Board Director
  2. Managed the information technology functions within the company
  3. Lead and supervised staff

Epic Cycle Interactive, Inc.
Software Engineer · September 2007 - March 2008

Epic Cycle was a digital agency focused in sports and media.

  1. Developed server side code for a browser based online game, Chaotic™
  2. Backend technical lead on various websites using the Argus™ platform
  3. Lead database developer
  4. Technical lead for the release of ncaa.com that received over 2-million page-views per hour during the tournament, March 2008
  5. Technical skills used: SQL 2000/2005, C#, ASP .Net, HTML, Javascript, SOAP Web Services, IIS 6, Akamai

Rio Salado Community College
Web Database Application Developer · January 2005 - September 2007

Rio Salado is the online community college in the Maricopa County Community College District, which is the largest community college district in the United States serving more than 260,000 students a year.

  1. Lead programmer on various projects
  2. Integrated and maintained the college wide assessment application, and award winning Learning Management System, RioLearn™
  3. Developed, implemented, analyzed, and debugged custom web/database applications
  4. Worked with IBM to integrate Rio Salado's custom LMS into IBM's portal single-sign-on and an Offline Learning Application for army soldiers
  5. Maintained and coded for the district wide helpdesk system
  6. Technical skills used: C#, ASP .NET, ASP, AJAX, HTML, Javascript, OOD/OOP/OOA, SQL 2000/2005, SOAP Web Services, Windows Services, IIS 6


  • HTML5
  • CSS3
  • Javascript
  • PHP
  • C Sharp (C#)
  • Java
  • Ruby


  • CodeIgniter
  • CakePHP
  • Symfony
  • jQuery
  • Bootstrap
  • Angular
  • Ruby on Rails (RoR)
  • Windows Communication Foundation (WCF)

Tools & Servers

  • Memcached
  • Redis
  • Alternative PHP Cache (APC)
  • Sphinx
  • Wireless Universal Resource FiLe (WURFL)
  • OpenStack
  • Apache
  • Nginx
  • IIS
  • Unicorn
  • Git
  • Subversion