John Eckman is the Chief Executive Officer at 10up, a distributed digital agency with a focus on building great web publishing experiences on open source platforms, primarily WordPress.
10up has been 100% distributed from day one. John has lots of experience with the operational, cultural, and practical opportunities and challenges at our scale. Today 10up employs 175 full time remote staff.
Previously John was a Managing Director at ISITE Design, a Senior Director at Optaros, Director of Application Development at PixelMEDIA, and held a number of different roles (across front-end development, software engineering, and user experience) at Molecular. (Actually I joined TVisions, which became Molecular – and was later acquired by Isobar).
John received a BA from Boston University, an MA & PhD from the University of Washington, Seattle, and an MIS from Northeastern University.
He also blogs at Open Parenthesis on many things related to work: open source, web design, and general internet culture stuff.