Currently and since October 2011, Fabian Schonholz is the VP of Operations and Technology at Gumiyo where he is focused on growing revenue through new product development, marketing, account management and professional services. Previous, Fabian Schonholz was responsible for vBulletin at Internet Brands, a community building software package, installed in over 70 thousand sites around the world, totaling billions of page-views perm month. Previous to Internet Brands, Fabian served as the Chief Technology Officer and Architect at Zumbox, the first digital postal system, delivering mail to a physical addresses proxied by digital mailboxes.
Before joining ZumBox, Mr. Schonholz was the Chief Technology Officer at Hoodiny Entertainment Group, a digital media and social networking company featuring web properties targeting primarily the young Hispanic audience, where he was responsible for product definition and development, online and digital operations and technology. As the CTO, Fabian helped in the development of partnerships with Telefonica (Hoodiny powers the Music and Community channels at http://www.terra.es), Warner Music Latina (www.miwml.com) and EMI.
Since 2000, through its acquisition by Apax Partners, Mr. Schonholz was the Vice President of Technology for Pictage, Inc. where he was responsible for all areas of technology including System Architecture, Design, Development, System and Web Operations and International Operations. Prior to Pictage, Mr. Schonholz was a Principal at FES Consulting, a technology strategy and systems consulting firm working with domestic and international clients. Clients included Disney Imagineering, L.E.K. Consulting, The WindsEye, and others.
Before FES, Mr. Schonholz was the Chief Java Software Architect at XYLAN, a networking hardware manufacturer where he designed and implemented a distributed Network Management System that scaled to over 1 million managed ports. Previous to XYLAN, Mr. Schonholz was the Manager for Server Software at Disney OnLine. Prior thereto, Mr. Schonholz had two small tenures at JPL and Netcount, and during 1994 and 1995, Mr. Schonholz worked at Prudential Group Insurance – WGO, as a member of the Information Superhighway Committee, where he developed a series of web based applications in Perl, C/C++, HTML and syBase.
Mr. Schonholz graduated from the University of California at Santa Barbara in 1993 with a B.A. in Mathematics.