Hello, I'm Mike Ross, and I turn creative ideas into useable technology on the web and on devices.

Seasoned Developer and creative technologist with years of experience developing complex web based applications and online presences for top brands and companies.

I learn, create, teach, adapt and motivate.

Front End Development





MRM // McCann

Associate Director of Technology

Business Experience

  • Manage a industry-leading team of developers
  • Manage scoping, planning, and developing Interactive production for GM’s consumer-facing websites (,,,,,
  • Technical contact for projects within sister companies McCANN Worldgroup & Commonwealth//McCANN
  • Translate complex technologies and concepts into a vernacular that clients and co-owners easily understand
  • Liaison with all departments within MRM//McCANN (Project Management, Information Architecture, Account Management, Creative, Engineering, and Quality Assurance) to ensure on-time, on-budget project completion
  • Project estimation, candidate architecture proposals, and feature planning
  • Evangelize a passion for world-class Interactive experiences throughout the agency and network

Technical Experience

  • Expert experience in full stack Web development
  • Fundamentals in object-oriented design, data structures, algorithm design
  • Experience in Enterprise level software applications such as: AEM, Adobe CQ
  • Expert in modern client-side web technologies such as: HTML, CSS, Javascript
  • Knowledge of rapidly evolving development frameworks and libraries such as: jQuery, Node, Angular, Backbone, CoffeeScript, Bootstrap, Boilerplate, Compass
  • Experience in preprocessors like Grunt, Gulp, utilizing LESS or SASS
  • Experience with Responsive and Adaptive Web Design strategies and methodologies
  • Deep understanding of coding best practices including MVC, object-oriented principles, and design patterns
  • Experience integrating backend technologies such as Service Oriented Architectures, JSON and/or XML
  • Experience and a passion for iterative Software Development methodologies
  • Desire to work in a cross-functional environment, learning from others and collectively sharing accomplishments with others
  • Strong desire to build creative, pragmatic solutions and to learn as many applications, methodologies, and languages as possible

MRM // McCann

Team Lead, Interactive Development

  • Develop and maintain web presence for brands such as Chevrolet, Buick, GMC, Cadillac, and GM.
  • Maintain understanding of current web technologies or programming practices through continuing education, reading, or participation in professional conferences, workshops, or groups.
  • Leverage experience and knowledge to produce the best online experience using tools such as Adobe Flash, HTML5, jQuery and other well know web frameworks (Bootstrap, Node, Angular).
  • Incorporate technical considerations into web site design plans, such as budgets, equipment, performance requirements, or legal issues including accessibility, privacy, and brand requirements.
  • Evaluate code to ensure that it is valid, is properly structured, meets industry standards and is compatible with browsers, devices, or operating systems.
  • Create web models or prototypes that include physical, interface, logical, or data models.
  • Collaborate with management, other developers, and creative agencies to scope, document, and outline timing around all web projects.
  • Lead a group of developers to success by providing guidance through professional feedback, mentoring, and developmental goals.
  • Several company recognitions from Global President for outstanding work, and achievement.

International Academy of Design and Technology

Adjunct Instructor

  • Teach Object Oriented Programming principals and methodologies
  • Curriculum Development
  • Growth, Retention
  • Student Satisfaction
  • Research, Marketing, & Innovation.

International Academy of Design and Technology

Bachelors, Fine Art - Digital Media / 2010