About Me

I have a passion for helping people get better at getting better. Over my 20 year career, I’ve learned that I love building teams and products to solve real world needs.

I am currently not open to new full time opportunities.


2013 - Current
Twinkle Toes Software, LLC

Founder & President

I founded Twinkle Toes Software in 2013 on the belief that software products are most successful when the authors listen to and collaborate with their users. In this role, I am responsible for software development, operations, sales, financials, and customer service. This company is nimble - able to respond to change and adapt to challenges.

Twinkle Toes primarily provides professional services to support Booked Scheduler, a popular  scheduling application of which I am the author.

2019 - Present

Senior Architect & Development Manager

The mission of Dotmatics is to build the worlds largest scientific R&D platform.

I joined LabArchives, which was later acquired by Dotmatics, to build and launch a new product in their portfolio, and subsequently grow the software development team.

I am primarily responsible for the evolution of the LabArchives platform architecture. I am very active in daily application development.

I also help find, recruit, hire, and grow a talented team of software developers.

2018 - 2019

Senior Development Manager

I led 3 teams of engineers through enhancements and re-architecture of the systems responsible for Wayfair’s proprietary product replenishment process.

2016 - 2018
Pampered Chef

Engineering Manager

As a servant leader, I coached and managed 14 engineers across 3 teams, building skills in incremental software delivery.

Collaborating with our HR partners, I helped interview, hire, and build a new engineering team.

I created a technology internship program, coordinating on-campus presentations, designing an internship curriculum, hiring interns, and identifying conversion targets.

2014 - 2016
CDK Global

Development Manager

I started off managing a team of 3 people, eventually growing into coaching, mentoring, and managing 3 development teams totaling nearly 30 people spread across 4 locations.

As part of the platform team, I evaluated tools, technologies, vendors and solutions to ensure we build when needed and buy when it makes sense.

2013 - 2014
Falcon Insurance Company


I was responsible for overall architecture, design and technical vision for all of Falcon’s internal and customer-facing products, including underwriting, claims and insured systems.

As part of a small team, I led the adoption of Agile processes and tools including Octopus Deploy, TeamCity, Jira, Selenium, SpecFlow, nUnit, and Jasmine, putting structure around development and streamlining delivery.

2012 - 2013
Redbox Instant by Verizon

Principal Engineer

I was recruited to the redbox instant team to lead the architecture, design and development of platform systems and services as we launched redbox instant to market.

2005 - 2012

Principal Engineer and Development Manager

I joined redbox when it was a company of 30 people. Working on a small team of talented engineers, we utilized XP and lean practices like TDD and CD to drive redbox's explosive growth from 600 locations to nearly 25,000.

Eventually, I led the team responsible for building internal, enterprise systems used by our corporate and field employees.

2003 - 2015
Edward Don and Company

Web Developer

Working on a small team, I helped rewrite Don's B2B website from classic ASP to ASP.NET.


June 2003
DePaul Univeristy - Chicago

Bachelor of Science in Computer Science

DePaul University Presidential Scholar


  • Agile/XP/Lean
  • Architecure
  • Distributed Sytems
  • React
  • HTML5
  • Node
  • C#
  • Database Design
  • TDD
  • CI/CD
  • Cloud
  • Technical Leadership
  • PHP
  • OO Design


Booked has been a passion of mine since 2003. I feel immense pride every time I talk to someone about how it solved a need that no other product could.

Booked is used by Fortune 50 companies, leading universities, government agencies, and thousands of small businesses, clubs, and personal projects around the world.

Nick Korbel