Striving to amount to something more than a hill of beans in this crazy world



I am currently a Senior Development Manager at Bazaarvoice, an Austin-based software company developing products that connect brands and retailers to consumers through authentic word of mouth interactions.   Prior to Bazaarvoice, I was a Director of Development at Convio, a leading provider of software solutions that enable nonprofit organizations to raise funds and cultivate relationships with their constituents.   Convio was acquired by Blackbaud in 2012.   I have also held management, software engineering, and software trainer positions at IBM / Tivoli Systems, Compu-Train, and Synergis.


I am a graduate of Purdue University in Computer Science.


If you would like to contact me, please email:  peartree at pobox dot com. 


My wife, Sara Poirier, can be reached at:  sarasail at pobox dot com.