Frank

Recommendations OF FRANK VILLA-ABRILLE

Amplifi Commerce

“I’ve worked with Frank at three different companies now, and he’s been a standout performer at each one. At Amplifi Commerce, I was particularly impressed by his adeptness at cross-functional leadership, using persuasion and a clear commitment to teamwork to align various groups and personalities for success. Frank is very knowledgeable about user experience (UX), development processes and standards, team management, and ecommerce, not to mention analytics and reporting. I highly recommend him for any opportunity and look forward to the chance to work with him again.”
Douglas Hollinger, Vice President, Central Region at Amplifi Commerce
December 3, 2013
“Frank is an ideal person to work with – knowledgeable, responsive, communicative, and reliable. As Sr. Director at Amplifi Frank ran a tight ship while managing numerous complex projects and driving fast paced growth within his front-end development team. He was able to quickly assess talent and, equally as important, attract them into joining his team. His genuine interest in his team’s well being also created an uncommon loyalty in his group. I would gladly work with Frank again!”
John Foss, Business Development Manager at Equity Staffing Group
July 16, 2013
“I had the great pleasure in working with Frank @ Amplifi Commerce. Frank has always been there for me in supporting my accounts, whether it’s helping me in resource management of the front-end developers he managed or providing front-end architecture support. I really appreciate his patience and leadership in helping guide the team through the various challenges we experience during a project engagement. I highly recommend Frank and hope to work with him again in the future.”
Emil Loreto, Client Partner at Amplifi Commerce
July 8, 2013
“I had the pleasure of working with Frank while he was with Amplifi Commerce on multiple, simultaneous hiring initiatives for Front End Developers and Integration Specialists. Frank supported multiple projects in an extremely fast-paced environment. He is very unique in his ability to efficiently navigate the challenges of recruiting candidates with rare skill sets, while also bringing a deep technical understanding to each interview. Frank is truly a rare talent who exudes a high level of knowledge, efficiency and ethics in his all of his business practices. I look forward to working with Frank again in the near future.”
Quinn Nagurney, Account Manager at The Insource Group
July 3, 2013
“Frank is one of the brightest front end development experts I’ve worked with in my career. He is an expert in the latest programming technologies in the J2EE and markup space. In addition to Frank’s technical expertise, he’s also a very approachable and pragmatic leader. He looks at technology with the sole focus of solving business problems for a specific client. One size does not fit all for Frank… He was a pleasure to work with and I hope to cross paths with him in the very near future.”
Harry Bennett, Global Vice President at Amplifi Commerce
June 29, 2013
“I had a great pleasure working with Frank on several key projects at Amplifi Commerce. Throughout all of our engagements I could always count on Frank for UI related scoping, best practices and most of all his management skills. Frank has always come through in making sure he himself and his team delivered on time and with consistent quality. Frank is a hardworking individual who takes pride in his work and his integrity is second to none.”
Vitaly Krasny, ATG Project Manager at Amplifi Commerce
June 24, 2013
“As the Director or the Endeca Practice at the time, I worked closely with Frank on project planning, staffing, and other internal initiatives pertaining to Endeca front-end development and best practices around e-commerce implementations. Frank is a very intelligent, hard-working professional, and we often shared ideas around what we could do to improve our adjoining (and sometimes overlapping) services. I can only hope I have the pleasure to work with him again some day.”
Dan Andersson, Vice President, Platform Services at Amplifi Commerce
June 23, 2013
“Frank has been one of the trusted and reliable person to work with. As a Sr. Director he helped out the project not only during the inception phases with the estimations, FED planning, strategy, resource allocation but was also completely focused on delivery, helping the project execution and seeing it succeed. He is highly skilled, knowledgeable and dedicated individual. Always willing to help out whenever he can, be it fixing issues, laying out project strategy or helping in project executions across the board. I would highly recommend Frank in any engagements.”
Gopal Nayak, Director of Technology, Central Region at Amplifi Commerce
May 27, 2013
“I worked with Frank at Amplifi Commerce. We worked together closely on allocating Front End Developers & Integrators across various projects. Frank truly has a knack for choosing the best resources with the best skill sets for each applicable project. As the Capacity Planner for Amplifi Commerce it is truly a pleasure working with Frank as he always responds to all staffing inquiries in a timely manner and expedites filling any outstanding staffing needs. Frank is an asset to Amplifi Commerce as he would be for any company!”
Chandelynn McKinney, Capacity Planner / Resource Manager at Amplifi Commerce
May 8, 2013
“Frank is a knowledgable, poised resource in the high-pressure, short deadline world of e-commerce consulting. He adds to the credibility of the group with his thoughtful, guiding interactions with clients and quality work that matches the client’s need. I very much look forward to our next opportunity to work together.”
Justin Burrows, Business Architect at Amplifi Commerce
May 6, 2013
“Frank is an outstanding eCommerce executive. He walks the fine line between managing the team and staying technically sharp with outstanding results. As a Sr.Director of Amplifi Commerce’s Consulting Services (Front End Practice), he is able to keep the myriad projects & tasks the team was doing very organized and on track even with the high pace at which we work. He is very highly skilled in the business and technical arena, is very attentive to detail, consistently looks ahead at the “big picture” implications of current efforts.Frank is someone you would always want to work with. I highly recommend him for any leadership role on IT side as well as on eCommerce side.”
Swathi Vaddempudi, QA Manager at Amplifi Commerce
May 6, 2013
“Frank helped me manage my remote Front End Development team on my project, and was invaluable to not only keeping the team on-track, but also providing oversight on my behalf. He was extremely communicative, and helped me understand pitfalls or strategy gaps that I might have otherwise missed. Frank is articulate, extremely quick on his feet/adaptable, and is willing to make the extra effort to make other people’s jobs easier. I would not have picked a better FED manager, and I’m happy to have worked with him during my short time at Amplifi.”
Juan (Josh) Zamora, Sr. Project Manager at Amplifi Commerce
May 3, 2013
“As a Director of Front-End Development at Amplifi Commerce I have worked with Frank directly on technical delivery while we were engaged with lululemon.com. Frank is outstanding to work with, replies readily and rapidly to my inquiries or those of the client. I had him on site with me at the client for a few weeks and they just loved his knowledge, tact, and get-to-it-ness. If there is an FE issue that needs assistance, Frank is always obliging. I appreciate his diligence and have the highest regard for his work ethic and people presence.”
Allan Ekberg, Sr. Project / Program Manager at Amplifi Commerce
September 30, 2012
“Frank has a very comprehensive understanding of the various front end technologies. He is very committed to leading a team of front end developers to satisfy the needs of the most demanding clients. When push comes to shove, Frank the Tank gets it done!”
Evarist Lobo, Technical Architect at Amplifi Commerce
September 12, 2012
“Frank led the front end development team on a fast paced and extremely complex project. He was always a pleasure to deal with and delivered fantastic results, on time and under budget. He also helped push our businesses thinking with creative solutions and new ideas. I would not hesitate to work with frank again.”
Karl Walsh, VP of Technology, Product Development & User Experience at ArchetypeMe
August 28, 2012
“Frank was excellent to work with – highly skilled, flexible and very responsive – I look forward to having the opportunity to work with Frank again in the future.”
David O’Donovan, Director of Technology at ArchetypeMe
August 24, 2012
“I had the pleasure of working with Frank to build out an e-commerce site, and was impressed with his responsiveness, professionalism, and deep knowledge of web standards. I would be thrilled to hire his firm on another project and work with him again in the future.”
Michaela Drapes, Content Management Systems Lead at ArchetypeMe
August 20, 2012
“Tight timelines usually give way to ambiguous and, incomplete requirements. For user interface development this usually spells trouble. Unless, Frank is involved. I have worked with Frank on 2 eCommerce rollouts and in both cases he proved to be a great collaborator and educator. He stepped up, asked the right questions, overcame requirement gaps and helped develop a user interface that renders and functions beautifully on the desktop, but also feels and looks great on mobile/tablet. All in all I can’t wait to work with Frank again.”
Zameer Andani, Solution Architect at iviva.com, lululemon.com, lululemon athletica
December 16, 2011

Villa-Abrille Ventures Inc.

“Frank is the kind of talent you always keep an eye out to have on your team. Both knowledgable and skilled, he brings his expertise to each and every project, proving the best possible solutions. Frank can not be more highly recommended.”
Michael Malphurs, Owner of Malphurs Interactive
May 11, 2013
“Frank has been awesome to work with! As a Senior UI Developer, Frank is always mindful of schedules and consistently produces quality products within the timeframe and budget. I look forward to working with Frank on many more projects to come!”
Krystal Baldwin, Owner of Fork Solutions, LLC
March 11, 2010

Southwest Airlines

“Frank is a great asset to any team. I had the privilege of working with him directly on a high profile project. His proactive approach to solution design is something you can’t coach. He is someone that will go the extra mile to make sure the work is done correctly and on time. He is a great team member and requires little supervision. Frank also takes on additional tasks as he managed an offshore team as well as continue to provide value on a consistent basis. I can’t wait to work with Frank in the future, he adds value to any team.”
Robert Cowart, Senior Analyst at Southwest Airlines
June 14, 2011
“Frank is a amazing UI developer, Information Architect and Designer. As part of the southwest.com team Frank was our lead designer / developer / thinker. He was responsible for taking complex UI requirements and translating them into beautiful visualisations of how the application should look and behave. Frank has an amazing ability to think and communicate visually. If you need a designer / developer for your application or website Frank is the web ninja for you!!!”
Jeff Loukas, Manager at Southwest Airlines
June 2, 2011

BravoTech, consulting at Nokia

“Frank showed ongoing commitment towards delivering the highest quality of UX design for the projects at hand. His persistence resulted in consistently meeting or exceeding objectives while he also provided excellent support to his peers to achieve the common goals. I appreciated his passion, creativity and positive attitude in solving real business challenges and turning seemingly complex business scenarios into simple “visual solutions”. As a business owner for his work, I was very pleased with the thoughtfulness of the deliverables and the way Frank presented his content in a concise, yet well understood manner.”
Gabor Sebok, Manager, CRM Processes and Tools at Nokia
February 6, 2009
“Over the past 2 years, I’ve had the immense pleasure of working closely with Frank on web analytics initiatives. With Frank’s depth of knowledge in all things web, and in particular, analytics, we were able to build and implement a targeted metrics strategy for the new nokiaforbusiness.com web portal. Frank has an unparalleled commitment to customer service and a warm and personable style that sets him apart. Any team of which Frank is a member is a team destined for success.”
Kim McNab-Jenkins, Online Marketing Manager at Nokia
January 12, 2009
“I’ve worked with Frank at Nokia for several years now and can always count on him to provide quality work on time. He is dependable, thorough and a pleasure to deal with. He has strong customer skills and is always looking for ways to improve service and satisfaction. A delight to work with – I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Frank!”
Terry Young, Senior Manager, Interactive, Business Mobility Global Marketing at Nokia
December 16, 2008
“Frank is very committed and diligent worker and an experienced user experience specialist thriving in a fast-paced and changing project environment and definitely an asset to any organization. It’s been pleasure to have Frank in my project teams during the past two years, and I’m looking forward to continuing to work together with him in the future.”
Tomi Helkearo, Product Manager at Nokia
April 2, 2008

Hawkeye

“Frank is well-organized and willing to go the extra mile on any project. He is repeatedly thrown projects in which he has to learn new technology and he comes up with the solution in record time. I would not hesitate to recommend him to anyone…”
Jonathan Stevens, Senior Interactive Designer at Hawkeye | GROUP
August 2, 2007
“I had the pleasure of working with Frank twice in my professional career… and I cannot wait to have the opportunity to work with him again. Frank is innovative, dependable and a great team player. He excels in both the technology and user experience areas while conducting himself with the highest of professionalism with clients and team members. He is just awesome!”
Shi Jin Lee, Sr. Interactive Developer at Hawkeye | GROUP
July 27, 2008

Nokia

Frank has been a pleasure to work with. He is always reliable and very open and responsive to questions.
Erin Caffey, User Experience Professional at Perceptive Sciences, Corp.
September 1, 2005
“At Nokia, Frank is something of a living legend. He delivers the highest quality, always on time, and makes those around him better. We actually use him to educate our vendors! Besides his extraordinary skills, he makes for a wonderful colleague: friendly, always looking to help out, willing to go the extra mile. If you ever get the chance, hire him. Immediately.”
Douglas Hollinger, User Experience Architect at Nokia
September 15, 2005
“Frank is extremely knowledgeable about all manner of front-end coding issues. Additionally, he understands usability and is an advocate for user-centered design. But what really sets Frank apart is his kind and helpful attitude, coupled with professionalism and a truly exemplary work ethic. Anyone would be fortunate to have the opportunity to work with Frank.”
Nancy Garcia English, User Experience Specialist at Nokia
August 31, 2005
“What an incredible developer, and a really great guy! I’ve been blessed to be able to work alongside such a talented individual, someone who’s advanced my own thinking and who, in my opinion, is tops amongst his peers.”
Darin Burris, User Experience Specialist at Nokia
March 12, 2007
“It’s rare to find someone like Frank, one of the few talented front-end developers who enbraces, understands and promotes user-centered design principles. Frank generates clean, lean and well-formed code for web/mobile sites and Internet application. Usability carried down to the code. Additionally, his insights and actionable recommendations for site improvements based on his preparation, collection and valuation of web metrics data are outstanding.”
Raymund Evora, User Experience Specialist, User Interface Design and Development at Nokia, Inc.
March 14, 2007
“Frank can be considered an expert in the areas of online user experience. He has worked on some of the projects in my program and I was very much satisfied with his deliverables. He has a “team player” attitude, is punctual and delivers his tasks on time. I am certain he will be an asset to any organization.”
Reza Rahman, Program Manager (E-commerce) at Nokia
August 1, 2007
“I highly recommend Frank. He is one of the most dedicated and quality conscious individuals I have had the pleasure to work with. I have worked with Frank for over 5 years on various projects. His work has always been on or ahead of schedule and always of the highest quality. Frank does more than just complete tasks. He analyzes and recommends more efficient and effective way to accomplish the overall goal. His work is consistent and precise.”
Kenneth Ertle, Progam/Project Manager, Customer Engagement Applications at Nokia
August 1, 2007
“Frank consistently produced artifacts of top notch quality under very challenging circumstances. His commitment towards superior information architecture & usability design principals combined with his disciplined attitude towards his deliverables enabled him to produce artifacts with inherent outstanding quality. Frank gave what it took (& more) to meet his objectives ahead of reasonable expectations. His resourcefulness is self evident in his ability & judgment to identify tasks that need to get tackled in order to achieve certain goals while mitigating the risk. When it comes to sound & progressive principals of Information architecture & usability design, Frank has always exceeded my expectations. I would trust Frank’s advise for any complex usability challenge in a heartbeat. His exceptional skills are self evident in the quality of various usability solutions that he implemented during various projects that we worked together Frank has always gone out of his way to share what he knows & assist other team members. Frank’s personality makes it very easy to work him. He has always been mindful of varying levels of technical capabilities of business during his interactions with them has always effectively served as a “bridge” between users & technical teams by capturing the concept visually. I consider myself very fortunate to have had a colleague like Frank. I admire & respect him for his honesty, integrity, creativity, enthusiasm & insight to visually express a concept or a business need.”
Shah Sidi, Application Architect at Nokia
August 1, 2007
“I’ve worked Frank at Nokia and Scient for nearly 8 years and can’t think of a more talented, dedicated and professional colleague. His in-depth knowledege of front-end development technologies, web analytics and user experience make him a tremendous asset to any team. I’d jump at the chance to work with Frank again.”
Darin Marshall, User Experience Architect at Nokia
August 1, 2007
“I worked with Frank as a peer for several months. I know him to be a highly knowledgeable, hardworking, and dedicated developer. He is also a cooperative and friendly team player with a highly professional demeanor. If you need someone who is talented, gets along with people, and will make a great impression on clients, look no further.”
Danielle Mailloux Arvanitis, User Experience Specialist at Nokia
August 1, 2007
“Frank is a dedicated professional with a keen eye for what makes an excellent online user experience. His skills and knowledge, combined with his easy-going and friendly manner, make him an asset to any team.”
Tammy Ammon, Marketing Manager – User Experience & Analysis at Nokia
October 21, 2007

Rare Medium

“Frank is a unique design tech. He has the technical skills but also has great communication skills in working side-by-side with designers, making sure the marriage of design and development flows smoothly and the end product is a success. He has a diverse background of experience and would be a fantastic addition to any team, especially where communication skills are a must.”
Kara McCain, Senior Visual Designer at Rare Medium
August 1, 2007
“Frank is one of those rare individuals that has the ability to bridge the worlds of creative design and technology. As a DT at Rare Medium, Frank was known for his attention to detail in transforming creative concepts and ideas into working Web sites. I would recommend Frank to anyone seeking a hard-working and detail-oriented Web developer.”
John South, Senior Vice President at Rare Medium
August 6, 2007