Oliver is responsible for the technology and user experience that power DonorsChoose.org's unique philanthropic marketplace. Prior to joining the team, Oliver managed product engineering projects for Microsoft's new Internet search engine, now called Bing. He also helped start Microsoft Live Labs, an applied research laboratory for Internet technologies. Oliver joined Microsoft when the Windows division acquired EQuill, a venture-backed startup that he co-founded and led for three years as CEO. He is the co-inventor of 11 issued U.S. patents related to Internet search technologies. Oliver earned a Computer Science degree from Brown University and spent the first 13 years of his academic career attending New York City public schools.