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Earl Dulaney

Vice President of Software Development at Apprentice Information Systems, Inc.

Work experience


Manager of Software Development

Apprentice Information Systems

Managed the software development function for the company that develops software and hardware solutions for county governments in the state of Arkansas.  During my tenure we implemented Agile PLM and developed online and internal solutions for Assessors, Collectors, Treasurers, Clerks, and Circuit Clerks. 


Manager of Business Systems and Senior Programmer Analyst

DaySpring Cards, Inc.

Supported Sales and Product Development departments at DaySpring, a greeting card company that is a subsidiary of Hallmark.  Developed several key coroporate systems including an ASP.Net web ordering system for all our customers, a laptop ordering system for our remote sales force, and a project and workflow system for all departments.



ePluribus Systems

Systems development consultant.  Directed the migration from a legacy system to a new ERP at Saatchi and Saatchi X (formerly Thompson Murray) in Fayetteville, Arkansas.  Developed an EyeTracking System for Saatchi and Saatchi X.  Developed an Eye Tracking system for the CIA as a subcontractor to Veridical Research and Design in Bozeman, MT. 


VP of R&D

Mercari Technologies

Directed the vision of product development for an internet-based venture capital funded technology startup company.  Implemented new technologies including Optimization to reduce inventory levels at retailers while maximizing profitability of the category.  Engaged in projects with several large CPG companies in Northwest Arkansas for implementation of the recommended category layouts in Wal-Mart stores.


VP of Store Systems

Advantica Restaurant Group

Collaborated with an executive team to completely redesign and restructure business processes company wide.  Negotiated the agreement to outsource the IT function to IBM Global Services.


Director of Store Systems


Created the Store Systems function at KFC to support 700 corporate stores.  Directed the development, testing, and rollout and training of new back office system and POS systems for corporate stores. 


Senior Director of Application Development

Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.

Managed the entire Application Development function.  During my tenure, we were implementing Just-in-Time inventory systems, warehouse scanning, Retail Link, and store satellite network.




Managed the HR function including payroll, benefits, recruiting, compensation, and corporate communication


Systems Engineer


Supported several clients in Little Rock in installation and use of IBM systems.



Central High School


MS Office (Outlook, Excel, Access, Word)
Optimization and LP
MS Office Automation
VB.Net and C#.Net
SQL Server

US Patent 6341269


Executive manager of world-class IT organizations including Wal-Mart, KFC, Advantica Restaurants, Mercari Technologies, and Hallmark. Interested in IT management position.  Particularly interested in using Optimization technology applied to retail and logistics.

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