David Dahl

Summary

Senior manager with broad background in Software Development, Product Development, Operations, Quality Assurance and IT. Proven ability to create successful technical organizations whose accomplishments align with corporate goals.

Leadership and Management

  • Experienced in aligning technical groups with strategic business needs
  • Highly skilled at building and retooling teams
  • Excellent internal and external executive communication skills
  • Experienced in both Linux / Open-Source and Microsoft technologies
  • Expert understanding of complete development process, architecture, and associated business
  • implications

Personal Characteristics

  • Goal-oriented, focused, with a proven track record of results
  • Adept at working toward collaborative solutions when possible and quick to shoulder critical
  • decisions when necessary
  • Ability to balance technical execution with corporate objectives and expectations
  • Skilled at building customer-focused teams and promoting innovation

Work History

Work History

VP Software Development

Orbitz

CTO

SpringCM

SpringCM is the first on-demand document management system built on Microsoft Internet technologies.

Responsibilities

  • Develop and manage budget of $3MM
  • Lead all aspects of Product Management, Software Development, Operations Engineering, and Quality Assurance
  • Ownership of full life-cycle of product development and maturity, from concept through development, rollout, and operational supportSuccessful full-site upgrades every 6-8 weeks

Accomplishments

  • Revived stalled Product and Software Development efforts to quickly launch initial application by focusing on obtainable goals
  • Grew inexperienced technical team of three to a mature group of 25 across all disciplines
  • Retooled User Interface by utilizing best practices of sound cognitive design
  • Designed metrics-based operational and development processes to all teams on relevant key performance indicators
  • Grew operational capacity to support current customers plus 2 quarters of growth
  • Product uptime 99.98% for trailing 3 months
  • Average annual employee turnover rate of 1 employee

VP Software Development

OptionMonster

OptionMonster is a start-up Financial Services firm with two divisions Media and Brokerage. Media provides delivers securities trading tips and analysis through web-based subscriptions. OptionMonster Brokerage is a fullfeatured online trading platform for retail customers. All technology is based on open-source software and commodity hardware.

Responsibilities

  • Charting the direction and leading software development teams for both Media and Brokerage
  • Ensure technical direction continually maps to corporate goals
  • Influence over QA direction and Infrastructure direction
  • Act as Software Development liaison to off-shore development partner (Bangalore, India)
  • Reviewed and responsible for all technical architecture and design decisions

Accomplishments

  • Relocated and rebuilt Media software development team
  • Relaunched Media website www.optionmonster.com
  • Built Brokerage Software Development Team
  • Developed Technical Council consisting of Development and Infrastructure to improve communication and accountability between onshore and offshore technical teams
  • Introduced and championed deliberate project planning and tracking to allowing management to understand priorities and accountability