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System Integration
Project Managment
System Deployment
Team Management & Development
Software Architecture & Design
Java
Proficient in object oriented programming in Java. Projects include:   Custom Web Site Modules Media Delivery System Desktop Media Downloader and Authorizer Web Services Applications Data Processing Applications    

Interest

Vintage Computer Games and Consoles

Soccer

Music

GiveCode.net - a site I'm starting to help non-profits with technical problems

Work experience

Jan 2012Present

VP, Information Services

Douglas Shaw & Associates

Technical leader and manager for Douglas Shaw & Associates. Duties include consulting with clients on technology and process, bringing new technology to the business, management of resources, budget planning, process definition, vendor management, and reporting.

  • Developed and grew the IT department hiring three new positions to the comany
  • Successfully implemented an ETL engine allowing flexible ingestion of over 30 client databases
  • Led design and implementation of a common database and reporting database creating a single code base that improved quality and scaling.
  • Researched new vendors that progressed to successful client integrations: Exact Target, Silverpop, Site Catalyst (Omniture), Valid (Automated NCOA), Push2Pay (donation payment gateway).
  • Launched 5 sites on the Amazon EC2 Platform with custom written Wordpress modules.
  • Managed Data Analysts, Business Analysts, Project Managers, Software Engineers, and Quality Assurance.
20102012

Director, Information Technology

LibreDigital an RR Donnelley Company

Manager of technical operations for all of LibreDigital's systems. Duties include management of resources, budget planning, strategy, process definition, and governance. Up to 15 direct reports including Software Engineers, System Administrators, Database Architects, System Architects, and Project Managers.

  • Designed and led overhauls to the company's deployment, monitoring, support, and maintenance strategies bringing service levels back into compliance.
  • Organized department to better track progress and communicate with stakeholders using the Agile methodology in IT.
  • Designed system level solutions and assisted implementation in LibreDigital's hybrid private and public cloud infrastructure
20082010

Senior Director of Technology

Symtio
Technology leader for a division start-up inside Zondervan Publishing. Responsible for hiring and developing a team of up to 20 software architects, software engineers, and project managers to build an ecommerce and media platform.
  • Responsible for researching and choosing technologies for the platform within limited time and budget constraints
  • Met with clients and vendors in a technical sales and integration role resulting in partnerships with HarperCollins, Family Christian Stores, Tangle (GodTube), Bible Gateway, and others
  • Web Services Design and Implementation
  • EDI Translation and Transaction Service
  • Adobe Content Server 4 Integration
  • Desktop Multithreaded Downloader and Media Export Application
Dec 2007Sep 2008

Principal Consultant

Sogeti

Rules Engines and Business Process Execution Practice Lead - Chicago. Mentored junior consultants and acted as team lead. Participated in technology considerations and estimations for potential clients.Technical Designer for WebSphere 6 Enhancements. Omron omron247.comTeam Lead for Web Services and System Integrations. Sears Holdings servicelive.com

Mar 2002Nov 2007

Director of Technology

Calumet Photographic

Responsible for managing all technical projects and resources for development of Calumet's global ecommerce system. Acted as systems architect, designing integrations with enterprise systems, enhancements to the ecommerce platform, and evaluating new technologies for the business.

  • Transformed Calumet's ecommerce system from a legacy framework to cutting edge open source frameworks.
  • Automated import of data from three enterprise systems into the web platform daily.
  • Enhanced ecommerce engine including group pricing and multi-warehousing.
  • Constructing catalog feeds engine for 10 affiliate campaigns with different requirements - shop.com, shopping.com, shopzilla, google base, commission junction, yahoo shopping, and others.
  • Project Lead/Developer for Amazon merchant integration
  • Project Lead/Developer for CNET Integration

Education

Aug 1997May 1999

Masters of Art

Eastern Illinois University
19941997

Bachelors of Music

Eastern Illinois Unitversity