Summary

With over 10 years experience in IT from large enterprise projects to small start ups I have assembled a wide variety of skills. In the enterprise environments I had done business requirements documentation, development, managing small teams of developers, as well as working in the client services area. The highlight of my start-up experience is founding a company called http://www.usedeverywhere.com which is a successful classified ads site similar to craigslist.org.

Work History

Work History
Mar 2010 - Present

Founder

Efreeme.com

Newer Version: Redesigned and rebuilt the entire stack using Ruby on Rails.

Older Version: Developed and maintained all the code, database, servers and the entire stack from bottom to the top. Using CSS, Jquery, Javascript, Zope, Python, Postgresql, Google Analytics, Google Applications, Apache (modrewrite and modproxy) and Ubuntu to build the entire website. Managed the business and helped guide the marketing direction.

Oct 2010 - Present

Technical Architect

Revenue Services Group

Developed the technical side of SredClaimPro.com with one other developer. SredClaimPro is an online Scientific Research and Experimental Development tax credit tool. This software product bypasses the need for knowing complicated CRA (Canada Revenue Agency) tax laws, rules and calculations and generates a finished a form ready to be submitted to the CRA (Canada Revenue Agency).

Sep 2009 - Feb 2010

Owner Operator

PlentyOfTweeps.com

A Ruby on Rails project, worked on the Twitter API as well as integration with Google Maps when searching for a postal code. Used SVN and switched to Github later for source control and Capistrano for automated deployment. Using test driven development we quickly built the most successful Twitter Dating site today and were even mentioned by founders of Twitter.

Apr 2009 - Sep 2009

Business Analyst / Database Administrator

Sutton Realty

Using Microsofts .NET, MSSQL, Crystal Reports and and Microsoft source control we built a enterprise application for the Realtors and Conveyancers to be able to enter in contractual information, and store it. My role in this project was business analyst to help define the scope and come up with technical solutions. Worked on a team of 4 people, with daily scrum type meetings and performed demo's of work completed at the end of the week. I took this contract to learn the Microsoft .NET, Crystal Reports, and MSSQL technologies.

Jun 2005 - Feb 2007

Owner / Application Architect

UsedEverywhere.com

From a seed of $12,000 in startup funds I grew this company to $300,000 in revenue/year with 5 sales people and 2 moderators. Using Zope, Postgresql, Apache, some interesting marketing tactics and a shrewd eye for directing the company I was able to make inroads in one of the most competitive market spaces on the Internet. My duties included: data modeling, database administration, server administration, UIĀ  design, programming and managing sales teams.

Feb 2001 - Jun 2005

Business Analyst

Canfor - Genus Resource Management Technologies

Using Powerbuilder, Oracle, Erwin, .NET and some Python we developed software applications to keep track of inventory of logs and forests. Genus then expanded out to Environmental Management Systems and water quality control type software. I was in charge of the "Stumpage" modules which was a complicated set of mathematical calculations to determine the amount that needed to be paid to the government for harvesting the trees off crown land. My duties were to ensure an accurate stumpage fees and to allow companies to run "What if" scenarios. Canfor and Weyerhaeuser were two of the largest clients that GenusRMT supported. Towards the end of my tenure at Genus I was being moved to "Client Services" to help new clients come on board and integrate the Genus RMT product with their businesses.

Jul 1999 - Apr 2000

Lead Programmer

Online Business Systems

A consultant for Online Business Systems using Powerbuilder and Oracle we developed forestry software for a company called Northwood which later became Canfor. I was sent to Prince George from Winnipeg and in charge of development for a system called "Logs Production". Working with management, other developers and end users we quickly developed a system for keeping track of each log that Northwood had harvested.

Jul 1998 - Jun 1999

Programmer/Analyst

EDS

Working at a client site called "NISA" which was a Federal government program to provide income subsidy to farmers in low income years. Used Powerbuilder, Sybase, Unix, PVCS and a strict set of system methodologies to develop a financial application to keep track of payments made to farmers.

Education

Education
Mar 1997 - Jun 1998

Computer Analyst Programmer Course

Red River College

Graduated with honors.