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Systems/Software Development & Implementation, Requirements Management, Staff Development, Vendor Management

Social Web, Blogger, Wordpress, Digital Photography, Photoblogging



Highly skilled technology manager with extensive experience guiding the development of complex enterprise systems and programs. Expertise across the full breadth of the software development lifecycle, from requirements gathering through analysis, development, test, and implementation. In-depth experience in government contracting. Motivational leader and builder of high-performing teams of technical professionals. Excellent communication, presentation, and relationship management skills, with the demonstrated ability to present complex information to audiences of varying degrees of technical sophistication. Experienced in business and proposal development.

  • Mixture of government contractor and internet start up experience that provides unique insight into risks and advantages of various development processes and their implementation.
  • Proficient in all phases of the project management life cycle, process groups, and knowledge areas. Advanced knowledge and interest in planning, scope, and communications management
  • Fundamental ability to manage multiple projects concurrently within dynamic and matrixed or projectized environments of rapidly changing business and client priorities
  • Accomplished leadership experience in process and quality planning and improvement, including industry recognized CMMI process implementation
  • Extensive experience managing large, long-term, and complex development projects with budgets up to $5M and schedule length beyond 12 months
  • Proficient in enterprise program management tools including eProject, UNANet and Microsoft Project Professional
  • Technical leader with proven front and back-end development skills as well as expertise in user interface design, accessibility, information architecture and content management.
  • Social media savvy and an active participant in the MD/VA/DC tech community.Builder of online communities mainly revolving around digital photography and leader/organizer of Photowalk DC, a Facebook group with 170 members that meets monthly.

Work experience

Mar 2008Feb 2010

VP, Product Development

WorthPoint, Inc

As Director, Product Development managed the Agile development process for the maintenance and enhancement of the WorthPoint website.Baseline was built on the Drupal CMS utilizing 200+ modules and contained over 2 million nodes.Development team consisted of a local lead engineer and offshore developers in Illigan City, Philippines.

·Managed 30 plus developers locally and off-shore.Traveled to off-shore contractor facilities in Philippines to oversee implementation of new development processes and team structure.

·Work with product owners to populate backlog, prioritize tasks, and monitor sprints.Managed each product owner as their own project including Product Manager, Sales, Taxonomy/Operations, Marketing, Content and Data Loading.

WorthPoint acquired GoAntiques in the winter of 2009 and the development efforts were migrated to their offices/team in Columbus, OH.Product Development Director role migrated to a Vice President position with the responsibility of overseeing all efforts pertaining to software maintenance and new development.The development team for this consisted of a team of 8 software engineers and quality assurance personnel in Columbus.

·Supported the migration of all content from Drupal to a Grails/Wordpress architecture.Developed the new WorthPoint theme for Wordpress and migrated existing content of over 3000 articles.

·Managed requirements and developers efforts for new functionality and efforts including the following:

oCreation of backend management system for support staff to monitor and troubleshoot customer issues

oMigration of e-commerce from VeriSign to Paypal

oCreation of coupon codes to allow for discount offerings of all WorthPoint products

oEstablished weekly newsletter with subscription option

oManaged efforts to define an all-encompassing taxonomy for antiques and collectibles.Internal subject matter experts defined the top two node levels.Designed and oversaw the development of a patented crowd sourced solution to define further levels through the use of a custom wiki. Launched Alpha version of the wiki in January 2010.

oSupported various SEO improvements within the site.Efforts resulted in an average of 100k daily unique visitors to the site in December.

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