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Working knowledge of Objective-C and the iOS development environment.
git and SVN
Full understanding of both git and SVM for source management.  Developed git based remote repository workflow to ensure consistency across development team.
Solid knowledge of SQL and it's application in Ruby on Rails.  Extensive experience using SQL for ad hoc reporting
Ruby on Rails
Excellent understanding of Ruby and Ruby on Rails.  Strong knowledge of object oriented design principals and how to apply them in real-world web applications.


Work experience



Mark Software LLC

Founder and Technical Lead. Providing custom Web and iOS application design, development and support. We build custom applications tailored to the unique needs of individual businesses.


Director IT Business Applications

Riverbed Technology

Responsible for managing the RPM Division Business Application Development Team. Providing development and support of the custom web applications used 24x7 by both staff and customers.

Specific Applications/Services include:

  • Single Sign-on and Account Management
  • License Registration Services
  • SAAS Application Portal

AVP, Business Applications

OPNET Technologies, Inc

Responsible for managing the Business Application Development Team.  The team of six developers and two DBAs is responsible for the development and support of the web applications at OPNET.  These applications are used to support all aspects of the business and are used 24x7 by both OPNET staff and customers.  

In 2006, I managed the transition of the OPENT development team from their legacy 4D development environment to the use of Ruby on Rails for all application development.

In addition to managing the overall development activities, I continue to be be actively involved in hands-on development of new applications as well as adding new features to existing apps.  Some specific examples include:

  • Designed and developing a Software as a service (SAAS) administrative application.  Providing end-user account management, bill plan selection, user authentication, and administrative interface
  • Designed and developed eCommerce site to allow users to perform evals and directly purchase products.  Included interfaces for both the client and internal administration.  Included REST interfaces to remote systems for integration with orders/invoices as well as licensing.
  • Developed Account Manager Quadrant Report.  Provides both the account manager and his director a graphical dashboard to better visualize how effectively they are communicating with potential new customers vs repeat customers.

President/Lead Developer

Pelican Software, Inc.

Co-founder of Pelican Software, an independent Software Consultancy.  Technical Lead for software development projects:

  • Designed and developed a web application to manage user conference organization and online registration.
  • Program Manager and lead developer for the Operation Management System, a commercial client server database application for managing video post production facilities.
  • Lead developer for the MultiLinx engineering analysis application.  (Awarded the 1997 NASA Space Act Award for innovative software)

Program Manager/Sr Developer

GRC International

Provided Program Management and Software Development to the Department of Defense and NASA 

  • NASA - Paths Data System supporting Space Station Program
  • NASA - Range Safety Database to Support the Eastern Test Range Range Safety Program Office
  • GRC - Skills Database to track division wide technical staff skills and experience
  • Ballistic Missile Defense Organization - Technology assessment database

Program Manager/Engineer


  • Program Manager, Air Defense Initiative Program (1986 - 1988)
  • Technology Development Engineer, Tech. Planning Office (1984 - 1986)

Flight Test Engineer/Director

  • Flight Test Engineer for the Full Scale Development of the joint USAF/USN Advanced Medium Range Air-to-Air Missile (AMRAAM) System



Mar 2011Present

Mastering Ruby on Rails

Pragmatic Studio
Apr 2008Present

Advanced Rails

Pragmatic Studio
Nov 2007Present

Advanced Ruby

Pragmatic Studio
Jan 2007Present

The Rails Edge

Pragmatic Studio