Matt Ranlett

Matt Ranlett

Work experience

Work experience

Principal Consultant

Principal Consultant, Information Worker Virtual Solution Team

SharePoint 2007, VB.Net 2.0, C# 2.0, ASP.Net, Windows Forms, SQL Server 2005, SSIS, SSRS, Windows Server 2003, Windows Vista

Internal Projects:

Guiding Principals

  • Designed and implemented internal mentoring program which takes into account a variety of skill levels, work experience, and geographic locations.

Technical Sales

  • Assisted sales personel with technical sales in a wide variety of in person, telephone based, and webcast based interactions.
  • Created proposals, service orders, and assorted methodology documents for use on sales calls.

Client Projects:

Showtime (CBS subsidiary)

  • Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 design and planning project to create a replacement intranet designed for use by hundreds of employees nationwide.
  • Evaluation of third party software components including CorasWorks Workplace Suite to accomplish custom requirements vs. the functionality available out of the box with Search web parts
  • Interviews with 30 different employees across departments designed to gain an understanding of department portal needs and interdepartmental workflow possibilities

Parkview Hospital Systems

  • Lead project team running a Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 project to replace existing intranet based on the IBuySpy portal and currently in use by hundreds of employees across Indiana.
  • Leading an ongoing multiphase project began with design phases, pilot portals, and finally full company-wide rollout reaching over 4000 employees
  • Designed an education initiative with Parkview web development team including formal training, books, websites/blogs, lunch for learning presentations, and developer VMs to be taken home.


  • Designed MOSS 2007 Web Content Management portal system designed to support magazine style publishing of dozens of client themed web portals which help companies prepare their employees for disaster scenarios
  • Created a fully customized layout and overall design which is frequently used as a reference as to the design potential for SharePoint portals in general
  • Created a custom membership and role provider which use SharePoint lists as the back end data store.Subsequently released the code onto CodePlex with the client’s blessing
  • Authored custom web parts and application pages to support double opt-in user creation, custom edit profile screens, and custom login/logout capabilities

Wesleyan School

  • Took over a failing MOSS 2007 project to reform the deliverable and meet client expectations.
  • Educated school’s teaching staff about how to manage their own content, including images and cross-linked content
  • Created some custom Content Query Web Part based web parts to help various school departments expose scheduling data across the site

Graham Field

  • Acted as the project manager keeping track of up to 6 different simultaneous projects with as many as 9 different consultants
  • Worked with SQL Server Integration Services and SQL Server Reporting Services to redesign commissions application, responsible for paying salespeople
  • Worked with custom Windows Forms application which used BizTalk to integrate to the SysPro ERP system
  • Acted as a SharePoint advisor on a highly successful Performance Point Server project, resulting in a custom menu control design to meet extremely complex business requirements.


  • Wrote custom code to integrate MIIS and SharePoint to automate the integration of custom CRM application and SharePoint extranet access though Active Directory
  • Worked with SSRS to create the company’s most visible external report, delivered to hundreds of external clients every year
Sep 2005 - Oct 2006

Senior Systems Analyst

Senior Systems Analyst, MIS Department

Visual Basic .NET 2.0, C# 2.0, SQL Server 2000, VB6, Access, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP, Windows SharePoint Services, ASP.Net

  • Migrated VB6 and Access 97 applications to VB.Net to improve stability, performance, and add features.
  • Created and maintained several customer facing websites
  • Updated frequently used SQL jobs to improve performance by over 50%.
  • Redesigned internal promotions management system from data model to end user reporting.
  • Influenced and planned Intranet upgrade from custom ASP code to SharePoint 2007 implementation.
  • Continuous daily contact with internal customers as the preferred point of contact to the MIS team
Apr 2001 - Sep 2005

Software Engineer

MATRA System Inc

Software Engineer, Point of Sale/Customer Team

Visual Basic 6, C++ 6, SQL Server 2000, Windows 2000, Windows XP

  • Managed client issues, bug fixes, and releases for several clients in the US, Europe, and Asia.
  • Helped architect addition of food service features into grocery store retail application, changing the direction of the product.
  • Added significant enhancements to existing suspend and resume feature of POS application, allowing proxy operations and resumption by any operator.
  • Added the concept of seat numbers and consolidated “clean” receipts which were sorted by seat numbers.
  • Provided on-site and 24 hour level 3 technical support to the companies 2 largest American clients including 1000 installed terminal at a single site.
  • Developed store export process/tool which allows for entire stores datasets to be copied from server to server or to be cloned and re-inserted into the same database as a new store.
  • Worked with Microsoft to develop new SQL Server replication strategies to prevent deadlocks and overtaxed republishing systems.
  • Improved speed in kitchen printing application three-fold, allowing customer food orders to be send to kitchen printers and kitchen videos without losing items or arriving disordered
Apr 1998 - Feb 2001

Software Engineer / Technical Analyst

Radiant Systems Inc

Software Engineer/Technical Analyst

Delphi 3, SQL Server

  • Developed new database tool allowing tested frames, or POS screens, to be copied between databases, using Delphi 3.02. This led to approximately 35% time savings (measured in days/project) for QA testing which in turn let to on-time client deliverables.
  • Added new table service functionality to Lighthouse Admin back office and POS configuration tool. Lighthouse is Radiant Systems’ next generation cross industry POS/Back Office solution; the new table service features allowed Radiant’s entry into a market of over 300,000 fine-dining restaurants in the US alone.
  • Added new reporting functionality to Lighthouse Admin store level back office and POS management system which allows new reports to be added to existing systems in the field with only a minor database change and a new Crystal Report file download.Successfully integrated REMACS and Lighthouse Admin, granting REMACS, the more powerful back office solution the POS control and reporting capabilities of Lighthouse Admin.
  • Resolved dozens of outstanding defects in Lighthouse Admin code using Delphi 3.02
  • Developed a new real-time POS – back office interface to allow Radiant relationship with Williams/Mapco allowing the signing of a $45 million contract.Researched and certified customer provided back office hardware for use with Compu-Touch Back Office, Radiant’s legacy Petroleum/Convenience Store system.
  • Took over development and maintenance of PDI Interface and worked with Amoco and UDS staff onsite in Chicago and San Antonio which generated Radiant an additional $5 million in revenues.
  • Worked as a technical analyst for 17 months, achieving an average of 90% billability in the final 10 months before moving to the non-billable development organization.
May 1997 - Aug 1997


McKesson Co

Intern, Internal Technology Group

  • Saved IS dept over $200,000 annually by creating database application to track 300 PC’s and 100 people.
  • Created server hardware profiles documentation distributed to regional offices worldwide.
  • Updated Voicemail system and error-checked AT&T automated attendant.
  • Rolled out Phase One of Remoteware backup solution to Windward office.