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An avid life-long learner with a career tested in the fires of business administration, professional project management and quality assurance pivoting towards mobile application development with a specific love of iOS devices, Swift, Fire-Base, Pivotal Tracker/Jira, GitHub/BitBucket, Heroku, Slack, Python, and the list goes on.

Work History

Oct 2015Present

SEO Stratagist

Finatechal Inc.

- Working with a team of brilliant minds on a financial startup.  Assisting in the area of SEO and marketing.  Humbled to contribute and enjoying to the many hats I get to wear.

Dec 2015Present


3NetDesign Inc. (Self employed)

- Bootstrapping several projects including hardware and software proto-typing
- service with a mobile and web front-end for crowd driven tracking of both private and public service dependance
- a textual story telling based RPG game with Web and Mobile front-end
- eradicating the distance in long distance care-giving

Technologies involved: xCode, Swift, Python, Firebase, Apple hardware, just-in-mind, git, bitbucket, jira, slack, iOS

Aug 2015Dec 2015

Project Manager

DiscoveryGarden Inc. (Charlottetown, PE)

- Worked embedded with developers, devops and QA
- Managing client expectations, involved in full life cycle from initial requirements through to launch and post launch support activities
- Worked with internal team to develop cost estimates
- Facilitated client meetings as required, assisted client's in exploring creative solutions to their needs

Sep 2009May 2012

Director of Operations

iWave Information Systems Inc.

Primary obligations/achievements include:
- Lead a NRC funded software research project to develop a data extraction system capable of handling unique constraints and processing verifiable ~150,000 records in 10 min.
- Achieved double output in the required timeframe by building out a series of natural language pre and post processing algorithms involving a number of specific techniques including: word disambiguation, named entity recognition, morphological segmentation, part-of-speech tagging and parsing among others.
- With team built a prototype desktop application that would allow a user to compare questionable data extraction values against target source then manually allow/disallow the data further training the system over time.
- Built end to end workflow allow for near real-time production data updates empowering client services to proactively and independently respond to client queries
- Managed a small development team
- Oversaw the technical management of the organization's primary product
- Lead ongoing status meetings between various stakeholders (internal and external) providing weekly project status reports including well defined technical hurdles with the innovative approaches we explored to address challenges

Aug 2014Aug 2015

Senior Solutions Architect

Thinking Big Inc. (Charlottetown, PE)

- Worked with both external and internal clients to deliver projects
- Designed python application to analyze cognos report exports, used to establish work estimates during a conversion project

Dec 2012Aug 2014

Senior Consultant

CGI (Stratford, PE)

- Worked with banking and other securities client in the area of project and quality management
- Managed a small team of testers/BA resource's
- Wrote Test Strategy/Approach documentation
- Facilitated weekly status meetings
- Wrote manual and automated test cases (QuickTestPro / Quality Centre)
- Wrote routines for creating required test data
- Conducted black box, negative, edge case testing including automated script's for core flow execution

Nov 2005Mar 2009

Project Manager / Quality Manager / Business Analyst

American Express

- Increasing roles of responsibility initially as a Business Analyst
- Quality Manager for international disputes project with multi-regional deployment
- Project Manager for several internet facing consumer travel properties
- Worked with QuickTestPro and Quality Centre, frequently designing customized solutions to address limitation's in available test data


Mar 2016Apr 2016

Mobile Application Development

LightHouse Labs (Toronto)

8 week bootcamp program with intensive focus on objective-c development with some swift following a strict schedule of coding between 8AM and 11PM daily culminating in two project deliverables.

- Mid-term project in Objective-C using AVFoundation enabling scanning of dry goods then integrating several API's to return recipes that use the product

- Final project in Objective-C using FireBase to build a mobile app that tracks public and private disruptions to life

Dec 2013Dec 2013

Beginning iOS Development

Big Nerd Ranch (Atlanta)

1 week intensive course on objective-c devleopment

Dec 2007Mar 2008

Masters Certificate in Project Management

Schulich School of Business (Toronto)

In-depth training of project management principles as defined by the PMBOK body of knowledge.  Following this training received my PMP certification from the Project Management Institute (PMI).

Jan 2005Aug 2007

Degree - Master of Business in Information Technology (MBA-ITM)

Athabasca University (Alberta)

Education in the areas of Finance, Human Resources, general business management principles and project management.

Jun 1993Aug 1994

Diploma - Programmer Analyst

CDI (Newmarket)

Programming focused on C, cobol based languages.  Involved in beta testing new course curriculum in tandem with completing existing course work.

May 1990Jun 1991

Diploma- Computer Electronics Technician

RCC - Radio College of Canada (Toronto)

Studies focused on diagnostic/repair of motherboards, understanding the processing structure of a computer.


Jun 2009Present

Project Management Professional (PMP)

Project Management Institute (PMI)

Certifies an acceptable level of project management understanding based on the PMBOK body of knowledge.  Practitioner in good standing since 2009.