Education

Education
2004

Master of Business Administration

http://www.keller.edu

Attained my MBA from DeVry University's Keller Graduate School of Management.

1998

Bachelor of Science

http://www.devry.edu

Attained Bachelor of Science from DeVry Institute of Technology (now DeVry University)

Work History

Work History
Nov 2007 - Present

President/Chief Architect

Borea Systems, Inc.
  • Re-architected and solidified county's web tax payment system and real estate information system
  • Mentoring of developers
  • Performance analysis and optimization
  • Support of Microsoft CRM 3.0 based information system
  • Analysis, Design, and creation of WordPress based web sites
  • Customized web service based (WCF) B2B system architectures
  • Remediation of web application to provide quiz functionality to non-profit medical group
  • Redesign and updates of religious seminary web application
  • Architected web insurance quoting/rating solution architecture (VB.Net 3.5, SQL 2005) ~ [Case Study]
  • Leveraged C# and VB.Net to develop web applications and windows applications
  • Developed Authorize.Net payment gateway application
  • Developed insurance rating algorithm system in SQL 2005
  • Created custom reusable server controls for use by clients

Clients have included:

Allied Business Group

Zuk Financial

Kane Koval Associates

Unified Government of Wyandotte County, Kansas

Quest Diagnostics

Armed Forces Insurance

Fosters Energy Services

Allied Global Services

etc.

Jun 2010 - Jul 2011

Business Technology Examiner

Examiner.com (Kansas City)

My interest is focused on helping business truly utilize technology to make themselves better, more efficient, and more profitable. That was technology's original promise. I believe that it is still the holy grail for businesses. Based on that basic premise I examine technologies that I deal with or find that really have promise to make businesses better. That may include social media, mobile technology, cloud computing, software development, or any of a myriad of other possible topics. 

Nov 2007 - Oct 2008

Senior .Net Developer/Architect (Contractor)

Midland Loan Services
  • Member of Technology Architecture Board
  • Architect on Systems Architecture team
  • Developing architecture/framework components for use by development teams
  • Architecture of new systems and databases
  • Developing ASP.Net custom server controls and user controls to support application developers
  • Created SSIS packages to migrate data from old data structures into new application data structure
  • Managing database structure and design (SQL 2005)
  • Optimizing database structure for optimal performance
  • Mentor developers on the development team to support them in their roles
Jan 2006 - Nov 2007

Manager, Application Development/ Senior Architect

Fire Lake Solutions Inc.
  • Worked with clients to analyze requirements and then architected and designed solutions
  • Managed a development team of 4 developers, a web/graphics designer, and a system support engineer
  • Mentor developers on the development team to support them in their roles
  • Managing career development of team members
  • Managed custom development and product development projects
  • Utilizing team assets to create and build marketing website and marketing assets
  • Managed internal and production server environments
  • Utilized VB.Net (1.1, 2.0 and 3.0) and C# (2.0 - 3.0) to build custom applications and product features
  • Leveraged ASP.Net (using VB.Net and C#) to build functionalities in companies products
  • Designed, Developed, and Administered SQL Server 2000 and SQL Server 2005 databases
  • Used SQL Server 2005 Reporting Server to provide clients with reporting capabilities
  • Continued supporting Armed Forces Insurance as described below
Jan 2002 - Nov 2007

Lead Developer/Architect at Armed Forces Insurance

Fire Lake Solutions Inc.
  • Lead a team of 7 developers
  • Migrated Visual Basic 6 system architecture to VB.Net architecture
  • Designed, architected and built secure website for members using ASP.Net 2.0
  • Designed, Architected, built and maintained n-tier architecture to support insurance operations system using COM, COM+, Visual Basic 6.0, XML, ASP, T-SQL, and SQL Server 7.0 and 2000 based on the Microsoft DNA architecture.
  • Developed and maintain interfaces to legacy mainframe application
  • Developed interface to document management system from Client system
  • Developed batch load processes using DTS and T-SQL
  • Worked with business units to analyze, document, architect and design solutions for business issues
  • Involved in project planning for new systems
  • Analyzed and estimated fixes and new project requests
Apr 2001 - Jan 2002

Senior Software Developer (Contractor)

Armed Forces Insurance

·        As described under Fire Lake Solutions Inc. – Armed Forces Insurance

May 1999 - Apr 2001

User Interface Team Lead Developer - Broker Dealer Systems (Contractor)

·        Worked for Jackson National Life’s subsidiary, National Planning Holdings (broker dealer)

·        Lead a team of five interface developers on large-scale back office system

·        Analyzed and documented workflows and requirements with project owner for new back office system

·        Developed documentation and testing standards in cooperation with Model Office (Quality Assurance) team. 

·        Usability analysis and design discussions with the Model Office team

·        Created a browser-based “MDI” (Multiple Document Interface) using ASP, VBScript, XML, and CSS. 

·        Developed screens for system using ASP, DHTML (JavaScript/VBScript), XML, XSL

·        Lead project that migrated Commissions and Email portion of broker-dealer's website to an internal system from a third party vendor.

·        Created team’s web based Intranet for storing documentation, support forums, and maintenance screens. 

·        Developed a Visual Basic-based automated NSCC commission settlement file load application. 

·        Co-developed a process that automatically creates commission statement in PDF format, parses them apart for individual reps, and transfer to the broker/dealer web server. 

·        Developed Windows Script Host scripts to automate maintenance tasks of the back office system.

·        Maintained the legacy Visual Basic and Oracle based back office system.

Jun 2000 - Apr 2001

Contract Developer on Detroit Diesel Project

Future Vision Inc.

·        Developed mobile RF-based inventory and shipment tracking system

·        Developed web based (ASP) administration console

·        Utilized COM, ASP, HTML, SQL Server, T-SQL on Microsoft DNA architecture

Nov 1998 - May 1999

Programmer/Web Developer

Photo Marketing Association International
  • Developed and maintained internal web applications
  • Developed and maintained external trade show registration website
  • Developed and maintained internal Visual Basic application
  • Developed and maintained stored procedures for SQL Server 6.5 and 7.0
  • Administered SQL Server 6.5 and 7.0
  • Migrated existing applications from Visual Basic 3.0 to Visual Basic 6.0
  • Analyzed and developed prospect tracking system using ASP
  • Analyzed and developed trade show tracking system using Visual Basic

Skills

Skills

JQuery

Javascript

SSRS - SQL Server Reporting Services

SSIS - SQL Server Integration Services

PHP

WordPress

ASP/ASP.Net

SQL Server

Transact SQL

C#

Visual Basic (VB.Net)

Certifications

Certifications
2006 - Present

Microsoft Certified Solution Developer

Microsoft
2006 - Present

Microsoft Certified Application Developer

Microsoft
Jan 2011 - Jan 2013

Certified ScrumMaster

Scrum Alliance