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  • Strong track record architecting systems and managing teams of developers on enterprise scale application development.
  • Experience working with organization leadership as part of overall strategy development
  • Experience working directly with clients and end-users
  • Personally responsible for organizational P&L.  
  • Significant Experience with GIS Mapping and Precision Ag.
  • Experience with many aspects of Agricultural software development including, Precision/GIS, Inventory Control/Accounting, Crop Planning, Mix Plant Management/Formulation/Blending.   
  • Significant experience building 3rd party interfaces.
  • Lead programmer for solutions including infrared-occlusion and motion tracking systems, automation sensor/input devices interfaced into software display systems, 3D – DirectX/OpenGL game engine technology.
  • Developed .NET desktop applications and transaction based enterprise web solutions.
  • Created scalable n-tier architecture with distributed business layer.
  • Significant experience with server (ASP/ASP.NET/Lotus Domino/PHP) and client side (JavaScript, VBScript, DHTML) scripting.
  • Experience with multiple database servers; SQL Server, MySQL, Oracle.
  • Strong Experience with Adobe Flash/Director.  Integrated components as interface layer on top of VB and C++.
  • Significant experience with VB 6.
  • Strong experience with C# and webapi backend.   
  • Lead team in development of MVC/html5/web api architecture.
  • Able to lead and innovate, exceptional ability to motivate others, resourceful and detail-oriented individual, able to quickly grasp new technologies.
  • Able to lead and motivate teams of developers, possessing a keen aptitude for new technologies. 

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Work experience

Jan 2010Jun 2014

Director of Technology and Operations

Agworks, LLC, Davenport, IA

Director of Technology and Operations at (4 years 6 months)  

  • Architect of AgOS software
  • Software Engineer working in C#, VB, MS SQL.  MS Sync Framework, EXTJS, HTML5 and many other technical areas.
  • Re-imagined legacy software suite as web-based SAAS toolset
  • Unified heterogeneous software suite; including inventory management, precision ag and GIS mapping, crop planning, Mix Plant Management and Blending, and multiple mobile style app's into a modern container-centric mvc architecture. 
  • Responsible for the design and development of core software projects
  • Senior member of management team
  • Lead strategic planner
  • Managed 9 member Development team
  • Managed 3 member Quality Assurance
  • Managed 2 member Customer Service department
  • Helped lead Training department
Apr 1998Present

Partner/Technical Lead

Dechow Technologies/Nogginaut,   Abingdon, IL

CEO/Lead Software Engineer

  • Oversaw all aspects of business operation. Total P & L responsibility for consulting and product-line operations.  Personally responsible for business management and regulatory oversight.
  • Managed Project timelines from requirements gathering through testing and release.
  • Overall responsibility for all project aspects.  Provided technical leadership for hardware and software engineering.   Responsible for software architecture, project budgets, timelines, and client relations.  Performed software development utilizing multiple technologies and platforms. 
  • Specified non-functional requirements and developed functional requirements (use-case + business rules) for projects.
  • Developed e-commerce solutions in ASP, ASP.NET, PHP
  • Programmed back-end database solutions with Microsoft SQL, MySQL, Oracle, and MS Access.
  • Developed desktop applications with C, C++, C#, VB, VB.NET, JAVA, Adobe Director and Flash, OGRE, and Torque
  • Integrated hardware components via COM, DLL, and Web Services.
  • Developed COM ActiveX components for integration of multiple hardware components including; signature pad, biometric scanner, imaging systems, and sensors.
  • Lead programmer on Sizzle Award-winning “Spider Insulation Sprayer” application which utilized infra-red laser tracking for user input.
  • Solid experience with UNIX, Linux, and multiple VM technologies including VMware.
  • Clients include: Paramount Pictures, Ford Motor Company, Geico, Gillette, Accenture, Illinois Department of Tourism, The Museum of Science and Industry, The Field Museum, and many others.
Jul 1996Jul 1998

Closer Look, Chicago IL

Software Engineer
  • Developed software for fortune 100 clients.
  • Advanced experience with, Java, Lotus Notes, PERL, C, Visual Basic and Macromedia Director.
  • Developed multi-threaded JAVA applications.
  • Developed and Administered E-commerce solutions utilizing Lotus Domino.
  • Database programming experience with mini SQL, MySQL, Microsoft SQL and Microsoft Access. Experience with database/web integration.
  • Experience with modern operating systems. Unix, Linux, MacOS, Windows
  • Lead programmer on Envision Award winning “Virtual Work – Real Results” for Harvard Business Publishing
  • Clients included Andersen Consulting, Harvard Business School, Eli Lilly and many more.
Feb 1994Jul 1996

La Grange Memorial Hospital

Planning Analyst
  • Maintain the Planning Department decision-support systems. Coordinate the collection, organization, and utilization of health care planning databases.
  • Provide quantitative and qualitative analysis to support organizational objectives.
  • Maintain current knowledge of health care trends and issues through interfaces with external organizations and resources.



Post-Baccalaureate       1998 -2000

Southern Illinois University

Courses in Computers Science and Mathematics



Northwestern University     1996 - 1998

Courses in Computers Science and Mathematics


M.S.  Healthcare Administration

Des Moines University
  • Post-Graduate Fellowship, Health Care Administration
  • Responsible for planning, directing, and coordinating individual projects throughout the university clinical and educational departments.
  • The Fellowship included rotations through all major administrative areas of a large multi-specialty ambulatory care clinic.

B.A.  Economics/Sociology

Knox College

Member varsity football team