Summary

A director / senior manager / senior project manager, who is a creative and highly effective senior level software information technology professional; a proficient software application development executive who provides in-depth knowledge and understanding of application software development

Exceptional technical leadership and analytical skills coupled with providing a mature process methodology will measurably enhance the quality, reduce the cost, and improve the time to market of any software projects or application development under my direction.

Work History

Work History

Assistant Professor of Computer Information Science

Troy University

Developed course outlines and content for upper division course work in a Computer Information Science curricula. Taught courses in data communications, systems analysis and design, and various computer languages (Fortran, Cobol, PL1, Pascal, Basic, and others)

CEO / Owner / Principal Constutant

GraySoft, Inc

Led an consulting / contracting organization of 8 – 10 consulting and software development professionals that developed custom software applications for unique and critical customer applications, directing all software design, development, testing and implementation for many multi-user, multi-operating systems software products utilizing both text and Windows based software targeted to Novell networks and UNIX operating systems.

Nov 2000 - Jun 2008

Software Development Manager

DST Health Solutions

Utilized process improvement methods and attention to detail to bring a fresh and innovative approach to all application development and project management for the mainframe and Wintel GUI suite of healthcare billing products and management analysis tools for DSTHS practice management business unit

  • Substantially improved productivity of Java and PL1 programming staff by focusing their efforts to product design, coding, and testing
  • Brought new life to a broken software development life cycle by successfully employing newer software development methodologies
  • Maintained 80%+ retention by innovatively guiding, directing, and mentoring 8-10 senior application developers and analyst staff.
  • Orchestrated on-time and on-cost delivery in designing and directing the completion of 6 major healthcare software HIPAA projects; providing clients with governmental compliance in HIPAA security, privacy, and ANSI X12 claim filing, remittances and insurance benefits / eligibility
  • Provided customer clinics integration between billing and EMR / EHR / PACS / LAB products by designing and developing multiple HL7 and proprietary demographic, scheduling, and financial interfaces
Oct 1998 - Oct 2000

Consulting Project Manager

Emerald Solutions, Inc.

Instrumental in enhancing quality and improving time-to-market for a premier business tax product (Consulting Application Development Manager)

·Managed 15 Web developers in innovating a Cold Fusion website for Internet based payment of business taxes

·Instituted proven software development processes to gain productive traction in an out-of-control development department

·Introduced and implemented version control to prevent loss of development effort and providea salient ability to return to a previous release

·Established and implemented viable Quality Assurance where none had been evident

·Provided an orderly methodology for releasing software in a planned, predictable, organized, and quality manner

Jul 1995 - Aug 1998

Software Development Manager

Reynolds and Reynolds Healthcare Systems Division

Planned and directed the total software development effort for the business units’ practice management software for a Healthcare Informatics 100 organization; directing all programming, technical support efforts as well as the system conversion effort for R+R Healthcare Systems Division Birmingham Unit; Planned, staffed, and managed a separate remote software development unit for a Reynolds and Reynolds healthcare flagship managed care product

  • Managed 15 Web developers in innovating a Cold Fusion website for Internet based payment of business taxes
  • Instituted proven software development processes to gain productive traction in an out-of-control development department
  • Introduced and implemented version control to prevent loss of development effort and providea salient ability to return to a previous release
  • Established and implemented viable Quality Assurance where none had been evident
  • Provided an orderly methodology for releasing software in a planned, predictable, organized, and quality manner

Education

Education

Skills

Skills

Core Competencies

Overview ·        Wide experience in steering custom development for Internet, healthcare, manufacturing, retail, and financial, plus unique specialty applications for customers ·        A strong record of directing a software development department and improving quality, through-put, and on time delivery of custom unique software products to customers ·        Long time competence in partnering with customers to produce the most efficient, effective, and cost conscious software ·        Keen ability to translate business needs into valid software processes and requirements ·        Experienced in directing the development of an Internet facing physician billing software ·        Skillful in communication with customers, C-Level groups as well as associates and direct reports ·        Veteran developer who has taught programming languages, systems analysis, and data communications at the university undergraduate level   Core Competencies ·        Directing and managing software design, development, quality, and implementation using iterative SDLC methodologies with a short turnaround time ·        Project Management of crucial projects for customer delivery ·        Management of multiple complex software development projects while keeping customer needs in the forefront ·        Requirement solicitation, analysis, and validation, as well as accurate project estimating ·        Design and development of systems employing relational database systems ·        Budgetary development and management ·        Delivering critical projects for customers ·        Proven competence in managing the integration of healthcare systems ·        Shepherding and mentoring of direct and indirect reports