Resume

Entrepreneur, Enterprise Developer

Summary of Qualifications

  • Passionate about planning and building right-sized solutions with an eye towards human interaction, process improvement, iterative development, and professionalism.
  • 10 years of practical C# and .NET experience building object-oriented web applications, automation tools, and framework libraries. 15 years development and system integration experience.
  • Masters of Business Administration and Bachelors of Management Science from Baker University (Baldwin City, Kansas); Summa Cum Laude graduate in both programs.
  • Committed to constant learning and the improvement of myself and those around me in aspects of business, management, and development.

 

Professional Experience

Tracky, Inc., Las Vegas, NV/Wichita, KS
May 2012 – Present

Vice President, Development

  • Senior developer and architect overseeing all development and technology consultancy projects for the organization.
  • Development focused on building responsive web applications (front-end and back-end) based on the .net technology stack, JavaScript, and the latest HTML5 standards. Creative work with bleeding edge libraries and UI/UX techniques.
  • Focused on building technology and business relationships with technology partners, contractors, and customers.
  • Currently leading and mentoring a mixed skill team of contractors, internal staff, and interns working across 8-10 concurrent projects for internal use and Tracky customers.

 

Wichita Public Schools, Wichita, KS
Aug 2001 – May 2012

Information Architect, Student Achievement

  • Responsible for all web architecture direction and implementations at an enterprise level.
  • Strategic architect and developer of an enterprise-wide incident tracking and reporting system to allow better visibility and training opportunities within the district.
  • Extensive research and development integrating applications into the classroom workflow, specifically at the elementary and early childhood levels.
  • Key architect and developer of grading and reporting applications for PreK to grade 5, approx. 25,000 students and 5,000 teachers. Process improvement reduced grade returns to same-day and saved the district over 500,000$US per year.
  • Strategic partner for planning for future needs for back office, core business (K-12 classroom/education), and public consumer customers.

 

ActiveMatrix Solutions, Rose Hill, KS
Mar 1999 - Dec 2001

Owner

  • Provided technology consulting services in and around the Wichita, KS metro area.
  • Focused on technology migration and implementation planning, web development, LAN/WAN networking, and customized training (classroom and individual) with a small, diverse team.
  • Active member in the Rose Hill and Wichita Chambers of Commerce and local community organizations.

 

Aero-Mach Labs, Inc., Wichita, KS
May 1997 - Dec 2000

Information Services

  • Experience working with AIX Unix servers, WYSE terminals, and multi-operating system networks.
  • Experience developing SMB applications with Delphi (for Windows) and C/C programming languages (in a *NIX environment).

 

Magic Technologies, Inc., Wichita, KS
Apr 1994 - Feb 1999

President/CEO

  • Computer consulting focused on custom hardware and software solutions for home and small businesses in the Midwestern United States.
  • Partner with Microsoft Corp. during Windows 98 rollout, working with local and national press agencies for implementation guidance and publicity.
  • Active member in the Wichita Chamber of Commerce and local community organizations.

 

Education

Baker University, Wichita, KS
2006 - 2007

Masters of Business Administration (MBA)

  • Graduated with honors, Summa Cum Laude.
  • Research focusing on human computer interaction (HCI) and using technology as a means of process improvement while maintaining and refocusing staff and team members.

 

Baker University, Wichita, KS
2004 - 2005

Bachelors of Management Science

  • Graduated with honors, Summa Cum Laude.
  • In the 99th percentile for outgoing comprehensive exam (highest score in graduating class and historically).
  • Research focused on applying “corporate style” change management and process improvement techniques in non-traditional environments (public K-12 education).

 

Butler County Community College, El Dorado, KS
1999 - 2001

International Business

  • Dean’s Honors for academic excellence.
  • Member of Phi Theta Kappa Honors society.
  • Research focused on business law and international policy related to technology and communications.

 

Patents

Method and Apparatus for Distributing and Correlating Collaborative Communications 

Patent #US 61/723,200

 

Recent Publications and Speaking Engagements

Cloud4SMB, August 26, 2013

Session: Cloud Migration Strategies for Startups and SMB

Discussion, case study, and panel to present how Tracky migrated from a traditional self-managed rack infrastructure to a full cloud-based, virtualized environment with CloudSigma. Topics included cost analysis, security, virtualization technologies, and implementation best practices.

Follow-up articles and interviews:

The Importance of Flexibility in Cloud Migration by Rich Steeves (TMCnet Managing Editor) 

SSDs Transform Cloud Economics by Mike Vizard (Independent IT Blogger)

Tracky Finds Flexible, Cost-Effective Public Cloud with CloudSigma for Social Collaboration Software by BusinessWire (General PR)