Entrepreneur, Enterprise Developer

I focus on the people involved with technology and technology’s role within the enterprise; not as a replacement for individuals, but as a tool to empower users, build relationships and drive business strategy. I walk in both the business and the technology world and help organizations build technology strategies that include product, marketing, content, and community.

As a technologist and application architect, my passion lies in working with teams to design right-sized solutions for projects of all sizes and keeping an eye towards process improvement, agile development, and professionalism.

Over the past 20 years, I’ve designed and implemented Microsoft-based (.NET) web technologies and developed custom solutions for a wide variety of organizations.

Summary of Qualifications

  • Passionate about planning and building right-sized solutions with an eye towards human interaction, process improvement, iterative development, and professionalism.
  • 15+ years of practical C# and .NET experience building object-oriented web applications, automation tools, and framework libraries. 20+ years development and system integration experience.
  • Masters of Business Administration and Bachelors of Management Science from Baker University; 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

remBrand Sports, Inc. o/a VIKTRE, Toronto, Ontario

Chief Technology Officer, June 2015 - Present

  • Chief architect and developer of the VIKTRE collaboration and publishing platforms as well as integrations with product acquisitions and subsidiaries.
  • Focused on technology, financial, and content roadmaps for all aspects of the organization’s international operations.
  • Research and development with a focus on sports entertainment, fan acquisition and engagement, and bleeding edge technology features to drive adoption for sports fans and enthuasists in every major market in the world.
  • For the VIKTRE fan engagement platforms: helping athletes connect and engage with fans and share revenue opportunities with VIKTRE, sponsors, and unique business partners.
  • For the VIKTRE athlete community platforms: helping athletes connect with peers, mentors, sponsorships, and charities across the globe in a secure ecosystem.

Tracky, Inc., Las Vegas, NV/Wichita, KS

Vice President, Development, May 2012 – Present

  • 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

Information Architect, Student Achievement, Aug 2001 – May 2012

  • 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

Owner, Mar 1999 - Dec 2001

  • 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

Information Services, May 1997 - Dec 2000

  • 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

President/CEO, Apr 1994 - Feb 1999

  • 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

Masters of Business Administration (MBA), 2006 - 2007

  • 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

Bachelors of Management Science, 2004 - 2005

  • 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

International Business, 1999 - 2001

  • 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)