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Software Architecture, Management & Development

Strategic Planning * Team Building & Leadership * Enterprise Solutions
Software Architecture * Business Analysis

C#, Design Patterns & Object Oriented Programming Expert and Leader
Senior Technology Leader with 20+ years of experience in software architecture, development, team building and project management for web and desktop applications. Passionate about leadership and solving complex business problems with elegant and impactful solutions; highly skilled in grasping, planning and building to the big picture.

Skill Summary

Expertise: Microsoft Stack; C#, Application Architecture, Design Patterns, SQL Server, OOP, Agile/Scrum, CRM
Languages: C#, VB.Net, C++, Java, PHP, TSQL, VB6
Web Technologies: ASP.Net, HTML, CSS, JavaScript, XML, JQuery, Ajax, JSON, SOAP, REST
Microsoft Technologies: Visual Studio, TFS, WPF, WCF, ADO, Entity Framework, LINQ, ASP.Net MVC, Dynamics CRM
Databases: SQL Server, MySQL, Oracle, T-SQL
Tools/Technologies: MS Reporting Services, EDI, BI, SaaS Models, SOA, Dynamics CRM
Business Domains: Logistics, Transportation, Warehousing, CRM, ERP, TMS, Document Mgmt, WMS, EDI, AP, AR, GL, Payroll, HR

Professional Experience Snapshot

  • 20+ years of professional Software Development
  • 10+ years designing, modeling and managing databases
  • 12+ years professional development with .Net
  • 10+ years Leading Development Teams
  • 10+ years Architecting and Building web based applications
  • 10+ years Project Management

Professional Accomplishments Include:

  • Oversaw integration of the company’s SalesForce specific Sales Platform technology, which includes 5 different PHP applications, into Microsoft Dynamics CRM.
    • Efforts resulted in being accepted into Microsoft’s prestigious Global ISV Partnership Program.
    • Resulting software was demonstrated during the keynote address at Microsoft’s Convergence 2015 Conference by the CEO of Microsoft and the President of the Dynamics Business Unit.
  • American Preppers Network: Planned and oversaw complete web strategy overhaul including rebuilding all web properties of established company with flat growth. Integrated SEO, Social Networking, visitor retention and other online marketing strategies.
    • Resulted in the company being recognized as the leader in the industry in less than one year. Results include 10x increase in revenue, 300% traffic increase, 150% page view per visitor increase. Grew Social Media following to over 160k Facebook followers and over 60k email list subscribers and developed multiple new partnerships with top industry companies including ILC Dover, Mercury Arts Radio (Glenn Beck) and USA Expos.
  • Provo Labs: Co-Founded Utah’s first web technology focused business incubator and managed the creation, staffing, day-today and technology design and development of seven incubated companies.
    • World Vital Records (FamilyLink) went on to raise over $1.5 million and was eventually acquired by MyHeritage.
  • PRT Research: Lead the strategy and development of an innovative, new content search and discovery technology.
    • Upon launch of the beta, the company took third place in the “Launch Silicon Valley” competition, received term sheets from three investment groups

Professional History    Development Manager/Architect   Provo, UT    2014 – Present

Manager, Architect and Lead Developer converting’s PHP and SalesForce based Sales Platform to .Net and integrating it into Microsoft’s Dynamics CRM environment. Member of the company’s Domain Platform Architecture team responsible for architecting the integration and interaction Enterprise Services.

Pearson Education    Application Architect      American Fork, UT      2013 – 2014

Architected Pearson’s next generation of Online Testing and Certification Systems integrating web & windows-based environments for all Microsoft, HP, Adobe and other certification testing.

American Preppers Network   Lead Technologist/Owner   Sandy, UT   2010 – 2013

Responsible for all technology development and management. Architected and lead the development of a complete overhaul of the companies over 65 websites to integrate them all to drive increased traction and retention.

LaneLinks Technology      Technology Director      Provo, UT      2008 – 2010

As Technology Director for a backhaul management company for private fleets, managed building a community based Private Fleet Marketplace using .Net technologies to allow shipping and trucking companies to connect and consign Backloads.

PRT Research      Lead Technologist/Owner      Mapleton, UT      2006 – 2008

PRT Research designed technologies to turn the internet into a database using custom built research and data acquisition systems using mass anonymous proxy spidering engines featuring our contextual search engine called TagJungle.

Provo Labs      Chief Technologist/Founder      Provo, UT      2005 – 2006

Co-founded Provo Labs, Utah’s first Internet Incubator with Paul Allen. Managed all software projects for the 13 companies that were launched. Most successful startup was FamilyLink, which raised over $1.5 million and was acquired by MyHeritage.

The Gatherers      Lead Technologist/Owner     Ogden, UT      2000 – 2005

Consulting company specializing in Enterprise Business Shipping, Warehouse Management, CRM and Site/Asset Management systems.
Significant Clients/Projects Included: Corning Glass, General Marble, Hamilton Beach, Warner Lambert, Fuji Film
Sentry Financial
Designed and Architected TeamWork, an N-Tier Enterprise Lease Management CRM in .Net.
LDS Church
Designed and built enterprise publishing management and scheduling systems using the .Net beta.
Avysta Software
Developed an early Customer Resource Management (CRM) with full integration into Lilly ERP.

Aspen Distribution   Software Engineer    Salt Lake City, UT    1996 – 2000

Projects focused on augmentation of the warehouse management system, generally in EDI and shipping applications.

US Air Force      Information Manager      Hill AFB, UT      1992 – 1996

Primary duties included supporting all squadron computer systems and providing data management for the squadron. Served in Saudi Arabia and Kuwait in Operation Desert Watch, received an Honorable Discharge.

Community Service & Leadership

  • Volunteer, Boys and Girls Club of American Fork
  • Served on the Utah County Sheriff’s Search and Rescue Team
  • Volunteer work with multiple childhood cancer organizations
  • Served on multiple Disaster Response teams
  • Volunteer, Stage Lighting & Technical, Highland City Arts Council
  • Volunteer Data Analysis, Software Development & Tech Support for “Cannon for Congress” & “Billings for (Provo) Mayor”
  • Created & hosted the monthly “Utah Facebook Developer Garage”
  • Organized and hosted the quarterly “Utah Bloggers Blood Drive”
  • Organized “WordMob” and brought Seth Godin to Utah to speak
  • Organized and hosted Utah’s first monthly “Utah Geek Dinners”
  • Organization Officer for the Utah County .Net Developers Group