Mike Seidle

Mike Seidle

This is my resume. | This is my Development Portfolio.

About Me

Entrepreneur. Software developer. Maker. Leader. I work with people that want to get things done and build software, services and organizations that matter. I've split my career between software development, sales, marketing and management. I've worked at large corporations, startups and not-for-profit organizations. I'm at home in the board room, working with clients or at the computer coding.

Experience

  • 2014-

    Founder: WorkHere

    Startup helping business recruit local talent. We're currently working on our MVP and securing initial funding. For updates, register here.

  • 2011

    Director of Development: DirectEmployers

    Started as a User Experience Engineer. Promoted to run a development team. Built software with Python and Java. Helped develop and build the .jobs Microsite product (here's an example), My.Jobs and a 1.7 million record per day ETL system. The .jobs Microsite product powers over 20,000 career sites and job boards. Led an 14 person, hardcore ETL / scraping team (we used Scrapy) that was responsible for getting over 1.7 million jobs and routing them to job boards, all 50 US State Workforce agencies and hundreds of partners. Helped build relationships and promoted standardization leading to many US States adopting HR Open Standards HR-XML for job deliver receipts. Left in September 2014.

  • 2008

    Founder: Virtual Payment Systems

    Specializing in payment processing for law firms and education, VPS is the secure, fast and way to get paid with no fees. Converted application from Classic ASP to Python reducing user interface from over 43 pages to just five with no reduction in features. I still own a stake in VPS.

  • 2008

    Founder: Linking Indiana

    Indiana focused social network, news aggregator and job board. Written in PHP. 120,000 visits/month and over 4000 registered members. Sold in 2010.

  • 2008

    Founder: Professional Blog Service

    Social media was taking off and so I worked with Paul Lorinczi and Erik Deckers to create Professional Blog Service. ProBlog helped business create and manage blog centered social media strategies... what we now call "content marketing". ProBlog did ghostwriting, social media profile management, and reputation management. Clients included IU Healthcare (it was called Clarian back then), ETS, Indiana Live Casino and Travelpro.

  • 2004

    Founder: IndyAssociates

    IndyAssociates was a pioneering web development, analytics, internet marketing and search optimization agency. We were doing SEO before SEO was cool. Initially IndyAssociates was just me, and over time we grew to 12 people, eight of which were overseas. We worked with tools like Google AdWords, IndexTools, Google Analytics, Wordpress, Joomla, Plone, OpenAds and built end-to end marketing campaigns including web, tv, print, paid search, SEO, and email. Clients included ETS, RCI, HP, Microsoft and many others. Closed in 2011.

  • 1998

    VP Sales & Marketing: Expanse, Inc

    Expanse was a Top 10 GoldMine partner. GoldMine was a leading pre-cloud CRM system. In my first year, I doubled sales from $600K to $1.2 Million using the web and email drip marketing. In my second year, I changed the program to focus on upselling to more powerful Microsoft SQL Server powered GoldMine Enterprise and started a user conference. The result was that we doubled our average profit margin and increased sales to $1.4 Million.

  • 1996

    Various Sales Leadership Positions: Incaom/Vanstar

    At the time, Inacom (formed by merging Vanstar and Inacom) was a $7.6 billion technology integrator. I started in inside sales, was promoted to sales management, then to corporate management. Sold computers, network equipment, professional services and lifecycle services to accounts like Westpoint Stephens, Coca-Cola, Mikimoto, and Lancome.

  • 1992

    US Navy Nuclear Power Program

    Create heat by smashing atoms, use heat to boil water, use the steam to turn a turbine and make the boat go. Made rank every time, Honorable Discharge.

  • 1986

    First Software Development Job

    Portable Medical Software to build vascular diagnostic software for the groundbreaking Sharp PC-5000. We used Microsoft Basic and switched to QuickBASIC (which grew up to become VisualBasic). Eventually we upgraded to 386 desktops.

Education

US Navy: Naval Nuclear Power Traning Command
1992-1994
Electronics Technician (Nuclear Field)
Advanced vocational program covering operation maintenance and repair of nuclear propulsion systems, digital and analog circuits including control systems, radio, and radar. systems.
Ball State University
1990-1992
1994-1996
Computer Science / Political Science Dual Major
Pascal, C and Basic on Unix and Vax and PCs. Prelaw track political science.

Contact

(202) 827-6804
mike@seidle.net

Business

Software Product Development
Marketing
Sales
Project Management
Leadership

Business Skills

  • Product Development
  • Project Management
  • Software Development Leadership
  • Marketing
  • Sales

Operating Systems

Linux/Unix Admin
Windows Admin
Amazon AWS
Beginner
Proficient
Expert
Master

Operating / Cloud Systems

  • Linux/Unix Admin
  • Windows Admin
  • Amazon AWS

Software Development

Python
HTML/CSS
Django
MySQL, Microsoft SQL Server
Plone/Zope
JavaScript
Elasticsearch
Java
PHP
Beginner
Proficient
Expert
Master

Software Development

Languages Python, JavaScript, Java, C#, PHP, C, Bash, Lisp, many others
Data MySQL, MS SQL Server, Solr, ElasticSearch, Redis, MongoDB

Outside Work

International standards consortium. Member 2012, Board of Directors 2012-2014. Standards Matter. Helped create HR industry wide standards for data exchange and interoperability. Launched government initiative in 2013. Participated in Business Steering Committe, Government Committee, as well as recruiting technical committee.
School Commission Member 2012, 2013. STEM Committee 2014. Helped K-8 school earn grant for campus WIFI cabable of supporting classroom, event and staff traffic. Currently working on updating STEM curicula and infrastructure to help the school be ready for the next 25 years.
Indiana Business Network
Founder 2008-2012. Local business networking group with over 400 members and six meeting locations. Hosted 2010 Chocolate Business and Blues event with over 800 attendees.

Hobbies

Mustang Restoration
Aviation
Fishing
Camping/Hiking
Skiing