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.
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.
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.
Indiana focused social network, news aggregator and job board. Written in PHP. 120,000 visits/month and over 4000 registered members. Sold in 2010.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Data MySQL, MS SQL Server, Solr, ElasticSearch, Redis, MongoDB