Over 25 years software engineering experience. Programming in PHP, JavaScript, Perl, Python, C#, and Ruby.  WordPress Core contributor, plugin, and theme developer. Strong Linux system admin and solid knowledge of Windows servers.   Well versed in relational databases with a recent focus on MySQL and PostgreSQL.   Corporate, team, and project leadership in various process methodologies including Agile/Scrum.

Founder, Store Locator Plus®; Charleston SC — 2012-Present

A successful freemium locator plugin and SaaS application using WordPress as an application foundation.

  • Intimately involved in every aspect of product launch, maintenance, and development
  • Contributor to WordPress Core and Documentation
  • Corporate-level WordCamp sponsor for Atlanta, Charleston, and Orlando

Chief Technology Officer, Akamai Innovations; Monterey CA — 2017-Present

Managing Information Technology and Research & Development for a medical marketing company in Monterey CA.  

  • Stabilized technology assets after sudden departure of prior CTO
  • Implemented modern security standards across entire technology stack
  • Improved service reliability standards for backup and scalability
  • Manage a team of remote IT and R&D workers

Technical Writer, Skyword; Boston MA — 2017-2019

Technical writer for Skyword.  

  • Contracted to write several articles per month about Jetpack
  • Wrote user-friendly introductions to complex technical topics

Co-Founder, Cyber Sprocket Labs; Charleston SC — 2005-2012

Founder of a developers-for-hire business that grew from 2 people to 20 people in less than 5 years.

  • $3.5M in annual contracts with organizations and companies that included:
    • US Air Force
    • Billboard Magazine
    • Tommy Hilfiger
    • USA Football
    • Multiple Charleston area small business clients

Co-Founder, ProActive Web Marketing; Marblehead MA — 1992-2005

Pioneer in eCommerce and affiliate marketing. Cited technology expert in nationally recognized media including New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and Inc. Magazine.

  • Launched The Lobster Net – Time Magazine Best of Online Shopping 1992 & 1993
  • eCommerce properties highlighted in national media including
    • Time Magazine
    • Good Morning America
  • Successful exit of The Lobster Net for just under $1M
  • Architect of clear pixel tracking for affiliate sales
  • Traded pixel tracking tech to Click Trade, which was acquired by Microsoft
  • Architect of PostgreSQL Handler for perl
  • Cited contributor to mod_apache and mod_ssl Apache libraries

Contract Technical Consultant, Multiple Corporations — 1992-1993

Worked on a contract basis for multiple companies performing software engineering, system security and analysis, and reverse engineering of industrial robotics technology.

  • Reverse engineered production line communications and instruction protocols for Kraft Foods, Oak Lawn IL
  • Implemented X11 graphical interfaces for instrumentation on production systems for Rich Foods
  • Local Ethernet architecture and installation for multiple Boston area companies including Multisoft.

Senior Software Engineer, Recital Corporation; Danvers MA — 1987-1992

Promoted through the ranks — technical support representative, software engineer, lead software engineer & architect.

  • Architect of founding principles behind Soundex() SQL function
  • Lead engineer for multiple point releases of 4GE and RDBMS
  • Discovered and patched critical Unix NFS-share locking bug on HP/UX
  • Senior on-site analyst for large clients including:
    • ADP Payroll
    • Kimberly Clark
    • Telefonica, Madrid

System Administrator, Cognos Corporation; Burlington MA — 1986-1987

Promoted from Computer Operator I to System Administrator. Managed multiple high-volume HP/UX servers, trained employees, installed desktop OS and applications during initial launch of Microsoft Windows.

  • Certified in HP/UX systems management
  • Accepted to Microsoft Beta and Product Review group for initial Windows release

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