Resume

Objective

Position in an environment which allows me to use my knowledge, education and talents to improve services to users, and create extraordinary software products or both.

Professional Experience

Vice President, Information Technology

Sunrise International Leasing CorporationApril 1997-April 2006

Management of systems; Analysis, design and systems development. Infrastructure upgrade.

  • Supervision of IT function for operation generating in excess of 1MM net income per FTE
  • Upgraded operations to best in class systems
  • Designed and developed lockbox processing automation, and asset management applications
  • Standardized desktop and server environments
  • Upgraded datacenter for disaster recovery readiness
  • Maintained and upgraded custom ERP environment
  • Designed and conducted user training
  • Constructed customer service and marketing web presence
  • Authored RFP for vertical market application selection
  • Recovered operations from system disaster
  • Designed new datacenter; coordinated move of operation and datacenter to new facilities

Senior Technical Consultant

US BanCorp, Emerging Technologies GroupSeptember 1992-1997

Analysis, design and programming using various development environments. Technical support and mentoring to junior developers.

  • Event-driven Clipper application to manage Corporate Trust Compliance
  • Conversion engine for acquisition and merger data
  • Amortization/Accretion calculator for Bond portfolio positions
  • Customer dial-up application re-engineered for Windows
  • Corporate Trust Compliance application re-engineered for Windows
  • Cleared Wires notification system

Senior Developer

Keane Incorporated, Microcomputer Services GroupNovember 1991-1992

Analysis, design and programming services using the Clipper Language and Personal Computer productivity tools.

  • 401(k) highly compensated employee contribution allocation
  • Dual entry payroll benefits maintenance
  • Customer dial-up system

Contract Developer/Consultant

Preferred Consulting ServiceMay 1991 -1991

Personal Computer TempsSeptember 1990 -1991

Manager, Field Support

Carlson Companies Incorporated, Radisson HotelsJanuary 1984-1990

Education

MS — Software Engineering, May 1995

Concentration in Software Development

UNIVERSITY OF SAINT THOMAS

BS — Hotel Administration, December 1983

Concentration in Management Information Systems

UNIVERSITY OF NEVADA, LAS VEGAS

Professional Organizations

Institute of Electrical & Electronics Engineers and IEEE Computer Society

Member since 1997, elevated to Senior Member April 2006

Object Technology User Group

Member since 1993, Secretary 1996-1999.

Association of Information Technology Professionals (AITP), formerly DPMA

Member 1985-1998.

Professional Ethics

As a member of the IEEE, I subscribe to its code of ethics as follows:

We, the members of the IEEE, in recognition of the importance of our technologies in affecting the quality of life throughout the world, and in accepting a personal obligation to our profession, its members and the communities we serve, do hereby commit ourselves to the highest ethical and professional conduct and agree:

  1. to accept responsibility in making engineering decisions consistent with the safety, health and welfare of the public, and to disclose promptly factors that might endanger the public or the environment;
  2. to avoid real or perceived conflicts of interest whenever possible, and to disclose them to affected parties when they do exist;
  3. to be honest and realistic in stating claims or estimates based on available data;
  4. to reject bribery in all its forms;
  5. to improve the understanding of technology, its appropriate application, and potential consequences;
  6. to maintain and improve our technical competence and to undertake technological tasks for others only if qualified by training or experience, or after full disclosure of pertinent limitations;
  7. to seek, accept, and offer honest criticism of technical work, to acknowledge and correct errors, and to credit properly the contributions of others;
  8. to treat fairly all persons regardless of such factors as race, religion, gender, disability, age, or national origin;
  9. to avoid injuring others, their property, reputation, or employment by false or malicious action;
  10. to assist colleagues and co-workers in their professional development and to support them in following this code of ethics.

Select Skills

Methodologies:

  • ER
  • Dataflow
  • Petri-Net
  • State charts
  • CRC/OR
  • Various other analysis & design types

Development Languages/Environments:

  • XHTML/HTML
  • CSS
  • PHP
  • JavaScript
  • MySQL
  • Oracle 8i
  • SQL
  • Java
  • Xbase++
  • Smalltalk
  • Visual Basic
  • Powerbuilder
  • Visual Objects
  • Clipper
  • LISP
  • Prolog
  • COBOL
  • FORTRAN
  • Other languages.

Application Software:

  • Databases: SQL/Relational, Hierarchical, and Navigational
  • Project Management
  • Office Productivity (Spreadsheets, Word processors, Mail, Presentation, PIM), Domino/Notes
  • Terminal emulators and Communications scripting
  • Text editors, IDE’s, Utilities, CASE tools
  • Diagramming tools

Hardware environments:

  • Sun Sparc
  • IBM Personal Computers/Servers, iX86 Architecture
  • IBM Midrange (Series/1, System/36, System/38)
  • Telecomm, Network and Gateway equipment
  • Data collection (Point-of-Sale, Timeclocks)

Operating Systems/Environments:

  • Desktop: Windows (3.1 – XP), OS/2, DOS, CP/M, Apple, Mac, Linux
  • Server: Netware, Windows, Solaris, Linux
  • IBM Midrange: EDX, CP & SSP

Publications:

Several computer related articles for hospitality trade magazines

Status

I am authorized to work in the USA for any employer.

Contact

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