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Professional Profile

Experienced IT Professional team leader with 15+ years of experience

  • Leads development of web-based applications and manages multi-million dollar projects.
  • Solid track record of successful projects with Wal-Mart, Tiffany & Co. & the Home Depot, to name a few.
  • Skilled at facilitating project requirements sessions and developing project plans.

Pinnacle Design

Lead Developer – June 2017 – current
Pinnacle Design is a full service web shop offering ecommerce and marketing solutions to over 400 clients

Projects:

Data Integration

  • Developed code to integrate with various clients sites through APIs, webs scrapers (Dexi.io) and creating custom extraction tools
  • Primary client contact for integration issues

CanadaStays.com

Integration Manager – June 2015 – November 2016
CanadaStays is the premier site for cottage and villa rentals in North America and the Carribean

Projects:

Development

  • Developed code / site for various clients in PHP, WordPress, Ecommerce platforms
  • Primary client contact for issues

Bully Buddies

CTO – April 2013 – March 2015
Bully Buddies is a mobile start up offering an app to promote anti-bullying and report incidents of bullying in schools

Projects:

Developed Mobile App

  • Coded the mobile app using Appcelerator’s Titanium including use of push notifications, maps and serverside APIs
  • Developed database backend
  • installed WordPress for website

Insight Sports

Developer/Project Manager – Oct 2014 – present
The World Fishing Network is the leader in fishing and outdoor related programming

Projects:

Hosting Move

  • Move the site to another host
  • Work with vendors and third parties to ensure service delivery during hosting change
  • Ensure integrity of data during the move

Development

  • Develop newsletter sign up with Exact Target email integration
  • bug fixes
  • html newsletter coding

Platform migration

  • provide reports about content
  • provide data exports to new platform developers
  • provide functional requirements

SoCastSRM

Development Project Manager – 2013-2014
SoCast offers a social media platform for the media industry.

Projects:

SoCast SRM platform development

  • managed scheduled roll outs of code
  • turned around release related issues with code to best release ever (0 issues) by adjusting scope per sprint to more appropriate levels (1 major feature per sprint from 3 / reduced bug fixes to manageable number for the QA team)
  • managed infrastructure reduction of Amazon Web Services for cost savings

design/implementation new security system for the platform

  • build consensus with stakeholders regarding functionality, timeline
  • develop plan, milestones and implementation schedule

Verisk Crime Analytics Canada Ltd

Director of Development – 2004-2012
Enabl-u Technologies supplies case management software to the retail and banking industries.

Projects:

Agile implementation

  • Moved to Scrum based agile methodology
  • JIRA tracking tool implemented

Cargonet – Cargo theft related incident tracking system

  • hands on PM on project
  • delivered on time with extraordinary efforts from team
  • negotiated scope changes due to tight timeline

APIS – Retail incident tracking system

  • worked with stakeholders (Wal-Mart, TJX, Home Depot, Tiffany & Co, etc) to define project goals, implementations, budgets and timelines
  • provided on-site support to keep projects on track(Wal-Mart, TJX, Walgreens)
  • defined scope and requirements for new features
  • point of contact for change management and change requests
  • implemented TIRS product which added IVR component into APIS
  • planned and managed DBA activities on systems

APIS HR – HR incident tracking system

  • worked closely with Wal-Mart to gather requirements, scope and plan project
  • achieved consensus on milestones, proposed solutions for issues
  • delivered project

APIS Audit Offline – laptop based Audit product

  • defined scope, requirements, timelines
  • rolled out project to various clients (TJX, Wal-Mart)

Mellon Financial Corp.

Project Manager – 1998-2002
Projects:

Convert 200+ clients accounts to new record keeping carrier

  • developed consensus on timelines, milestones, data formats between stakeholders

Internal Tool Development Projects

  • defined scope, requirements and delivery timelines for new tools
  • call centre contact management tool
  • fund valuation tools for the account administrators

Montreal Trust Company of Canada

Project Manager – 1995-1998
Projects:

Issues Management

  • onboarded new clients
  • point of contact for client issues

Internal Tool Development Projects

  • tracking tools development

Skills

Web Development
ASP, VBScript, JavaScript, HTML5, DHTML, Interface Design, PHP5, VB 6, XML/JSON, AJAX, jQuery, WordPress, CSS, CMS, MVC, OOP PHP frameworks (symfony, codeigniter, Laravel), SVN, Git

Databases
Oracle, MS Access, MySQL, MS SQL Server, DB2, SQL

Environments
Windows, Mac, Linux

Project Management
Requirements gathering, plan development, staff assignments, documentation, JIRA, Bugzilla, Agile (Scrum), SLDC, consensus building, relationship management, change management

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