Experience

Professional Summary

Technology Executive with 25+ years of management and development experience. Strong track record of driving growth and profitability through strategic planning and execution, including revitalizing established brands and businesses, developing and launching new product platforms, and identifying, executing, and integrating technology to improve business development and execution.

Extensive experience: developing, coaching and mentoring high performance teams.

Delivers high-yield and high-performance results from people and technology, often in un-conventional ways.

 

Professional Experience

Bisk Education (September 2013 to August 2017)

Development Manager, Senior Marketing Technologist

For over 40 years Bisk Education has been guided by a fundamental belief that learning is much more than a casual pursuit. It’s a life-changing journey that never ends. We’ve built our reputation on developing successful online solutions in two key areas: Higher Education, and Executive Education and Training.

  • Providing .Net, PHP, Node, JS development support for the Marketing Department of Bisk Education and its 12 University Partners.
  • Improved page performance metrics by more than 45% by utilizing best practices methodologies in scripting and image optimizations.
  • Improved conversion statistics by 10% or more year over year by utilizing best practices in responsive web design, ajax routines and new technologies for cloud content delivery.
  • Managed the migration of all Universities from an old outdated website platform built on Umbraco 4.7 to a fully responsive website design developed on Umbraco 6+ utilizing .Net MVC, jQuery, SQL, Less and Sass. And later to a combination of technologies including PHP, JavaScript API’s, Jekyll, Grunt, Node.js and WordPress.
  • Utilizing a management strategy based on Umbraco, expanded the infrastructure to include .Net MVC methodologies to utilize reusable content across all university platforms.
  • Reduced overall website platform performance and responsiveness increasing organic search response and SEO metrics.
  • Developed several enhancements utilizing existing technologies to include several sales funnel marketing delivery methodologies including content highlighting and personalization.
  • Implemented ecommerce into the .Net MVC framework to eliminate the additional overhead and complexities needed for supporting an older outdated ecommerce model.
  • Built a custom backend tool chest for migration and implementation tasks utilizing the .Net MVC framework for managing marketing efforts and metrics, migration planning and implementation and automated tools for highlighting needed SEO metrics modeling.
  • Systems administrator on all Marketing technology platforms including: Salesforce, Marketo, Heroku, AWS, Azure, GitHub, Trello, TFS.

Dukal Corporation (Merger with Donovan Industries) (March 2012 to March 2013)

I.T. Director

Dukal Corporation has been dedicated to manufacturing quality products since its inception in 1991. DUKAL offers a wide variety of wound care and specialty patient care products for all Medical, SPA, Dental and Veterinary markets

  • Provides the overall technology strategy direction and management to the firm.
  • Provides technical programming and administration of all systems.
  • Supports a mixed Windows, Apple and Linux environment including VMWare Virtualization.
  • Writes custom application development combining all technologies.
  • Utilizing Cold Fusion, PHP, Object Oriented Javascript, jQuery, .Net and DHTML to provide business insights, sales and brand analysis and customer relationship management
  • Supports data systems as Microsoft SQL DBA and custom development of MSSQL(2005 and 2008), MySql and Interbase.
  • Supports all daily operations of Microsoft Navision, EDI and warehouse management systems
  • Using powershell scripting and domain policy management strategies supports and maintains all Microsoft Domain, Exchange and infrastructure services applications desktops cell phones and their backup and disaster recovery strategies.

Donovan Industries, Inc., Tampa, FL (April 2010 to March 2012)

I.T. Director

Donovan Industries, Inc., is a leading manufacturer for a wide range of products sold in many different markets. Our high quality, value priced products include: Skin Care, Baby Care, Shaving Care, Bags, Oral Care, Tourniquets, Therapy, Rehab, Fitness and much more. Donovan Industries, Inc., is committed to bringing our customers, Quality Products, Innovation, Award Winning Customer Service, and the willingness to help our customers maximize their efficiencies through use of current technologies.

  • Provides the overall technology strategy direction and management to the firm.
  • Provides technical programming and administration of all systems.
  • Supports a mixed Windows, Apple and Linux environment including VMWare Virtualization.
  • Writes custom application development combining all technologies.
  • Utilizing Cold Fusion 9, PHP, Javascript, jQuery, .Net, DHTML to provide business insights, sales and brand analysis and customer relationship management
  • Supports data systems as Microsoft SQL DBA and custom development of MSSQL(2005 and 2008), MySql and Interbase.
  • Supports all daily operations of Microsoft Navision, EDI and warehouse management systems
  • Supports and maintains all Microsoft Domain, Exchange and infrastructure services applications desktops cell phones and their backup and disaster recovery strategies.

Cook Associates, Inc., Chicago, IL (April 2002 to February 2009)

Chief Technology Officer

Cook Associates, Inc. is a $10+ million retained Executive Search and M&A Advisory Services firm. Client base ranges from multinational corporations to early stage entrepreneurial companies, private equity and venue capital firms. Brand name clients include American Express, The Blackstone Group, Dover Corporation, GTCR, Heinz, Juniper Networking, Levis Strauss & Co., Pitney Bowes, and Sirius Satellite Radio.

  • Promoted internally to lead all technology initiatives.
  • As a key member of the executive management team, was responsible to set the overall technology strategy and execution plan for the firm.
  • Improved telecommunications capabilities and improved efficiency by replacing the disparate communications systems with a fully unified communications system.
  • Planned, managed and executed $½ Million systems replacement to improve uptime and efficiency with all technological research and development tools in the firm; improving efficiency of all development and execution tools.
  • Hired and trained an internal support staff and re-negotiated all contracts with vendors to improve relationships with vendors and reduce costs while improving overall systems efficiency and performance.
  • Re-created the company’s proprietary database system using ColdFusion to improve efficiency in all levels of business development and execution reducing the cost of needed staff to deliver the company’s core products using the following technologies: Cold Fusion, Enterprise 8, Apache running on Apple Server X 10.4.11, Microsoft Server 2003 R2, IIS V6.0, Microsoft SQL 2005, Exchange Server 2003, DHTML, JavaScript.

International Churches of Christ (1993 to Present – non paid Volunteer)

Creative and Technical Director

Serving audiences as large as 10,000+ in venues such as Chicago’s UIC Pavilion and New York’s Jacob Javits Center supervising teams as large as 100+ people; Shaun has been the technical and creative director and teacher for professional live sound engineering, lighting, video and stage design for more than 14 years, and has taught classes in use of technology for worship services in Chicago, Washington D.C. and most recently has been invited to teach at the International Song Leader’s Conference in Providence, RI.

Localmotions, Chicago, IL (2001 to 2003)

Chairman of the Board

Localmotions is a dance and performing arts school serving local children in the Austin neighborhood of Chicago. Serving as many as 40 children from grades 1 to 12. Localmotions’ primary focus is to give children from under-privileged and low-income families in the Austin neighborhood a chance to see beyond their own boundaries by providing experiences in the performing arts.

Technical Summary

Executive Management, Vendor Relationship Management, Client Management, Team Supervisor, Trainer/Teacher, R.O.I. Planning/Accountability, .Net Developer, PHP Developer, Cold Fusion Developer, Database Architect, Database Administrator, Systems Administrator, CRM Architect, MSSQL, MySql, Interbase, Web Application Developer, Web Designer, HTML/JavaScript Programmer.