My résumé details years of diverse experience both professionally and technically.
As an author, I’ve written two books: 33 Things I Wish Somebody Would Have Told Me and WROX: Professional PHP Design Patterns (ISBN: 978-0470496701). I’ve also been a columnist for PHP Architect and Sitepoint.
Technical Public Speaking
I’ve given more than 20 presentations ranging from conference keynote, to local user group, to industry conference workshop. Highlights include Keynote for MidwestPHP 2014, STEAM Day at Brown Deer Elementary 2014, Zend Filter Webinar for Zend.com, ThatConference 2012 and 2013, Milwaukee PHP Users Group 2010-2016 and Wisconsin Midrange Computer Professional Association Spring Conference 2013.
Education / Certifications
I hold a Bachelor of Science in Business Management from Cardinal Stritch University. I graduated with Delta Mu Delta Honors.
I hold the following certifications: Certified SCRUM Master, Zend Certified Engineer, Security+, Network+, A+, MCP 70-210 and NTC Open Source Web Developer Certificate.
Senior Director of Product Engineering at Dealer Inspire. I began at Dealer Inspire October, 2016, as a Senior PHP Developer. In October 2017, I was promoted to Director, and in May 2018 I was promoted to Senior Director. Dealer Inspire provides a comprehensive suite of tools for automotive dealers. I’m responsible for technical mentorship and career path enrichment of my development team of 12 direct reports. I assist the VP of Engineering in developing processes, procedures and best practices for all of the development teams. My time is split between four product teams: Online Shopper, which facilitates purchase, customization and financing of a vehicle completely online; Fuel, a tool which optimizes and automates advertising via real-time inventory feeds on AdWords and Bing; AdBuilder, an internal tool for building HTML5-based ads; and an upcoming project that is still under wraps.
Previous experience includes Small Shops United, LLC; iMoneza/Wallit, LLC; 201 Creative, LLC; Liturgical Publications, Inc.; c21 Interactive/MarkForGov.com; Rogers POS; Delta Dental; Job Shouts; and EZ-Net. Work history beginning in 2001 is available upon request.
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