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Who I am

Experienced Web Development Manager adept in all stages of advanced web development.

Proven track-record for results-driven leadership and thoughtfully fostering team growth.

Bringing forth expertise in design, installation, testing and maintenance of web systems. Equipped with a diverse and promising skill-set.

Proficient in an assortment of web technologies, including JavaScript, CSS frameworks (Bootstrap, Foundation, Tailwind), SPA libraries (Vue.js, Svelte/Sveltekit, some React), PHP (extensive WordPress experience), SQL, Node.js, Git, cloud deployment and management (AWS, Google, Netlify), and much more.

Able to effectively self-manage during independent projects, as well as collaborate and lead in a team setting.

Recently acquired passion for Web3 and blockchain technologies.

Professional Experience

Senior IT & Development Manager

POUND Rockout. Workout.
Los Angeles, CA
May 2019 — Present

As Sr. IT & Development Manager, I have designed and developed technology solutions to support and drive the POUND business forward.

I have built internal and consumer facing solutions and have the unique opportunity to contribute to product design and system scalability.

Lead the development department and act as the decision-maker on matters relating to architecture, development, integration, and maintenance of the solutions in order to keep up with our rapidly evolving business needs.

Key Responsibilities

  • Manage the design, architecture, development, code review, and testing of business-critical technology solutions.
  • Supervise and develop both in-house and contracted developer talent
  • Define realistic timelines and LOE estimates, plan, and actualize on all new business directives
  • Effectively delegate tasks and responsibilities to maximize efficiency of the department
  • Work closely with the product management and design team to define feature requirements and deliver a product that materially impacts the business and improves the customer experience.
  • Identify performance bottlenecks and devise creative solutions.
  • Design and implement web service APIs that scale.
  • Work with SQL and NoSQL DB systems.
  • Develop and maintain various internal tools that manage solution development, testing, and deployment.
  • Work with the following technologies: Wordpress, PHP, MySQL, Javascript, Node.js, microservices, Redis, Elasticsearch, Docker, Kubernetes, Google Cloud.

Full‐Stack Web Developer

Absolute Exhibits
Tustin, CA
June 2017 — December 2018

As the sole in-house developer at Absolute Exhibits, I created and managed multiple company websites including e-commerce stores utilizing Woocommerce.

I created a custom, Woocommerce-based inventory management system plugin, which had the ability to book resources for future use and track availability across a given timetable. Then assisted in white-labeling the system and prepared it to scale as new clients were signed-on to use it.

Planned and lead a company-wide redesign and rebranding effort which finished five weeks early and under-budget by 17%.

Implemented a new Digital Asset Management system with custom API and custom Wordpress plugin to facilitate simple integration of digital assets to all company websites.

Key Responsibilities

  • Manage all planning, coding, and implementation of development projects
  • Manage security and updates for all company web servers and websites
  • Maintain internal marketing tools integrating with FileMaker and Job Pro systems
  • Assess internal processes and architect solutions to enhance productivity
  • Provide technical advice and weigh-in on key company decisions
  • Continually optimize company marketing efforts for maximum benefit and to maintain SEO
  • Consulted with teams and supported users throughout full life cycle of software product development.

Project Manager / WordPress Development Manager

GemFind
Newport Beach, CA
January 2016 — June 2017

Gemfind is a development studio focused on the jewelry vertical. I joined as Project Manager, but quickly identified key deficiencies in development standards and processes. I became responsible for implementing industry-best practices and SDLC waterfall methodologies.

I was promoted to oversee WordPress development and standards company-wide, while simultaneously managing 15+ concurrent Magento and WordPress E-Commerce projects with globally dispersed clients.

Key Responsibilities

  • Worked with clients to clearly identify and continuously manage project scope, requirements, dependencies, and deliverables.
  • Maintained effective communication to keep all stakeholders involved with the projects.
  • Initiated, coordinated, and enforced systems, policies, and procedures.
  • Improved the organization's effectiveness and efficiency by defining, delivering, and supporting strategic plans for implementing information technologies.
  • Maintained project quality by establishing and enforcing organization standards.
  • Managing vendors
  • Increased average profit-per-project 180%.
  • Reduced average project lifecycle 35% (120 days to 78 days)
  • Greatly improved client and employee satisfaction rates.