IT Consultant and Contractor
I have over twenty-five years experience in delivering solutions across a broad range of industries, including finance, telecommunications, engineering, and media. Financial sector experience includes investment banking, retail banking, asset management, and interdealer brokerage.
I have designed and developed client and server side applications and services, including WPF, winforms, MVC, web forms, classic ASP, Excel automated systems, Windows services, server components, classic web services, and WCF services. I have developed and maintained intranets, extranets, as well as Internet sites. I have developed and maintained database solutions using SQL Server, Oracle, Access, and even dBase!
I have experience as a technical author and I am used to working closely with business users and business analysts, helping them gather and define business requirements. I have drafted, proofed and released user and technical manuals for hardware and software systems, written copy for promotional material and bids, and authored feasibility, system architecture, and support documentation.
Recent experience includes architecting and delivering a SOA framework for an interdealer broker over a period of six years. This involved researching and recommending solutions and technologies, working closely with business users and vendors, integrating different technologies by building adapters, and designing and building quality, real-time dashboards that offered real benefit for business users.
My greatest strength is the ability to grasp new ideas and technologies quickly and to deliver the best solution these technologies offer. In addition, I have a strong analytical mind and proven written and spoken communication skills. I’ve worked with small teams, medium teams, and large teams for small, medium, and large corporations worldwide. I’m flexible and adaptable in my approach, determined, creative, and passionate in what I do. I love learning and I love helping people.