- Graduated from SMU’s Cox School of Business in May of 2014, with a concentration in Strategy and Entrepreneurship.
- Graduated from UTA in Fall of 2007 with a B.S. in Computer Science.
- 12+ years of object-oriented software development for both the web as well as client/server projects (Yes. I started in High School, but I don’t count that experience – but while in college, the 2 years I worked as an intern at Lockheed L-3, well, they make it on the list!)
- 7+ years of consulting experience.
- 10+ years of customer service exposure.
I’ve worked at a few companies in my time:
I worked in high school - sort of an atypical job at the time, working for a company that was focused on eCommerce - SoftBallJunk - and did some simplistic HTML forms, connectivity to payment gateways, etc.
While I was in college, I started out my development career with Foresight Automation, a small mechanical engineering firm that happened to be a vendor for Lockheed Martin Missiles & Fire Control, an organization I ended up doing a couple of internships with towards the end of my junior year and beginning of my senior year. I also interned at L-3 Communications' Link Simulation & Training, who eventually hired me full time about a month after I graduated with my BSCS degree.
My consulting career started really while I worked with The Scruggs Group (website no longer active) in the private actuarial consulting world for a while as a software consultant to the team and their clients, and I worked with Sogeti USA for a time as well, really enjoying working with Fortune 500 companies like Pier 1 and Alcon, as well as mid-sized organizations like the Federation of State Medical Boards and Broadlane/MedAssets.
I moved back into Consulting when I worked with Imaginet (a great organization, for sure, and just a great group of folks who are an absolute pleasure to work with) and then jumped to Catapult Systems, where I got to dive into mobile application development.
From there, I got to work an extended period at Avanade working with Microsoft Azure fairly exclusively for building SaaS applications using a microservice architecture.
While I was at Catapult and Avanade, I started my own small consultancy, Methodology, LLC and have amassed a few clients that I work with regularly to deliver real-time web apps and custom application development solutions.
I’m currently working at NationStar Mortgage/mr.cooper and have helped them transform their internal IT culture. We’ve also managed to introduce a few cool things - containerization with Docker, YAGNI-based development, pair programming, truly automated CI/CD pipelines with VSTS, microservice-based architectures and design approaches, test-driven development and test automation.