With 25 years of career experience as an IT specialist, including 22 years dedicated to system integrations, I have worked as a consultant, contractor and employee for a number of high-profile corporations in architecting, developing, testing, deploying and supporting enterprise-level integration solutions.
During my career, I have worked with Sally Beauty, architecting and building their first cloud integrations in Microsoft Azure, furnishing a full API catalog allowing over 12 in-house systems access to Sally Beauty's customer data; with Pier 1 where I led the integration initiative for multiple releases of pier1.com; with GameStop where I connected gamestop.com with their new OMS; with Xterprise designing the industry's first ever global RFID retail asset tracking solution for American Apparel stores; and developed various event driven proof of concepts for clients such as Brinks, Scentsy, and JB Hunt.
I earned a Bachelor’s degree in Information Systems from the University of Texas at Arlington, with additional studies as Texas Tech University.
I reside outside Dallas, Texas, with my amazing wife and three active children.
University of Texas at Arlington
1997 - 1998
Bachelors of Science in Information Systems
Texas Tech University
1993 - 1996
Course work towards Bachelors of Science in Information Systems
Sally Beauty Supply
2016 - 2021
While at Sally, I architected and built their first suite of cloud-based integrations in Azure, which produced a full API library as microservices, providing over 12 in-house systems access to Sally's customer data. I also lead the development effort for their new customer loyalty program. [read more]
Texas Capital Bank
2015 - 2016
This was my second visit to TCB, now as an independent consultant. I evaluated 13 of their integrations to determine if they were using the proper technology or if a different platform would be better suited. The results were documented and presented to management. I also on-boarded new clients for their HOA division by adding support for new financial software, generating new business. [read more]
2012 - 2015
Senior Consultant III
While at Neudesic, I implemented numerous solutions for a variety of clients. Some of my favorites include:
Pier 1 Imports
2011 - 2012
I was asked to come back to Pier 1 and lead the integration development for the redesign of pier1.com. I built a complete customer order life cycle - from order capture, to processing, to shipment - by communicating with seven different internal and external systems. [read more]
2010 - 2011
GameStop was implementing a new order management system, and hired me to assist with integrating gamestop.com with this new OMS. [read more]
2008 - 2010
Senior Integration Developer
I designed the first ever global RFID retail asset tracking solution - created for American Apparel - that tracked over 99% of their inventory in real time from the warehouse to all 250+ retail stores in 20 countries, and every stop in between - boosting sales 7% in the first year, increasing sales floor space by 10% and improving inventory accuracy to over 98%.
In addition, internal store orders originating from American Apparel's warehouse are now dynamically routed to all retail stores, allowing for additional stores to be added or removed in real time without any code or architecture changes. [read more]
Pier 1 Imports
2002 - 2008
During my tenure at Pier 1, my primary goal was to design, develop, and support all integration aspects for pier1.com. This includes customer order processing (EDI), payment gateways, inventory management, order shipment, and customer notification.
I also led the development team through multiple releases, completing my development objectives while simultaneously delegating tasks to team mates, monitoring outstanding defects, communicating with vendors, coordinating testing with the QA team, and supplying project updates to my supervisor. [read more]
I have experience in these roles:
I have these API skills:
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