Hyatt Hotel Corporation, Chicago, IL
August 2016 - Present

Senior .NET Developer

Developed and maintained desktop and mobile device applications and service-oriented architecture for the Hyatt Client Advantage Mobile (HyCAM) platform, integrating legacy hotel systems with ongoing data initiatives.

Northern Trust, Chicago, IL
March 2015 - July 2016

Senior .NET Developer

Collaborated with a team of developers to create new features for the Northern Trust Goals Powered Initiative platform for investment planning with mobile and WPF client components.

UBS, Chicago, IL
Oct 2014 - Feb 2015

Database Systems Architect

Augmented the fixed income trading platform team's agile development efforts

True Value Company, Chicago, IL
Sept 2014 - Oct 2014

Database Systems Architect

Migrated web forms, web services, database objects and source code to Windows Server 2008 servers for the Web Applications Development group.

Grant Thornton, LLP, Oakbrook Terrace, IL
June 2014 - August 2014

Microsoft Systems Architect

Joined a team of Microsoft consultants to deliver a suite of related software components to support a meaningful refresh in Grant Thornton’s audit methodology.

Northern Trust, Chicago, IL
June 2013 - June 2014

Desktop Systems Architect

Created multiple VSTO add-ins and a Distribution Group management website to fulfill Lotus Notes conversion to Outlook, regulatory compliance requirements, and data loss prevention initiatives.

Northern Trust, Chicago, IL
Sep 2012 - June 2013

SmallTalk to .NET Conversion Architect

Designed a dynamic WPF forms engine to replace the legacy Assets, Institutions and Pricing application originally written in VisualAge SmallTalk.

Accretive Health, Chicago, IL
Jan 2012 - Aug 2012

Senior Web Developer

Enhanced and maintained features of the Physician Advisory Services portal connecting doctors to healthcare service support providers.

Grainger, Lake Forest, IL
Oct 2011 - Dec 2011

Consulting Programmer-Analyst

Migrated web forms, web services, database objects and source code to Windows Server 2008 servers for the Web Applications Development group.

Nightingale-Conant, Niles, IL
Feb 2011 - Sep 2011

Senior Web Architect

Coded and maintained eCommerce web applications for a world leader in personal development audio books.

Marketing Innovators, Rosemont, IL
Jul 2010 - Dec 2010

Consulting Web Developer

Built a web service and web content for a highly respected HR incentive rewards company.

Astellas Pharma US, Inc., Deerfield, IL
Apr 2010 - June 2010

Consulting Programmer-Analyst

Streamlined an RFC intranet web form system to optimize UI and data integrity concerns.

JP Morgan Chase, Chicago, IL
Jan 2009 - Mar 2010

Senior Programmer-Analyst

Designed workflow components to automate government form lockbox processing.

Man Investments / Glenwood Capital, LLC, Chicago, IL
Mar 2006 - Dec 2008

Reporting Programmer-Analyst

Developed internal reporting applications and process enhancements.

America's Sleep Network, Westmont, IL
Mar 2005 - Feb 2006

Healthcare Systems Developer-Analyst

Hired to help develop and promote a line of healthcare billing and scheduling applications.

The Committee of Twelve, Chicago, IL
Jan 2004 - Mar 2007

Web Developer

Volunteered to add eCommerce functionality for Twelfth Night, Chicago's longest running private black tie masquerade ball, automating ticket payment collection for over half of the guests.

Banker's Life and Casualty, Chicago, IL
Nov 2004 - Jan 2005

Consulting Programmer-Analyst

Chosen to enhance the functionality of electronic forms, deliver online setup and registration, and recommend new technology purchases.

Impact: Accelerated results using low-overhead Agile software development, delivering data extraction, validation and export to over 4000 insurance agents.

Nephrology Associates, Oak Park, IL
Jul 2001 - Aug 2004

Project Manager / Lead Programmer-Analyst

Signed on to develop and test business applications for this 40+ doctor nephrology group's billing operations in order to provide improved collections, accounting system enhancements, and patient care assessment feedback. Worked with vendors and service partners to automate over $1.7 million in supervision charges monthly and deliver regional quality improvement indicators based on third-party laboratory results. Built close working relationship with company executives and technology staff.

Impact: NANI has enjoyed uninterrupted cash flow, with over 50% of charge revenues generated through automated processes despite numerous internal and industry-wide changes in medical billing practices.

International Woodwind, Chicago, IL
Aug 1998

Consulting Programmer-Analyst

Hired to help the proprietor of a musical instrument refurbishing business simplify eCommerce operations.

Impact: Reduced development costs by 75% while enabling more timely site updates.

Everest Healthcare, Westchester, IL
Jan 1998 - Jun 2001

Consulting Programmer-Analyst

Worked with a team of 9 technology consultants to provide billing, reporting and statistical analysis solutions for a major US healthcare service provider.

Impact: Enhanced efficiency and stability of dialysis operations which lead to a lucrative buy-out offer from Fresenius Medical Care, North America.

Ernst & Young, Chicago, IL
Jan 1997 - Jan 1998

Consulting Programmer-Analyst / Phase One Design Team Principal

Collaborated with a group of over 50 contractors on an automotive insurance marketing application for Nationwide Insurance.

Impact: Consultants at Ernst & Young provided an extensible object-orient database system to run in all Nationwide Insurance call centers.

Terraglyph Interactive Studios, Schaumburg, IL
Oct 1994 - Jan 1997

Manager of Technical Support / Database Administrator

Lead the technical support team for CD-ROM game customers in Windows 95, DOS 5.0 and Macintosh System 7.5 while developing database and marketing skills.

Quaker Oats Company, Lombard, IL
Mar 1992 - Jul 1994

Reporting Representative

Guitar Center, Chatsworth, CA
Oct 1990 - Sep 1991

Management Information Systems

Served as member of the inventory systems conversion team responsible for keying product inventory data, generating bar-coded SKU tags from a custom Prime Computer database, and providing systems training to the Guitar Center sales force.


Northwestern University
2003 - Present

Chicago and Evanston, Illinois Campuses

Continuing studies in Finance, Organizational Behavior, Technology Project Management, Digital Video Editing, eCommerce Architecture, Advanced JAVA for Programmers, Web 2.0 XHTML Tools and Technologies, and Mobile Application Analytics

DePaul University

College of Computing and Digital Media - Chicago Loop Campus

Professional development course work in Lightweight Java Web Development covering JSP (Java Server Pages), Struts, JSF (JavaServer Faces), Hibernate, Spring and a survey of other frameworks

Learning Tree International

Chicago, Illinois

Course work in .NET Best Practices and Design Patterns, and PowerBuilder

Chicago, Illinois

Completed Scrum Master Certification

Illinois Institute of Technology
Fall 1994

Wheaton, Illinois

Course work in Database Design - Included a term paper on MS Access 2.0

The University of Iowa
Class of 1989

Iowa City, Iowa

Bachelor of Arts Degree
Double Major in Communication Studies and Music Composition

College of DuPage
(Student at Large)

Glen Ellyn, Illinois

Selected courses in Computer Programming, Mathematics, and Music

Skill Years used Last used
C# 12 2017
J2EE 7 2010
ASP.NET 10 2016
ADO.NET >10 2017
SQL Server >10 2017
Agile Project Management 10 2014
Microsoft Excel >25 2017
MVC 10 2017
Microsoft Office Automation >10 2014
VBA >10 2017
JavaScript 12 2017
AJAX / jQuery / Frameworks 8 2017
Adobe Master Suite >10 2017
Camtasia Studio 6 2010
UX / User Interface Design >10 2017
CSS 12 2017
ORM: NHibernate / Spring 11 2017
MS ORM: LINQ2SQL / Entity Framework 5 2015
Test Director 4 2010
MAGIX Audio Studio >10 2017