William F. Schmitt

wfs@schmittnet.com

Experienced Senior Technology Executive

Dynamic, resourceful technology executive with a proven track record managing technology systems and people, including applications, data, and infrastructure.

  • Adept in assembling, organizing, and managing cross-functional teams to produce quality deliverables ahead of schedule and under budget

  • In-depth knowledge of existing and emerging technologies, architectures and platforms, with the ability to apply them to the strategic benefit of the organization

  • Technical expertise in all aspects of the development cycle, including needs analysis, requirements/process definition, application and database architecture, programming, testing, documentation and training

  • Creative thinker, receptive to new technologies and able to adapt existing technologies to new and innovative uses

Areas of Expertise

  • People management and organization

  • Multiple, Concurrent Project Management

  • Leadership and Team Building

  • Vendor Management

  • Interim CTO

  • Budget Preparation and Management

  • Group,Management, and Public Presentation

  • Data, Application, and Network Architecture

  • Business Proposals

  • Chief Technology Officer

  • Needs Analysis and Requirements definition

  • Internet and Application Development

  • Disaster Planning and Recovery

  • Windows and Unix Systems

  • B2B Technology Management

Selected Achievements

Experience

Independent Professional ServicesOxford, CT 05/2003 – Present

Independent professional services to various clients including management, website development, database design, and architectural services.

Acting CTO – TakesAllTypes.org, an organization building a social current focus on authentication and security. Re-designed the backend data structures to allow for greater flexibility and growth potential. Provide management and hiring guidance to the Chief Executive Officer.

Interim CTO – Sticki Digital, a startup delivering digital content for promotions and marketing campaigns. Performed quality control and technology guidance to the founder through the funding process.

Executive Technology Advisor - NHDS, Inc. a company focused on increasing the value of healthcare data to the health service providers. Assist the company through a change from small, spreadsheet-centric approach to a large data-centric approach to statistical tracking.

Technology Consultant – Village Group; a company focused on the provision of Reliable Identities in internet based processes. Provide ongoing technology advice, support and implementation.

Village Group, Inc., Waltham, MA and Oxford, CT 05/2003 - 12/2007

The Village Group is a direct descendent of the Delphi Internet Service, the first major company to offer direct internet service to consumers and businesses across the United States with a current focus on the provision of Reliable Identities to individuals and companies in internet processes.

Chief Operations Officer

Responsible for all infrastructure and developmental frameworks.

Muze, Inc., New York, NY 08/1998 – 04/2003

Largest B2B behind most entertainment related retailers on the internet delivering data, metadata, media, and streams, and Publisher of entertainment reference books.

Senior Vice President, Technology (CTO)

Spearhead all technology-related activities, including software development, network infrastructure administration and telecommunications support across multiple locations in a J2EE architected environment. Manage 43 employees including 2 Vice Presidents, 2 Directors and several Managers. Administer a technology budget representing 1/3 of all company expenditures. Direct all software licensing, support, production and technology-based infrastructure from telecommunications through hardware acquisition/ maintenance.

Accomplishments

Vice President, Technology Architecture

Directed all application and database architecture, development and support functions. Retained direct responsibility for the database team managing all DBAs, database developers and database modelers. Coordinated all software development group activity.

Accomplishments

Director, Chief Database Architect

Provided consistent, thorough management and maintenance of all database functions and security.

Accomplishments

Airmedia, Inc., New York, NY 07/1997 - 07/1998

Pioneer in the wireless provision of news, alerts, and email to cellphones and PDA devices nationwide.

Database Manager

Led all database-driven operations and development for this wireless Internet alert services provider, broadcasting News and Alerts nationally. The Sybase database served as the backbone for all product functionality.

Accomplishments:

TXbase Systems, Inc., Englewood Cliffs, NJ 09/1996 - 07/1997

Canadian provider of manufacturing management software..

Technology Consultant

Supplied solid support to the client base during a major software upgrade.

Mobius Management Systems/Systar Technologies, Larchmont, NY 04/1988 - 08/1996

National provider of Professional and Educational.Services

Principal Consultant

Project Manager and individual contributor for the custom development of enterprise-wide and Web-based document/media information management technology running on Client/Server SQL/Server, VAX and IBM mainframe platforms. Successfully directed the full life cycle development process from pre-sales proposal preparation, requirements analysis and product design through implementation. Supervised project teams of as many as 5 consultants. Key member of the Corporate Management Committee.

Service Bureau Company/Control Data, New York, NY/Greenwich, CT 06/1977 - 03/1988

Company providing networked Application and Development Services over a private international network in a precursor to cloud computing

At the district level, coordinated and supervised all client installations in the district through the entire project life cycle including custom software development; and provided technical assistance, review, and direction for all business proposals.

Platforms, Tools, and Environment Highlights

Management: IBM Websphere, Visual Age Persistence, Java, Oracle, DB2 AIX

Management and Hands-on: FreeBSD, Sun Solaris, Windows 95 through Vista, OS-MVS, VAX VMS, MS Project, Sybase SQL Server, MS SQL Server, MS Access, Visual Basic, Crystal Reports, COBOL, PHP Scripting, Apache Web Server, Infopac-RDS, Sybase PowerDesigner, Sybase Replication Server, MySQL, PostgreSQL

Education and Certification

Certified Sybase Professional – (System 10)

Fairfield University, Fairfield, CT, Bachelor of Science, Accounting


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