William F. Schmitt
Independent Professional ServicesOxford, CT 05/2003 – Present
Village Group, Inc.., Waltham, MA and Oxford, CT 05/2003 - 12/2007
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.
Reorganized department into four key areas: Software Development, Database Development, Application Management and Infrastructure Support;
Re-focused development on core projects able to offer a clear benefit to the company.
Eliminated all unnecessary and off-budget expenditures.
Consolidated voice telecommunication from 5 vendors to 2, negotiating a 50%+ reduction in calling rates.
Identified and recouped over $80K in erroneous telecommunications billings.
Reorganized all technology functions into a single department, structured by function, with a single point of entry into technology from all other business units. Shifted focus from departmental goals to support of corporate goals.
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.
Demonstrated productivity and functional justification for changing database development environment from IBM DB2 to Oracle, showing cost reductions that more than offset the additional licensing costs.
Smoothly migrated databases from IBM DB2 to Oracle.
Director, Chief Database Architect
Provided consistent, thorough management and maintenance of all database functions and security.
Supervised DBAs and all database development.
Represented technology group to other company departments and all potential outside investors.
Designed and implemented the architecture for the next generation of the Muze database, capable of managing all music, books and video products from a common data warehouse.
Created a development template that enabled continued production of older systems, without requiring a complete redevelopment of all legacy processes.
Initiated automated replication to a remote secondary de-normalized database optimized for output operations.
Airmedia, Inc., New York, NY 07/1997 - 07/1998
TXbase Systems, Inc., Englewood Cliffs, NJ 09/1996 - 07/1997
Mobius Management Systems/Systar Technologies, Larchmont, NY 04/1988 - 08/1996
Service Bureau Company/Control Data, New York, NY/Greenwich, CT 06/1977 - 03/1988