A creative software visionary and leader, with a passion for dynamic
languages, usability, cloud computing, web applications, and the latest in open-source
Vice President, Software Products, Pictage Inc; Atlanta, GA — 2010-Present
In 2010, ShootQ was acquired by Pictage, Inc.
Direct the creation of software products for Pictage, which provides
innovative solutions for professional photographers.
- Nimbus — a hosted web-presence for photographers, providing
a website, blog, galleries, and complete integration with ShootQ.
- Atrium — single-sign-on system based upon the CAS standard,
plus unified user, brand, and subscription management.
- Quid — a web-service backend for the P3 payment system,
which offers photographers a low-cost credit card processing service, including
credit card storage, and payment schedules.
Chief Technology Officer, ShootQ.com; Atlanta, GA — 2007-2010
Lead a team on creation and continued development of ShootQ, a web-based
studio management application for photography studios. Designed,
implemented, and released a revolutionary software as a service application for
At ShootQ, I played the role of Product Manager, Infrastructure Expert,
Chief Architect, and Development Manager. This experience provided me with
an extensive level of understanding with:
- Managing complex software projects from start to finish.
- The benefits and pitfalls of deploying cloud-based applications.
- How to position a startup for success, including the potential for acquisition.
Development Team Leader, Optio Software; Alpharetta, GA — 2006-2007
Directed small teams of programmers, quality assurance specialists, and
technical writers in an agile development environment. During this time,
I was in charge of teams working on a variety of projects:
- HL7 Server — an asynchronous network server for the
Health Level 7 standard. Capable of receiving, sending, archiving,
and transforming messages using configurable pipelines.
- QuickChart / PowerChart Integration — secure
single-sign on integration with Cerner PowerChart, a third-party web
application, utilizing C, C#, and encryption
- QuickChart / PACS — integrated Optio Healthcare’s
flagship web application with a popular PACS medical imaging system,
enabling secure access to MRI, CT, PET, and other medical images
- MedEx 2.0 — a complete rewrite of Optio’s
“forms on demand” web application, utilizing Python,
TurboGears, CSS, ExtJS, and SQLAlchemy
In addition to work with Optio’s healthcare business, I also had
the opportunity to work with Optio’s enterprise development teams,
providing my web development expertise to the ProCentra project, and
performing imaging technology research for Optio’s Senior Team.
In 2006, I was also awarded Optio’s Employee of the Year award.
Systems Analyst, Optio Software; Alpharetta, GA — 2004-2006
In 2004, VertiSoft was acquired by Optio Software, where my work on the
QuickRecord Suite continued:
- QuickRecord Chart Completion — medical record
completion system, to assist medical records departments ensure that
they comply with Joint Commission standards, written in C# and
- QuickSign — electronic signature web application,
written in C# and Python, making heavy use of HTML, CSS, and
Software Developer, VertiSoft; Atlanta, GA — 2003-2004
After concluding a six-year part-time relationship with VertiSoft, I
started full-time in 2003. During this time, I played a pivotal role in
designing and implementing version 4.0 of the QuickRecord Suite in
Python and C#, including:
- Intelligent Hub — flexible patient information
indexer, written in Python
- QuickDelivery — document distribution system with
print, fax, and network delivery, written in Python
- QuickChart — patient information web application,