Thomas E. Wright
E-mail: tw@tomwright.net


Objective

To obtain a position as a technical manager or developer that will allow me to showcase my high energy, enthusiasm, creativity, organizational skills and strong work ethic.

Previous Experience

HyperDrive Interactive
10034 Washington Ave.
Loveland, OH 45140

December 2010 to present

Senior Director - Technology
Managed all aspects of technical infrastructure, strategy, development, database management and technical personnel for the entire organization. Created complex workflows and automated email programs using the ExactTarget platform. Established project flow and quality assurance processes where none previously existed and expanded internal capabilities for complex application development, mobile, data analysis/reporting and high-volume email campaigns for all clients. Functioned as technical lead and liaison for all clients and led development team.

Tasks included maintaining internal servers and network, researching and retaining new technology vendors, database and application design, building ExactTarget integrations into all client Web sites, coding HTML, CSS, C#, SQL and PHP on daily basis, mentoring and coaching team members, project management, requirements gathering and estimating and other miscellaneous tasks as assigned.

Sanger & Eby
501 Chestnut St.
Cincinnati, OH 45203

January 2009 to November 2010

Web Application Developer
Created, implemented and maintained public Web sites and intranet applications for clients including Macy's, Fifth Third Bank, Luxottica and others. Tasks included application design and development, database design, requirements gathering and analysis, programming C#, ASP.NET, ASP, HTML, JavaScript, XML, SQL and other miscellaneous duties as required.

Bridge Worldwide
302 W. Third Street, Suite 900
Cincinnati, OH 45202

November 2007 to December 2008

Senior Systems Analyst
Managed a team of developers and systems analysts in charge of maintaining 14 prominent, high-traffic personal health care brand sites for Procter and Gamble, including Metamucil, Vicks, PUR, Oral B, Pepto Bismol, Align GI, Fibersure, Glide Floss, Fixodent, Health Expressions and Thermacare. Managed development of the Bridge Worldwide site redesign, the Cincinnati Cyclones site, Cincinnati Youth Collaborative site and the Marketing with Meaning blog. Tasks included coaching team members, interviewing applicants, managing internal and external development resources, scheduling, resource allocation, creative concepting, researching new technologies, project estimating, application design and development, database design, requirements gathering and analysis and documenting complex web applications.

Wymore & Associates
644 Linn St., Suite 802
Cincinnati, OH

December 2005 to November 2007

Senior Internet Architect
Created, implemented and maintained Web sites and content management applications for all clients, including John Morrell, Kretschmar Deli, U.S. Playing Card, Jimmy Dean, Hillshire Farm, Sara Lee Foods, Ensemble Theatre of Cincinnati and others. Tasks included creative conception, application design and development, database design, requirements gathering and analysis, programming C#, ASP.NET, ASP, HTML, JavaScript, XML, SQL and other miscellaneous duties as required.

Strata-G Communications
250 West Court St., Suite 400
Cincinnati, OH

December 2003 to September 2005

Technology Manager/Lead Developer
Created, implemented and maintained Web sites and content management applications for several clients, including TimberTech, SENCO, Lang Photography, University of Cincinnatiís College Conservatory of Music and USI. Tasks included performing workstation, system and database maintenance for entire enterprise, technical and user support, application design and development, database design, requirements gathering and analysis, programming C#, ASP.NET, ASP, PHP, HTML, JavaScript, XML, SQL and other miscellaneous duties as required.

Cincinnati Insurance Companies
6200 S. Gilmore Rd.
Fairfield, OH

February 2002 to December 2003

Web Site Developer
Created, implemented and maintained Web sites and Web applications for enterprise-wide corporate intranet and extranet. Created content maintenance applications that allowed department liaisons to maintain departmental sites. Designed and deployed a user manual content management system now used as corporate standard for online documentation. Tasks included application design and development, database design and administration, requirements gathering and analysis, programming in C#, ASP.NET, ASP, HTML, DHTML, JavaScript and SQL and creating and editing Web graphics.

WJM Consulting
1447 N. Fort Thomas Ave.
Fort Thomas, KY 41075

September 2001 to January 2002

Consultant
Gathered and analyzed requirements from client to create requirements documents and project plans and timelines. Created and maintained several SQL Server 2000 databases in a 3-tier development environment for a financial services client, performing onsite and offsite database server maintenance including backups, regular data dumps and intensive SQL Server DTS scripting. Tasks included requirements gathering, creating project plans, writing and testing SQL scripts, DTS packages, coding HTML, ASP and JavaScript.

HSR Business to Business, Inc.
11590 Century Blvd., Suite 211
Cincinnati, OH 45046

December 1998 to September 2001

Senior Internet Application Developer
Created, implemented and maintained site designs and Web applications for several clients, including Cincinnati Bell, Pall Corporation, Convergys Corporation, XpectFirstAid, Steed Hammond Paul, AK Steel, Cintas Corporation, Cadence Network, Agilera, Cincinnati Incorporated and others. Coordinated development, design implementation and migration for redesign of Cintas Corporation Web site. Managed development, design and online store implementation for Spectra-Tech.com and led a team of 6 developers and UI designers for our corporate site redesign, HSRB2B.com. Played key role in launch of Forbes2000.com and Cincinnati Bell i-wireless sites. Tasks included application development (planning and implementation), coding HTML, DHTML, JavaScript, VBScript and SQL on a daily basis, creating and editing graphics, technical support, network, server and database administration.

Hamilton Journal-News
228 Court St.
Hamilton, OH 45011

August 1998 to December 1998

Copy Editor/Page Designer
Performed daily copy editing and page design for the Journal-News and two other Thomson weekly papers. Tasks included, placing ads, editing copy for clarity, conciseness and accuracy and designing and paginating on deadline. Also, coded and uploaded daily stories to the Journal-News Web site each day.

Dayton Daily News
45 S. Ludlow St.
Dayton, OH 45402

 March 1996 to August 1998

Technology Writer/Copy Editor/Page Designer
Wrote and edited technology-based articles and performed copyediting and page design for the infoPLUS page. Tasks included researching new technologies, installing and reviewing computer software, hardware and games, writing and editing in a fast-paced newsroom environment, layout and page design, creating and editing graphics and maintaining an archive of previous infoPLUS pages. Initiated Hot Sites, a weekly Web site review, which became a standing element on the infoPLUS Technology page.

Database Specialist/Technology Writer
Wrote and edited technology-based articles for the infoPLUS page. Also, downloaded and maintained large government and research databases for use by reporters. Initiated and coordinated two infoPLUS/Dayton Daily News Best of the Web Awards contests, which included site rating and judging, compiling results and writing site review capsules. Other tasks included compiling data and research for use in large computer-assisted reporting projects and writing and editing on deadline in a fast-paced newsroom environment. Contributed to 1998 Pulitzer Prize winning "Unnecessary Danger" series.

Editorial Assistant/Computer Support-Sports Dept./Freelance Writer
Performed editorial tasks such as layout, compiling statistics and schedules, and answering phones. Provided computer support and training for the entire Sports department. Also, wrote and edited articles on a freelance basis for On the Links and KidSense magazines. Received the Publisher's Award for work on the Editorial Assistant Handbook.

Monarch Marking Systems
170 Monarch Lane
Miamisburg, OH 45342

May 1995 to November 1995

Technical Writer - Contract
Wrote and edited instructional manuals for both computer software and label printing equipment. Tasks included document layout, graphic work, and effectively communicating highly technical information in a concise, easy to understand format.

Education

 

Wright State University

  • English Major, emphasis on technical writing

September 1989 to June 1996

Skills

  • Extensive computer knowledge and experience using
    • Microsoft .NET Framework 1.0/1.1/2.0/3.5, ASP.NET, C#, VB.NET, Visual Studio.NET 2003/2005/2008
    • SQL (Transact/ANSI), Visual Basic, ASP, HTML/XHTML, JavaScript, VBScript, PHP
    • SQL Server 7.0/2000/2005, DTS package creation and data conversion, XML and Web Services
    • Macromedia Dreamweaver 2/3/4/MX/8, HomeSite, Visual Studio 6, Visual SourceSafe
    • Windows XP Professional, Windows Server 2003, Windows 2000 Professional/Server/Advanced Server, Windows NT Workstation/ Server, Microsoft Application Center, MacOS 8.x/9.x/OS
    • TCP/IP, Windows networking, NTLM, some Active Directory
    • Test case creation, UAT testing, industry standard unit and application testing tools and testing methodologies
    • Microsoft Office 97/2000/XP/2003, Microsoft Visio
    • Adobe Photoshop 4/5/6/7/CS/CS2, Adobe ImageReady, some Macromedia Flash
    • Quark XPress, Macromedia Freehand, Adobe Illustrator
  • Excellent writing, editorial and Web development skills:
    • Extensive experience in project documentation and requirements gathering, document management and workflow design and implementation
    • Experience in layout and page design using QuarkXPress, Adobe InDesign and Digital Technologies Pagination Software
    • Electronic publishing, document creation, document management and document conversion
    • More than 10 years professional experience in Internet/IT-related businesses
  • Strong interpersonal skills:
    • Excellent leadership skills
    • Strong technical support and training skills
    • Willingness to work in an independent or a team-oriented environment
    • 15 years experience in customer service

Portfolio and References

References are available on request.