I am an agile technology leader with a passion for innovation, communication, excellence, honesty and integrity. I've envisioned new products with great features, enabled teams to build them and engaged large audiences on multiple platforms.
Currently providing leadership to our largest software initiative to rebuild the applications that support manufacturing facilities for both Shutterfly and Lifetouch. This critical platform enables more than $2 billion in annual revenue. I am responsible for daily software releases, sprint delivery and Scrum team health. I work with other groups to remove barriers, ensure security and improve delivery.
Lead nine global software planning, engineering and testing teams who create applications that automate cash management for retail and financial organizations. Our goal is to produce applications that solve customer problems while complementing the cash automation devices built by ARCA. I am responsible for staffing, budgeting, technology roadmaps and annual goals for the software group, which consists of about 40 people across five countries.
Responsible for leading six software teams of 25 people in two countries using Agile Scrum methodology, Java, C#, C++, AWS and LAMP. Partnered with product owners and scrum masters to deliver new products and features in a timely manner. Managed support escalations and supported customer software integration projects. Multiple development projects were delivered on time to support sales deals of more than $3 million. Developed an industry award-winning enterprise web application to analyze performance of more than 2,000 cash machines.
Provide leadership to drive development, implementation and ongoing management of critical mobile applications across iOS, Android, Kindle and Mobile Web platforms for news organizations including Fox, CBS, E.W. Scripps, Meredith and LIN Media. Assist in product marketing, advertising, pricing, and development.
Managed multiple operations and software teams. Directed hundreds of software development projects utilizing internal and external resources. Responsible for day-to-day operations, server/network infrastructure, product development, QA, project management, customer support, integration, advertising operations and financial reporting.
Responsible for all technical operations including software development, project management, network infrastructure, hardware acquisition and deployment, customer integration and support. Our products distribute stories, photos and video clips on mobile phones for more than 300 news media partners.
Started entrepreneurial venture to help individuals and businesses with their computer networks and web sites. Developed, moved and maintained business web sites. Optimized databases and streamlined data entry for NC State University.
Managed software development team responsible for building and maintaining web-based tools for all McClatchy Co. newspapers. This included systems for content management, classified advertising, user registration, content search and custom applications. Responsible for a $1.9 million budget.
I started my career as a newspaper journalist and worked my way from print to online, eventually managing an online-only newsroom of 18 employees and three publications. Along the way, I gained valuable communication, management and leadership experience.
Tom recognizes that the best way to lead is to build leaders. He delegates responsibility, control and ownership of the company's challenges to others. He then backs them up to ensure their success. He lets them be experts and leans on their experience and knowledge to make decisions. When Tom sees opportunities, gaps or impending problems, he pulls together the right resources and makes a plan.
- Russ A., Sr. Software Engineer & Development Leader
I have worked for Tom for over 3 years and must say he is a fantastic leader. His drive and focus while allowing his team to have the freedom to grow and develop personally and professionally, is a talent that very few managers possess. In a world of 'bosses', Tom is a 'leader' and I would gladly work for him again if I had to do it all over.
- Jay A., AWS Certified Solutions Architect Professional
From the day he joined the newsroom, Tom raised the caliber of what we could do and revealed what was possible even with the modest resources we had available. He demanded us to expect more from ourselves, and to exceed the expectations of the audience. Through his coding know-how, he was able to articulate any ideas we had that to us were just dreams beyond our reach. He led me to pursue opportunities in the negative space, understanding what was possible to see what was not being done. In a sentence, Tom is the most capable and competent individual I've ever worked with.
- Barry S., Product Development Director
As an experienced agile software leader he provided solid leadership, direction, and mentoring to his global development team. As a technologist, he continuously researched new technologies and methods that could bring new value to the platform, increase consistency, and improve customer experience with our offerings. Tom was easy to collaborate with, providing a balanced view of trade-offs when assessing priorities and new requirements. Tom is a skilled software leader and I would gladly work with him again.
- Pete S., Product Management Leader
Tom really knows his stuff. Equally important, he's organized, efficient and delivers on schedule and on-budget. A pleasure to work with.
- Ron S., Media Executive