A seasoned and professional Business Owner, Executive, Business Systems and Software Consultant with extensive experience in the accounting software industry. Skilled in software engineering and project management. Broad expertise in Accounting, Accounting Software, Software Engineering, Programming, and Database Development. Significant and documented history of success in high level customer service, business IT implementation and training, as well as executive leadership. Adept at high-impact presentations, mediation and negotiations, customer relationships, and identifying, creating and implementing technology solutions.
Chief Executive Officer/Principal January 1979 to CurrentPRECISION COMPUTER METHODS － Elburn, IL
PC Methods is an IT, Accounting/ERP system consultancy.
Led and owned a Chicagoland-based IT, Accounting/ERP system consultancy specializing in Sage 300, Sage Pro, and Sage 50, with a particular focus on software engineering and project management.
About 60% of software projects were various FoxPro-based accounting systems applications, about 35% were C-based Unix API projects, and 5% were microprocessor development projects in assembler.
Work with clients to identify IT/software needs, design and execute implementation plans, and train staff on software’s use.
Services include: cloud-based and local backup, Sage Pro Consulting, FoxPro Database Programming, Training, IT Support, Database Repair, EDI Support, Custom Database Programming, Business Information Systems, Web Security, Right Sizing, E-Mail Spam Filter, Network Security, and HR Automation.
Handle all business functions, including corporate planning, budgets, sales management, and marketing.
Specialized expertise in: Accounting Account charting, bank receipts, sanity checks on balance sheets, cash flow analysis, profitability analysis, reclass problems.
Acted as treasurer for for-profit and non-profit organizations ranging from small budgets to $500,000/annual revenues.
Set up corporations and 501C(3) organizations, handled various payroll and tax forms.
Accounting Software Familiar with Sage ERP Migrator, 3 different EDI packages that work with Sage 300, Sage Pro, and QuickBooks.
Expertise in PrintBoss, F9, business analytics, and Sage CRM.
Familiarity with crystal reports and Sage FAS fixed assets software.
Software Engineering Familiarity with a wide variety of software engineering tools for packaging and installing software.
Utilize Pert and CP/M and Microsoft Project to support various software development projects.
Used end user interviews, old system review, design spec and functional spec system to create usable, complicated systems from scratch.
Programming Familiarity with a wide variety of software engineering tools for packaging and installing software.
Database Developed schemas and complete databases from conception to implementation.
Repaired FoxPro, SQL, Pervasive tables for Sage Pro and Sage 300.
Key Achievements: Successfully managed 100+ software development and software implementation projects and budgets ranging in size from $3,000 to $150,000+.
Oversee and manage the operations and upgrades of ERP systems for approximately 10 companies ranging from $3 million to $70 million per year.
Lead software development teams ranging in size from 1 to 5 staff, with additional contributions from 5 to 10 individuals (not software developers).
Successfully spearheaded overseas and local project outsourcing programs.
Converted a client’s operations from 50% ecommerce from QuickBooks to Sage 300, cutting web-order interface from about 15 man hours per day to about 5 minutes via automation.
Increased website traffic for internal development site to 1,700 hits/months using white hate SEO techniques.
Successfully wrote encryption program to secure documents, ported financial real-time price quote system from Unix to VMS, and helped design and build a real-time data acquisition network protocol.
Recognized as being one of the Top 3 SBT resellers in the Chicago area.
Master of Science : Computer ScienceIllinois Institute of Technology － Chicago, ILComputer Science
Master of Art : PhysicsPrinceton University － Princeton, NJPhysics
Master of ArtWashington University － St. Louis, MO
Bachelor of Art : Mathematics & PhysicsWashington University － St. Louis, MOGPA: Magna cum LaudeMagna cum Laude Mathematics & Physics