Experience and Past Projects

Kendall Technologies, Inc. – Various Locations (Owner) 04/2005 – Current

Integration Architect

Architect, developer, and owner of a single person consulting company focusing solely on Microsoft Integration Technologies.  Worked primarily through other well-known consulting firms for various clients throughout the world with experience working in the US, Canada, and India.  I have worked on Microsoft BizTalk Server, SQL Server, Microsoft Azure IaaS, Microsoft Azure Service Bus, Microsoft Azure Worker Roles, Microsoft Azure Web APIs. and Microsoft Azure Logic Apps.

Note: Projects less than 4 weeks are omitted.

Project: Stratosphere Quality – Indianapolis, IN                                                     11/2016 – 04/2017
Role: Azure Architect, EDI Developer, Logic Apps Developer (Direct to Client)

  • Reviewed EDI files needed for integration with an Auto Company
  • Architected an Azure based solution using Logic Apps and Integration Accounts
  • Created numerous EDI and Flat File transactions for vendor payment
  • Built a PowerShell based deployment process
  • Set up monitoring of deployed Logic Apps to ensure smooth operation in Production

Project: Allscripts – Raleigh, NC                                                                             05/2014 – 10/2016
Role: Overall Solution Architect, Developer (through CCI Tec)

  • Review existing BizTalk 2009 solution using HL7
  • Architected a replacement for an existing HL7 based BizTalk solution using the ESB toolkit
  • Designed and build numerous ESB Itineraries and custom components
  • Built a BizTalk Deployment Framework based build and deployment processes
  • Designed an Azure based solution using Web APIs, SQL Azure, and Service Bus
  • Assisted in production support issues
  • Led a team for 5 developers

Project: Home Instead – Omaha, NE                                                                      10/2013 – 02/2014
Role: Developer (through CCI Tec)

  • Worked under another BizTalk Architect on an ESB-based solution
  • Built and delivered 5 interfaces using the ESB Toolkit
  • Designed a solution using Azure Service Bus Queues to persist data
  • Mentored team members on the BizTalk ESB Toolkit and Azure

Project: State of Louisiana – Chicago, IL                                                               08/2013 – 10/2013
Role: Solution Architect, Developer (through Redmane)

  • Sole BizTalk resources responsible for design and build of the solution
  • Built a system for state integration with national health care services based on Obama Care
  • Build a custom WCF Behavior for integration with a Java-based service
  • Guided the installation of BizTalk 360 for production monitoring
  • Trained resources for ongoing support and operations

Project: PVH – Bridgewater, NJ                                                                             03/2013 – 07/2013
Role: Solution Architect, Mentor (through VNB Consulting)

  • Provided Architectural guidance on existing BizTalk solution
  • Assisted in designing and building new processes using the Oracle Adapter
  • Build a new build and deployment process using SSO to meet complex client requirements
  • Mentored and trained 7 other team members

Project: Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana – Baton Rouge, LA                          04/2011 – 11/2012
Role: Overall Solution Architect, Developer (through CCI Tec)

  • Architect for a HIPAA 4010 to 5010 conversion for 835 and 837 transitions
  • Responsible for BizTalk, Reports, SSIS, and ASP front end solutions
  • Setup continuous integration and automated builds for the BizTalk solution inside TFS
  • Designed and built the 835 BizTalk process to send payment notifications
  • Architected the 837 claims process using BizTalk
  • Setup Business Activity Monitoring (BAM) for end to end logging
  • Built a BizTalk-based global exception handling process
  • Led and mentored 22 other team members

Project: Proctor and Gamble – Chicago, IL                                                             02/2010 – 03/2011
Role: BizTalk Architect, Developer, Team Lead (through Accenture/Avanade)

  • Integration Architect for a multi-tenant consumer facing ecommerce solution
    Responsible for sending customer data from Commerce Server to 3rd party systems
  • Architected and built a scalable, reusable BizTalk based batch messaging solution
  • Led a team of 3 developers working long hours and weekends to meet a tight deadline
  • Transitioned skills and knowledge to IDC resources both onshore and in-person in India

Project: Best Buy – Minneapolis, MN                                                                      05/2007 – 01/2010
Role: BizTalk Architect, Developer, Functional SME (through Accenture/Avanade)

  • Lead integration resource on one of the largest Commerce Server 2007 implementations in the world
  • Responsible for Order Submission to the backend, Email Communication, and all inbound Catalog and Inventory feeds
  • Became the go-to resources for any order related issues both technical and functional, reducing the need from external teams
  • Supported the BestBuy.com website team during the peak Thanksgiving holiday season
  • Transitioned skills and knowledge to IDC resources both onshore and in-person in India

Project: Shell – Houston, TX                                                                                    10/2006 – 05/2007
Role: BizTalk Architect and Team Lead (through Accenture/Avanade)

  • Managed a team of six resources to deliver a new vendor portal to submit invoices to SAP
  • Architected a solution going from web to SAP including complex schema validation with end-user notification

Project: Pacific Life Insurance – Newport Beach, CA                                             01/2006 – 09/2006
Role: BizTalk Architect and Developer (through Accenture/Avanade)

  • Built a web-based .net solution using BizTalk Business Rules Engine to ensure filing compliance, saving the client thousands in fines
  • Processedflat file financial market data using BizTalk to control business logic, ensuring client quotes were using the latest pricing data

Project: NewGen Results – San Diego, CA                                                             10/2005 – 12/2005
Role: BizTalk Architect (through Accenture/Avanade)

  • Scaled BizTalk 2006 to process nearly 1,400 messages per second for one hour, proving the messaging required for thePOC can be met using BizTalk

Project: Akamai – Cambridge, MA                                                                          04/2005 – 09/2005
Role: BizTalk Architect and Developer (through Accenture/Avanade)

  • Integrated bidirectional data flow between an onsite Siebel system and Siebel On-Demand, allowing for near real-time data synchronization between distributed systems
  • Conducted two custom designed training classes, improving team performance and skills
  • Led debugging efforts on BizTalk code, ensuring code meets the functional requirements and project standards
  • Provide one-on-one team mentoring and transition, ensuring knowledge transfer

Hartford Insurance Group – Hartford, CT (Contractor) 06/2004 – 04/2005

Integration Architect  / BizTalk Developer

Senior Developer and Integration Architect working on a multi-million dollar, 150+ interface integration project with over 10 additional BizTalk Developers. Integrated client systems with Accenture’s SOURCE Claims Management System.  Lead Inbound and Outbound message processing including real-time, batching, debatching, and large message strategies.

Auxis, Inc. –Miami,FL(Contractor) 04/2004 – 06/2004

Integration Architect

Sole developer responsible for the Architecture, Design, and Build of a BizTalk 2004 integration solution providing near real-time data synchronization between Motek’s Priya Warehouse Management System and Microsoft Business Solution’s (MBS)Great Plains8.

  • Conducted team meetings to discuss functional and technical issues, addressing complex problems before they became a project setback
  • Completed Conceptual, Physical, and Logical designs ahead of schedule in accordance to the Microsoft Solution Framework (MSF), ensuring a complete design process
  • Company level participant in the Early Adapter Program (EAP) for BizTalk 2004 and attended weekly conference calls with Microsoft’s development team, always on top of program changes
  • Trained team members and client personnel on BizTalk 2004

Avanade, Inc. – Irving, TX 06/2003 – 04/2004

Senior Solution Developer

Designed and built a new communication system for use in a large C# windows application using Microsoft BizTalk Server 2004.  Designed and developed complex C# web services and Service Agents for use in the windows application.

Verizon –Tampa, FL (Contractor) 01/2003 – 04/2003

BizTalk Consultant

Supported a large direct debit payment system using Microsoft BizTalk Server 2002 to replace the current vendor supplied product.  Supported large flat-file document definitions, debugged and tested complex maps, and set up a BizTalk Server group for increased performance.

  • Provided 24×7 support when needed, allowing for maximum system up time
  • Designed a migration plan with easy step-by-step instructions, streamlining the migration process into different environments

KSolutions –Irving, TX (Contractor) 11/2002 – 01/2003

BizTalk Consultant

Designed an effective and efficient BizTalk solution for a business intelligence project.  Supported the team as the sole BizTalk Analyst and Developer.

  • Designed SQL Server to SQL Server and Excel to SQL Server integration with 50 document definitions, providing near real-time data flow
  • Provided training to team members about BizTalk and support for the current process, increasing team skills

Accenture – Resources Market Unit, Irving, TX 08/2000 – 10/2002

Technical Architecture Consultant

Acquired new skills quickly to become the go-todeveloperon several projects.  Operated as the lead technical resource on 3 projects.  Designed and developed effective technical solutions to client specifications.

  • Achieved a consistent firm-wide outstanding performance rating
  • Designed and developed an internal web site using ASP and VB Script, saving the client over $40,000 by completing the project one month early

Lightning Collectibles, Texarkana, TX (Owner) 05/1991 – 08/2000

Owner and Developer

Started new retail business in 1991.  Deployed the business to the web in 1996.  Designed and developed all HTML content and integrated state-of-the-art shopping cart system with real-time credit card processing.

  • Grew the business to achieve a 750% revenue growth in 1999 with sales of $350,000
  • Sold business in 2000 to a competitor

International Paper, Texarkana, TX 06/1998 – 05/1999

Process Engineer

Monitored pulp quality to ensure in-specification end product.  Worked extensively on resolving quality issues including print mottle, the largest customer complaint.