Avant was one of Chicago's fastest growing finance startups. The company offers an online lending platform that lowers the costs and barriers of borrowing loans for consumers. I worked on the 7-member agile loan servicing team who maintained the Ruby-driven back end accounting system for Avant's $3 billion loan portfolio.
Technologies: Ruby on Rails, Postgresql, RSpec, Resque, Heroku, Amazon Web Services (S3), Solano CI, Circle-CI, Github, Hipchat, Pivotal Tracker
FI Navigator helps financial companies make better strategic decisions through the use of proprietary analytics. As a member of a small team of developers, I was instrumental in helping the company build the technology back-end for new products. In addition to acting as full time developer, this role often required me to use business analyst and devops engineer skills.
Technologies: Ruby on Rails, MySQL, RSpec, Sidekiq, Capistrano, Ansible, Amazon Web Services (EC2, S3), Docker, Circle-CI, Github, Slack
NextGear Capital, a division of COX Enterprises, provides inventory financing services for car dealers. Our development team worked on internal systems for the legal and customer service staff, and planned architecture for transitioning the company's existing .NET-based CRM system to a web based open source stack.
Lunker is a startup social network for fishing enthusiasts. It was launched by me and co-founder Henry Graves after winning first place in the Startup Weekend Bloomington May 2012 competition. I performed all technical work on the website which included the full stack design, coding, and deployment.
First Databank is the leading provider of pharmaceuticals data for the healthcare industry. The company's product consists of hundreds of tables of information including lookup tables for adverse interactions between drugs, drug allergy relationships, chemical properties, FDA labeling, dosage information, common prescriptions, clinical order system configurations, and pricing. The product can be accessed through relational data loaded into a database or via a Java or .NET API for applications. As an implementations specialist, I assisted healthcare clinical and IT professionals build medical applications that made use of this data.
Technologies/Skills: SQL (MS-Access, SQL Server, MySQL, Postgres, Oracle), C#.NET native Windows applications, Excel, interpersonal skills for working directly with clients
Allscripts is one of the leading vendors of clinical information systems for hospitals and physicians. I began working at Allscripts as a contractor for a finance department auditing project and quickly was hired to work as a full time employee managing the enterprise contracts department.
Technologies/Skills: Excel, VBA Scripting, knowledge of finance for contract interpretation and business process redesign
Leerink is a specialty investment bank with a pure focus on the healthcare industry. In my first job after graduating with a finance degree, I performed equity research on 12 healthcare technology stocks. Knowledge of finance and software were both useful in this role. There was a great deal of on-the-job learning regarding the healthcare industry as I was quickly introduced to the cycle of Washington politics and legislation that drive healthcare administrative decisions.
Technologies/Skills: Excel, knowledge of finance and capital markets