Curriculum Vitae

CURRENT PROJECTS
Crossroads Realty Group
2014 – Present | Crossroads Realty Group | St. Charles, MO
Listing Specialist, Market Analyst

Responsibilities

  • Help clients realize their financial goals in real estate
  • Help sellers determine and defend price through market analysis and future forecasting
  • Provide highest level of customer service to all clients regardless of home value
  • Work with Bryan Kelsey and Excelsior Relocation to develop systems for corporate relocation business

Achievements

  • $5M in total volume Production first Year in Real Estate
  • $10M in total volume Production second Year in Real Estate

American Business Brokers
2006 – Present | American Business Brokers | St. Louis, MO
Director of Information Technology

Responsibilities

  • Work with company president to develop long-term, intermediate, and short-term goals
  • Work with executive team to develop strategies to reach said goals
  • Provide technical advice, feasibility studies, and results for all IT related project proposals
  • Plan, execute, and control all IT related projects
  • Research and evaluate new and emerging technologies
  • Create, distribute, and manage all large-scale email marketing campaigns
  • Maintain accurate and up-to-date listing information on all commercial and private websites
  • Provide routine technical support and training for all brokers and agents

Achievements

  • Implemented a standards-based approach to broker and listing management
  • Developed an automated email response system to manage business leads 24/7
  • Increased web traffic and visibility through the use of email marketing campaigns and search engine optimization techniques

WORK HISTORY
RE/MAX Commercial Partners
2011 – 2014 | RE/MAX Commercial Partners | Clayton, MO
Partner, Director of IT

Responsibilities

  • Work with company president to develop long-term, intermediate, and short-term goals
  • Recruit agents and help promote the RE/MAX Commercial Partners Business Brokerage program
  • Maintain accurate and up-to-date listing information on all commercial and private websites
  • Provide routine technical support and training for all brokers and agents

Elysium - Design + Technology
2010 – 2011 | Elysium | Geneva, Switzerland
Independent Consultant

Knowledge Areas / Responsibilities

  • Website Usability and Search Engine Optimization
  • Application Development Feedback (Facebook, iPhone, etc.)

2007 – 2011 | GasStations.com, Inc. | Naples, FL
VP Marketing and Development

Responsibilities

  • Develop and maintain multiple e-commerce strategies
  • Advise executive team on strategies related to site performance as actual statistics are compared to stated goals
  • Manage the community forum and email list
  • Produce and distribute bi-monthly email newsletter to house list
  • Respond to customer and user inquiries

Achievements

  • Worked with web designer and system developer to create website from concept to sustainable e-commerce business
  • Implemented Web Analytics program to monitor website usage statistics

2002 – 2006 | Genome Sequencing Center | St. Louis, MO
Senior Research Technician – Genome Mapping Analyst

Responsibilities

  • Constructed and maintained the BAC and fosmid physical maps of model organisms to support the genome sequencing effort
  • Performed chromosomal map gap closure using techniques such as radioactive hybridization and various types of PCR (i.e. Panhandle PCR, Expand PCR, and Genome Walker)
  • Identified STS:Clone relationships through radioactive hybridization of overgos to high-density clone arrays
  • Actively contributed in group meetings, providing ideas toward streamlining and improving protocols or developing new methods to deal with gap closure of difficult regions
  • Verified sequence and non-sequence overlap information

Achievements

  • Initiated and organized the upgrade of data analysis software from version 5.2 to version 8.0
  • Software upgrade paved the way for higher throughput in the production pipeline and accelerated the map assembly process
  • Selected as team leader after two years on the job

Role as team leader was to oversee the planning, execution, and maintenance of projects and to serve as liaison between project team and management.

October 2001 – May 2002 | University of Missouri at St. Louis
Research Assistant

  • Extracted DNA from silica-dried plant material.
  • Amplified various regions of DNA using sequence specific primers in the PCR cycle.
  • Verified PCR product using gel electrophoresis
  • Sequenced DNA using an ABI377 sequencer.
  • Aligned sequences using Sequencher™ automated computer alignment program.
  • Analyzed alignments using PAUP* phylogenetic software.

April 2001 – August 2001 | University of Missouri at St. Louis
Research Assistant

  • Crushed and wicked plant material for gel electrophoresis and analysis of microsatellite variation.

EDUCATION
2004 – 2006 Washington University St. Louis, MO
Bachelor of Science in Information Management

  • Graduated summa cum laude, with cumulative 4.00 GPA
  • Courses in: project management, database theory and application, Visual Basic .NET, web development, hardware, systems analysis & design, and network & telecommunications

1999 – 2002 University of Missouri St. Louis, MO
Bachelor of Science in Biology

  • Courses in chemistry, biochemistry, biology, molecular systematics, and statistics

1997 – 1999 St. Louis College of Pharmacy St. Louis, MO

1994 – 1997 St. Anthony High School Effingham, IL

KNOWLEDGE AREAS
Technical – Computer

  • Windows operating systems (98, 2000, ME, NT, XP, Server 2003, Vista, Windows 7)
  • Microsoft’s Office Suite, Project, Access, and Visio
  • Linux operating systems (Ubuntu, Red Hat, Debian)

Technical – Laboratory

  • DNA extraction and purification
  • PCR
  • Radioactive hybridization
  • BLAST

Other Skills / Attributes

  • Email list management
  • Web analytics
  • Website administration
  • Database administration
  • Some coding skills
    • HTML
    • CSS
    • PHP
    • SQL
  • Working with team members
  • Motivated, fast learner
  • Technical writing
  • Excellent communicator

PUBLICATIONS

  • R. Shoemaker et al. Microsatellite discovery from BAC end sequences and genetic mapping to anchor the soybean physical and genetic maps. Genome. 2008 Apr;51(4):294-302.
  • J. Wallis et al. A physical map of the chicken genome. Nature. 2004 Dec 9;432(7018):761-764.
  • M. Krzywinski et al. Integrated and sequence-ordered BAC- and YAC- based physical maps for the rat genome. Genome Res. 2004 Apr;14(4):766-79.

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS / CERTIFICATIONS

  • Certified Associate in Project Management [CAPM] – PMI

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