Career History

Professional Experience & Selected Major Accomplishments

Ucloser 

Founder / Product Manager

Louisville, KY     2008–Present

Successful real estate communications technology company; provides highly effective transaction management tools for all parties involved in property transactions. Available both on-line and via mobile applications.

Challenge/Responsibility

  • Recognized need for managing multiple parties and streamlining communication efforts inside historically inefficient real estate transactions. Platform also needed to allow for mobile access as well as easy company integration.

Accomplishments

  • Researched, architected, and launched innovative real estate transaction management platform for all parties and phases.
  • Since initial implementation and resulting expansion, 10K+ real estate transactions and 80K documents have been managed; time spent on each transaction significantly decreased; transparency for parties has dramatically increased.
  • Raised significant investment capital ($675K) from 20 angel investors over 18 months.
  • Created online marketing platforms and SEO strategy to generate sales inquiries and direct product signups via website and landing pages. Ranked Ucloser.com on top result pages for significant competitive phrases.
  • Also utilized online sales (via web meetings/demonstrations) and group presentations to convert potential buyers into customers. Over 50% of real estate agents immediately signed up for the service at end of presentation.

Community Ventures Corporation

Louisville, KY   2010–2012

Director of Product Innovation

Adapted version of Ucloser for managing home-buyer/foreclosure clients in a non-profit environment; provides agencies with flexible work-flow platform to manage counseling and business lending processes.

Significantly eased processing for thousands of foreclosure, homebuyer, and business lending clients.

Subscriptions also sold to other non-profits; revolutionized client service while also reducing overhead.


Whiteboard Enterprises, Inc.

Lead Business Consultant

Louisville, KY   2007–2009

Independent web technology and business consulting firm; engaged by management teams to analyze and improve business strategies as well as create targeted web applications. Also managed international software development teams.

Challenge/Responsibility

  • Kentucky-based non-profit received grant to provide online education to rural Kentuckians; needed web platform that would solve organization’s local challenges.
  • Also looking to create profitable national business selling subscriptions for homebuyer/foreclosure education.

Accomplishments

  • Conceived of and built online learning platform originally used for a statewide non-profit; once launched, significantly expanded platform use to 300 non-profits in nearly every state.
  • Generated $1M in revenue and served 50K students nationwide.
  • Resulting product, eHome America, become nationally recognized leader in online homebuyer education. Platform then expanded for additional non-profit use (see Community Ventures Corporation). http://www.ehomeamerica.org

iHigh.com, Inc.

Chief Executive Officer

Lexington, KY  2006–2007

iHigh.com is a community website providing schools, colleges, and youth-related organizations with free web tools and video streaming capabilities that connect sports and activities to the premier Global Youth Network.

Challenge/Responsibility

  • Major high school sports publishing website needed to be fully overhauled and re-launched to support multimedia content and more users. Served as site CEO; fully managed development and implementation of new web platform.
  • Worked with investors and Board members to develop both new business strategies and long-term objectives.

Accomplishments

  • Architected flexible and scalable publishing platform with broad multimedia and interactive capabilities for consumers; collaborated extensively with marketing division throughout process.
  • Oversaw transition of 800 high school sites to new platform.
    Company recently valuated at $60M by major media outlet looking to invest.
  • Additional Experience & Selected Accomplishments

3rd Dimension Design, LLC

Chief Executive Officer

Lexington, KY  2003–2006

Built truck driver training management system for large company needing improved oversight and cost-control methods of recruiting, processing, and training new drivers at their various locations.

Resulting multi-party workflow system connected multiple internal departments nationwide and saved company millions of dollars via elimination of extra training hours, lodging costs, travel/training school expenses.

Created comprehensive quality control system for large construction company; architected unique application that worked both online/offline as well as allowed for automatic synching and creation of correction action reports.

Saved management/field reps thousands of hours of work and $100K annually in labor, billing, and related expenses.

Developed platform to create small business websites quickly and cost-effectively; resulting content management system implemented on 50+ websites and actively managed by small business owners.

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