Randy Tucker, Chief Technology Officer / Vice President of Technology (m)

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I am an experienced and responsible technology decision maker with a solid understanding of corporate policy and technical direction. My teams and programs meet business growth goals while maintaining agency and regulatory compliance.

I enjoy defining and leading leading edge technology stacks such as the concept of four sided applications built upon API and micro-services for maximum flexibility. Four sided API is app-to-client (frontend), app-to-backend, app-to-app (sides) and likely internal micro-services in the app itself.  High speed development and agile applications depend on extensive API use to meet market needs.

I have a full knowledge and practice of SDLC and application of Agile/Scrum methodology for rapid application development teams.  My experience with many industries, technologies and entities has honed my business process management skills.

My background includes machine tool design and prototype development for large commercial printers and structural polymer case designs. I enjoy mechanical design concepts as well as software and systems control.  My career began as a mechanical designer and prior to that a draftsman.

As a contracted member of the C-team of multiple companies, I am skilled in bringing together disparate opinions and goals to achieve success.

I have typically completed 25-50 software technology installations per year. Those implementations include web based applications (SaaS) as well as on-premise systems and SaaS integrated with on-premise servers/services. It is common practice for me to develop specifications, propose solutions, design and implement “bridge applications” where dis-similar software is connected virtually. Software development using Agile methodology is frequently used so I am very familiar with it.

My education and experience developed over a number of years are based on technology development and successful market development.  I’ve assisted a number of industries ranging from product manufacturing to software development. My strength is working with “C” level decision makers as a functional CTO or COO.  My skills include the ability to build internal and external (contracted) teams to accomplish corporate growth goals. I understand what it requires to create and set direction in order to achieve a successful business outcome.

As the owner of a CRM systems VAR (value added reseller) organization for 25+ years, I have direct experience developing and implementing technology direction internally as well as with/for clients. This includes placing and implementing systems and software. My involvement in a number of corporate environments has provided me with hands-on experience in product development, marketing and production.  As a customer relationship management systems specialist, I have been involved in the front-end marketing of products and services as well as building sales processes and teams to complete the product life cycle.  I know that as a leader one must understand the entire process as well as be an expert at his/her own focus.

I am experienced in design & delivery of cost-effective, high-performance technology solutions in support of rapid financial growth companies. My experience includes many industries including technology, manufacturing and professional services. My strengths include systems selection, implementation and maintenance including on-premise and SaaS systems architecture.

My client, team and executive communications skills are well mastered to communicate on multiple levels.  My particular strength is my ability to help C-level partners and other teams synthesize conflicting needs into a cohesive, coherent, actionable plan.  I am comfortable developing relationships with vendors and service providers.

A resume (pdf) may be found here.

 

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