An executive-level technologist and solutions architect with extensive leadership experience focused on Internet-based application development, deployment, operations and support.
A full-spectrum technology consulting vendor advising a broad range of clients on software/systems architecture and strategic technology management and planning. Specializing in early stage start-up ventures with diverse technology needs. Services include: working with founders/executive team to prepare and present product and business to potential partners and investors; technology needs analysis, budgeting and financial planning, infrastructure and capacity planning; system and software architecture design; evaluation of potential partner technologies and third-party vendor offerings; technology due diligence, assessment and reporting, product and project management, time and resource planning; guidance in establishing procedural and logistical practices for the software development life-cycle; recruiting and screening of technical staff; documentation of engineering conventions and best practices; software engineering oversight and team management; hands-on software engineering and technology implementation.
Technical due diligence services for the venture capital and private equity industry. Post-funding oversight, mentoring and guidance for technology leadership at portfolio companies. Mock due diligence and audit preparation services for companies seeking outside investment. Technical audit and assessment services for companies evaluating partner integrations or acquisitions. Providing assessment in the following practice areas:
Provided technical leadership during the initial planning and ramp-up phase of a new, first-in-class business supplying clinical telepharmacy services to the hospital market. Brought in by the founders to articulate Pipeline’s technology vision, define a strategy, and orchestrate the critical opening moves in that strategy. Established a technology organization and infrastructure footprint for the business. Key player in fundraising activities resulting in a $2.5mm Series A investment. Returned in 2012 to provide strategic guidance to the CTO and CEO during post B-round growth phase, and present strategy to the board. Instrumental in propelling the business to $10mm in annual revenue, 90 hospital customers, and 50+ employees by the start of 2013.
Technical founder and senior technology representative for Mirixa Corporation, the leading provider of hosted, web-based clinical solutions for pharmacist-based patient care services and pioneer in the Medication Therapy Management system market. Helped build a national network of pharmacy affiliates and large base of customers including national health plans, PBMs and pharmaceutical manufacturers resulting in $18mm in annual revenue and positive EBITDA by second year of operations.
Brought in to formalize technology and platform for VND’s flagship product Rackwise, a web-based configuration tool allowing network designers to quickly create comprehensive drawings and reports detailing physical placement, connectivity, power and heat requirements for network and computing devices within equipment racks.
Senior architect/engineer with RelayHealth Corporation, a provider of web-based communication services for doctors and patients. Position reporting directly to Chief Software Architect. Responsible for all aspects of product engineering, release management and production support. Position required close daily interaction with QA, Product Marketing, Customer Support and Senior Management, as well as regular interactions with sales prospects, customers, end-users and partner businesses. Duties extended well beyond software engineering to include agile process evangelist, release management and production support, project management and oversight, and team mentoring.
Lead architect on many projects including .NET based multi-tier web application framework, continuous integration implementation, build and deployment automation, specialized data integration platform, electronic prescription routing engine and various projects to implement sophisticated front-facing application functionality.
Senior developer and employee number seven with privately funded start-up providing web-based service for Doctor to Patient communication platform. Critical member of core product development team reporting to VP of Development. Key player in applying agile approach to software development process. Contributed to the rapid growth of company in a demanding start-up environment resulting in July 2000 acquisition by McKesson Corporation, a Fortune 20 company.
Team leader and senior architect for data integration and transaction processing systems across the iMcKesson Provider Solutions application suite.
Senior management position reporting directly to CEO. General Manager of Boston office. Responsible for the day-to-day operations and management of technical consulting and software engineering staff of six including: product design and development, client management, project and process management, team recruiting, training and mentoring. Provided management and team oversight for major cross-divisional projects and coordinated development efforts with executive staff from other teams. Acted as a technical liaison to the Sales and Marketing staff through all phases of the sales cycle.
Primary vendor contact, project manager and team lead for major national clients including National Data Corporation, IDX Systems, ConneXsys, Vogt Management Consulting, Proximity Corp and others.
Webmaster for Internet and intranet web sites at 415 bed, full-service teaching hospital of Tufts Medical School. Developed technology platform and infrastructure standards. Designed, developed and managed content for both internal and external sites. Primary technical liaison for Web Advisory Group, a cross-departmental committee overseeing Internet development in the organization.
Technical analyst and lead programmer for the development of mission critical web-based business solutions including: Inpatient Resource Tracking System; Resident Procedure Reporting and Accreditation System; Inpatient Status Application; On-line Pharmacy Formulary.
Jake Foster - Resume - 2013.01