DevOps / Developer / Consultant
CURRENTLY: Web Developer @ Southeastern University
Over 20 years of experience in the information technology industry in support, consulting and business management roles. Focussed solutions provided for education, manufacturing, logistics, service-based, distribution, retail, medical, 503c non-profit, consumers and community-based projects.
Prior to starting Bill Curtis Consulting Services, Bill served as the Director of Information Technology for a Master Distributor/Manufacturer in the Tampa Bay Area for 10 years before venturing out to start his own company. Corporate relationships include Apple, North American Power, Caresync, Toshiba, IBM, Tennessee Health Partnership, and the Eckerd Corporation to name a few.
I have been blessed to learn so much and work in multiple locations and industries. I hope I can help your organization with its current needs.
Experience From 1994 - 2000
Worked in various companies doing multiple contracts mainly doing application support and learning about unix/linux. Toshiba, IBM, Tennessee Health Partnership, and the Eckerd Corporation to name a few. These companies introduced me to the Information Technology space and what would eventually become my passion.
Principal Developer - Director of Information Technology at Donovan Industries, Inc.
When I started at Donovan, there were 8 employees with a single dial-up AOL internet connection. When I left they were a 21st century organization. Most everything automated with any person being able to remote in and do their job via a web browser. It was here at Donovan that I learned about the business world and began to think outside of the box and learn to program. Every three months the executive team and I would have off-site meetings and I would be quizzed about different scenarios that might occur and asked to provide solutions. This was before Facebook and Salesforce were even a thought. So I created a secure web based application called the “DSN” Donovan Sales Navigator. Created from scratch, using various technology and libraries. Windows, Mac OS X, and linux were all used in this system. It was a real time dashboard of Inventory, Sales and Accounting. EDI was used for the larger customers and I created the ability for our system to import almost any kind of order. I was able to remove almost every road block the company had in terms of inefficiencies.
- Created a network from the ground up, spanning the globe from Tampa, FL, Savannah, GA, Columbo, Sri- Lanka and Rancho Cucamonga, California
- Maintained access and security
- Unix Administrator (IBM AIX, SCO, BSD), Mac OS X Server Administrator, Windows Server Administrator and Linux Administrator (Redhat, CentOS, Ubuntu)
- Developed and maintained several websites based on requirements
- Created custom web-based applications i.e.. “Donovan Sales Navigator” to meet specific needs within the company
- Managed customer service department
- Improved customer relations
I left Donovan Industries to start my own business to help other companies and Donovan became my first client.
2009 - 2016
Bill Curtis Consulting Services - Principal Developer / Owner
I went on to create several other web based applications, all of them based on a core set of ideas that had a database back-end and then added modules based on the company’s work-flows to help them do business that way they were already doing it. I would work along side with all of the primary decision makers and note any areas that needed enhancements. Finally providing a solution that worked for them.
The software and technology normally used were: Linux (CentOS, Ubuntu, AMI, Redhat, Mandrake, Slack, Mint), Apache, Mysql, PHP (LAMP STACK). Sometimes mac os and windows were used. Below are some of the more recent tools I have used to design and develop applications.
I normally use PHP Storm, Sublime Text for coding.
Range of industries I have worked with include: Publishing Companies, Real Estate Brokerages, Service Based Companies, Medical Surgeon, 8000 Member Residential Community, Schools and Churches.
Some companies included are: Ortho Technologies a subsidiary of Henry Schein, AquaLeaks, Brilliant Agent, Nelson Publishing, Turner Orthopedics, South Venice Beach FL, Meals on Wheels, Socius Marketing, North American Power, Caresync, Etouches, Pharmsaver, Mobilozophy, Shell and Net Synergy Virtual Solutions.
Projects / PortfolioAftate
Bill Curtis Consulting Services
Christian Service Center
Freedom International Church
Healing To The Nations
Naples Real Estate
North American Power
OpenApp (ongoing open source web application)
Regulatory Matters Consulting
See Sarasota Live
Sabel Medical Products
If you're looking for a cost effective web presence, I can provide you with your own private cloud based server secure and ready to go in 3 days including a 3 page responsive website for just 300$ per year. If you are looking a for a larger data-driven web application call me to discuss hourly rates. Let me know how I can help you.