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Dave Thomas, CDP, CCP 3004 Jenrose Circle * Moody, AL 35004-3322 * (205) 789-1500 * dt13151c4@westpost .

net PROFILE Solutions and relationship oriented career IT professional with extensive techno logy experience with notable success accomplishing a broad range of corporate IT initiatives while participating in the planning, analysis, development and impl ementation of solutions in direct support of client's business objectives. CORE COMPETENCIES * Software Development * Systems Analysis and Design ct Leadership * Report Preparation* Data Conversions * IT Management * Proje

CERTIFICATIONS Certified Data Processor (CDP), Certified Computer Programmer (CCP) PROFICIENCIES Operating Systems: Microsoft Windows Vista/XP/2000/NT/98/95, DOS/VSE, OS/MVS Hardware: Dell, Compaq, Gateway, and IBM Programming Languages: C#, VS 2008, .NET 3.5, Ruby on Rails 3, Visual FoxPr o, Access, dBase, COBOL, PL/I, ALC, RPG, Clipper, Crystal Reports, R &R Report W riter Desktop Software: Word, Excel, Power Point, Project, Outlook, pcAnywhere, MS Pr oject Other Applications: MS SQL Server 2005, MySQL, PHP, QuickBooks Pro & Enterprise Accounting Solutions, Sage Pro & VisionPoint Accounting Solutions, Pro*Kit Workb ench PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE Self-employed - Birmingham, AL 05/2010 - Present CONTRACT PROGRAMMER * Re-designing and developing a major FoxPro Windows application to Visual FoxPr o 9.0 for a metals foundry company High Cotton - Birmingham, AL 02/2010 - 05/2010 DATA PROGRAMMER * Developed programs in Visual FoxPro (VFP version 9.0) to import, convert, and process client data files * Prepared document layouts in PrintNet T document composition software * Coordinated with Customer Support Representatives (CSR) to ensure that clients specifications were understood and met American Mining Insurance Company - Birmingham, AL 03/2008 - 11/2009 PROGRAMMER/ANALYST * Lead developer in changing, testing, installing a large, VFP OOP system (versi on 9.0), MS SQL Server 2005 * Developed VFP application to convert FoxPro tables into MS SQL Server 2005 * Created SQL Server 2005 tables, queries * Planned and conducted meetings to determine specific customer requirements, an d to obtain their approval for designs of new application components and revisio ns * Created files in MS Excel * Worked with end users to define and develop a large number of reports, many of them were for consumption by managers * Consolidated VFP tables into SQL tables

Allstates Technical Services - Birmingham, AL 06/2007 - 02/2008 CONTRACT PROGRAMMER * Developed and changed Visual FoxPro programs in large, extremely complex OOP s ystem for Intergraph, a multi national software company headquartered in Huntsvi lle, AL. Their client was a sheriff's office in Florida. * Meet with employees from other departments to identify programming and reporti ng requirements. * Tested Visual FoxPro programs (version 9.0) using VFP, SQL Server and Oracle b ack ends * Developed Excel spreadsheets to plan projects, prepare cost estimates for vari ous projectsWrote detailed design specifications and development specifications for numerous modifications and enhancements Reed Creek Solutions - Birmingham, AL 08/1992 - 06/2007 CONTRACT PROGRAMMER * Developed a substantial number of reports using Crystal Reports, R & R Report Writer, Visual FoxPro, MS Access * Designed databases using MySQL, MS SQL Server 2005, MS Access (versions 97, 20 00), Visual FoxPro * Converted data from numerous file formats into MySQL, Visual FoxPro * Redesigned and developed applications from Clipper, DOS FoxPro, Windows FoxPro , dBase IV into Visual FoxPro (versions 3, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9) * Installed and maintained MS Windows, Novell Netware, and Novell Netware Lite * Met with client personnel at various levels to determine their requirements, a nd prepare designs and plans for meeting those requirements * Analyze and organize project requirements, create work flow charts and diagram s, integrate project into existing systems. * Successfully updated numerous major systems to ensure Year 2000 (Y2K) complian ce State of Mississippi, Jackson, MS 02/1988 - 08/1992 CONSULTANT Consultant Team Leader * Recruited and trained computer programmers * Prepared performance objectives and monitored performance standards against nu merous elements of employee performance * Researched, procured, and delivered professional and technical training to sta ff * Evaluated bids received from vendors in response to published requests for pro posals (RFP) * Met with personnel to determine system requirements, and to present for approv al design documents Senior Consultant * Prepared and monitored long range IT plans for clients * Designed and implemented data models from entity relationship diagrams (ERD) * Prepared data flow diagrams (DFD) of business processes to analyze current cli ent requirements * Used computer-aided software engineering (CASE) tools to model processes and d ata for proposed system designs * Meet with employees from various departments to identify system requirements. * Analyze and organize project requirements, create work flow charts and diagram s, integrate project into existing systems. * Developed and supported many Visual FoxPro applications for various clients Electronic Data Systems, Jackson, MS, Dallas, TX, Atlanta, GA 12/1978 - 02/1988 ACCOUNT MANAGER Account Manager

* Managed two IT departments operating as profit centers * Planned and moved departments twice * Responsible for client satisfaction, reporting to senior management * Responsible for budgets, planning, and achieving financial goals * Prepared and presented proposals and negotiated contracts * Responsible for personnel recruiting, development and retention * Responsible for the planning and successful migration from a DOS/VSE environme nt to a OS/MVS environment Systems Engineer Manager * Responsible for the recruiting, retention, development and work assignments of a team of systems engineers * Prepared costs and time estimates for modifications and enhancements to major life & health insurance systems * Prepared and submitted project status reports for management team and client m anagement Systems Engineer * Key person in the successful implementation of a new life & health insurance s ystem * Made numerous modifications and enhancements in COBOL and ALC computer languag es Southern Farm Bureau Casualty Insurance Co., Jackson, MS 01/1972 - 12/1978 SYSTEMS PROGRAMMER Systems Programmer * Managed project to convert applications to CICS * Managed project to implement DOS/VS operating system * Managed project to convert from ISAM to VSAM file storage systems Programmer/Analyst * Maintained various software applications for property & casualty insurance ind ustry EDUCATION Northwest Alabama State Technical Institute, Hamilton, AL Hinds Community College, Raymond, MS Mississippi Military Academy Officer Candidate School (OCS)