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Solution Consultants

Our primary focus is to listen, we listen to your technology needs and dreams and suggest some solutions. We educate you about what the Excelisys development team can accomplish (most everything, except for brain surgery ((our guys could, but that would just be bragging))…and tightrope walking…and other similar weird feats), about your options (do you need a side order of Web applications with that?), and about the process. We estimate timelines and costs (we know, it’s exciting), and consider what can and cannot, should and should not, be done on your behalf.

Rick

Rick

Rick

Rick
Rick brings to the Excelisys family a wealth of real–world experience. During Rick’s time in the United States Marine Corps, his main duties were security forces, counter terrorism and “Information Technology Man.” It was in the Marines that Rick learned you lead from the front.

Since leaving the Marines, Rick has worked in technologies from Mac to PC, from ACT to Microsoft Outlook, and held many titles, from Account Manager to Director of Sales to Director of Customer Service. While working in the security world, he dealt with customers ranging from small operations to nation–wide retailers, treating each with respect and holding close to the ethic that you “say what you mean and do what you say.”

When Rick isn’t taking care of customers, he can be found at home hanging out with his wife and kids, or out on the golf course.

VP – Solutions & Services Consultant

[email protected]
1-866-592-9235 ext 802
Mark

Mark

Mark

Mark
Mark brings to the Excelisys family a wealth of real–world experience. Mark comes to us not from the more traditional programming path, but from an extensive background in project management, wireless technology, and business solution sales in both public and private sectors. As a business owner himself, Mark not only understands the need for candor from both sides of the table during the discovery and solution process, but has gained a regional reputation for honesty and integrity and empathy for the needs of his clients. After careers in management, production and sales, Mark started his own B to B wireless sales company so he could work with clients in a non pressuring, respectful manner, on a time table that made sense for the client more than for a production report. His attention to his customers after the sale is his trademark. He has a depth of experience in successfully solving communications problems for a variety of Federal, State and Local government, and private businesses of all sizes. Mark and his wife enjoy travel to those ‘off the beaten track’ sorts of places, particularly if they offer turquoise water and white sand.

Solutions & Services Consultant

[email protected]
1-866-592-9235 ext 804
Levi

Levi

Levi

Levi
FileMaker Certified Developer
Coming from an exercise and healthcare background, Levi has been building FileMaker databases since FileMaker 1.0. She has created primarily orthopedic and nonprofit applications. A quote from a friend sums up her attitude about FileMaker Pro: “Levi thinks everything can be solved with FileMaker Pro.” This belief leads her to dream up solutions for almost everything. Most recently she was an in–house developer for a spine rehab facility where she developed a state–of–the–art, touch–screen–driven, clinic management solution using FileMaker Pro. If you can disconnect her from her computer, you will find Levi pursuing her other love: anything active. She can usually be found on one of her bikes, tromping through the woods somewhere or chasing her dogs. Any activity from under the sea to the top of the mountain is fair game.

Solutions & Services Consultant

[email protected]
1-866-592-9235 ext 805

Customer Solution Management

Our responsibility is to make sure you are satisfied with the progress and deliverables of the development team. We set goals, refine your solution ideas, solidify communications, and keep things on track. In other words, we crack the whip on your behalf. But sometimes we have to serve as Debbie Downer and deliver honest counsel that you need–but might not want–to hear. As a result, we are sometimes unpopular. But we’d rather be unpopular than deliver sub–par results.

Christo

Christo

Christo

Christo
Christo began his career in technology back in 1986, when he was given his very first Macintosh Computer to write a database solution for the Photo/Graphics department of Notre Dame University. Since then, he has had the opportunity to work with various large and small companies as a consultant, an employee, and a manager dealing with several computer platforms and a plethora of database and networking technologies. Christo has a unique way of understanding the needs of companies, as well as the individuals and departments within those companies. After working for several consulting firms both small and large, he decided to start his own company, Excelisys, with a strong emphasis toward customer service and quality. He continues to build a team of loyal and devoted people who have the same common goals, passions, and insight into building intuitive custom information management systems.

Founder/President/CFO

Greg

Greg

Greg

Greg
Greg brings a plethora of skills to Excelisys and its clients. Most recently as the director of technology for a leading systems integrator, Greg assisted a wide variety of clients from small businesses to Fortune 100 companies. He is a proven leader in advanced technologies and applications, providing clients with open state–of–the–art solutions that incorporate both existing and emerging technology. The father of three boys, Greg enjoys sailing, basketball and just about every sport or outdoor activity. He brings to Excelisys his expertise in all things geeky and a strong desire to find the perfect solution for his clients.

VP – Technology

Kurt

Kurt

Kurt

Kurt
Kurt began developing software in high school and continued in college, learning Pascal, C++ and various forms of BASIC. He started designing databases professionally in dBase III using Clipper to customize, install, and train his company’s sales departments on custom solutions, including others he developed in Access, Paradox, FoxPro and Lotus Notes. Kurt has worked for several successful consulting firms, selling, customizing and training sales, telemarketing and customer service departments on both DOS and Windows versions of Telemagic. In 1994, using FileMaker Pro 2.1, he built a successful commercial sales force automation product that he continued to expand and update as new releases of FileMaker emerged over the years. Kurt broadened his knowledge of RDBMS systems by installing/configuring, customizing and training users on sales solutions with back–ends in Oracle, Sybase and Microsoft SQL Server. He then went on to work as a successful independent FileMaker developer, as well as a senior/lead developer for three of the leading FileMaker development companies. Kurt joined the Excelisys team after spending several years as an IT/Operations manager at an architectural firm, where he was responsible for the development and administration of 5 FileMaker servers hosting more than 700 databases.

VP – Production

Doug

Doug

Doug

Doug

FileMaker Certified Developer
FileMaker Certified Developer
FileMaker Certified Developer
FileMaker Certified Developer
Doug began his career automating routine tasks in OpenVMS, DOS, Windows, and Macintosh operating systems. This lead to an extensive prepress automation project using AppleScript to manage files and data in QuarkXPress and Adobe Photoshop, saving the organization hundreds of thousands of dollars. Most of all, this helped him develop an appreciation for cost-effective solutions that provide substantial benefits to end users. This core purpose has served him well as a FileMaker Pro Developer since the late 90’s. He occasionally finds time to relax when he’s not building solutions for clients, fixing computers for friends and family, attending his sons’ sporting events, running races in upstate New York, or hiking through the Adirondack Mountains.

VP – Product Development

Application Developers – Solution Fulfillment

While we are taking breaks from brain surgery duties and tightrope walking, we are the ones cranking out your solution and making those fixes. We are dream weavers and granters of wishes; your solution’s destiny is literally at our fingertips. But we don’t abuse this magnificent power. Instead, we create software solutions you can sink your teeth into, like fat software hamburgers; except our solutions aren’t greasy. They run smoothly, flawlessly, and exceed your expectations.

Andy

Andy P.

Andy P.

Andy

FileMaker Certified Developer
FileMaker Certified Developer
FileMaker Certified Developer
FileMaker Certified Developer
Andrew has been developing FileMaker Pro solutions for 17 years. In addition to being the lead developer of the FileMaker Business Tracker and Excelisys Business Tracker, he has authored numerous tip files, including Hierarchical Portals and Drag–and–Drop.

Sr. FileMaker Developer

David

David

David

David

FileMaker Certified Developer
FileMaker Certified Developer
FileMaker Certified Developer
David was born and raised in Australia (and still has the accent!) Like most Aussies, he is rarely afraid to speak his mind, but he doesn’t hunt crocodiles, ride kangaroos to work, shave with a 12-inch knife, wear a cork hat, or drink Fosters. (Actually he hates beer.) David discovered FileMaker Pro in its early days while studying Computer Science at the University of Sydney, and has devoted most of his career to it. David was one of the original developers of Excelisys back in 2001 when Excelisys started doing business and we graciously welcome him back home with his more than 26 years experience of working with FileMaker Pro! In those years he has had the opportunity to work with other consulting firms (including his own) and with that experience has come to understand how important it is to turn needs and problems into elegant and efficient solutions for his clients.

Considered a technical wiz, an exceptional and determined problem solver, and described by his peers as one of the best FileMaker Pro developers in the industry, David excels with “encouraging” FileMaker Pro to do things that most consider impossible! The best part of his talents, is that he loves to share and implement those cutting-edge new tools and tricks for the benefit of his clients and their projects, as well as with other members in the FileMaker Pro community.

While FileMaker Pro is certainly his expertise, he has had experience with dealing with some web technologies like HTML, CSS, SQL, PHP, and a few others. He also possesses some proficiency in C, and is currently working on teaching himself C++ with the goal of being able to write FileMaker Pro plugins very soon!

When David is not being a nerd, his outdoor loves are; skiing the slopes in winter, boating and riding waves in the summer, and jumping off cliffs all year round (abseiling). David considers himself in some ways very old-fashioned in his values and tastes, but very forward-thinking in his dreams and goals. David has a keen interest in the technological and scientific advances humanity is making, and plans to add his own mark to some of them in a new and exciting way.

FileMaker Developer

Duane

Duane

Duane

Duane

FileMaker Certified Developer
FileMaker Certified Developer
FileMaker Certified Developer
Duane has been developing successful enterprise Web Sites and web–integrated FileMaker solutions since 1996. He has developed numerous solutions involving SyncDek, Lasso, PHP, and MySQL integration. He has been a member of FSA/TechNet since 2003 and is a regular FileMaker Devcon attendee. In addition to his development work, Duane is a dedicated Mac user. He serves as treasurer and Web Master for his local Macintosh User Group. In his spare time his creative outlets are as a musician and photographer. Most of all he enjoys spending time with his family.

FileMaker/Web Developer

Ken

Ken

Ken

Ken

FileMaker Certified Developer
FileMaker Certified Developer
FileMaker Certified Developer
FileMaker Certified Developer
After earning his history degree in 1998, Ken began work with a small manufacturing firm, where he was introduced to FileMaker Pro. Shortly thereafter, he became an in–house developer and, by the end of 2003, was maintaining, retrofitting and enlarging a 75+ file solution that powered a 12–million–dollar company. After moving to Texas, Ken developed a custom solution for a Cingular wireless retailer. When he is not buried in work, he can be found in his wood shop, tooling around his Texas house, or watching yet another History Channel program. However, it is his hands–on experience that affords Ken an in–depth understanding of the facets of large–scale FileMaker projects.

Sr. FileMaker Developer

Kevin

Kevin H.

Kevin H.

Kevin

FileMaker Certified Developer
Kevin received his Masters degree in Music from the University of North Texas. He began working with FileMaker Pro while in school and has used it as his development platform of choice since 2007. Kevin has been an in–house developer for the education and software industries creating various solutions including inventory management, repair tracking, and customer resource management.

Most recently he developed a commercial product for a sports teams that simplifies fund raising, financial management, and reporting. Kevin loves creating mobile solutions in FileMaker Go. When not working he enjoys watching his daughter dance and his son play baseball and basketball. Kevin’s hobbies include traveling, hiking, and wine tasting.

FileMaker Developer

Paul

Paul

Paul

Paul

FileMaker Certified Developer
FileMaker Certified Developer
FileMaker Certified Developer
FileMaker Certified Developer
Paul started his professional life as an accountant, at a firm that had a FileMaker Pro 3 database doing their cost accounting. While it did the trick, the usability and interface left a lot to be desired. Paul started digging into the guts of the database, and found this to be more fun than accounting. Within a year, he was starting to develop his own solutions and garnering a client base part-time; a few years later, he quit accounting for good and went into the geeky and nerdy field of custom FileMaker Pro database application development and consulting!

He started out building software for clients in the graphic design industries, then he eventually expanded into helping non-profits and schools. Since then, Paul’s extensive business and financial training combined with his ability to come up with creative problem-solving solutions has served him well with consistently impressing clients from different industries and markets throughout North America.

Paul has focused mainly in FileMaker Pro development over the years, but he has also opened up his toolkit and learned some additional technologies in the web-space with WordPress, JavaScript, and can easily bend Excel files to his will (using only his mind!). After a few years with Excelisys in 2007, Paul left to form his own company then realized there was a lot more to it then just being a fantastic developer. So, now he’s back, having realized that he’s a better programmer than he is a business owner. And we are glad he came back!

In his spare time, Paul has become a regular on the folk music scene in his hometown of Ottawa, Ontario, playing banjo and mandolin while he sings songs about love, murder, and hard times.

FileMaker Developer

RJ

RJ

RJ

RJ

FileMaker Certified Developer
FileMaker Certified Developer
FileMaker Certified Developer
After completing a graduate degree in 2008, RJ spent six years in higher education as a student affairs professional serving as his staff’s point man for all things tech. He moved the process for staff recruitment to a custom PHP-based online site which incorporated social media and Google Drive integration. His foray into FileMaker Pro development started as an attempt to wrangle multiple disparate paper-based processes into an accessible reliable solution that his staff could use to track information in student housing. RJ began creating FileMaker Pro solutions to improve operations for his institution, which included mobile solutions running on iPhones and iPads with FileMaker Go. He integrated FileMaker Pro solutions with existing SQL Server databases and an Oracle-based student information system.

Before joining Excelisys, RJ worked as a freelance developer for several years, becoming a Certified FileMaker Pro Developer and serving clients in a range of industries, including education, tourism, entertainment and manufacturing. RJ is an SQL whiz (so he says), specializing in connection of FileMaker Pro solutions with web apps and platforms using RESTful APIs. His background includes experience with a diverse range of software platforms, from Adobe CS to VBScript; he is particularly proud of his keen “Google-fu.” Currently, RJ is learning Ruby on Rails and experimenting with hybrid Rails/FM solutions.

As a recovering philosophy major, RJ is deeply interested in “meta” everything, like metaphysics, meta-ethics, and–most recently–meta-programming. He resides in Philadelphia and is a huge fan of urban life. When he isn’t poised above his keyboard, RJ likes to learn languages, write iambic pentameter, bike around the city, pretend to play rugby, eat adventurously, and cut his own hair.

FileMaker Developer

Rob

Rob

Rob

Rob

FileMaker Certified Developer
FileMaker Certified Developer
FileMaker Certified Developer
FileMaker Certified Developer
Rob is an accomplished lead Certified FileMaker Pro Developer who produced his first solution way back when big hair and mullets were just going out of style. His passion for FileMaker Pro programming runs so deep he’s crossed state lines over the years to follow his craft. He brings a vast experience of developing vertical market solutions for companies like 14 Floor, LLC and their PrintStar Print Management solution and Medovation, LLC with their RadRunner solution. He has also been an in–house developer for a large domestic logistics company and the photo industry incorporating solutions to handle sales, repairs, and inventory management. With his breadth and width of experience Rob is a huge asset to Excelisys with the ability to provide FileMaker Pro development and consulting for our vast array of our clients and their solution requirements.

In his spare time Rob is a Father, winemaker, beer brewmeister, and an ordained minister who also happens to be a third degree black belt and instructor in Kajukenbo. His favorite saying is “Knock ’em out first, pray later.”

FileMaker Developer

Simone

Simone

Simone

Simone
After graduating with a Mathematics BA, Simone started working for a small research and development company where she was asked to jump-in and create databases in FileMaker Pro 2. Most of her experience has been as an in-house developer for a wide range of industries: Thomson Learning (an educational textbook publisher) – she took over and created an improved version of the author contracts database; Monterey Bay Resources (a mortgage lender) – she created a loan docs system, an asset management solution, and a system to track houses on the market and purchases when groups of people bought up rentals in a certain area; 3DOG Multimedia – she created a tracking system for their QA department.

At every job she has had she finds some way to incorporate a FileMaker Pro database, and it doesn’t stop there as her passion even flows into her personal life when she created a solution for her own wedding! Something of a rarity – but Simone loves the challenge of taking over an existing project, picking it apart, then revising it to make the solution better! She is excited to be a part of the Excelisys team so she can help as many people as possible.

FileMaker Developer

Abhi

Abhi

Abhi

Abhi
Abhi has a Master’s degree in Computer Science, awarded by the University of Southern California (USC). He has several years of Software Development experience and has previously worked in the capacity of a Software Consultant and Programmer–Analyst. Abhi specializes in Custom Software Development and likes to involve himself in various facets of the development life cycle, including Requirement Analysis and Architecture Design. While working as a Consultant in Los Angeles, Abhi designed and engineered a cutting edge Process Automation System for a legal recruiting firm. He has developed several data–intensive applications with a strong focus on data mining and profile–based recommendations. In his free time, he likes to watch Formula–1 racing.

Web App Developer

Brad

Brad

Brad

Brad
Brad grew up in the Deep South and has been drawing, designing, and playing with pixels since his early teens. He moved to the Midwest at age 18, went to college in central Kentucky, then on to grad school, and eventually settled on a 5-acre farm in the country with his wife and three young children. Brad has spent over a decade as a freelance designer. He has produced design work for national corporations, local startups, graduate schools, radio networks, and more. Additionally, he has produced and managed a successful direct-mail marketing program. He has also served as a senior designer for one of the South’s highest-ranking private colleges. He loves gardening, guitar and reading, but with three kids, he hardly has time for any of those things.

Web Designer

Fred

Fred

Fred

Fred
Fred brings a wealth of business experience and an entrepreneurial spirit to every project he works on. After a successful career as a marketing executive and technical analyst for a Fortune 500 company (big copier company with some “X’s” in the name too), Fred founded a web development firm where he functioned as project manager, lead developer, sales guy, office manager, bookkeeper and HR. The experience Fred has gained in the corporate business world and as an entrepreneur enables him to understand not only the technical requirements for your applications, but also the business processes they support. Since 2004 he has been developing enterprise scale web applications including intranet ERP, manufacturing, inventory, customer service, and workflow solutions. He has also created custom subscription and product-based e-commerce and document management systems. He is skilled in PHP, MySQL, CodeIgniter, JavaScript, JQuery, AJAX, HTML5, CSS, Java, and the implementation of various API’s. Fred has worked extensively with WordPress, Joomla, and Drupal CMS systems and is a Google Engage partner for the creation and management of Google advertising campaigns. When not writing code, Fred relishes time with his family, enjoys playing chess, and finds it difficult to stay off of his motorcycle for any significant period of time.

Web App Developer

Kevin

Kevin M.

Kevin M.

Kevin
Kevin is a graduate of the University of Michigan where he received a degree in English and training in database and web application design, usability, contextual design, and human factors engineering at the School of Information. His specialization was in Human Computer Interaction. He has been building websites and apps for a decade using a full stack of open source tools including apache, PHP, MySQL, and a suite of front end technologies and techniques like jQuery, AJAX, json, CSS3, HTML5, and more recently AngularJS.

He has leveraged these tools to build solutions in a number of industries: a project management tool for a small Tennessee construction company; CMS solutions for countless companies, both large and small; a mobile app review system; and location/branch management systems for a roofing company, an industrial furnace company, a mobile drug testing company, and a water softener company.

Kevin can create dynamic web applications using popular MVC frameworks like CodeIgniter, Yii, and Larvel and his experience building websites and web applications is equally broad having brought sites to life using content management systems including WordPress, Joomla!, Drupal, and Concrete 5. If you’re in a pinch, Kevin can even help with Flash animations. Recently Kevin traded in his soccer cleats for running shoes as he pushes toward his next PR in the 5k and half marathon.

Web App Developer

Karen

Karen

Karen

Karen
Karen’s background is a testament to the tremendous impact any great educator can make in the life of a student. A single independent project suggested and supported by a marketing professor while she attended Penn State University was the basis of her passion for research and writing. For the past 16 years she has worked on research projects, studied market trends, worked on product positioning and messaging, and written copy for company brochures, product information sheets, website content, case studies and white papers, in a variety of industries including software. Karen has three active kids who keep her busy when she’s not busy. She loves spending time with family, and looks forward to any opportunity to visit a new place.

Copywriter/Marketing

Lisa

Lisa

Lisa

Lisa
Lisa was in first grade the first time a teacher offered praise for her writing. By sixth grade, her family had procured an Apple ][ home computer and she started dashing off words daily and winning American Legion essay contests. Lisa continued her wordsmithing in college, graduating from the University of Missouri School of Journalism. She spent several years in the newspaper business—as a writer, photographer, page designer and copy editor.

In 1998, Lisa struck out on her own as a freelance word-maven-for-hire (so she could commute to work in her slippers via the coffeepot!). Since then, Lisa has written enough words to circle the earth 52 times if you stacked all of her sentences end-to-end. Lisa works with publishing companies, universities, magazines, local start-ups, multimedia conglomerates and emerging authors to produce magazine articles, business brochures, internal newsletters, encyclopedias, training modules, web content and technical manuals.

Whatever your word needs, Lisa can string ’em together. With more than two decades of experience, she understands the necessity of having a well-worded website that is user friendly, emotive and on brand.

Lisa is a word-stewing, coffee-quaffing, saxophone-blowing, bike-riding mother of three boys. When she is not attacking the keyboard, she can be found in the side yard playing catcher for her middle son as he perfects his two-seam fastball … or counting rhythms for the little cello-playing guy … or sending in tuition payments for the big guy. A foodie, Lisa loves local farm-fresh foods and can do freakishly fabulous things with kale.

Copywriter/Marketing

 

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