About

About Martin

Overview

Martin's career spans decades of leadership in top companies which include Merrill Lynch, US Bank, Wells Fargo and Regions Bank.   But perhaps his biggest decision was prompted by a small business client he assisted while a consultant at GoDaddy.  This customer hit on a recurring theme, i.e. website developers are either impossible to find or too expensive to hire.  Since that time, his ventures have taken him from being a licensed reseller of GoDaddy web hosting to a reliable provider of small business websites and applications.

Martin and his wife Rose have four adult children and five grandchildren.  In their spare time, they enjoy sports and are avid fans of professional and college baseball and softball, football, rugby and auto racing.

Details about Martin's  experience, education, and certifications are provided below along with testimonials, skill endorsements and a summary of technical aptitudes.

Testimonials

"To call Martin tireless is an understatement... he gives 100% of himself in tending to clients."

"A true professional in every level of the word. ... Intelligent. Personable. Friendly. Possesses a "can do" spirit with each project."

"An excellent communicator. He has been able to relate to a wide range of clients."

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Experience

md  Web Technologies

Owner / Developer
April, 2017 – Present

Development and design of websites, web applications as well as enterprise applications for small business.

  • Integrated solutions based on client priorities.
  • Website design, development, and hosting.
  • Web application design and integration.
  • Social media management including email marketing.
Kirkwood Community College
Tutor (part time)
May, 2017 - Present

Provide group and individual tutoring services for software development and computer science.

  • Completed tutor certification training through College Reading and Learning Association.
  • Established learning objectives, plans and regular meeting schedule with individual students.
  • Up to 20 students attended group tutoring at any one point in time.
  • Subjects included computer science, software development, Java, C#, Python, JavaScript, HTML, CSS, and SQL.
  • IDE's included MS Visual Studio, NetBeans, Eclipse and Brackets.
GoDaddy
Consultant
August, 2016 to April, 2017

Provided web hosting and development consultation for GoDaddy customers.

  • Completed GoDaddy comprehensive consultant training.
  • Recognized for achievement in website design.
  • Met or exceeded goals for activity and revenue generation in every period.
Mission of Hope
Executive Director
December, 2013 to December, 2015

Manage all aspects of nonprofit organization.

  • Implemented marketing solutions utilizing website and social media outlets.
  • Annualized growth in donations over 20%.
  • Net assets more than doubled to over $400 thousand.
Two Rivers Bank
Commercial Banking Officer
May, 2012 to December, 2013

Banking sales and service for manufacturers, retail, and wholesale businesses.

  • Expanded presence in Cedar Rapids and Northeast Iowa.
  • Generated over $20 million in new commercial loans.
  • Developed cash management solutions for over $1 million in new commercial deposits.
Regions Bank
SVP, Iowa Market President
May, 2005 to May, 2012

Supervise sales and service activities of up to 150 employees in 24 Iowa bank branches.

  • Originated over $200 million in new loans.
  • Commercial deposits grew by over $100 million.
  • Contributed over $10 million in net income to the holding company annually.
Wells Fargo
Commercial Banking Officer
June, 2002 to August, 2005

Banking sales and service for companies with revenues between $10 and $500 million.

  • Originated 15 new banking relationships.
  • New commercial loan outstandings over $100 million.
  • Implemented, on average, seven non-credit products for each customer.

Education

M.S. Information Technology
Emphasis in Software Engineering
Walden University, 2018-2020, G.P.A. 4.00
M.S. Economics
Emphasis in Statistics, Econometrics & Quantitative Methods
Illinois State University, 1984-1986, G.P.A. 3.95
B.S. Finance and Economics
Millikin University, 1980-1984, G.P.A. 3.25

Certifications

Advanced Google Analytics
Google Analytics Academy
Advanced Google Analytics features; data collection, processing and configuration, and more complex analysis and marketing tools. Pass comprehensive exam with passing score.
Issued: December, 2019
Expires: December, 2020
Google Analytics for Beginners
Google Analytics Academy
Basic features of Google Analytics; how to create an account, implement tracking code, analyze basic reports, and set up goals and campaign tracking. Pass comprehensive exam with passing score.
Issued: December, 2018
Expires: December, 2020
Web Development
Kirkwood Community College
Completion of eight accredited college courses with intensive focus on languages and technologies used to support the internet.
Issued: May, 2018
G.P.A. 4.00
JavaScript Developer
w3schools.com
Completion of training curriculum and a comprehensive final exam with a passing score.
Issued: December, 2017

Testimonials

"The job is 24/7 and to call Martin tireless is an understatement... he gives 100% of himself in tending to clients."
Pat Rolston
Managing Partner at Federal Group, LLC/FMS Corporation
"A true professional in every level of the word. ... Intelligent. Personable. Friendly. Possesses a "can do" spirit with each project."
Mark Nelson
Senior Staffing Specialist for Collins Aerospace
"An excellent communicator. He has been able to relate to a wide range of clients, from small mom & pop small businesses to large corporations."
Howard Clancy
Community Bank and Trust
"Martin is always looking for new ideas to assist and share with his clients. I admire him for his creative work and his willingness to give first."
George Glumac
Note Investments
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Professional Skills

 

Endorsements

Banking & Commercial Banking

49

Commercial Lending

32

Leadership

29

Strategic Planning

19

Team Building

15
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Technical Skills

Software
Development
Object-oriented design and development including; modeling with UML, requirements elicitation and analysis, object-oriented design patterns, development which maximizes the benefits of reusable software, as well as risk-based, static, behavioral, and structural testing. I prefer Agile approaches to development which focus on frequent engagement of the client and rapid delivery of usable prototypes.
Computer
Programming
Decades of experience utlizing algorithms solve problems in a variety of coding languages; Basic, Fortran, Cobal, Python, Java, C#, JavaScript, and PHP. Experience with these languages includes hundreds of hours tutoring students one-on-one and in large groups.
Website
Development
Experience with broad range of HTML, CSS and JavaScript applications for client-side development. Full-stack development experience includes both the LAMP stack utlizing Linux Apache MySql PHP and the MERN stack utilizing MongoDB, Express, React, and Node. Operating proficiencies also exist in a variety of web frameworks; WordPress, Drupal, Django, Flask as well as Java Servlets/JSP.
Database
Management
Database design, queries, stored procedures and functions in SQL and NoSQL database technologies. Databases used include SQLite, MySQL, Microsoft SQL, and mongoDB on a local server. Experience also includes database solutions on the cloud; PostgreSQL and mLab through mongoDB.
Cloud Technologies Successful deployment of Microsoft full-stack applications on Microsoft Azure cloud services, asa well as deployment of JavaScript, Java, and Python based applications on services including Heroku during development and DigitalOcean droplets virtual private servers.
Server / Network
Management
Experience with both Linux and Microsoft server environments including a high comfort level with command line tools in both environments.