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Mark Ganchrow's Resume

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SQL Server Database and Visual Foxpro developer, supporting and developing multiple PC applications in various markets. Excellent troubleshooter and team resource.

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Mark Ganchrow's Resume

  1. 1. MARK S. GANCHROW Boca Raton, FL 33433 • 585.520.0269 (cell) mganchrow@datawaretech.com • http://www.linkedin.com/in/markganchrow Successful IT Professional/problem-solver with experience in building complex scripts and queries and supporting applications, seeks position as SQL/BI Developer where I can utilize my MBA and business background to bring value to various facets of the enterprise Professional Profile Experienced SQL developer/analyst and IT Professional, with excellent business sense and communication skills. Resourceful, reliable, persistent, detail-oriented, and customer-focused, working well individually or on a team, eager to learn and share knowledge. Diverse, flexible, using combination of technical and business savvy to improve operations and processes. Summary of Qualifications  MBA in Finance, Accounting, Information Systems  Experienced Database/Software Analyst and Database/Application Developer  Experience supporting, developing, and enhancing Financial and Accounting systems o Support Equity and Fixed-Income products  Work closely with stakeholders and business and application teams to define, create, and implement technical requirements  Excellent problem-solving, debugging, diagnostic, and analytical skills  Proven track record modifying and supporting existing/legacy systems and code  Extensive experience developing, supporting and enhancing client/server applications  Ability to translate functional requirements into working application code  Highly-rated customer and end-user support Technical Skills  Database software: Microsoft SQL Server (2000, 2005, 2008r2, 2012) o T-SQL/SSMS, Database-design, Tables, Views, Stored Procedures, Functions/UDFs, Triggers, Query Optimization, SSIS, SSRS), o Microsoft Access/VBA, Visual FoxPro (FoxBase+ through VFP 9)  Application/Front End automation/VBA: Microsoft Office: Excel, Word, Outlook; scripting  Crystal Reports report writer  Object-oriented Programming/OOP  Visual SourceSafe Version Control  Altiris/Symantec Endpoint Management, Package building and deployment  Platforms: Windows (all versions) Work Experience 5/16 – (current) TMS Health, a Xerox company SQL/SSRS Developer (contract)  Work with Business Analysts (BAs) and internal users to design, develop, and implement reports in Microsoft SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS).  Used T-SQL to design and develop stored procedures, queries and views necessary to support SSRS reports  Perform functional and performance QA testing 9/14 – 2/16 AutoNation, Inc.Business Intelligence – Operations, Developer  Business Intelligence (BI) Development and support using MS SQL tools – TSQL and SSMS, with use of SSRS and SSIS.
  2. 2. MARK S. GANCHROW (585) 520-0269 (cell) mganchrow@datawaretech.com  ETL and Data Migration support and maintenance, using SSIS and BCP  Testing in Dev environment; work with DBA team to deploy to Production environment  Create deployment scripts  Document issues, changes, and resolutions for those issues  Research and analyze application and data issues, responding to users’ reports  End-user support – problem-solving/troubleshooting of reports and processes, using SSMS, SSRS; debug and enhance Stored Procedures, Functions, Views, and data design. ETL using SSIS and BCP. 5/04 – 10/14 Federated Clover Investors/Clover Capital Management, Inc. Senior Technical Specialist, Client/Server  Functioned as Technical Architect, Business Analyst, and Developer to design, develop, create, and implement systems for Clover’s internal use. Acted as liaison between developers and non-technical users to develop specifications for systems. In those capacities, worked with stakeholders – end users, other analysts and developers, and management – to perform systems analysis on existing systems, define functional requirements for new systems, ensure that the new systems would integrate with Clover’s other systems, test then implement those new systems, and solicit and successfully incorporate feedback into later iterations of the applications.  MS SQL Server 2000, 2005, 2008  Database analysis, design and implementation  Performance enhancement using Management Studio, Query Analyzer  Index/query optimization  Write and test code – Stored Procedures (SP), Functions (UDFs), Jobs  DTS/SSIS – Import and export (ETL) data from/to other formats  SSRS – Support custom reports for Portfolio Management System (Indata PMS) o Function as BA on various projects, gathering requirements from all levels of project stakeholders  Design, develop, specify, implement, and support new and legacy financial database applications, using SQL Server (2000, 2005, and 2008) and related tools and various front ends, including MS Access, MS Visual FoxPro (VFP), MS Excel  Automate – using SQL jobs, front-end tools, VBA, scripts, and schedulers – mission-critical processes that had previously been manual and labor-intensive, improving efficiency and up-time, and reducing errors.  Function as the primary support resource for (Federated) Clover Capital’s users  Ongoing training in new technologies and techniques. 7/10 – 2/12 (part-time/remote) Emergency Technologies, Inc. Software Engineer SQL Server support and development – coding and debugging of a large Visual FoxPro application integrating a SQL Server 2008 database back end, Stored procedures, Functions (UDFs), Triggers, and Replication. Source control using MS Visual SourceSafe. Trained in Agile methodology.
  3. 3. MARK S. GANCHROW (585) 520-0269 (cell) mganchrow@datawaretech.com 1/96 – 10/04 NetWorks, Inc./Structured Technologies, Inc. Director, Applications Support and Development Consultant/Developer: Work with client management and end-users to design, develop and support client systems, using various power tools and programming languages, including using VFP as front-end, SQL Server back-end, and ODBC as middle layer, and object-oriented programming (OOP) techniques. Write and publish user and system documentation. Project Management for my own and other developers’ projects at various levels. Software testing and debugging, and Technical and End-User Documentation. Create application help files using Doc-to-Help. Sell, Support, and Customize CRM/Accounting software, using desktop database platforms. 4/91 – (current/ongoing) Dataware Technology Group, Ltd. President-Owner/Systems Developer/Programmer Consultant/Developer: Consult with client management and end-users to design, develop, document, implement, and support client systems, using various tools and programming languages. Write and publish user and system documentation. Train/tutor FoxPro programmers at various levels. Subcontract from other developers to complete, support, debug, and streamline existing systems. Prior experience available on request EDUCATION MBA, UNIVERSITY OF ROCHESTER (Simon School/Graduate School of Management) Rochester, NY Concentration in Finance, Accounting, and Information Systems. Grade Point Average: 3.5 Top 25% of Class BBA, BARUCH COLLEGE (CUNY) cum laude New York, NY Major in Finance and Investments Grade Point Average: 3.5 ACTIVITIES PROFESSIONAL Microsoft Certified Professional, Visual FoxPro Wrote user-training manual for Quicken V6 Co-wrote Microsoft Visual FoxPro Step by Step Microsoft Press (book won award from Society for Technical Communication) Greater Rochester Fox User Group – Founding President, Newsletter Editor Beta Tester for Microsoft Visual FoxPro 3.0 for Windows Member, Microsoft Developer Network Article accepted for publication by FoxPro Advisor Magazine (May 1993 Issue) Beta Tester for Microsoft FoxPro 2.5 (DOS and Windows) Ongoing education and training and seminars in FoxPro 2.5, 2.6, Visual FoxPro, MS SQL Server PERSONAL Greater Rochester Fox User Group – founding President
  4. 4. MARK S. GANCHROW (585) 520-0269 (cell) mganchrow@datawaretech.com Rochester Professional Consultants Network Software Executives Group Graduate Business Club (UR) Investment Club (UR) Finance-Economics Society (Baruch) - Investment Advisory Committee Financial Management Association (UR) Baruch College Newspaper, Reporter and Columnist

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