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Illuminova Technical Services, web design and hosting, network engineering, IT support, for small businesses, Wilmington, DE
Stephen Worden, Principal Consultant, Illuminova Technical Services, IT support, web site optimization, for small businesses, Wilmington, DelawareHi — I'm Stephen Worden, the CTO and principal consultant here at Illuminova.  I am a life-long technologist, starting in 1981 and still going strong.

Here's a synopsis of my most recent activity.

I am a Technology Executive / Consultant for professional services, medical, or scientific firms demanding innovation as a competitive advantage, proven analytical and writing capabilities, and multi-level cross-department communication skills in order to make a great company even better.  I also provide hands-on support in situations requiring complex problem-solving.

Real-world executive experience (Chief Technology Officer, Chief Information Officer) with cutting-edge technologies. The catalyst, vision and leadership to successfully conclude enterprise-wide software implementations and upgrades. Proven ability to design and lead application development projects in a multicultural environment. Design and support data centers from extremely large to workgroup-sized. Fearlessly engage in the review and analysis of new technologies, middleware, virtual and cloud computing, data warehousing, electronic medical records, and so on. Excellent analytical, organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills.

• Current work -- Chief Technology Officer for medical, scientific, and professional services firms.
• Reviewed, analyzed, and implemented a new company-wide HIPAA-compliant billing system including staff training and operational support in an 18-month timeframe.
• Former Chief Technology Officer for Dick and Fred Fox (namesake of the Richard J. Fox School of Business and Management at Temple University). Contributed to building the company into one of the Philadelphia Fast 50, according to Deloitte's annual rankings.
• Designed, documented, and led the development of a wildly successful trading application attracting an immediate $15,000,000 venture capital investment and generating more than $9,000,000 in less than 24 months. The application is still being sold today.
• Analyzed, compared, interviewed, selected, and implemented a computing infrastructure in six months to provide a growing business the platform on which to become a national leader in logistics management.

Specialties: Technology team building, strategy, and leadership. Technology evaluation and selection, strategic direction, conceptualizing, documentation and visualization of complex technical systems. Project management, budgeting, design, implementation and support of new systems.


Chief Technology Officer, Illuminova, Inc.
Information Technology and Services industry

December 1999 – Present

Illuminova provides contracted technology analysis, comparative reasoning, insight, and strategic direction to medical, scientific, and professional services companies. Our principal consultant, Steve Worden, has unique gifts in visualizing and documenting complex systems. Current work includes:

• Analyze business needs and requirements for professional services companies.
• Analyze potential vendors and enterprise software products against business needs.
• Document analysis, comparison, and justification for technology changes including cloud computing and virtual computing strategies.
• Retained consultant to a dozen legal, medical, and scientific enterprises.
• Acting CTO for medium-sized professional services corporations.
• Led change teams from concept through end-user training to support phase implementing new company-wide enterprise software packages and upgrades.

Chief Technology Officer, Planalytics
Privately Held; Information Technology and Services industry

1999 – 2001 (2 years)

Provided leadership, technical guidance, strategy and hands-on management to one of the finest groups of people ever assembled. Primary focus: Weather-driven logistics management strategies.

• Strategized best method to build organizations with CEO and COO.
• Interviewed and staffed initial technology unit (45 people) in about six months.
• Designed and built many successful business systems, tools and applications.
• Led application development and support teams through hands-on management.
• Managed an annual IT budget of $5,500,000.
• Evaluated employee performance year-round — total staff of sixty-two.
• Active participant in executive meetings, strategic planning, and budgetary decision-making.

Chief Information Officer, Spree.com
Information Technology and Services industry

1998 – 1999 (1 year)

For an Internet e-commerce and online community.

• Analyzed operations, wrote whitepapers on findings and status. With CEO and Directors set new direction and unified development teams behind corporate vision.
• Briefed executive management, board of directors, and venture capital funds on vision, strategies, progress, and achievements.
• Designed and built the e-commerce infrastructure. Grew the community into one of the web’s Top Forty properties.
• Led the application development and operations teams.

Division Manager, Info Systems, Inc.
Privately Held; Information Technology and Services industry

1996 – 1998 (2 years)

Led development of web-based applications and infrastructures. Built division from single person to staff of eight. Won large development contract at First USA for an HR intranet app.

Here's my pitch: I may be able to help your business, at least the technology-dependent portions of it.  And I want to help.  You can learn more about our company here and learn more about our services here.  If you think your company any my services might be a good match, I'd like to hear from you.

Thanks for listening.

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