Seeking Chief Technology Officer Position

Philip M Lawlor Chief Technology Officer

203-539-0765 – – Stamford, CT  –

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Philip M Lawlor Chief Technology Officer

203-539-0765 – – Stamford, CT  –

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Strengths eCommerce; eHealthcare; Mobile App Development Integration; Continuous Integration; HIPAA; Automated Testing; Certified Scrum Master; Business Intelligence; Multi-tier, Database-driven Applications; SDLC, Agile, Six Sigma and Lean Methodologies; Scope/Requirements Gathering; KPI’s, Managing, Mentoring & Motivating Team Members; Coordinator of Remote Location; Collaboration of Off-shore Personnel Management; Recruiting; Ability To Multi-task; Positive Attitude; Detail Oriented; Passion for Software Development; Excellent Communication; Analytical; Ability To Lead; Problem Solving Skills;

Systems Amazon AWS; Linux Servers (CentOS/Ubuntu); GitHub; Selenium; StrongMail; WordPress; Joomla; Magento; Drupal; BizTalk; MySQL; MS SQL; PostgreSQL; Redmine; Unica Campaigns; Elgg; Zimbra; Webmin; Virtualmin; GMC PrintNet; Proxmox; Virtualbox; SalesForce; CiviCRM; SugarCRM; FreeNAS; iSeries/As400;

Languages PHP; SQL; HTML; REST; JavaScript; AJAX; JSON; Visual Studio.Net; bash; perl; groovy; Java;

Frameworks Laravel; CodeIgniter; Yii;

Selected Accomplishments

Software Product Development: eHealthcare system, SMS/ IVR Patient Communication, eCommerce Content Management System (CMS), Business Rule/ Process Automation, Data Segmentation System for CRM, Email Marketing, Print and Email Fulfillment System, Software Engineering, Data Warehouses, Facility Management Software.

Team Leadership: Recruiting, team building, personnel mentor-ship, goal setting, reviews, hire/fire.

Technical Implementations: Proficient AWS Guru (Elastic Beanstalk, EC2, RDS, S3, Route 53), StrongMail, WordPress, Drupal, MySQL, AWS, MS SQL Server, Linux LAMP Servers/ Email/ Virtual Hosting


CIRCLELINK HEALTH, LLC (Formerly MedAdherence), Stamford, CT,

CTO Software Development, (Nov 2013 – Present)

Challenged with converting medical study based business to a Medicare reimbursement product model.

  • Designed eHealth product around evolving Affordable Healthcare Act, Chronic Care Management Reimbursement.

  • Created a development team using local off-site full-time developers, CodebaseHQ, Slack, Jell, UberConference and Office365 for ease of communication. Secure remote access to all systems and easy on-boarding for full-time, temporary and intern resources in a PCI/ HIPPA compliant environment.

  • Realigned staff to support business technology goals with recent Computer Science graduates.

  • Created/ managed AWS resources and scalability for expected 2-5k patient growth per month.

  • Participated in AWS Activate Program, saving the company $15k annually.

  • Decreased new client setup from 4 months to 1 hour. Formed Customer Help Desk.

  • Implemented Code Review, Continuous Integration and Automated Testing (TDD) for Agile Software Development.

  • Created Policies And Procedures between Technology And Operations.

  • Created Mobile application with an outside vendor to provide self service access to eHealth system RESTFul API’s.

  • Implemented AWS HIPAA Environment reducing hosting costs by $22k annually while reliability increasing speed.

  • Relocated office to co-working space reducing rent and increasing staffing flexibility.

  • Created Software Development Life Cycle, Business Process Improvement Strategy, Quality Assurance – Change Management Strategy, HIPAA compliance, Best Practices and Disaster recovery plans.

  • Setup phone system, networking, PC/Linux/MAC OS support, turned the lights on, made coffee, fixed coffee maker, turned the lights out and other day to day operations.


VP of Technology, Software Development, (Jul 2012 – Nov 2013)

  • Startup Mentor on Emerging Technologies for Stamford Innovation Center Hacker group and Startup Weekend 2013.

  • Provided and maintained Magento, WordPress and Drupal websites for several local storefronts.

  • Directed Magento implementation for a global online printed label company. Designed Promotional processes, Implemented LivePerson Chat, improved the user experience, simplified reporting and record keeping.

  • Implemented SaaS solution for local sports league. Converted manual sign up process to 100% online automated system tracking over 300 applicants and 250 finalists. Completed signups and collected all payments online 3 months faster than prior years.

  • Hands-on WordPressMU plugin development for a leading information technology research and advisory company.

  • Created over 50 websites utilizing WordPress to enhance online business outreach.

  • Co-founder, startup training program for entry-level developers by mentors with a proven track record. Created, an online survey system to qualify for the LearnCademy.

Prior Experience

VERTRUE INC., Norwalk, CT Mar 2000 – Sep 2012

Senior Manager, Enterprise Architecture and Software Development, Special Projects (Oct 2011 – Sep 2012)

  • Directed development, set roadmap and methodology (SCRUM) for end to end transition of current platform into AWS for post bankruptcy sale.

  • Managed design/ architecture for a middleware application (ESB) to facilitate the communication between all business systems.

  • Coached and developed staff of approximately 15 local, remote and overseas associates.

Senior Manager, Operations Management, Team Lead (Jan 2009 – Oct 2011)

  • Utilized Lean process mapping/ work-flow analysis to establish a detailed familiarity with operations practices of the business.

  • Utilized SOA architecture to turn a proprietary CRM system into SaaS solution, leveraged by business partners.

  • Director, innovator and SME for a Data Segmentation System adding CRM capabilities in minutes not weeks.

Senior Manager, Member Communication Systems Development (Jun 2007 – Jan 2009)

  • Created an in house department for email marketing and banner image hosting for savings of $.5 Million in marketing fees and increased customer engagement and increased revenue 500%.

Senior Development Manager/ Project Manager, IS Strategy (Apr 2003 – Jun 2007)

  • Managed multiple projects with a focus on proactive enhancing of existing architecture to utilize SOA, managed 2-4 direct reports and 5-25 on active projects in with matrix development teams. Implement budget based project manager incentive goals.

  • Linked technology solutions to executive stakeholders strategic objectives business value, performance metrics and KPI metrics.

  • Created Software Development Life Cycle, SOX and PCI compliance project management documentation standards.

Senior Manager, Marketing Software Development (Mar 2000 – Apr 2003)

  • Coaching, mentoring, consulting and developing high performance CRM Management team of over 15 direct reports.

  • Designed and managed the consolidation of 8 different e-commerce web sites into one custom CMS system, reducing website developer headcount by 75%. The CMS system hosted 50+ websites with one installation and drove customer engagement.

Playtex Products, Inc., Westport CT Oct 1997 – Mar 2000

Manager Web Technologies, Manager Data Warehouse Information Systems, System Analysis, Finance Revenue Cycle Analysis

Link Systems, Stamford CT Jun 1995 – Oct 1997

Senior Developer/Software Development Strategy/Project Manager/Inside Sales/Help Desk/CAD Operator

District 2 Marine Engineers Benevolent Association, AFL-CIO, Aug 1990 – Mar 1995
Acting as Chief Engineer, Second Assistant Engineer, Third Assistant Engineer, Steam Machinery Maintenance

Hathaway Reiser & Raymond, Stamford CT Jun 1986 – Jun 1990

Sailmaker, Yacht Rigger, Machinist, Welder, Machinery Operator

Education and Credentials

B.S. Marine Engineering, Minor in Mechanical Engineering Aug 1990

Massachusetts Maritime Academy


Boy Scouts, Unit Commissioner, Troop 5, Pack 6, Pack 28, Stamford CT 2015 – Present

Boy Scouts, Assistant Scoutmaster, Pack 5, Stamford CT 2016 – Present

Cub Scouts, Assistant Cubmaster, Pack 11, Stamford CT 2008 – 2012

Girls Scouts, Assistant Troop Leader, Troop 50378, Stamford CT 2012 – Present


  • Certified Scrum Master from International Scrum Institute Jan 2013

  • Certified Strongmail Implementor Jun 2008

  • GMC PrintNet Automation Expert Jun 2006

  • Siebel Call Center Certification Aug 2001

  • AutoCAD Release 12 Certification from New York University Apr 1995


Second Assistant Engineer Steam and Motor Engines Unlimited Horsepower Jun 1990 – Present

US Coast Guard

International Experience

Italy, Majorca, Egypt, Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, Thailand, Singapore, Philippines, Taiwan, Japan, Belize, Guatemala, Mexico, Canada, Trinidad, Barbados and Tenerife


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