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Tony Isaac

In a Nutshell


  • Eight years management/team lead experience, overseeing the entire life cycle of shrink-wrapped and Internet-based products
  • Proponent of “agile” software development philosophy, which emphasizes people over formal processes, responsiveness to changing requirements, and a rapid, incremental approach to development
  • Able to recognize real priorities, avoid “gold plating” and deliver working software rapidly
  • Able to negotiate and translate between technical and non-technical people, and to defuse tense situations


  • Nineteen years of experience in full-time software development
  • Languages: C#, VB.NET, C++ (Microsoft, Borland, gcc), Visual Basic, Java, JavaScript, HTML/CSS
  • Frameworks: .NET, MFC, WTL/ATL, Petzold Windows
  • Database development: MS Access, Poet OODB, MySQL (and other SQL flavors)
  • Communications development: TCP/IP (BSD sockets), HTTP (WinInet), RS-232
  • Operating systems: Windows (application and system level), Unix, Linux (various), Unisys mainframes


  • Twelve years experience creating, packaging, and delivering “shrink-wrapped” software
  • Experience in every aspect of development, including product design, development, testing, debugging, packaging, delivery, and maintenance
  • Personally conceived and brought to market a successful shareware package
  • Able to pull together multiple technologies, and to learn new technologies as needed, to get a job done


Programming Manager April 2009 to Present
Visualutions, Inc., Spring, Texas

  • Managed a team of developers through conversion of VB6 medical document management software into ASP.NET AJAX
  • Participated daily in software development as a team member
  • Development tools used: C#, C++, Visual Basic, JavaScript, HTML/CSS

Resite Development Lead August 2005 to April 2009
Insite Objects, Inc., Houston, Texas

  • Led a team of developers through several complete software life cycles for multiple products
  • Created new detection technology for the Resite Recorder
  • Added full Unicode text capability to Resite Recorder, enabling recording of Asian language text
  • Development tools used: C#, C++, Visual Basic, JavaScript, HTML/CSS

Independent Consulting Ongoing/Intermittent

  • Visualutions: - HL7 to XML converter (medical data format conversions)
  • Mediaware Technologies - Visual Basic code generator

Applications Technical Lead, Windows Team Lead  March 2002 to August 2005
SimDesk Technologies, Inc., Houston, Texas

  • Coordinated development of SimDesk’s entire Windows product suite and cross-platform SDK
  • Created a fully automated build process for the entire Windows product suite of more than 60 projects
  • Added many improvements to SimCalc, SimDesk’s spreadsheet application, including charts, embedded images, sheet protection, and full undo/redo capabilities
  • Created many product installation packages, including customized packages for large customers
  • Development tools used: Visual C++, Visual Basic, some Java

Product Development Manager April 2000 to March 2002
Insite Objects, Inc., Houston, Texas

  • Brought three major releases of Resite through the entire development/test/release cycle
  • Hired and directed a team of highly skilled software developers
  • Development tools used: Visual C++, Visual Basic, VBScript, XML

Chief Technology Officer March 1996 to April 2000*
24/7 Software, Inc., The Woodlands, Texas (now defunct)
Director of Software Development
On Center Software, Inc., Houston, Texas

  • Designed and implemented the Virtual Plan Room™ online service
  • Oversaw all aspects of software and Web development
  • Hired and directed software developers for the entire development team
  • Development tools used: Visual C++, Borland C++, Visual InterDev, JavaScript, ASP, Microsoft Access, IIS, POET OODB, Microsoft Terminal Server

*Note: 24/7 Software was spun off from On Center Software in November 1999.

Senior Software Engineer November 1993 to November 1995
Openware Technologies, Inc., Jacksonville, Florida (Now
Modis Solutions)

  • Led development of Openware's Rapid Application Development (RAD) system
  • Created an automated GUI screen generator for mainframe-based applications
  • Implemented transport protocol for client/server products
  • Development tools used: Visual C++, Unix C++, Unix shell scripts, Microfocus Cobol, XGEN

Systems Analyst November 1989 to November 1993
Weiner's Stores, Inc., Houston, Texas (now defunct)

  • Developed mainframe software drivers to allow bar codes to be generated and scanned by legacy mainframe applications
  • Analyzed and developed a Unix-based POS communications system to replace a mainframe-based POS system
  • Developed mainframe printer device drivers
  • Development tools used: Borland C++, Informix 4GL, Unix shell scripts, Unisys Cobol, Algol, and DMSII database

Programmer/Analyst/Computer Operator November 1985 to November 1989
Pensacola Christian College, Pensacola, Florida

  • Developed portions of a college records online mainframe database system
  • Developed mainframe printer device drivers
  • Scheduled and monitored all mainframe production jobs
  • Development tools used: Unisys Cobol, DMSII database, Algol, and LINC 4GL


B.S. in Computer Science, May 1988, Pensacola Christian College
GPA in Major: 3.67 of 4.00


SetTime™ freeware featured within PC World Magazine cover story
Highest Award for Achievement, Dale Carnegie Course
PSAT National Merit Letter
Presidential Academic Fitness Award


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