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Technology Leader

Pompano Beach, FL
March 18, 2019

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Stephen Ayala

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Phone: 904-***-**** Email:

Technology Leader Director VP CTO

Core Knowledge / Skills Include

Leadership ● Technology Analysis ● Project Management ● Agile/Lean Operations ● SaaS Expert ● Technical Solution Architecture ● AWS Cloud ● Innovation ● Merger & Acquisitions ● Change & Transformation ● Strategic Planning ● Financial & Budgeting ● Team Building ● Hiring ● Process Reengineering ● Technology Integration ● Resource Management ● Compliance Audits ● Operations Management ● Executive Management

Professional Summary

An accomplished Leader of technology with proven success in developing and transforming technology strategies that improve business efficiencies, processes, profitability and execution. Technology visionary with an expertise in the complete lifecycle of Software (SaaS) strategies, development, technologies, Agile practices and operations. Aligns corporate vision with strategic plans and identifies technology processes, applications and structure to support the business. Proven experience with multiple mergers and acquisitions in both small and large organizations. Outstanding interpersonal, communication, and leadership skills with the ability to motivate and manage resources effectively.

Professional Experience

CommandScape – Delray Beach, FL 8/2017 to Present

Vice President, Engineering & Technology / CTO

Engineering and Technology Leader at CommandScape responsible for defining and executing the strategic direction of Technology, Engineering, Quality Assurance, IT, Project Management and Product Development. Lead the transformation of the organization to a structured agile operation. Focused on fostering security, quality and innovation through the on-going development and delivery of the CommandScape Suite to ensure customers are receiving best-in-class single platform cybersecure building automation technology.

Basware / Verian – Charlotte, NC

(Joined Basware through Verian acquisition 2016)

Vice President, Technology 3/2012 to 8/2017

Technology Leader responsible for defining and executing on the strategic direction of the SaaS B2B Enterprise Application Suite through Engineering, Quality Assurance, IT, DevOps, Project Management and Product Development Lifecycle. Work daily with leaders to strategically define business needs and execution plans for success with current clients, prospects and market needs in Purchase to Pay & Spend Management. Successfully merged and integrated Basware and Verian technologies during the acquisition.

Taleo - Jacksonville, FL

(Joined Taleo through Vurv acquisition)

Senior Director of Research and Development 2008 to 3/2012

Development and Engineering leader responsible for setting the strategic direction of SaaS product architecture and development for Taleo. Work directly with senior management daily to address business objectives. Directed the efforts of several R&D teams to provide application development, architectural definition, scalability, efficiencies, test strategies, integration, automation and support. Developed business plans and managed the R&D budget. Collaborated with Taleo partners and departments on technology strategies, opportunities and M&A.

Vurv - Jacksonville, FL 2003 to 2008

Director of Research and Development 2006 to 2008

Director of Technology 2003 to 2006

Company leader responsible for collaborating with other leaders in the definition and execution of technology and business direction. Defined and executed business plans in a fast-growing organization in order to meet internal and external demands. Directed the efforts of Engineering professionals to provide application development, architectural definition, scalability, efficiencies, test strategies, integration, automation, services, sales and support.

Axcelis Technologies - Beverly, MA

Lead Software Engineer III 2001 to 2003

Technology leader and engineer responsible for the architecture and development of internal business SaaS applications. Lead the development efforts of enterprise applications within a highly advanced semiconductor manufacturing organization focusing on the quality, scalability and execution. Managed a team of software engineers on daily functions as well as through businesses and strategic planning. Worked directly with other businesses leaders to define strategic direction, functional scope and execution plan.

Ignite Sports Media - Chicago, IL

Software Engineer 2000 to 2001

Developed SaaS sports media content management system and interactive data driven tools for high percentage of the professional sports team market.

ITS – Coastal Carolina University - Conway, SC

Information Resource Consultant & Software Engineer 1996 to 2000

Designed, developed and managed the University’s network, intranet, internet and SaaS applications.

Audit Experiences: PCI, SAAE16, SOC1, SOC2, FedRAMP

Technical Proficiencies

Development Technologies

Java, Go, ColdFusion, SAML, C#, XML, .NET, SQL, HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript, FLEX, C++, Objective C and several other low-level languages.


MySQL, MS SQL Server, Oracle, PostgreSQL, Informix

Transport / Protocols


Encryption / Security

TLS, PKI, PGP, GnuPG, Triple Data Encryption Standard (3DES, AES, and HMACSHA1)

Application Servers

ColdFusion Application Server, IIS, JBoss, WebLogic, Apache HTTP, Apache Tomcat, Railo, Jrun, Iplanet

Frameworks and Services

Struts, Spring MCV, JSF, JSF2, Hibernate, JQuery, JQuery Mobile, EXT JS, Sencha Touch, MXUnit, Junit, JMeter, Solr Search

Business Intelligence and Reporting

Jasper, Cognos ReportNet (Report Studio, Query Studio, & Framework Manager), Business Objects

Cloud Technologies

Amazon Web Services (AWS), Kubernetes, RightScale, Enstratus, Skeddly

QA and Performance / Load Automation

Selenium, SoapUI, Ranorex, HP Loadrunner, HP QuickTest Professional (QTP)

Project Management Tools

VersionOne (Agile), Atlassian Suite, Rally Software (Agile), MS Project

Development Software / Applications & Other Technologies

Beanstalk, Subversion, Pulse, Mercury, Bugzilla, Cast Iron Studio, eTranslation Globalink, PVCS, Perforce, StarTeam, MS Project, MS Visio, MS Visual Studio, DoubleClick, Photoshop, Pathlore LMS, Glovia, Vurv Suite, Taleo Suite, Verian Suite and an abundant of additional Windows, MAC and Linux-based applications

Education & Credentials

Bachelor of Science in Computer Science - Coastal Carolina University, South Carolina

Aalto University Executive Education – Neuroscience, Managing Customer Experience, Strategy Development

MIT Sloan School of Business Executive Education – Management and Leadership Track

Ninth House Network, Situational Leadership – Learning the Model Training, Building Community Training and Optimizing Team Performance Training

Certified ScrumMaster - ScumAlliance (2007 – present)

Certified ColdFusion Developer - Adobe

Java Certified Programmer (SL-275)

*Other supporting details available upon request

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