Louis Algaze

Monterey, California



25+ Years of Experience

Project Management

IT Management

Application Management

Website Development and Management

Software Selection

Database/Application Development

Systems Analysis

Data Warehouse Development

Technology Training and Support

Significant Skills

  • IT Management: Understand technologies and respect people.
  • Project Management: Waterfall and Agile methodologies.
  • Business Process Improvement: Develop process and data flow diagrams to baseline and optimize processes.  Research, review and identify off the shelf or custom solutions to obtain largest return on investment.
  • Application Development: Web (HTML, CSS, PHP and JSP), Microsoft Access and Visual Basic for Applications (VBA). Standalone and middleware between and automation of Microsoft Access, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, AutoCAD, Pitney Bowes Ascent and PeopleSoft
  • Programming Languages: HTML, CSS, PHP, JavaScript, jQuery, JSON, SQL, XML, RSS, Visual Basic, PL/SQL
  • Databases: Microsoft Access, MySQL, Oracle, SOLR, ElasticSearch
  • Report Writing: Pentaho Report Designer, ReportSmith, Infomaker, Crystal Reports
  • Business Programs: Microsoft Office, Microsoft Visio, Microsoft Project


Professional Experience

IT Leader and Project Manager  ::  May 2015 – Present (3+ years)

ClearingTurn Inc @ Center for Homeland Defense & Security; Monterey, CA

  • Work with CIO to set direction
  • Develop and document project and task visions
  • Assist staff in planning, prioritizing and tracking tasks where needed
  • Summarize and report on individual and group accomplishments
  • Manage and motivate 9 programmers, server managers, media developers and support staff
  • Sampling of projects initiated, analyzed, managed and contributed to:oAuth implementation
    • Development of innovative course-related software
    • Server hardware upgrade/switch-over
    • Selection, implementation, customization and maintenance of out-of-the-box software
    • Analysis and improvement of backup scheme and off-site vendor
    • Bulk importing content into the digital library
    • Ongoing site analysis and improvements using Google Analytics
    • Process analysis and improvements, many processes
    • Instantiation of public “Help” space
    • User hardware selection, imaging, managing and troubleshooting

President/Owner  ::  October 2005 – Present (14+ years)

L.J. Consulting Inc.; Monterey, California

Learning Systems Manager :: February 2009 – March 2015 (6 years)

L.J. Consulting Inc. @ Naval Postgraduate School; Monterey, California

  • Managed, supported and trained all NPS instructors (PHD level), staff and students on the campus-wide learning management system (Sakai) and synchronous meeting tool (Blackboard Collaborate)
  • Tracked projects with waterfall and agile methodologies using Jira
  • Customized Jira to support business processes
  • Documented business processes using Confluence
  • Developed tools to assist in migrating course-ware from Blackboard to Sakai
  • Provided course design guidance for instructors based on instructional needs
  • Analyzed databases and used ETL (Extract, Transform, Load) techniques and Pentaho to develop a reporting database and management reports

Instructional Technologist :: January 2007 – February 2009 (2 years)

General Dynamics Information Technology @ Naval Postgraduate School; Monterey, California

  • SakaiBlackboard and Elluminate Live! training and support for Distance Learning Instructors
  • SharePoint Academic Affairs site administrator and developer
  • Enterprise Web Content Management System project leader
  • Technology group lead
  • Institutional Repository Project technical contributor
  • Departmental property database development and management
Project Manager and Data Analyst :: November 2005 – January 2007 (1 year)

SRA International @ DMDC; Seaside, California

  • Analysis, definition and management of project to transfer fingerprints from one Department of Defense organization to another for person authentication at time of Common Access Card (CAC) issuance
  • Analyzed, maintained and improved Defense Travel System Archive (DTSA) data and PL/SQL web based system to ensure accurate reporting
Faculty Research Associate :: May 2005 – October 2005 (6 months)

Naval Postgraduate School; Monterey, California

  • Database and application design using Oracle Portal and PL/SQL
Academic Systems Programmer Analyst :: March 2002 – May 2005 (3 years)

California State University Monterey Bay; Seaside, California

  • OtterID project architect and manager
  • Blackboard technical lead – Saved 2000 hours per semester in staff work by implementing data import from student information system
  • Resource25 technical lead – Customized web viewer for integration into CSUMB web site and helped to develop alternate uses for data using RSS
  • FAMIS technical lead

Supported the Administration and Finance area of CSUMB with computer support, database creation and maintenance, program selection, installation, configuration and training.

  • Developed, implemented and supported property department database
  • Developed warehouse recycling web pages
  • Developed integrated purchase request system
  • Performed data translation and conversion between various databases/applications
  • Installed, deployed and configured Primavera Expedition

Previous Experience

Community Involvement


“Louis’ leadership and project management on several group projects ultimately led the team to successful outcomes in our department.”


Dainen Sobelman

IT Specialist @ Naval Postgraduate School

“Louis has always stayed well informed on emerging technologies and was able to provide effective analysis in assessing the pros and cons of new technologies and software programs.”


Instructional Designer @ Naval Postgraduate School

“Fast and effective with both easy issues or complicated requests, whichever the case.”

Javier Salmeron

Associate Professor @ Naval Postgraduate School

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