Louis Algaze

Monterey, California



25+ Years of Experience

Project Management

IT Management

Workstation 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 the 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
  • Networking: Management of hardware (routers, switches, NICs), software configuration (DHCP, TCP/IP, VPN), and troubleshooting (ping, tracert, netstat)
  • Report Writing: Pentaho Report Designer, ReportSmith, Infomaker, Crystal Reports
  • Business Programs: Microsoft Office, Microsoft Visio, Microsoft Project


Professional Experience

Systems Manager ::  September 2020 – Present

Digital NEST Inc, Watsonville, CA

  • Set direction for organization-wide systems utilization
  • Manage projects for new software service implementations: Password manager, e-signature, CRM 
  • Manage several technology budgets
  • Configure, maintain and improve all in-house IT systems including network, servers and printers
  • Manage settings, accounts and vendor coordination for hosted applications; gSuite (Google Workspace), Microsoft, Zoom, Adobe, asset management, accounting system, ISP, etc.
  • Track and keep updated pool of company assets; laptops and computer accessories
  • Provide technical Assistance to staff

IT Leader, Project Manager and Developer ::  May 2015 – September 2020 (5+ years)

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

  • Worked with CIO to set direction
  • Developed and documented project and task visions
  • Assisted staff in planning, prioritizing and tracking tasks where needed
  • Summarized and reported on individual and group accomplishments
  • Managed and motivated 9 programmers, server managers, media developers and support staff
  • Sampling of projects initiated, analyzed, managed and contributed to:
    • OAuth implementation
    • Virtual Reality (VR) development
    • Development of innovative course-related software
    • Server hardware upgrade/switch-over
    • Selection, implementation, customization and maintenance of out-of-the-box software
    • Ongoing site analysis and improvements using Google Analytics
    • Process analysis and improvements
    • 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

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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