Monday, February 16, 2009

The new Chief Technical Officer/Chief Information Officer


Chief Technical Officer/Chief Information Officer
Linux, Apache, MySQL, Java, .NET
Producers, Inc. and related entities (TPI) is a privately held leading domain
names registration service provider, domain names portfolio holder, online
advertising media solutions and web hosting company. Our customers, range from
individual small business owners to Fortune 500 companies, and consist of over
500,000 domain name registrants worldwide with over 3,800,000 domain names. The
Producers, was founded in 2006 by a small group of entrepreneurs, who since 1999
have achieved remarkable success, in creating internationally renowned
technology companies. Today we have offices in Tampa, Florida; New Orleans,
Louisiana; Schaffhausen, Switzerland; and Georgetown, Grand Cayman. Presently we
are looking for a Chief Technical Officer/Chief Information Officer to join us
in our Tampa, Florida office. As a member of the Executive Team, the CTO/CIO
will have full responsibility for defining, developing, and executing the
strategic information systems plan that aligns with overall operational
objectives of the Company.Essential Duties and ResponsibilitiesStrategic
Management* Works with the CEO, COO, and Business Unit Leaders in setting short-
and long-term technology objectives (development and acquisition) while
providing the leadership necessary to achieve revenue growth and attain other
Company goals and objectivesProject Management * Successfully manages resources,
timelines, scope, quality and risk for development efforts* Creates, maintains
and enforces relevant written policies, procedures, and workflows regarding all
technology operations and systemsTechnology Infrastructure * Responsible for all
IT initiatives including Disaster Recovery, Compliance, Infrastructure,
Application development and Security* Evaluates new equipment, software and
processes continuously, recommending changes as appropriate and overseeing
installation and implementation* Maintains knowledge of developments in the area
of systems and hardware to assure that new developments are incorporated in
future systems of the Company * Ensures confidentiality and reliability of
corporate data, proprietary information, and intellectual propertyWeb
Development/Design * Provides leadership, guidance and expertise to a team of
professionals that collaboratively design, develop, deploy and maintain quality
web-based applications and associated infrastructure * Leads the group in
establishing/enforcing standards, and otherwise provides guidance on the best
practicesHuman Resources * Performs all functions of personnel management of
department employees and manages staff to ensure that the technology needs of
the Company and its customers are met with the highest rate of satisfaction and
responsiveness* Keeps abreast of state-of-the-art and industry developments
through attendance at trade and professional meetings and seminars, trade shows,
perusal of the literature, and use of supplementary educational
activitiesFinance * Manage and implement multi-million dollar budgets and annual
business plans for the Company's information systems department, assuring that
plans meet organizational and strategic goals. * Negotiate multi-million dollar
contracts and manages relationships with vendors in order to ensure timely
updates and problem resolution Data Mining* Performs complex data mining tasks
involving the application of advanced data mining principles, practices, and
techniques * Interprets web statistics (web sites, online marketing programs
including PPC, banner advertising, affiliate, organic search, web 2.0 and
traditional marketing programs) * Identifies changes, trends and areas for
improvement and presents results to the Executive Team in order to drive/support
business decisionsProfessional Experience* A minimum of ten years of experience
in the management of information technology is required * Experience managing
enterprise networks, e-commerce applications and Internet securityKnowledge,
Skills, Abilities * Proven track record of successful new product development
and commercialization. * Extensive experience working with the following
technologies:o Linux, Apache o PHPo SQL - MySQL and/or Oracle o Java and .Net
Developmento Content Management o Internet Software Development o Publishing *
Ability to design and deliver innovative information technology, e-business and
customer service solutions* Understand project management methodologies and
tools and have a strong knowledge of applicable business areas, the supporting
technology architecture, and applicable processes* Strong negotiation, written
and verbal communication skills. * Aptitude to interact positively with
management, Board members, co-workers and business partners.* Superior
management and leadership abilities, planning, organization, execution, and
monitoring skills* Driven, action-oriented, strategic thinker with the ability
to translate strategies into operational objectives and projects* Ability to
articulate a vision, hold people accountable for development and achievement of
project plans to meet the technology strategy and provide long term leadership
and organization development* Ability to analyze technical, financial, market
and sales information to make positive, high impact decisions* Experience in
interpreting patterns in large quantities of data, resulting in trend analysis
& probabilities* Ability to travel - domestic and international Education*
Bachelor's degree in MIS, computer science, business administration or a related
field is required or equivalent combination of education and experience. An
advanced degree (Master's) in relevant field or MBA is preferred.We offer
competitive salaries and outstanding compensation package.Qualified candidates
please send resume with cover letter to
The Producers
5505 West Gray Street
Tampa, FL 33609
(813) 386-2826

Dear Kayle Powers (and Mike, Sig, Noah, etc.)

I'd like to apply for the position of CTO/CIO. I agree that getting rid of the unstable current CTO, Donny Simonton and the never-there current CIO, Don Moore is brilliance. That is your plan, correct? I fit your requirements to a "T" and I already understand your businesses. I can write code better than Moore and I can think up ways to scam domainers than Simonton. I'm the perfect fit. By the way Kayle, cool last name. I know a guy with the same last name (probably related) and he's never bored of the Austin Powers jokes we crack about him. At least I think he doesn't mind. Anyway, as a member of the Executive Team, I'd require a lovely beach-front 4 bedroom home near Georgetown, Grand Cayman as I know you guys are moving a bunch of the business that way. I'd also need full access to Sigmunds pool in Tampa (with bikini clad-women as usual), Michaels boat in Belleair Beach and a new company car. The usual 1-2% is fine.

I'll humbly accept the offer. Email me with the details. Thanks

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