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MassTechnical, Inc. is led by Fred Blau, a pioneer in information technology for mid-sized businesses, with over 25 years of computer consulting experience. Highlights of Fred's resume are shown below and the complete  resume can be downloaded here



Seeking contract technical consulting positions where I can utilize my extensive experience in Information Systems senior management, project management, and software development.


         Over 25 years of experience in IT management, consulting, and development.
         Managed large-scale, multi-site software implementation and conversion projects.
         Skilled in recruiting, managing, and motivating IT personnel.
         Hands-on skills in Microsoft .Net, Active Server Pages, MS SQL Server, Visual Basic, MS-Access, Pocket PC and Palm Development, Crystal Reports,  Microsoft Project.

Work History

 4/01 - Present. CEO, MassTechnical, Inc. Formerly (Groupworks Development Co.)Providing senior project management and software development services.

         Developed an intranet reporting system for a nationally known stock brokerage.
         Provide next-generation consulting and programming services to a software company that develops financial analysis/metrics applications for Fortune 500 companies.
         Provide server co-location and application hosting for several clients.
         Project Manager for a successful two-year project to develop a web-based student housing system for Harvard Real Estate services.
         Developed applications to streamline business processes in Property Management, Building Services, and Field service.
         Developed Pocket Property, a Pocket PC based apartment management program used by over 100 customers in more than 10 countries.
         Developed Wireless Dispatch, a work order system utilizing handheld computers for job dispatching.
         Developed a construction project management system.
         Application Development with Visual BASIC, Active Server Pages, Microsoft .Net, SQL Server.

4/99 -4/01, Chief Information Officer. Woburn, MA.  Led successful enterprise systems installation at a $150 million national environmental services provider.  Coordinated system support for 1100 desktop users in 70 branches. Built a new data center and IT department.

         Joined the company in April 1999 when project invoicing and accounting was performed on non-Y2K compliant stand-alone systems in 10 regional data centers.  Financial accounting was executed on two different systems.  None of the various systems were integrated - manual data entry was duplicated up to three times.
         Coordinated the rollout of Deltek Advantage, a Microsoft SQL 7 based client server project and financial accounting system with central databases at corporate headquarters and data entry performed at multiple regional centers connected via Frame Relay WAN and Internet based Virtual Private Network (VPN)
         Built a data center that ultimately grew to over 20 servers, hired an IT staff, and coordinated the network upgrades at 10 regional data centers.
         Developed and managed a $2,000,000+ annual IT budget.

7/98 - 3/99. Consultant Boston MA. Stabilized a failed WAN-based financial accounting system until replacement system could be implemented. Engagement extended to position as CIO.

         Repaired a corrupted SQL Server database and implemented proper database administration procedures.
         Developed Accounts Receivable procedures for data entry, analysis, and reporting.
         Developed web-based data entry and reporting tools.
         Consultant member of IS steering committee to select replacement system.

1/97 - 6/98.  Information Systems Manager, Milwaukee, WI   Managed IS department for nationally recognized systems integration company. 

         Successfully implemented Solomon IV accounting software with financial and distribution modules.
         Developed intranet/extranet site to give managers and salespeople web based queries to inventory, sales, and purchasing information.

1981-1996.   President,Innovative Data Systems, Inc.  Milwaukee, WI   Founded and guided company from startup to consulting firm with 17 employees.

         Built business to over 200 clients.
         Sold and supported Open Systems, SBT, Macola, and Solomon accounting solutions.
         Specified and managed custom programming jobs in Business Basic, dBASE, Foxpro, and Microsoft C.
         Developed financial accounting solutions for manufacturers, distributors, retail, and service organizations.
         Supported networks on Novell and Unix platforms.
         Developed industrial solutions for bar code labeling and scanning.
         Developed software for applying labels to aerospace wiring.
         Sold business in 1996.


MS Electrical & Biomedical Engineering.  University of Wisconsin. 
BS Electrical Engineering. Purdue University.

  References furnished upon request.