Resume of Mark Gaither

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Summary of Qualifications

Software Engineer with over 27 years of experience building complex web and software applications for public and private companies. A talent for analyzing problems, developing and simplifying procedures, and finding innovative solutions. A commitment to motivating core personnel to achieve excellence. Extensive knowledge in:

Java SE, J2EE jets3t (Amazon S3) Agile Scrum MySQL 5 Apache
Oracle 11g PL/SQL PHP 5 ColdFusion 6-12 Railo Perl 5
AJAX (Ext, YUI) XML (Onix, DublinCore) Drupal 5,6,7 Subversion Eclipse
Amazon Web Services Adobe Content Server linux Tomcat JBoss
WordPress git  Apex/Visualforce  SOQL  Asana
Salesforce  Zapier  Mulesoft Kanban

Professional Experience


Fortafy – Austin, TX (Sep 2018 to present)

  • Technology leader
  • Individual contributor responsible for the following:
    • Daily management of multiple client’s Salesforce Non-profit Starter Pack instances
    • Management and implementation of a quick-start migration to Salesforce Non-profit Starter Pack
    • Daily communication with clients via FreshDesk


A Row Above Consulting LLC – Austin, TX (Nov 2017 to present)

  • Technology leader
  • Individual contributor responsible for the following:
    • Migrating clients from legacy CRM to Salesforce Non-profit Success Pack
    • Elicit data schema requirements from clients
    • Data schema development for non-profits moving to Salesforce Non-profit Success Pack
    • Creation of data migration plan from legacy CRM systems to Salesforce Non-profit Success Pack
    • Execution of data migration plan including data hygiene best practices
    • Communicating status to clients via a weekly status call

Senior Software Engineer

LIVESTRONG – Austin, TX (Oct 2015 to Feb 2018)

  • Team member responsible for migration of digital publishing environment to Drupal including:
    • Research of current open-source Content Management Systems (Drupal, WordPress, Joomla)
    • Migration planning of digital assets
    • Created digital asset importers into Drupal
    • Assisted in build-out of Drupal digital presentation
    • Provided Software Configuration Management expertise to the team

Lead Senior Software Engineer

LIBREDIGITAL INC. – Austin, TX (Apr 2011 to Jul 2015)

  • Lead Engineer of a team of 3 responsible for level 3 support for all legacy applications (front and back end) using expert level troubleshooting and analysis methods (Agile Scrum)
  • Ported legacy ColdFusion application (2.5 millions lines of code) to new OS, new JVM and new open-source application server (Railo) saving the company over $65,000
  • Researched, defined and constructed Apache mod_proxy configurations used by Apache to front new Railo application server
  • Provided IT with comprehensive VM instructions and scripts for multi-tier deployment of the new Railo and webapps
  • Provided engineering input for new software products to Product and Operations, and for new customer onboarding
  • Team’s Software Configuration Manager responsible for source code merging, branching and tagging use the stable trunk methodology
  • Designed and developed a Tomcat web application for Adobe Content Server billing and reporting using JSP and Servlets

Senior Software Engineer

LIBREDIGITAL INC. – Austin, TX (Dec 2008 to Apr 2011)

  • Designed and developed supporting asynchronous applications using Java SE, Oracle PL/SQL and jets3t
  • Designed and developed web application to deliver an eBook using Adobe Content Server and/or  Amazon Simple Store Service using ColdFusion and Java
  • Designed and developed administrative web application to manage limited time offers for eBooks using ColdFusion and Java
  • Maintained and extended an existing content management system using ColdFusion and Java
  • Provided engineering input for new software products
  • Led a distributed team (6 members) responsible for 19 components for legacy book applications. Team comprised of co-located members and overseas members in Ukraine (Agile Scrum)
  • Served as a technical liaison between the Service and Operations groups and Engineering
  • Updated and maintained J2EE applications using Eclipse, maven, Hibernate, Quartz scheduler

Senior Software Engineer and Consultant

MCLAUGHLIN ANDERSON LUXURY VILLAS LTD. – St. Thomas US Virgin Islands (Mar 2002 – Mar 2006 and Aug 2008 – Nov 2008)

  • Designed and developed web-based real-time reservation system, villa management portal, customized CRM for villa owners, agents, and vendors and management of villa fractional ownerships and availability (ColdFusion, MySQL)

Lead Senior Software Engineer and Co-founder

BULLY BLUE, LLC. – Austin, TX (Jun 2006– Nov 2008)

  • Designed, developed and maintained a self-booking resource system mainly for community groups and non-profits.
  • MySQL and Perl 5.

Lead Senior Software Engineer and Co-founder

ROCKSTEADY NETWORKS – Austin, TX (Dec 2000 – Oct 2003)

  • Designed, developed and maintained a customer resource manager for a Linux-based edge media server.
  • MySQL and Perl 5.

SNAPSE, INC. – Austin, TX (Jan 2004 – Jun 2006)


Cocoon 2 Development: Web Publishing with XML and JavaOct 2002 – Co-authored for Sybex.

Foundations of WWW Programming with HTML and CGIAug 1995 – Co-authored for IDG Worldwide Books

A 60 Minute Guide to JavaSep 1995 – Co-authored for IDG Books.

Web Programming SecretsMar 1996 – Co-authored for IDG books


Texas A&M UniversityCollege Station, TX May 1990 – B.S. in Computer Science

Community Leadership

  • Men’s Golf Association President at Great Hills Country Club – 2014 – 2018
  • Member of the Austin Golf Association Board of Directors – 2004 – 2010
  • President of the Austin Golf Association – 2006, 2008
  • Member of the Board of Directors for the Austin Area Multimedia Alliance – Oct 1994 – Dec 1996
  • Co-founder of the Austin World Wide Web Users Group – 1994


  • LibreDigital Award of Excellence – 2014
  • Instant Ballpark Java applet won third place in the JavaWorld Java applet contest – 1995


  • Salesforce Certified Administrator – Sep 6, 2018 to present