Kevin P. Wojdak

Kevin P. Wojdak

E-Commerce Manager at Wurth Baer Supply Company

Location
Greater Chicago Area
Industry
Wholesale

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Kevin P. Wojdak's Overview

Current
  • E-Commerce Manager at Wurth Baer Supply Company
  • Webmaster at Heartland International Tattoo Music & Dance Festival
  • Webmaster at FerGedAboudIt Vineyard & Winery
Past
  • Webmaster at C.B.S. Messenger Service, Inc.
  • Chairman / Webmaster at Clan Homecoming USA
  • Production Specialist & Front-end Developer at Hewitt Associates
Education
Connections

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Kevin P. Wojdak's Summary

I am a Web / IT Developer and Marketer with 20+ years experience in full life cycle delivery of website and technology projects. I have experience in all facets of the development life cycle from analysis to programming to writing documentation. My strengths lie in Website and User Interface Development, Digital and Traditional Marketing, Business Analysis, Search Engine Optimization (SEO) strategy and implementation, Technical Documentation, and Management. Hands-on development experience combined with management and writing skills make me well-rounded. My unique background in multiple business disciplines gives me great insight to transform creative designs into technical reality.

Specialties: User Interface Development, Business Analysis, Application Development, Website Building/Coding, Project Management, Operations Management, Marketing/Public Relations, Technical and Business Writing, Digital Marketing, SEO, Social Media

Kevin P. Wojdak's Experience

E-Commerce Manager

Wurth Baer Supply Company

November 2009Present (4 years 11 months) Vernon Hills, Illinois

Increasing company sales and website traffic through a combination of Digital Marketing, Pay Per Click (PPC) Campaigns, Search Engine Marketing (SEM), Social Media Marketing, Search Engine Optimization (SEO), Inbound and Outbound Marketing, User Experience Design, Web Development, and Customer Service.

Manage all B2B, B2C, and Blog websites for the company (10 sites as of Aug. 2011).

Webmaster

Heartland International Tattoo Music & Dance Festival

August 2009Present (5 years 2 months)

Update and maintain the website for the Heartland International Tattoo Music & Dance Festival. (http://www.heartlandtattoo.org)

Webmaster

FerGedAboudIt Vineyard & Winery

January 2008Present (6 years 9 months) Hanover, IL

Designed and built a Website for this emerging Illinois boutique winery. (http://www.fergedaboudit.com)

Integrated an online shopping cart for Web sales of wine.

Educational Institution; 501-1000 employees; Higher Education industry

December 2006Present (7 years 10 months)

Elected to this position. Oversight for the Huskie Marching Band Alumni Council at Northern Illinois University. Establishing the council and bylaws and working with the other officers to govern the actions of the council.

Webmaster - Designed, built, and manage a Web site for the council. (http://www.niualumniband.com)

Webmaster / Technical Consultant

CowaLUNGa Bike Tour, Respiratory Health Association of Metropolitan Chicago

January 2002Present (12 years 9 months)

Designed, developed, and maintain the CowaLUNGa Bike Tour website (http://www.cowalunga.com).

Webmaster

C.B.S. Messenger Service, Inc.

July 2006May 2012 (5 years 11 months) Palatine, IL

Designed, constructed, and maintain the website for this family-owned and operated messenger business. Employed Digital Marketing techniques to help grow the business. Manage and maintain an online advertising program through Google Ads. (http://www.cbsmessenger.com)

Chairman / Webmaster

Clan Homecoming USA

November 2008May 2011 (2 years 7 months)

Organize the participation of the Midwest Scottish Clans in events and celebrations as part of the Heartland International Tattoo Music & Dance Festival (http://www.heartlandtattoo.org). Visit the Clan Homecoming USA site at http://www.clanhomecomingusa.com.

Designed, built, and manage the website for the organization. Provide Digital Marketing services.

Production Specialist & Front-end Developer

Hewitt Associates

Public Company; 10,001+ employees; HEW; Outsourcing/Offshoring industry

January 2009October 2009 (10 months)

HTML, CSS, JavaScript, and JQuery development of HR Portals. Writing custom JavaScript and JQuery code to provide a rich user experience. Customizing and integrating dynamic amCharts into portal websites.

Senior Web Developer

Euro RSCG

Public Company; 10,001+ employees; HAV.PA; Marketing and Advertising industry

October 2008November 2008 (2 months)

Contract work for Euro RSCG Chicago's Interactive group working on Web development of HTML emails and landing pages for various client projects including Sprint, Western Union, and Citigroup.

Privately Held; 201-500 employees; Information Technology and Services industry

March 2007September 2008 (1 year 7 months)

Project management, custom application development, and website design and development. Hardware/Software integrations, project management, and team administration in security systems.

Projects:
- SD.I Corporate Website / Marketing (Feb 2008 - Sept 2008): Information Architecture, project management, and development. SEO. (http;//www.sdienterprises.com)
- CPS (Chicago Public Schools) District Website Redesign (May 2008 - Aug 2008): Assistant Project Management/Analyst.
- SD.I, ProFolio Real Estate Portal (Feb 2008 - Apr 2008) - Website design and development. (http://www.sdiprofolio.com)
- Chicago Department of Aviation (DOA), O'Hare International Airport: Technical Manager, Application Services Team. (March 2007 - Feb 2008)

Nonprofit; 1001-5000 employees; Nonprofit Organization Management industry

September 2006April 2008 (1 year 8 months)

Webmaster - Designed and constructed the website for the troop. Manage all aspects of maintaining and enhancing the site. (http://www.t62.org)

Treasurer - Managed the checkbook and daily finances for the boy-led troop.

Senior Associate

Acquity Group, LLC

Public Company; 501-1000 employees; Marketing and Advertising industry

April 2006March 2007 (1 year)

Worked in a combination Business Analyst/Project Management/User Interface Developer role for Acquity Group's Commerce OnDemand offering. Performed User Interface Development and Blue Martini integration tasks for several clients including LeapFrog Educational toys (http://store.leapfrog.com), Burton snowboards (http://store.burton.com), LonelyPlanet travel book, and Francesca's Collections Online Boutique (http://www.francescascollections.com). Also worked on new Acquity Group corporate website sitting on Acquity's Content OnDemand platform.

Senior User Interface Developer, Webmaster

Pathfinder Associates, LLC

August 2003April 2006 (2 years 9 months)

Contractor from Aug. 2003 - Aug. 2004. Hired Aug. 2004.

- Built a browser-based client/server data collection tool for National Opinion Research Center (NORC) to assist in Middle East nation of Qatar education reform. Wrote rich interfaces in English and Arabic. Used JavaScript to create custom functionality and DHTML interactions, as well as CSSP for the HTML interfaces. Validated up to xHTML standards.

- Wrote a client-side barcode scanning interface and application for document tracking for NORC and nation of Qatar. Developed in both English and Arabic and scans 32-40 documents per min.

- Constructed and maintain Pathfinder website (http://www.pathf.com). Researched and applied SEO techniques to place website into #1 position on Google for targeted search keywords.

- Built site registration interface for Chicago Sun-Times (http://www.suntimes.com).

- Project Manager, Interface Designer, and Developer for Marmon Risk Management data collection application.

Independent Contractor

Self-employed

October 2002August 2003 (11 months)

Pathfinder Associates (Aug 2003 - Aug 2004):
- Built a browser-based client/server data collection application for NORC to assist in Middle East nation of Qatar Education Reform Program.

- Adhering to a strict design, built a website for the Lake County Community Trust (http://www.lakecountycf.org). Utilized HTML and CSS for the site.

- Wrote a client side JavaScript barcode scanning interface and application for document tracking for NORC and nation of Qatar.

- Built portlets, HTML interfaces, and JavaScript tools to work with Oracle Portal for NORC and Qatar.

- Coded dynamic Risk Management reports and questionnaires for Marmon Intranet.

Dealer Technologies Inc. (Summer 2004) - Designed and built website.

Small projects for unnamed client.

National Marketing Manager, Professional Services

divine, Inc.

May 2001October 2002 (1 year 6 months)

Participated strategically in national solution and service offering development teams and marketing planning. Responsible for the development of marketing and sales strategies and materials for divine professional services group offerings and solutions. Aligned with Knowledge Solutions and Technology Infrastructure Services solution areas to provide support to global and regional solutions teams. Focused on Healthcare vertical market. Marketing and sales support in every phase of the solution development process. Developed sales collateral for a total solution package including sales toolkits, case studies, marketing collateral, and other sales enablement components. Developed sales training

Technical Manager

marchFIRST

March 2000May 2001 (1 year 3 months)

See Whittman-Hart Description. Project management, analysis, testing, and application development consulting services in the Client-Server and Web areas. Career Development Manager for 11 consultants over the years.

Technical Manager

Whittman-Hart, Inc.

Public Company; 1001-5000 employees; WHIT; Information Technology and Services industry

May 1995March 2000 (4 years 11 months)

Project management, analysis, testing, and application development consulting services in the Client-Server and Web areas for 18 different projects. Extremely knowledgeable with a variety of different technologies. Developed proposals/SOWs to aid new business development.

Manager/mentor for 5 Whittman-Hart consultants.

Technical Consultant

System Software Associates

Public Company; 1001-5000 employees; SSAX; Computer Software industry

February 1994May 1995 (1 year 4 months)

Created AS/400 AS/SET ADK (Application Development Kit) programs. Evaluated AS/400-based source code compare and merge tool. Software Engineer on the first BPCS for Windows development team. Researched, evaluated, and recommended new software products for the company. Programmed InstallSHIELD installations. Performed hands-on automated software testing tools evaluation for PC and AS/400. Produced test plans and performed both manual and automated testing of several products. Wrote and taught a 4-day VISION:Flashpoint (screen scrape development tool) fundamentals and development training course. Wrote, edited, and produced technical manuals, tutorials, reference materials, and presentations. Added over 200 new pages of product enhancement and procedural documentation into the AS/SET GDT online help system using RoboHelp. Provided technical support and training for the AS/SET GDT, Segue QA Partner, and AS/Vision tools. Created computer graphics, presentations, and illustrations.

Marketing/Communications Assistant

Ames Supply Company

March 1990February 1994 (4 years)

Roles:

PC Database Programmer: Wrote dBase applications for data analysis and report generation. Installed first LAN and provided PC technical support. Managed and analyzed the informational, marketing, and statistical databases. Configured sales force laptops with backup and security features.

BBS (Bulletin Board System) System Operator: Evaluated, recommended, designed, and implemented an eSoft TBBS (The Bread Board System) bulletin board system for customers and sales force...pre-Web.

Marketing/Communications Assistant - Print Designer / Project Manager: Wrote, edited, designed, and produced fliers, catalogs, brochures, newsletters, presentations, and handbooks to increase sales and company awareness using desktop publishing and graphics tools. Modernized label designs for a line of chemicals and saved the company printing costs and production time. Created computer graphics for presentations, slide shows, product packaging and illustrations. Managed the department for 6 months after supervisor left.

Kevin P. Wojdak's Volunteer Experience & Causes

  • Volunteer Experience

    • Webmaster / Web Technical Consultant

      Respiratory Health Association of Metropolitan Chicago
      • Health
      January 2002 present (12 years 9 months)

Kevin P. Wojdak's Organizations

  • International Webmasters Association / HTML Writers Guild

    • November 2012 to November 2013
  • American Homebrewers Association

    Member
    • March 2012 to Present
  • Northern Illinois University Huskie Marching Band Alumni Council

    Executive Officer, Board of Directors
    • October 2006 to Present
  • Urban Knaves of Grain (UKG) Homebrew Club

    Member / Webmaster
    • April 2009 to Present

    Drunk Monk Challenge (DMC) Homebrew Competition Planning Committee

Kevin P. Wojdak's Courses

  • E-Commerce Manager

    Wurth Baer Supply Company

    • Introduction to JSP
    • Java Programming
    • Java Web Development

Kevin P. Wojdak's Skills & Expertise

  1. E-commerce
  2. SEO
  3. Web Development
  4. User Interface Design
  5. HTML
  6. Web Design
  7. Software Development
  8. Digital Marketing
  9. Business Analysis
  10. Project Management
  11. Social Media
  12. Online Advertising
  13. Social Media Marketing
  14. Strategy
  15. Databases
  16. Information Architecture
  17. Enterprise Software
  18. CSS
  19. Problem Solving
  20. SDLC
  21. Program Management
  22. Software Documentation
  23. Blogging
  24. Website Development
  25. SEM
  26. Product Development
  27. Integration
  28. Management
  29. Integrated Marketing
  30. Online Marketing
  31. Email Marketing
  32. Software Project Management
  33. PPC
  34. Technical Writing
  35. JavaScript
  36. jQuery
  37. Software Quality Assurance
  38. Marketing
  39. Training
  40. B2B
  41. Business Intelligence
  42. JSP
  43. Responsive Web Design
  44. Mobile HTML Applications
  45. XHTML
  46. Web Content Management
  47. Web Analytics

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Kevin P. Wojdak's Education

Northern Illinois University

BA, Journalism with emphases on Public Relations and Photojournalism

19851989

Played trumpet in the Huskie Marching Band for 4 1/2 years and one year of All University Band; Worked on the Night News Production Staff at The Northern Star school newspaper; Worked as a paid Freelance Photographer for DeKalb County Magazine for a semester; Held the position of Asst. PR Director for PRSSA for a year.

Activities and Societies: Huskie Marching Band, All University Band, Northern Star, PRSSA (Public Relations Student Society of America), DeKalb County Magazine photographer

Proviso West High School

19811985

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