HUGH C. SMITH

hugh.smith@gmail.com
Call or Text: (801) 930-0005
http://hughcsmith.com

I'm an accomplished project manager, logo/layout designer, message creator, copywriter, web developer and php programmer with a unique ability to quickly create and implement solutions to problems in business that are both technically sound and aesthetically pleasing. I am experienced in development with the LAMP stack, and am capable and competent with PHP, MySQL, HTML5, CSS, Bootstrap, Javascript, jQuery, jQuery Mobile, VueJS and Laravel. I am also well versed in the following areas: Project Management Web and Mobile Web Application Development Agile Development Rapid Prototyping Client Retention Strategies and Techniques Analytics and Interpretation. Business Automation Direct Response Marketing (Online and Offline) Brainstorming and Masterminding Display Advertising Promotional Products and Printing Consultation Graphic Design, Layout and Logo Creation Branding and Tagline Creation But most importantly, I will help you get results. Let me know if I can help. :) To your success,

EXPERIENCE

Web Application Developer
INJEQT™ November 2008 — Present Lehi, Utah Involved in creation of core products and software including web and application development, graphic layout and design, copywriting, audio and video production and editing, client consultation, product research and recommendations, artwork production and proofing, product delivery, and client follow-up. I am used to working and communicating directly with clients, suppliers and contractors to create and execute successful print, marketing, trade-show, and other projects to effectively build and grow their business. I can define strategies and develop tactical marketing initiatives to penetrate and grow targeted markets for clients. Created TextbaQ™ / Thankutext™ — an online text messaging service. The system enables businesses to interact directly with their customers including a completely “hands-free” birthday club system, digital comment card, targeted messages, notifications, and a reminder system primarily utilized by automotive repair shops, tire stores, dentists, doctors, and chiropractors. Created NQODE™ — an online service to “Do Stuff with QR Codes”. The system enables users to dynamically create, configure and manage QR codes. QR codes can be configured as a multi-functional “mobile web app” or simply redirect to a URL of your choice. Created SUBMITPAYROLL to simplify payroll processing for multiple companies. Created TWEETSIMPLE to empower businesses looking to build and manage their presence on Twitter. By automating processes required to build a presence on Twitter, TweetSimple helps businesses build large targeted followings in their specific market niche. Taught a six month marketing class at Salt Lake Community College (Miller Campus, Sandy UT). The class included topics such as Client List Building, Message Creation, Email strategy, Direct Response Advertising, and more.
Chief Technology Officer
Blueroof360™ October 2013 — November 2014 Draper, Utah My responsibilities at Blueroof 360 included providing insight and recommendations as well as implementation of both technical and marketing aspects of the company. On a daily basis, I wrote hundreds of lines of code, interfaced with our development team, and worked to stabilize our code base. It was my responsibility to create a new development platform to help the company transition to a new, more manageable and scalable position. Some of my accomplishments here include: Recommended and implemented a Git workflow and revisioning system into our web development process enabling us to virtually eliminate the possibility of errors on our production servers. Identified and recommended removal of major problem in our code that reduced the error rate on our servers from 47% + down to 2%. Setup and implemented the use of Vagrant and Virtual Box (VM) into our web development cycle so the team didn't waste time and energy in disparate development environments. Built a new REST API for Real Estate industry including Agents, Brokers and Developers to access using Basic Auth. Created AreaPulse.com on top of Laravel 4.2 which interfaced with our REST API. Built a "client side" Geocoder capable of processing tens of thousands of geocodes per day removing the heavy load from our servers. Set up various billing systems for the company and integrated with the STRIPE API to simplify and ultimately reduce the amount of work needed to take care of billing for our customers. Wrote a video script to help clients upgrade their account to a paid version upon sign up. The video should be posted soon and we'll see what results we get. Created and set up an email marketing campaign that generated a 24% response rate within the first 2 hours and that by the second day climbed to over 33% response. This campaign continues to garner over 30% response every time the campaign is executed.
Ad Specialty & Promotional Consultant
iLOGO™ September 1996 — Present Lehi, Utah In 1996, I started iLOGO, to provide small, medium and large companies with imprinted promotional products customized for their specific needs. I am known to give my customers straightforward and unfiltered advice about their marketing and corporate messaging with promotional products. To date, I have sold, purchased and coordinated production and delivery of well over 1,200 unique promotional and imprint projects. Because of my lengthy and unique experience in the field, my clients are able to focus on the core of their business while I manage production timelines and ensure quality results.
Site Developer, Marketing & Sales
Scootsmart.com August 2004 — June 2010 Lehi, Utah Created and managed SCOOTSMART - A new way to buy a scooter, online. After visiting multiple factories in China, I designed a system that allowed customers to choose from “31 flavors” (colors) providing up to 361 different color combinations by simply swapping out panels on the scooter. By utilizing this system, inventory levels were drastically reduced and JIT manufacturing became a reality. With the redesigned completely cardboard packaging solution I created, the scooter could be delivered directly to the customer ready to ride, “right out of the box”.
Web Application Developer
United Shipping Solutions (USS) June 2007 — November 2008 Salt Lake City, Utah Created VISION, a custom franchise management system utilized by 268 franchise owners to manage their freight and shipping business. Business owners utilized the system to create and track shipments, handle client billing, make adjustments and credits, process and track sales commissions, and manage customer relationships. This system enables a small group of people to manage a multi-million dollar business with minimal resources and time. Designed and built WEBSHIP an all inclusive online shipment solution which quoted, shipped, billed and tracked more than 6,000 packages each month. Customers can quickly get shipment insight from multiple carriers and then “ship” their packages and/or freight via the most economical and efficient methods using bar-coded labels generated on the site. Rebuilt company website. Redesigned company logo, stationery and branding. Managed all domains, co-located servers, dns, and email. Implemented and integrated the FedEx API with the franchisee "webship" application. Worked with a variety of key stakeholders to facilitate and accommodate for the needs of the company.
Web & Application Developer
Rock Solid Internet Systems October 2006 — June 2007 American Fork, Utah Worked on various projects for one of Rock Solid Internet System's clients, United Shipping Solutions (USS). Primary responsibilities included recreating the company's corporate website and building WebShip version 1.0 for USS. The WebShip project included utilization of the LAMP stack and included a large amount of Javascript (before jQuery became popular) to create a streamlined and highly functional user interface for shipping packages online. The new WebShip allowed customers to quickly create shipments and print shipment labels to be affixed to customer packages in just a few clicks. The new system helped increase overall shipment volume for USS and was a welcome addition to their service offerings. During my time with Rock Solid, I also rebranded USS by creating a new company logo, business cards, invoices, and stationery.
Licensed Mortgage Loan Officer
New Freedom Mortgage September 2001 — November 2001 Salt Lake City, Utah Became licensed in the state of Utah and worked as a loan officer during an opportune time in the industry. Sold and closed twenty-three loans totaling upwards of $1.5 million dollars during a three month period (with no existing pipeline) working evenings and occasional Saturdays.
International Marketing Consultant
Mity-Lite™ April 1996 — September 1996 Orem, Utah Explored the possibilities of opening an office in Tokyo, Japan. Traveled to Japan to meet with potential Distributors and Clients to determine viability of distributing products into the Japanese markets. Provided recommendations and analysis pertinent to making a wise and informed investment decision.
Product Designer & Sales
Kokopelli Line September 1992 — April 1996 Provo, Utah Created a line of products which became a "best seller" in the gift shop market. Involved in design, development and creation of line sheets, price sheets, packaging, labeling and sales materials. Effectively sold to various markets and had product line adopted in multiple locations in the Western United States.
Order Processor & Sales
Nu Skin Enterprises July 1992 — September 1992 Provo, Utah Sold products and placed orders for customers over the phone. Received award for most sales in the department.
Full-time Missionary
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints July 1990 — July 1992 Sapporo, Hokkaido, Japan Lived and served a 2-year proselytizing mission in Japan. Learned and became fluent in the Japanese language and interacted on a daily basis with the Japanese people.
Filing Assistant
Nu Skin Enterprises May 1990 — June 1990 Provo, Utah Filed new distributor agreements and other documents for the company.
Men's Head Soccer Coach
Timpview High School March 1990 — June 1990 Provo, Utah Managed all team activities including daily practices, training and games. Finished 1st in the Region and competed in the State High School Tournament.
Warehouse Shipping & Receiving
Nu Skin Enterprises June 1989 — November 1989 Provo, Utah Created "Starter" Kits for new distributors. Packaged and fulfilled products for customers. Palletizing of product. Cleaning and general organization.
General Laborer
Lon Landscaping June 1988 — August 1988 Provo, Utah Accumulated excessive blisters and slept extremely well at night. Handled all aspects of digging holes and trenches, laying sprinkler pipe, installing sprinkler and drip systems, planting trees, shrubs and bushes, sod hauling, laying and cutting, and infinite wheelbarrowing on the job. In one instance, a team of 3 of my friends and I started at 5am with a yard full of dirt, weeds and debris and by nightfall had a "Home Show" landscape ready for the Parade of Homes that began the next morning.

SKILLS

TECHNOLOGY
Programming “Languages”: PHP, JavaScript, SQL, Less, CSS, HTML5, XML. Databases: MySQL, PostgreSQL. JavaScript Libraries: BootStrap, jQuery, jQuery Mobile, Sencha, JQTouch, EXTJS Prototype. Web Servers, Platforms & Frameworks: LAMP Stack, Apache, IIS, Vagrant, Laravel, Code Igniter, CakePHP, Lithium, Flash. Data Formats & Protocols: JSON, XML, FTP, HTTP, SMTP. Methodologies: REST, CRUD, MVC, SaaS, Composer, Packagist. Version Control & File Handling: GIT, SVN, Transmit, FileZilla, WinSCP. Templating Engines: Blade, Mustache, Smarty. Text & Code Editors: SublimeText3, PHPStorm, Textmate, TextWrangler, TextEdit, FlexBuilder, Dreamweaver. Design & Video: Illustrator, Fireworks, Photoshop, iMovie. Business Software: Google Docs, Gmail, Google Drive, Microsoft Office(Word, Excel & PowerPoint), iWorks (Pages, Numbers & Keynote), QuickBooks, FreshBooks, AccountEdge, NetSuite, SugarCRM, SalesForce.

LANGUAGES
Fluent in both English and Japanese (I think I can still communicate in Japanese). Lived in Japan for a period of 2 years (1990-1992) and visited for business in 1996.

SPORTS
Deep passion for sports and in particular soccer, basketball and golf. I'm not a sports “watcher”... I'm a player. Especially on game day.

EDUCATION

Brigham Young University
1989 — 1996 Bachelor of Science (BS), Business Management Cumulative GPA of 3.20 Studies included all areas of business including Finance, Marketing, Entrepreneurship, Strategy, etc. Played for the BYU Soccer team, 1989 & 1992.

Timpview High School
1986 — 1989 Watched one of my best friends crash the driver's ed car into the fence on the range because he had a bee in his car. All-state soccer player.

PROJECTS

TESTIMONIALS

PHIL MARRIOTT

Partner at ToLiberty

http://toliberty.com

I've known Hugh for 30 years. What a likeable guy. He is highly competent with his skills and he cares about taking good care of his clients. He is honest and can think outside of the box.


JAMES BROWN

Owner at PCB Solutions

http://pcbsolutions.com

Hugh is a brilliant programmer with great business acumen. He is able to foresee market trends before they become reality and his insights have been invaluable to our business. Hugh is a great asset.


MATT SMITH

Web Developer at Lingotek

http://lingotek.com

Hugh is knowledgeable about a wide variety of topics. He is honest, always looks out for his clients and is extremely talented at whatever he does.


PETER BROOKS

Owner at Brooks Advertising

http://brooksad.com

Working with Hugh you'll find that he is a unique blend of marketing and technology. I haven't met a person who has a better handle on both.


CHRIS CLIFFORD

Owner at Alliance Resource Services

http://allianceutah.com

Hugh has more things at a tipping point than anyone I know. If you have a chance to get involved with Hugh, I'd highly recommend that you do.


JOE ANTER

VP Sales at Blueroof 360

http://blueroof360.com

Hugh resides at the crossroads of technical innovation and lead generation — a rapidly changing intersection, indeed.

When Hugh joined our team he brought with him fresh ideas and a road map for change. Hugh's leadership empowered Blueroof360 to effectively pivot and redirect our focus to adapt to a changing environment and continue to innovate in the real estate tech space.

Thanks to Hugh and his amazing talent we are once again heading down the path to success.

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