Brian Kavanaugh

JCI Certified National Trainer

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Brian Kavanaugh

JCI Certified National Trainer

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Microsoft Windows® .NET application developer with over ten years of experience in Web and Windows application development. Pretty happy where I am at.


Clarke Lanzen Skalla Investment Firm, Inc. / Orion Advisor Services, LLC, Omaha, Nebraska

Manager, Middleware Team, 2013-present
Senior Desktop Application Developer, 2004-2013
Web Application Developer, 2001-2004

Involved in all aspects of development of our primary application, Advisor Desktop - a Windows application used by registered investment advisors to manage their business. The application can be installed locally, connecting to our SQL Server 2005 back-end servers using .NET remoting, or accessed through the Citrix environment. I have worked in all area of the application, but have been primarily working in the trading system lately. Regularly involved in application design, planning, testing, database development, etc. I also maintain our application build system that I designed a few years ago using NAnt and Advanced Installer.

Multi-Option Systems, Inc., Omaha, Nebraska

Web Developer, 2000-2001

Responsible for designing dynamic Web sites for various clients. Completely redesigned the MOSI Web site from a static HTML site to a dynamic site utilizing SQL Server 2000 as the back-end database. Created a Web-based Employee locator application to replace an older non-Web-enabled application. Earned a Principal Certified Lotus Professional (CLP) certification in using JavaScript in Lotus Domino R5.

Wayne State College, Wayne, Nebraska

Assistant Sports Information Director, 1998-2000

Primary duties included design and maintenance of the WSC Athletics' Web site (on a volunteer basis from 1996-98), which had over 1,400 pages at the time I left. Also was responsible for maintaining all records and statistics, designing media guides for and issuing press releases on the cross-country and track programs. Designed the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference media guide for 1998-99 and produced the volleyball media guide and camp brochures for all sports in 2000.

Head Cross-Country/Track & Field Coach, 1995-2000
Head Cross-Country/Assistant Track & Field Coach, 1993-1995

Responsible for all aspects of a NCAA Division II cross-country and track & field program. This included designing and directing workouts, handing the team budgets, and fund-raising through alumni donations. Also responsible for the NCAA Division II national rankings for the US Track Coaches Association and maintaining a rankings web site for them, which I continued doing through 2009.


Ohio University, Master of Science, Physical Education, 1993
University of California, Santa Barabara, Bachelor of Arts, History, 1991