Dana K. Richard

Accomplished Business, Technology and
E-Commerce Leadership

 

Consulting CTO / Website and Infrastructure Design and Development

 
Specialty Village, Inc.
Sandpoint, ID 2005

Overview: E-Commerce startup with a focus on local artists, arts, jewelry, specialty gifts and crafts worldwide

Responsibility:

Direct all aspects of research, design, development and operations of website and data center storage, applications, infrastructure, facilities, and disaster recovery / business continuity

  Accomplishments:

  • Reduced from $1.8M to $170K, the technology investments for launch of startup through cost benefit analysis of original technology requirements against the business plan and necessary short term growth requirements necessary for success
  • Realigned and refined technology and organizational financial model allowing business to be launched with $1M investment vs. original plan of $6M investment
  • Negotiated restructuring of payment schedules and +25% discounts on services with two key vendors