Richard A. Schummer
42759 Flis Dr.
Sterling Heights, MI 48314-2850


To obtain a challenging position that creates Internet and desktop solutions for business where design experience, database application development, project leadership, software development methodology, and problem solving skills will be utilized.


Geeks and Gurus, Inc. Detroit, MI April 2001 to Present
  • Developing reporting modules for Olga's Kitchen.
  • Designing and developing Project Tracking internal executive information system.
  • Developing suite of Visual FoxPro developer tools soon to be released to developer community.
  • Evaluating n-tier frameworks to be used by development staff on future projects.
  • Assembling the Geeks and Gurus Development Standards.
Kirtland Associates, Inc. Troy, MI September 1998 to March 2001
Director of Development:
  • Developed and enhanced Kirtland extensions to Visual MaxFrame Professional framework.
  • Lead designer and developer of web enabled Order Entry.
  • Lead designer and prototype developer of web enabled First Report.
  • Lead designer, developer, and marketing for Workers’ Compensation Claims processing system.
  • Designer, and developer for Workers’ Compensation Administration system.
  • Project Leader, designer and developer of LAN based Workers' Compensation First Report of Injury system.
  • Project Leader of Champion’s People, Places, Phones (P3), Investor Relations, and Diesel Mileage applications.
  • Project Leader of Kirtland Informational System for internal time tracking and executive information system.
  • Integrated Stonefield’s suite of database extensions, query, and reporting tools with framework.
  • Developed Kirtland’s "New Application Wizard" to improve project start ups.
  • Lead internal training for programmers, application developers, and project leaders.
  • Assisted entire staff in solving difficult problems with code, design, and production support.
  • Charged with recruitment and interviewing of potential members of development staff.
  • Evaluated programmers’, application developers’, and senior developers’ performance.
  • Worked with company Owner and Vice-president to set corporate direction and policies.
  • Worked with company Owner on new sales ventures.
Electronic Data Systems  
GMAC Latin American Operations (LAO) Detroit and Troy, MI January 1997 to September 1998
Advanced Systems Engineer:
  • Designed all new Data Warehouse for LAO Joint Venture Retail System, improved performance of existing reporting system.
  • Publishing FoxPro and Sybase database information to web pages for potential customer Intranet.
Client Server Application Development   
Detroit, MI   April 1992 to January 1997   
Advanced Systems Engineer:
  • Represented CSAD on Chief Technologist Office Guidance Team, Emerging Business and Technology Symposium.
  • Project Leader for Latin America Retail/Lease Applications.
  • Developed, implemented, and enhanced GMAC Retail System (Collections) for Argentina.
  • Developed cross-platform application framework used for all CSAD FoxPro development projects.
  • Project Leader for GMAC Research Request Tracking System.
  • Developed, implemented, and enhanced GMAC Address Book for Executive Office and Vision 21 project.
  • Developed, implemented, and enhanced the Vehicle Tracking System for GMAC branches.
  • Developed and implemented Semi-Annual Management Planning System for GMAC Human Resources.
  • Developed and implemented Customer Assistance Center System for EDS/GMAC support group.
  • Leading development of coding standards for all development tools, and participating in FoxPro standards for EDS.
  • Founder and President of the EDS Fox User Group.
Technical Staffs Central Support
Warren, MI
October 1989 to April 1992
Systems Engineer:
  • Developed, marketed, and implemented Visitor Security System and GM Proud Referral Tracking System for GM Tech Staffs.
  • Supported, enhanced, and documented Designation Of Agents System for GM Technical Staffs Financial.
  • Developed and implemented Design Staff Contract Hours System which transfers PC data from/to IBM mainframe.
  • Served as Novell Local Area Network Administrator for EDS Technical Staffs Central Support.
  • Supported customer and local account questions on FoxPro, Lotus 123, and Microsoft Word.

Unisys Corporation
Detroit, MI
February 1986 to October 1989
Customer Service Engineering Information Systems
Management Systems Analyst / Team Leader
  • Coded RESPOND on-line system in LINCII fourth generation language.
  • Created and improved existing COBOL programs which generated reports for Customer Service Engineering.
  • Served on the Customer Service Engineering IS departmental LAN team.

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Oakland University Rochester, MI Graduated December 1985 with Honors
  • Bachelor of Science, Computer and Information Science, Minor in Economics