Harold J. Patterson, IIIP.O. Box 6193
Beaufort, SC 29903
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Vision Technology Management, LLC, August, 1997 to Present
Vision Technology Management is a Technology Consulting, Web Development and Marketing company with customers throughout the United States. Wrote an interface from Artisan Retail POS system to online ecommerce site thereby eliminating duplicate inventories Web design, MySQL database, custom development, PHP and related languages, Social Networking, Site Optimization, E-mail campaigns, many sub systems and features. Sites developed and support in most common platforms including Joomla, Word Press, Dreamweaver, and other stand alone and Content Management systems as needed Web customers include General Retail, Commercial Construction, Wine and Liquor store, Arts & Crafts, Scrapbooking, Fine Art, Publishing, Resort Islands, Fair Trade and many more Technology customers span virtually all business groups from Financial to Retail with assistance provided in wired and wireless networking, databases, desktop PC, desktop and server software, , interfacing and more
The Fripp Company, Inc. - Fripp Island, SC March, 1993 to June 2003
General Manager, March 2001 to June 2003
Successfully transitioned the company through new owner acquisition. Played an integral role in turning the corporation from a $850 thousand net operating loss to a $3.5 million profit while improving quality and service. Significant changes by new ownership required strong crisis management skills and effective communication of goals, policies, procedures and changes to customers and staff. Have been successful in implementing numerous improvements to managerial and control procedures and instrumental in documenting daily operating procedures. Areas of responsibility include Resort Property Management and rentals for 300 homes and villas, 1900 Member Private Club, two Championship Golf Courses, Real Estate, Maintenance, Marina with dockage and Dry Storage, Rentals for Golf Carts and Boats, 6 Restaurants, Youth Recreation Program, 4 Retail Stores, Racquet Club with 8 Clay Courts and 2 Hard Courts, 6 Pools and a variety of other operations.
Management Information Systems, March 1993 to March 2001
This position sits on the Executive Committee with daily responsibilities to include the analysis, feasibility, purchasing, maintenance and support of Information Technology. The installed base of equipment includes 140+ computers, 3 Novell Servers, 2 Windows NT Servers, 1 FreeBSD UNIX server and 1 SCO UNIX server, 6 PBX systems with 150+ Administrative telephones and 260+ Rental unit extensions. Industry software expertise includes Resort Property Management, Restaurants, Real Estate, Retail, Golf Course, Club Membership, Corporate and other areas. Career highlights include “Most innovative User Award” from First Resort Software for the development of an island wide POS system, using Verifone Trans 330 equipment (Visa terminals) and their Micros Interface. This system allows member and guest charging at all amenities, which includes facilities over 20 miles apart. Modified the accounting system to bill and track dining minimums for member accounts. Developed and maintain five company related web sites some of which include Electronic Commerce, Interfacing to our Property Management system, Mailing Lists, On-Line Tee-Times, etc
Director of Food and Beverage, March 1994 to May 1996
(Simultaneous with M.I.S.)
Created the Food and Beverage Division from three problem restaurants. Turned a $200,000 per year combined loss into first year profit of $150,000. Created control systems, management procedures, training programs and other critical management tools. Created many special functions for Food and Beverage sales, including an annual Wine Festival, Comedy Dinner Theater, etc. Annual combined sales are in excess of $2,000,000. Developed a management team of Food Service Professionals that increased sales as much as 50% per year. Left the Food & Beverage division in May of 1996
Atlantic Computer Corporation - Hilton Head, SC - February, 1990 to March, 1993
Systems Analyst and Sales
Sales installation and support of PC based hardware and software solutions for business. Primary area of expertise was accounting software support. Wrote several programs still in use for the medical and tennis professions.
Rivagale Inn, Franconia, NH - August, 1987- December, 1990
Owner and Operator of facility with 2 restaurants, lounge and 10 room country inn.
Eastland Bank - Woonsocket, RI - August, 1981- August, 1987
Vice President and Director of the Audit Department reporting to the president
Old Stone Bank, Providence, RI -August, 1976- August, 1981
EDP Auditor and Department Head. Began as COBOL programmer
Hardware, Software and Professional Skills
IBM Compatible PC’s, Verifone Equipment, POS equipment, ISDN adapters and WANS, Network and PBX cabling and equipment, Aironet/Cisco Wireless WANS, Mitel and AT&T PBX systems, Various Interface technologies, various laser, inkjet and dot matrix printers.
First Resort Property Management System, Breeze by Newmarket Software group booking management, OSAS corporate accounting software, Smyth Systems POS/Tee Time/Retail/Club system, Aloha Restaurant POS, Microsoft Office, various Adobe products, various other desktop package, various interface including Micros. During my career as systems analyst and sales I installed and supported software over a broad spectrum of industries.
Windows Server, Unix/Linux/SCO Unix, Windows, DOS, Novell
Web Development and Marketing
Ten years of Internal Auditing provided a unique opportunity to evaluate, design and implement management control systems. This has proven invaluable in the daily management of areas under my responsibility.
Thorough knowledge of a variety of accounting systems and how to effectively use them to reach managerial goals and objectives. Auditing provided a thorough knowledge of accounting control systems, the Country Inn provided entrepreneurial accounting skills necessary to maximize profitability while minimizing costs, Accounting Software Sales provided a detailed knowledge of a variety of small businesses and their unique requirements for managerial accounting, Food and Beverage provided a detailed understanding of cost controls and the need for frequent management reporting. The General Manager position uses the combination of experience to effectively control the organization and maximize profitability.
Bryant College - Smithfield, RI - Graduated May, 1976
Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, major Systems Management