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Resume of Peter R. Schmidt

President, PRS Technologies, Inc.

Summary: Over 25 years of experience in the computer industry with a background in web development, web-to-database integration, systems development, database administration, analysis and design, programming and management. Technical experience primarily in the business applications area including over 10 years of Unix, Informix and Elite Time and Billing Systems for law firms.


SQL Server Database Administration Installation and Support of Elite Enterprise Servers Windows Networking and Administration
Informix Database Administration Elite Time and Billing Elite Support/Troubleshooting
Informix Performance Tuning Elite Data Conversion/Upgrades Unix System Administration
Informix Certified Professional Elite Custom Reports Unix Shell (Bourne/KSH)
Informix-4GL App Development Elite WebView Web-to-Database Applications
Software Development Software Development Operating Systems
Informix-4GL Unix Windows 2000/2003
Informix-SQL/Transact-SQL Bourne Shell & Ksh HP/UX
Perl Awk SCO
PHP Java Script Linux

Professional Experience

PRS Technologies, Inc., President 01/2000 - present

Founded PRS Technologies, Inc. by bringing together a top-notch team of expert consultants and associates experienced in Elite Time and Billing software. Provide consulting services to over 43 clients, including law firms, accounting firms and other service providers in the Washington DC Metro area and across the US.

Specialize in consulting in:

  • Installation and Support of Elite Enterprise Servers
  • Elite Time and Billing Systems for law firms and other service providers
  • Informix and SQL Server Database Administration
  • Unix Systems Administration and Unix shell-scripting
  • Unix/Informix/SQL Server Performance Tuning and Maintenance
  • Internet Web-to-Database applications
  • Web Servers using Linux, Apache, Perl (CGI), PHP and Informix
  • Informix-4GL, Perl and PHP programming

Independent Consultant 3/1997 - 12/1999 (2 1/2 years)

BancTec - 11/99 - 05/02 (2 3/4 years)

Assist Banctec with Informix database administration, performance tuning and technical support to their customers. Teach Informix database administration to their staff. Configure Informix fragmentation strategies on large HP N-Class servers with 8 cpu's, 4 gig memory and 6 terabyte disk storage. Use Legato and Veritas Netbackup to backup systems with On-Bar.

Federation of International Trade Associations (FITA) - 11/2000

Install Apache, PHP and Informix and re-wrote their entire web search application (using PHP) in a single day.

Informix - 10/2000

Presentation to Informix Users Conference in Orlando, Beginner's Guide to Web-Enabling your Informix Database using PHP (on Linux).

Informix - 07/1999

Presentation to Informix International Users Conference (Solutions Portal) in San Diego, Beginner's Guide to Web-Enabling your Informix Database using Perl (on NT).

NASD - National Association of Securities Dealers (Parent company of the NASDAQ stock exchange) - 10/98 - 09/99

Perform database administration, performance tuning and assist with table fragmentation strategies. Assist with migrating 70 gig database to new Solaris 3500 server. Assist with migrating large database to new QC server via ontape. Write Unix shell scripts to assist in database administration and configuration.

VADV - Virginans Against Domestic Violence - 11/1998 - 09/2001 (3 years)

Migrate entire web site from existing ISP to standalone web-server running Linux, Apache, Perl and Informix. Develop web-based reporting system which collects and downloads statistics to Excel spreadsheet. Software development on Internet web-to-database data collection and reporting application. Misc Unix administration.

Hogan & Hartson, LLP - 02/98 - present (ongoing contract)

Perform Informix performance tuning to improve run-time of month-end reporting in a mixed OLTP and DSS environment (Online 7.23, 100 gig system). Write software used to collect statistics on a per-job and point-in-time basis. Write software used to report on statistical data. Analyze statistical reports and make recommendations for performance enhancement. Implement the recommendations and evaluate the results. Miscellaneous Unix and Informix administration. Custom Programming.

Marriott International 07/98 – 06/99 (1 year contract)

Research and debug software defects on the Sales and Catering system (NGS/Informix-4GL). Performed code review, mentoring and technical assistance to other members of department. Assisted with conversion from CMVC to Scopus for defect control. Wrote reports in I/Q Report Writer for defect management. Used CMVC for source code control. Assist with Y2K issues.

Internal Revenue Service (IRS), Office of Financial Analysis 11/97 – 05/98 (6 month contract)

Perform Unix and Informix database administration in a DSS/Data Warehousing environment. Assist with the management of the Enforcement Revenue Information System (ERIS). Help to develop systems to provide IRS analysts with user-friendly Windows based Client/Server reporting tools (Brio). Train and mentor IS staff, write technical documentation, make recommendations on how to improve operations. Convert 20 gig DB from Informix 4.1 to 7.1.

Resource Consultants Inc., Technical Director 3/97 - 10/97 (6 months)

Direct operations for the Open Age commercial division of RCI. Responsible for help desk, dispatching and scheduling, financial reporting to upper management, pre-sales consultation and proposals, software development for database projects (using Netscape LiveWire Pro), hardware engineering, Netscape server and Unix administration, and internet integration.

Business Systems Support Group, Inc., Director of Technical Services 4/92 - 2/97 (5 years)

Analyze law firm financial systems and develop specifications for conversion to Elite Legal Software. Programmed and managed 16 software conversions. Created procedures for installation and support of new Unix systems. Provide Unix and Informix Online administration, performance tuning and backup procedures. Hire, supervise and mentor Informix development team and Unix support engineers. Provide Unix and Informix course development and classroom training. Write software in Informix-4GL, Perl & Bourne Shell. Assist with BSSG internal technical projects, including Internet Administration, Networking, Security, communications and e-mail.

Independent Consultant 4/91 - 4/92 (1 year)

Intelus Corporation, Senior Programmer/Analyst 8/91 - 4/92 (9 month contract)

Developed document tracking software with Informix-4GL in a client/server network environment, using GUI tools (Plexis) under Microsoft Windows. Acted as primary customer interface and trained end users.

AT&T, Creative Software Division, Systems Analyst 4/91-7/91 (4 month contract)

Developed software in Informix-4GL used by several of the Regional Bell Operating companies. Developed software to do phone call tracing. Created special techniques used to locate phone number ranges.

General Computer Management, V.P. Technical Development 1/88 - 3/91 (3+ years)

Managed all technical areas within the company. Developed hundreds of programs in Informix-4GL and Unix, mostly in the accounting and membership applications. Developed programs in Informix/SQL,ESQL/C, "C" and Bourne Shell. Installed equipment and software at customer's site and trained customers in use of software. Directed a staff of independent consultants and managed their projects. Provided technical assistance to marketing and in writing contract proposals. Managed a technical support telephone help-line. Created a problem tracking system for Open Software Foundation (OSF).

Independent Consultant 1986 - 1987 (2 years)

Developed software in ALC on an IBM 4331 for a direct marketing firm and assisted in running their DP department. Performed requirements analysis, design and programming in "C" and UNIFY under UNIX for a membership organization on an NCR Mini-tower. Worked on projects to download data from GALAXY/5 mainframes to PC's.

General Business Services (National Headquarters), Director of Data Processing 1979 - 1985 (7 years)

Directed all DP operations including: selection, training and supervision of a staff of 7-12 programmers and operators. Analyzed user requirements and DP resources. Implemented systems to meet corporate objectives, increase efficiency and reduce costs. Prepared and met departmental budgets. Implemented and maintained management information systems for headquarters operations and produced products and services to support over 1,000 franchises. Developed software in RPGII and Galaxy/5 assembler on a Galaxy/5 Computer.

General Computer Management, Senior Programmer/Analyst 1976 - 1978 (3 years)

Responsibilities included design and implementation of remote on-line computer systems and a broad range of service bureau applications. Developed software in RPGII, ALC and Galaxy/5 assembler on a Galaxy/5 computer and a IBM 360/30.

Equitable Service Plan, Data Processing Manager 1972-1975 (4 years)

Developed a premium finance system, general ledger, miscellaneous billing and other sub-systems using RPGII on an IBM System/3 mod 10.


U.S. Citizen; married with 3 daughters. Enjoy playing computer games with my kids, reading, scuba diving and maintaining my tropical reef and fish tank.