A Selection of Clients
Over the years, Donald Houde and Houde Consulting have had the good fortune and privilege to assist
many clients with their information technology and other consulting needs.
Some of our assignments included:
Arizona Dept. of Environmental Quality (ADEQ), Dept. of Administration (ADOA) and Joint Legislative Budget Committee (JLBC)
(Senior IV&V Consultant)
Over several years, completed lean management transformation and multiple Independent Verification and Validation engagements for the Arizona State Legislature evaluating an ADEQ $12M Web Portal project that included authoring a comprehensive report detailing findings and recommendations related to process, resourcing, staffing, technology, architectures, fiscal budgetary alignment and overall project long term feasibility.
National Board of Realtors
Department of Agriculture
Arizona Dept. of Health Services
Choice Solutions, Inc. (Interim COO)
Total System Services, Inc. (CTO, Director of Technology Consultant, Database Architect Consultant)
Operational Process and Engineering Services: Directly accountable for the organizational, resource, process and budgetary consolidation of the production operations, help desk, critical issue management, infrastructure (systems and network), and the operations data management teams. Managed planned staff reduction process and cultural transformation from a siloed organizational structure to a more matrixed cross-discipline organization.
Data Management and Engineering Services: Created an engineering group focused on the data management (DM) discipline. Additionally tasked with the integration of this newly created DM group into a matrixed cross discipline group with existing engineers focused on the systems and network disciplines. Also directed a feasibility analysis, including formal bake-off, regarding large scale infrastructure upgrades. Lead working team data warehousing and on CISP (now PCI) credit card data security standards.
Database Architecture: Tasked with reviewing legacy application back-end processes and developing recommendations/processes and coding for optimization and scalability requirements. Additionally tasked with designing data management processes and data management architecture strategies for new application development.
XACTRadio, LLC (CIO/COO/Senior Developer Consultant)
OLTP and OLAP/DSS MS SQL Server and Oracle data services architect for a streaming media internet start-up organization. Worked as a senior level member of a Microsoft streaming media player development team with direct responsibility for data repository architecture, design (logical and physical) creation, replication, clustering and maintenance planning.
Directly responsible for the development and implementation of the COM+ VB data layer tier of our packaged application and web based player.
Multi-Level Marketing Web Application Design, Operational Process Development: Responsible for initial design of upgraded multi-level marketing management system. Included business process management design and implementation.
BENTEK Energy, LLC
Diagnostic Cardiology Products (DCP), LLC
Aurora Mental Health Center Consultative Assignment
Kroll Worldwide Factual Data Division and Fidelity Investments Consultative Assignment