Christopher Davis

Application Development Manager


Knowledgeable, goal-focused Application Development Manager and team leader with 20+ years' combined experience in leadership and engineering software applications and implementing/supporting IT, web, and digital platform infrastructures. Expertise includes successful employee management, supervision, and development. Demonstrated skill in delivering effective presentations, solving complex issues, and managing high-impact teams. Critical thinker recognized for creativity and resourcefulness in meeting and exceeding project goals.

  • Servant Leadership
  • Project Management
  • Team Building
  • Agile Scrum
  • Financial Services
  • Public Speaking
Experience With
  • HTML, CSS, JavaScript
  • PHP, Cold Fusion, Java
  • Amazon Web Services
  • REST, Angular, Jquery
  • Git, Jira, TFS
Professional Experience
Application Development Manager - La Grange, KY (February 2021 - Present)
Leads 15 employees across 2 agile teams, focused on creating and supporting healthcare financial business applications
  • Empowers team of developers and business quality analysts to complete projects to meet business goals and deliver value
  • Oversees peer-reviews and deployments of application enhancements
  • Works closely with business operations to coordinate production support
Application Development Manager - Louisville, KY (July 2018 - January 2021)
Lead 12 associates across 2 agile teams, focused on creating and supporting annuity business applications
  • Empowered team of developers, quality engineers, requirements analysts, and project managers to complete projects to meet business goals
  • Partnered with business stakeholders to create new features, integrate with external partners and improve internal processes
  • Launched and supported 5 new web-based annuity products, providing our clients with diversified financial investment options
Web Application Developer - Louisville, KY (July 2014 - July 2018)
Developed full-stack applications, which included the use of HTML, CSS, JavaScript, ColdFusion, Java and PLSQL
  • Designed, developed and supported web-based financial service applications for internal processes and external customers
  • Worked closely with business partners to implement and administer new workflow management system
Freelance Web Developer (May 1997 - July 2014)
Developed, maintained and administered various websites and applications for multiple clients
  • Managed projects from initiating to closing, ensuring all client requirements were successfully met
  • Built websites and applications which used HTML, CSS, JavaScript, PHP, REST and MySQL
Lead Web Developer - Louisville, KY (July 2011 - July 2014)
Led team of developers that engineered over 40 websites using HTML, CSS, JavaScript, PHP, REST and MySQL
  • Created robust, high-performing websites and optimized social media for diverse business clients
  • Transitioned on premises hosting of websites to cloud hosting, improving efficiency and lowering costs
  • Collaborated with project management team and product owners to refine and improve the development process and adhere to modern web standards
Lead Pastor / Web Developer - Louisville, KY (July 2010 - September 2017)
Launched new church and shepherded organization for over 7 years
  • Imparted vision/leadership to staff and congregation in alignment with church mission
  • Orchestrated and taught at weekly services with 50 average attendance; directed staff and volunteers while fostering an environment that allowed for openness to new ideas
  • Administered organizational legal and business matters, including overseeing and administering an annual $100K+ budget
  • Designed, built and maintained church website and internal people management systems
Youth Pastor / Web Developer - Coraopolis, PA (March 2007 - July 2010)
Guided team of volunteers to mentor a group of over 50 junior high and high school students
  • Planned and conducted weekly events for students, including speaking and team building activities
  • Coordinated and guided groups of up to 25 on mission trips, both domestic and international locations
  • Developed organization's website using custom CMS and served as IT support help desk
Youth Pastor / Web Developer - Salinas, CA (January 2004 - March 2007)
Guided team of volunteers to mentor a group of over 30 junior high and high school students
  • Planned and conducted weekly events for students, including speaking and team building activities
  • Developed organization's website and served as IT support help desk
Front-End Manager / Personnel Manager - Appleton, WI (January 2002 - January 2004)
Managed associates, including hiring, training, scheduling, benefits and performance reviews in 2 store locations
  • Supervised 150 associates within the front-end department, ensuring customers had pleasurable and efficient experience
  • Supported key initiative: managed hiring and training of over 400 new associates for store launch
Western Governor's University
Master of Science in IT Management
Purdue University Global
Bachelor of Science in Information Technology
West Coast Bible College & Seminary
Bachelor of Ministry in Theology
Certifications and Awards
  • AWS Cloud Practitioner - 2020
  • Fellow, Secure Retirement Institute, Level 1 - 2020
  • Certified Scrum Master - 2019
  • YPAL Emerging Leaders Program - 2019
  • OnBase Administrator - 2017
  • JeffNat Community Service Award - 2016
Personal Accomplishments
  • Kentucky Derby Mini Marathon Finisher - 2019
  • Summited Pico de Orizaba, Mexico - 2018
  • Summited Mt Kilimanjaro, Tanzania - 2016
  • Kentucky Derby Mini Marathon Finisher - 2015