Christopher Davis

Application Development Manager

Summary

Knowledgeable, goal-focused Application Development Manager and team leader with 20+ years' combined experience in leadership and developing 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.

Expertise
  • People Leadership
  • Public Speaking
  • Team Building
  • Active Listening
  • Problem-Solving
  • Financial Services
 
Skills
  • Agile Scrum
  • Project Management
  • Business Process Improvement
  • Amazon Web Services
  • People Management
  • Web Application Development
Professional Experience
NATIONWIDE
Application Development Manager - Louisville, KY (July 2014 - Present)
Lead agile team of 7, focused on creating and supporting annuity business applications
  • Empowers team of developers, quality engineers, requirements analysts, and project managers to complete projects to meet business goals
  • Partners with business stakeholders to create new features, integrate with external partners and improve internal processes
  • Launched and supports 5 new annuity products, providing our clients with diversified financial options
MEDIA MARKETERS
Lead Developer - Louisville, KY (July 2011 - July 2014)
Led team of developers that built and maintained over 40 websites
  • 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
DESTINY CHURCH
Lead Pastor / Web Developer - Louisville, KY (July 2010 - September 2017)
Started new church from the ground up 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
WEST RIDGE CHURCH
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
SANCTUARY CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP
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
WALMART
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
Education
Western Governor's University
Master of Science in IT Management
(2020-Currently Enrolled)
Purdue University Global
Bachelor of Science in Information Technology
2019-2020
West Coast Bible College & Seminary
Bachelor of Ministry in Theology
2008-2010
Certifications and Awards
  • AWS Cloud Practitioner - 2020
  • Fellow, Secure Retirement Institute, Level 1 - 2020
  • Certified Scrum Master - 2019
  • 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