Management and Technical Background: David Pfeiffer, President and Founder of DPA Software
Software Product Management
Developer of over 18 FrontPage add-ins sold at the FrontLook.com web site. Developed add-in product specification, managed product development in India, ran beta testing, prepared press releases, setup commerce web site and other collateral material and supervised the launch of the various products. Setup Retail distribution of two FrontLook products at CompUSA, Navarre, Frys and the educational channel. Author of many tutorials and tips regarding web development and FrontPage with several articles published on the Microsoft web site.
Data-Base Driven Web Development
Developer of the FrontLook.com web site with the following set of features developed using a combination of FrontPage, SQL Server, Java Script, Visual Basic, C++ and Active Server Pages, ASP.NET and PHP.
Software Management / Programming
Founder and General Manager of DPA Software including 4 virtual engineering and marketing employees. Developer of Macintosh and Windows version of the Intellihance plug-in for Adobe Photoshop product using C/ C++. After first version, moved user interface development to contractors and continued development of the automated image processing system. Also developer of the line of FrontLook products including the Java Applets, Install Shield installers, FrontPage and user interface using Java, C/C++ and Visual Basic.
Web Hosting Administrator
DPA Software maintains a Windows 2003 Server its partners and hosting customers; IIS 6.0, SonicWall firewall, SSH/Terminal Services, SQL Server, with Email, Stats, FTP and DNS Services.
Offshore Engineering Resources - DPA Software works with over 6 firms in India of various sizes and areas of Expertise.
Experience before DPA Software
Co-Founder and VP of Engineering of venture capital funded start-up company that raised over $6M from venture sources and customers for the development of image processing computers for medical, graphics arts and government applications.
Led team of engineers in the development of custom VLSI chips, circuit-board products and supporting software system over a period of 13 months during start-up phase. Assembled and managed engineering department of 35 engineers with an annual budget of $3M. Experienced in taking hardware and software products from an idea through feasibility, development, beta test, release, through manufacturing and the product life cycle.
Invented and developed Intellihance, an automatic image enhancement software system, licensed to Extensis Corporation of Portland Oregon (annual product sales ~$3M/yr).
Author of many published technical articles, marketing and product collateral and patents. Extensive experience in development and licensing contracts, support materials including tutorials, product and technical presentations at sales, investor and technical meetings.
Management Skills: Co-founder, VP of Engineering and CTO of Visual Information Technologies Inc, managed department of over 35 engineers with a $3M budget.
Business Skills: Key contributor in raising $6M in venture / corporate funding. Developed and arranged hundreds of intellectual property licensing agreements, sales, reseller, development, distribution and consulting agreements. Setup automated web-based system to initiate and manage product sales, resellers, affiliates and consulting relationships.
Application Skills: Microsoft FrontPage, PowerPoint, Word, Excel, Access, Outlook, Publisher, Quark, Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop.