Jeff Strickler

Jeff Strickler

About Me

Dad | Mercenary | Adventurer | Gardener | Computer Scientist | Cascadian

I'm a freelance consultant living with my three kids in Walla Walla, Washington. I also spend time in Portland, Oregon and Seattle, Washington on a regular basis.

We ski in the winter, backpack in the summer. I enjoy gardening and cooking. Sometimes I explore pursuits like woodworking and cheesemaking. I'm always up for an adventure.

My professional background covers a range of business domains and technical areas. With me you get CTO level talent with a mind for business and someone who isn't afraid to get very hands-on with technical challenges.

Reach out anytime.

- Jeff




20 Years of Experience



Bachelor of Arts, Computer Science and Business Management

Luther College, Decorah, Iowa

Undergraduate Thesis: “JavaRMI, CORBA, DCOM: A Comparison.”


International Management Certification.

Luther College, Decorah, Iowa


German Studies

Westfälische-Willhelms Universität, Münster, Deutschland


May 2005 - Present

Principal Consultant

Mercenary Technologies LLC

Mercenary is a boutique consulting and software development company.

March 2008 - August 2012

Vice-President, Products and Delivery

J9 Technologies, Inc

• Conducted dozens of high-visibility performance analyses of mission critical software applications. • Acted in a sales engineer and account management role on customer accounts • Created curriculum and lead classroom and virtual training sessions. • Designed, built, and launched CloudRunner, an automated software testing service • Demonstrated expertise in ITSM, APM, and ITIL • Hands-on expertise with HP, CA, Dynatrace, and VMWare operations management tools • Managed a team of 30 consultants spread throughout the US • Consulted with customers in the US, Canada, Germany, and Turkey • Built protocols and integrations for a range of HP products

September 2005 - May 2006

Program Manager

Real Networks

Project management and operational support for a commerce team. Responsible for the commerce features in the Rhapsody subscription music service. Experience included coordinating offshore teams in Japan and India.

August 2004 - September 2005

Lead SDE

Real Networks

Development leadership for the Real SuperPass product, a $60 million digital media subscription service. Responsibilities include management of a small development team, architectural oversight, and technical development of the product. Work appeared in conjunction with television program Big Brother 6.

September 2003 - August 2004

Software Developer

Expeditors International

Maintenance of e.dms, a distribution management system written in Smalltalk

March 2002 - September 2003

Technical Project Manager

Group Health Cooperative

Coordination of a 40+ person virtual team to develop, test, and release four customer-facing portals under a strict regulatory and market-driven timeline.

March 2001 - March 2002

Application Systems Analyst Programmer III

Group Health Cooperative

Design and implementation of a secure messaging and scheduling system that provided a key differentiator in the regional market and was one of the first of its kind in the country.

May 2000 - February 2001

Software Engineer

Walt Disney Internet Group

Design and implementation of a content brokering system for news syndication that cut development of new content feeds by weeks and contributed directly to the business goals of the site. Maintained core publishing applications for


Health Insurance

Financial Services

Media and Publishing

Logistics and Distribution




Development Skills







Business Skills

Team Development


Strategy and Planning

Business Development

Sales and Marketing

Technical Skills

Application Triage

Testing and QA

Continuous Integration / Deployment


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Reach out anytime.

Walla Walla, Washington
Freelance Available

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