James Groat



Proven track record of delivering software solutions that exceeded client expectations. Ability to lead and manage large projects, tackle difficult problems, and get things done. Exceptional skills in optimizing and troubleshooting large databases.


Technical Expertise

  • C#, ASP.NET, AJAX, Web Services, Windows Forms, ClickOnce, .NET Framework, VB.NET/VB6
  • SQL Server 2008/2005/2000, SQL Query Optimization, Replication, Message Queuing
  • HTML, CSS, JavaScript, AJAX, jQuery
  • Lucene, Mono (C#/.NET code running on Linux), Subversion
  • Amazon Web Services (including S3, SimpleDB, SQS, EC2, DevPay)
  • Windows 2008, Linux, Virtualization with Hyper-V & VMWare

Professional Experience

Developer / Owner, Groat Software Corp. (2002 - Present)

  • Built long-term relationships by getting things done and making clients happy. Successful projects include:
    • patented calculation engine for CompuLaw's industry-leading legal calendaring software
    • high-traffic Coin, Currency and Sports Cards Set Registry websites for Collectors Universe
    • online financial aid application for Pepperdine University's Graziadio School of Business
    • financial synchronizations between CRM and custom business applications for Collectors Universe
    • automated online updating of CompuLaw's Vision databases using web services and ClickOnce deployed updating engine
  • Mentored in-house and client developers in C# and SQL optimization
  • Demonstrated willingness to take on ugly, tricky, annoying and unglamorous problems
  • Developed and marketed web server cluster software component

Senior Developer, Spectria - Long Beach, CA (1999 - 2002)

Technical Operations Director, GameSpy - Irvine, CA (1997 - 1999)

Software Developer, CGK Partners - Santa Cruz, CA (1996 - 1997)

Programmer Analyst, Investment Advisers - Minneapolis, MN (1992 - 1996)



  • Bachelor of Science in Management, Graziadio School of Business, Pepperdine University, 2003


  • Microsoft Certified Database Administrator (MCDBA)
  • Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE)
  • Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer (MCSD)