Jeffrey Ring is a senior technology development professional with extensive expertise in knowledge engineering, business intelligence, architecture assessment and web-based applications development. For more than 23 years, Jeff has successfully managed and performed major software development projects across a broad range of industries including health care, financial services, real estate and professional services. Jeff has led technical teams in the design, implementation and support of a range of web-based, data-driven applications and complex systems that support functionalities such as: CRM, inventory management, order processing, credit card processing, contract management, and sales and marketing statistics.
Prior to joining VacayStay Connect, Jeff was president of a full-service I/T consultancy which provided technology consulting services to professional services firms including marketing companies, health care organizations, and a national real estate firm. Under Jeff’s leadership, the company created a variety of web applications, including marketing-focused websites which featured customer database management, planning calculators, promotional enrollment, survey engine, event management and statistics reporting. Jeff has held senior positions in consulting, project management and systems programming at Fortune 500 and Inc 500 companies including Kraft General Foods, Discover Card Services and Metamor Technologies. Jeff received his B.S. in Computer and Information Systems from Trinity University in San Antonio, TX; his M.S. in Computer and Information Systems with specialization in Artificial Intelligence from DePaul University in Chicago, IL; and his Executive M.B.A. from Lake Forest Graduate School of Management in Lake Forest, IL. Jeff’s certifications include Project Management Professional (PMP) certification, Sun Certified Java Programmer certification, and completion of certificate programs in X-Technologies and .NET Technologies from DePaul University.
Since 2005, Jeff has maintained his role as President of the Chicago Chapter of the Independent Computer Consultants Association (ICCA). Jeff is also a corporate member of the Illinois Information Technology Association and an active member of: Project Management Institute, American Management Association, Association for Internet Professionals, American Association for Artificial Intelligence and the IEEE Computer Society.