Michael P. Smith
❝ Looking for smart people who make a difference by getting 'things done', who know how to make money, save money and do things more efficiently, to take on challenging circumstances by whatever means necessary including failing quickly, learning and innovating while clearly communicating strategy, plans and results. ❞
Since 1980, Michael has been a mentor, coach, team-builder and leader of various financial, technology, health services, real estate, and multimedia entertainment ventures by identifying, structuring, sharing, managing and financing opportunities to maximize investor returns. Michael is decisive and passonaite about building systems, procedures and policies that improve best-practices and recognize the inherent value in relationships that promote a cuture of accountability, gratification and excellence. A pragmatic strategic thinker and problem solver, with a hands-on collaborative approach and detailed-oriented perspective, Michael is continuously learning. Michael applies his creativity, knowledge, experience and energy to take ideas to the next level while supporting growth opportunities for others. Michael has the passion to make a difference.
strategic and critical thinker,
right time, right action,
leader of substance and strength,
motivator, team builder,
team player, visionary,
educator, way-guide, trainer, mentor,
life long learner,
quick, intense learner,
sustained high energy,
problem solver .
Personal Financial Advising,
Equity and Debt Financing,
Financial Analysis & Planning,
General Accounting & Reporting,
New Venture Development Strategies / Negotiations,
Forecast & Valuation Modeling,
Strategic Business Development,
Marketing & Sales Management
Design Specification: UML, Use Cases
Design Methodologies: Waterfall, BU, SA, SD, RUP, Object-Oriented Design, Prototyping, RAD, Scrum, Agile, Extreme
Design Frameworks: MVC, Full-Stack
SDE: Visual Studio, Vi, Emacs
Version Control: SCCS, RCS, CVS, Subversion, Github,
Testing: Selenium, A/B,
Internet Frameworks: AJAX, JSON, AngularJS, Ember.js, Backbone, Node.js, Bootstrap, JQuery, XQuery, PhoneGap, XML DOM, HTML DOM
Internet Productivity: E-Commerce (Magento, Woo Commerce, Shopify), Content Management Systems (Drupal, Wordpress, joomla) , Client Relationship Management (Vtiger, SugarCRM)
System Internals Development: Windows NT/98/2000, Unix, Linux, LAMP
System Maintenance: VAX, NT, Unix, Linux, CentOS
Network Protocols: TCP/IP, IEEE 802.3, RFCs, X.25, ATM,
Expert Systems: Prolog, Lisp, Frames
Database Design & Development: SQL Server, Oracle, MySQL, Dbase, Access,
Office Productivity: MS Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, WordPerfect, OpenOffice, Calyx Point
Multimedia Development: Digital / Video Photography, Final Cut Pro Suite, Adobe Suite
Statistical / Simulation / Modeling Analysis: SPSS, MyStat, Logo. Excel
(2014- ) Nevada Real Estate Licensed
(2012- ) Nevada Mortgage Agent Licensed
(2008- ) California Life Insurance Licensed
(1995) US Patent: 5,452,011, September 19, 1995, Method and device for film-mode detection and field elimination, a method for determining which of similar video fields may be excised to enhance video signal compression.
(1992-03/1994) Earned 1997, MASTERS OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION, FINANCE & ENTRENEURIAL OPERATIONS, Anderson Graduate School of Management at UCLA, Los Angeles, CA. Areas of study include financial institutions, corporate structure, options and derivatives, mergers and acquisitions, international finance, portfolio management, securities regulations, securities analysis, new venture financing, operations management, and new venture evaluation.
(1989-1991) MASTERS OF ENGINEERING, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB. Areas of study included VLSI design, artificial intelligence, cognitive science, computer architecture and parallel computing systems. Additional activities included role as president then director of Caribbean Students' Association.
(1980-1984) Earned, BACHELOR OF SCIENCE in COMPUTER ENGINEERING, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB. Areas of study include VLSI design, software engineering, and electronics. Additional activities included roles as president of the Computer Engineering Club, vice-president of the Engineering Students' Society and liaison to IEEE Computer Chapter.
(2014-2017) As founder, designed and implemented various websites and marketing strategies to identify motivated prospects for real estate services, real estate investments, residential loan services, business brokering services, business financing services and insurance services. Consulted with medical offices to provide information technology support.