Michael P. Smith


Motto - Zelig

❝   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.

Contact Info


A Summary of Web Development: https://s2xs2.com/_sites/portfolio/

A Directory of Projects and Writings: https://ceomike.com/_q/Portfolio

Coding Samples: https://ceomike.com/z/


Personal Skill Set


strategic and critical thinker,

relaxed, resilient,

managed stress,

self-starter, decisive,

systematic planner,

detail-oriented, flexible,

intense focus,

right time, right action,

leader of substance and strength,

motivator, team builder,

team player, visionary,

skilled listener,

strong communicator,

educator, way-guide, trainer, mentor,

balanced perspective,

life long learner,

quick, intense learner,

sustained high energy,

problem solver .

Business Skill Set

Personal Financial Advising,

Equity and Debt Financing,

Financial Analysis & Planning,

General Accounting & Reporting,

Operations Analysis,

New Venture Development Strategies / Negotiations,

Forecast & Valuation Modeling,

Capital Management,

Strategic Business Development,

Due Diligence,

Marketing & Sales Management

Technical Skill Set

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

Software Development: C++, VB, Java, JavaScript, AngularJS, VBScript, Perl, PHP, Python, Ruby

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 Development: Javascript, HTML5, CSS3, XML, MS IIS, Apache, ASP, Java Servlets, REST, DCOM, COM+, LESS, SASS, EJB, J2EE,

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

Credits, Licenses,Patents & Publications

(2014- ) Nevada Real Estate Licensed

(2012- ) Nevada Mortgage Agent Licensed

(2008- ) California Life Insurance Licensed

(2000-2004) Television Credit: Executive Producer, Tha Zone TV, "Be Seen, Be Heard" series (21 eps.) on Colours TV Network.

(2004-2007) Television Credit: Associate Producer, "Damaged Goods" documentary special on Showtime Network.

(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.


The Anderson School University of California, Los Angeles

(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.

University of Alberta Engineering University of Alberta

(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.

Experience (2014 to Present)


(2017-Present) Yayacity.com - I am the lead architect responsible for the rapid development and deployment of an online coupon system where rideshare drivers refer visitors to vendors in exchange for a referral fee. We employed a Javascript client / LAMP server architecture using blockchain and cryptocurrency technologies. By automating and anonymizing the sales and referral actors in the system we quickly moved from inception to establishing initial revenue streams meeting 145% of first year projections.


(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.


(1997- ) Tiffany Bradshaw, MBA; Bradshaw and Company, Los Angeles.

(1998- ) Shani Byard, Phd; Message Media Education, Los Angeles.

(1999- ) John Iula; Zissues.com, Los Angeles.