James M. Rietz, CIAO
(352) 350-7242 (FL)
(630) 910-7075 (IL)
E-Mail:

Professional
Experience
Rietz Enterprises, The Villages, FL 1998-Present
- Owner  
Custom data base solutions specializing in 4th Dimension Relational Database Engine including integration with World Wide Web. Hardware, software, backup strategies, and network recommendations, installation, support, and troubleshooting. Custom Digital Video Solutions including TV Spots, LIfe Stories, Video Biographies, and interactive DVDs using Final Cut Pro, DVD Studio Pro, Boris FX, Boris RED, Boris Graffitti, and Adobe After Effects.  
   
Hartford Steam Boiler Inspection and Insurance Co.*
- Hartford, CT
1995-1998*
Systems Manager  
 * Employed from buy-out of TransActive Service Network and Integrated Process Technologies, LLC.
Managed all computer related operations at TSN and IPT: software and hardware recommendations, purchases, installations, application usage, training, data integrity, backup strategies, and primary data base application programmer. Designed and installed multi-zoned AppleShare Local Area Network (LAN) including ISDN Internet access. Implemented and designed operations service dispatch system with real-time Internet and telephony access using 4th Dimension. During the IPT to HSB transition, acted as Technical Officer for operations conversion to Oracle and PowerBuilder.  
   
The Planet Group, Inc., Chicago, Illinois 1994-1995
Consultant and Project Manager  
Project manager for a list management system at Sears and report management at Duff and Phelps using 4th Dimension Client/Server. Assistant programmer for other 4D Server projects and in-house consultant for hardware and software recommendations.  
   
Office of the Assessor, C. Gordon Shultes, Assessor 1992-1994
- Lisle Township, Lisle, Illinois  
Systems Manager and Administrator  
   
Office of the Assessor, Theresa Cockrell, Assessor 1987-1992
- Downers Grove Township, Downers Grove, Illinois  
Systems Manager and Administrator and Chief Deputy Assessor  
Certified Illinois Assessing Officer (CIAO)
At both Townships, managed all computer related operations: software and hardware recommendations, purchases, and installations, application usage, training, data integrity, and primary data base application programmer. Designed and installed multi-zoned AppleShare Local Area Network (LAN) - from wiring to router. Integrated HyperCard, 4th Dimension, and MacMainframe to gather data from the DuPage County mainframe. Designed and implemented FileMaker Pro and 4th Dimension multi-user data bases to store and analyze critical information necessary to obtain, maintain, and defend assessments. Defined backup strategies for mission critical operations within the office.

At Downers Grove Township, initiated and managed the Photo Acquisition Project, stored on a laser disc, which increased office productivity by relieving the necessity to visit parcels.

As Chief Deputy Assessor at Downers Grove Township, focused on property owner relations and equatable assessments and procedures. Represented the township at appeal hearings at State and County levels.

 
     
Clients Grossman Jack Talent, Chicago, Illinois 2004-Present
T & R Towing, Inc., Lemont, Illinois 1992-Present
Indoor Air Repair, Barrington, Illinois 1993-Present
Chapman and Associates, Barrington, Illinois 1993-Present
Panzer Tool Works, Inc., Elk Grove Village, Illinois 1999-Present
Meadoworks, Inc., Elk Grove Village, Illinois 1999-Present
Dart Technologies, Elk Grove, IL 1999-Present
     
Education ACI 4D training classes
- Intermediate, advanced, multi-user, and Server
Certified Illinois Assessing Officer (CIAO)
DMD 4D Training class - advanced
United States Air Force
- General electronics, specializing in instrumentation.
1966-1970
  Northern Illinois University - Business Administration 1965-1966
     
Acknowledgements
and Awards
CAMMY Award for Technical Excellence 2001
User Group Connection, Apple Computer, Inc.
National Driving Champion - TRAA 1985
Illinois Driving Champion - PTROI 1984
     
Activities DuPage Apple User Group, Downers Grove, Illinois
- Past President - over ten terms
- Newsletter Editor - four years
The Villages Macintosh User Group
- President (2010)
- Vice - President (2009)
- Board Member (three years)
500 Redondo Condominium Association
- Past President - four years
- Vice President - four years
Woodridge Community Television (WCTV)
- Non-Linear Production & Crew Operations
Downers Grove Television (DGTV)
- Non-Linear Production & Crew Operations
 
     
References Available upon request  
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