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I have been 'chief cook and bottle washer' at Trantor
Standard Systems Inc. since 1992. Business has grown slowly but steadily over
the years and we find more and more that we hire/partner with other people and companies.
However, for the most part it has been just my wife (Alison) and myself over the
[We are outsource suppliers and we believe in our own product. Whenever possible,
we outsource everything. If you think you can help us with our research, web-sites,
software development, whatever -- drop me a line. We generally have more work than
we can do ourselves. We favour partnership arrangements that allow everyone to
prosper from their work. If you are a serious techno-geek, you might want to take a
look at another (more successful) company that has a similar philosophy -- arsdigita.] << Note: There is a long story
there. I don't know if they really get the geeky thing anymore. Do your own due diligence.
Trantor has the following activities. I have played a major role in them all:
During my time with Trantor, I also taught as part-time faculty at Sheridan College (intro computing) and St. Lawrence College (networking).
Prior to starting Trantor, I worked in IS at Royal
Trust/Royal Bank I worked there in a number of capacities, but most memorable
were a few years as the manager of the Product Initiatives Laboratory and a period where I
designed and wrote the software for Secure Dial Access to the on-line banking system
Prior to working with RT/RB, I rattled around cutting my teeth as a programmer analyst
with various companies, most notably IBM. I have tried my hand at pretty much
I was first paid to write software in 1982. Prior to that time, I did many things
including work in factories, farms, offices and on the road as a salesman. The only
'common' job I have not done is work in the restaurant industry. Even then, I did once do
odd-jobs for a lunch counter. My varied background prepared me well to run my own
I obtained a BSc from York University many moons ago,
but I am, for the most part, self-taught. I've taken the requisite industry
courses and received various professional designations too trivial to mention.
My career aspirations are simple enough. At this point, I enjoy plying my trade
as a 'computer guy' and steering my small company to the next plateau. I don't
expect that lightening will strike and we start generating enormous revenues.
However, the company is well poised to take advantage of any opportunity. We are
soundly capitalized, modestly profitable, growing and have a robust, heterogeneous revenue
base. It's nothing fancy. However, I make a nice living, I'm optimistic that
it will continue to improve and I always have hope for the big score. Lately, I
have been toying with the idea of joining a larger company in some senior technical
management capacity. It's a long-shot that I could improve on my prospects by doing
so, but I'm open to suggestions. Drop me a line if you have something interesting
you would like to discuss.