Todd Ziesing is a seasoned, hands-on technology entrepreneur with a long portfolio of innovative software development endeavors. He brings a well-balanced blend of business, technical, sales, marketing and operational knowledge / experience to his work. He has guided businesses through many key transformational moments in technology always focused on improving revenues and reducing costs while preparing for
Todd Ziesing is a seasoned, hands-on technology entrepreneur with a long portfolio of innovative software development endeavors. He brings a well-balanced blend of business, technical, sales, marketing and operational knowledge / experience to his work. He has guided businesses through many key transformational moments in technology always focused on improving revenues and reducing costs while preparing for the next disruptive trend.
Todd started his career in technology as a teenager working with large IBM mainframe computers in the early 1970's. After graduating from Boston College with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and a minor in Computer science, Todd moved to the Bay Area. During his early years Todd worked and attended U.C. Berkeley in their evening MBA program. Todd worked for Bank of America, Bank of California and Ross Systems, Inc. in various capacities from development to product management to sales before starting his own independent consulting firm in 1986.
As an independent consultant he worked on projects to design, develop and implement a variety of business applications utilizing mini-computer, personal computer and networked computer architectures. Todd's independent consulting practice grew and as a result he founded Terrace in the early 1990's. Terrace has designed and developed hundreds of custom line of business software apps and over ten successful commercial software products since its inception.
Today Terrace is a specialty consulting firm focusing on workplace technology solutions for 1) eCommerce, 2) customer service, 3) line of business, 4) billing and accounting, 5) supply chain and 6) analytic reporting. Terrace implements these solutions across cloud, mobile, on premise, desktop platforms primarily utilizing technologies / products from Microsoft and third parties.
CEO & Founder @ Terrace Software, Inc. designs and develops innovative software for business - on premises, cloud, desktop and mobile. We offer packaged software and consulting services. Our high caliber teams understand how to swiftly advance our client's projects from inception through deployment. We have worked in all major industries and have particularly deep experience with financial services, specialty retail, insurance and manufacturing.
Our focus is the enterprise - software which makes a business run. We know the enterprise well and chances are we've already solved your problem. Terrace offers software solutions for 1) eCommerce, 2) customer service, 3) agency management, 4) line of business, 5) accounting, 6) analytic reporting and 7) interface. We utilize technologies from Microsoft, Salesforce and select third party providers. From January 2008 to Present (7 years 10 months) San Francisco, Ca.CEO @ Terrace Software, Inc. designs and develops innovative custom software for business. We focus on all aspects of the software development cycle from requirements to specifications to logical and physical design to development to testing/QA and implementation. We provide individuals and teams to rapidly move the software development process to conclusion. Our technology focus is on the Microsoft platform along with supporting technologies like Oracle. From January 1997 to January 2008 (11 years 1 month) worked together on partner councils @ I was enlisted by Microsoft to provide external guidance and opinion regarding Microsoft's partner program as well as product direction for Microsoft's developer tools and platforms. From 1994 to 2006 (12 years) Principal @ Terrace Systems is a developer of custom software for the business community. From January 1992 to January 1997 (5 years 1 month) Independent Consultant @ As an independent consulting I worked for a variety of clients designing and developing custom software systems. Over this period I worked on IBM mainframes, DEC mini-computers, IBM mini computers, Personal Computers, PC Networks and networked client/server systems. My main focus was the development of business software. From January 1985 to December 1991 (7 years) San Francisco Bay AreaManager @ While at Ross I worked as a Sales Representative in San Francisco selling consulting and timesharing services. While in Palo Alto, I worked in product management supporting the design and development of MAPS financial modeling, INTAC database management. While in New York I worked in a capacity as a salesperson, sales support, and product support. From 1980 to 1984 (4 years) San Francisco, Ca. Palo Alto, Ca. New York, NYSr. Systems Analyst @ While at BofA I worked in California Systems Division on the DDA and SDA mainframe applications group. I also worked in Cashier's division supporting flow of funds analysis systems. From October 1977 to January 1980 (2 years 4 months) San Francisco, Ca.Computer Operations @ I worked in the B.C. Computer Center operating their IBM Mainframe and DEC PDP-11 Mini-Computer systems. The work on the IBM mainframe supported processing all the university's operational systems including student registration. The work on the DEC PDP-11 mini computer supported student timesharing services. I worked here 32 hours a week while attending school. From September 1975 to June 1977 (1 year 10 months) Chestnut Hill, Mass
MBA (incomplete) @ University of California, Berkeley From 1978 to 1979 Bachelor of Arts (B.A.), Political Science, Minor Computer Science @ Boston College From 1974 to 1977 Curry College From 1973 to 1974 Diploma @ Conestoga High School From 1969 to 1972 Todd Z. is skilled in: Cloud Computing, Software Development, E-commerce, Enterprise Software, SQL Server, Salesforce.com, Windows Azure, SQL Azure, Business Intelligence, Mobile Applications, Insurance Software, Microsoft SQL Server, Web Development, Business Alliances, SOA, ASP.NET, Business Development, Web Services, WCF, SharePoint, Software Design, SQL, Database Design, Start-ups, Enterprise Architecture, #WindowsAzure, #Force.com, #Salesforce, SaaS, Product Management, Mobile Devices, Management, Software Project..., Web Applications, Agile Methodologies, Entrepreneurship, Consulting, Leadership, Strategic Partnerships, Program Management, Strategy, Pre-sales, Strategic Planning, Integration, Architecture, CRM, Sales, Professional Services, Partner Management, Oracle