Matthew Dick

8650 29th Way N #107 · Pinellas Park, FL 33782 · (240) 527-5762 ·

Skilled IT leader with a successful history of directing multiple software development organizations, ensuring rapid adaptation to evolving business needs and driving revenue growth while reducing expenses across the organization. Utilizes technical expertise to drive technology vision, recommending and implementing critical systems and solutions. Effectively bridges the gap, making technical concepts and content understandable to non-technical audiences. Analyzes problems at a strategic and operational level and delivers resolutions that balance risks and benefits.


Director IT

First Data Corporation

Lead application development and architecture for several teams coding in various languages such as DotNet, C#, ASP, JavaScript, HTML, CSS, SQL Server and Oracle to make web based applications and restful API’s. The teams consisted of more than 80 people both domestic and off-shore. Each team had varying functional and development charters and programming skills utilized to implement comprehensive enterprise-wide technological strategies for various areas of the business. The applications across the various IT teams coded and supported the main help desk web application, merchant boarding and account creation, auth switch provisioning, hooks into credit, leasing and billing, consolidated multiple third party terminal download systems into a single ASP web application, as well all the warehouse deployment and reclamation processes which included key injection, terminal initial application downloading, automated pick to light for packing, merchant terminal shipping and tracking, reclamation for repairs and replacements. Maintain and balance a $5.2 million budget that encompasses up to 50 projects at any one time.

March 2007 - April 2019

Senior Application Architect

First Data Corporation

Lead two development teams for two separate systems with different coding skills and languages. Each of the teams supported important business systems and had different business initiatives. Led designs for all projects and development work and ensured that all projects were completed on time and within budget.

March 2002 - February 2007

Application Architect

First Data Corporation

Lead the PC Help Desk team in response to issues with associates work stations. Coded and implemented a fat app and web based ticketing system. Implemented Unitch automated mainframe balancing.

March 1996 - February 2007


Suncoast Developers Guild

Full Stack Web Development Certificate
Full Stack bootcamp (React, Javascript, C#, HTML, CSS)
August 2006 - May 2010

Hagerstown Community College

Computer Science
Computer Science/Computer Information Systems Coursework
August 2002 - May 2006


Programming Languages & Tools
Additional Skills & Tools
  • IT Management & Strategy
  • Problem Solving and Planning
  • Mobile-First, Responsive Design
  • Cross Functional Teams
  • Agile Development & Scrum
  • Waterfall Development
  • Team & Project Management
  • Project Budgeting


Parisi Pizza

Capstone Project: Suncoast Developers Guild

I created Parisi Pizza because I wanted to learn how to create a web site with a shopping cart. A friend who owns a restaurant mentioned a few time that he would like to have the availability for his customers to order online from his web site. I found that the basics of React would not produce what I wanted so I learned about Context and Reducer within React to make a responsive shopping cart. The them of an Italian restuarant is based on my love for Italian food. Make sure you look at the pizza creation and order page.

As I get time I would like to expand this project with the following functionality.

  • The availability for customers to create account with a Login and Password
    • Learn to hash user passwords
    • Learn to store user PCI data properly by encrypting the data at rest in the database
  • Add links to various API in order to perform credit card transactions
  • A page so the business owner can perform the following functionality
    • Create new menu categories
    • Add new menu items - with item image drag and drop for the upload
    • Change the price of an existing menu item
    • Delete menu items

Live Site

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Apart from being a IT professional by day, I have a passion for golf, and when it is warm out I like to play as much as possible. I like to play various golf courses and have a large logo golf ball collection from many courses I have played as well as from companies I have worked with.

In the winter months I like to ski. When stuck in the house on cold days I like to tinker on the internet, learn new technologies and play games. For entertainment I am addicted to hockey and the Washington Capitals. I try to watch every game.

Awards & Certifications

  • Full Stack Development Certificate - Suncoast Developers Guild
  • Two time “Leader of the Pack” winner for outstanding performance - First Data Corporation
  • Four-time BRAVO winner for being a key leader on various projects - First Data Corporation

Community & Involvement