Michael Kompar

Product Driver, Technical Leadership and Innovation | kompar@gmail.com


23 years of experience in Technical Leadership, Innovation, Strategy, Portfolio Management, Business Value Delivery, Software Development, Mobile App Development, Integration, Resource Management, Process Improvement and Agile Methodologies.


Providing strategy, vision, and planning for small and medium sized businesses.


Strategic Adjunct Thought Leader
Drive solution-focused client and team interactions and actively contribute to a learning environment. Define and develop strategic project vision. Define and build a consortium of Healthcare Leaders, in alignment with POMIET's business goals. Contribute to original POMIET content. Thought leadership and networking to identify new projects.

JULY 2015 - MAY 2017

Gap, Inc.
Senior Technical Manager
Collaboration, facilitation, leadership, and mentorship to support the development of eCommerce solutions. Managing technical staff, project teams, overseeing application development, delivery, support, and contributing to the creation of a nimble and responsive application development organization. Providing direction and professional development for direct reports and managing onsite and multiple remote project teams.

DECEMBER 2013 - JULY 2015

Manager, Application Development - Enterprise Web and Mobile
Directed three teams on multiple strategic projects focused on responsive web application development, mobile application development, corporate intranet and workflow solutions. Provided technical direction, change management, process development and coaching. Strategic projects included onboarding the Health Insurance Marketplace, enterprise ECM/workflow automation program and corporate web redevelopment, employee, vendor and customer portal improvements, and building a mobile app development team. Implemented an Agile/SCRUM methodology and integrated it into the overall corporate SDLC process.

Manager, Corporate Applications
Responsible for standing up a team under a newly formed Corporate Applications Group. Led the team on application development, integration, change management, process development and provided coaching. Delivered on strategic projects including a Human Resources ERP, Finance System, Strategic Sourcing System, Help Desk System, Learning Management System, Compliance and Regulatory System and Fraud Detection System. Technologies: UltiPro, Cornerstone, Microsoft Dynamics GP, Hyland OnBase, EDI Watch, Compliance 360, eFreedom, iSight, Custom ETL and Extracts.Promoted to Manager, Application Development - Enterprise Web and Mobile


WorkflowOne (now Standard Register)
Manager, Web Development
Directed web development including eCommerce, B2B, B2C and order capture solutions. Two teams comprised of 20 onsite and remote developers with concurrent projects all running under Agile/SCRUM development processes. Provided a proven track record of delivering value to the business.

SCRUM Master
Helped to introduce and forward Agile/SCRUM practices at WorkflowOne. Responsible for improving and keeping the process running. Worked with senior management and provided organizational training. Promoted to Manager.

PMO Administrator
Managed corporate project portfolio against KPIs, processes for identifying, selecting and prioritizing projects to support business strategies, and reviews. Acting SME for project management procedures. Provided third-party PMO packaged solution analysis and implementation.Developed Standard Operating Procedures, trained and coached managers. Coordinated with finance on portfolio progress and cost against projected capital spend and expenses. Promoted to SCRUM Master.

Project Manager
Mutli-million dollar budget. Worked on scope, schedule, cost, risk and delivery. Led teams on multiple projects, provided planning, and managed resources. Managed contracts, procurements, inside and outside communications. Promoted to PMO Administrator.


Director, IT Client Services
Directed the interactive division through process improvement, system integration, project management automation and technical leadership. Provided consulting to clients on interactive projects. Built and utilized a resource network of freelancers to reduce project cost and improve overall quality.

OCTOBER 2006 - AUGUST 2007

Solve Interactive (formerly MTC IBS and Datalytics)
Manager, Client Services
Project lead, management and consultation for startups to Fortune 500 companies. Managed 50+ web and custom application projects. Completed several large eCommerce and integration projects.

Account Executive
Account Executive, Account Management, Technical Lead and Project Manager.



Lead teams in Columbus, San Francisco and Dayton to build a comprehensive responsive web framework for Gap, Old Navy, Banana Republic, Piperlime and Athleta web sites. Developed a strategy for implementing a lightweight, modular, decoupled frontend stack independent from backend code dependencies. Unlocked the potential for rapid design and deployment (from bi-weekly releases to daily). This modular solution will also allow Gap to incorporate emerging technologies and approaches to responsive web. Collaborated with the business, UI/UX and strategic partners to develop a pattern library that accelerates prototyping, adheres to branding standards and forwards best practices in developing frontend code.


Enterprise Content Management and Workflow Automation Program

Led teams on the rollout of an enterprise content management and workflow automation solution across the CareSource organization. Eliminated dozens workflow steps and inefficiencies affecting multiple claims processing teams.


Automated Testing Framework

Provided an end-to-end automated testing framework for development. Implemented SpecFlow testing framework for BDD, nUnit for TDD, Selenium for automated UI testing and JetBrains TeamCity deployment tools.


Mobile App Development Process

Initiated an innovation model for mobile app incubation and development. Engineered a process for monthly feature release cycles encompassing ideation, prototyping, validation, development, testing, deployment, end user feedback and refinement. Sourced a cross platform development suite allowing the reuse of C# coded business logic and deployment of native code to Android and iPhone platforms.



Led a team of four on an initiative to develop an employee-based mobile app for C-level executives to deliver time-sensitive alerts to senior management. The iOS native app was built using MvvmCross and Xamarin cross code compiler. Hosted on the MS Azure Cloud service, we also built a web-based administration dashboard for loading, scheduling and launching alerts to individuals or groups. Idea to initial launch was 2 months with a team of 1 product owner, 1 BA and 2 developers.


NextGen eCommerce

Led a team on the development of a metadata-driven eCommerce platform leveraging web standards, serving customizable customer catalogs and full administration capabilities with integration to multiple billing systems. Developed using Agile/SCRUM methodology. Project start to initial launch was 6 months with ongoing monthly Sprint feature releases.



Led two teams to develop a green field application to manage the details of facility, location, demographics and item attributes to campaign needs. Allowed users to easily navigate through complex business decisions regarding the targeted distribution of marketing materials to organizations and franchises with multiple locations. Developed using Agile/SCRUM methodology and ran from inception to delivery in 6 months. Project was released under budget with all planned features included. Quality achieved with 78% code coverage with 0.4 bugs per 1000 LOC.



Bachelor of Arts
Cedarville University

Broadcast Production / Communications

High School
Chaminade Julienne

College Prep

Independent Coursework
Accessible PDF by Design

Web Accessibility: WCAG 2.0


Web Standards
Founder and Moderator, Web Standards Group on LinkedIn
Founder, Dayton Web Standards Meetup - reformed as Dayton Web Developers Group

Bass guitarist for the band ROMANS