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Meet Andrew, the Vice President of Pronto Progress, located in our Waukesha, WI office. Throughout his time with Pronto Progress, Andrew has had the opportunity to work with many customers, of which two have become his favorites. He enjoyed working with Alan Rath from Breatrice Cheese in Waukesha, WI, as he taught him their business while clearly providing a framework for system requirements. Additionally, Andrew appreciated Alan’s ability to openly listen to the requirements that were reiterated to him. Similarly, Andrew also enjoyed working with Marv Hiller from Johnson Controls’ Systems Services Division in Milwaukee, WI. What stood out to Andrew the most was Marv’s clarity in his requirements and his ability to listen and take in the information provided to him. Additionally, Andrew admired the way Marv dealt with issues, not as problems, but as a way towards getting on a path to mitigate the issue. Of his work with Beatrice Cheese, Andrew’s favorite project was the Patron Payroll system he developed, which allowed farmers to get paid for the milk they produced based on its quality. Andrew is an expert in Mfg/Pro in finance, distribution and manufacturing. Additionally, he is an expert in interfaces to other software packages. He enjoys working with customers and fellow employees to glean requirements and produce software that addresses and satisfies the customer’s needs.
Meet Patty Ford, the Vice President of Development in our Chicago, IL office. Her favorite customer has been Yannette Cole from NeuWave Medical in Madison, WI, as she enjoyed getting to understand and conduct work to enhance their business processes. Of her work with NeuWave Medical, Patty’s favorite project was the implementation of EPICOR as it allowed them to keep moving forward and leverage its power for their business. Her outstanding ability to listen to folks, understand their end goals and efficiently achieve them is what makes her an essential key player at Pronto. Patty enjoys interacting with customers and learning their business processes. Her ultimate goal when working with customers is to look out for the best interests of the company, a task she executes precisely. She believes that looking at things from their perspective is pivotal in her work and allows her to deliver the best possible solutions to their problems. Additionally, Patty enjoys training and working one-on-one with both clients and Pronto employees.
Meet Dwayne Jackson, the Vice President of Development in our Santa Clarita, CA office. His favorite customer has been Katie Cibulka who was the Project Manager with M.Holland Company in Northbrook, IL, as he was trusted to provide value added solutions for them for over 7 years, a task which he accomplished successfully. Dwayne’s favorite project has been with his customer, Spartan Motors, for which he conducted a global part revision integration between Aras and the EPICOR ERP. As a professional problem solver, Dwayne specializes in identifying processes that drain productivity. His main skills involve working with EPICOR, specifically ERP customizations, as well as C#, SQL, SSRS and Crystal Reports. Dwayne primarily enjoys programming and the ability to create solutions for both Pronto Progress and his clients. During his free time, Dwayne enjoys spending time with his family as well as channeling his inner chef to prepare meals.
Meet Chris Blades, the Vice President of Development in our St. Petersburg, FL office. His favorite customer has been John Rosko with Transitions Optical in St. Petersburg, FL, due to the variety of work he was able to do. Transitions Optical uses BusTalk, Sharepoint, Visual Studio, .Net, Ignition and has a Microsoft server 2008-2016 and SQL server 2008-2016. Chris did it all; he performed work from programming, to SCADA (machine interactions), reporting services and database system administration. Of his work with Transitions Optical, Chris’ favorite project was migrating the HMI line software and databases to a new plant in Mexico, a task which he excelled at. Chris’ main skills involve working with C#, VB, Python, Jython and SQL. Additionally, he has excelled in the management and transition of projects for numerous clients. Chris’ PHD in Device Physics, along with his 10+ years of teaching experience in US universities and internationally, have facilitated his role as a supervisor and mentor for our employees in St. Petersburg. Furthermore, Chris’ ability to teach and train in the Computer Science field has made him a valuable part of our team. During his free time, Chris enjoys taking his dogs on walks and reading scientific articles and novels.
Meet Melody Morales, the Human Resources Director of Pronto Progress, located in our St. Petersburg, FL office. Melody is a bi-lingual professional, native in English and Spanish, with extensive Human Resources and customer service experience since 2014. Her ability to take guidelines and gather information, meanwhile generating timely desired results is what has established her as a valuable part of our team. Melody enjoys interacting with potential candidates and finding talented individuals to fill our open positions at Pronto. Additionally, she enjoys handling employee/employer relations and managing the HR department's functions. Her favorite projects include organizing corporate events and implementing processes for better functionality across the company. During her free time, she enjoys spending time with her dog in the park and playing beach volleyball competitively.
Meet Susan Kingsley, a behind the scenes helpful hand with HR and non-software related tasks. She has been licensed in real estate since 1990, with license held in LA, MO, WI, and FL & has held a Broker Associate license since 1997. Susan successfully brings human interaction and market conditions to light. Her prior food artist/pastry cook experience offers right brain creative thinking.
Meet Jason Fenner, the Chief Financial Officer of Pronto Progress, located in our Waukesha, WI office. Jason is our go-to guy for making sure things get done, and his exceptional attention to detail facilitates this. Jason provides front-end financial support to both internal and external parties and manages the financial operations of the company. Additionally, his superb business services skills have made him a key player in developing valuable customer relationships. He enjoys finding ways to benefit our employees through maintaining insurance percentages low, optimizing company processes and policies, and most importantly, maximizing the company’s savings. During his free time, Jason enjoys spending most of his time outdoors, regardless of the weather, either camping, hunting or fishing. He has also served as the school board President for his children’s’ school. Additionally, he enjoys coaching basketball, baseball and softball and provides youth level athletic experience to children.
Meet Hunter Kingsley, the President of Pronto Progress. Hunter really enjoys working for customers who have a clear vision of where they want to go and how they want to get there, as he finds it rewarding to help his customers achieve that vision. His favorite customer is Mike Casto from Service Wire as he is down to earth, direct/clear with his requirements and easy to communicate with. Hunter's favorite project has been working on a quality control system, which he had the chance to do for Mike Casto at Service Wire, and for Gene Bunge at Ladish. Donna Bennett and her boss, Al Derga of JI Case in Racine, Wisconsin also rank at the top of fun projects. This particular project was a 200+ company store system selling and renting agricultural and construction equipment in Canada and throughout the US. Hunter tries to lead by example hoping to instill and maintain a corporate culture of serving clients personally and professionally. Hunter seems always to be reading or learning and he probably vexes a few employees with constantly applying this knowledge within Pronto Progress. Most of the folks at Pronto have learned to live with it. Hunter is humbled and extremely thankful to have many great people working for him like Andrew Wasilczuk, Patty Ford and Jason Fenner and he knows Pronto Progress’ success is a product of each employee’s hard work and dedication to the mission of straightening out clients' problems. When able, Hunter enjoys programming and some serious problem-solving services. Finally, Hunter gets to call on employees for technical help when he needs it. Having Francisco Amador or Chris Blades or Muhammed Shariq a button away is a great stress reliever. It’s a perk of being one of the owners.