SOFTWARE consultant for startups.
text me directly @ 210.876.2898
SOFTWARE consultant for startups.
text me directly @ 210.876.2898
Howdy, I’m Asher.I've been in web tech for twenty years; building my first website in 1999, developing software systems & platforms professionally since 2007, and ultimately co-founding my own software consultancy in 2011.For these last ten years, I’ve served as lead salesperson, strategist, architect, designer, and product manager for my clients — startups, public figures, and innovative small businesses — leading development teams from two to six.I’m equally passionate about self development, and have always had a deep desire to invest in others. I majored in Leadership Development in college and have continued to pursue that in every position I’ve taken since. In fact, a significant portion of my career has been spent creating coaching, training, and professional development systems in multiple industries.A dream role for me marries these two passions: coaching in and for the software industry — allowing me to use my decade-plus long experience in both fields to improve the lives of others (and ultimately, their career success).I’ve also been working virtually for over 15 years!Core Strengths
Improver: Enhance the value of existing ideas and systems.
Simplifier: Turn complex challenges into actionable advice.
Learner: Extremely quick to onboard with new subject-matters and systems.
Encourager: Ability to see the best in others and help them do the same.Some Weaknesses
Over-Analyzer: Tendency to over-think decisions without clear goals & boundaries.
Over-Worker: Can obsess over current projects at the cost of other life expectations.
SilverGlade (Jan 2011 - Present)
Lead Partner // Software Consultant for StartupsSome key custom products include:Education & Professional Development PlatformsLeadershipOD: Custom online platform providing virtual staff/team coaching and leadership training to optometry practices, including product adoption from the premier optometry network of 3,000+ practices across the US (Vision Source).MetaMorePhosis: A corporate cultural development system that has trained and inspired tens of thousands of employees from companies such as Verizon, Comcast, US Bank and Kindred Healthcare.STEAMtrax: An online Education startup delivering K-12 engineering & science curriculum to the largest school districts in the US, used in partnership with Konica Minolta. Acquired by 3D Systems (NYSE: DDD).Polar3D: The #1 Platform for 3D Printing in Education. In collaboration with General Electric (GE), the interactive STEM curriculum has reached 1.2 million students in over 30 countries.TelehealthweRx: A price transparency startup that helped consumers and companies find the lowest prices for medications at local pharmacies.The TeleOp: Designed in rapid response to COVID-19, TheTeleOp triage system helped eye doctors convert (otherwise cancelled) appointments to Virtual At Home Office Visits — ensuring proper care to their patients and much needed financial relief in uncertain times. From idea to launch, TheTeleOp was serving 150+ practices across the country in just two weeks, and has now become a HUB for tele-optometry training and education.Other ApplicationsMany custom Business Applications such as Point-of-Sale, Online Auctions, and Project Management Systems.
Doug Hanson Performance Group (Jun 2005 - Dec 2010)
General ManagerLed all website design & development, product and content strategy/development, marketing design, internal systems and documentation, customer support, and delivery of core online training products.Created (end-to-end) and led a custom online employee engagement training platform — from prototype to $1MM+ generated in its first year.Traveled nationwide to coordinate and implement corporate training rollouts to many Fortune 500 companies — generating enthusiasm through live events, reward systems, and online team scoring.DISC & Values Certified.
Ascending Leaders (2005 - 2009, 2013 - 2016)
Board MemberServed as Board Chair (2006-2009) for an organization designed to equip churches across the country via leadership coaching, consulting, and curriculum.Provided overall guidance and support for the organization and staff members. Conducted monthly meetings with the team and Board to implement Articles of Incorporation, financials, salaries, grants, and overall vision.Previously served on Texas Leadership Development Network redesign team in 2004.
Parkway UMC (Dec 1999 - May 2005)
Music & Media DirectorLed a team of 20+ volunteers, overseeing all components of weekly gatherings — including creative element teams (music, video, graphics, stage design, etc.), technical (sound, lighting, media), vocals (ensembles, singers), and instrumentals (full band) for weekly services. Responsible for recruiting and leading teams.
Texas A&M University, College Station
B.S., Agricultural Leadership & Development (1999)Major Field of Study: 3.5 GPA
Multidisciplinary curriculum emphasizing the development of tools to be successful both professionally and personally for leadership positions in local, state, regional, and national groups, organizations, and agencies.
I live in San Antonio, TX with my wife and two kids. I love working out, frequenting live music venues, and anything that requires design.A collector and connoisseur at heart, I also have an interest in many senseless things including watches, bourbon, backpacks, and even poker chips. I’m often asked how I stumble on such unique hobbies & oddities, and my best answer is: Curiosity!I also recently sold my partnership share in a boutique tour company providing exclusive small-group European travel experiences to destinations such as Italy, Switzerland, and France -- and I still love to travel!Here are a few additional random facts about me:
Traveled with an illusionist in college.
Play multiple instruments, including guitar and piano.
Serial tech early-adopter, and love discussing emerging tech topics.
Worked remotely for 15+ years, a true WFH and Future of Work pioneer.
References available upon request. Here's a snippet of what you'll hear!Working with Asher through this process is the highlight of my professional career. Never before have I felt such freedom to allow my ideas to spill out and then see them turned into realistic, usable solutions that impact people's lives.
-- Michael Rothschild, OD, Leadership ODI needed a miracle and wow did he answer, making what seemed impossible look easy. His business acumen and technical instincts impacted our business in immeasurable ways; advising us from startup to launch to our subsequent acquisition and beyond.
-- Deborah Linscomb, STEAMtraxAsher is innovative, insightful, and brings a much-needed perspective that I couldn't have succeeded without. Beyond his extensive knowledge and experience, he brings a tremendous amount of heart to his work. Partners like that are hard to find.
-- Dr. Ali Khoshnevis, weRxAsher = BRILLIANT. Period.
-- Dee Kerr, Polar3D
Designed in rapid response to COVID-19, TheTeleOp helps eye doctors convert (otherwise cancelled) appointments to Virtual At Home Office Visits — ensuring proper care to their patients and much needed financial relief in uncertain times.From idea to launch, TheTeleOp was serving 150+ practices across the country in just two weeks, and has now become a HUB of teleoptometry information.
An online education startup delivering K-12 engineering & science curriculum, used in partnership with Konica Minolta. Acquired by 3D Systems (NYSE: DDD).
The trusted marketplace to buy & sell racehorses. Hundreds of active daily listings, including the first ever million-dollar horse sold via online live auction.
A price transparency startup that helped consumers and companies find the lowest prices for medications at local pharmacies.
The #1 Platform for 3D Printing in Education. In collaboration with GE, the interactive STEM curriculum has reached 1.2 million students in over 30 countries.