Matt G. Wagner - Resume

I am a versatile and seasoned technical leader with over fourteen years of experience, specializing in architecting and mentoring distributed engineering teams. My professional journey has taken me from Fortune 50 corporations to co-founding innovative startups. In parallel, I have dedicated over twelve years to serving as an Officer in the Army National Guard, where I've assumed roles as an on-the-ground commander and coordinator, leading National Guard Soldiers in critical emergency response scenarios. My unwavering passion for my craft drives me to consistently deliver exceptional results in every undertaking.

Technical Skills

Professional Experience

Owner, Chief Technology Officer - June 2018 - Present

Partner, Chief Technology Officer - June 2020 - Present

Founder - March 2023 - Present

MOS 13A, Field Artillery Officer - September 2011 - Present

Training & Schools

InContext Solutions - Chicago, IL

Principal Architect - October 2021 - Present


Roles & Responsibilities

CertiPay - Winter Haven, FL

Enterprise Architect - August 2021 - November 2021

Principal Software Engineer – October 2014 - August 2017


Roles & Responsibilities

MercuryWorks - Tampa, FL

Principal Software Engineer - August 2017 - April 2020

DealerTrack Technologies, Inc (Remote Worker)

Lead Software Engineer – July 2014 - October 2014

ASR Pro, LLC (Acquired by DealerTrack in July 2014)

Senior Software Engineer - July 2012 - July 2014


Roles & Responsibilities

Developer II - December, 2011 - July, 2012

Roles & Responsibilities

AutoLoop - Clearwater, FL (Remote Worker)

Software Engineer - August 2010 - September 2011

Roles & Responsibilities

JPMorganChase - Tampa, FL

Web Applications Developer - June 2008 - August 2010

Roles & Responsibilities

University of South Florida Controller’s Office - Tampa, FL

IT Systems Support - May 2007 - May 2008

University of South Florida Academic Computing Help Desk - Tampa, FL

Student Technology Consultant - January 2006 - December 2006


Avengercon V - “Rapid Application Development for Emergency Response Scenarios” - December 2020

Rapid application development tools, sometimes referred to as “low code” or “no-code” in common buzzword, provide a clear boost when you need to quickly adapt to a changing situation on the ground during an emergency response situation. Higher headquarters information gathering requirements change, reporting formats proliferate, and oftentimes the Tactical Operations Center is left massaging data from emails, texts, and attached spreadsheets into the format of the day.

In this talk, I will provide an introduction to some tools which I’ve found useful on the marketplace that you can use to help consolidate and assist in “battle tracking”, including the development of one unit’s information management workflow from email thread to spreadsheet to single, unified Common Operating Picture, available securely to provide visibility to all echelons of the battalion.

As a Florida National Guardsman, I have responded to 5 hurricanes with the state and I will show you some tricks for helping evolve your data management quickly.

Video Link

Lead redesign of core public-facing website to include integrating newsletter handling, membership database, event coordination, and photo album sharing. Implemented event registration and reporting for key membership activities.

Great American Teach-in - Speaker - Slides

The Great American Teach-In is an annual event coordinated by the Polk County Public Schools’ Department of Public Relations and Strategic Partnerships to celebrate American Education Week.

During this event, members of the community are invited to speak to students about their careers, travel and hobbies, and how their early educational experiences relate to their current lives.

Students enjoy the opportunity to hear real stories from real community members. Each year Teach-In volunteers inspire students to stay focused and keep looking ahead to the future. In previous years, volunteers have come in costume, shown students their work-related equipment, performed songs, dances and plays, offered potentially life-saving information, showed off their pets, discussed career options, shared precious souvenirs, talked about other parts of the world, cooked delicious meals, stepped down from the pedestal of celebrity to meet students at their level, or simply read a story.

The Teach-In introduces students to career options they might never have considered, hobbies they might never have discovered, and activities they might never have experienced.

Tampa Code Camp - Speaker

October 2017 - “Resiliency Patterns: Managing Failure in a Chaotic World”

A survey of the resiliency patterns and techniques for managing transient failures in a distributed or cloud-connected world. Topics will include circuit breakers, retries, timeouts, and bulkheads using the Polly library for C# and the Hysterix library for the JVM.

July 2016 - “Moving Fast Without Breaking Things in .NET”

I provided insight into my background and experience on the .NET platform while working in organizations that can’t afford to have outages and regressions while still embracing continuous integration and agile processes.

Code Lakeland - Speaker

I am a regular member and speaker at Code Lakeland, a group that meets to discuss tech-related topics monthly. I presented improvements to the hiring and interviewing process during the March 2017 meetup.

Operation Code - Mentor

I mentored veterans of the US military who are transitioning into new careers in Information Technology and Software Development, providing interview preparation, career coaching, and side-project code reviews and insight.


Degree: B.S. Computer Information Systems - Graduated May 2009

Florida Academic Scholars - Bright Futures Scholarship recipient

Men’s Varsity Baseball, 2006 - 2007

Intramural Crew Team - 2005

Major Curriculum (Abbreviated)