And I live in Austin the Capital of Texas and the self-proclaimed “Music Capital of the World”; along with my lovely wife Jenny and our two children: Garrett and Grace.
I am no longer Open to Opportunities and I not actively seeking employment, but please take a look at my Resume. I am now an ADT Full-time employee, where I am an Agile Lead of several great teams for mobile app development on many great products.
I was formerly an IBMer where I had been employed as a Project Owner at IBM. Where I am responsible for overall strategic direction and coordination of WordPress related decisions and with IBM Blogs.
However, I have also been fortunate enough to work on some other amazing projects and manage wonderful teams over my tenure at IBM.
My prior position was as a Project Manager for IBM Blogs, as I managed a global team supporting 150 IBM Blogs on WordPress with 12,500 Users and 1.5 million monthly Page Views on weekly sprints and quarterly theme releases, improving our KPI score from -23 to 48.
Even before becoming an IBMer, I too was had already become the Project Manger for PartnerWorld in 2016.
My former role, of which I had overseen until recently, along with the Sales Essentials group, is with PartnerWorld Business Partner portal as a part of the IBM Services with the Marketing Content Services (formerly Marketing and Sales Content Services Organization, Digital Services Group, Offering Kit, Content Services, and Solution Gateway). Formerly, I worked as a contractor with Titan Solutions providing consulting for IBM as a Web Developer.
On a personal note, we enjoy being together as a family and with other family in the area. We like to try new food and go to our favorite restaurants. We enjoy travel and try to go to an exciting new place every year, as well as visiting existing favorite locations. But I also enjoy pursuing passions such as photography. My wife and I love music and listen to Austin musicians and touring bands as much as we are able to now with the little ones.
Volunteer work for South by Southwest Conference (SXSW), Film Conference, Music Conference, and Interactive Festival, Old Settlers Music Festival, Austin Film Festival, Fantastic Fest (as presented by Alamo Drafthouse), Philip H. Anselmo Housecore Horror Film Festival, Other Worlds Austin SciFi Film Festival, and The SIMS Foundation, and the Hays County Chapter and the Dripping Springs Chapter of Ducks Unlimited, where I have served as Treasurer. Volunteer with schools with my own children and others via the Austin Partners In Education in such groups as Math Pentathlon and Watch D.O.G.S. and with the P-TECH at Navarro High School and Stem Scouts “Hour of Code Day” Lunch and Learn, both on behalf of IBM. As well as a longstanding member and charitable long-term bi-monthly donor and supporter of KUTX Austin 98.9 and KUT Community Radio, per the IBM Employee Charitable Contribution Campaign (ECCC). I also volunteer with the Scouts and Boy Scouts of America Cub Scout Pack 12 and Troop 0019 St Catherine of Siena, and Girl Scouts of the USA Troop 2242 all of Austin, TX, and the The Adventurers Academy of Lifelong Learning of Austin, Texas, as well. And also for Austin Allies. Also, I belong to many churches, including a Methodist Church near my house and a Native American Church. Polar Bear Club of Austin for the Friends of Barton Springs Pool Polar Bear Plunge. Also, a member or former-member of 3 Masonic Lodges of Freemasonry: Lockhart 244 A.F.M, Onion Creek Lodge , and Rambo Lodge No. 426. And part of the American Karate Black Belt Association. I hold many different memberships, but one that I would like to highlight here is a local Rod Fishing Club, where I have served on many different Committees over the years, such as Chairman of the Board, Vice President, Second Vice President, Communications Committee, and Youth Committee Chairman for over 10 years. I am TABC Certified. As well as being involved in many different causes, some that were more successful than others: Save Manchaca FireHall, Leave Manchaca Alone and others… And host a Deep Dives w/ Matt Comer show and podcast on IBM Community Radio. as well as a smaller show, tiny curations. Oh and did I mention that I was an Inventor? At IBM I was integral on various patent groups and programs and currently have 2 patents that are being published.
Also, I had formerly operated a consulting business, doing freelance business as Matthew Comer and syphonsoft Web Hosting. I have several projects and long-term clients. I perform consulting to the State of Texas as a Catalog Information Systems Vendor (CISV) and can be found on the Centralized Master Bidders List (CMBL) Vendor ID: 1205325509200.
At the core, I am a business man and an aspiring serial entrepreneur at heart. I operate several small businesses, Freeman Properties Property Management Company as well as other businesses listed on this site.
Also, if you are interested in hiring me as an Certified Scrum Product Owner, Certified Scrum Master, Agile Project Manager, Project Manager, or Web Developer or Designer (or even as an Independent Consultant or Contractor) to work for your company or to develop your website; or to redevelop and rethink your website, as my specialty is redeveloping and maintaining existing sites, then please contact me.
My experience in the Information Technology field is over 20 years and growing. After graduating Texas State University in San Marcos, formerly Southwest Texas State University, with a Bachelors of Business Administration (BBA) from the McCoy College of Business in Computer Information Systems (CIS). During my time as an Undergraduate I was a member of the Delta Tau Delta Fraternity, Zeta Delta Chapter holding positions of Vice President and Recording Secretary. And volunteering for such organizations as the Big Brothers Big Sisters of America and Adopt-A-Highway – TXDOT. And involved in the Interfraternity Council (IFC) where I was a member on on the Judicial Board. Upon returning to Austin, I worked as a daytrader, it was the dotcom era. Shortly afterwards, I started my career at IntelliQuest, followed by the the Texas Department of Human Services now named the Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services (DADS), now a part of the Texas Health and Human Services. Then as a Contractor for IBM via Titan Solutions, on the a PartnerWorld project. And then as as an IBMer Full-time employee working on the Bluemix to Cloud project and finally the IBM Blogs. During this time, I also started some businesses, those computer related are syphonsoft, a web hosting company, and a doing business as freelancer Matthew Comer.