Dimitri Chapov (USA citizen)

2B Heritage Drive, New City, NY 10956
email: SoundSmartTraining@gmail.com

EXPERTISE
  • Distance learning (E-Learning) educational curricula, content creation and project management expertise.

 

  • Substantial Software Development project management experience (waterfall and Agile.)

 

  • Strong analytical, writing and presentation skills nurtured as coach, mentor, lecturer, teacher, debater, mediator, blogger.

 

  • Social media, PR, image making, vlogging, infomercials, hands-on experience with numerous multimedia creation tools.

 

  • Former system programming experience (Assembly, C/C++), advanced skills in Microsoft Office products (VB coding.)

 

  • Marketing analysis experience: feasibility studies and marketing plans.

EXPERIENCE

2006 – Pres. Sound Smart Training, Principal / Consultant, Russia / International

Supervise and participate in the creation of custom multimedia distance learning courses in business administration, project management and sales management for corporate clients, and consult educational institutions on distance learning projects (Moodle project for International Business Academy of Kazakhstan, for example.)

 

Create (video, audio, computer programs and PowerPoint presentations with interactive VB code) and monetize multimedia courses in English Phonology and Grammar for individual native Russian speakers worldwide. As of May 2015: 21,000 YouTube subs, 1650+ courses sold @ $325 each since April 2009.

 

Teach classes in Economics to Russian university students (in English.) Mentor individual ESL students and small groups in
"Powerful Business Presentations in English for International Corporate Audiences." Be a coach on ad hoc basis.

Design, implement and maintain educational websites (Sound-Smart.com and other related sites.)

Manage the design, development and testing of iOS educational apps (four employees.)

Creatively design, implement and run advertising campaigns via Google and Yahoo Ads, and (since 2012) on Facebook. Evaluate the campaigns' effectiveness and ROI based on the analytical analysis of the performance statistics.  Optimize costs, maximize revenue.

Actively use social media (Facebook, YouTube, subject forums) in order to promote and support Sound Smart Training courses and services. Write essays and articles. Maintain public discussions and interest in blogs and vlogs. Be a visible avid debater and educator. Spread knowledge, interest to education, critical thinking, ethical business and political practices.

Created a prototype of an in-house built combined CRM / BPM system in MS Access. Hired six developers to code it (Client-side, Server-side, MySQL, PHP.) Supervised the development and testing process. Managed the rollout, user training and support.

Insured operational and security adequacy of the IT infrastructure and all systems of the company (212 employees.)

2003 – 2006 Delta Inform, IT Director, Russia

Led teams across broad technical, financial and business disciplines. Focused teams on business objectives and tracked progress to ensure various IT projects’ milestones were completed on time, on budget and with the desired results. Tapped into offshore development in India (about one hundred developers.)

2000 – 2002 Solar Turbines, Inc., Consulting IT Program Manager, USA

As a member of project-based International teams, participated in feasibility studies and creation of marketing plans for a number of major airports worldwide.

1995 – 2000 Vienna International Airport, Business Analyst, Austria / International

Designed, coded and tested various systems, including a macro-script language complier and runtime debugger. Supervised a team of other fellow developers at geographically different locations. Managed the development and rollout of a customized accounting system.

1991 – 1995 AHI Ges.m.b.H., System Computer Programmer / IT Manager, Austria / International

Coded and tested insurance rating software in Assembly and C/C++ according to the clients and management's specifications and requirements.

1990 – 1991 Office Insurance Systems, Inc., Computer Programmer, USA

EDUCATION

MS in Physics, Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology, 1989, Moscow, Russia