7880 US Highway 290, Ste 1301, Austin, TX 78736
Phone: 619.456.3919 |

Nate Ritter


Skill Set

Work Experience

July 2018 - Present
Hotels for Hope, 336 South Congress Ave, Suite 512 Austin, TX 78704
Chief Technology Officer (CTO)

Responsible for overseeing all technical aspects of the company, developing company's strategy for using technological resources, evaluating and implementing new systems and infrastructure, and hiring, training, and management of engineers, systems, documentation, and the improvement thereof.

May 2016 - June 2018
ResBeat, 336 South Congress Ave, Suite 512 Austin, TX 78704
Director of Technology

Responsible for scoping, planning, documenting, and architecting the primary product for the company. Completion of early planning stages follows with team building, project and product management, and lead engineering of an enterprise software as a service plaform in a business to business environment.

June 2014 - May 2016
Cloudbeds, 2655 Fourth Ave San Diego, CA 92103
Senior Software Engineer & Technical Entrepreneur

Responsible for $1MM worth of revenue brought into the company from June through December 2014. I was solely responsible for execution of said strategic partnership through discovery sessions, scoping and documenting the project, developing, and managing my own hand-picked team of engineers through an agile project lifecycle.

August 1996 - June 2014
Perfect Space, Inc, 928 Fort Stockton Drive, Suite 207 San Diego, CA 92103
Founder / CEO
Abbreviated portfolio of clients and projects:
  • EPMG 360 / Motivate (epmg360.com)
    Strategic consultation with CEO, helping to implement and maintain technology which drove revenue of the company from $10MM per year to $25MM per year. Goals achieved included assisting of hiring internal technological staff, migrating operational stack to new platforms, and implementing new statistics and market analysis into critical systems used daily by the entire company.
  • Cerebellum Corp (cerebellum.com)
    Created in two months what other vendors were unable to accomplish in approximately one year - a digital delivery mechanism and custom CMS for supplemental high school and middle school curriculum. Included planning and executing leadership objectives and managing a team of 7.
  • Grade A Sign (gradeasign.com)
    Directed and led the technology choice, creation, and implementation of the first physical hyper-local advertising platform leveraging the merit of restaurant health grade signs. Included optimization of framework, consultation with stakeholders and additional vendors, and organizing and executing leadership objectives.
  • Activision Blizzard (activisionblizzard.com)
    Directed and led the technology team behind the custom creation and implementation of the company's 10,000+ employee talent management system including database architecture, project management, optimization and customer support.
  • Tru Health and Wellness (truhealthandwellness.com)
    I was solely responsible for the implementation of CSS/XHTML/JavaScript front-end along with infrastructure back-end using MySQL and PHP inside the CakePHP MVC framework. Read more in the The Tru Health web development case study.
  • Bonfire Health (bonfirehealth.com)
    I was solely responsible for the implementation of CSS/XHTML/JavaScript front-end along with the infrastructure back-end using MySQL and PHP. We chose CakePHP as the MVC framework for it's PHP language (the fact PHP is well known by other developers), quick and easy caching implementation, and speed of development timelines.
  • Monk Development (monkdevelopment.com)
    Responsibilities include project management of 50 projects at any one time, including approximately 350 people and their enjoyable quirks as clients, partners, and co-workers. I've helped create and document systems for project management which has decreased the time for implementation (and therefore the cost) down approximately 50% of what it was prior to my arrival.
  • Land Rover (Seattle, Bellevue, Spokane)
    I was solely responsible for developing a database driven website which would be used by three auto dealerships. The public interface consisted of a PHP front-end extracting information from a MySQL database. The project also included an administrative interface whereby each dealership used web-based forms (also driven by PHP and MySQL) to add, edit, and remove inventory data, including text and photos, effectively controlling their public website. The forms included data validation schemes and a secure log-in.
July 2006 - September 2007
Eventful, Inc., 9171 Towne Center Drive San Diego, CA 92122
Web Developer / "That Community Guy"
I was one of 4 front-end web developers primarily focused on implementing the UI design and functionality of Eventful.com, the largest events database in the world. Our feature development helped attract advertisers such as Miller Brewing Co., and performers such as Mandy Moore, Pretty Ricky, Diddy (Sean Combs), as well as politicians like Barack Obama, etc. Additionally, I focused much of my efforts as a community advocate, speaking daily with users and helping push for positive changes in features and functionality of the site.
February 2003 - April 2007
Property Essentials, (and Perfect Space sole prop), 325 Market Street #1 San Diego, CA 92101
Founder / Project Manager / Web Developer
I developed all PerfectSpace.com and PropertyEssentials.com services and business strategies from concept stages to public offerings. Development includes utilizing Apache software on a Linux server and employing PHP, XML/SOAP, XHTML, CSS, JavaScript, and MySQL database skills. Specifically, the languages and database used provide web services to each clients own domain and hosting account. The clients are able to change their website including the entire site design, uploading logos, photos, and text via a customized PHP-based control panel. Additionally, I am responsible for maintaining and implementing a Linux hosting environment for a variety of small businesses while providing support and billing as well as contracted design and development services. The design and development services are fulfilled by composing customized teams of designers, developers and editors on a project-by-project basis.

Property Essentials successfully sold after separating it from Perfect Space as a separate entity.
January 2005 - October 2005
JellyBarn, Inc., 4204 192nd PL SW Lynnwood, WA 98036
Project Manager / Developer
At JellyBarn I was responsible for designing and developing the architecture for the flagship product as well as external client jobs. I was responsible for managing customer relationships, designing schematics and developing MySQL database architecture as well as write PHP and Flash ActionScript class structures. PHP was the primary scripting language used in class and object oriented structures integrating with Macromedia Flash as the user interface. Communication from the database was served through Flash remoting web services utilizing XML data. I was additionally responsible for assisting the executives with strategic decisions regarding business partnerships, clients, and product rollout.
February 2001 - March 2004
Western Washington University, 516 High Street Bellingham, WA 98225
Web Developer V (5), Financial Aid Department
I performed complex web design, development, and maintenance involving PHP and multiple PostgreSQL databases. I was the lead developer and project manager for the Financial Aid Department, overseeing two other designer/developers and managing three separate websites including the Center For Student Work Experience (CSWE) (www.finaid.wwu.edu/studentjobs), Financial Aid Office (www.finaid.wwu.edu/finaid), and the Scholarship Center (www.finaid.wwu.edu/scholarships). Development also included the private intranet user interfaces as well as the public websites. Development typically occurred on a Linux platform with the Apache web server software. Occasionally development occurred on a self-administrated Windows 2000 server using a customized installation and configuration of IIS. As far as we know, our CSWE website was the first public website to employ filtered and/or searchable RSS/XML feeds. Yahoo! offered their filtered/searchable RSS feeds approximately 3 months later. I overhauled the intranet websites and databases required to administrate each site to include fiscal reporting, easily searchable records, and dynamic Adobe Acrobat PDF creation of inner-office job cards. I also consulted with end users and administrators to get usability information, project specifications, and timelines.


2000 - 2004
Western Washington University
516 High Street
Bellingham, WA 98225
» Bachelor of Arts, Business, Management Information Systems
1997 - 1999
Centralia Community College
600 W. Locust Street
Centralia, WA 98531
1996 - 1997
Ecola Bible School
P.O. Box 190
Cannon Beach, OR 97110
» Certificate of Completion