Sean Keesler

413 W. Clinton St
Ithaca, New York 13104
Home/Cell: (607) 227-0276


eCornell – Technical Lead - Project Manager - Business Analyst – Feb 2011 – Present

  • Improved platform features by prioritizing change requests and internal development efforts.
  • Managed small team to develop and execute develop tech roadmap.
  • Provided operational support for sales, marketing, and operations groups, including customization of CRM, marketing automation and student information systems.
  • Improved system integrations, data collection, and analyses to improve system performance.
  • Managed system implementations to save costs and/or improve organizational capabilities.

Sakai Foundation – Community Webmaster – May 2010 – Present

  • Redesign of an old web site to improve maintainability and usability with modern tools.

Three Canoes – 2008 – Present

  • Formed consulting group to deliver support services for open source software.
  • Managed multiple simultaneous projects with multiple vendors.
  • Successful implementations of open source systems at several colleges.

Independent Consultant – May 2008 – Present

  • Delivered technical and functional training on many aspects of the Open Source Portfolio software.
  • Provided portfolio design and technical services to companies and higher education institutions
  • Developed and wrote technical documentation.

Syracuse University: The Living SchoolBook and School of Education - Project Manager/Instructional Technology Analyst - 2000 - May 2008

  • Coordinated development/support activities to support technology integration in the class.
  • Maintained and administered learning management and portfolio system.
  • Coordinated development, maintenance, and support of web applications.

Turning Stone Casino Resort - MIS Technician - 1998 - 2000

  • Provided end users just in time support on 24-hour help desk staff.
  • Configured and maintained network equipment for gaming systems.

USS Kentucky Ballistic Missile Submarine - Nuclear Reactor Operator and Maintenance Supervisor - 1991 - 1993

  • Operated and maintained the nuclear power plant on a submarine as member of commissioning crew during a 6-year enlistment in the US Navy.


  • Syracuse University - Master of Science - May 2008 - Information Management
  • State University of New York - College of Environmental Science and Forestry - Bachelor of Science - May 2000 - Forest Biology with a concentration in Aquatic Sciences
  • United States Electronics Maintenance Supervisor School - Maintenance Supervisor - Summer 1992 - King's Bay Georgia Submarine Maintenance Facility
  • United States Naval Nuclear Power School - Electronics Technician and Nuclear Reactor Operator Training - 1989 - Orlando, Florida & Saratoga Springs, NY


  • CRM and Marketing Automation - Salesforce, Marketo, Pardot
  • Learning & Curriculum Management: Canvas LMS, Destiny One SIS, Sakai, Open Source Portfolio
  • Data analysis: R Studio, Python, Birst, Excel, XML, XSD, XSL, SQL
  • Project and issue management: Jira, Confluence, Microsoft Project
  • UX Design: Balsamiq, Omnigraffle, Visio
  • Source code control: Subversion, Git
  • Server Applications: MySQL and PostgreSQL database servers, Apache and Tomcat web servers
  • Scripting languages: Python, Perl, php, bash
  • Operating Systems: Windows, Apple OS X, Linux, Various BSD’s

References available upon request.

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