About Me


My name is Tom, Owner of Edison Avenue Consulting LLC and Co-Founder of TallyNinja. I want to help all businesses get mobile.

I started my career fresh out of college working on cellular data networks, and helped create the worlds first GPRS network, General Packet Radio System the precursor to today’s 4G LTE networks, for Motorola. I grew tired of not being able to develop the software for the end user, and looked for opportunities on the mobile phone. With the introduction of the iPhone and the modern “smart phone” revolution, I decided the time was right to start my own company. Since starting EAC we have helped many companies revamp their online and mobile presence to better serve the mobile user.


Programming Languages

  • PHP
  • Objective-C
  • Perl

Content Management Systems

  • Wordpress
  • Drupal
  • Custom Theme Creation
  • Theme Modification

Software Development Tools

  • X-Code
  • GIT
  • Linux
  • Apache

Curriculum Vitae


Jul 2009 - Present Elgin, IL

Edison Avenue Consulting


Owned and operating a boutique consulting firm specializing in mobile application development and mobile website development. In 2009 I recognized that our mobile phone will be the primary way in which people access the internet away from work.  I wanted to help business get ready for the new way customers will interact with their sites.

Some of the companies accomplishments:

Developed Custom CMS and Shopping cart solution for Binnys.com a Chicago based retailer with 28 store locations. This site is even Mobile ready and has many complex business rules since they sell alcoholic beverages. Written in PHP using the Zend framework.

Developed Custom CMS solutions for clients including Octane Rich Media in Chicago, Method Engine in Chicago IL, and Demi-Cooper in Elgin IL.

Setup and administered Magento E-commerce system for MyPartsGarage.com.

Developed Custom integration with public APIs including Ebay Shopping API, Click-A-Tel, Textpower,  Opt-It, PayPal, Authorize.net, Physicians Wellness Network, Google Base, and Google Maps for various clients and products.

iOS Applications
Served as the primary developer on the OasisPlaces iOS application.mentioned in Mashable as one of the 13 Branded Mobile Apps That Got It Right

Created willitrain

Created the World of A&K iPad application

Served as the primary developer for the following I.C.E Apps
Acadian: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/acadian-i.c.e-app/id506219290?mt=8&ls=1
Silver Cross: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/silver-cross-i.c.e.-app/id437142628?mt=8
Einstein ICE https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/einstein-ice/id490722182?mt=8
Cadence Health ICE: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/cadence-health-ice/id532643542?mt=8
Life Bridge https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/lifebridge-ice-plus/id598724911?mt=8

Checkout the rest of our work at Edison Avenue Consulting LLC

Aug 2014 - Present Elgin, IL

Tally Ninja


Co-Founder of TallyNinja. TallyNinja is a services that manufacturing companies can use to measure their production output. It also has the ability to help the manufacturer stay on top of equipment outages.  Built and constructed the Web based UI that customers will interact with as well as the iOS mobile app.

Jan 2010 - Present Chicago, IL

Tek Systems



Assisting with the migration of the Motorola Solutions Enterprise business to Zebra. In 2014 Zebra purchased the Enterprise business from Motorola Solutions. There are several large projects that are on going to bring computer assets and data into the Zebra lan. I have also been assisting development groups migrate to using GIT as their primary means of source control.


Engineered and administered a corporate wide GIT solution to meet the needs of exchanging code and collaborating with external software partners.
Migrated 15 Open source tools used for collaboration and software development from Motorola Mobility to Motorola Solutions. Tools include SourceForge, Lyceum, Status.net, Twiki,TinyUrl, Bugzilla and Scuttle.
Administered Gentoo linux servers setup in a highly available environment to support about 8k     employees.
Test integration with other business systems to ensure that apis and system worked when internal     separation happened.
Edited tools and websites as required to ensure that proper URLs were used.
Administered the various tools to ensure smooth daily operations.

Sep 2004 - Jan 2010

Sourcelight Technologies

Senior Software Engineer

Helped produce and release collaborative filtering technologies for clients including Hollywoodvideo.com and Comcast.net.
Prototyped and developed new products using Sourcelight Discovery Guide, the collaborative filtering engine including Java applications for Tivo and DHTML Javascript applications for a web based program guide.
Administered all companies production, staging and back end production systems. This includes Linux and windows based systems that run Apache, Sendmail, DNS, Postgresql, MySql, JBOSS, and internally developed applications running a combination of shell scripts, Python, Perl and C programs.
Supported new customer integration of the Discovery Engine into the customer’s websites. This included design and implementation of the proposed solution as well as ongoing support through the process.
Served as primary support for all issues pertaining to customer interfacing systems.

May 2006 - Sep 2009 Chicago, IL


Software Engineer

Designed and developed software applications for Where 2 Get It’s slippymap  (next generation mapping) technology. Technologies used include Perl, mod_perl, Linux, Postgresql, and Javascript.
Functioned as the primary system administrator until a full-time sysadmin was found.
Designed web crawling/api crawling software to gather product information for the online retailer (eCommerce) product. These were built using Perl Postgresql and shell scripts to match online retailer products to products provided by clients.


Aug 1993 - May 1997

Bowling Green State University

Bachelor of Science in Computer Science


Awesome Awards 2012

Best Concept




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