Christopher Robison

Full Stack Expertise Meets Effective Engineering Leadership

San Francisco, | |

Whether it’s leading a team of programmers, rapidly developing a new app, or aligning software development with strategic business objectives, I bring a blend of technical know-how, leadership skills, and business acumen to every project. I am looking forward to collaborating with you to turn your innovative ideas into reality. I have extensive experience in software engineering and leading groups of unruly programmers. Skilled in a wide range of programming languages, including JavaScript, C, C++, Java, Python, Swift, Kotlin and others. I have a proven track record of successfully leading teams, delivering finished product and driving strategic planning, process improvement, and product development initiatives. Recognized for implementing innovative solutions and modernizing systems to support business growth, as evidenced by transforming D. Harris Tours' operations, resulting in a fleet expansion from 2 to 12 buses. Strong expertise in microservices architecture, Agile methodologies, and cloud services. Committed to continuous learning and staying updated with emerging technologies. A collaborative and proactive problem-solver with a passion for delivering exceptional results. I could go on but I'm afraid I've said too much already 😁

Work Experience

D. Harris Tours, Inc.

CTO | Feb 2020 - Invalid date

<ul><li>Spearheaded technological transformation and business processes that allowed D Harris to grow from a fleet of two buses to 12 buses.</li><li>Updated and enhanced the company's systems with modern tools to better manage the growing business, including real-time bus data, automated maintenance notifications, and automated trip confirmations and notifications via email and SMS.</li><li>Implemented route optimization algorithm to identify opportunities for one bus to handle multiple trips, increasing their daily revenue by 30%.</li><li>Implemented automated notifications for trips, bus maintenance, and billing and invoicing.</li></ul>

Conversant, Inc.

Manager, Software Engineering | Invalid date - Feb 2020

Designed, developed, and maintained the infrastructure and code-base that served many millions of mobile and rich media ads each day. Led the Rich Media effort and helped modernize the ad serving infrastructure and metric collection. Designed and implemented a RESTful API for serving rich media ads and built out scalable backend services to handle integration with existing servers and infrastructure.


Web Architect | Sep 2007 - Invalid date

Led Mindjet's initial Software as a Service (SaaS) product, Mindjet Catalyst. Transformed Mindjet's business model with the new service nearly doubling monthly revenue.

Simple Software, Inc.

CEO / Founder | Apr 2006 - Sep 2007

Mr. Robison provided contracted software development and consulting, developed the Simple Software Application Platform that provided content management systems and business process management applications to small to mid-sized businesses.

Genetic Savings & Clone

VP Engineering | Jun 2004 - Apr 2006

Genetic Savings & Clone was a genetic services company that offered commercial banking of genetic material as well as cloning services for cats. Responsible for architecting, developing and deploying Clonesoft, a bespoke business process automation software that ran every aspect of the company including employee and customer management, order tracking, tracking clone progress, and delivering the cloned pet to the customer.

Inter@ctivate, Inc.

Technical Director | Invalid date - Jun 2004

As Technical Director for Interactivate, Inc., Mr. Robison's responsibilities were extensive and included, but were not limited to managing and maintaining IT resources including customer applications and websites. Help grow the company from 10 to 65 employees.



Native or bilingual


City College of San Francisco

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California State University-Chico

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Butte Community College

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