Co-Founder, Daniel Ruyter
Hi, I’m Daniel Ruyter. I’m a dad, blogger, business owner and tech nerd (in disguise). I began my online presence with my website, Memoirs of a Single Dad as a way to share my experiences in dating as a single parent with others. My love for blogging and affair with technology grew out of that project and prompted me to not only write a book about dating as a single parent but also launch this site and begin offering my services to other businesses, webmasters and bloggers – many just like me.
In 1995, I pulled up my roots in Iowa and moved to Orlando, where in 1996, I attended the University of Central Florida majoring in (of course)…. Political Science and Business Administration. (Wait, WHAT?) I actually enjoyed both programs and felt like I got a very well-rounded education. I graduated from UCF in 1998 with my Bachelor’s degree and would also later go on to pursue my Master’s in MIS at UCF as well.
I knew from the beginning that politics weren’t for me, so instead of running for office I began my first job with a small software company in early 1998 doing technical support. Actually, I was the very first employee of the company hired as dedicated technical support. Two years later I was managing the technical support department, consisting of 10 employees supporting a user-base of thousands of customers.
From software technical support I moved on to a software quality assurance engineer position. I spent the next three years of my career trying to break what someone else built (boy, developers take things personally sometimes!). From there I moved into a management position with a higher education technology company as a desktop support manager, where I stayed for a few more years. I was presented with an opportunity to get into a mixed Business Analyst/SQL Developer position to further my technical career.
Most recently, I’ve joined the premier global digital agency Lightmaker. My role at Lightmaker is as a Business Analyst and QA lead where I engage with clients and developers on a daily basis to ensure that projects are completed successfully and the value that customers deserve is with each and every project.
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