Robert A. McGowan
CEO and Chief Consultant
Mr. McGowan is the founder and CEO of RAMSoft Solutions, and has led the company since its inception in 1993. He has over 30 years of experience managing projects and developing applications software for microcomputers. He has managed multi-million dollar software development projects for many Fortune 100 companies, including Chase Manhattan Bank, Prudential Insurance, and True North Media Services and has acted as a senior technical advisor for dozens of other projects.

Mr. McGowan has been developing software for microcomputers since 1980, and has developed applications for many companies using a wide variety of development tools, languages, architectures, and operating systems. From 1988 to 1990 he worked for Palisades Institute for Research Services developing software solutions for the U.S. Department of Defense, assisting them in maintaining a database of classified information. From 1990 to 1992 he worked for a vendor of human resource information systems, Humanic Design, as a software developer and project leader. In 1993 he founded his own systems consulting company, RAMSoft Solutions, leading software development projects for companies like Chase Manhattan Bank, Prudential Insurance, and A&P.

In 2004 he co-founded NexGen Associates, an information technology services company specializing in the Yellow Pages Advertising industry. As Chief Technology Officer he architected and implemented a service allowing agencies to view electronic "tear pages" via web services or interactively via a web site. The process included an optical character recognition (OCR) workflow automation process for scanning, OCR, and review of Yellow Pages telephone directories. After 12 months of operation the database contained over 1.6 million scanned pages and accompanying extracted text in a searchable format.

Mr. McGowan currently consults to clients in the pharmaceutical, advertising, and financial industries. Please see the contact page for more information, or visit his blog at http://blog.ramsoftsolutions.com.
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