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By Marc Pollard | September 24, 2010
Tangerine Solar, a subsidary of parent company Advantive Corp, has hired a new CFO named Andrew Boyd.
Andrew has over 20 years of experience in finance and business administration and brings to Tangerine a blend of corporate and start-up expertise. He has been a licensed CPA in the State of Washington since 1991. Andrew holds a BA in Business Administration (Cum Laude) from the University of Washington.
Earlyin his career, Andrew worked with KPMG Peat Marwick, where he focused on Audits of Healthcare and High Tech clients. Andrew spent several years in the healthcare industry, most notably with DaVita Healthcare (NYSE-DVA) where he served as Assistant Controller and Director of Accounting. He was CFO for NetVersant Seattle and held Controller positions for Microsoft and Reflex Communications.
Andrew Co-Founded Atigeo LLC, a data pattern recognition and personalization software company in 2005, and oversaw the Finance, Legal, HR, IT, and Facilities functions, and raised over $33M in private equity financing.
Andrew volunteers his time heavily to the soccer community. He is an active USSF Soccer referee and can be found on the pitch most Sunday afternoons. He volunteers administrative time as the Treasurer of the Washington State Soccer Referee Committee.
Andrew will be responsible for both internal operations and project financing for Tangerine Solar.
By Marc Pollard | May 25, 2010
SBC hired Advantive Corp to re-design their company’s website. Sustainable Business Consulting delivers strategies and action plans that increase profitability, enhance brand value and bring our clients’ climate and sustainability goals to reality. Kevin Wilhelm founded SBC five years ago with two ideas in mind: to help businesses create sustainable prosperity and to be a fun and great place to work. Since 2004 they have been helping all kinds of organizations shift the way they operate to tackle the big problems facing our world while also becoming an award-winning workplace.Advantive was hired by SBC to redesign their website and User Interface, as well as assist in positioning and branding their corporate online presence.
By Marc Pollard | April 26, 2010
Carbon Offset provider 3Degrees asked Advantive to develop a eCommerce program for utility provider Entergy that offers their customers the opportunity to offset their personal and business Carbon emissions. The project called for an eCommerce application where the visitor can log in and purchase Carbon Offsets based on their energy use. Advantive developed the program using Open Source content management system Drupal and its flexible eCommerce plugin UberCart. The Carbon Offset program is named Double Your Difference after Entergy’s commitment to match the offset purchases of program participants. You can visit the Carbon Offset program here: https://entergyoffsets.pewclimate.org/.
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By Stanley Florek | November 9, 2009
Advantive launched a new company called Tangerine Solar. Tangerine Solar develops community-scale solar energy systems in partnership with local citizens, advocacy groups, businesses, utilities, and government officials. There is outstanding demand for community solar energy, but virtually no providers that serve the unique needs of community-scale projects. Tangerine Solar will allow many projects on the drawing board across the United States to move from idea to action. The new company’s website will be posted shortly at http://www.TangerineSolar.com.
By Stanley Florek | June 17, 2009
Advantive refreshed the design and content of the Evergreen Fleets outreach website for the Puget Sound Clean Agency. The agency wanted to update the content to reflect current program requirements and create a new design. Partners Web Collective and Eben Design contributed to this team effort.
By Marc Pollard | June 16, 2009
The standing goal of the Dept of Defense to allocate 3% of its total budget to Service Disabled Veteran Owned Businesses in 2009 is being aggressively targeted. This is a noble goal, but past reports show that .02% to .04% of DoD contracts are being let to SDVOB’s. There is a renewed urgency to meet the 3% goal in 2009 through more education and training among federal contracting officers. Presidential Executive Order 13360 calls for a significant increase in federal contracting and subcontracting opportunities for service-disabled veteran-owned businesses. The central feature of the Executive Order calls for all Federal agencies to develop a strategic plan to significantly increase its contracting and subcontracting with small businesses owned and controlled by service-disabled veterans. The Department of Defense has put a bold and aggressive plan in place in response to Presidential Executive Order 13360. Over $500 million in DoD contracting was awarded to SDVOB.To view the 3rd year version of the DoD Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business Strategic Plan, click here.To learn how to do business with Advantive Federal, please contact Marc Pollard at 206.661.2810 or email@example.com.
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By Marc Pollard | January 4, 2009
Evans Glass, Inc., a Northwest leading residential glass company, invited Advantive to build an energy savings calculator for their website located at http://www.evansglass.com/calculator.php Visitors to EvansGlass.com will learn how much money they can save when installing energy efficient windows. Advantive has built a number of energy-related calculators including an online carbon management tool for the Puget Sound Clean Air Agency. This calculator is located at http://www.psgreenfleets.org/.
By Stanley Florek | October 8, 2008
Posted on behalf of a great colleague:
Senior Software Engineer – Backend Web Development
Front Seat (www.frontseat.org) is a two-year-old software company created to exploit the power of technology to positively impact civic life. Front Seat is a rare opportunity to work with a world-class software team where social benefit is the top priority. We’re looking for a seasoned backend engineer to compliment our UI expertise and help us dream up the next wave of civic innovation driven by software.
Our flagship project is Walk Score (www.walkscore.com), a site that promotes walkable neighborhoods by providing a walkability score for any address. Walk Score created a tsunami of media coverage (ABC, CNN, New York Times, USA Today, Wall Street Journal, and more than 250 other newspaper articles, plus 50+ TV segments and broad radio and online coverage) and users have scored over 5 million addresses on the site. Other projects include CountMore.org (www.countmore.org), a site that helps students decide whether to vote in their school state or home state, Kathy’s Climate Kit (www.climatekit.org) , a global warming gift box that we’ve spun off as a separate consumer products company, The Predatory Lending Assocation (www.predatoryass.com), an experimental political satire lampooning payday lenders, and Better Bills (www.betterbills.org), which promotes energy conservation through better bill design.
Our technology stack includes Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP, Amazon EC2, Google App Engine, Python, PostGIS, Map Server, etc.
- You have 5+ years of world-class backend web development experience
- You’re fluent in relational databases
- You’re familiar with Python, shell scripts, and Linux systems administration
- You have experience building APIs and platforms
- You have a Computer Science or related degree
- You’re interested in a range of software technologies and social issues
Benefits include: competitive salary, health care, dental and vision, retirement plan, and 3 weeks paid time off. Most of all, the opportunity to create software that revitalizes our cities, connects our communities, and helps our democracy.
We have a fantastic, light-filled office located just off the Burke-Gilman trail in Seattle. We also have the coolest conference table ever, a deck for BBQs, dual LCD monitors, an organic Korean restaurant right downstairs—and a Walk Score of 83.
Email your resume to firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.frontseat.org/jobs/
By Stanley Florek | September 17, 2008
(Washington DC) World Resources Institute is one of America’s leading environmental think tanks. WRI partnered with Advantive to improve the usability of their complex and lengthy Mobile Emissions Toolkit. This Excel package is the global “gold standard” by which organizations to quantify and track their global carbon emissions from vehicle and transportation. Advantive recommended a ton of user experience improvements to the tool which is in its 3rd iteration. Our work is receiving rave reviews from the Greenhouse Gas Protocol design team at WRI. It’s always fun to get comments like this one, which our project lead at WRI shared: “The team universally welcomed the changes you made and were extremely impressed by and happy with them.” Nice work Advantive!
By Stanley Florek | July 7, 2008
(Portland) Advantive recently launched a website re-branding initiative for TriQuint Semiconductor (NASDAQ: TQNT) a top maker of integrated circuits for radio communications. TriQuint’s equipment powers the radio frequency receivers and generators in millions of mobile phones, GPS handsets, WiMax receivers, satellites, and even NASA’s Mars Rover. Advantive’s team provided TriQuint with expertise in market positioning, designed a new visual identity optimized for the web but integrated with offline campaigns, generated 100’s of usability enhancements that allow users to find product information within 3 clicks or less, and did search engine optimization of top site content to organically drive more traffic to the site. Advantive’s executive sponsor observed that Advantive has the “best project management of any vendor we’ve ever worked with.”
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