About Me

In 2013, Brad Lee returned to Berklee 31 years after graduating. In recent years Brad has focused more on information technology, particularly the Adobe stack, but music has always been part of the mix.

In the prior chapter of Brad’s story, he worked for many years in the entertainment and publishing industries – as Dealer Sales Director @ Billboard Publications, Inc. of NYC where he earned The President’s Award, as well as many other companies including two as President and Founder – Lee Marketing And Promotion Services, Inc. and The Entertainment Marketing Network, Inc, two marketing and distribution companies… concentrating on the entertainment and music industries through events such as NAMM and NARM.

Brad has earned numerous IT certifications and has attended multiple colleges, earning his BA from Berklee College of Music in 1981. The music in his dna seems to fuel his passion for creativity. Constantly training, he has recently been studying for certifications in Java, PHP, and SQL Server as time allows… in addition to the many he has already earned as an Adobe Certified Instructor and Adobe Certified Expert with tools such as ColdFusion, Dreamweaver, Flash, Flex, and Photoshop.

Brad is a goal driven perfectionist who has learned much over the years and brings these years of business, music and technical experience to the table with any project he gets involved in. Music is on deck once again.

When Brad is not attached to a laptop, he loves reading and music on his iTouch, playing guitar, all Boston sports, camping, travel and is a self proclaimed parrothead. Brad resides in the greater Boston area..

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Experience & Education

Current

  • Guitarist / Vocalist / Web Software Engineer for BradLee.info
    March 2014 to Present (about 4 years)

    Web Software: Architect/Designer/Developer/DBA || Music: Bassist/Guitarist/Keyboardist/Vocalist, Adobe Certified Expert, former Adobe Certified Instructor, Macromedia Certified Professional, Berklee College of Music Graduate www.BradLee.info

  • Guitarist/Vocalist for Collage/Solo
    January 2013 to Present (over 5 years)

    Brad Lee offers background solo acoustic guitar music (amplified finger style/pick classical/jazz/pop) w/no voc available to book for wedding ceremonies & cocktail hrs @ weddings & corp functions throughout New England weekends. www.Gigmasters.com/Music/Collage www.CollageMusic.net

Past

  • Senior Systems Architect for American Meteorological Society
    February 2015 to May 2017 (over 2 years)

    Employing Adobe ColdFusion 10 & 11, LeeMVCv4.1, Windows Server 2008, IIS 7.0, ServiceFactory, FW1, ASP.NET, MS SQL Server 2008, 2012 & 2014, MXUnit & Selenium (cfSelenium) for test automation / unit testing, Navicat Premium, Adobe CS6 Master Collection & Creative Cloud including Acrobat, Audition...

  • Senior ColdFusion Developer for Top Of Mind Networks
    May 2014 to November 2014 (6 months)

    Top Of Mind Networks of Atlanta, GA via Instant Technology of Chicago, IL Home Mortgage / Banking Industry AngularJS, FW1, Git, MySQL, Railo http://www.TopOfMind.com

  • Senior Web Software Developer ( ColdFusion, etc.) for Harvard University (School of Public Health)
    September 2013 to February 2014 (5 months)

    http://hsph.harvard.edu via Judge Employ ColdFusion 9.0.1+ (LeeMVCv2cf9) jQuery 1.7.1+ MS SQL 2000+ PHP 5.3 as well as Adobe Creative Suite 6 Master Collection, Putty, CompareIt!, FireBug, Sharepoint, Linux/Win, HTML 5, CSS 3, mobile/web, developer/dba. Next available 3/30/14

  • Solutions Architect for WebLee
    January 2001 to February 2014 (over 13 years)

    Mobile/Multimedia/Music/Web/SW arch, des, dev, maint: Adobe CS6 MC, Air 3.1+, Cakewalk Sonar X2a+, ColdFusion 9+, Java 1.6+, jQuery 1.7+ / mobile 1.2+, PHP 5.4.3+ (WAMP), SQL Svr 08+, etc. Reg Amazon Mobile (Kindle) Dev, Android (Market/Play) Dev, Apple/iOS (iTunes - iPad,iPhone,iPod,iTouch) Dev

  • Senior ColdFusion/Flex Architect/Developer for U.S. Department of State
    July 2013 to August 2013 (about a month)

    http://www.state.gov via MSAG. Employing for mobile and web: Adobe Master Collection CS6 Suite (Dreamweaver CS6, Flash Builder 4.6, Photoshop CS6 64 bit, etc.), ColdFusion 9/10, CompareIt!, Flex 4.5/4.6, MS Sharepoint, Navicat Premium, .NET, Oracle 10/11g, SVN and unfuddle.

  • Senior Software Engineer III ( CF|jQuery|MSSQL) for SoftRock
    April 2013 to July 2013 (3 months)

    SoftRock.org is an internet marketing company based out of Orlando, FL. employing technologies such as Adobe Master Collection, ColdFusion 9/10, CSS 3, HTML 5, IIS, jQuery 1.7+, MS SQL 2005+, Jira, SVN, 3rd party API's such as FaceBook and LinkedIn, Twitter’s Bootstrap, etc.

  • IT/Marketing/Music Consultant for WorkshopLive.com
    September 2012 to January 2013 (4 months)

    Online music lessons. While I train post Harvard, I have been assisting w/tech topics related to IT (coldfusion, flash, etc.), marketing & music (guitar, etc.) minimally on the side as time allows w/a focus on improving the exposure of this awesome, well built & very addictive music web presence.

  • Music Teacher for Lee Music
    January 1971 to December 2005 (about 35 years)

    Dates estimated. Private music instruction - bass, drums, keys, guitar, voice.

  • VP Operations / Web Administrator for MDJ Communications, LLC
    May 2000 to December 2000 (7 months)

    A subsidiary of MMR & SBO magazines. A portal to the music industry. Managed staff of 7. Web administration & design, computer support, marketing, sales. Music Dealer Search was a true upstart with the foundation of a 130 year old organization behind us. Approx. 1000 visitors per day. SEO efforts.

  • President for The Entertainment Marketing Network, Inc.
    May 1994 to December 1999 (over 5 years)

    Steered a wholesale company whose primary objective was to expand distribution of entertainment related products and magazines into thousands of specialty retailers and chains such as Tower Records. POS & EDI. The music industry of that era changed greatly post the internet, Napster, iTunes, etc.

  • Bandleader, Guitarist, Vocalist for Classix
    January 1993 to December 1997 (about 5 years)

    The concept of this band was to find the absolute best musicians available within a reasonable geographic footprint, put together an irresistible song list and always give memorable performances... 100% of the time... to an audience of up to 3 weddings/functions a weekend until schedules conflicted.

  • President for Lee M.A.P.S., Inc.
    November 1992 to August 1995 (over 2 years)

    Lee Marketing & Promotion Services, Inc. Gloucester, MA A marketing company that specialized in working with music related clients such as: Guitar Player Magazine, National Music Expos, National Guitar Summer Workshops, Rolling Stone, Gibson, etc.

  • Guitarist, Vocalist for Various
    January 1970 to August 1995 (over 25 years)

    Various bands such as: Sojourn, Mesa, Prime Time, Split Image, Classix, The Brad Lee One Man Band, etc.

  • Guitarist, Vocalist for Split Image
    January 1986 to December 1990 (about 5 years)

    The focus of this wedding band was to collaborate with strong musicians available within a reasonable geographic footprint, put together a strong versatile song list and always deliver great performances. Repeat business was very strong for attendees and relatives of prior events. A very strong biz.

  • Dealer Sales Director for Billboard Publications, Inc.
    January 1981 to December 1990 (about 10 years)

    Billboard Publications, Inc. New York, NY (Gloucester, MA) Musician Magazine. Managed a staff of up to 25, directed all aspects of marketing new products, attaining new accounts, managed over 8,000 active accounts. Hired, trained and maintained a knowledgeable staff of countless employees. Loved it.

Education

  • BA in Professional Music (guitar) at Berklee College of Music
    1979 to 1981 (2 years)
  • Performance Major - Guitar in Guitar at Musicians Institute - Hollywood, CA
    1979 to 1979 (Less than a year)
  • Music Performance Major in Classical Guitar at UMass Lowell
    1975 to 1978 (3 years)