Russell Benzing

Engineer / Web Developer / Marketer · Fort Myers, FL · (239) 244-1052 · me@russellbenzing.com

Russell Benzing, can be considered a web creator and hacker. Russell lives and breathes web technology. A Fort Myers native who has been slaying web design and development for well over 10 years, Russell Benzing has a reputation for success and the ambition of Ironman. Russell enjoys long walks on the internet and will develop clean and functional websites.

Now, let us get down to business. I can get your brand looking fresh, your website clean and functional, make your site easy to update and self-sustaining. I can also help you sell your products online, broadcast your website on all major search engines and drive time dripped messages too your social networks. I have a tested and proven method that just works in all these fields.

My system of design, development and marketing not only gives you an attractive user-friendly website but can provide a memorable brand and place you at the top of your niche. I pride myself in being a full web design and marketing specialist. if you’re an individual or a company who’s looking to get more out of your digital presence but not sure where to start? contact me today!

Experience

Software Developer

Impulse Creative - Fort Myers, FL

Primary responsibility is web design and development. Assisting in client project management and sales. Collaborating with a team of other key players to create a creative group. Building many WordPress, Shopify and HubSpot COS websites. I help with managing the IT environment and server administration. I also create unique in-house tools that get used often.

March 1, 2017 - Present

Software Engineer

Adknowledge / ReachMobi - Fort Myers, FL

Assisted development in API, Custom .Net C# solutions. Developed landing pages and designed email templates and landing pages to increase clicks and engagement.

September 2015 - February 2016

Managing Partner

BZ Genius Inc., / Gadget Grape - Fort Myers, FL

Built a retail chain store ground up starting with a cart in the mall selling hoverboards to a full retail gadget store. It was located in the Edison Mall in Fort Myers.

January 2015 - January 2017

Software Engineer

ReferralClix - San Francisco, CA

Conceptualized an idea and turned it into reality. My primary task was creating a MVC software platform to manage and report referrals for any industry. Also helped build an API MVC platform with multiple sub platforms for dashboard reporting and advocate management. I have fluent understanding in API’s for Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Mandrill and SOAP connections. Worked successfully with a team using git to control the source for the entire platform.

April 2013 - September 2014

Software Developer

Pearl Advertising - Fort Myers, FL

Primary responsibilities include web marketing and development with LAMP stack website projects. Developing over 20+ websites for various clients and industries. eCommerce, WordPress and Social Networking integrations. API experience in Google, Bing and other various Internet companies. iOS development creating an iPhone App for the Calusa Blueway and Lee County Waterways using GPS navigation and information.

October 2011 - March 2013

Senior Web Developer

Devious Design Studio - Fort Myers, FL

Primary responsibilities include setting up and managing a complete web hosting environment in Fedora Linux for client web sites. Other areas of involvement were client education through the web development process, maintaining client email server, and maintaining quality control for in house technology.

December 2005 - August 2007

Web Developer

Pawlik Corporation - Cape Coral, FL

Primary responsibilities include developing PHP/MySQL database driven websites for realtors and other high-end clients and assisting in IT networking and desktop services.

November 2004 - December 2005

Information Technology Specialist 1

Edison Community College - Fort Myers, FL

Assisted the Network and Desktop Managers in design and setup of their computer and network infrastructure using Windows and Linux components.

August 2002 - November 2004

Support Technician Level 1

CallTech Communications LLC - Fort Myers, FL

Supported callers with dial-up connection problems and EarthLink Network installation on Windows 95,98, XP, and ME.

May 2001 - August 2002

Education

School of Experience

January 2001 - current
Computer Science - Web Development Track

GPA: 100

August 2006 - May 2010

Edison Community College

AA Degree

GPA: 3.6

August 2002 - May 2003

Cape Coral High School

High School Diploma

GPA: 3.4

August 1997 - May 2001

Skills

Languages Spoken
Platform Experience
Software & Tools
IT / OS

Interests

Apart from being a web developer, I enjoy most of my time with my family and outside in the beautiful Florida weather.

When forced indoors, I am a huge Playstation geek where you can catch me playing GTA5, Skyrim, Need For Speed or other FPS/Open World type games. I am an aspiring chef and make dinner a few days out of the week, and I spend a large amount of my free time exploring the latest technology advancements around the world.