Scott Hankinson, Developer in Glenwood Springs, CO, United States
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Scott Hankinson

Verified Expert  in Engineering

Software Developer

Glenwood Springs, CO, United States
Toptal Member Since
June 18, 2020

Scott has produced technology used by companies like Microsoft and S&P Global. He has developed software integral for companies selling to larger entities, as well as in taking companies public via IPO. Scott has the ability to design, develop, and deliver database solutions into a production environment. He is capable of controlling every aspect of a software development team as an architect, developer, and project leader.


Helpp Inc
C#, Microsoft SQL Server, Windows, Azure Cloud Services...
HankCorps Corporation
C#, Microsoft SQL Server, MacOS, Windows
S&P Global/Platts
C#, Business Intelligence (BI), Microsoft SQL Server, MacOS, Windows




Preferred Environment

Microsoft SQL Server, Windows

The most amazing...

...I've developed is an Automated Data Collection system integral to a company, purchased by S&P Global, that collected energy data used for analytics.

Work Experience


2015 - PRESENT
Helpp Inc
  • Worked on the development of the business plan, formation of company, fundraising, budget, contract negotiations, R&D, software development, and offshore team management.
  • Developed the methodology for managing the offshore development team.
  • Managed the development process of an independent contractor incentive program.
  • Generated contacts and follow-up meetings with investors.
  • Designed, coordinated development, and implemented the technologies delivering the platform to market.
Technologies: C#, Microsoft SQL Server, Windows, Azure Cloud Services, Amazon Web Services (AWS)

President, CEO

2014 - PRESENT
HankCorps Corporation
  • Developed two companies for delivery to market. Implemented the core technology to establish the initial technology footprint for those companies.
  • Provided funding resources to two startup companies.
  • Negotiated the relationship for offshore resources to develop startup technology platforms.
  • Provided leadership in the formation, funding, and technology to establish the parent company in its role as an incubator.
  • Managed the financial investments of the corporation.
Technologies: C#, Microsoft SQL Server, MacOS, Windows

Senior Director, Customer Facing Solutions

2012 - 2014
S&P Global/Platts
  • Oversaw offshore resources for the company (approximately 1000 workers across India, Philippines, Ukraine, and other locations).
  • Managed a $20 million budget for more than a hundred projects in process at one time.
  • Coordinated between the business units to facilitate collection of needs and identify projects to be developed.
  • Dealt with M&A activities, reviewing potential companies for acquisition. Was responsible for technology assessment.
  • Served as a member of the S&P Global Diversity and Inclusion Council. Was responsible for implementing programs across the S&P Global companies.
  • Mentored middle management rising stars. Met regularly with members to provide leadership and assist in career development.
Technologies: C#, Business Intelligence (BI), Microsoft SQL Server, MacOS, Windows

Chief Technology Officer

2006 - 2012
Bentek Energy
  • Provided leadership to a forty member in-house staff and controlled offshore and contractor resources.
  • Designed a variety of technology solutions. Most notably, I led a team that developed the automated data collection system that became the keystone of the company and a primary element in its purchase.
  • Formed the Business Intelligence group and implemented data cubes delivering analytical data for customer consumption.
  • Formed the GIS mapping systems rendering all energy-related physical assets for the United States, Europe, Middle East, Asia ,and South America, including land-based and ship movement systems.
  • Managed $4 million budget for the design, development, implementation, and management of all technology systems.
  • Designed the hardware management systems used in the deployment of software systems.
Technologies: C#, Microsoft SQL Server, MacOS, Windows

President, CEO

2004 - 2006
Listdex Corporation
  • Formed company for the automated collection of information across a broad selection of industries.
  • Developed the Business Plan necessary to drive the company forward.
  • Worked with the legal team to produce the patent filings for work by Scott Hankinson on large-scale database management systems.
  • Developed the technology platform and automated collection systems collecting and integrating from more than 100 government data sources.
  • Developed the Web Services API used to deliver data to customer desktops, directly to Microsoft Excel.
Technologies: C#, Microsoft SQL Server, MacOS, Windows

Vice President of Technology

2000 - 2004
Columbia Resource Group
  • Managed interactions with the principal business account with Microsoft Corporation; negotiated the development of their large Events Management System for 10,000 plus participants.
  • Developed the Events Management System with a modular design, handling every aspect of Microsoft's largest events. Technology is still in effect today.
  • Negotiated with other large corporations to integrate CRG events management systems.
  • Developed the hardware platform used to manage CRG event solutions. The designs were featured in the article "Failure is not an Option", which focused on the four 9's of uptime requirements.
  • Managed the budget, personnel, and resources, while providing thought leadership in the design, development, and implementation of both software and hardware solutions, with an emphasis on database development.
Technologies: Visual Basic, C#, Microsoft SQL Server, MacOS, Windows

Managing Member

1996 - 2000
SecureX Technologies
  • Developed emergency management solutions for business supporting FEMA US Government.
  • Developed technology to track source of information against the state of Israel on behalf of the Jewish community of United States.
  • Produced online accounting and registration systems for Aspen Music School, Anderson Ranch Arts Center, JazzAspen Snowmass Music Festival, and many others. Developed a virtual invoicing system as part of this effort.
  • Took two companies public through the IPO process, with a third in the process when the dot-com bubble collapsed. Transitioned companies from Rapid Application Development, and Deployment (RADD) platforms, to independent companies.
  • Developed hotel, retail, ticketing events, and non-profit solutions. My work led to the company becoming one of first companies to accept payments online.
Technologies: Visual Basic, Microsoft SQL Server, MacOS, Windows

Sub-second Search Engine based on SQL Server

Integration of SQL Server with high-speed indexes for sub-second display of records from a large-scale database.

Leveraging high-speed indexes for display does not provide the database capabilities needed to manage business solutions. Integration of SQL Server as the back-end with a high-speed front-end results in a complete solution.

Stripe Payment Processor Integration

Stripe provides advanced payment processing, including the ability to route funds to sub-accounts. Using SQL Server to manage a back-end database, while integrating with Stripe to provide PCI-compliant security through tokenized forms of payment, presents a complete payment management system.

Automated Data Collection System

The energy sector is a large footprint energy stack consisting of Oil, Natural Gas, Coal, Electricity, Nuclear, LNG, NGL, shipping and many other aspects. In this project, I developed a data collection system that can assemble these diverse sources, standardizing into an integrated data model capable of illustrating the interactions between the stack elements.

Events Management System

Microsoft hosts some of the largest conferences in the world with attendance exceeding 15,000 people. Registration, Payment, Sponsors, Classes, Hotel bookings and many other areas are required to effectively execute a successful conference.

As the original architect, I brought forth a body of work that became the events management system applied by Microsoft today. I was integral in negotiating the deal, and then ensuring the technology exceeded the demands Microsoft Events placed upon the hardware and software platforms.

This solution applied a design where a core system is established and modules are turned on through configuration, allowing for both small business and large enterprise solutions from the same code base.

Computer Science Instructor

Computer Science instructor for Colorado Mountain College in Aspen, Colorado. Developed the Windows programming curriculum in this role.
2010 - 2011

Graduate in Corporate Management

Vistage CEO Program - Denver, Colorado

2009 - 2010

Graduate in Corporate Management

Vistage Directors Program - Denver, Colorado

1976 - 1980

Courses Completed in Communication, Administration, Personnel Management

US Marine Corps Institute - Washington, DC


T-SQL (Transact-SQL), C#, Visual Basic


iOS, Windows, Amazon Web Services (AWS), MacOS


Microsoft SQL Server, Azure Cloud Services




Business Intelligence (BI)

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