Redlands, CA

Judd Lillestrand


Contract Software Developer

I craft web-based applications for clients, often from scratch. Projects range from ecommerce, content management, customer relationship management systems and more.

I enjoy collaborating with clients to determine feature requirements, gauging the priority of new features and driving business value by bringing more to the table than just writing code. I typically use Ruby, Rails, PostgreSQL, Bootstrap, Git, Heroku and whatever other technologies necessary to the job done well.


ScripSmart, Inc. (Gift Card Services)

Senior Ruby Developer,
Lead development of the Mintsmith service. Mintsmith allows any small business to create an e-gift card program and start selling online in minutes. Merchants process credit card with their own merchant account.
Senior Ruby Developer,
Created the ScripSmart gift card rating service from the ground up. Developed and designed the ScripSmart application. Formulated rating algorithm to reflect consumer friendliness. ScripSmart is the standard for evaluating gift card with several national merchants adopting the standard.


VerticalResponse, Inc. (Fastest Growing Companies in the Bay Area: 2005-2009)

Partner Sales Executive, Business Development Team
Developed new partner channels worldwide in agency, software and franchise verticals. Managed technical qualification process for integration partners evaluating company APIs. Successfully acquired 136 new channel partners in a 19-month period, representing 105% increase.
Inside Sales Manger, Sales Team
Qualified, consulted and closed new accounts for direct sales channel.


Shift4 Corporation (Enterprise Financial SaaS Provider)

Business Development Associate, Sales Team
Developed new accounts from lead generation to close. Advised clients in best practices, highlight solution attributes based on client consultation and qualification process.

2003-2006, Inc. (Inc. 500, 2006, Acquired by, Inc. in 2009)

Accounting Assistant, Accounting/Finance Team
Managed company operating account, anticipated cash flow, calculated and initiated overnight investments of excess capital. Structured payment processing vendors, negotiated pricing, terms and conditions.
Order Verification Analyst, Customer Loyalty Team
Analyzed and validated questionable customer orders utilizing proprietary CRM. Generous customer service polices propelled sales growth; order verification was pivotal in mitigating risk.


Riverside Ruby User Group
Lead Organizer
RiversideJS (JavaScript User Group)
Lead Organizer
Las Vegas Ruby User Group
Lead Organizer


Bachelor of Science, Economics
University of Redlands, Class of 2003 – Redlands, California
Omicron Delta Epsilon
International Economics Honor Society