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The Last Thirty Five

For over thirty five years I have been developing new and creative things. I closed down CorDesigns in 2004 to start HipSolve Media. Before joining HipSolve, I was the director of research and development for AV Images Inc. a high-profile audio visual and production facility in Northern California. My leadership was key in developing next-generation hardware and projection technologies for the trade show industry. I have experience across multiple disciplines including machine tool technology, linear robotics, computer science, and business administration.

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Now

I now offer all of my services and disciplines as a consultant. From Photography to Flash Development and Web Design, Material Design and Fabrication, Cad/Graphics and Logo design, Product Management and Product Design, Design and customization of string instruments and their electronics. I also do Voice Over and Audio production in my full mix-down and mastering facility.  I am pleased to offer any and all of my talents to startups and special projects. I’m always looking for a challenge and a chance to make a difference.

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Corlan Inc.

Bay Area Datacom (BAD) is a leading provider of cost-effective low-voltage network cabling, providing infrastructure engineering and installation for voice, data, video and wireless solutions. Our level of expertise stems from over thirty plus years experience in structured cabling and telecommunications industry.  Our customers benefit from our extensive experience and focus is on premium workmanship. Our Core Business Offerings Include Consulting, Design and Installation of  copper and fiber structured cabling all over northern CA.

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Cory C De Brakes - Resume

i n t r o d u c t i o n
"Currently the owner of Bay Area Datacom, formerly the Co-Founder and Chief Technical Officer of Hip Solve Media LLC and the Director of Research & Development for one of the largest Audio/Visual companies in the country. With a background in Web/Graphic design, Product design and remote management of people and projects I have a real passion for new challenges. Currently pursuing a productive relationship with an innovative company developing new creative solutions."

e x p e r i e n c e
▪ co-founder / owner
sept.2008-present
Bay Area Datacom  – Benicia, California

A 2008 startup BAD is a leading provider of cost-effective low-voltage network cabling in the San Francisco Bay Area. We offer Consulting, Design and Installation of structured cabling and fiber networking infrastructure. Small company with 60% repeat business and over 600 clients in its fifteen-year history. Responsible for all aspects of new company startup and the overall Program and Project Management, Business Case Development, Strategic Planning, Risk Management, CRM Program Management, Financial Planning, Marketing, Negotiation and Performance Metrics Definition and day to day remotely managing 6-8 employees and project fieldwork. Due to covid and current changes in the Bay Area we will be scaling back but will remain in business.

▪ co-founder / chief technical officer / senior vp of internet properties
jan.2004-june.2007
HipSolve Media LLC – Redwood City, California

Start up company providing ISP (internet service provider) to musicians in the form of online music stores or record label so we formed HipSolve Media. Our mission is to make it easy and affordable for musicians, composers, and producers to market, sell, and distribute their music. I created along with my development team of 6 and a server-side application with a fully functional administration backend, payment gateway, and two additional client-side applications for uploading and managing content and a download application. The task was to create a sophisticated yet easy-to-use tool Jam Gate for music marketing, sales, and distribution. In 2007 with changes in the economy and the music industry itself we decided to forgo further investment.

t e c h n i c a l  s u m m a r y

▪ software

PhotoShop, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe PageMaker, Acrobat, Cubasis, Cake Walk, Pro Tools, Sound Forge XP,
Wave Lab, File Maker Pro, Word, Excel.

▪ hardware

Windows , Mac various, Pick Block3, Marinda, Dataton, Avid Systems, most all Hard-disk Audio and Video, Video projection including CRT, TFT, DMD, Light-Valve Technologies, Linear Robotics and Servo systems with communications RS 232 / 432, Synced Multi-Channel Video processing, Audio Samplers and Processing, Test equipment DMM-Oscilloscope-Generators etc.

▪ machinery

Mig & Tig Welders, Milling Machines, Shop Saws, Presses, Brakes, Hydraulic and Pneumatic tooling. Most any tools for fabrication of: wood – metal – plastics.

h o b b i e s

Music Producer, Audio Engineer, Bassist and instrument luthier, Mountain biker, Camping boating off roading. Adventure motorcycling.

e d u c a t i o n

Heald Technical School for Robotics ~ Robotics / Computer Science / Electronics
Solano Community College ~ Machine Tool Technology
Benicia High School ~ General Education / Music

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