Mark Hazleton - Control Origins Co-Founder Mark Hazleton
Control Origins Co-Founder

Mark Hazleton has a passion for solution delivery which makes technology work for business. He prefers to focus on tangible benefits for the business by gathering business subject matter expertise. He avoids being sidetracked by sizzle that does not deliver and believes the goals and objectives of the business are the primary driver for a solution to be successful. His primary focus is the Microsoft stack both on premise and in the cloud.

I try not to be distracted by sizzle and focus on making technology work for the business.

Mark Hazleton has worked with both on-premise and cloud based providers including Microsoft Azure and Amazon Web Services. He has developed solutions for the enterprise as well as small business to consumer websites. Mark has used the Azure DevOps tools to implement Continuous Integration and Deployment (CI/CD) processes that includes gated deployments to production.

Mark Hazleton has worked in both small start-ups and large consulting organizations and always put client service first.

Athens Theatre by Mark Hazleton

How to Automate Your Deployments with Azure DevOps

In software application lifecycle management (ALM), the deployment of new code to production can be a risky proposition. During a production deployment, the tightly controlled production environment are opened up and new code replaces the old code. Improper deployment of code can cause excessive downtime and loss of business. Many times, the production deployment is performed by a few trusted administers with limited knowledge of the development process. Instead, a system admin doing a copy-paste of files at three in the morning, what if you had a consistent, measurable, auditable, and repeatable way of deploying code consistently. This is where Azure DevOps release pipelines can replace manual repetitive process.

Mark Hazleton Work History

Control Origins

Solutions Architect / Consultant

Apr 2006 – Present

Roanoke, Texas

d.b.a for independent contract work.

CEC Entertainment

Digital Solutions Architect

Nov 2015 – Jun 2020

Irving, Texas

Responsible for the delivery of comprehensive and cost effective digital solutions.

Designing, developing, implementing, and releasing high quality custom software solutions using Scrum.

Applying the very best technical agile patterns and practices when building custom software solutions.

Collaborating frequently with business leaders to provide technical consultation and assistance; and working with these leaders to deliver software solutions that maximize the value...

Responsible for the delivery of comprehensive and cost effective digital solutions.

Designing, developing, implementing, and releasing high quality custom software solutions using Scrum.

Applying the very best technical agile patterns and practices when building custom software solutions.

Collaborating frequently with business leaders to provide technical consultation and assistance; and working with these leaders to deliver software solutions that maximize the value added to the business.

Project Mechanics

Solutions Architect / Consultant

Jan 2002 – Oct 2015

Keller, Texas

(d.b.a for independent contract work.) As the founder of Project Mechanics, I lead all activities related to delivering web technical architecture, development, management and implementation services. Project Mechanics specializes in creating web publishing solutions.

Advice Interactive Group

VP of Delivery Management

Dec 2013 – Jul 2014

Dallas/Fort Worth

Advice Interactive is a digital agency focusing on improving visibility across the digital universe through search social design and development. Advice is recognized as one of the fastest growing interactive agencies in the US by the Inc. 500

Gimmal Group, Inc.

Director - SharePoint Services

May 2010 – Nov 2013

Dallas, Texas

Responsible for initiating, planning, executing, controlling and closing information technology (IT) projects that address the operational needs of multiple departments in order to deliver specified requirements, meet customer satisfaction, on time, within budget, and with quality results. The position ensures appropriate management, customer, and supplier involvement throughout the life of the engagement.

Project Palette

Technology Advisor

Jan 2002 – Mar 2012

Roanoke, Texas

Created web presense for non-profit startup, managed onging technical requirements.

SMBology, Inc

Manager - SharePoint Services

Oct 2009 – Apr 2010

Roanoke, Texas

Develop proof of concepts and pilot demonstrations of the value of Microsoft SharePoint Solutions. Evaluate client needs and propose and deliver SharePoint based solutions.

REm2, Inc.

Project Director

Dec 2008 – Jun 2009

Atlanta, Georgia

Responsible for the overall direction, coordination, implementation, execution, control and completion of specific projects ensuring consistency with client strategy, commitments and goals.

Agency.com

Project Manager

Feb 2006 – Jul 2006

Dallas/Fort Worth

Responsible for the overall direction, coordination, implementation, execution, control and completion of projects ensuring consistency with business objectives, commitments and goals.

Imagine Solutions

Project Manager

Aug 2005 – Jan 2006

Dallas/Fort Worth

Project Manager for leading integrator of FileNet software solutions.

Springbow

Director, Client Executive

Sep 2000 – Oct 2001

Dallas/Fort Worth

Managed all aspects of solution delivery for named clients. Developed proposals work, including business case (ROI) development and requirements documentation and Request for Proposal (RFP) responses. Managed the development of the portal solutions using the Epicentric and BEA Portal software.

Luminant Worldwide

Senior Manager

Mar 1998 – Sep 2000

Dallas/Fort Worth

Developed Program Management Methodology which included the development of Lotus Notes template. Presented methodology throughout the United States.

Program Manager, Hilton.com Hilton Hotels Corporation

PwC

Principal Consultant

May 1994 – Mar 1998

Houston, TX - Dallas, TX

Technical Architect and developer on petroleum marketing applications.

EDS

Systems Engineer

Apr 1991 – May 1994

Houston, TX

Participated in the Systems Engineer Development (SED) program; training focused on structured programming techniques.

Walt Disney World

Disney College Program

Jan 1988 – Jul 1988

Buena Vista, FL

The Disney College Program is an opportunity for students to participate in a paid internship at the Walt Disney World Resort. Students build upon their strengths and interests, gain real-world experience, meet guests and cast members from around the globe and take part in educational opportunities. This truly unique program encourages participants to network with Disney leaders, take part in personal and career development courses, and build transferable skills such as problem solving,...

The Disney College Program is an opportunity for students to participate in a paid internship at the Walt Disney World Resort. Students build upon their strengths and interests, gain real-world experience, meet guests and cast members from around the globe and take part in educational opportunities. This truly unique program encourages participants to network with Disney leaders, take part in personal and career development courses, and build transferable skills such as problem solving, teamwork, guest service and effective communication.

Southwest Econometrics

Research Assistant

Jan 1984 – Jun 1984

Austin, TX

Participated in ongoing research efforts, including demographic analysis, population forecasting, population estimation, and spatial and statistical analysis of demographic data.