About Us


Michael Colvin
  • Java 100%
  • .Net 95%
  • PHP 95%
  • Ruby on Rails 95%
  • C++ 95%
  • Groovy 95%

Michael Colvin

Developer, Analyst

As a Developer, Technical Consultant, and Architect; Michael brings to the table, years of development and leadership experience. Michael has extensive experience with both .Net and Java application architecture as well as a solid understanding of a breadth of opensource technologies. Michael has worked over the years in all levels of the development process, and it has given him unique insight in to the advantages and pitfalls of various approaches but to development and deployment of new technologies.

Michael brings all of this knowledge to the tables in order to ensure that Data Masonry’s customers receive the best technical advice when deciding on an architecture or direction for the future of their Information Technology. Michael is especially adept at reading the current technology stacks of customers and identifying where future needs or issues may occur. It is Michael’s job to ensure that Data Masonry creates a clear picture around it’s projects and the environments of those we work with.

Jeff Wilson
  • Tech Passion 100%
  • Networking 95%
  • Java/JEE 95%
  • Legacy Systems 70%
  • PHP 70%
  • Javascript 70%

Jeff Wilson

Head of Tech. Advocacy

Jeff’s background is in web design and development. He started his career developing web applications using open source languages such as PHP, Java, and C++. Although He began my career on the technical side of the IT business, he has since joined DataMasonry as a Sr Technical Advocate focused on partnering with corporations as well as communities to bring complex solutions to the tough problems facing the IT community. The demand for quality IT resources in the U.S. continues to grow at a rapid pace and our Universities just can’t adapt to the changing technical landscape fast enough to ensure graduating students have the skills required in the business community. In his current role, he works in local communities to build sustainable IT talent pipelines through training and mentoring programs that aim to deliver the talent necessary to keep our business engines running at full speed. Our goal at DataMasonry is to create lasting business partnerships with our clients that transcend a simple monetary transaction and provide true value for our customers.

Tak Lay
  • HTML(5)/CSS(3) 95%
  • Design 95%
  • Photoshop 90%
  • Illustrator 90%
  • Flash 80%
  • Javascript 70%

Tak Lay

Developer, CMO

Tak has managed marketing campaigns, promotional strategies, and conducted trade show presentations for companies of all sizes, including Morris International and Uhaul. Tak applies his extensive experience in product differentiation and strategic planning to first identify opportunities, and perform evaluations of current positioning to create effective, cost-efficient market strategies. By communicating value to target markets via these strategies, Tak built a track record of increasing sales and profitability while positioning the business for future market successes.

Jason Burns
  • Ruby On Rails 100%
  • Java/JEE 100%
  • .Net 70%
  • Python 70%
  • LINUX/UNIX 70%
  • HTML(5)/CSS(3) 70%

Jason Burns

Developer, CTO

Jason Burns has a long and diverse history in software development. With experience developing in BASIC and PASCAL, moving through C, C++, Java, C#, Python, and Ruby, it was a natural choice for Jason to function as Data Masonry’s CTO. Jason’s vision of language and tool agnosticism, instead focusing on the best tool for the company or the job, allows Data Masonry the flexibility to work any job the market may require.

At home with both small businesses and large corporations, Jason realizes that the same technology will not work for every situation. There is no silver bullet in software development. Jason strives to understand a client’s needs and picks the technology to meet those needs.

Jason has over a decade of large corporation security experience. He has worked on projects dealing with encryption, secure coding compliance, database security, network security, and access control/management. Clients can be assured that their projects and applications are secured with top of the line tools and practices.

Aaron Haynes
  • Sales 100%
  • .Net 95%
  • HTML(5)/CSS(3) 85%
  • SQL 70%
  • Ruby On Rails 70%
  • PHP 70%

Aaron Haynes

Developer, VP of Sales

Aaron Haynes is Data Masonry’s V.P of Business Development. He excels at customer interactions, industry knowledge, and product management. With over 10 years of business development and digital marketing experience across a diverse set of industries, Mr. Haynes brings a unique perspective to Data Masonry. Fueled by a desire to build relationships, Mr. Haynes is passionate about delivering results and exceeding clients’ expectations. As the V.P. of Business Development, Mr. Haynes leads new business acquisition efforts and helps clients create integrated marketing plans focused on response-driven tactics, content strategy, and audience engagement. Whether your company is a Fortune 500 organization, start-up, or your own small business, Mr. Haynes has developed an approach that will meet your business objectives and builds long-lasting client relationships.
 
On the Consulting Services side, Mr. Haynes has an extensive background in finding people who work. When we say “work” we mean both work as a solution to industry problems and work as in industry professionals who know that “putting their nose to the grindstone” isn’t just a saying. This ties back to his desire to build relationships.  Current industry standards, when it comes to “recruiting,” is a turn and burn mentality, but Mr. Haynes seeks to keep his talent like a true agent of talent. Quality Software Professionals are a specific breed of individual and as a developer himself, Mr. Haynes can help you reach out to the right individuals

Richard M. Stanley II
  • Java/JEE 95%
  • Spring 90%
  • HTML(5)/CSS(3) 85%
  • Ruby On Rails 70%
  • PHP 70%
  • JQuery 70%

Richard M. Stanley II

Developer, CEO

Richard has worked in the software development industry as a developer, and later architect, for more than 15 years. Over this time, Richard developed a passion for integrating people and Ideas with technology in order to ensure they reach their maximum potential functionally and fiscally. It was Richard’s initial concept of bringing “everything IT related to one place” which spurred the creation and inception of Data Masonry.

Richard Also has extensive experience with developing conceptual ideas for the creation of companies and new products. Richard excels at approaching a situation with fresh mind and applying new business processes, marketing concepts, and IT tools to find new and exciting avenues for revenue creation. Many of our customers have been able to find their business’ direction, culture, or general mission from Richard’s insight as well as his passion for creation and Discovery.

Since then, Richard has worked to ensure that Data Masonry builds a culture of quality and customer service around it’s products. It is important to he and his whole staff that customers come away from the experience feeling like they have gained tools and technology to be successful going forward. As the CEO of Data Masonry, it is Richard’s job to ensure that Data Masonry is committed not only to it’s customers, but also it’s philosophy.