A partnership of seasoned technology services and business veterans, our team is made up of proven leaders with the experience to quickly size up situations and challenges, propose common sense solutions, and manage to a successful implementation. Barule Group’s services are applicable to any industry or vertical market; however we have particular expertise in assisting: Resorts & Hospitality, Family Entertainment Centers, Golf & Club Operations, Real Estate Developers & Asset Managers, Receivers & Temporary Operators.
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Mark is a 30 year veteran of the computer, network and professional services industry. Prior to Barule Group, Mark was Vice President of Information Technology Services for Reynolds Companies in Atlanta GA. While at Reynolds Companies, Mark was responsible for all aspects of IT across all divisions including Reynolds Plantation, Reynolds Development and Management Group and a private equity fund – Reynolds Capital Group. In addition to being responsible for internal IT at Reynolds, Mark also ran the professional services team that provided IT consulting, support, management and turn-around services to a number of clients including all of the former Ginn Resorts. Mark joined Reynolds after 9 years as President of Vested Technologies, a professional computer services firm that focused on the Legal, Real Estate, Mortgage and Title industries. Before Vested Technologies, Mark held a number of senior leadership positions at Uniden, CompUSA and Digital Equipment Corporation.
Mark served on the initial Board of Directors for managed security provider Secureworks, providing advice and guidance to the founders and angel investors on product and corporate strategy through the initial round of venture capital funding. Secureworks grew into a successful international enterprise and was recently acquired in full by Dell.
Mark has a BA in Computer Science and Psychology from Rutgers University. He was named by the Hartford Business Journal as a member of their “40 under 40” which recognizes up-and-coming business leaders, and was appointed a member of the Connecticut Bar Association’s Law Practice Management Committee. He has been a frequent speaker and panel participant on technology issues at legal and real estate industry events
Rutgers University, Rutgers College
B.A. Psychology & Computer Science1986
Hospitality Software Systems
IT Infrastructure Architecture
Web Marketing Strategy
Budgeting & Rightsizing
Start-up, Change, Turnaround
Project Management & Deployments
Vendor Selection, Management, Negotiation
Activities & Affiliations
Hartford Business Journal “40 under 40”
Jonas Executive Steering Committee
Web Strategies + Integrations
Shaun has been involved with web design and development since the mid 90's. Before Barule Group, Shaun was the Director of Web & Application Development for Reynolds Companies in Atlanta, GA. While with Reynolds Companies, Shaun designed and developed web sites and web applications for all divisions of the company including Reynolds Plantation, Reynolds Development & Management Group, and Reynolds Capital Group, and clients including all of the former Ginn properties.
Prior to Reynolds Companies, Shaun led the web design & development division at Vested Technologies for 2 years. Before Vested Technologies, Shaun was with Timex Corporation for 5 years serving in the Creative Services group with a focus on digital marketing efforts.
Shaun has a BFA in Graphic Design from Eastern Connecticut State University. He is involved in local web development groups and frequently presents and contributes to these groups. His work has won awards including the “Real Estate Standard of Excellence” from the Web Marketing Association’s WebAwards and Macromedia's "Site of the Day" award.
Requirements Gathering & Discovery
Rapid Prototyping (HTML/CSS)
Front End Development
Drupal Architecture, Development + Theming
Progressive Enhancement, & Accessibility
Activities & Affiliations
GSAP (GreenSock Animation Platform) Forum Moderator
Drupal Camp CT
Drupal Camp Western MA
Central Connecticut Drupal Group
HYPE - Hartford Young Professionals and Entrepreneurs