Tropics Welcomes New Team Members
As part of Tropics growth strategy, we are pleased to announce the addition of 6 new team members and expect to add several more to meet additional demands and to fully support the continual enhancement and implementation of our new web-based .NET software, Tropics Breeze. With 4 new and 2 existing clients signing up for Tropics Breeze in a matter of 18 months since its first release, once again, TST has proven its expertise and strength in the application of modern technology to the workers’ compensation industry.
The quality of the skills of the new hires is a clear indication of Tropics commitment to its product, to the workers’ compensation industry, to its clients, and to its enduring principle of “made in USA”.
Todd Stimmell has joined TST as a Senior Software Systems Engineer working primarily on Tropics Breeze. Todd has over 17 years of software development experience, where he most recently has functioned as a lead .NET architect & developer for major US government projects. Such projects include Key Management Synchronization and Collaboration (KMSC) and Key Management Interoperability Protocol (KMIP) Messaging Library as part of the Smart Grid Initiative.
Leonardo Lozano has joined TST as a Senior Software Systems Engineer working primarily on Tropics Breeze. Leo has over 10 years of software development experience with heavy concentration in the workers’ comp industry. In his most recent job, Leo was working as a Senior Software Engineer to build a browser-based solution with big datasets.
Andrew Oustimov recently finished his master’s degree in Biometrics with concentration in generalized linear models, multi-level models, longitudinal analysis, data mining, simulation, and Bayesian methods. He has worked and gained experience in conducting and assisting in research involving data aggregation, data exploration and analysis, and pattern recognition. He has also gained insurance experience by working as an actuarial intern at an insurance company while finishing his education.
Carl Brown has joined TST as a Software Quality Assurance Analyst working on all Tropics products. For the past 6 years Carl has worked as an assistant underwriter, and prior to this he worked as a Business Analyst in technology.
Jimmy Bement has joined Tropics as a Software Quality Assurance Analyst focused initially on building automated tests for the software. Jimmy has an extensive financial analyst background that includes data modeling which could tie in to skills required for Business Intelligence.
Lina Garcia has joined Tropics as a Software Quality Assurance Analyst. Lina is a recent graduate from USF with an Information Technology degree focused on IT Security. She has worked for two of the nation’s largest banking institutions most recently, in addition to previously providing software testing services in the insurance software market.