Friday, September 19, 2014
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Welcome. Here you'll find information about me, my family, my interests, my work, my resume, projects, commentary on current events and other fun diversions.
I was born in 1967 in Oklahoma City, OK. I graduated from Putnam City High in 1985 and the University of Central Oklahoma in 1989. After teaching for several years I entered the software business, moved to Texas and now live near Austin, TX with my son Noah.
Michael HIll
11050 B Bonham Ranch Road
Dripping Springs, TX 78620
(512) 522-1228 Home (713) 449-0747 Mobile
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Favorite Band


I'm a huge RUSH fan. 3 of the most incredible musicians ever. The song I think best reflects their skills is a song called La Villa Strangiato and my favorite album is Moving Pictures.

Favorite Movie


Star Wars is my favorite movie, and I'm pleased that its become my son's favorite too. I'll never tire of watching the original and The Empire Strikes Back in particular.

Favorite Author


Tom Clancy is my favorite author though I'm not a fan of his collaborative efforts. Give me The Hunt for Red October, The Sum of All Fears over the Op-Center series anyday.

Favorite Food


Thai is my favorite food. I love the mix of sweet, sour and particularly spice though I'm also a big fan of Mexican food as well. Hot and spicy? Starting to see a trend here.


About Me

I am Michael J. Hill ... father, son, brother, friend, software consultant, website designer, project manager, salesperson, former teacher, former coach, christian and politically liberatarian and conservative. I enjoy music, playing the piano and keyboards, food, computers, software, camping, college football, hockey and entertaining.

I appreciate art, music, modern architecture, innovative design, quality manufacturing, a good story, a well written article, an inspiring speech and creative photography and art. I support our heroes in the military who defend our country and protect our freedoms.

I'm not fond of bullies or biggots, those who take advantage of others, those who work the system instead of working, those who infringe upon our rights or the rights of others nor people who cheat, lie, steal or murder. I love my son, my family, my friends and my country.

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I've been employed with MLC CAD Systems, a family owned business specializing in CAD, CAM, CAE, PDM and PLM software located in Austin, TX for 10 years. Responsibilities include SolidWorks 3D CAD, SolidWorks Simulation, SolidWorks PDM and 3DVIA sales and consulting as well as being responsible for our company website, and other administrative and operational responsibilities.


The Hill Ranch is another family business that I'm involved in where I share responsibilities with the rest of my family for the care, feeding, breeding and health of our registered longhorn cattle. Helping to manage a herd of 35 longhorn, our ranch is located in Dripping Springs, TX near Austin and is both an active, working ranch, and a nice peaceful retreat for friends and family.
  • Software Sales
  • Hardware Sales
  • Service Sales
  • Sales Manager
  • Marketing Manager
  • Application Engineer
  • Technical Support Manager
  • Technical Team Manager
  • Services Project Manager
  • Software Consultant

After 5 years of teaching English and Computer Technology in teaching, I left education to enter the technology field where I've specialized in computer hardware and computer software technologies for over 20 years. Often the "go-to-guy" I've held several positions over the years depending upon the challenges faced by each individual company, each time exceeding the goals and objectives for the position before taking on the next challenge.


Besides projects related to my current employment, I've also been responsible for the website design, and site management for several other companies and initiatives. Specializing in Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP and Perl and other web technologies such as Joomla and other content management systems, I've helped many companies and individuals create a web presence, or enhance their web presence by providing them with easy to use tools to create new content, provide interactive functionality to better retain and attract new customers, and provide post implementation support including continued consulting, backups, updates and other maintenance related tasks associated with these websites. Here's a current portfolio of websites sites in which I'm actively engaged.

Sales Skills

  • Miller Heiman
  • Solution Selling
  • Strategic Selling
  • Relationship Selling
  • Technical Sales
  • Accounting Sales
  • ERP Sales
  • CRM Sales
  • PDM Sales
  • PLM Sales
  • CAD & CAE Sales

Technical Skills

  • Large Project Management
  • Software Implementation
  • Application Engineering
  • Installation & Setup
  • Software Customization
  • HTML, PHP & Perl
  • Sales Automation
  • Database Programming
  • Hardware & Networking
  • Web Technologies & Design
  • Other Technologies

Software Skills

  • LAMP & Joomla
  • Windows OS Mac & Linux OS
  • MySQL, dBase, Postgre
  • PHP, Perl & HTML
  • Adobe Creative Suite
  • Microsoft Office & Project
  • SalesLogix CRM
  • GoldMine CRM
  • Pivotal CRM

Applied Skills

  • Technical Sales
  • Sales Management
  • Technical Consulting
  • Web Design
  • Graphics Design
  • Professional Training
  • Marketing Design
  • Sales Automation
  • Marketing Automation
  • Workflow Automation
  • Methodology Development


  • Live Music
  • Recorded Music
  • 80s Rock
  • New Wave
  • Piano Music
  • Electronic Music
  • New Age Music
  • Instrumentals


  • Cooking
  • Entertaining
  • Movies with my son
  • Listening to Music
  • Concert DVDs
  • Games with my son
  • Texas Hold'em Poker
  • Computers & Software


  • Camping
  • 4-wheeling
  • Bar-b-que
  • Grilling
  • Construction
  • Model rocketry


  • College Football
  • Oklahoma Sooners
  • Minor League Hockey
  • Minor League Baseball
  • Professional Football


Local Weather

Dripping Springs, TX
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Favorite Quote

"To laugh often and much; To win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children; To earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends; To appreciate beauty, to find the best in others; To leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch, or a redeemed social condition; To know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded."

- Ralph Waldo Emerson