About Me

Just a Little Bit about Me…

Hello my name is Roger Ratzenberger Jr. My genealogy research provided me with the idea of starting this website. It’s been fun working on it (when I have the time). I’ll expand it little by little as time permits. I am a member of the Connecticut Society of Genealogists.

Professional Bio:

Accomplished and versatile senior software development leader with strong technical background named as inventor on several United States and International Patents. Successful track record of managing multiple, concurrent, complex software development projects, streamlining operations, increasing productivity and reducing costs. Strategic vision and hands-on, collaborative leadership style that elevates employee engagement and productivity.

Demonstrated Strengths:

  • Extensive project and technical leadership with 12 years of successful software management experience.
  • Skilled in building and leading teams, cultivating project, functional and technical leadership through coaching, training and mentoring.
  • Manage multiple, concurrent development efforts utilizing on site, subcontracted and off-shore resourcing.
  • Significant software development experience: Developer, Architect, Designer, Integrator, Technical Lead, Project Lead and Manager.

Work in diverse domains: Helicopter Cockpit Controls and Displays; Radar Systems; Communications, Command, Control and Intelligence (C3I) systems; Tabletop Inserters; Mailing Machines; Cryptography; Communications Security; Postal Security Devices; Address Cleansing and Address Printers and in highly regulated environments.

Technical qualifications include a wide variety of embedded and PC platforms, operating systems and languages.

You can view my full profile here.

Photography is one of those hobbies that I am trying to find the time to enjoy again.

As you may have guessed, baseball is my favorite pastime and my allegiance is pledged to the NY Mets. I have had several opportunities to be published in one form or another and these can be found at “My Publications”. I just completed my 3rd Masters degree, an MBA at the University of New Haven. I can’t praise the UNH EMBA program enough. The NHVN-58 cohort that I was a part of was and will always remain the best. Congratulations and thanks to everyone. A highlight of my experience at UNH was the Business Strategy Game and being able to compete in the Best Strategy Invitational. I was lucky enough to win (I Bad Company) and am a charter member of the Business Strategy Game Hall of Fame as a Grand Champion. Here’s an article from the Connecticut Post on my Business Strategy Invitational experience. It was also referenced in a UNH EMBA ad for the EMBA program.

A couple of personal links: My patents:

Patent 6,178,412 Patent 6,816,845 Patent 7,319,989
Patent 6,188,997 Patent 6,847,952 Patent 7,769,700
Patent 6,477,512 Patent 7,272,581 Patent 7,908,217
Patent 6,499,020 Patent 7,305,710

Patent 7,272,581 was a special one as I was named as one of Pitney Bowes’ 2008 Inventors of the year. Here’s the press release.