Mark Hazleton

Solutions Architect, lifelong learner, not sidetracked by sizzle

As a Solutions Architect and lifelong learner, I create solutions that make technology work for businesses. With a focus on tangible benefits, I avoid getting sidetracked by sizzle that does not deliver . The goals of the business are the primary driver for a solution to be successful. I have extensive experience developing solutions for both on-premises and cloud-based providers. From small business-to-consumer websites to large enterprise projects, I have worked with organizations of all sizes to deliver successful solutions.



Languages & Tools
Roles and Processes
  • Cloud Solution Architect
  • DevOps continuous integration / continuous deployment (CI/CD)
  • Cross Functional Teams
  • Agile Development & Scrum


I have experience in developing websites for a variety of businesses and organizations. From building back-end web applications to creating user-friendly front-end interfaces, I have used my skills to create custom websites tailored to the needs of the client. Below are some of my featured projects.


Senior Software Developer

August 2020 - current

d.b.a. Control Origins

Solutions Architect / Consultant

Control Origins is dedicated to the delivery of high quality, value add technology solutions. Our teams leverage world class technology and best practice frameworks to implement business processes that closely align regulatory requirements, industry standards and business strategies.


April 2006 - current

Digital Solutions Architect

  • Responsible for the delivery of comprehensive and cost effective digital solutions.
  • Designing, developing, implementing, and releasing high quality custom software solutions using Scrum.
  • Applying the very best technical agile patterns and practices when building custom software solutions.
  • Collaborating frequently with business leaders to provide technical consultation and assistance; and working with these leaders to deliver software solutions that maximize the value added to the business.
November 2015 - June 2020

d.b.a Project Mechanics

Solutions Architect / Consultant

Successful project management is part "art" and part "mechanics". Project Mechanics are objective and relatively easy to describe, whereas the art of project management is left to each individual's interpretation. However, Project Mechanics are tasks that simply must be carried out to ensure project success. The level of detail associated with each task is determined on a project-by-project basis, but the fundamental steps must be followed. It is important to note, however, that simply mechanically performing tasks will not ensure project success. The tasks and procedure framework described are only a foundation for project success - not a guarantee.


January 2002 - November 2015

VP of Delivery Management

Advice Interactive is a digital agency focusing on improving visibility across the digital universe through search social design and development. Advice is recognized as one of the fastest growing interactive agencies in the US by the Inc. 500

December 2013 - July 2014

Director - SharePoint Services

  • Responsible for initiating, planning, executing, controlling and closing information technology (IT) projects that address the operational needs of multiple departments in order to deliver specified requirements, meet customer satisfaction, on time, within budget, and with quality results.
  • The position ensures appropriate management, customer, and supplier involvement throughout the life of the engagement.
May 2010 - November 2013

Manager - SharePoint Services

  • Develop proof of concepts and pilot demonstrations of the value of Microsoft SharePoint Solutions.
  • Evaluate client needs and propose and deliver SharePoint based solutions.
October 2009 - April 2010

Project Director

  • Responsible for the overall direction, coordination, implementation, execution, control and completion of specific projects ensuring consistency with client strategy, commitments and goals.
December 2008 - June 2009

Project Manger

  • Responsible for the overall direction, coordination, implementation, execution, control and completion of projects ensuring consistency with business objectives, commitments and goals.
Feburary 2006 - July 2006


Systems Engineer Development (SED) Program

Electronic Data Systems (EDS)

University of North Texas

Bachelor of Arts
General Studies - Business, Communications, Radio TV & Film


Apart from being a technologist, I enjoy most of my time traveling and being outdoors. In the winter, I like to ski whenever possible.

During the warmer months, I enjoy hiking and exploring new cities.

I am an aspiring chef, and I spend a large amount of my free time exploring the latest technology advancements.