Gene Scheck

Salt Lake City, Utah, US

Founder of 24 Proof & 26 years of software
Gene's Skills
Business Development
Product Management
User Experience

Startup Experience

Founded 2+ startups

Age Group


About Gene

I love doing software development work; either I am writing it, teaching it or growing a team around me to make amazing products. I got my start in software development in 1992 while still in high school, when I starting building websites and eCommerce websites for the next 10 years, then moved to custom solutions until I started at TD Ameritrade 5 years ago. In 2015 I founded 24 Proof to solve two issues defining a client software need and locating talented coders that can build that client's need.


If you don't push yourself you only succeed. - Me

Work Experience

Managing Director & Full-Stack Developer for hire

24 Proof

January 2015 - Today

At 24 Proof, we built a patent-pending technology to allow for POC prototyping via an interactive online hackathon. 24 Proof has recently expanded beyond POC hacking, with an agency and sourcing model, which enables the client to have 24 Proof -- Hack it, Build it, Run it, Staff it. With this expansion, I now oversee client current/future needs, empower the engineering and growing company version. I am available for client project work as Lead Developer; currently, on a Senior Full-Stack Developer using React + Redux + React Native + Go Lang project right now; please reach out if you need my help.

Lead Front-End Developer

TD Ameritrade

April 2012 - July 2017

We ran in Agile with daily scrums and used git for code management. I worked as a lead that developed customer-facing sites for Investools, TD Ameritrade and TD Institutional. Also created a custom content creation tool for the product team, a new course player solution, check deposit software, and worked on a platform called Veo One. We used Angular, TypeScript, RxJS, Sass, Node on Veo One and jade, jeet, rupture, stylus and full-stack JavaScript on marketing sites. Besides coding, I did code reviews, ran Agile/Scrum meetings, mentored developers, worked with leads in UX, Java devs, QA and ran demos for product owners.

Development Team Lead / Engineering Manager

GES Consultants

June 1999 - April 2012

Clients: McGraw-Hill, Novartis, Merck, Linde Group, JDSU, Fabrinet, Custom-Cal and JK Design I ran an Agile based team of developers and designers building responsive websites, e-commerce websites, corporate websites, single page full-stack JavaScript applications, and mobile applications. Did project work implementing Oracle and SAP ERP systems. Responsible for budget, hiring, and firing of developers.

Founder & Lead Developer

GES Electronics

February 1992 - June 1999

Designed e-commerce site and later first m-commerce sites using custom designed software written in HTML, CSS, JavaScript, and PHP running on Linux OS when it closed down. GES was one of the first e-commerce platforms that started two years before under later and dozens of other domain names.

Account Manager

Nabisco Biscuit Company

May 1994 - July 1998

Responsible for order volumes that started at $50,000 weekly, built these relationships to over $550,000 weekly Started with responsibility for 2 Price Costco locations culminating with responsibility for all 11 New Jersey and New York Price Costco locations.


Rutgers University

Econcomic & Computer Science

1997 - 1999

Raritan Valley Community College

Business Admin & Computer Science

1995 - 1997


Certified Negotiation Expert (CNE) Designation