Lawrence E. Shafer, Ph.D.
(954) 962-9317
Richly experienced and qualified financial services industry professional.

  • Residential and Commercial Lending
  • Real Estate Sales, Renovation, BPOs
  • Non-Profit Fraternal Associations  
  • Defined Contribution Retirement Plans
  • Automated Mutual Funds Trading
  • Defined Benefit Retirement Plans
  • Civil Engineering
  • Department of Defense
  • Automated Mapping
Florida Real Estate Broker (BK0575118)
Florida Mortgage Loan Broker  (LO3873, NMLS 383119 )
Notary Public
Mortgage Loan Broker February, 2014 - Present
Progress Capital, LLC d/b/a Advocate Lending (NMLS 1626147) 6308 Grant St, Suite 200, Hollywood, FL 33024 Phone: (954) 534-7745
Real Estate Broker September, 2006 - Present
Lawrence Shafer & Associates, LLC d/b/a Buyers Vantage Realty 6308 Grant St, Suite 100, Hollywood, FL 33024 Phone: (954) 962-9317
Regional Secretary May, 2003 - Present
UCT Southeastern Region (Georgia-Florida-Alabama-Carolinas) 6308 Grant St, Hollywood, FL 33024 Phone: (954) 962-9317
Non-profit, fraternal insurance society

Senior Software Engineer April, 2007 - February, 2010
Tegrit Administrators, LLC 364 South Pine Street, Suite A209, Spartanburg, SC 29302 Phone: (864) 699-6900
Developed single click nightly trading software backend for multiple trading platforms to interface with Sungard Systems defined contribution front end system. Developed software to report on participant and plan assets, sources, and contributions.
Key Accomplishments:
  • Designed and developed Target Funds trading backend with daily rebalancing for $85,000,000 plan.
  • Created applications to programmatically generate PDF documents from Sungard data extracts using the Adobe Distiller.
  • Integrated Charles Schwab Personal Choice investment plan into trading system with assets exceeding $100,000,000.
  • Maintained penny accuracy in accounting for nightly trading of plan with assets exceeding $300,000,000.
Computer Programmer and Actuarial Analyst April, 1998 - April, 2007
Gabriel, Roeder, Smith and Company One East Broward Blvd., Suite 505, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301 Phone: (954) 527-1616
Developed, maintained and helped administer Defined Contribution and Defined Benefit administration and website systems.   Also computed retirement benefits, performed actuarial valuations and disability verifications.
Key Accomplishments:
  • Engineered and programmed Defined Benefit administration system for public and private sector plans including the Archdiocese of Miami with document management and on demand customized forms and envelope printing.
  • Proposed, engineered, and developed Defined Benefit Website for participants providing real- time integration with Defined Benefit administration system creating an additional service for fee.
  • Developed secure benefit check printing application enabling Town of Greenwich, Connecticut city retirees to receive retirement benefit checks.
Previous Accomplishments Before April, 1998
Various employers  
Key Accomplishments:
  • Originated and implemented software system to print county-wide subdivision indexes reducing time to print by 75% and paper cost by 50%.
  • Developed screen scrape applications to minimize data entry errors.
  • Devised and programmed automated survey downloads to coordinate table files for electronic survey instruments reducing reporting time 75%.
  • Developed template naval trial report forms to reduce reporting time 60%.
  • Developed Civil Engineering Project Management system with project scheduling and time tracking.
  • Developed for major civil engineering firm Fixed Asset Accounting tracking and depreciation system initially used in the Metro-Dade Rapid Transportation system project.
Programmer/Analyst for Automated Mapping 2 years
Experian, Inc. Real Estate Publishing
Software Engineer 1 year
Proximity Technology, Inc. Medical Applications
Manager, Computer Systems 2 years
Darby and Way, Inc. Consulting Civil Engineers
Engineering Programmer/Analyst 6 years
Post, Buckley, Schuh, and Jernigan, Inc Consulting Civil Engineers
Engineering Programmer/Analyst 2 years
Connell Associates, Inc. Consulting Civil Engineers
Leader Software Group/Real-time Programmer 4 years
RCA Service Company DOD M & O Contractor
Computer Systems Engineer/Programmer 1 year
Minolta Business Systems Optical Imaging Systems
General Education Development (GED) Instructor 2 years
Broward County School Board Adult Education