Sr Director of Technology
Engineering director for over 150 engineering resources across local and remote locations. Practice manager for Funded Startups initiative. Lead organizational change to restructure engineering delivery teams into discipline-based Studios across multiple geographic locations. Directly manage multiple simultaneous projects across several key clients. Lead key R&D development initiatives, including blockchain, IoT, VR/AR/MR technologies. Extensive coaching and mentorship activities at both individual and team levels, including professional development, conflict resolution, and organizational culture challenges.
AUG 2017 to MAR 2018
Independent Technology Consultant
Assisting clients with technical and organizational challenges that keep them from being successful. Providing product strategy consulting, developing proofs of concept, building highly capable agile development teams, and providing solution architecture support. Engagements include cryptocurrency startups, large scale proofs of concept using cloud-based database systems, rearchitecting data solutions to grow and scale, and assisting with recruiting and retaining key engineering resources for high growth product rollouts.
AUG 2017 to MAR 2018
VP, Backend Automation
Democratizing private air travel through innovative technology. Automate all manual workflows and tasks for operational teams with a goal of reducing operational overhead and improve member experience. Collaboration across all key executive statekholders, including strategic direction and propritization. Build and lead engineering team through product development, testing, and release of all new features. Primary architect for back end cloud infrastructure to support business process automation mechanisms.
MAR 2017 to AUG 2017
Primary cloud platform architect for revolutionary online B2C channel for pre-owned cars. Research technology solutions to align with business strategy, and engage with engineering teams to solve challenging problems that arise from a robust data platform and a complex sales process. Contribute heavily to product management and agile development processes to improve and streamline product delivery.
JUL 2016 to MAR 2017
Chief Technology Officer
Drive all technology efforts of the company, including team building, software and infrastructure engineering, product management and launch. Bringing analytics and cloud-enabled technologies to the education space to improve academic integrity of online exams at universities nationwide.
NOV 2015 to JUN 2016
Principal Platform Manager
Plan the strategy of the company's cloud-based, multi-tenant platform. Define, envision, roadmap, and execute all platform initiatives to create shared / common core services and platform management components, with the goal to enable the company to accelerate SaaS product delivery up to 4x faster.
NOV 2014 to NOV 2015
Director of Engineering, Platform Services
Redesign platform from monolithic architecture to Service Oriented Architecture (SOA). Engage at all levels of the organization to build consensus and drive results. Introduce enabling technologies for scaling, platform orchestration, and external integration.
DEC 2013 to NOV 2014
Manage team and architecture to stabilize and scale entire database layer for one of the internet's most popular casual gaming websites, with over 70 million registered users. Supervise an international and geographically dispersed team. Played key role in architecting and migrating entire site platform from two mirrored physical data centers into the cloud in a single Amazon Web Services (AWS) region.
NOV 2011 to NOV 2013
CEO / Founder
Fusion Mobile Solutions
Founder of mobile application startup company. Conceived, developed, and brought to market two full fledged mobile application products. Actively managed all aspects of company operation, including product development, financial management, marketing, and partner relationships.
APR 2009 TO APR 2013
World Avenue / Q Interactive
Senior Data Systems Architect
Design and implement very large and complex technology platform using Service Oriented Architecture (SOA). Provide architecture and administrative support to existing production systems and complicated data replication mechanisms, while architecting new platform. Played key role in building proofs of concept, implementing prototypes, and performing load / HA testing.
JUN 2008 TO NOV 2011
BI Solution Architect / Database Developer
Design and develop drop-in data warehouse reporting solution for Peoplesoft ERP installations. Implement historical data preservation mechanism to create snapshots of data at any historical point in time. Product is successfully deployed to multiple clients, primarily higher education institutions with large Peoplesoft Financials and Student Administration modules.
JUN 2007 TO APR 2011
Manage all technology aspects within the company. Establish strategic vision for overall technology direction, then drive twoards that goal and measure successes. Ensure alignment between business objectives and IT strategy.
JUL 2007 TO JUN 2008
Manager, Database Services Team
Employed by Stonebridge Technologies, assigned to Calpine Corporation as manager for the database services team. Provide management and direction for the team in a very challenging technical environment. Transformed DBS team from a task-focused reactionary group, to a full-service, customer-focused responsive team. Increased system performance and uptime by over 300%.
AUG 2006 TO APR 2007
AvMed Health Plans
Lead Database Administrator
Lead all database administration activities for the company. Establish baseline database management policies against best practices. Eliminate many single points of failure across environment. Played key role in upgrading aging Amisys system to supported version.
JAN 2006 TO AUG 2006
World Fuel Services
Manager, Database Administrator
Direct supervision over database administration team. Supported large Oracle ERP implementation and several large databases that from the backbone of the company's main trading systems. Technical lead for Oracle ERP upgrade from 11.0.3 to 11.5.10. Bring all database environments into alignment with Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) requirements.
AUG 2003 TO JAN 2006
ChoicePoint, PRG (now LexisNexis)
Senior Oracle DBA
Manage and maintain data warehouse / search engine exceeding 20 terabytes. Database supported 10 business-critical applications accessed by hundreds of external users. Streamlined and automated massive ETL processes to reduce data capture, cleaning, and load times. Implement unique backup and recovery solutions to account for massive data files and specific recovery point objectives.
JUN 2002 TO AUG 2003
Independent Oracle Database Consultant
APR 2000 TO MAY 2002
US Navy, Nationwide & Overseas
Senior Non-Commissioned Officer
OCT 1992 TO APR 2000