Summary

Highly successful and professional technology visionary with twenty years of experience in eCommerce, Internet services, and systems management. Several years as a software development leader at a top 5 US banking institution. Currently holds a senior position in a leading edge enterprise strategy and architecture organization leveraging eCommerce, Internet, open source, and software lifecycle expertise. Unique ability to both lead by defining a new paradigm, and manage within a current paradigm. A world-class technical professional with the requisite successes to demonstrate it excelling in a rapidly changing environment.

Work History

Work History
2010 - Present

Director, Technology R&D Consulting Practice

The Solarian Group, Incorporated

Consult with enterprises on emerging technology trends, enterprise architecture paradigms, next generation hardware and software, IT best practices, and upgrade deployment.

  • Perform research and analysis on existing IT infrastructure and processes, emerging industry tech trends, and applicable global best practices.
  • Draft recommendation documents, long-term strategies with incremental implementation plans, enterprise architecture analyses, executive-, board-, and IT leadership-level whitepapers focused on corporate R&D needs, and other discrete knowledge-based deliverables.
  • Consult with IT leadership, enterprise architects, and corporate R&D on upgrades, strategic technology rollouts, new software, hardware, and/or process implementations, and other tech projects with large-scale implications for the enterprise.
  • Perform post-implementation, project completion investigation, and after-action analysis, and other work designed to help enterprises understand their strengths and improve on their weaknesses after an initiative wraps up. Develop and publish independent analysis of emerging technologies and trends available by subscription.
  • Manage team of industry-leading independant subject matter experts on consulting engagements.
  • Clients have included Harvard University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Novell, Microsoft, and Dell.
  • Available for fixed deliverables, consulting assignations, and speaking engagements.
2009 - 2010

Enterprise Domain Name Manager (Hostmaster)

Ally Financial, Incorporated

Responsible for managing the enterprise internet domain name portfolio, and maintaining a transactional site inventory.

  • Developed an automated system for capturing and tracking domain-related requests, including new domain acquisitions, transfers in/out of the portfolio, sub-domain set-up, secure certificate set-up, DNS changes, tracking trademark infringement activities and generating reports for leadership consumption.
  • Developed and managed an ongoing process for periodic assessment of the domain name portfolio and made decisions as to which assets to retain and which to divest.
  • Charged with management and improvement of:
    • enterprise domain management policy and standards
    • enterprise domain request process, which provided:
      • necessary governance and oversight of domain change requests
      • final executive approval of requests
      • adequate trademark and intellectual property protection
      • brand alignment
      • fidelity to long-term internet and marketing strategy
  • Managed vendor relationship with domain registrar, certificate authority, and other associated services providers
2004 - 2009

Vice President, Enterprise Architect

Wachovia Corporation

Responsible for the development and oversight of Wachovia enterprise technical architecture and standards for server platforms, distributed applications, open standards, and open source software. Lead cross-organizational working groups comprised of members from across IT and business groups. Provide product selection recommendations, socialize architectures and strategies, publish standarrds and practices.

2002 - 2004

Assistant Vice President, eCommerce Application Design & Architecture

Wachovia Corporation

Led team of testers responsible for application architecture review and source code review for all eCommerce applications. Implemented 100% review schedule, satisfying internet production deadlines. Managed a significant number of offshore resources. Contributed to the implementation of CMM quality processes in eCommerce.

1998 - 2002

Assistant Vice President, eCommerce Development Support Manager

Wachovia Corporation

Responsible for internet content development support. Managed group of systems and applications administrators, analysts, and developers. Worked closely with Internet production teams, security teams, and development teams. Responsible for system administration, application administration, internal-use software development, domain name management, release coordination, website statistics, and server facility management. Responsible for internet content systems support under Interwoven TeamSite and Vignette StoryServer.  Responsible for all coordination and oversight of the bank's Y2K efforts in all electronic channels.

1997

Shipboard Systems Manager

Royal Caribbean International

Responsible for leadership of shipboard systems management team, managing a complex array of large-scale unix systems for ship management and accounting aboard the M/S Sovereign Of The Seas and M/S Song of America. Responsible for AOS/VS communications systems, and GEONAV navigation system. Provided 24x7 coverage during six month contract with Royal Caribbean.

1996 - 1997

Vice President, Information Systems

Southern Internet Services, LLC

Responsible for network, website, security, and customer services management for statewide internet solutions provider in Florida. Managed team of managers running system administrators, network engineers, software developers, security analysts, graphic designers, and customer service representatives. The company was bought out by Verio in 1997.

1994 - 1996

Lead Webmaster

Southern Internet Services

Responsible for managing team of creative professionals working on both the company's website and custom-designed websites for clients. Performed hands-on work on page layout, graphic design, site architecture, and programming.  Worked while simultaneously completing bachelor's degree.

Education

Education
2015 - Present

Doctor of Engineering, Computer Engineering

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Focus of study: Quantum Computing
Projected completion: 2017
Pilot graduate program through Office of Digital Learning

2011 - 2015

Master of Science, Computational & Applied Mathematics

Massachusetts institute of technology

Focus of study: Financial applications of fractal equations
Completed pilot program through Office of Digital Learning

1994 - 1996

Bachelor of Science, Computer Engineering

Florida Atlantic University

Focus of study: Operating System design
Activities and Societies: Debate Society, 1995 National Lincoln-Douglas Debate Champions Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), Student Member American Mensa, Student Member

1993 - 1994

Computer Engineering

Georgia Institute of Technology

Recipient of the Louise M. Fitten Memorial Scholarship for Academic Excellence
Activities and Societies: Theta Xi Fraternity, Beta Alpha Chapter Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), Student Member Association of Computing Machinery (ACM), Student Member USENIX, Student Member System Administrator's Guild (SAGE), Student Member

1991 - 1993

Associate of Arts, English Language & Literature

Saint Thomas Aquinas University

Dual-enrollment and summer enrichment credits earned concurrently with high school studies