Summary

GLOBAL CHIEF INFORMATION OFFICER

TECHNOLOGY | STRATEGY | CONSULTING | COMPLIANCE

Proven, multi-talented Chief Information/Technology Officer with 18 years' experience in IT, 10 years at Executive level.      A passionate strategist who combines state-of-art IT/technology expertise with excellent operations/project management ability and a successful track record of leading major, complex projects.  

Skilled in design of highly-available, large networks, virtualization of existing physical networks including application virtualization, VDI, cloud-computing, Single Sign-on, SaaS and SOA technologies.  A team leader with verifiable ability to motivate and coordinate cross-functional, multi-level teams.  

A self-starter who has effectively created IT governance structures to align technology with business objectives.  A "big picture" thinker with unmatched communications skills and significant international business experience. 

In addition to my "real" career as an IT pro, I have made over a dozen trips to the mountains of Guatemala to build houses for widows; written software for a rehab hospital in Kijabe, Kenya and traveled there to install it; done relief work in Eastern Turkey; lived in a solar-powered house in the Costa Rican rain forest and spent time in Azerbaijan as a volunteer at a refugee camp.Currently spending a season in Israel on a sabbatical of sorts lending my time and talents to a noble experiment launching world’s first tuition-free online university (www.uopeople.org) with a world-class group of academics and entrepreneurs. While living here, I have decided to pursue an MBA.

Project Management | Strategic Planning | Business Development | Market Analysis | Leadership   Startups/Turnarounds | Restructuring | Compliance | Change Management | Process Improvement |Product Identity | Training/Development | IT Security | Internet Marketing | E-commerce

Branding | Deployment/Migrations | Governance | International Business

Education

Education

University Degrees

MBA International Business, Bar-llan University, Tel Aviv, Israel (degree expected 2011)

Master of Science Degree, MIS, Ferris State University, Big Rapids, MI

Bachelor's Degree in English, Hope College, Holland, MI