30 years of building value for my organizations by successfully selling, planning and delivering profitable information technology, business consulting and independent project development while leading and managing the organizations providing these services.

My specialty is enabling large-scale business initiatives with enterprise information technology.  I have provided this to global energy, financial services, courts and integrated justice, manufacturing, government and non-profit organizations building expertise in these business domains to complement my technology background.  Over the past few years this has involved work in business turnaround situations where these profitability performance management solutions drove hundreds of millions of dollars of net operating income improvement.

  • 19 years of entrepreneurial executive ownership and operations of an independent system integration/software development company including its sale,
  • 3+ years in executive management at the public firm that purchased my company,
  • 7 years in senior and executive management at top US and Canadian management and technology consulting companies.

Currently building Anti-Corruption (FCPA) business partner compliance solutions for delivery on-premise, as Software as a Service from the cloud or in hybrid configurations.

Speaking Engagements

Sun Worldwide Education and Research Conference                                                                                February 2003

K-12 Educational Demonstration Portal Project – Colorado

JavaOne 2000                                                                                                                                                              June 2000

Washington State Appellate and Supreme Court The J2EE Platform, Custom Solutions and the IBM Legacy


Continued leadership in an organization needing innovative and disciplined leadership at the intersection of business and technology.



Technology Architecture

29 years of experience engineering solutions across a broad array of modern IT technology.     Cloud Computing Architectures and Implementations Business Process Management/Activity Monitoring Enterprise Data Management including ETL, Data Governance, Warehousing and Business Intelligence SDLCs from Waterfall to Iterative Methodologies Portal and Dashboard Development Tools and Methodologies Microsoft .NET, SharePoint, SQL, BI, PerformancePoint, Workflow Development Technologies Service Oriented Architectures IP Networking and Web Development J2EE and Open Source Development Technologies Identity Management Unix/Linux/Windows Server Operating Systems Quality Assurance including 21 CFR Part 11 IBM Mainframe Technology Virtualization Object Oriented Analysis and Design  

Executive Management

Having started, bought and sold companies and worked with many organizations in transition, I am uniquely suited to the dynamic process of enterprise building and change necessary to maintain competitiveness today and into the future.   Over a 29 year career owning and operating companies, running business units, working in organizations large and small, consulting for external clients in widely divergent industries, leading non-profits and serving on boards and committees, I have developed a broad set of skills in the strategic as well as day-to-day operations of an enterprise.      Legal & Finance Communications Human Resources Operations Marketing and Sales Government Relations Mergers and Acquisitions Strategic Planning  

Business and Technology Team Development and Leadership

My success has been built on my strong and demonstrated ability to build the right teams, with the correct skill sets and temperament, under difficult circumstances and motivate them to achieve extraordinary results over long periods of time. 

Innovative Business Process and IT Solutions Development

I have a demonstrated ability to quickly grasp business circumstances and craft innovative, appropriate information technology and process solutions.  These skills carry across the complete lifecycle of customer and internally focused projects/programs, from envisioning through project design to complete implementation and operations.  The results have been successful projects and teams, significant business value and highly satisfied customers. 

Building Client Confidence in Organizational Business Value

Unique and demonstrated ability to develop client trust and confidence in the business value delivered by the organizations that I represent.  This is one of my core skills and has consistently led to highly profitable, long-term business relationships.

Work History

Work History
Jan 2010 - Present


PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLP

Building Information and Decision Management Solutions supporting PwC's Advisory, Tax and Assurance practices for the western US using a broad set of technologies including Microsoft, Oracle, SAP, Informatica and others.  Driving innovative solutions in volume licensing, Anti-Corruption (FCPA) business partner compliance and data and performance management effectiveness within large well-known enterprises.  Leading the Microsoft Business Solutions initiative at PwC coordinating technology solutions, specifically SharePoint, SQL Server and Microsoft BI at PwC clients across the US.

Jan 2007 - Sep 2010

Community Member

University of Washington Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee

A community member of the oversight committee for all animal related research conducted at the UW (~$250M annually). As part of this role, we review the scientific protocols governing animal research and regularly inspect the research labs in accordance with the various national regulations and guidelines.

Jul 2009 - Jan 2010

Practice Director, Microsoft Technology Solutions

Client Management in the global delivery of information technology and business process managed services.

Dec 1999 - Dec 2009

Owner, Principal

Hanging Valley Enterprises, Inc.

Personal consultancy in business brokering and urban agricultural practices.

Mar 2009 - Jul 2009

Practice Director

BearingPoint, Inc.

Provided strategic and tactical management and leadership for the Commercial Services practice. Specialties include supporting business consulting practice with custom software development, business intelligence, portals, identity management, business process and composite applications, service oriented architectures using Microsoft and Java technologies.Primary Accomplishments:

  • Built out advanced solution delivery capabilities and depth with enterprise class Microsoft technologies (SharePoint, PerformancePoint and Project Server),
  • Advanced solution sales opportunities and was integral to the closing of significant profitable revenue in conjunction with customer facing practices in Energy, Life Sciences and Products in excess of $6M revenue.
  • Program/Project Management supervising 25 implementation staff for Chevron and other clients.
  • Productized an advanced profitability performance management solution built Microsoft SharePoint technologies and began customer marketing effort.
  • Managed Chevron account through BearingPoint bankruptcy with successful project completion and minimal employee attrition.
May 2007 - Jun 2009

Project Lead - Global Lubricants Management Operating System and Profitability Modeling Development Team

Chevron (BearingPoint)

Led information technology development and implementation in support of the BearingPoint Business Life Cycle Management practice helping Chevron Global Lubricants drive significant operational and profit performance improvements.

Key Project Characteristics:

  • Large scale (~1000 user) global implementation of account and product profitability planning and workflows with multi-lingual and multi-currency support, 
  • Performance benchmarking and dashboard systems
  • Data drawn and consolidated from diverse, high transaction volume global ERP systems,
  • Activity based cost allocation models, methodologies and algorithms.
  • Enhanced business processes and technology to support data extraction, transformation and financial allocations for globally distributed ERP and related data sources.
Jan 2007 - Feb 2009

Senior Manager/Business Advisor

BearingPoint, Inc.

Joined a nascent western region practice building it into a significant profit center with the growth of customer accounts such as Chevron.

Mar 2004 - Apr 2006

Senior Business Development Executive

As part of the senior management team I managed customer accounts, selling and supervising  significant, profitable consulting revenue using local, near-shore (Canada) and off-shore IT and business consulting services.

Successful projects included:

  • Courts and Justice
    • WA St Web-Based Public Court Record Access
    • WA St Case Management Quality and Testing
    • New Mexico Justice Information Sharing Council Public and Confidential Web Access
  • Financial Services
    • Financial Portfolio Performance Analysis and Software Development Lifecycle support with special emphasis on Quality Assurance for Mellon Analytical Solutions (formerly Russell/Mellon Analytical Services)
  • Aerospace Manufacturing
    • Advanced, on-line display of product technical documentation for Prototype Industries, Inc.and Panasonic Avionics
Dec 1999 - Jul 2003

Executive Vice President - eSolutions Group

EpicEdge, Inc.

After the sale of NET Information Systems to EpicEdge, I served on EpicEdge's executive management team and managed the eSolutions Group P&L, building a profitable business unit with $5M annual revenues by increasing revenue and providing solid delivery during a difficult economic period.

Sold and supervised delivery of significant profitable revenue for key accounts including:

  • Reliant Energy Systems Customer Service Web Operations for Houston, TX residential and commercial electric and natural gas accounts
  • Russell/Mellon Analytical Services SDLC Support
  • WA St. Appellate and Supreme Court Case Mgmt Systems and Court Proceedings Scheduling System for the WA Administrative Office for the Courts
  • Sun Microsystems Education Sales Portal/eStore and SunONE K-12 Education Portal Solution.
Jul 1987 - Dec 1999


NET Information Systems, Inc.

Founded, owned and operated IT integration and software development company originally started in 1981 (Methanogen) and restructured in 1987. Sold NET to EpicEdge in December 1999 aftger growing company to 25 staff with large, innovative and complex projects.

Customers included:

  • Aerospace
    • Boeing - Customer Training Center Computer Based Training Network/Server Infrastructure
    • Panasonic Avionics
      • Integrated TCP/IP, Voice, Network and Web Server Infrastructure
      • Java and Oracle application development for internal and customer facing solutions
    • Hexcel Aerospace - Advanced factory floor quality control data collection applications using Oracle
  • Public Sector - WA State Administrative Office of the Courts, Seattle City LIght
  • Life Sciences - Laboratory Experimental Design application for Rosetta InPharmatics
  • Advertising and Media - Early Web Operations for Cole & Weber Advertising, Hal Riney Partners Advertising, Seattle Filmworks

First ORACLE partner in PacNW, early adopter of internetworking, network security, SQL and web technologies. Operated as the only SUN Authorized Java Center in the PNW.

Jul 1981 - Jul 1987


Methanogen (Fuels) Corporation

I founded this company as a supplier of alternative energy technologies in 1981 transitioning it to success as a computer value-added reseller (VAR) and software developer for Intel, NCR, Novell, Microsoft, SCO and other innovative database software products.  In 1987, I guided the corporate transition from public to private company (NET Information Systems, Inc.).

Methanogen built the first successful, commercial methane/biogas production facility in the PacNW for the Knutson family's 180 cows dairy.  The methane/biogas product was used to power the farm's producer/handler operations.

Key IT projects/customers included the first automated the catalog production solution for Eddie Bauer and an early, large scale word processing/corporate mainframe integration for King County Medical/Blue Shield (now Regence).


2005 - Present

Sierra Systems - Use Case and Unified Process Essentials
1992 - Present

Object International - Coad and Mayfield - Object Oriented Analysis and Design
2005 - Present

Celemi Tango Knowledge Organization Operational Simulations
2008 - Present

Acclivus R3 Sales
2004 - Present

Miller-Heiman Strategic Sales
1998 - Present

Sun Microsystems Java Technology Architecture Planning and Design
1997 - Present

Sun Microsystems Java Enterprise Workshop
2000 - Present

Stanford University - IPS - Portfolio/Project Management – Project Prioritization