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Some people are what they do and some people do what they do. The people that   do what they do leave work, unplug. and unwind forget about the job until they are back at their desk.  The people that are what they do go home and in  our free time read, tinker , download, code,  and hack....I am a technologist.

I have 20+ years of IT experience and 10+  years of experience as an executive in IT organizations ranging from  AOL, the American Institute of Architects, I have been a Surrogate CIO and CIO for federal government contracting organizations. My organizations have garnered many awards such as the Best of Reston -  IT Services, 2015 and CIO Review 20 Most Promising ECM Solution Providers,2016 and 2015. My teams have won 5 webby awards for websites and mobile apps. I am a technology advocate that evangelizes user centered design. I provide thought leadership and strategic direction for products and initiatives and work with key stakeholders to create, foster and assess/create technology strategies that are attainable.  I have a great track record in recruiting and maintaining top-notch talent. I have managed P&L for 100+million dollar contracts and led as many as 650 people. 

Studying and working with hundreds of companies uniquely enables me to distill the lessons learned. This experience helps to identify the hurdles that organizations face and create plans that enable success while mitigating risk. I have been fortunate to work with many outstanding executives and learning from them their best practices. One of the most important lessons learned is how to guide an organization with unique and diverse challenges to successfully implement a technology road-map.

There is no one size fits all solution the key is learning the people, processes and technologies then overlaying the data while applying user centered design practices. This accompanied with an expertise at providing thought leadership to create an actionable map that enables progress to build critical IT-enabled capabilities. I provide thought leadership and strategic direction for products, initiatives, and work with key stakeholders to enable innovation

I constantly keep in the loop with evolving technology and hone my skills. I have setup apprentice programs with inner city coding academies and schools to empower people to have real world experience with cutting edge technologies . I work with local universities to sculpt their curriculum to  ensure tomorrows workforce know what matters in business today.




Project Management Professional (PMP)


Project Management Professional (PMP) is an internationally recognized professional designation offered by the Project Management Institute (PMI). There are currently 729,552 active PMP certified individuals and 284 chartered chapters across 210 countries and territories worldwide.


Master Project Manager - International Project Management Board Certification

The American Academy of Project Management (AAPM)

Tactics Big Data & Analytics

Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Dec 2004Present

Business Information Systems

Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Mar 2005Present

Decision Support Systems

Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Jun 2004Present

Software Development

Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University


Work History

Dec 2016Present

Vice President Agile and Application Services

TWD & Associates

Vice President of Agile and Application Services focusing on organizational change management and DevSecOps. Creating and leading Agile services at TWD  and implementing them across all of the portfolios and programs.  Created a core enterprise  team to assess new technologies and set best practices. Developing and executing technical, tactical process, business, content strategies and road-maps. responsible for P&L or  a 100+million dollar portfolio,  in the first year I have Increased profit over 8 x and increased revenue by 14 million a year.

Leading 130+ DevSecOps engineers to refactor antiquated technology to a common current technology stack. All new development is micro-services and DevSecOps to strangle the existing applications and replace them all inline with no  downtime. We utilize blue/green deployments to ensure 100% up time.  Leading ServiceNow initiatives for  DHS and Navy. 

Leading the organization in CMMI level 3 certification and ISO 9001.Extensive knowledge and experience using agile models and tools, with Test Driven Development (TDD). Leading the  transition to microservice based architecture applications in AWS using containerized platforms, such as Docker with OpenShift in a fully automated DevSecOps environment.

Mar 2015Dec 2016

Chief Information Officer


CIO of a small government consulting company. In a small company you have to wear many hats and stay on top of your game. Manage P&L, all budget, contract relations and management as well as being the technical and program management expert.

Leading the organization in CMMI level 3 certification and ISO 9001. Leading the technology staff in support of the Department of State’s Adobe Experience Manager (AEM / CQ) content management system and GIS initiatives. The site had 840 million hits in 2016. It is distributed on 17 servers across 4 power grids in 7 cities with zero downtime in two years. Moved all data to the cloud and created fully automated continuous integration (CI/CD) AWS development environment including github and bamboo integration.

Sep 2011Mar 2015

Chief Technology Officer

Network Designs Inc

Surrogate CIO to Network Designs . Led the organization to CMMI level 2 certification. Moved all content and data to AWS. Provide thought leadership and strategic direction for products and initiatives and works with key stakeholders to assess technology strategy. Developing and executing technical, tactical process, business, and content strategies. Externally leading the FAA Enterprise Architecture (EA) initiative utilizing both the Federal Enterprise Architecture (FEA), and Gartner (formerly, the Meta Framework). Led the Enterprise Information Management initiative at the FAA.

Providing senior leadership to lead the open data initiative and created the data center of excellence at the FAA. Leading architectural analysis to create a simple and concise vision, and creating the organizational plan with senior federal leaders. Provide thought leadership and governance support for the identification and the selection of tools for the enterprise recent projects have included enterprise information management, master data management tools, interactive development tools, data quality tools, data migration and synchronization and ETL tools.

Leading web initiatives and the transition to an Enterprise Content Management System (CMS) for the FAA including, the FAA employees site, nextgen (next generation air traffic control), aeronav and FAA wide application inventory. Coordinating requirements gathering and analysis for an enterprise tools such as  BPM, MDM and CMS. Working across business lines creating pilot groups for multiple technologies and running focus groups to measure each system. Working with the FAA to select the best fit and implementing the best solution.

Mar 2008Sep 2011

Managing Director of Web Management and Development

The American Institute of Architects

Executive position, on the AIA Management Council, that provides leadership and strategic direction for web products and initiatives and works with fellow Management Council members on AIA’s integrated online strategy.  This involves developing and executing technical, tactical process, business, and content strategies and plans to successfully deliver the AIA web products and initiatives to market, as well as managing, maintaining, evaluating and adapting the site(s) and all related products and initiatives over time to ensure that established benchmarks and goals as defined by the AIA Board of Directors and Executive Team are met.  

Manages the day to day activities of the web development, the content management and the user experience team. Serve as the primary point of contact for the organizations web development and maintenance. Responsible for the collection, reporting, and maintenance of metrics and measurements processes to evaluate timeliness and product quality of Web launches and ongoing product and service performance. Manages the development of detailed business and functional product requirements resulting in the documenting of measurable and coherent plans and associated documentation.    Responsible for the developing and maintaining production and planning processes for web based products, initiatives, and sites including the development and maintenance of policies, procedures, and guidelines. Manages the planning for product development, assuring collaborative deliberation within AIA, timely release schedules, quality product development and adequate documentation.

Lead the Web development needs of the Institute by working closely with the AIA leadership; content development team, and cross-functional teams to identify and plan development of online tools and applications. Serves as primary point of contact for issues relating to development, implementation, and administration of the CMS and related Web technologies. Makes recommendations for and direct implementation of new technological enhancements of the Web site that facilitate more efficient production and usable business and content tools.

Set standard process or procedure were in place all the different groups throughout the organization including its 283 chapters worked independently prior to this unit being created in 2008. 

Nov 1998Jan 2008

System Architect - Director


Climbed the corporate ladder -- starting as a associate software engineer, software engineer, senior software engineer, principle software engineer, lead engineer, system architect and lastly director/system architect. Varying roles and responsibilities. Ascended the career ladder  in a forward thinking positive culture . We moved the organization from waterfall to agile.

An example of the day to day would be to leading the web development needs of the online marketing organization at AOL by working closely with the AOL senior leadership; content development team, and cross-functional teams to identify and plan development of online tools and applications. Serves as primary point of contact for issues relating to development, implementation, and administration of the registration process and related internet based technologies.


W3C— Social Web Incubator Group

W3C—Model-based User Interfaces

W3C—Open Web Education Alliance Incubator Group

W3C—Web Security Context Working Group