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Apr 2007Present


CASgroup, Inc.

Managed consultants, business development and strategy for a new consulting company targeting cable specific telecom companies. The primary focus of my practice is the IP and Data Services side of the clients business. This includes managing technical strategy for a multi-million dollar Identity and Access Management deployment, evaluating vendors and strategy for new SOA architecture, and providing market and strategy direction to the business sponsor’s Federated Identity project. My past experience with OpenID, OAuth, SAML and Liberty Alliance standards was key to helping the client understand how federated identity could enhance their business.

Apr 2004Present

VP of Business Development

Masten Space Systems, Inc.

Successfully built a ground breaking aerospace startup in 2004. This included raising $1.2 million in external capital, winning a DARPA Phase 1 SBIR, building market surveys, bottom up financial models, business plan, investor pitching, channel strategies, as well as marketing and PR programs. Successfully built a ground breaking aerospace startup in 2004. This included raising $1.2 million in external capital, winning a DARPA Phase 1 SBIR, building market surveys, bottom up financial models, business plan, investor pitching, channel strategies, as well as marketing and PR programs.

Nov 2004Aug 2005


Refactored Networks, LLC

Refactored Networks helps companies understand the developing EPC Network standards and how they can be used to radically change the way a company does business. By allowing for frictionless supply chains that can easily extend forward to include the customer and backward to include all suppliers, the EPC Network enables a degree of disintermediation that can be used to significantly disrupt a given market or industry. Refactored Networks also provides Open Source software tools and proprietary platforms that specifically target the SOHO and micro-enterprise market that have typically been unable to participate in the larger supply chain management universe.

Provided technical leadership to EPCglobal, the recognized leader in RFID and supply chain automation standards and deployment. Startup closed down in August of 2005 due to immaturity of the market. Wrote two major software packages:

  • xcEPC Network Core for Java - A set of Java classes for interfacing with the EPCglobal Network that included RFID tag decoding, EPC-IS event exchange, ONS EPC lookup, and an alpha release of a Discovery Service. The final version was folded in as the first release of the Neutrino project from the RadioActive Software Foundation. See
  • EPCBrowser - A Java application using the Eclipse application framework for visually managing RFID tags and tracking EPC identified products throughout the EPCglobal enabled supply chain.
Sep 1996Dec 2004

Advanced Naming R&D Manager


Developed and deployed new technologies and new lines of business within VeriSign's Naming and Directory Services division. Technical and strategy lead for VeriSign's entry into the RFID/SCM market. Managed teams from one to eight people with a mixture of members from within R&D and from other business units.

  • Technical Lead on first Wal-Mart, IBM, Procter & Gamble RFID integration pilot. This included co-developing the Discovery Service and security aspects of the backend services in Java and managing all of the Linux server, Oracle database, and security infrastructure
  • Chair and primary author for the EPCglobal Object Naming Service Working Group which included writing testing and certification processes, example client code in various languages (Java, Perl, C++) and various platforms (Windows COM objects and Linux DNS libraries)
  • VOIP Directory Services (ENUM) technical and strategic lead
  • Technical lead on acquisition due diligence for two acquisitions from 2001 through 2004
  • An identity management pilot written in Java that included both client side and server side components
  • A keyword pilot that included C++/COM plugins for Microsoft Internet Explorer and XPCOM plugins for Mozilla plus a keyword registration and management system written in Java using an Oracle installation using beta internationalization packages from Oracle to handle active character set conversion and matching.
  • Published 20 Internet Standards between 1996 and 2004

Periodically provide technical/strategy consulting. Last engagement was June through December of 2008 and involved evaluating 20 business opportunities for further development.

Sep 1991Sep 1996

Sys Support Tech II

  • Deployed Georgia Tech's first web server in 1993 and managed it and the campus web infrastructure until 1996.
  • Deployed the first Campus Wide Information Service using Gopher in 1992 saving the university thousands of dollars in license fees. Organized campus wide standards for content and navigation between all campus departmental content.
  • Active developer of the Gopher, Z39.50, and Mosaic code bases, including the first integration of MIME into an Internet protocol other than email


Jan 1998Dec 1998

Jan 1993Dec 1993

Major Accomplishments



I am currently the Managing Partner of the Data Services practice for Convergence Acceleration Solutions Group and the VP for Business Development for Masten Space Systems. CASgroup is a telecom consulting company focused on helping cable specific MSOs develop converged applications and backend systems. I specialize in Identity and Access Management, IP and Application Layer Internet protocols and services, and new market business strategy. Masten Space Systems is a VTVL suborbital rocket company in Santa Clara, California. We are working to provide access to space for a price that even the K-12 educational community can afford. Over the past 14 years I have written numerous RFCs, co-authored the ENUM standard for telephone number to URL translation, and been a significant participant with the AutoID/EPCGlobal RFID standardization effort. A list of the various standards I have written is to the right.