Neil has been with Microsoft Corporation for almost 3 years as a Senior Consultant in the Microsoft Services Group. He recently finished working on a Knowledge Management solution for Northern Trust – a large financial institution in Chicago. Prior to that, Neil worked within the Navy Marine Corps Services Business on large-scale SharePoint environments.
Neil’s current focus is SharePoint 2013, 2010, 2007, SharePoint Online, Office 365, Yammer and Azure. Since 2007, Neil has been involved with the SharePoint platform, starting with MOSS 2007 design and administration of a world-wide portal for a large pharmaceutical company. He also was involved in the planning, design and deployment of a large scale SharePoint farm for the U.S. Army. In the Navy / Marine Corps commands, he has deployed several large-scale farms and performed many migrations from earlier SharePoint versions. Neil is a regular volunteer at SharePoint Saturdays across the mid-Atlantic.
Neil held the position of IT Director for Southampton Memorial Hospital in southeast Virginia, now a part of Community Health System, Inc., where he established the IT department, transitioning it from the finance department, and managing all aspects and vendors for the department. The advent of the Internet Age in the mid 90’s took Neil’s entrepreneurial spirit into the commercial ISP business, selling access, web hosting, shopping cart ecommerce systems and other related services. He set up the first in-house online ecommerce and shopping cart systems for Smithfield Foods (Smithfield Hams).
In earlier efforts with NL Industries, Inc., Neil automated offshore drilling activity information in Singapore and the South China Sea for Esso (ExxonMobil).
Other previous engagements include the University of Texas Medical Branch, NL Industries, Network Solutions, U.S. Department of Labor (DOL), National Institute of Health (NIH), National Weather Service (AWIPS), U.S. Senate, Modea, Aeroprobe Corporation, and other institutions.
Neil has 32 years of experience in Information Technology, covering many aspects of IT within other industries, including government, healthcare, aerospace, pharmaceutical, oil & gas, marketing and food. His experience includes programming, design, network management and administration, architecture and management. He has a passion for Taxonomy and Information Architecture. Neil currently holds CompTIA Security+ and TS/SSBI clearance. He is working towards MCSE SharePoint, MCSA Windows Server 2012 and CISSP Security certifications.