I am a technically savvy, business-oriented and forward-thinking professional with a career that reflects both strong leadership qualifications and hands-on IT expertise. That, coupled with my experience in working with new computing architectures and multi-based platforms, as well as my managerial background makes me very well versed in IT. I strongly believe that hands-on expertise is essential to being a first-rate IT Manager. In other words, managers shouldn’t hesitate in getting their hands dirty, so to speak. I am a strong believer in bringing a business value component to a company through the use of technology. Indeed, computer systems should be built to run almost maintenance-free so that the IT department can concentrate on implementing projects that bring real business value to a company. Additionally, I feel that it is essential that the IT department—whether it’s for a small, medium or large company—stay at the forefront of technology because it’s a definitive link in keeping the company current and competitive.