About the IT Professional and Technology Leader

I am a pas­sion­ate leader with 26+ years of mul­ti-dis­ci­pli­nary expe­ri­ence in the Tech­nol­o­gy sec­tor and my IT Pro­fes­sion­al career.

I am often described as a dri­ven pro­fes­sion­al empha­siz­ing per­pet­u­al pro­fes­sion­al devel­op­ment,  uncon­ven­tion­al think­ing, men­tor­ing and being visionary.

I’m high­ly adap­tive, strong­ly eth­i­cal and agile; my fast think­ing and abil­i­ty to see future trends and mit­i­gate risks are parts of my lead­er­ship style.

I have strong, soft skills and peo­ple skills, and while I demand a high lev­el of per­for­mance from my staff, I am always look­ing to earn their respect and loyalty.

While I am a strong pro­po­nent of Open Source Tech­nolo­gies in the Enter­prise, I am always look­ing for the best solu­tion to solve the issue, what­ev­er that may be.

Some quick facts:

  • 26 years of tech­nol­o­gy oper­a­tions, dis­as­ter recov­ery and infor­ma­tion secu­ri­ty experience
  • 15+ years in Senior Tech­nol­o­gy Leadership
  • Strong Risk Man­age­ment back­ground with a focus on dis­as­ter recovery
  • Mul­ti-dis­ci­pli­nary Tech­nol­o­gy Skillset: 
    • Infra­struc­ture Operations
    • Infor­ma­tion Security
    • Data man­age­ment
    • Dis­as­ter Recovery
    • Archi­tec­tur­al Planning
    • Strat­e­gy Planning
    • Sys­tem Inte­gra­tion, Strat­e­gy and Facilities
  • Always look­ing to future trends bal­anc­ing and mit­i­gat­ing risks
  • Con­stant Pro­fes­sion­al Development
  • Glob­al Oper­a­tions expe­ri­ence, with a focus on glob­al Ecom­merce oper­a­tions and dis­as­ter recov­ery scenarios
  • Vision­ary
  • Pas­sion­ate
  • Uncon­ven­tion­al thinker
  • Strong Peo­ple / Strong, soft skills
  • Adap­tive / Agile
  • Eth­i­cal
  • Fast thinker and am at my best with tough challenges

A bit of history

I start­ed with sys­tems sup­port and moved on through Dis­as­ter Recov­ery Plan­ning, Risk Man­age­ment, DBA duties, Infor­ma­tion Secu­ri­ty, and eCom­merce; even­tu­al­ly enter­ing the Man­age­ment Track near­ly 15 years ago.

You can find out more about my career at my LinkedIn pro­file; how­ev­er, I have always been pas­sion­ate and dri­ven in computing.

I am of the gen­er­a­tion that grew up with the first micro­com­put­ers (such as the Apple II and the C64) and watched the cur­rent design desk­tops, lap­tops and servers evolve as each new mod­el was at the fore­front of the lat­est technology.

With­out dat­ing myself, I have seen the pro­gres­sion of com­put­ing from BASIC on a C64 to plan­e­tary-scale cloud sys­tems and AI-dri­ven technologies.

Out­side of my pro­fes­sion­al career in Infor­ma­tion Tech­nol­o­gy, being a wit­ness and par­tak­ing in this pro­gres­sion of tech­nol­o­gy has been a fan­tas­tic fun ride.

For me, it is “what is pos­si­ble”, “the poten­tial for inno­va­tion,” and the “near-end­less ways” that old and new tech­nolo­gies con­tin­ue to evolve that keep me inter­est­ed.  I have worked for com­pa­nies that range from start-ups to 300,000+ peo­ple, tra­di­tion­al big oil com­pa­nies with mono­lith­ic ERP sys­tems to glob­al media/e‑commerce com­pa­nies and man­u­fac­tur­ing com­pa­nies look­ing to evolve with grid-style net­works and Enter­prise open-source deployments.

With new­er tech­nolo­gies such as the Rasp­ber­ry Pi, and the pow­er­ful open-source tech­nolo­gies that are at any­one’s fingertips…

I am con­fi­dent that we are enter­ing yet anoth­er gold­en age of tech­nol­o­gy, and I am hap­py to con­sid­er myself a Tech­nol­o­gist, not just an IT professional.

Orig­i­nal­ly Post­ed: Sep­tem­ber 20, 2021
Updat­ed: May 6, 2023

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