Expertise In Integration
CEO and co-founder of Confluex, Inc., a professional services company specializing in SOA, Cloud Architecture, ESB, and related technologies. Technology leader and visionary, with 20+ years of experience challenging insurance and financial service companies to take full advantage of what technology can do for them. I possess a breadth of technology skills including everything from infrastructure and data center design, software development, systems architecture, to the design and leadership of multimillion dollar software projects. Agile Project Manager - PMP, PgMP certified project manager and Certified Scrum Professional (CSP, CSM, CSPO). Experienced championing and implementation of Agile Scrum in multiple organizations.
Managing Partner at Confluex, Inc. a professional services company that specializes in Mule ESB, Service Oriented Architecture, Cloud Technology, and Agile Development Practices for mid to large enterprises.
Senior Technology Architect, IT Manager, and Scrum Master. IT Leader and Manager of IT Development staff and large project implementation in a fast-paced, and cutting-edge insurance carrier. P&L Responsibility. Create I.T. strategic plan, 5-year plan, annual I.T. budget and staffing plans. Designed architectural and development strategy focused around core business applications, SaaS, SOA, Cloud-Computing, and web-services technologies with loosely-coupled systems to integrate legacy systems, modern enterprise applications, business partners, and SaaS vendor solutions into an event-driven, automated integration environment. Implementing technology to increase business agility and reduce operational costs. Introduced and successfully implemented Agile/Scrum SDLC and Extreme Programming (XP) in a traditionally rigid "waterfall" industry.
I.T. infrastructure technology strategy, architecture and project management. Designed and expanded PacificComps SaaS/ASP Cloud-based architecture. Co-developed Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) compliance plans, Disaster Recovery (DR) and Business Continuity Plans (BCP).
Chief Executive Office, President, and Consultant. Technology and business, and marketing consultant. Emphasis on startup, business plans, small business re-structuring, technology use, project planning, vendor negotiations, project implementation. Marketing efforts include Website/Branding consulting, web design and development. Technology consulting across many hardware, software, networking, data centers, and general IT disciplines.
I managed five of the development group's data centers and QA test labs - including project management of the build-out of new data centers, tripling capacity (in some cases). This was a very multifaceted job covering a breadth of technical and business skills. Project Management, systems design, and SQL development, statistical analysis and reporting, and software tool application testing, assessment, training, and implementation.
I lead a team containing an assortment of technology specialists as we took on a myriad of challenges and problems (in need of a solution) by identifying and matching the right technology solution to the right problem, seeking out and cataloging the cutting-edge of technology (and determining how best to make use it), and assimilating these solutions into the operational groups of I.T. We then codified new technologies into company technology standards. Budgetary (P&L) responsibility for team and projects, Management (Staffing, Appraisals, etc), and Project Management.