- Overview - 30+ years of enterprise software experience in several Fortune 100 and two startups.
- Entrepreneur - Founded, grew and sold two bootstrapped software startups.
- Technologist - 20+ years of custom enterprise software development using emerging technologies, data center, PM, DBA, etc.
- Leader - Published 2 books & 30 articles, global speaker, panels, won awards, member of user groups, introduced emerging technologies to companies/groups, etc.
- Verticals - K12 education, publishing, telemarketing, consulting, online community, collaboration, mortgage, healthcare, travel, and more.
- Customers - Strategic & tactical execution of full customer relationship (marketing, sales, client services). Personally brought in millions in revenue selling to C-level.
- Finance - P&L, cash flow, AP/R, budget, banking, etc.
- Global - Resellers, conferences, & presentations across 4 continents. US east & west coasts.
- Network - Member of several meetups, user groups. Relationships with investors & bankers.
- Partners - Distribution, publishers, vendors, customers, etc.
- Remote - Built a 100%, 99% paperless, video conferencing based company, with thoroughly documented standard operating procedures for every aspect.
- 2017 - Present: K12 Inc., VP of Innovation
- 2007 - 2017: Big Universe, Founder & CEO, K-12 Digital Literacy Platform with school customers in 20+ countries (acquired)
- 2005 - 2006: Fannie Mae, Senior Software Architect (contractor), Residential Mortgage Portfolio Assets
- 1996 - 2004: Isavix Corporation, Founder & CEO, Java consulting company with several Fortune 100 clients (acquired)
- 1990 - 1996: Senior Software Engineer (contractor) - AT&T, Fannie Mae, IBM, Freddie Mac, etc.
- 1986 - 1990: MCI Communications, Data Center Supervisor
- Outstanding Contribution to the Growth of the Java Community (Group/Organization) by Sun Microsystems
- Nominated by Scott McNealy, Sun Microsystems for a Computerworld-Smithsonian award for a free online file storage service web site (freeback.com)
- Best Java Client at JavaOne for BackOnline, a Java-based online backup client/server product
- MCI Ace Award for MCI Mail Express
- Agile Java Development with Spring, Hibernate and Eclipse, Pearson: May, 2006 (360-page book, available in 4 languages, ~15,000 copies sold)
- Contributing author for Special Edition Using Java, 2nd Edition, Que Publishing: Nov, 1996
- Four Years to Profitability: Hard Lessons Learned in Edtech: EdSurge, Mar, 2015
- Navigating the K-12 Sales Channels: EdSurge, Jan, 2014
- Build Robust Security into a Rails-Based Wiki System: DevX.com, Jul, 2007
- Build a Wiki System with Rails, DevX.com, Apr, 2007
- Agile Java Development with Spring, Hibernate and Eclipse, Java Developer's Journal: Jul, 2006
- Agile Draw, Agile Alliance Agile Development: Jul, 2006
- Using Agile Processes and Modeling To Build Enterprise Applications, BEA Dev2Dev: May, 2006
- Free Access to your PC from Anywhere (using Real VNC), PC Magazine: Jan, 2006
- Working Together With Wikis, PC Magazine: Aug, 2005
- Methodology madness, JavaWorld: Sep, 2001
- Which app server suits you?, JavaWorld: Aug, 2001
- Javaware: The challenge of staying current, JavaWorld: Jul, 2001
- Java against the (Microsoft) world, JavaWorld: Jun, 2001
- Does Sun understand GUI design?, JavaWorld: May, 2001
- How many times do you restart your server during development?, JavaWorld: Apr, 2001
- What makes a good Java Web site?, JavaWorld: Mar, 2001
- Are you still using print statements for debugging?, JavaWorld: Feb, 2001
- Java developers: High in demand, low on loyalty, JavaWorld: Jan, 2001
- Applets: Still essential to Java, JavaWorld: Dec, 2000
- The new infrastructure for software building blocks, java.sun.com: Nov, 2000
- Freeware: Is it really worth it?, JavaWorld: Nov, 2000
- Do you really need Enterprise JavaBeans?, JavaWorld: Oct, 2000
- Introduction to the Java Mail API, JavaWorld: June, 1999
- The State of Java Middleware: Part 2, JavaWorld: April, 1999
- Writing Your Own Java I/O Stream Classes, Java Developer Connection: Jan, 1999
- Programming with Java I/O Streams, Java Developer Connection: Nov, 1998
- Java Provides Common Ground Across Heterogeneous Environments, JavaWorld: Aug, 1997
- Multi-Panel Applet Design, JavaWorld: May, 1997
- How To Develop Commercial-Quality Java Programs, JavaWorld: Jan, 1997
- Networking With Java, Dr. Dobb's SourceBook: Oct, 1996
- Java Abstract Window Toolkit, Dr. Dobb's Journal: Sep, 1996
- The Java And C Connection, C/C++ Users Journal: Sep, 1996
- Examining Symantec's Cafe, Dr. Dobb's Journal: Aug, 1996
- The SF Edtech Meetup, San Francisco: August, 2013
- Content in Context, Washington DC: June, 2013
- SIIA Ed Tech Business Forum, New York: November, 2010
- AEP Content in Context Conference, Washington DC: June, 2010
- School Library Journal Leadership Summit, Florida: November, 2008
- JavaOne, San Francisco (Moscone Center): May, 2008
- Netherlands Java User Group, Bussum: October, 2007
- New England Java User Group, Boston: October, 2006
- SD Best Practices Conference, Boston: September, 2006
- DF Java User Group, Brasilia, Brazil: August, 2006
- Princeton Java User Group, New Jersey: July, 2006
- SpringOne Conference, Antwerpen, Belgium: 16 June, 2006
- Netherlands Java User Group, Ede: 15 June, 2006
- Switzerland Java User Group, Zurich: 13 June, 2006
- Java Special Interest Group, London, UK: 9 June, 2006
- SOA Web Services Edge Conference, New York: 6 June, 2006
- (Various private seminars for companies in China and India): May, 2006
- Hong Kong Java User Group: May, 2006
- Northern Virginia Java and BEA User Group, Reston, VA: April, 2006
- Omaha Java User group, March, 2006
- Northern Virginia Java and BEA User Group, Reston, VA: January, 2006
- Seminars sponsored by BEA Systems, Richmond, VA (June, 2001) and Baltimore, MD (April, 2001)
- Northern Virginia Java User Group, Chantilly, VA: March, 2001
- (Launched local) WebLogic User Group, Vienna, VA: January, 2000
- Association of Internet Professionals (DCAIP Java SIG), Washington D.C.: April 1999
- Baltimore Harbor Java Users Group, Baltimore, MD: March 1999
- Java Internet Business Expo, New York: August 1997
- Networld + Interop '97, Singapore: April, 1997
- Washington, D.C. Linux Users Group, Bethesda, MD: March, 1996
- (Several private seminars in Shanghai, India, Virginia, and more)
- Methodology: Agile (Scrum, Extreme Programming/XP, Agile Model Driven Development), Rational Unified Process (RUP), and custom ones.
- Languages: Ruby, Java, C++, PERL, C, Unix shell scripting, and Visual Basic.
- Frameworks - Ruby on Rails (RoR), JEE, Spring Framework, Hibernate, and several others.
- Databases - MySQL, Oracle, Sybase, Informix, MS-SQL Server, and others.
- Operating systems - Linux, Solaris, Mac OS X, Microsoft Windows, IBM AIX, SGI Irix, Amdhal, AT&T Unix System V, SCO Unix, and others.
- Database Programming in Java: Networld + Interop '97, Singapore: April, 1997
- Web Site Development (Hands-On), Learning Tree International: 1996
- Java Programming (Hands-On), Learning Tree International: 1996
Bachelor of Science, Computer Science, University of Maryland