Chief Technology Officer, Digitalis
Oct 2018 - Present
As the Chief Technology Officer of Digitalis I have P&L responsibility for and lead all aspects of our technology business. I am also responsible for our technology strategy, ensuring that we are making appropriate investments in the solutions our clients need, including extended and augmented reality, distributed and hybrid cloud transformations, zero-trust networking, hyperautomation, DevSecOps, and resilient composable business design.
Chief Technology Officer, Avantage Entertainment
May 2018 - Present
I was the CTO of Avantage Entertainment, a sports media and casino entertainment organization. As CTO I oversaw all facets of the technology and product divisions within the organization. I was responsible for the creation of our revenue-generating technology, keeping user data secure and our processes compliant. Avantage Entertainment is a cloud-first international organization, operating throughout the world with offices throughout the northern hemisphere.
Technical Advisor, CapZone Impact Investments LLC
Oct 2018 - Present
I have advised CapZone on their architecture and analytics strategy as well as helped them ideate on data sources, data visualization, and their overall technology roadmap. I have participated in multiple sessions with other CapZone advisors including famous former government executives, policy wonks, billionaire investors, and data scientists.
Senior Director, Regis Corporation
Dec 2018 - July 2019
I oversaw multiple infrastructure teams within Regis including: Communication Systems, Server Administration, Network Administration, Storage, Security and Compliance, Change Management, IT Finance, End User Computing, Cloud Engineering, and IT Supply Chain, providing IT for our more than 3,300 corporate salons and 4,700 franchise salons, serving 70,000 stylists and associates and 600,000 customers daily.
VP, Engineering, Augeo Marketing
Nov 2012 - Oct 2018
My team created and operated the platform for Augeo's nation-wide incentive and loyalty programs. I led across multiple divisions, managing the development, implementation, and execution of innovative products and solutions designed to drive partnerships, enhance market expansion, and increase revenue growth above 15% YOY. I personally led the design and operation of various products, successfully supporting +$140M in annual consumer reward redemptions. Also, I created multiple process improvement initiatives within Augeo, enabling the development of enhanced enterprise-wide information systems. Executive Sponsor and Chair of multiple technology committees, including our Project Management Office, IT Council, Leadership Advisory Board, and Change Control Board.
Director, Engineering, Adtineo
Jul 2012 - Nov 2012
At Adtineo I led the team that designed highly secure, performant, and distributed technologies that allowed turnkey creation of marketing and subscription programs. Our technology allowed clients to focus on their branding and core product offering and offload billing and data ownership risk and compliance to us. Our technologies enabled conversion, testing, recommendations, and cross-selling during a time when most organizations were not able to compete with the largest organizations that had already incorporated these technologies.
Director, Data Management, Vertrue
May 2011 - Jul 2012
I provided comprehensive guidance and leadership to individuals and teams within the Enterprise Data Management department. I performed code reviews, enterprise architecture, project budgeting and inception, and EDW project management. Together we architected and developed innovative digital marketing campaign tools, digitizing marketing and fulfillment processes to ensure report flexibility and reduce licensing fees by $100k. We modernized report delivery architecture, enabling workflows and event-driven data delivery along with user-driven subscriptions.
Technical Lead, Tallan, Inc.
Dec 2009 - May 2011
With Tallan I led strategic technology planning and application development for multiple large organizations in industries such as banking, finance, government, and healthcare. For Tallan I managed consultant and employee development teams across all project phases, coordinated with clients to gather requirements, design innovative solutions, conduct testing, implement maintenance and review cycles and finalize project hand-offs. I personally provided clients with detailed pre-sales and architecture documentation, which contributed to the selection of Tallan for the best business intelligence, architecture, and development solutions.
CIO and Lead Architect, Interstate Logistics Group
Apr 2007 - Dec 2009
While at Interstate I had the opportunity to complete re-architect and rewrite their enterprise planning and operations tool as a Software as a Service offering. Together with my team we redesigned and rewrote the application to enable Interstate to take the product to market, acquiring new customers and partners and open up a completely new line of business.
Aug 2005 - Apr 2007
Development Manager - Innovative Technologies Group
Apr 2001 - Aug 2005
Solutions Architect / HIPAA Security Officer - Adventist Health System
Jan 2000 - Apr 2001
Senior Developer - SoftAid Medical Management Systems
Carlson School of Business, University of Minnesota
Sep 2015 - May 2018
Masters of Business Administration, Information and Decision Sciences (Carlson Scholar / Honors Graduate)
Sep 1995 - May 1999
Bachelors, Management Information Systems, Cum Laude
Officer Candidate School, United States Marine Corps
Jul 1998 - Jul 1999
Commission - Second Lieutenant
- AWS Certified Architect
- Microsoft Certified Solution Developer
- DevOps Foundation Certified