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Experience

  • Senior Director, Regis Corporation

    Dec 2018 - Present

    I oversee 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.

  • 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.

  • Principal, Engelsen Enterprises

    2002 - Present

    My wife and I own and operate a family LLC for consulting services. Our previous custom development work includes building websites and apps for sketch comedy groups, education publishers, assessment providers, and lifestyle companies. Our management consulting engagements include technology advisory positions and M&A due diligence for fintech and retail industry stalwarts.

  • VP, Engineering, Augeo Marketing

    Oct 2016 - 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, 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.

  • Prior Positions:

    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

Education

  • Carlson School of Business, University of Minnesota

    Sep 2015 - May 2018

    Masters of Business Administration, Information and Decision Sciences (Carlson Scholar / Honors Graduate)

  • Rowan University

    Sep 1995 - May 1999

    Bachelors, Management Information Systems, Cum Laude

  • Officer Candidate School, United States Marine Corps

    Jul 1998 - Jul 1999

    Commission - Second Lieutenant

Certifications

  • AWS Certified Architect
  • Microsoft Certified Solution Developer
  • DevOps Foundation Certified