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Professional Experience

SVP, Global Architecture & North American Information Technology — Scottish Re (U.S.), Inc.
Stabilized data and technology resulting from two acquisitions (ERC Life Reinsurance, ING Life Reinsurance).  Responsible for a $10M operating expense budget and over $9M in capital projects in 2005.  Created Scottish Re's core systems and data flow architecture; hired and provided vision and direction to data warehousing and EDI/EAI teams.  Provided management and technical direction to over 40 employees and 40 contractors in 2005.  Stabilized the ING Life acquisition on schedule, under budget.

Senior Consultant — Microsoft Corporation
Dedicated to Bank of America to participate in Architecture Review Board strategy discussions and enable .NET adoption.  Linux competitive strategy leader for Microsoft South region.  Contributed to multiple projects for Bank of America (CRM .NET pilot and 'bake off', Exchange 2000 migration - automation of Public Folder ACL migration, .NET Architecture Review Board and Center of Excellence), and Wachovia (.NET Security assessment; Web Services mobility pilot for Treasury Management).

President — Paul Software, Inc.
Custom solution design and development, including: ‘The Proxy Gateway Master’ remote control client and ‘Proxy Classroom’ distance learning products for Funk Software; an ActiveX server-side Internet component and Active Server Pages client for publishing sales information from the Siebel Enterprise system for Lucent Technologies; technical evaluations of Internet supply chain management tools from Ariba, ELEKOM and TradeEx; a Visual Basic 6.0 \ ADO analytical application for Wellman Inc’s chemical lab; Sales automation \ Onyx integration and MS Exchange collaboration tools for Allaire Corporation; an Exchange 2000 based knowledge management application prototype written in Active Server Pages and follow on implementation using Microsoft .NET Web Services written in C# for KPMG International.

Senior Consultant and Technical Lead — Quadris Information System
Lead technologist for IT infrastructure and applications to support a growing corporation, including frame relay and network design, Microsoft Windows NT 4.0, Exchange 5.0, SQL Server 6.5, Inter\Intranet applications using Internet Information Server 3.0 with Active Server Pages, and Visual Basic 5.0 server side components for use in Internet time tracking and project management.

Project Manager and Technical Lead — Renaissance Strategic Feedback System
Enterprise-wide system consisting of a Visual Basic 4.0 interface using RDO for ORACLE data warehouse integration. Developed core software components and managed 4-7 developers.

Senior Technical Consultant — Renaissance Intranet Knowledge Management Desktop
Lead technologist for a Fortune 100 telecommunications company Intranet help desk project, developed using Microsoft IIS and Active Server Pages.

Director, Information Products — MapInfo Corporation
Created MapInfo’s Information Products organization, strategy, and product framework. Migrated product production technology from DOS applications to UNIX/Windows. Created MapInfo’s WorldWide Data Partner Program and data reseller distribution strategy. Co-designed and developed portions of the MapMarker product, Microsoft DataMap feature and MapInfo core software.

Advisory Programmer — Geographic Information Systems Directorate, IBM Corporation
Created Data Model and design for IBM/Geo Vision project. Managed and provided technical leadership to 40 IBM and contract programmers. Evaluated and created prototype applications using database and data repository software, including ORACLE, Ingres, Informix, and Sybase.

Senior Systems Analyst — Keystone Management Systems, IBM Partner
Invented and developed "Videolink", video interface software to automate highway inspection.

Staff Programmer — CAD & CIM Database Development, IBM Corporation
Designed and developed major components of IBM engineering/CIM software products using DB/2 and SQL/DS. Designed and co-developed software to automate the engineering change cycle within IBM (CDF/MAGIC). Provided technical leadership to a programmer team for CDF/MAGIC implementation. Developed and taught two IBM courses on Computer Integrated Manufacturing.

Technical Skills

Databases: MS SQL Server, MS Web Storage System, MS Access, ORACLE, DB/2, SQL/DS

Languages: C#, Visual Basic, C, C++, JavaScript, VBScript, HTML, DHTML, XML, perl, PL/1, FORTRAN

Platforms: MS-Windows (95, NT, 2000), IBM AIX, VM, MVS

Tools: Microsoft .NET (Web Services, ASP.NET, C#), MS SOAP Toolkit, MS Internet Information Server\Active Server Pages, MS Front Page, MS Visual InterDev, MS Transaction Server, MS Foundation Classes, Erwin, MS Project, MS-Windows SDK, MS Source Safe, Source OffSite

Enterprise Software: MS Exchange 2000, MS SharePoint Portal Server, Siebel Enterprise, Onyx Customer Center

Employment History

Scottish Re. Senior Vice President, Global Architecture & North American Information Technology 5/04 – present

Microsoft Corporation. Senior Consultant 11/01 – 5/04

Paul Software, Inc. President 12/97 – 11/01

Quadris Consulting Senior Technical Consultant 12/96 – 12/97

Renaissance Solutions Senior Technical Consultant 11/95 - 12/96

MapInfo Corporation Director, Information Products 6/92 - 10/95

IBM Corporation Advisory Programmer 7/89 - 6/92

Keystone Management Systems Senior Systems Analyst , IBM Partner 10/87 - 7/89

IBM Corporation Junior through Staff Programmer 4/82 - 10/87


BS in Mathematics, Pennsylvania State University

Advanced Degree Courses in Computer Science and Operations Research

Industry Classroom Training:

  • Microsoft Mastering Distributed Application Design and Development (40 hours)
  • Microsoft Internet Development Seminars (16 hours)
  • Introduction to Transaction Processing (40 hours)
  • Microsoft Foundation Classes Programming (40 hours)
  • ORACLE Architecture and Programming (40 hours)
  • C programming (40 hours)
  • IBM AIX (UNIX) Architecture and Internals (40 hours)
  • IBM Programming/MVS Systems Programming (680 hours)
  • Distributed Database and DB/2 Programming (120 hours)
  • IBM GIS (GPG) Application Programming (60 hours)
  • MapInfo and MapBasic Training (40 hours)

Self Study Coursework (Microsoft Mastering Series):

  • Mastering Internet Development with ActiveX Technologies
  • Mastering Microsoft Visual Basic
  • Mastering Internet Information Server
  • Windows Architecture for Developers


MCAD.NET and MCSD.NET – MCSD Charter Member in 1999

Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer – Certified in Visual Basic 6.0 for desktop and distributed environments (175, 176); Analyzing Requirements and Defining Solution Architectures (100); Microsoft Windows Architecture (150, 151); Designing & Implementing Databases with SQL Server 7.0 (029)

Publications and Presentations

"Business Intelligence Case Study: From Zero to BI in One Year"
Mariner Executive Breakfast Series, November 2005

"Web Methods: Publish your Application Interface on the Internet"
MSDN Magazine, March 2002

"Building a Fully Integrated Knowledge Management Solution"
White Paper published by KPMG International, 2000

Contributor to "Fire Events from ATL COM Objects"
Visual Basic Programmers Journal, August, 1998

"Database Design and Data Modeling Workshop"
URISA , GIS/LIS and AM/FM Workshops, 1993, 1994 and 1995

"Mapping the Global Market: The Search for International Data"
GIS in Business, Europe and US Conferences, January/June 1994

"Optimizing Every Project's Largest Expense - Data"
AM/FM Executive Conference, August 1993

"Enterprise Data Issues"
AM/FM Executive Conference, August 1992

"Using Relational Technology to Manage Geographic Data - Advantages and Challenges"
Database Methods for Science and Engineering, August, 1992

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