3059 Montclair Court

Clarkston, MI 48348

(248) 393-8036

Successful technical leadership, pre-sales solutions architecture, engineering, consulting and pre and post-sales support experience. Technical Project and account management, Experienced with PCI, GLBA, HIPAA, SOX & ITAR compliance. Practiced in transforming customer relations to that of valued business partner, consultative selling and translating technical solutions into compelling business opportunities. Adept trainer and presenter with talent for articulating message development and delivery to increase customer satisfaction and raise skill sets of team members. Expert in solution architecture, design, implementation and support of secure, high performance, scalable, globally distributed and Internet connected data center environments, private cloud server infrastructure, NAS and SAN storage environments. Entrepreneurial problem solver within charged and challenging situations.

  • Experienced Technical Leadership in environments of globally matrixed teams across multiple business units.
  • Experienced in Data Center architecture, design, deployment, operations, support, and capacity management and planning.
  • Experience writing and responding to vendor and supplier RFP for hardware, software, solutions and services.
  • Experienced in business and technology issues surrounding PCI, GLBA, HIPAA, SOX and ITAR Compliance and Audit.
  • Verticals: Automotive, Banking, eCommerce, Healthcare & Insurance, Hardware OEM, Internet ISP & Telco.
  • Specialization in systems security and tuning for maximum performance of Internet services, security standards and best practices for secure and hardened private cloud infrastructure, assessment & forensics.
  • Expert in solutions for high availability, disaster recovery, business continuance, transformation & migration.
  • Expert in Data Center/Internet services (IAM, SIEM, IDS/IPS, layer 3-7 firewalls, load balancers, proxy servers, PKI, SSL, DNS, SMTP, pop3, imapd, sftp, secure ftp, SNMP, ssh, routing)
  • Expert in NAS (NFS, CIFS) infrastructure (EMC Celerra, NetApp, Unix NFS, Windows CIFS & DFS
  • Experienced in the design, implementation, architecture, management, replication & migration of large, high performance fiber channel SAN storage infrastructure (EMC DMX, VNX, Cisco 9500, HP 3PAR, IBM)
  • Uniquely experienced in data center transformation & migration and remote site disaster recovery.
  • Experienced user in all current MS Office Applications.

Unique ability to step into an opportunity, assess the needs, rapidly identify possible solutions taking into account the “Big Picture” and doing whatever is required to accomplish win:win successes. Excels at building intelligent, common sense, loyal teams that exceed expectations. A problem solver and troubleshooter.


United Wholesale Mortgage, Pontiac, MI. ( 14/Feb/2022-Present

Senior Principal Engineer, FTE

The role of Principal Engineering is to help drive the continuous improvement of infrastructures, systems and applications at UWM. This is done through assessing the existing systems and projects and seeking opportunities for improvement. PE’s have a broad set of expertise and strong willingness to help with strategic or tactical opportunities.

Daimler Detroit Powertrain, Detroit, MI. ( 12/Mar/2016-11/Feb/2022

Master Enterprise Architect, Detroit Powertrain, FTE

Strategy, design and delivery of entire datacenter infrastructure for H/A/DR active:active datacenter environment, supporting Design, Engineering and Manufacturing in 2 million sq. ft. manufacturing facility (formerly known as Detroit Diesel). VMWare ESX 6, Windows Server 2012 & 2016, SuSE and Red Hat Linux. F5 GTM, LDM, ASM. Cisco network & 3PAR storage, Brocade SAN infrastructure. HP Continuous replication. NetApp CDOT 9.1 NAS with Snap mirror. Qualys scanning and Vulnerability Management. BMC Discovery & Atrium CMDB. Gathered requirements, Create initial and final/detailed strategy for Back office. Create bill of materials. Define and select leveraged team resources. Create cable maps, dataflow, Physical & Logical Architecture diagrams using Visio. Coordinate build activities. Developed Big Data MapR Hadoop strategies and DDC Data Lake strategy in MS Azure Cloud. Datacenter renovation strategies compliant with Daimler standards.

Hewlett-Packard Enterprise Services, Detroit, MI. ( (via GTN) 15/Mar/2014-31/Aug/2015

Master Enterprise Architect, Global Datacenter Transformation – W2 contract

Contract role. Strategy, design and delivery of entire datacenter migrations. Creation of leveraged PCI 3.1 compliant environment for Creditcard, Commercial Card, Global Payments, Airline Services, Fraud detection and transaction validation services. VMWare ESX 5.5, Windows Server 2008, 2012, Solaris 10 & 11 and Red Hat Linux. SIEM, IDS, IPS, F5 GTM, LDM, ASM. Cisco & Nokia Checkpoint. Cisco & HP network & SAN infrastructure. Oracle 10G, 11G & 12G RAC. Platespin replication, Oracle Streams replication, block level SRDF replication and HP Continuous replication. Implemented QRADAR SIEM for PCI 3.1 compliance reporting, systems monitoring and alerting, Sized migration WAN circuits. Gathered requirements, Created initial and final/detailed migration strategy. Created bill of materials. Defined and selected leveraged team resources. Created cable maps and dataflow diagrams using Visio. Coordinated build and migration activities. Contract ended.

Blue Cross Blue Shield of MI, Detroit, MI. ( (via iVantage) 21/Oct/2013 – 15/Mar/2014

Enterprise Architect, IT Online Services – W2 contract

Contract Enterprise Architect responsible for Infrastructure design and implementation. Strategic direction and consultation with Agile development and deployment teams globally. Vendor POC. HIPAA & PHI security availability, performance and disaster recovery. Cisco UCS, VMWare ESX, Red Hat Linux, DB2, Apache Web server and JBoss application servers, F5 GTM, LDM and ASM. Developed 3 tier client facing portal architecture in AWS cloud.  Awarded CIO Award of Excellence. Recruited by HPE.

Ally Financial Services, Detroit, MI. ( (via KForce through RLKD) 16/Aug/2012 – 20/Oct/2013

Enterprise Infrastructure Architect, Technology Infrastructure – 1099 contract

Contract Enterprise Infrastructure Architect. Multiple concurrent Datacenter relocation and refresh for Commercial Bank and Automotive Financial Services. Migrations by physical, logical and virtual relocation, “lift and shift”, split and shift” or “swing gear” methodologies. Architected and implemented enterprise DNS, secure ftp, monitoring, CMDB and other leveraged datacenter services to support Windows Server 2008, Red Hat, SuSE, AIX, HPUX and Solaris hosts. Oracle Streams replication, SRDF/A and SRDF/S replication. Implemented QRADAR SIEM for PCI 2.0 compliance reporting, systems monitoring and alerting. Ally Apex process certified Recruited back to BCBSM.

Blue Cross Blue Shield of MI, Detroit, MI. ( (via V2Soft through RLKD) 15/Jan/2012 –15/Aug/2012

Enterprise Architect, IT Online Services – 1099 contract

Contract Enterprise Architect. Infrastructure design and implementation of New Member Portal and New Public Site. Explored Amazon AWS & EC2 integration. Strategic direction and consultation with Agile development and deployment teams globally. VMware ESX for PCI and HIPAA compliant customer portal which became the new Apache, Tomcat, DB2, Informix, and Mongo NoSQL DB. Vendor POC. Contract ended.

IBM Global Business Services, Detroit, MI. (http://gm/com) (via Artech through RLKD) 5/2008 – 12/2011

Global Enterprise Infrastructure Architect, GM Global Business Services Account – 1099 Contract

Contract Global Infrastructure Architect for GM Global Business Services (HR, Finance, Corporate Staffing, Legal). Technical Account leadership of large globally distributed teams. Vendor management, product requirements analysis, evaluation and selection. VMWare ESX, Solaris, HPUX, AIX, Red Hat & SuSE Linux. Oracle RAC. Oracle Streams. SRDF/A, SRDF/S. Created first GM Private Cloud. Strategic direction globally for all GM standard technology vendors (EDS, HP, IBM, EMC, Sun/Sun One, Cisco, AT&T, SAP, PeopleSoft, Oracle, BEA, BMC and other suppliers of software and services. Developed 3 tier marketing pilot infrastructure architecture in Amazon Web Services (AWS) cloud. Responded to GM RFP for Hosting Services and Solutions. ITIL Foundations certified. TOGAF Foundations certified. GM SDP 10 certified. Contract ended due to client reorganization.

EDS/GM Hosting Services, Auburn Hills, MI. ( (via Synova)

5/2007 – 05/2008 Senior Global Enterprise Strategic Account Infrastructure Architect, OnStar – W2 contract

On Star by GM (EDS), Detroit, MI. ( (via Tech Team)

11/2005 – 05/2007 Senior Global Enterprise Strategic Infrastructure Architect, On Star Account – W2 contract

Rainfinity, Inc. Clarkston, MI. (

11/2003 – 11/2005 Central Area SE Lead Pre-Sales Solutions Architect, Senior Sales Engineer – FTE

NetSec, Inc., Auburn Hills, MI. (

06/2003 – 11/2003 Pre-Sales Solutions Architect, Technical Account Lead – Daimler-Chrysler – FTE

Electronic Data Systems (EDS), Troy, MI ( (via Tech Team)

06/2001 – 6/2003 GM Account Solution Architect, GM Global Web Hosting – W2 contract

NARUS, Inc., Waterford, MI. (

10/2000 – 05/2001 Central Area Sales Engineering Manager, Solutions Architect, Senior Sales Engineer – FTE

Organic, Inc., Bloomfield Hills, MI (

04/2000-10/2000 Director of Systems Integration, Chief Hosting Engineer – FTE

Silicon Graphics, Inc., Mountain View, CA. ( 06/1995-04/2000

Web Master (Web Development Manager, Site Manager, MTS Engineer) – FTE


Elkins Institute, Dallas, Texas – March 1985 to March 1987 Assoc. Digital Electronics/Business. Analog, Digital and Microprocessor fundamentals, 68000 Assembler programming. 4.0 GPA. Diploma.


2018 Meijer State Games of Michigan Silver Medal, Master 50+ Compound Freestyle.

2017 National Senior Olympic Games, 7th place Men’s Compound Archery

2017 Multilakes TriCounty Indoor Championship Bronze Medalist

2017 MAA Indoor Championship Silver Medalist Men’s Compound Archery

2016 Michigan Senior Olympics Gold Medalist, Men’s Compound Archery

2016 Society of Michigan Archers FITA State Championship Silver Medalist, Masters 50+ Men’s Compound

2015 Michigan Senior Olympics Silver Medalist, Men’s Compound Archery

2014 – BCBSM CIO Award of Excellence

2013 Ally Financial Services CIO LEADership award Project Dodge

2011 Knight Templar, Pontiac Commandry #2

2010 Cedar Lodge #60 F&AM Master

2008 F&AM of Michigan Mason of the Year