About

I am an IT Manager looking for my next great challenge. My experience to date has focused on managing people and projects in organizations, in assisting teams of technologists to form and in leading them to achieve the organization’s business goals. For a more detailed presentation of my skills and background, please review my resume (pdf).

Currently, I’m launching a startup in the east side of Cleveland to provide technologists in the area with a professional workplace alternative from the Fortune 500 cube farm and the local coffee shop.

These Pages

This is my personal blog. The posts on this site are intended to give you additional insight into my professional side: who I am, what I think and how I make decisions. If you’re looking for an experienced Information Technology Leader and Manager to lead a technical group of people in your organization, I may be your candidate.

Through these posts, you’ll learn about my management styles, the importance I place on leadership (not only my own but those around me), my strategies for team development and the kind of written communication you can expect when you hire me.

I typically post three or four times a week. I encourage you to read on, follow me on Twitter, add my RSS to your reader (or follow via email) and get a sense of how I think about leadership, management and things that make a difference to companies that use technology to achieve their business goals.

My Biography

I have been involved in technology my entire career. That started with a degree from Austin College, focusing on computer science and Spanish. I was a consultant and developer out of Interleaf’s Chicago office for a number of years before joining Uniscan (one of its VARs) in Cleveland. There I developed some plug-ins for the Interleaf publishing platform and further developed my public speaking abilities.

In the late 1990s I joined Keybank to practice Unix administration, eventually branching out to leading and managing Operations and Engineering teams there for nearly a decade. These opportunities have allowed me to fine-tune my skills in managing diverse groups of technologists in successfully leveraging a variety of technologies.

I am a firm believer in the inherent value of each person. I look to challenge the individuals and groups I work with to creatively attack problems, develop unique approaches to providing solutions and deliver value to the business.

I have been married to my wife, Barb, for nearly sixteen years and we have four children. I volunteer with our local Cub Scout Pack as a Den Leader.

These days, when not building my business, I try not to be found by heading out on the water in my backyard-built sailboat or taking a long hike through any woods I can locate. Usually with my family.

My Contact Information

You may contact me via email (), follow me on Twitter or find me on Facebook.

Disclaimer

It seems that every blog needs a disclaimer these days.

This is my personal blog. The opinions expressed here are not necessarily representative of any employer of mine (past or future). The opinions (and content) of any comments on these pages belong solely to the one leaving the comment. While I’m not afraid of a good argument, I do retain the right to remove comments that are offensive.

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