Technically-advanced information technology specialist successful in software administration and data communications.
Windows, Unix, Linux, Mac OSX, VMWare
01/2011 to 01/2017
Storage Solutions LeaderNetapp Corp
Championed new data apps and led software projects: identified new opportunities, promoted concepts, developed business cases, created user stories, collaborated with architects and tracked team progress.
Guided on-shore & off-shore development teams to produce exceptional outcomes on shoe-string budgets.
Trained executives on cloud by using my expertise to explain opportunities at a two day cloud event, through presentations, a cloud benefits video and sitting on panels answering questions about cloud storage.
Force behind ~$50M+ cloud data application in response to sales force interest; invented, specified, managed and spearheaded development of a cloud resident web portal data recovery application.
Awarded for exceeding corporation's expectations when creating a "Data Fabric" conference quality demo on a short timeline, which required quickly assembling a development team and collaborating across groups.
Went beyond to create impactful exec/field experience by spending evenings coding a Python-Flask web front-end to demo Cloud-based functionality that was deployed at WSU (university) & AWS (Amazon).
Took initiative to close Big Data product gap by learning to install, run & manipulate SAP HANA, mongodb; efforts culminated in storage integrated open-source, RESTful API's and python-based workflows.
01/2005 to 01/2011
Product Strategy ManagerLSI Logic Corp
Vision leader who delivered long-term storage system strategy and roadmaps: presented to industry leaders, evangelized technologies, developed strategic planning, modeled markets & opportunities.
Created multi-million dollar co-selling opportunity between Microsoft and LSI by collaborating on a combined Microsoft server plus RAID product that resulted in a new hybrid storage system for Dell & IBM.
Won award for successful M&A technical analysis while investigating storage replication software; effort culminated in the successfully acquisition of the company StorAge to fill said product gap.
Reached out to customers by initiating and running monthly Voice-Of-the-Customer (VOC) meetings around four user groups, which resulted in stronger roadmap requirements and more invested customers.
Evangelized product vision to industry leading OEM partners such as Dell, IBM, SGI & others by leading discussions and presenting roadmaps, while interfacing with industry analysts for background information.
who defined product positioning, prioritized features, promoted product benefits and values, trained sales, gave sales presentations, completed competitive assessments and market analysis.
Instrumental in ~ 25% yearly growth through presenting to national & international audiences our storage system benefits and values, and by training reselling experts on product features and roadmaps.
Closed over $50M in storage system sales for the year by giving technical product sales pitches to major customers, which helped with a shortage of technically knowledgeable field engineers.
Drove ~10K of system unit sales from breakthrough product by convincing leadership team to double down on next generation fibre channel IO investment after initially slow sales.
Addressed customer concerns and enabled purchases by developing SAN strategy, information deck and feature roadmap for such technologies, after customers I met with asked about our "SAN product strategy." Symbios Logic System Design Architect and department "Point-man"
AT&T - GIS Engineering Project Manager / Cross-functional Team Leadership
NCR Corp. Mechanical & System Designer and Team Leadership.
MBAWichita State University － Wichita, Kansas
BS: Mechanical EngineeringUniversity of Wisconsin － Platteville, WisconsinMechanical Engineering
Center for Research in Intelligent Storage (CRIS)University of Minnesota
Recent Projects Managed Developed IT Skills
Storage integrated host flash caching Self-taught Python and basic Java coding
Storage System Vaulting to cloud object store Linux & VMware install and provisioning
AWS EC2/EBS web app for data recovery Kubernetes / Docker provisioning plugin
AWS import /export bulk data movement AWS cloud management and configuration
Data migration between storage systems Python Web - Django and Flask
App for VMware virtual machine backup Data apps: mongodb, SAP HANA, MySQL
Netapp "Data Fabric" cloud demo GIT / github.com administration and use
Kubernetes / Docker provisioning plugin PowerShell API scripting
Snap-backup automation for Big Data apps Storage system install and configuration
Python REST / JSON API automation Software User Stories and Requirements.