Research Focus

The application of Affective Computing (i.e. quantifying, adapting to, and modification of human emotion) to various domains of human-machine interaction, most recently flight and flight simulation.

Career Profile

Strategic Enterprise Architect and Project Leader specializing in end-to-end application development. Excels at management of client expectations and the successful translation of client needs into requirements for the technical team. Hard-core deployment troubleshooter with excellent debugging skills. Vital knowledge resource for Java, J2EE, J2ME, SQL, Web Services, OO, AOP. Well versed in modern methodologies including RUP, MDA, TDD, Scrum, XP. Consistently brainstorms creative solutions for project deliverables, while balancing strategic concerns.


Human-Computer Interaction, Containerization, Orchestration, Continuous Integration, Continuous Deployment, Test-Driven Development, Agile Methodologies, Conflict Resolution, Mentoring, Team Leadership, Quantitative Analysis for Management, Operations Research, PMI, PMBOK, ITIL v3

Education & Certifications

Sc.D. (Doctor of Computer Science) : Colorado Technical Univerisity : Affective Computing
ALM (Master of Liberal Arts) : Harvard University : Information Technology, Information Systems Management
BSSE (Bachelor of Science) : Colorado Technical University : Software Engineering

PM Certification : Boston University
Sun Certified Java Programmer (SCJP), Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer (MCSD), Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE) , ITIL v3 Foundation, TOGAF Level 1 & 2 Training

Detailed Resume available by request.

Enterprise Impact

Drives organizational change through high-impact enterprise strategies and practices:

  • Improves enterprise IT strategies and practices for client engagement, project methodology, architectural governance, enterprise documentation, infrastructure migration, development team evolution, and IT support.
  • Aligns IT with business strategies through agile methodologies that leverage business and technical architectures, information workflow, use case analysis, and risk assessment to verify fitness-for-purpose.
  • Stabilizes ad hoc support operations by clearly defining the boundaries and responsibilities of project and operational teams, while progressively injecting fitness checks earlier into the project lifecycle.

Leads the turnaround of failed and blocked projects through progressive management techniques:

  • Facilitates realistic project planning based upon time-boxed delivery of incremental functionality, centered on use cases, prioritized by business criticality, and driven by technical and organizational risk.
  • Revitalizes software engineering teams through the introduction of agile best practices, including team programming, test-driven development (JUnit), repeatable builds (Ant, CVS), standardized environments, automated integration (CruiseControl), team testing, and continuous customer collaboration.

Drives the architectural evolution of mission-critical systems, architectures, platforms, and components:

  • Product lines built upon service-oriented enterprise architectures and open source frameworks (SOA, Spring, Hibernate) that are secure (SSL, X.509), scalable, extensible (component-oriented), interoperable (XML, JMS, Web Services), manageable, and serviceable.
  • Mission-critical systems built upon robust multi-tier hardware architectures that are 24 x 7, high-performance (multi-processor, server farms), failover-enabled and load-balanced (F5 Big-IP), shadowed, and recoverable.

Personal Style
Rapid discovery of key issues underlying intractable problems. Inspires teams to strive relentlessly towards success. Enjoys strategic collaboration, brainstorming, and mentoring. Exceptional group analytical ability. Strong advocate of openness, transparency, and accountability to balance strategic vision and pragmatic need.

Key Results

Overview of high impact results that effected change to the software development processes of the enterprise while simultaneously delivering architecture and software solutions.

May 2011 – Present
Disney Worldwide Services, Celebration, FL
Principal Technologist / Enterprise Information Systems
Currently providing application platform services in support of world-class IT services offerings, focusing on enterprise architecture, J2EE architecture, and intensive hands-on application development, while supporting the aggressive adoption of agile management and development practices.

Jan 2008 – May 2011
Walt Disney Parks & Resorts, Lake Buena Vista, FL
Technical Lead / Global Business Technology
he Ticketing line of business at WDPR faced a crisis: The legacy middleware application platform lacked scalability and maintainability (WMB, ad hoc practices). As architect and technical lead, drove strategic planning and the successful migration to a J2EE enterprise computing strategy and service framework. Created a common project methodology (use case centric, risk- driven). Successfully integrated new external sales partners with the new, modern and flexible SOA platform, increasing annual revenue (e.g. $12 million).

Nov 2005 – Jan 2008
Disney Internet Group, Celebration, FL
Team Leader / Shared Services
Technical lead on high-traffic web engines and shared services applications. Introduced continuous build and test practices. Designed a PCI compliant cryptography framework and coordinated integration & deployment across revenue generating application across multiple business units. Worked with business partners to develop a strategic shared services roadmap.

Overview of high impact results that delivered software solutions within the
existing software architectures and development processes of the enterprise.

Ciber, Inc., Orlando, FL
Senior Consulting Engineer / Disney Internet Group
Senior Engineer tasked with middleware component of a distributed web-based e-commerce application. Implemented a standardized J2EE model-driven architecture using a “RUP light” methodology. Responsibilities included development of functional and technical specifications, project estimates, application design and development, unit and integration testing, code reviews, and technology presentations. Transitioned to Team leader at Disney Internet Group at the conclusion of the consulting contract.

2004 – 2005
Fortune 500 Travel Company, Lake Mary, FL
Lead Project Engineer / Consultant, Online Publishing
s the J2EE lead for Publishing Operations, was responsible for support and development of existing applications driving a major revenue stream (e.g. $70+ million), design and development of new applications, implementing new architectural standards/best practices, and mentoring junior developers.

2002 – 2003
Apex Consulting Group, Reading MA
Engineering Lead / J2EE Consulting

Apex developed custom enterprise solutions for Fortune 1000 companies. As a senior member of the engineer team, was responsible for design and implementation of the Session API and UI components of a J2EE based application framework utilizing J2EE and Struts.

Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA
Senior Engineer / Information Services
MIT is a world-class educational institution with an equally complex student information system. As lead engineer of a project team, contributed to the architecture and development of a Swing GUI application and its supporting Enterprise Java Beans providing core services to the organization’s information systems.

2000 – 2001
Painted Word, Cambridge, MA
Senior Engineer / Enterprise Intelligence Applications
Painted Word developed custom enterprise intelligence applications for Fortune 1000 companies. As a senior developer and technical lead, engagements centered on web-enabled Business Intelligence (Hyperion, Essbase) solutions. Working within a J2EE Application Framework, developed and integrated technology components within global web applications and implemented enhancements to the OLAP application server that was the foundation for the BI consulting practice.

Mar 1999 – Jul 2000
Rainier Technology, Bloomington, MN
Solutions Developer/ Microsoft Consulting
Rainier, a premiere Mid-West Microsoft Solutions Provider, develops solutions for Fortune 1000 companies and high potential start-ups. Engagements included Web Enabled Applications, Distributed Applications, Enterprise Database Systems, Information Appliances, and Wireless Applications.

1997 – 1999
Saint Paul Pioneer Press / Pioneer Planet, Saint Paul, MN
Senior Web Engineer / Online Publishing & Internet Service Provider

The Pioneer Press is the Twin Cities major metropolitan newspaper. As lead developer, architect and systems administrator for web-based n-tier applications, developed Web Portal Applications focused on delivering personalized news and entertainment information in conjunction with targeted advertising to desktop web browser and PDA platforms. Provided 3rd line support for regional Pioneer Planet ISP service.