experienced and professional individual with significant skills
in a multitude of areas. Extensive education and first hand
experience including a long list accomplishments. A highly
motivated entrepreneurial attitude not afraid of entering new
avenues. A diverse set of interpersonal, management and technical
skills applicable to all type of marketing, account management or
technical development propositions.
Online Inc. Lake Villa, Illinois
Owner/Operator, Fisherman, Outdoors Writer, and Publisher.
Founded Crappie.com in 1996, America's Crappie
Fishing Community and Forum, 18,000 members strong. 1M+ hits per
Motors. Lake Bluff, Illinois 2005-2010
on one sales, corporate BMW Sales relationships, and Online
Sales via Ebay Auctions.
sales accolades including BMW Profiles of Achievement Honors.
Online Inc. Lake Villa, Illinois 2003-2005
and Managing Consultant on projects to develop a backend MySQL
Database utilizing PHP/Apache and Linux. This provided Internet
access to securely log on, authenticate and update information
in real time for 105,000 users.
high volume website (1 million hits a day) utilizing Joomla and
and expanded numerous websites including, BimmerNut.com,
Inc, Lake Forest, Illinois 1981-2003
dollar a year in sales, MRO supplier.
Basis(2.7 TB DB, 3 teams, 25 technicians) 2002-2003
the Sun relationship (including detailed problem analysis and
technical diagnosis) in a major effort to correct server CPU
problems during extremely high visibility SAP outage scenarios
customer service relationship with SAP business units through
daily status meetings, and ongoing inclusion in planning
sessions for new implementations.
Manager on Middleware upgrade that involved new software
(Tuxedo, AltaVista Search, Mercator, Webmethods). Managed
cross-functional and cross-departmental teams on multiple
projects requiring extensive communications, analysis and
planning for middleware which interfaces between corporate
systems and www.Grainger.com.
SAP Disaster Recovery Architecture via company wide Disaster
Recovery Planning Strategy.
Base Services (2 teams, 20 technicians) 2001-2002
lead a major effort to improve the performance of a DB2, UDB,
and Oracle Data Warehouse, Data Mart environment. Successfully
communicating activities to User Departments and Executive
up Oracle Software licensing for compliance and license “reuse”
ability through detailed inventory and negotiations saving
thousands of dollars.
Services (400 Servers, 3 teams, 40 technicians) 1999-2001
Manager in major project to make the Sun Solaris Systems, Y2K
compliant. This was a last minute effort, again with zero
failures during implementation.
the implementation of UNIX Server and EMC Disk Statistics online
for upper management technical visibility into the systems (via
engineered the UNIX Administration teams to provide for improved
ability to support their systems. This was done through team
restructuring, improved online system status, improved
documentation and turning over operational responsibilities to
the appropriate responsible teams.
and dismissed Sun consulting services from engagement, picking
up their responsibilities with no increase in the UNIX
Mainframe Software (annual software budget of 10M) 1995-1999
Computer Associates software maintenance costs by $750,000
annually, through software cleanup and contract negotiations.
IBM mainframe software charges by $1.5 million annually through
contract negotiations and IBM PSLC (Parallel Sysplex License
Architecture Committee member authoring presentations about
Mainframe Standards, and the future of the Mainframe at
into an ongoing project to make the Mainframe Operating system
Y2K compliant, with no implementation failures at all (a first
at Grainger for a Mainframe upgrade).
the Mainframe technical and management staff to support the
non-mainframe functions of SMTP, DNS, NAV, TAO Email, UNIX and
Middleware, all while still performing the Mainframe Systems
Services Project Leader 1993-1995
MVS Systems Programmer
Operations Support Technician (founded Corporate
Washington University Masters Certificate in Project
Management – 2003
Dominican University 1999 – Sigma Iota Epsilon
In Business 1991 – Elmhurst College
in Engineering 1982 – Wright College