Hello there! As of May 2021, I am an IT executive with 20 years experience in the industry. ‌I’m the proud husband of my college sweetheart and prouder father of two aspiring dancers. So they say. I currently live in Buford, GA.

About my work

I currently lead the infrastructure and support teams for a large, multi-national manufacturing organization. Over the course of my career, I’ve grown from a technical person to the leader of a 275+ person organization. Since stepping into the role, I’ve been leading a transformation journey to modernize both technology and the organization. From a technical perspective, we’re wrapping up the migration 14 legacy datacenters to 6 state-of-the-art hosting environments, have moved over a third of our workloads to the cloud, and are adapting the network to deliver the next generation of services. We’ve deployed many new capabilities to the organization, like cloud-based collaboration with Office 365, e-mail security with ProofPoint, user experience monitoring with Nexthink, Cisco Firepower next-generation firewalls, and are piloting SD-WAN with Cisco.‌‌‌‌

More importantly, we also undertook the transformation of our organization of 150 technologists from a group of 13 traditional technology-based teams to 17 focused on the services delivered to our customers. This change in perspective has aided the company through improved service delivery, better integration of customer feedback, and has reduced resolution times by eliminating 40% of incident hand-offs. It has also helped broaden their skill sets, given opportunity to work together with people from other teams, and has since resulted in several promotions. We’re now taking on the same transformation for our support organization. Assembling a team to tackle these challenges, seeing them succeed, and watching them grow into their next role is the greatest reward.

You can read more about that on my LinkedIn profile.‌

‌About this site

I’ve loved technology since I got a Commodore 64 and Atari 2600 as a very small child. I have spent much of my adult life trying to figure people out. By “people”, I mostly mean me. This has created a blend of interests that intersect more than you might think.

On this website, I am writing about that blend, including things like learning, productivity, reading, minimalism, and technology. There will also be occasional llama or unicorn drawings to appease my children. If it makes you feel any better, I won’t draw them, so you have a chance at them being not terrible.

If you want to get in touch

All of that info is over on the Contact page.