I’ve been in the technology field well over 20 years and I’ve been involved with every aspect of technology in one way or another. From conceptualizing, design, installation, pre-sales, post sales, resource coordinating, managing teams and being hands on keyboard I have a proven track record in all of these aspects of technology and continue to grow every day.
My focus in disaster recovery started while being a consultant years ago when a customer’s RAID card and controller board crashed leaving the server completely unrecoverable. Countless hours went into figuring out what went wrong with that scenario and then even more trying to figure out what comes next. It was the first time I had to look at Disaster Recovery rather than replace a file from tape or order a new part. It was an all-out failure and nobody was actually prepared for it.
Needless to say that server along with the comptrollers spreadsheets were lost and after days of rebuilding the server and scavenging old tapes we were able to get 2 week old data back that was incomplete. There was a ton of hard work put in by myself and team to get an angry customer back to an outdated point in time. The company then needed to hire consultants for data entry to get them caught up and continue working to make their audit. Nobody really walked away satisfied or happy from the whole experience but a lot of changes were to take place that started me on my path in Disaster Recovery and continuity planning.
After cutting my teeth on that experience and becoming a highly motivated expert in DR I found myself spending over 6 years in the DR space as a recovery solution architect with SunGard. As time and technology has grown since I’ve become and grown into the cloud architecture area. I build new environments and migrate existing ones into most or any cloud spaces that are on the market today. Needless to say I grew from a bad incident and it set my course for where I am today.
My job(s) have taken me all over the place so I have become quite accustomed to traveling. When I’m not traveling professionally I am traveling for pleasure and that usually involves fishing. I have been on 6 continents chasing sport fish and hopefully 7 in the near future but I always manage to find great places to hike and swim as well. I am also an active Freemason P.M. of St. Johns 115 in Philadelphia and numerous other Masonic organizations as well. LinkedIn profile is Here
You may notice I use the Sigma logo on a lot of my images and there’s a reason for it. While the Sigma sign usually denotes “the sum of” I like to incorporate that into everything I’ve learned and am sharing with you. The sum of everything combined is what is truly necessary for success and I want to share that with you.
Fitting square pegs into round holes- what that means is that planning the recovery of an infrastructure or an application isn’t always a boxed and clean solution. I’ve discovered when dealing with multiple technologies, hardware, departments, vendors, expectations and budgets that there needs to be a lot of out of the box thinking. Sometimes some unique “mousetraps” need to be built to make things work and that can be the greatest challenge, excitement and satisfaction when done correctly. Whenever a recovery technology offers to solve everything and seems too good to be true, it probably is and that’s when I come in.