About Me

I have been implementing identity management solutions for over 15 years (long before “identity” was even a buzzword). During that time, I have developed custom identity management platforms, performed enterprise-wide directory deployments and architected role-based provisioning solutions for various vertical markets including Healthcare, Education, Finance, Telecommunications, and the Federal Government.

I have a firm understanding of the business, security and technological issues involved in implementing identity management projects, but my real passion lies in using these technologies to solve real-world problems. Having worked with Fortune 100 companies (such as General Electric, AT&T, UnitedHealth Group, and Boeing), institutions of higher education (including University of Minnesota, Vanderbilt, Loyola, University of Alabama) and several agencies within the Federal Government (DOD, DOJ, DOE, DHS, and OSD), I have accumulated extensive architectural, development, leadership, and management experience that allows me to identify (and avoid) the risks associated with implementing identity management projects.

Throughout my career I have been an developer, project manager, author, teacher, courseware developer, consultant, public speaker, and executive. The experience gained in these roles make me an effective communicator and allow me to bridge the technical and business divide that so often impedes understanding between the data center and the boardroom.


Executive Management
Professional Services
Global Project Manager
Business Analyst & Strategic Advisor
Active DoD Clearance
Privacy Advocate
Published Author & Public Speaker
Courseware Developer

Identity & Access Management
Federated Identity & WSSO
Roles-Based Access Control (RBAC)
Strong & Multi-factor Authentication
Risk, Audit, & Compliance
National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace

Oracle, Sun Microsystems, Novell, ForgeRock, RedHat, ActivIdentity, Symplified, PasswordBank


  • Oracle Solaris Sales Specialist (Oracle; April 2011)
  • Oracle Identity Administration and Analytics 11g Sales Specialist (Oracle; April 2011)
  • Oracle Identity Administration and Analytics 11g PreSales Specialist (Oracle; April 2011)
  • Oracle Identity Management 11g Presales Specialist (Oracle; April 2011)
  • Oracle Identity Management Support Specialist (Oracle; April 2011)
  • Sun Role Manager Implementation Specialist (Sun Microsystems; January 2010)
  • Sun Identity Manager Implementation Specialist (Sun Microsystems; May 2008)
  • Sun Certified Engineer for Sun ONE Directory Server (Sun Microsystems; March 2006)
  • Certified Sun Technical Instructor (Sun Microsystems; April 2005)
  • Oracle Public Sector Specialist (Oracle; May 2011)
  • Symplified Certified Engineer (Symplified, Inc; May 2011)
  • Drobo Partner Certification Exam (Drobo; March 2013)
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