bio.

I am a seasoned technical product manager and marketing leader with over 15 years of experience in software and cloud services. My passion for building great products, translating value propositions into customer experiences, and delivering these stories through evangelism runs deep throughout my career.

Over these years, I have had the opportunity to work on some of the world’s leading software and services brands, as well as cut my teeth on emerging businesses. These experiences span a number of technology spaces, including information security, enterprise messaging, cloud infrastructure services, business process automation, and productivity software.

I strongly believe that I bring an effective and powerful mix of technical advocacy, business acumen, leadership, and storytelling that has scaled across a range of disciplines, including product marketing, business development, executive communications, industry analyst relations, and inbound product management.

On those occasions when I’m not thinking about how technology can address the real needs of real people, you can find me in Rave Green passionately rooting for my beloved Seattle Sounders FC, out with my Nikon trying to hone my photography skills, or futzing with one of the new geeky gadgets I just had to have. I’d also consider myself a budding Scotch whisky connoisseur, a short lived filmmaker, however a longtime musician.

I hold a bachelor’s degree in computer science with a minor in mathematics from Plattsburgh State University of New York. I’m a native of New York State, who has lived in Seattle for over a decade with my lovely wife.

professional experiences
selection of presentations
press clippings

byline

“Policy-Driven Network Access with Windows Server 2008″
Co-Authored with Amith Krishnan
Appeared in TechNet Magazine
March 2008

“Boosting Data Transfer with TCP Offload Engine Technology”
Co-Authored with Pankaj Gupta and Allen Light
Appeared in Dell Power Solutions
August 2006

“IPsec: Securing Your Network Today to Prepare for Tomorrow”
Appeared in 6Sense
January 2006

“Malware Goes Mobile”
Appeared in Wireless Business & Technology
January 1, 2000

print and web media

“Microsoft confirms it is dropping Public Website feature from SharePoint Online”
Appeared in ZDNet – All About Microsoft
December 19, 2014

“Simplifying the Management of Cloud Computing”
Appeared in IT Business Edge
April 24, 2012

“Microsoft To Split UC Competency Into Messaging, Communications”
Appeared in CRN
May 31, 2011

“Microsoft launches cert program for Exchange mobile access”
Appeared in Network World (IDG)
April 13, 2011

“SP1 Arriving This Year for Exchange Server 2010″
Appeared in Microsoft Certified Professional Magazine
April 7, 2010

“Sizing up Exchange 2010″
Appeared in Computing
November 17, 2009

“Exchange 2010: Helpful or Harmful for Third-Party Vendors?”
Appeared in Windows IT Pro
October 29, 2009

“Microsoft and Sun groom their OSes for 10 Gig”
Appeared in InfoWorld
July 10, 2006

“Windows Server pack punches up processing power”
Appeared on SearchWinIT.com
May 30, 2006

“Microsoft tweaking OS to boost networking performance, scalability”
Appeared in Network World
May 29, 2006

“Mainframe Technology Lightens Windows Server’s Load”
Appeared in ENT News (Now Redmond Channel Partner)
May 25, 2006

“Fake Microsoft Service Pack is Xombe Trojan”
Appeared in InternetNews.com
January 9, 2004

“Network Security Evolves: An Interview with CA’s Ian Hameroff”
Appeared in TechNewsWorld
November 21, 2003

“CA offers free antivirus software”
Appeared on CNET
November 18, 2003

“New variant of Blaster ‘fixes’ infected systems”
Appeared in InfoWorld
August 18, 2003

“CA readies multifunction security tool”
Appeared in ComputerWeekly
June 17, 2003

“Top 10 Viruses of 2001″
Appeared in PC Magazine
January 1, 2002

“Festive e-greeting hides virus”
Appeared in BBC NEWS
December 20, 2001

radio and podcasts

“Keep Unsecured Machines Off Your Network: Microsoft Talks About Policy-Driven Network Access Solutions”
Heard on Windows IT Pro
February 23, 2007

“Business Security”
Heard on Let’s Talk Computers
September 27, 2003

“Worms Put Spotlight on Computer Security”
Heard on NPR’s “All Things Considered”
August 23, 2003

televison

“Virus Hunters”
Seen on CNNfn’s “Dolans Unscripted”
January 14, 2004

“Sobig.F Worm”
Seen on Bloomberg TV
August 22, 2003