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.
selection of presentations
- “Microsoft Office 365 Cloud Principles and Expectations” (Microsoft TechEd 2014 in Houston, TX, May 2014)
- “Office 365 Service Communications to Customers” (Microsoft SharePoint Conference 2014 in Las Vegas, NV, March 2014)
- “Skytap SmartClient Overview” (June 2012)
- “What’s Coming in Exchange Archiving and Discovery in SP1″ (April 2010)
- Additional presentation materials available via Docs.com
“Policy-Driven Network Access with Windows Server 2008″
Co-Authored with Amith Krishnan
Appeared in TechNet Magazine
“Boosting Data Transfer with TCP Offload Engine Technology”
Co-Authored with Pankaj Gupta and Allen Light
Appeared in Dell Power Solutions
“IPsec: Securing Your Network Today to Prepare for Tomorrow”
Appeared in 6Sense
print and web media
“Microsoft confirms it is dropping Public Website feature from SharePoint Online”
Appeared in ZDNet – All About Microsoft
December 19, 2014
“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
“Exchange 2010: Helpful or Harmful for Third-Party Vendors?”
Appeared in Windows IT Pro
October 29, 2009
“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
“Network Security Evolves: An Interview with CA’s Ian Hameroff”
Appeared in TechNewsWorld
November 21, 2003