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Delhaize America
Lands' End
First Chicago

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Delhaize America

2012 Present

Manager - Database Administration

Recruited to direct 2 teams that designed, built, implemented, upgraded and maintained DB2 for z/OS and LUW databases. Provided database recovery, performance management, problem resolution, and user support. Staff: 9.

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Wachovia Corporation

2006 2010

Manager - Capacity Management, System Performance, & Optimization Services

Recruited to lead 3 geographically dispersed teams that provide capacity planning, system performance, and optimization services to all business units. Managed $130 million cost recovery pool. Staff: 15 direct reports plus 20 matrix.

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Lands' End, Inc.

2002 2005

Senior Manager - Database and Infrastructure Services

Recruited shortly after acquisition by Sears. Managed teams that supported mainframe hardware, software, storage, recovery, performance, and capacity planning. Directed DB2 and Oracle design, implementation, and support. Provided recovery services for distributed systems. Managed $10.5 million budget. Staff: 13 direct reports plus 15 matrix.

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IBM Global Services


Principal - Performance, Testing, and Scalability Practice

Recruited to analyze business needs, develop solutions, sell engagements, manage client and IBM internal relationships, negotiate contracts, and govern projects.

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First Chicago NBD (Bank One / FDR)

1997 2000

Vice President - Technical Services Manager

Recruited 2 years into development project to turn-around performance and demonstrate scalability of a $100 million Hogan bankcard system. After merger, scalability goal increased from 20 million to 100 million accounts.

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Simpson Paper Company

1990 1996

Operations & Technical Services Manager (1994 1996)

Promoted to manage corporate data center and direct mainframe and midrange technical support.

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Technical Services Manager (1993 1994)

Managed teams that supported mainframe, AS/400, DEC VAX, and Unix computing infrastructures.

Senior Database Administrator (1990 1993)

Designed, created, and supported DB2 databases. Provided data access consulting. Installed database software.


Maybelline Company

1988 1990 

Database Administrator

Designed, implemented, and supported IMS and relational databases.


Autozone, Inc.

1986 1988

Database Administrator (1987 1988)

Designed, implemented, and supported IMS and DB2 databases. 


Applications Programmer (1986)

Designed and implemented CICS, DB2, and IMS application programs.