The Swiss-army knife of technology with ambitious curiosity and a fearless trailblazing leader. I possess a deep technical background with a well-rounded business acumen. I continuously get my hands dirty with the next opportunity knocking at the door. I’ve become the go-to guy for IT, life & inspiration. I grew up on a farm, so I am no stranger to hard work however I’ve learned relationships are far more valuable than how much we know or how hard we work.
I consider myself an accomplished Architect, Leader, and Mentor with over 24 years of experience in many industries. I have directed an EA Team and served 13 years as lead Enterprise Architect for the world’s largest private company in total revenue (Cox Enterprises Inc.). I’ve earned multiple cloud-based certifications including Azure Architect Expert, TOGAF, and professionally skilled in Cyber Security, Blockchain, Web3, Data Centers, Roadmap Development, Enterprise Architecture, SaaS, and Business Capability/Process Modeling.
I started my career in 1999 by offering to work for free just to be around technology – they ended up granting me an opportunity. I’ve served as a mentor for start-up companies for Project Runway in Atlanta and managed a 300+ million IT budget. I’ve helped obtain a healthcare blockchain technology patent and I’ve had tremendous experience with Blockchain, Cloud, and security-based technologies. I’ve also helped co-founded two companies (MT Mining Company in 2021 and Creative Social NFT Inc. in 2022). I have also participated in over 50 hackathons and placed in 10 of them.
I have a passion for blockchain, cybersecurity, and IoT (Internet of Things) while I hope that I can pursue a long career with you and move mountains together!
Jan 2022 - Present
Designed and developed a global community platform where creators can collaborate and develop innovative ways to supercharge their brands.
Director of Enterprise Architecture
Jun 2019 - Present
Innovative thought leader in delivering healthcare revenue cycle optimization solutions that empowered our business to drive modernized cloud-based product offerings. Built and lead a highly skilled team of architects in establishing and directing the architectural vision. Developed an Enterprise Architecture (EA) program.
Lead Enterprise Architect
May 2008 - Jun 2019
Orchestrated the EA program for generating deliverables which guide the direction for managing 50+ enterprise portfolio and business strategies. Core responsibilities included Roadmaps, Designs, Investment Portfolio, Research, Digital Presence, Long-Range Budget Planning, Technology Expertise, Technical Writer, and Black Ops.
Lead Solutions Architect
Jan 2015 - Jun 2016
Performed resource management allocations, hiring, and led 15 team members with an operating investment portfolio budget of 300M.
Sr. Solutions Architect
Jan 2013 - Dec 2014
Became the first tilted person as a 'Solutions Architect' and became known to constantly setting the bar as a leader for the organization. Though Identity Management was my forte, I expanded my innovative experience through exploration of various technologies through proof-of-concepts, keeping up with trends and by continuous collaboration with specialized cross-domain teams.
Sr. Application Administrator
Jan 2011 - Dec 2012
Branded as the Implementation Guru, Innovator, and a Visual Representation Master. I worked with all external Architects for implementing and documenting architecture solutions which allowed me to learn from the best. From elegant implementation documents to creative visual representations, my work became the benchmark standards guide.
Sr. Systems Administrator
May 2008 - Dec 2010
Written over 300 Implementation plans for enterprise applications that later lead into building this entire process into InfoPath which was designed for documenting how implementations are deployed. Trained on Identity Management products for playing a DevOps role. Also was a Subject-Matter Expert on Portal technologies and identity provisioning.
Jul 2006 - May 2008
Started as a consultant with providing System Administration on the Corporate Portal infrastructure while also working with all Identity Management implementations. With having a Server Engineering background, I transitioned to the Application side.
Oct 2006 - Feb 2009
Became an outside consultant for Plumtree G6 Portal administration while working at Cox Enterprises
Sr. Server Engineer
Sep 2005 - Jul 2006
Led the IT support team for conducting weekly meetings for managing the data center and maintained a high-performance rating for the department.
Web Systems Engineer
Dec 2004 - Sep 2005
Consultant for the Plumtree Portal platform
System and Application Support
Jul 2003 - Dec 2004
Provided the overall company IT support along with managing the IT budget. Collaborated with the CEO and VP’s on aligning the technology with the business strategy
Sr. Systems Support Specialist
Dec 1999 - Jul 2003
I began my career through the internship program at Valdosta State which is what brought me to IBM in Atlanta. Provided end-user support for the learning services division in which I learned many different on the IBM software platforms including Tivoli, AIX, DB2, Lotus Notes, and many more.