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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!

24 Years of

Experience

Experience
Creative Social | Cleveland, OH

Co-Founder

Jan 2022 - Present

Designed and developed a global community platform where creators can collaborate and develop innovative ways to supercharge their brands.

  • Developed Technology Stack
  • Developed Web 3 Apps
  • Work with top tier creators and influencers
Quadax | Atlanta, GA

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.

  • Key adviser and CTO to our C-Suite board
  • Introduced EA & Innovation programs, Hackathons, portfolio management, cloud transition, modern workplace, architect career ladders, and grew to an 8-member team
  • Trailblazed the Cloud transition and adoption for both Azure & Microsoft 365 including Exchange
  • Ensured all solutions were HIPAA/PCI compliant
  • Managed the overall cloud IT budget and orchestrated the budget approval process
  • Led transition of CapEx to Opex operating model while reducing overall expenditures
  • Led the process, definition, and governance of Enterprise Design Standards, Patterns and Best Practices
  • Established programs around enterprise data management, cybersecurity, identity & access management, API management, and cloud governance
  • Organized first internal company hackathon in 2020
Cox Enterprises Inc. | Atlanta, GA

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.

  • Managed consulting teams of 20+ people
  • Orchestrated the EA program for guiding deliverables in the direction for 50+ technology & business strategies
  • Applied technology trends and the practical application of existing, new, and emerging technologies to enable new and evolving business and operating models
  • Defined principles, guidelines, standards, and solution patterns to ensure solution decisions are aligned with the enterprise's future-state architecture vision
  • Created strategies for Voice-First, Mobile First, Cloud Computing, Identity & Access Management, Office 365, and Oracle Product Management
  • Designed and deployed sophisticated large-scale implementations
  • Maintain healthcare compliance with HIPAA, SOC2 and PCI standards in the cloud
Cox Enterprises Inc. | Atlanta, GA

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.

  • Introduced Design Patterns, IT Governance & Standards, Architecture Policies/Principles, BPMN, Best Practices, Architecture Artifact Templates, Reference Architecture, TOGAF, and Trade-Off Analysis
  • Designed and directed the governance activities associated with ensuring solutions architecture assurance and compliance
  • Led architecture review board assessments of new technology and solution designs
  • Led enterprise strategies with opportunity identification, value cases and portfolio analysis
  • Provided input to department budgets and created project forecasts for 3-year outlooks
Cox Enterprises Inc. | Atlanta, GA

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.

  • Authored 450+ implementation plans and 250+ Solution Documents
  • Led the expansion of IAM responsibilities and centralization of IAM controls
  • Authored architecture templates for reference architecture and solution documentation
  • Implemented portfolio tools that mapped out the Business, Application, and the Technology
  • DevOps for Identity ecosystem for all Federation, Provisioning, and Access Management
  • Technical Writer for Solution Architecture Documents, Technical Architecture Documents, Business Requirements, Implementation Plans, Application Support Guides, Change Processes and Standard Operating Procedures
Cox Enterprises Inc. | Atlanta, GA

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.

  • Innovation contest winner for an idea of 'Streamlining the Enterprise with Relationships'
  • Lead troubleshooting sessions that brought resolution more efficiently versus spending too much time on the problem
  • Conducted training sessions with employees for knowledge sharing
  • Documented non-production technical architecture in Visio from infrastructure to logical viewpoints
  • Led development team from design to deploy with emphasis on Lifecycle Management
  • Lead the architecture design of the entire Enterprise Portal platform for 36,000+ Retiree Community using Oracle WCI, OVD, OAM, & OID
  • Improved collaboration of our engineering teams by leveraging SharePoint which created process forms for Load Balancer and Firewall requests with workflow
Cox Enterprises Inc. | Atlanta, GA

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.

  • Established various templates for visual infrastructure documentation
  • Implemented a variety of Identity Management and Portal solutions
  • Partnered with Enterprise Architecture on various projects on how solutions were deployed
Cox Enterprises Inc. | Atlanta, GA

Systems Administrator

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.

  • Managed the Oracle infrastructure
  • Assisted EA Team with Portfolio Management
Porsche Cars North America | Atlanta, GA

Portal Consultant

Oct 2006 - Feb 2009

Became an outside consultant for Plumtree G6 Portal administration while working at Cox Enterprises

  • Provided outside consulting for administration to Plumtree G6 Portal developing several InfoPath forms for Inventory and access request
  • Designed workflows that use .NET web service to connect to SharePoint
NASCO | Atlanta, GA

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.

  • Responsible for managing 100 + Physical servers, over 100 + Virtual servers, and SAN/Network appliances in the Datacenter
American Cancer Society | Atlanta, GA

Web Systems Engineer

Dec 2004 - Sep 2005

Consultant for the Plumtree Portal platform

  • Provided administrative support for the Plumtree Portal platform
  • Developed .NET portlets for executive reporting and searching capabilities
The EPI Companies | Kennesaw, GA

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

  • Managed the entire infrastructure
  • Built SQL stored procedures for data automation
  • Provided end-user support
IBM Global Business Services | Atlanta, GA

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.

  • Provided end-user support for learning services division
  • Learned many different products on the IBM software platforms including Tivoli, AIX, DB2, Lotus Notes, and many more
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