who I am
Father (my little boy is almost three!). Devoted husband to a girl I first met in 5th grade. Amateur chef (and devotee to "Chopped"). Active Tweep (especially related to #highered IT). Retired aspiring novelist. Sometimes runner. Occasional blogger.
what I do (for work)
I am the Managing Director for the Student Information Systems Program at Harvard University; the goal of this program is to implement a common student information system to benefit students, faculty, and administrators across the University. More practially, the program will implement Oracle's PeopleSoft Campus Solutions and Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition (OBIEE) in a rolling deployment over the next four years. This is a very exciting project; you can learn more here.
Prior to transitioning to my new role on May 1st, I spent three years as the Director of Financial Systems Solutions at Harvard, where I oversaw applications strategy and program/product management for the University's financial, research administration and compliance, and related business intelligence applications. Before joining Harvard in 2008, I served in various information technology consulting and leadership positions in higher education, developing broad expertise in project management, stakeholder engagement, change management, requirements assessment, and solution design.
I tweet extensively on work-related topics, including Project Management, IT Service Management, and Oracle ERP and BI. I am also an active partcipant in industry conferences; see the presentations page for links (sometimes password protected; not under my control) to past presentations at national events. I am a certified Project Management Professional (PMP) and hold (or have held in the past) several IT certifications including ITIL v3 Foundation, MCSE, MCSD, and MCDBA.
what I do (for me)
If you visited this page four years ago, you learned about my in-progress novel THINGS LIKE THAT DON'T HAPPEN HERE, an intertwining tale of love and murder. Unfortunately, after several months contacting literary agents, the book was placed on a high shelf to gather dust. I have published a few short fiction and non-fiction pieces on Internet publications and my various blogs. Someday I hope to have more upbeat news about my long-lost love for writing... someday.
where I come from
I was born and raised in Bucksport, Maine. Thanks to my first summer job, I am a fourth generation papermaker. (As documented in my undergraduate honors thesis, "Anything to Survive: Union-Management Concessions and Cooperation at Two Maine Paper Mills.") I attended Harvard College in the late 1990s and graduated magna cum laude. Today, I live in Arlington (MA) with my wife and son.