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Explorer and Innovator Jul 2022 - present
Creating a new approach to distributed data beyond blockchain.
Credit Suisse Group AG New York, NY Sep 2020 - Jul 2022
Head of Focused Advanced Solutions & Technology (FAST)

Responsible for blockchain/distributed ledger technical strategy and implementation and CSLabs, the in-house center of excellence for AI/ML. Principal technical contact for Credit Suisse Digital Products business. In-depth work with Ethereum and Corda protocols, web3j frameworks, SPARK, and AWS and Azure CLIs

Credit Suisse Group AG New York, NY Oct 2018 - Sep 2020
Head of International Trading Solutions Technology, Global Markets

Responsible for global technical team of 1100 to deliver global macro and OTC trade management and Swiss-centric execution services solutions. Provided vision and design strategy for multi-asset/multi-region portfolio management for the joint Global Markets / International Wealth Management capital, focusing on alt investment and exotics modeling, settleable v. strategy position management, and decoupled customer identifying data. Strong technical and organizational partner and contributor to firm-wide technology initiatives including DevSecOps, InnerSource, MongoDB, API management, and public cloud strategy. Restructured a struggling managed capacity and service deal to significantly improve quality of delivery and operational support. Improved reliability and shortened project delivery times while reducing headcount and other hard expenses.

Explorer and Innovator Jul 2017 - Oct 2018
Experimenting in the startup space in bioinformatics, finance, and entertainment verticals using the latest crop of technologies including transaction-enabled MongoDB, Ethereum smartcontract on-/off-chain integration, semantic modeling, "true" event-oriented service-based architectures, CLI/API driven control of GCP and AWS clouds, and everything-as-a-service architectures.
MongoDB New York, NY Nov 2013 - Jun 2017
Enterprise Architect & Special Solutions; CTO of Partner Program

North American presales and strategic positioning at the enterprise level for at MongoDB, the #1 NoSQL database. Duties include major financial services account pre-sales and strategic engagement, special systems integrator projects, developing the rich shape ecosystem around MongoDB, and speaking engagements at the webinar, industry panel, and large conference level. Notable projects included large scale stock and bond index composition and calculation, full stack geo platforms (from Google Maps thru Java geo libs to MongoDB), advanced risk management in the geo and RiskMetrics output spaces, bioinformatics and next-gen management of variants and samples, electronic health and medical records (EMR/EHR), web media placement/campaign systems, and simplified blockchain and semantic analysis solutions. Active engagement with ISVs, Tier 1 hardware vendors, and global SIs to design and execute next-gen solutions.

JPMorganChase & Co., Inc. New York, NY May 2008 - April 2013
Chief Architecture Officer, Investment Bank

Responsible for enterprise business and technical architecture and important strategic and tactical design efforts for $2.28B global IT group of 9000 development & support staff. Member of enterprise-wide Architecture Board guiding technology for Firmwide IT population of 34,000.

BEAR STEARNS & CO., INC. New York, NY Feb 2000 - May 2008
Chief Architecture Officer

Responsible for enterprise architecture and important tactical design efforts for $700M global IT group of 2000 FTE development & support staff. Oversight role for all projects in firm-wide technology portfolio. Team of 27 SMEs and associates provides leadership in technology stack standards and leading-edge solutions architecture, software design, information modeling, product R&D, and corporate information security for projects across all lines of business including equities, fixed income, clearance, derivatives, operations, asset management, private client services, and investment banking. Approx. 16 matrixed reports from senior architects in LOB-aligned (but IT managed) development groups.

BEAR STEARNS & CO., INC. New York, NY 1992 - 2000
Director of Technology, FAST (Fixed Income Dept.)

Responsible for FAST (Financial Analytics and Structured Transactions) group architecture standards and design and development of major applications in $1B net revenue department. Ensured innovation in technology matched pace of business innovation to secure Bear Stearns as #1 ranked mortgage-backed securities sales and trading unit.

BEAR STEARNS & CO., INC. New York, NY 1988 - 1992 Programmer, Fixed Income Dept.

Programmer and Manager for a variety of projects in the trade capture and operations space.

SALOMON BROTHERS INC. New York, NY 1986 - 1988 Business Systems Analyst

Application Design Leader and project coordinator for automating Salomon Brothers Realty Corp. operations. Responsibilities included all staff training, design of database engine interfacing, system utilities, program development tools, and applications coding for the IBM RT/AIX operating environment with an emphasis on portability across UNIX platforms.

Industry Certifications
Passed CFA I exam, June 1993; Series 7 & 63, 1999

Massachusetts Institute of Technology, B.S., June 1986

Playing Rock for Wounded Warriors Project, Reserve Aid, and Operation Finally Home
Scuba diving, performance driving & automobilia, and playing and recording original music