Sr. Manager, Engineering and Instrumentation & Product Owner (October 2014 to present)

Interactive Data 7ticks, Chicago IL

■ Provided the vision for 7ticks Insight, a data visualization and analytics platform
■ Deployed performance monitoring, event correlation, logging and network latency measurement systems
■ Collaborated with Product Management to productize instrumentation roadmap endeavors
■ Managed a Big Data platform & application which included AngularJS, Java, HBase, Storm, Spark, Elastic, Redis
■ Established a new, high-performing, cross-functional, dedicated development team
■ Ranked highest among management peers for team happiness, job satisfaction and performance in 2015
■ Rolled out an internal QA program where salespersons and support personal tested new features prior to release
■ Provided the right training, tools and equipment to the Development Team
■ Reported directly to the CTO; managed 6 Developers, 1 System Administrator and 1 Technical Fellow
■ Wrote, edited and updated Product Backlog Items (epics, stories and tasks) using Jira Agile
■ Planned strategically and tactically, prioritizing backlog with respect to long and short term business objectives
■ Balanced technologists’ desires with the urgency of the business without sacrificing quality
■ Created mock-ups of UI and UX using Adobe Photoshop, HTML, and CSS
■ Went "hands on" and contributed code as a Developer when the team was short-staffed
■ Planned and managed release calendar with input from Product Management and Marketing
■ Turned around a historically challenged product, plagued by years of delay, in 11 months
■ Hit 3 of 3 committed release dates in 2015
■ Officially released the revamped 7ticks Insight in September 2015

System Integration Engineer, Tools Architecture (January 2013 to October 2014)

Interactive Data 7ticks, Chicago IL

■ Designed a scalable audit that validated data between Redis and LDAP using Python and ZeroMQ
■ Created a C plug-in for the 389 Directory Server that serialized LDAP updates to a Redis cache in real-time
■ Created an Perl application that automated LDAP user-management functions (with respect to business rules)
■ Developed a scalable application to ingest real-time monitoring performance data into HBase using Python
■ Developed an MVC application using Perl (Catalyst/DBIC) that generated customized network outage reports
■ Administered and maintained a Hadoop (MapR-DB) cluster
■ Fostered a DevOps culture using tools such as SaltStack, Vagrant, Mercurical, Serverspec
■ Leveraged Scrum to put a jeopardized product back on track successfully
■ Evangelized for Scrum to Executives, Senior Managers, Product Managers and Developers
■ Promoted to Sr. Manager and made Scrum Product Owner in October 2014

Technology Lead (January 2009 to January 2013)

Bilsky Trading, LLC, Burr Ridge, IL

■ Managed projects to turn-up new market operations with international exchanges, brokers, and vendors
■ Managed a team of remote and co-located employees
■ Deployed and administrated Red Hat Enterprise Linux for trading systems
■ Developed front-end trading screens using Microsoft Visual C++ with MFC (Visual Studio 2005)
■ Automated back-end tasks using Python, Ruby, Perl, expect and TCL
■ Verified market data and order entry connectivity using tcpdump and wireshark
■ Designed a performance management reporting system that reported sar, mpstat, iostat and vmstat data

Software Engineer (May 2007 to January 2009)

Serengeti Law, Bellevue, WA

■ Contributed to Serengeti Tracker, a highly rated legal matter management, e-billing, and analytics SaaS system
■ Shipped software used by Fortune 500s such as Disney, CME Group, McDonalds, Google and
■ Developed aspects of the solution using C# (Visual Studio 2008/.NET 3.5), MS SQL, JQuery, HTML and CSS
■ Wrote detailed integration test plans to accompany each commit
■ Performed extensive testing prior to releases using other developer’s integration tests
■ Wrote comprehensive automated unit tests using NUnit for each commit
■ Active in all phases of a Waterfall System Development Life Cycle
■ Member of a full-time, remote, development team

Senior Solaris Administrator (November 2006 to May 2007) (A GS1 US Company), Chicago, IL

■ Managed the configuration of Solaris servers using CFEngine
■ Deployed new Hitachi AMS1000 SAN storage arrays
■ Migrated locally attached storage to SAN with no interruption of service
■ Configured controllers, McDATA switches, and Host Bus Adaptors to enable redundant connectivity to the SAN

Team Lead & Senior Systems Administrator ( January 2004 to November 2006)

Chicago Board of Trade, Chicago, IL

■ Supervised System Administrators who supported both floor and eCBOT operations
■ Primary administrator for over 50 Solaris systems (versions 8-10)
■ Backup administrator on an additional 100 systems
■ Supported Sun hardware platforms such as V40z, V120, V210, V440, V880, 6800, E6900, E15K
■ Achieved 99.999% availability in an environment where downtime cost over $14K per minute
■ Dynamically reconfigured multi-domain systems (E15K and 6800) to mitigate risk of downtime
■ Managed quarterly maintenance projects such as patching over 300 servers
■ Represented the Technology and Data Products group in weekly change control meetings
■ Developed processes to ensure Sarbanes-Oxley policy compliance
■ Developed tools using expect, TCL, and Perl to remotely manage and/or automate system administration tasks
■ Created a reporting tool using PHP and MySQL to graph performance data for capacity planning purposes
■ Promoted to “Senior System Administrator & Team Lead” in 2006

Senior Analyst (September 2001 to January 2004)

SBC Communications, Inc., Chicago, IL

■ Developed a solution to compute sales-compensation data for payroll in Oracle 8i
■ Tuned high-volume SQL that extracted data from the world's third-largest relational database (Teradata)
■ Created a Java/Tomcat application used to audit and verify data prior to inclusion into payroll
■ Developed tools to automate and monitor monthly batch processing jobs
■ Reduced the monthly batch cycle from 21 days to less than 24 hours
■ Promoted from “Analyst” to “Senior Analyst” in 2003


Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, Illinois
Master of Science ■ Computer Science
Bachelor of Science ■ Major: Computer Science ■ Minor: Art


Certified Scrum Product Owner, Scrum Alliance
Certified ScrumMaster, Scrum Alliance
Hadoop Cluster Administration on MapR, MapR
Corvil Network Performance Measurement, Corvil
High Availability Cluster Solutions, Symantec
System Administration II and III, Sun Microsystems
Network Administration, Sun Microsystems
Adobe Photoshop
Adobe Illustrator
Adobe Flash
Life Drawing I
Life Drawing II
Color Theory
2D Design
Drawing I
Drawing II
Franklin-Covey Accelerators