a leader and key participant from start-up to public enterprises, I deliver
high quality results quickly and efficiently. From individual contributor to
C-level executive, I’ve lead teams of all sizes. I get
things done and enjoy doing it.
successfully help companies bring enterprise-class, high quality products to
market - most recently, the world’s-fastest-performing, network-attached NVMe
array which is now receiving excellent customer acceptance and industry feedback.
designed and developed over ten successful commercial software/hardware packages,
and have written and edited thousands of pages of product documentation,
specifications, user's guides, reference, and marketing materials. I am the sole Inventor of twelve U.S. Patents
and co-Inventor of others.
I founded and ran a consistently profitable, award-winning software company and
negotiated its merger, resulting in a twenty-five times return-on-investment,
then founded and ran an enterprise that developed a world-class, open-systems data
storage product, finally selling this business to a top-tier, publicly traded
I have significant experience in hardware, software, OS, storage,
and networking on platforms ranging from embedded systems through mainframes,
gained by “hands-on” managing the delivery of successful high tech products – leading
architecture, design, development, test, debug, support, documentation, sales,
marketing, information technology, strategic planning, finance, and
administration. I excel at designing easy-to-use
interfaces for complex products, and specialize in Operating Systems, Device
Drivers, Storage, Disaster Recovery/Business Continuance, and Security.
July 2014 – April 2017 – Vice President, Apeiron Data Systems
Co-inventor of the core intellectual
property – two US Patents Issued/Approved.
Architect of host to enclosure/ and
NVMe drive protocols.
Architect of sub-microsecond
Responsible for all host-side
- Designer and author of Linux/Windows/ARTS device drivers > 50,000 LOC.
- HBA (host hardware interface) support.
- Transparent NVMe protocol support.
- HBA, enclosure, and drive configuration, firmware download, management, etc.
Designer and author of virtual
volume and three-way mirror/replication.
Designer and author of performance
measuring and reporting.
Author of fifty Linux shell command
utilities supporting product management, configuration, diagnostics, debugging
utilities, data integrity, and other tests.
NVM Express Organization
Member of Executive Staff
July 2013 – February 2015 – Consultant,
September 2011 – July 2013 – Firmware Lead, PMC-Sierra
Responsible for SCSI firmware for SAS
and PCI Express FLASH chips
Primary developer of SCSI target
code for PMC chipsets
Responsible for internal and customer-facing
November 2010 – September 2011 – Principal Consultant, MSB
Provided technical consulting services for
several clients on projects including:
Firmware development for
SAS-to-FLASH and PCI Express-to-FLASH devices
Performance analysis for Fibre
Channel-based data acquisition system
FC, SAS, AHCI, SCSI-loopback target
and initiator drivers for proprietary RTOS
Developed POSIX/Linux compatibility
routines for proprietary RTOS
Porting of FreeBSD filesystems to
Development of numerous
SCSI-conformance and compatibility tests
Developed USB bus and device
drivers for proprietary RTOS
Created 1, 10, and 40 GigE device
drivers for proprietary RTOS
Development of websites and
databases for BSA Units and District
Development of thin client and
server architecture, hardware, and software for a developing-country’s school
August 2008 – November 2010 – Storage Architect/Designer, Network
Architected, designed and led a
team to create an FC to SAS Storage Bridge for MetroCluster remote data
mirroring for business continuance and disaster recovery.
Developed architecture and
methodology for modularization of NetApp’s core technology (DataONTAP).
Assisted porting FC and SAS drivers
October 2005 - Owner, Ark Systems Corporation
Invented and created company’s products
Signed up business partners and
Developed IBM mainframe log capture
product for LogLogic Corporation.
Consulted with Network Appliance
Corporation to assimilate, debug, and document defunct supplier’s storage
modules and Linux firmware.
Provided expert witness consulting
to in Patent infringement cases.
Author of technical book on
Computer Storage Systems (in process).
May 2000 - October 2005 – Senior Director, Staff
to President, LSI Logic / Engenio
Ran the LSI Logic Storage Systems Milpitas
Handled development, debugging,
testing, technical and marketing documentation, and support for the ContinuStor Director (CSD) product.
Staff to the President, facilitating
and participating in critical projects, including adding Serial ATA (SATA) and
iSCSI support to LSI Logic’s flagship product lines.
Participated in executive staff
strategic planning, budgeting, DR/BC, product roadmaps, employee satisfaction, IPO,
spin-off, and internationalization.
Provided business, technical, and
project consulting to Engineering, Marketing, and Advanced Architecture.
January 1995 - May 2000 – Founder, Ark Research Corporation
Founded the company to develop and
market advanced storage subsystems for the open systems market. Our product transparently added advanced
functionality such as remote data mirroring to existing server and storage
configurations with no changes to existing systems and applications.
As founder, designed and personally
developed most the product’s operating system, networking, application code,
Raised seed, first and second round
venture capital funding, and managed all the administrative activities -- company
startup, facilities, information technology, finance, personnel, insurance,
401K, payroll, investor relations, and served on the Board of Directors.
April 1991 - June 1994 -- Vice President, Andor Systems, Inc.
Developed, manufactured, and marketed
CacheXchange (CXC), a mainframe storage
subsystem for Direct Access Storage Device (DASD) global caching and disaster
Reporting to the President, was
responsible for product development, the architectural integrity of the
product, and plans and designs for future products.
With less than ten percent of the
capital and personnel of our smallest competitor, brought an extremely complex
hardware/software product to market.
Developed CXC's internal caching
operating system, including all Remote Dual Copy/DASD code (the world’s first
Contributed to high-level technical
support for sales support and customers, and participated in product testing
performance tuning, and debug.
Multiple Patents filed.
July 1981 - April 1991 -- Founder, Kolinar Corporation (Relay
Founded Kolinar Corporation to
develop and market productivity tools for the IBM VM and MVS marketplace.
Released over six products in multiple
versions into the marketplace. Two won
ICP awards. Many industry experts
considered XMENU (a product I conceived and wrote) the de facto industry standard for VM windowing and terminal
Developed and marketed systems and
applications-enabling products for the IBM operating system environment, and
operating system extensions.
Directed product development,
product support, customer support, documentation, and two computer centers.
Managed the conversion of all
company products to the IBM extended architecture environment, requiring
significant changes to twelve products, including the rewriting of four
Responsible for the conversion of
all documentation to the IBM/BookMaster format (a precursor to HTML).
Brought six divergent technology
groups together and instilled a strong sense of cooperation, dedication, and
loyalty into the group.
1972 – June 1975 – Cooper Union, BSEE program
Certified Information System Security
DRII Certified Business Continuity Planner (CBCP)
Storage Networking Industry Association (SCSA, SCSP, SCSE)
BSA Wood Badge Leadership Training
US Amateur Radio (Extra) license (AF6FO)
Co-author of "VM Applications Handbook," and "The REXX Handbook."
Speaker at many industry functions -- keynote
speaker at technical workshops.
Taught many technical classes, including
classes in Japan, Italy, England, and Germany.
Served on computer planning and
acquisition committee for local public television station -- Helped in
fund-raising for homeless charity and college building fund.
Acted as advisor to several start-up companies.
Member of AMA, ACM, IEEE, AES, and several regional technical groups.
Own private state-of-the-art digital recording/music studio. Contributed to music recordings as composer,
performer, producer, and engineer.
Served on BSA Troop and District Committees.
Regularly participated and scheduled Eagle Scout Project and Final
Boards of Review. Merit Badge Counselor.
Director, Cameron Estates Community