Profile Yale M.A., M.Phil. IBM Certified iSeries Systems Engineer with 19+ years experience on IBM iSeries. Technical author and inventor with multiple software patents. Specialist in iTera High Availability, LPAR, Windows Server Integration (IXS), Capacity planning, System and Release upgrades, Internet security, Backup and recovery, Disaster prevention, E-business, Communications, Networking, IFS, Performance management. Additional expertise in Windows Servers, EDI, Domino, MS Exchange, MQ Series, Citrix. Outstanding verbal and written communications skills.
Education 1978-1984 Yale University New Haven, CT Master of Arts, Master of Philosophy Degrees. Prize Teaching Fellow, nominated by students and faculty for teaching excellence.
1973-1977 Claremont McKenna College Claremont, CA First student in 25 years to graduate with perfect academic record. Danforth Fellow. One of 100 college graduates in US chosen for this honor. Experience 2002-present Apiron Technologies, Inc. New York, NY
IBM Certified iSeries Systems Engineer. IBM OS/400 early release Beta tester. Clients range from 20+ million to 2+ billion in annual revenue. Outstanding reputation for client satisfaction.
2007-present. Kindred Healthcare, Inc. Played key role in implementing high availability using iTera HA 5.0 to mirror eight production LPARs housed on three 570 systems in Louisville KY to an iSeries 595 in Brockton MA. Trained other systems engineers on iTera HA software. Revised existing LPAR configuration on 595 to permit housing three additional partitions with no additional hardware, potentially saving client estimated $300,000.
High-availability technical lead responsible for implementing migrate-while-active strategy using iTera HA 5.0 to migrate and consolidate 16 production LPARs located in Tampa FL to 8 production LPARs housed on three 570 systems in Louisville KY as part of Kindred-Pharmerica-AmeriSource Bergen merger.
2005. PharMerica, Inc. Key technical role in planning and implementing PharMerica skip-release upgrade. Migrated OS from V4R5 to V5R3, consolidated 16 AS/400 systems into 4 LPARed iSeries servers for subsidiary of nation`s largest pharmaceutical distributor with next to no down time.
Clients have included Kindred Healthcare, PharMerica, Jordache Jeans, Humphreys & Harding, StanChem, Alliance Shippers, Brookstreet Securities and American Building Technologies.
2000-2002 Barsa Consulting Group Purchase, NY E-business technical specialist for high-profile clients such as the Ford Foundation, The Federal Reserve, Robb Peck McCooey, and Folia Fine Fabrics. Won reputation for outstanding client satisfaction.
Invented patented core algorithms for APRM software, which automatically tunes processing resources on LPAR systems. This software enhances LPAR system performance, enabling users to realize up to a ten-fold hardware savings on a 20-50K software investment.
Performed complex migration to Domino for AS/400 in one-tenth the time of prior efforts.
Worked closely with top developers IBM Rochester to influence the design and troubleshoot early releases of OS/400, and to alpha test APRM software.
1998-2000 CT Codeworks, LLC Norwalk, CT Led R&D effort to implement leading edge e-business technologies among Top 100 3rd Party warehousing and logistics providers, including The Shippers Group, ODW Logistics, Logisco, and M&W Distribution.
Technical solutions included IBM firewall configuration, wireless networking, automated FTP to replace expensive VANs for EDI traffic, MQSeries, Palm-pilot and RF to AS/400 communications, secure AS/400 Web hosting for client account information retrieval, E-mail implementation.
1994-1998 United Way of Westchester White Plains, NY Vice President, MIS. As hands on System Administrator, moved organization from several dumb terminals and stand-alone PCs to LAN/WAN utilizing Internet technologies to increase productivity and donor awareness. Implemented Lotus Notes throughout organization. Accomplished these major technical initiatives despite 1/3 IT staff reduction.
Performed advanced AS/400 training for United Way national headquarters.
1991-1994 United Way of Stamford Stamford, CT Hands on IT manager. Configured and managed one of the first AS/400 systems sold in the US. Designed and developed custom RPG application to enhance legacy software package.
One of two persons chosen for Rapid Design and Development team. Rigorous training in coding techniques, system design and troubleshooting.
Publications -Optimizing iSeries LPAR Performance-, iSeries News, April 2002, with Al Barsa, Jr. AS/400 Internet Security Scenarios: A Practical Approach, IBM Redbook, July 2000, with Marcela Adan, et al.
U.S. Patents -METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR AUTOMATICALLY DISTRIBUTING RESOURCES IN A PARTITIONED COMPUTER SYSTEM-, U.S. Patent No. 6,742,099, May 2004.
-METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR AUTOMATICALLY DISTRIBUTING MEMORY IN A PARTITIONED SYSTEM TO IMPROVE OVERALL PERFORMANCE-, U.S. Patent No. 6,738,886, May 2004.
-METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR AUTOMATICALLY MEASURING PARTITION MEMORY NEEDS IN A PARTITIONED COMPUTER SYSTEM-, U.S. Patent No. 6,694,419, February 2004.
-METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR MEASURING MEMORY POOLS IN A PARTITIONED COMPUTER SYSTEM-, U.S. Patent No. 6,742,100, May 2004.
-METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR AUTOMATICALLY MEASURING RESOURCE NEEDS IN A COMPUTER-, U.S. Patent No. 6,745,312, June 2004.