Currently I am working for ista North America, an utility billing provider based out of Alpharetta, GA as a Senior Business Architect. ista specializes in offering billing services for retail energy providers in deregulated markets across the US and Canada. As a business architect, I currently work in the sales department designing low cost, high reward solutions for sales opportunities and building the internal business cases for board approval. The opportunities range up to Multi-Year, Multi-Million dollar deals.
Before, I worked for a small IT consulting firm in Norcross, GA called Bravepoint, Inc. They specialize in in Progress technologies, but I was one of a small group of .NET consultants spear-heading their Microsoft division. My clients continuously challenge me with many different business problems that are both technically & programatically intense. I was able to use the many tool sets I have gathered over the years along with the daily reading of various blogs to deliver a solution that best suits their needs.
I graduated from Georgia Tech with a BS in Mechanical Engineering in May 2001 and in May 2004 I graduated with a MS in Bioengineering from Georgia Tech. My research involved understanding the mechanics of osteoblast differentiation in the lab of Hanjoong Jo, PhD. I designed and characterized the first valid “3D microgravity simulated cell culture system,” which will allow scientist to study, at a cellular level, the effects of micro-gravity on a biological system here on Earth. My research provided some possible targets of therapeutic intervention to treat or prevent bone loss in patients with osteoporosis.
Out of college I started working at Earthlink, Inc., one of the largest internet service providers in the United States. I worked at Earthlink as a Web Application Developer developing in the .NET framework up to April of 2006. After becoming proficient in .NET, the DotNetNuke portal and AspDotNetStoreFront, I have created, designed and managed websites on my own.