Current Role at Stanford

My role is to provide leadership and management of innovative and secure cloud and data solutions for the School of Medicine and to ensure our services enable research, education, and clinical practice. I work in close collaboration with a wide variety of individuals in the School of Medicine, on the main Stanford campus, and in our two hospitals to achieve these goals. I am working on having us move to a fully automated cloud-hosted set of services.

Education & Certifications

  • ITLP Graduate, MOR Associates, IT Leaders Program (2012)
  • B.A., Whitman College, Mathematics and Computer Science (1991)

Professional Interests

* Secure Cloud Utilization - PaaS, IaaS, SaaS
* Radical Automation
* Performance optimization
* Internet services management/provisioning
* ITIL 3.0
* ASHRAE standards (new servers and storage can run full-time at 113 degrees Fahrenheit enabling outside-air cooling year round in the Bay Area!)
* Enterprise Storage
* Capacity Planning

Work Experience

  • Director, Data Center, Stanford Univeristy (10/31/2005)

    I run the data center function for the School of Medicine.


    Stanford, CA

  • Director, Operations, Grand Central Communications (6/1/2001 - 10/7/2005)

    -Manager in charge of all customer facing system operations, networking, database administration functions, SLA management
    -Oversee all internal IT issues
    -Ownership of uptime, planning, budget, hiring


    San Francisco, CA

  • Senior Director, Operations, FirstIP Networks (10/1/2000 - 5/15/2001)

    - Reported to CEO in charge of all operations and IT functions.
    - Hired and managed operations and database engineering team.
    - Product ready on-time and under budget
    - Handled customer onboarding, customer relations


    Sunnyvale, CA

  • Director, Product Operations, Excite@Home (5/20/1996 - 10/1/2000)

    -Responsible for operations of Excite@Home’ web products, the chief source of revenue of the Excite division, consisting of more than 40 products, 150 million dynamically generated page views per day, and an infrastructure of over 3000 heterogeneous servers with over 1Gb utilized internet connectivity housed in Excite-built world-class datacenters. (remember this was in the 90s)
    - managed $60M annual budget, department of 45
    -Implemented capacity improvements, product launches, and relationships with partner companies, and moved uptime to 99.9% to exceed internal and external SLA’s. Increased company revenue through these improvements by over three percent.


    Redwood City, CA

  • Networking and Systems Consultant, VM Labs (1/5/1996 - 7/15/1996)

    Set up internal network, unix, and NT systems (NFS, DNS, NIS, Sendmail, POP/IMAP, RAS, Backups) on a contract basis, and documented the system well enough that it was still set up unchanged as of July, 2001 with x5 more users. Advised about network and systems architecture.


    Los Altos, CA

  • Systems Administrator, nVIDIA (9/25/1995 - 5/15/1996)

    -Administered all systems in company, including simulation farm, firewalls, Lotus Notes, Solaris, and NT servers.


    Sunnyvale, CA

  • Network Administrator, Atari Corporation (3/15/1992 - 10/15/1995)

    -Set up secure internet connection
    -Set up corporate email system
    -Set up and managed corporate NFS, DNS, NIS
    -Managed connecting different systems (PC/Mac/Solaris/Irix/Atari Unix/Netware/VMS/TOS)
    -Tested games, wrote documentation for games, wrote levels for games, helped design games and had a blast


    Sunnyvale, CA

Professional Affiliations and Activities

  • Organizer, (2016 - Present)