I'm an ICF-certified coach with strong professional experience in process improvement, software development, ministry, and education.
Investing In People
For 30+ years I've worked to help others thrive: teaching in Guatemala, leading software development teams at global financial organizations, mentoring volunteers, as well as coaching leaders in business, non-profits, and ministry.
My focus has always been investing in people.
Throughout a diverse career I've continued to mentor, teach, and lead individuals as well as teams.
A Diverse Career
During my 25 years in technology I led process improvement initiatives at a global bank as a vice president in their Internet Banking Group, co-founded a short-lived startup, and before that, led teams responsible for creating and maintaining an international, after-hours, electronic exchange for trading futures and options.
My early career focused on education. After graduating with a Music Ed. degree I joined the faculty of the Inter-American School in Guatemala to teach Music, Math, and Bible. Returning to The States, I went on to staff a resource center for elementary students at a school for the hearing impaired in central NY State, and eventually moved to Long Island, NY to get a Masters in Computer Science from Stony Brook University.
I've had the privilege to work with and for a diverse set of people, in multiple professional disciplines, across a broad spectrum of organizations. So I understand and am able to help leaders and managers in business and corporate settings as well as education and ministry.
On a Personal Note
I grew up on a dirt road in the northeastern hills of Pennsylvania and now hail from Long Island, NY. I serve on the board of Long Island's local ICF chapter and volunteer primarily through my local church. I play and listen to guitar (Clapton-Keaggy-Segovia), bike in the woods, and prefer to fish from the surf. The person who has been most influential in my life is Diane, my wife of 30+ years.