Curriculum Vitae

I am an experienced Adobe Digital Marketing Technical Lead, Solution Architect, Consultant and Advisor.

Through my career, I have become viewed as a valued thought leader in the industry, with solid skills in leading teams to implement successful digital marketing programs in the Adobe ecosystem.

I am also a PMC Member of the Apache Sling project, which is the basis for Adobe's Experience Manager product, this allows me unique insight into the AEM platform.



Work Experience

Perficient — Cincinnati, OH 2015 - Present

Adobe Digital Marketing Solution Lead

  • Responsible for building out a practice around the Adobe Marketing Cloud.
  • Building capabilities and expertise around Adobe Analytics, Adobe Campaign and Adobe Target.
  • Providing technical, consulting and general guidance and leadership.

Six Dimensions / 6DGlobal — Cincinnati, OH 2013 - 2015

Associate Director

  • Responsible for managing and mentoring a team of consultants.
  • Providing technical, consulting and general guidance and leadership.

Six Dimensions — Dayton, OH 2011 - 2013

Technical Lead

  • Recognized specialist in Adobe CQ CMS. Implemented multiple projects, presented webinars and produced blog posts.
  • Lead teams in creating Adobe CQ WCMS solutions.
  • Provided project and internal team leadership.

Crown Partners LLC — Dayton, OH 2007 - 2011

Senior Consultant

  • Recognized specialist in Web Content Management, have implemented, managed and supported multiple Enterprise Web Content Management and Content Management Systems.
  • Lead teams in creating custom Web Content Management solutions.
  • Gained valuable Java, XSL/XML, SQL, Web Content Management, Day CQ and Documentum experience.

Montgomery Co. Auditor — Dayton, OH 2005 - 2007

Real Estate Clerk

  • Began as an intern and due to exceptional merit was offered part-time year round position.
  • Gained valuable experience in the operation and organization of local government.



Project Experience

Medtronic — AEM Assessment 11 / 2017 - 12 / 2017

Adobe Digital Marketing Architect

  • Assess current AEM and Adobe Digital Marketing implementation
  • Provided recommendations on managing multi-lingual content
Tools Used:
  • Adobe Experience Manager

Cedars-Sinai — Web Revamp 05 / 2017 - Present

Adobe Multi-Solution Architect

  • Created a Solution Design for a website revamp of the Cedars-Sinai web presence on the Adobe Experience Cloud platform
  • Created and implemented a solution for integrating AEM and the legacy website on Rythmix Percussion
  • Participated with implementation, leading several key function
Tools Used:
  • Adobe Experience Manager,
  • Adobe Target,
  • Adobe Search & Promote

Mohawk Flooring — Analytics Implementation 01 / 2017 - 07 / 2017

Project Oversight / Architectural Support

  • Provided guidance for implementing Adobe Analytics Tracking and Reporting
  • Reviewed timelines and key implementation challenges
Tools Used:
  • Dynamic Tag Manager,
  • Adobe Analytics

Boston Scientific — Website Calculator 02 / 2016 - 04 / 2017

Technical Architect

  • Created a Solution Design for a dynamic website calculator
  • Defined digital marketing and analytics strategy
  • Participated with implementation
Tools Used:
  • AEM,
  • Adobe Analytics,
  • Google Tag Manager

Finning — Adobe Digital Marketing Implementation 06 / 2016 - 04 / 2017

Technical Architect

  • Provided Architectural guidance to Finning an enterprise Adobe Digital Marketing Implementation on Amazon Web Services
  • Created a Solution Design for integrating the Adobe Marketing Cloud and Finning's enterprise systems
  • Mapped customer requirements to technical implementation details
Tools Used:
  • AEM,
  • Adobe Analytics,
  • Adobe Target,
  • AWS,
  • SOLR,
  • Dell Boomi

WinSupply — Digital Marketing Platform Selection 01 / 2016 - 02 / 2016

Digital Marketing Architect

  • Evaluated Leading Digital Marketing Platforms for Fit to Client Needs
  • Created an Estimated Total Cost of Ownership for Leading Platforms
  • Made Recommendation for Digital Marketing Platform Selection
Tools Used:
  • AEM,
  • Adobe Marketing Cloud,
  • IBM WebSphere Portal

Ford — Adobe Digital Marketing Assessment 12 / 2015 - 01 / 2016

Adobe Architect

  • Assessed Ford's Analytics, AEM and Target Implementations
  • Provided Concrete Recommendations for Short and Long-Term Improvements
  • Created Adobe Digital Marketing Roadmap
Tools Used:
  • AEM6,
  • Adobe Analytics,
  • Adobe Target

Crown Equipment — AEM Assessment 09 / 2015 - 09 / 2015

AEM Architect

  • Assess current AEM implementation issues
  • Create Adobe Marketing Cloud Roadmap
Tools Used:
  • AEM6,
  • Adobe Analytics,
  • Adobe Target

David Yurman — AEM Assessment 04 / 2015 - 05 / 2015

AEM Architect

  • Assess current AEM implementation
  • Create plan for mitigating issues with Hybris / AEM Integration
Tools Used:
  • AEM6,
  • Hybris

Lingotek — Translation Connector 11 / 2014 - 02 / 2015

Tech Lead / Developer

  • Lead team to develop AEM-Lingotek Translation Connector
  • Developed Lingotek Java Client
  • Developed key connector functionalities
Tools Used:
  • AEM 6.1,
  • AEM Localization API

STMicroelectronics — AEM Migration 02 / 2014 - 02 / 2015

Architect / Tech Lead

  • Lead team creating AEM based solution
  • Created dynamic catalog page builder
  • Lead team implementing MongoDB / AEM Interim Publication Solution
Tools Used:
  • AEM 5.6.1,
  • AEM 6.0,
  • MongoDB

Autodesk — Architectural Refactoring 12 / 2013 - 02 / 2014

Technical Consultant

  • Reviewed and provided improvements to the AEM Architecture at Autodesk
  • Provided guidance and reference implementation for refactoring build and project layout
  • Assisted in refactoring major pieces of functionality into new project layout
Tools Used:
  • AEM 5.6.1,
  • Apache Maven

Lexmark — AEM Training 11 / 2013 - 11 / 2013

Trainer

  • Developed and performed training on the AEM Platform
  • Built custom training solution for client needs and situation
  • Provided extensive training around Best Practices and key features of the AEM Platform
Tools Used:

    Adobe — Social Community Implementation 08 / 2013 - 11 / 2013

    Technical Consultant

    • Developed key functionality to increase site performance
    • Developed filters to limit the risk of DDOS attacks and security risks
    • Provided guidance and consulting on implementing a social community in AEM
    Tools Used:
    • AEM 5.6.1,
    • Adobe CQ Social Communities

    AVG — Implementation Consulting 05 / 2013 - 07 / 2013

    Technical Consultant

    • Performed an on-site and off-site assessment of AVG's Adobe CQ Implementation
    • Noted areas of concern and provided technical guidance on improvements and best practices
    • Provided training in Adobe CQ development best practices for developers
    Tools Used:

      Genworth Index Institute — WCM & Mobile Implementation 01 / 2013 - 04 / 2013

      Technical Lead

      • Implemented a responsive website for Genworth's Index Institute
      • Lead Team of developers and provided technical guidance
      • Produced a RESTful API for delivering content to a iOS App
      • Designed a framework for a responsive-grid based layout using Adobe CQ components
      • Architected a template strategy allowing for ease of authoring and maximum flexibility
      Tools Used:
      • Adobe CQ,
      • Java,
      • JSP,
      • Apache Maven,
      • Responsive Design,
      • RESTful Web Services

      Apache Sling — Open Source Contribution 09 / 2012 - Present

      PMC Member

      • Contributed documentation, testing code, and new features
      • Currently working on APIs to significantly improve developer experience in Adobe CQ
      • Due to quality of contributions, was elected to become an Apache Contributor
      Tools Used:
      • Java,
      • jUnit

      Genworth Financial — WCM Implementation 08 / 2012 - 04 / 2012

      Technical Lead

      • Produced a customized CQ5 Implementation
      • Included DAM customization and custom component and features
      • Provided technical leadership and guidance
      • Migrated components from legacy CQ4 CMS to new implementation on Adobe CQ5
      Tools Used:
      • Adobe CQ,
      • Java,
      • JSP,
      • Apache Maven

      Cooper Industries — WCMS Migration / Implementation 04 / 2012 - 06 / 2012

      Developer

      • Helped migrate Cooper Industries' corporate websites from Adobe CQ 5.3 to Adobe CQ 5.4
      • Included technical guidance, component and feature development
      • Provided streamlined components, reducing the page load time by nearly a minute for critical pages
      • Provided assistance in improving Cooper's build process, resulting in quicker builds and releases
      Tools Used:
      • Adobe CQ,
      • Java,
      • Apache Maven,
      • JSP,
      • JSTL,
      • JavaScript

      Academy of Art University — Course Content Management Implementation 04 / 2012 - 07 / 2012

      Technical Lead

      • Created custom implementation of Adobe CQ for AAU to manage their course content
      • Provided RESTful endpoint for the creation of content by a custom Learning Management System (LMS)
      • Designed integration points between the LMS and Adobe CQ
      • Provided technical guidance and leadership
      Tools Used:
      • Adobe CQ,
      • Java,
      • RESTful Web Services

      6DLabs — WCMS Implementation 04 / 2012 - 10 / 2015

      Developer

      • Created a blog and website for distributing technology focused content
      Tools Used:
      • PHP,
      • Drupal,
      • Jekyll

      Kennametal — WCMS Implementation 01 / 2012 - 04 / 2012

      Developer

      • Implemented Kennametal's corporate site on Adobe CQ 5.4
      • Produced a majority of the components used to build the site
      • Created a SOAP Web Services integration for displaying product images
      • Wrote a service for reading in product data using XML Beans
      Tools Used:
      • Adobe CQ,
      • Java,
      • SOAP Web Services,
      • XMLBeans

      STMicroelectronics — WCMS Framework 11 / 2011 - 12 / 2011

      Developer

      • Created abstraction layer API for EMC Documentum/Web Publisher
      • Integrated the API into a Spring 3 Application
      • Created base servlets and Services for interacting with the API
      Tools Used:
      • Java,
      • AJAX,
      • Spring,
      • EMC Documentum

      General Motors — WCMS Enhancement 10 / 2011 - 11 / 2011

      Technical Lead

      • Created technical documentation and architected a solution to provide a news archive for GM.com
      • Solution provided extensive customization and flexibility for authors and website users
      • Lead development of proposed solution
      • Integrated with RESTful web services and provided an image manipulation and caching strategy
      Tools Used:
      • Day CQ 5.2 WCM,
      • Java,
      • AJAX,
      • RESTful Web Services

      VaultClipse — Eclipse Plugin 11 / 2011 - 12 / 2011

      Developer

      • Developed a plugin for importing code from Eclipse into Adobe CQ and exporting code from Adobe CQ into Eclipse.
      • Plugin has wide industry adoption and support
      • Provided fixes for support from Adobe CQ 5.2 - 5.5
      Tools Used:
      • Eclipse Plugin Framework,
      • Java

      AutoWeek — WCMS Implementation 05 / 2011 - 09 / 2011

      Senior Technical Consultant

      • Provided technical leadership, guidance and help implementing a large, highly dynamic site for consumers to compare, shop, and view cars.
      • Guided planning on implementing designs and application on Day CQ
      • Provided guidance and consulting on developing a content strategy for storing data on all vehicles built since 1998
      • Implemented key features including a task to load > 200GB of image data
      • Mentored team members on Day CQ development
      • Developed team standards for CQ development
      Tools Used:
      • Day CQ 5.3 WCM,
      • Day CQ DAM,
      • Java,
      • AJAX

      US Army — Mobile Website Implementation 03 / 2011 - 05 / 2011

      Developer

      • Participated in a project to develop a mobile version of the website goarmy.com
      • Migrated website features to display properly on mobile devices
      • Created functionality to detect mobile devices
      • Enhanced website features around videos and images
      Tools Used:
      • Day CQ WCM,
      • Java,
      • AJAX

      PetSolutions — E-Commerce Site 01 / 2011 - 02 / 2011

      Developer

      • Supported the client by providing fixes for issues and problems
      • Implemented a template based application to send automatic emails to shoppers
      Tools Used:
      • Java,
      • Apache Velocity,
      • Elastic Path

      Mercury Marine — SalesForce Integration 11 / 2010 - 12 / 2010

      Developer

      • Created a website for Mercury Marine's sales personnel using Google Web Toolkit
      • Provided extensive dynamic functionality
      • Integrated with the Salesforce SOAP API.
      Tools Used:
      • SOAP WebServices,
      • Google Web Toolkit

      ST-Ericsson — WCM Implementation, Migration and Support 01 / 2010 - 07 / 2010

      Technical Lead, Solution Architect

      • Designed and lead team to implement a comprehensive WCM solution for overseas client
      • Supervised and assisted in implementing all aspects of the system from hardware to the templates
      • Lead support effort, providing excellent experience for client and expanding the account with multiple sub-projects.
      • Implemented a custom site search solution based on the Apache Lucene framework
      • Migrated content from Documentum 5.3 to 6.5SP2
      • Developed scripts and programs for migrating and sanitizing content
      Tools Used:
      • Java,
      • GWT,
      • Tomcat,
      • Lucene,
      • Documentum 6.5SP1

      ExxonMobil — LCW/Mobil Industrials Migration 09 / 2009 - 12 / 2009

      Technical Lead, Sr. Developer

      • Ran a team migrating multiple websites to a new WCM system and making enhancements to the websites
      • Improved editing UIs
      • Improved website look and feel
      • Implemented analytics tracking including event tracking and administrative configuration
      • Improved backend functionality
      Tools Used:
      • WebTrends,
      • C#.NET,
      • Java,
      • JavaScript,
      • Documentum 5.3SP4,
      • XSLT,
      • WebSphere 6

      STMicroelectronics — WCM Implementation 08 / 2008 - 08 / 2009

      Technical Lead, Developer

      • Designed, built, documented, tested and deployed customizations and enhancements for a custom WCM implementation
      • Lead integration of off-site development work
      • Created custom templates and components
      • Produced tool for generating static renditions of dynamic content
      Tools Used:
      • Documentum 5.3SP6,
      • Java,
      • GWT,
      • JavaScript,
      • XSLT,
      • Solaris

      Crown Partners LLC — WCM Maintainance 01 / 2008 - 07 / 2008

      Developer

      • Maintained site developed in EMC Documentum
      • Provided enhancements and bug fixes
      • Supported marketing efforts
      Tools Used:
      • EMC Documentum,
      • EMC WebPublisher,
      • Crown SiteBuilder

      Pfizer — WCM System Support 08 / 2007 - 07 / 2008

      Technical Lead, Developer

      • Lead team providing support for Pfizer's web infrastructure
      • Diagnosed, developed and deployed fixes
      • Managed code deployments
      • Made website enhancements
      • Performed maintenance activities
      Tools Used:
      • Java,
      • XML/XSLT,
      • JSP,
      • Documentum 5.3SP4,
      • Weblogic 8,
      • Lucene

      Sempra — Business Process Management Customization 05 / 2007 - 07 / 2007

      Developer

      • Participated with development team to develop, test and implement a custom Event Management System through EMC FormBuilder.
      Tools Used:
      • EMC Documentum,
      • WDK,
      • EMC FormBuilder,
      • EMC Business Process Manager,
      • EMC Application Builder



      Skills and Capabilities

      Programming Languages / Libraries:

      • Java/J2EE, JSP, C#.NET, PHP, Python
      • GWT, AJAX, JavaScript, HTML, CSS, JSON
      • XSLT / XML, Velocity, Tymeleaf
      • SOAP & RESTful Web Services
      • SQL, JCR-SQL2
      • Swing, AWT, Spring, OSGi

      Technology Platforms:

      • EMC Documentum, Day/Adobe CQ/AEM, Drupal, Apache Sling
      • Eclipse, Visual Studio, Subversion, Git, Jenkins, Ivy, Maven
      • Windows, Linux, Solaris
      • SQL Server, Oracle, MySQL, MongoDB, JCR
      • Apache, IIS, Tomcat, Weblogic, JBoss, Jetty

      Digital Marketing Platforms:

      • Adobe Analytics (SiteCatalyst)
      • Adobe Campaign (Neolane)
      • Adobe Digital Publishing Suite
      • Adobe Target
      • Google Analytics



      Education

      2004-2007 - University of Dayton - Dayton, OH

      • Graduated with Honors.
      • Majored in Political Science with a minor in Computer Information Systems.
      • Study of Russian and Spanish.
      • Programming experience and study with C++, Java and SQL and Systems Analysis.



      Volunteer Experience

      Boy Scouts of America Eagle Projects

      • Boys and Girls Club of America - built two handicap access ramps Fall 2002.
      • St. Vincent de Paul Society - organized clothing drive for St. Vincent Thrift Store, Spring 2002.

      Habitat for Humanity - Fall 2001
      Grand Rapids Children's Museum - 1999-2001