Jim’s c.v.


My primary focus since 2006 has been on high scale entity analytics, or the creation of person views of data composited from multiple structured sources. I support the largest commercial and federal Master Data Management installations in the world, ranging from the hundreds of millions to billions of records under management. One particularly interesting statistic is over 80% of the prescription data in the United States flows through matching technology that I have helped tune. Customers that I have supported include:

Adobe, Allstate, BNC, CapitalONE, Countrywide, CSAA, CVS/Caremark, DELL, Emdeon, FedEx, Humana, Intercontinental Hotel Group (IHG), Microsoft, Petsmart, Quest, Surescripts, UHG, UPMC, Walgreens, Walmart, Wellpoint, Wells Fargo

My experience combines deep backgrounds in workload analytics, full stack tuning, and data set visualization. Using these skills I’m able to help make workloads run faster, and, more importantly, help customers determine the cost of a particular workload so they can better determine the benefit of running that workload over another.


Professional Background

Performance Architect, Initiate MDS
IBM,    Austin, TX    400,000 employees, $1ooB, $250M group, 2010 – present

Senior Program Manager, Product Performance
Initiate Systems,    Austin, TX    340 employees, $90M, acquired by IBM    2007 – 2010

Program Manager, Strategic Technical Partnerships
Initiate Systems,    Austin, TX    150 employees, $50M    2006 – 2007

Co-Founder, Director of Operations
Quickshift, Inc.    Austin, TX    10 employees, startup    2003 – 2006

Director of Programs and Infrastructure
Interactive Silicon, Inc.    Austin, TX    50 employees, startup    2001 – 2003

Project Manager, Product Engineering Group
Merinta, Inc.    Austin, TX    60 employees, startup    2000 – 2001

Sales Engineer, Professional Services
Boundless Technologies, Inc.    L.I., NY & Seattle, WA    300 employees, $85M    1998 – 2000

Network Consultant
NSI Media, Inc.    L.I., NY    private co.    1996 – 1998

Education and Training

Master of Science in Engineering
Engineering Management, University of Texas, Austin (2003)

Master of Science
Geological Sciences, Specialization in Inorganic Geochemistry, University of Notre Dame (1996)

Bachelor of Science
Geological Sciences, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN (1994)

Presenting Data and Information
Seminar by Edward R. Tufte (2000 & 2009)

Internetworking with TCP/IP; Concepts and Practices
1 week training class (1999)

Additional resources

A high level overview of experience and work history. visit page

A more in-depth look at work experience and formal training. visit page

Details on presentations of data and technical materials and a comprehensive list of published works. visit page