I believe that we’re in the midst of an astounding technology-fueled revolution that will change the face of society for centuries to come. Because that revolution is based on software we need to focus on software quality. But software quality doesn't happen in the absence of a team that has skills, tools, and the clarity of purpose. I enjoy working on building such environments.


Division Manager

Tokyo, Japan


I manage the "Technology Foundation" division. This consists of the infrastructure teams that support the server, networking, and AS/400 environments, plus the Enterprise Architecture team.

My mission is to bring sustainability to the processes, systems, and teams. We face the usual mix of urgent deployments, regulatory and security requirements, and cost pressures—plus an effort to move into the cloud.

2017 – 2019 Self employed

VP, Technology (acting)

Toronto, Canada


Ethica is a marketing start-up building a software-defined networking product based on open-source technologies. I led the Research and Development department for a year during the pre-seed phase prior to the decision to outsource product development.


Toronto, Canada


Consulting for IQVIA, a $10B US health data services firm in a client-facing role, I led the implementation of a de-identification service for specialty pharmacy data feeds.

This new line of business was established, with some 90 feeds live within the first year.

2010 – 2017 – PortfolioAid Inc

Director, Business Risk and Opportunity

Acting as an internal consultant across operations, I worked with the management team on a variety of critical initiatives including:

2007 – 2009 NikkoCiti (Japan)

Vice President

At the Tokyo-based investment banking unit of Citigroup:

2000 – 2007

Technology project consultant in Japan (ING Life), Australia (Channel 7, Macquarie Bank) and North America (Telus, Sun Microsystems, Morgan Stanley, and EDS).

1994 – 1999

Specialist in technology projects at Toronto firms as Trimark Investments, Star Data, Medialinx, and imoney.


Project Management Professional (PMP)

Project Management Institute, 2012—present.

MSc Risk Management

Birmingham City University, 2014

Hons. BSc Geography

Brock University, 1994


non-profit boards

Board of directors, Cycle Toronto, 2016 – 2019

Board member, Society of Information Risk Analysts (US), 2015 – 2017.


Co-author: 2017 IIAC guidance on third party cyber assessment.

Author: 2017, article on deploying application vulnerability fixes in “ISACA Journal”.


Panelist: 2016 IIAC Cyber security conference.

Panelist: 2015 RSA Conference, San Francisco.


A downloadable copy of my resume is here.


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