I work in the technology field because I believe that we’re in the midst of an astounding revolution that will change the face of society for centuries to come. To get it right, I believe that we should not be striving for a perfect solution but rather adopting the capacity to rapidly respond to changes. To this end I put a lot of energy into establishing a culture by which:

As my resume shows I’ve tackled quite a broad range of roles—from hands-on software R&D to process implementation at IT departments of large banks. I experienced my first software product release in 1994 and my latest in October of 2019. I know the finance industry best but have worked in technical organizations in telecommunications, networking, health, and insurance. Some examples of my work are available at, and my LinkedIn profile is at

After a recent stint with a pre-seed startup, I am looking for employment opportunities in Toronto and beyond. I am available at and +1-647-896-3850.


2018—2019 Ethica Channel Enablement Inc.

VP, Technology

Ethica is building a software-defined networking product based on open-source technologies. I led the Research and Development department during the pre-seed phase.

2017 – 2018 Self employed


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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