Business Information:I have over 20 years experience in the management, design, and development of enterprise projects and initiatives.
My strong technical background coupled with my management skills, have been “key” in allowing me to achieve solid, obtainable solutions to real world problems. My experience places me in a position to lead and guide IT organizations as well as communicate and address technical obstacles to executive and C level managers.
During my career I have worked with several “fortune 500” companies including: AT&T, MasterCard, Monsanto, MetLife, RGA and Northrop Grumman. In my current position as the Director of IT Solutions; my entrepreneurial skills have been put to the test to build a project group from the ground up.
In contrast to my work in the business field, I also spent time working in the academic world at Webster University, teaching undergraduate students the value of “Object Oriented Analysis and Design” (OOAD). Deep down I have a passion to share information and work with others to achieve common goals. Teaching has provided me the opportunity to share what I have learned with others and also learn from them in the process.
Associations and Achievements:I hold a Masters degree in Computer Science and Distributed Systems from Webster University and a Bachelors degree in Computer Science and Mathematics from Central Missouri State University. I have also held and maintained various security clearances for my work on government projects. Most recently I have obtained my Scrum Master Certification (CSM) and am continuing my education towards full PMP certification.
Personal Information:I was married in October 1993 to my wife, Lisa. We enjoy traveling and spending time with our two golden retrievers. When time permits I play racquetball and enjoy quiet time cycling. Some of my other passions include working with other leaders in the community to stay sharp on the latest trends in technology. I also enjoy working with my hands on various household projects.
“There is nothing more enjoyable than seeing one’s efforts take shape either in personal or professional projects.“
– John Royle
“Failing to prepare is the same thing as preparing to fail.“
– John Royle