About

 

MKB-AboutI am a skilled information management specialist with over 25 years of experience helping companies and organizations evaluate, select and implement business management systems to achieve their strategic objectives. I have implemented many intra- and inter-company computer systems integration initiatives, helping companies ensure that critical information flows to where it is needed to support key business functions. Where needed, I have also custom-developed software programs to meet unique business requirements. Some of my projects include product lifecycle management (PLM) software implementation, supply chain software implementation, time and attendance system implementation, systems integration, EDI standards specification and development, data conversion, end-user training and technical seminars

Some of the companies that I have worked with include:

The City of New York  — Liz Claiborne  — Homedics  — Jones Apparel Group  — Warnaco  — Tommy Hilfiger USA  — Federated Department Stores  — Madison Square Garden  — Target  — Dillard’s  — Dun & Bradstreet  — J.C. Penney  — The Hartford  — Equitable

Prior to founding my consulting practice in 1996, I also worked on projects at clients such as Phillips-Van Heusen, The Home Depot, New York State Employees’ Retirement System, The Port Authority of New York & New Jersey and UPS.

My Biography

I grew up in “Tinton Falls“, a small town in central New Jersey about one hour south of New York City. I went to Cornell University, earning a B.A. in psychology and running as a hurdler on the “Big Red” track team. I also met my future wife, Jeaniene there as well! After graduating from Cornell, I went to Northwestern University’s J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management, where I received an M.B.A. with dual concentrations in Marketing and Management Information Systems.

I began my work career as an MIS consultant at Andersen Consulting (now known as “Accenture“), and later joined Kurt Salmon Associates, where I worked as a senior IT consultant in their retail and consumer products group. Since 1996, when I founded my independent information systems consulting practice, I have focused on helping clients solve their data integration challenges.

My wife Jeaniene and I reside in Maplewood, New Jersey and we have two children. In my free time, I enjoy going to the gym, walking, reading, and practicing tae kwon do, an ancient and evolving martial art founded in Korea. One of my favorite quotes is “Service is the rent we pay for the privilege of living on this earth”, and I have tried to live up to that sentiment by giving back to my community and to other organizations that I have been a part of – as PTA president, coaching kids, and working on various community initiatives. In 2010 I was elected to the Maplewood, NJ Township Committee, and I was re-elected in 2013 to my second term in office.