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I came to Newedge after working for many years at the College of Engineering at Iowa State University. I started as a junior systems administrator while I was studying Computer Science, learning the disciplines of systems administration from experienced professionals who took the time to teach me the theory as well as the practice of systems administration. Upon graduation, I took a full time position as a Server Systems Administrator working with that same team where I was encouraged to learn, grow, explore, and lead.
Life moved in new directions for me and I found myself moving to Chicago so my wife could attend school in Hyde Park. My first position in Chicago was at a small telecom company, but I was not able to find a good fit at this company. From there, I spent a little time at the CME as a contractor when Newedge called.
While at Newedge, I brought new ideas to our FIX order routing infrastructure, brought our Sungard order gateways and market data systems under control, and helped foster a professional and supportive working environment for our team. As the head of IT/ESTS AMER, I have continued to encourage a professional, open, and supportive culture. I lead by example and teach at every opportunity.
I am an experimenter, an explorer, and a tinkerer.