I originally started out working in the motion picture theater business and managed about 5 theaters. After finishing school and working in the biomedical electronics field I discovered PCs when IBM introduced the PC-XT in the early 80's. the IS people didn't want anything to do with the PC because if it was not a Mainframe, it was not a real computer. It was during this time I fell in love with computers. Over time, I focused on telecom and PCs and eventually moved away from biomedical.
After earning my stripes in IT and Telecom, I teamed up with a few professional friends and founded a software company primarily on PC based software for the telecommunications industry. Over the years we grew the company to a few hundred employees which included engineering, technical support, sales, marketing, and a good sized IT staff. We ended up taking the company public which was followed by our company getting acquired by a bigger fish.
Following that I started focusing on systems integration work and assisted or directed back office integration projects with a past associate who was working in the M/A word. After doing that for about fiver years I took some time off and got involved in law enforcement which I still do part time today.
In concert with my law enforcement activities I got into Network and Systems for a large EDI company. It was there I learned what 24/7 was really all about and the effort, expense, and staffing requirements were to hit deadlines and maintain SLA's the demanded five nines availability. Law enforcement rapidly took a back seat as I focused on this exciting kick-ass business that aged me about as fast as the presidency does to the person sitting in the Oval Office.
Today, I am back working with the company we founded back in the 80's and working as a reserve in law enforcement with a fairly large agency in the area. What's next? I have no idea but it has been a rewarding and wild ride over the years.
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