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My Scottish ancestors came over to America in 1719 and a century later settled in Michigan; One great-great-grandfather fought at Gettysburg; my grandfather flew a Sopwith Camel in WWI; My story is much less exciting in comparison - growing up in Michigan, schooled in Ann Arbor, moved to New York City, and now settled in the suburbs of New Jersey.

I've had great luck in my career, getting started with some of the original software-as-a-service and cloud systems very early on, working with great teachers and mentors, learning languages, development environments, and the web.

My work in financial services includes enterprise architecture, building out global trade-flow systems, working on a bond trading exchange startup, and managing architecture strategy and governance projects.