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James is a solutions-driven, results-focused technologist and entrepreneur with experience securing, designing, building, deploying and maintaining large-scale, mission-critical applications and networks. Over the last 15 years he has lead teams through multiple NIST, ISO, PCI, and HITRUST compliance audits. As a consultant, he has helped multiple companies formulate their strategy for compliance and infrastructure scalability.
His previous leadership roles include CISO, VP of Network Operations & Engineering, CTO, VP of Operations, Founder & Principal Consultant, Vice President and CEO at companies such as GE, Epoch Internet, NETtel, Cable and Wireless, SecureNet, and Transaction Network Services.
Some of his other engineering achievements include: Managing the migration of Data Centers developing the technology, methodology, and infrastructure for a turn-key cloud-based system incorporating network administration, disaster recovery, hosting, e-mail, application, and desktop virtualization; virtualizing 50% of the infrastructure for a major payment processor; security improvements for a 30,000-user network; building cloud-based multi-tenant hosting environments; designing the infrastructure for the Unified Communications Center for Washington, DC; and designing, managing and directing several large, complicated data center moves. He started his career as a Cryptographic Technician in the US Navy earning decorations for Humanitarian Service and service in the Gulf War.