As a Co-founder of Student Loan 411 LLC, I have made the successful transition from business and IT executive to socialpreneur. Founding Student Loan 411 LLC provides a way to bring a unique solution to a most pervasive social, financial, social and moral challenge - student loan debt. Student Loan 411 provides relief to student loan borrowers by creating a path to lower payments and loan forgiveness in 90 to 120 days.
I am an energetic leader with a passion for people development. I have a track record of recruiting and retaining top talent and a demonstrated ability to effectively lead in startup and global environments.
• Executive with 25 years experience developing and executing both business and IT strategies in alignment with sales objectives. Successful in software manufacturing, mobile data and higher education environments during all cycles of business, including high growth, downturns and acquisition integration.• Turned around IT department at CSU, where there had been little capital investment for more than 10 years with no new budget and less staff; accomplishments included implementing new fire wall; implementing network filter; network bandwidth shaping, increasing internet service and availability by more than 40%; provided training for every staff member; and replacing entire edge network which is more than 20 years old.
Public Speaking: Hall Chair DataCenter Dynamics 2012 Conference, wrote and delivered short course for NABJ-Chicago - Social Media for Journalists; panelist -2012 CIO Survey Forum Harvey Nash; Keynote Address-Technology Summit, CSU, College of Education, Keynote speaker-CPS Continuing education, Keynote speaker-Central Networks Scholarship luncheon. Keynote speaker - Bronzeville Scholastic Academy Graduation. Speaker - Datacenter Dynamics Conference.
Specialties: student loan repayment, technology, strategy, innovation, public speaking, motivational speaking.