[ Resume ]

Senior IT Professional

Open Source Technology, Linux Architecture

Project Management, Systems Architecture, Development & Consultancy


A highly skilled and accomplished Open Source Technology Specialist and Linux Architect with a wealth of experience leading and managing complex technology projects as well as providing technical advice and consultancy as systems architect and developer. 

With a unique combination of business acumen and IT technical ability translating objectives into actionable plans this competent all-round IT professional is an engineer at heart with strong visualisation and troubleshooting skills, and real world experience in systems design & implementation, development & support. 

A polished communicator with the natural ability to build trusting and respectful relationships with stakeholders at all levels internally or externally, will be an asset to the technology team of any forward thinking organisation.

Career History

2006 – present Day by Day

Founded the company to provide IT consultancy services, project management and all-round IT support to a variety of clients, specialising in open source and Linux solutions; services include analysis and evaluation, architecture and design, development and deployment, and management and support.

For a list of projects, click here

2004 – 2006 2Forces / Remotix

Established this ISP with two business partners with the primary focus being Linux consultancy but also managed various on-premises file, fax, mail and video capture services for customers

2001 – 2004 NetSourcing

Part of the technical team that built this Application Service Provider that was co-founded by the owner of Business-Net

2000 – 2004 Business-Net

Started part-time and then took an internship that lead to a full-time position at this ISP and Linux consultancy business

Key skills

System Architecture


Analysis and Design


Project Management


Cloud Computing


Configuration Management




Technology Migration


Strategic Planning


Relationship Management


Selected Achievements

Cloud & VPS solutions

Implemented several Cloud & VPS solutions for clients in the last decade, enabling significant increases in revenue over time


Resolved key stability issues with a multi petabyte Software Defined Storage platform (which had cost c. $500k+ in hardware and manpower), transforming it into a stable and reliable backend for OpenStack

DevOps Methodology

Implemented Ansible DevOps methodology with multiple teams for better configuration management and continuous integration; converted single-ended systems to highly available clusters


Metrics & Management

JIRA - Confluence - Tower - Grafana - Cobbler - Github - Gitlab - OpenNMS

Cloud & Virtualization

OnApp - OpenQRM - OpenNebula - Vagrant - Vagrant-Libvirt - - Xen - QEMU KVM - Libvirt - VMWare

Storage & Networking

SCST - SRP - ScaleIO - CEPH - DRBD - iSCSI - LVM - MD RAID - Wireshark - OpenVPN - IPSec - StrongSWAN - Infiniband - Mellanox - Cisco

DevOps & Clustering

Ansible - Puppet - Pacemaker - Heartbeat - IPVS - HAProxy - Pound

Web & Code

Apache - Tomcat - Nginx - JMeter - PHP - Python - Ruby