About Me
For over thirty-five years I have been utilizing computerized information systems with a few simple objectives; mastering the technology, helping others make the best use of their systems, and preparing organizations for the future. As a consultant, speaker, author,  inventor and researcher, my goal is a simple one; to help you secure your information systems through planning,  policies, technology and training.



  • Doctor of Philosophy in Information Systems (Security), University of Auckland - 2004
  • Masters of Business Administration (MIS), Kent State University - 1995
  • Bachelors of Arts in Business Management, Hiram College - 1990
  • Associate of Applied Science in Robotics, Lorain County Community College - 1987
  • Associate of Arts (Data Processing), Cuyahoga Community College - 1985

Personal Interests

  • Martial Arts: For over 30 years, I have been involved with some form of martial arts. This includes Tae Kwon Do, Tang Soo Do, Shotokan, Aikido, Kendo, and Boxing.
  • Scuba Diving & Sailing: My latest passion has been scuba diving in tropical waters. Sailing to all points is the other half of a great scuba trip.
  • Backpacking and Camping: Every once and a while, nothing beats getting away from technology as backpacking national parks.
  • Chess: Though I don’t get to play very much lately, I truly enjoy a good game of chess with a friendly adversary.
  • Travel: I have enjoyed traveling to over 40 countries. This includes much of western, central, eastern Europe, and the Pacific Rim.