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As an Enterprise Cloud Architect at Eli Lilly and Company, I have over 20 years of experience in the life sciences industry, designing, developing, and managing IT solutions across the Enterprise IT Landscape. Eli Lilly is a global leader in pharmaceutical innovation, and I am proud to support its vision and values by leveraging cloud technologies and platforms to enable business agility, efficiency, and security.

I have extensive and versatile experience in Amazon Web Services, Google Cloud Platform, Azure, Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform, VMware vSphere, and Red Hat Enterprise Linux, with a focus on creating on-premises private, as well as public and hybrid cloud, IaaS and PaaS services and solutions in highly regulated and quality controlled environments. I have led large scale and complex cloud service development projects, such as the deployment of an AWS account provisioning solution that automated AWS account creation, deployment and configuration based on corporate and industry standard cloud security, quality, and compliance standards and guardrails. I am also responsible for the management and oversight of the Enterprise GCP cloud foundation, including project deployment, configuration and service enablement. I partner with development teams on designing and implementing cloud-native applications and architectures that leverage cloud capabilities and best practices. I hold multiple certifications in AWS and Azure, and I am constantly learning and exploring new technologies and trends in the cloud domain. I am passionate about delivering innovative and reliable IT solutions that support the company’s vision and values.


Enterprise Cloud Architect

Eli Lilly & Company

November 2021 - Present
Lead our Cloud Architecture Vision
Governance and architecture operations
Reference Architecture
Provide Cloud Architecture Guidance
Community and Education

Cloud Engineer

Eli Lilly & Company

March 2018 - November 2021

Responsibilities and experiences include

PaaS/CaaS Engineer

Eli Lilly & Company

March 2016 - March 2018

PaaS/CaaS Engineer and Service Owner responsible for the technical design, development and implementation of on-premise Platform-as-a-Service and Container-as-a-Service solutions. I was responsible for researching, reviewing, evaluating, and testing on-premise Linux and Windows PaaS/CaaS solutions to identify there fit within our portfolio of on-premise application development solutions.

I lead a global cross-functional team of engineering, development, and operations team members focused on the development and support of an on-premise OpenShift Container Platform Service. The team consults, guides and educates business unit IT teams on new cloud native application development as well as re-platforming applications from legacy platforms to a modern application container based platform running on OpenShift.

Primary Job Responsibilities

Virtualization Engineer

Eli Lilly & Company

Mar 2013 - Mar 2016

Responsibilities and experiences include

Hosting and Cloud Services Business/Financial Analyst

Eli Lilly & Company

Mar 2010 - Mar 2013

Global Platform Hosting Services Business and Financial analyst. Created and maintained a global internal unit cost and pricing model associated with server deployments, as well as storage and network resource allocation across internal business units consuming IT resource. Developed and managed the volume and project driven growth charge-back/show-back model. Tracked projected and actual OPEX and CAPEX related to virtual desktop and servers, network and storage resources. Owned and developed business cases based on NPV, ROI and TCO analysis of major project proposals. Owned capital asset review and retirement for the department.

Global Service Delivery Manager for Enterprise Systems Management (ESM) and SOA Gateway Services teams. Developed and implemented a ESM project work tracking and status update process. Partnered with ESM Services supplier on service strategy review and development efforts. I was the primary internal departmental customer relationship and issue escalation contact for both the ESM and SOA Gateway services team. Provided quality, process and procedure creation guidance to SOA Gateway Services support team as they worked toward establishing the SOA Gateway offering as a new IT service.

UNIX/Linux Systems Administrator

Eli Lilly & Company

Mar 1999 - Mar 2010

Lead the design and creation of a Red Hat Linux high availability clustering service offering. Compared Veritas HA and Red Hat HA solutions. Created and maintained automated installation and configuration script of Veritas Cluster software onto Red Hat Linux systems. Created NetIQ based monitoring solution for HA Cluster events leveraging trigger scripts to generate NetIQ based incidents and trouble-tickets for HA Cluster failures.

Solaris UNIX performance management subject matter expert for the team. Veritas Volume Management subject matter expert. Created script to automate Veritas Volume Manager upgrades on Sun Solaris UNIX systems.

Service/Sales Engineer

CommNet Plus, Inc

Aug 1997 - Feb 1999

I served as the lead service and sales engineer associated with Checkpoint Firewall software within corporate and educational accounts. I provided on-site and remote support of existing firewall installations, including configuration management and facilitating software upgrades. I also served as the lead service and sales engineer associated with Sun Microsystems hardware. I was responsible for troubleshooting and upgrading various Sun Microsystems platforms both within the company and in off-site accounts. The systems ranged in size from Sparc5 workstations to Enterprise 6000 servers and my responsibilities included OS upgrades as well as component replacement and integration.


Purdue University

Master of Science

Computer and Information Technology Management

August 2009 - May 2012

Anderson University


Falls School of Business

August 2009 - May 2012

Purdue University

Bachelor of Science

Krannert School of Management

Major: Industrial Management

Minor: Management Information Systems

August 1989 - May 1994


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