What do you do at TDS?
I am a senior project manager with PMP certification since 2006. I joined TDS in 2018 to continue my prior work in data center migrations with a market leader. “Lead, follow, or get the hell out of the way!” is a quote from Gen. George Patton. Depending on the nature of the project and how the project team is resourced, my role as a project manager may involve any/all of these!
Can you give us your perspective on our industry, our technology and why it’s important?
With lots of talk about “updating the country’s infrastructure”, most people think of roads and bridges; but with most economic, political and social activity depending on information infrastructure, the need to update and maintain data centers is just as important!
TDS’s secret sauce is the right mix of people, process and technology to deliver migrations effectively, efficiently and economically like no one else can.
What were you doing prior to TDS and what skills did you bring with you?
I focused on data center migration/transformation projects for 10 years with Dell/EMC prior to joining TDS. I think I brought technical aptitude and a pretty good record of communications, team building and team working. And, one last thing, is a sense of humor a “skill”?
What are you most excited about in your role here at TDS?
I enjoy the challenge of helping a variety of customer organizations across a diverse span of industries and across the public and private sector. TDS was built and remains focused on data center migrations, so our team shares best practices and common goals and objectives (migrating customer workloads vs. selling more capacity or the next product upgrade). We have extraordinarily clear project roles and responsibilities which helps keep everyone in their lane with a higher likelihood of success. And having a purpose-built tool like TransitionManager that supports an essentially consistent process gives us the flexibility to allocate resources according to project demands.