A senior technology consultant with more than two decades of experience in both the private and public sectors, Brad has advised some of the world’s most complex organizations on how to adopt and implement digital technologies to transform business processes in an efficient, effective, and compliant manner. Brad’s approach is premised on a deep understanding of IT infrastructure, architecture, and software development, coupled with an ability to navigate myriad records, security, privacy, compliance, and legal requirements that can often create barriers to any transformation effort. Brad is adept at working “across the aisle” to bridge stakeholder interests by demonstrating what is possible and practical. A former Marine, Brad’s early training involved the design and deployment of several mission-critical systems, including as the lead programmer at Marine Corps Base Camp Butler in Okinawa, Japan, and the first deployment of SharePoint in a combat zone in Afghanistan. Brad’s role required significant attention to detail and a strict adherence to operating procedures, where even the slightest deviation could place lives at risk. It also required an ability to work under pressure, to act/deliver, and to change course when unforeseen circumstances present themselves. These experiences contribute greatly to Brad’s advisory skills, which are demonstrated mostly through his quick and decisive manner.
Prior to Lighthouse, Brad was an independent consultant to executive teams, including multiple federal agencies, military commands, and at Fortune-100 companies, on compliance, security, and governance policy issues arising in connection with the use of information and technology. Brad formulated growth-oriented organization and information technological advancements to maximize ROI and market share for organizations at various stages of growth – from startups and turnarounds to mergers and acquisitions. In addition to consulting, Brad has worked in-house as a CIO, CTO, and enterprise architect for small and large companies. He has been recognized as a pioneer, thought leader, and innovator, and he has served on several advisory committees including the Microsoft Developer Advisory Council (DAC) for SharePoint Products and Technologies, and Microsoft Office Technology Adoption Program (TAP). Brad has received 12 SharePoint MVP awards from Microsoft, including one for his work in connection with the first combatant implementation of collaborative technology (SharePoint 2003). Brad holds a degree from the Basic Training/Marine Combat Training School – United States Marine Corps. He also has an ADA Programmer Training Course Certificate from the Marine Corps Communication-Electronics School.
On a personal note, Brad’s father taught him how to program when he was 12 years old. He comes from a long line of service men and women, but he was the first Marine in his family. Brad’s grandmother was a WASP (Women Airforce Service Pilots). As one of the first female aviators, she was awarded the Congressional Gold Medal from Nancy Pelosi in 2010. While his work has brought him all over the world, he prefers the waterfront of Vancouver, British Columbia, for the food, culture, and lifestyle. Brad currently resides in Bend, Oregon, with his wife, two children, two dogs, and three cats.