The Day Job
I am currently employed at Progressive Insurance in Mayfield Village, OH and have been there since 2009. I am a Senior Enterprise Architect and have accomplished what I think is a substantial amount in my short time here. It has given me more gray hair but I see the impact that I am making and that is worth it. I just love working for this innovative company! The people and the culture just truly make this place a world class organization.
National City / PNC Bank
I worked at National City from 1999 – 2009. I wore many hats within their IT department: Web Operations Technical Lead, Developer, Senior Technical Consultant, Production Engineer, Transformation Architect, blah, blah, blah. To sum it all up, I had my hands deep within any piece of technology that you could think of and became a very well-rounded technical resource. I also learned the political, business and operational side of IT during my tenure. I met my mentor Phil Wells here and also a core group of resources that are the best in the business at what they do. The SR-A Team will forever be the team that I will use as the measuring stick for excellence. It’s just a shame to see how National City Bank imploded. On the flip-side, it is nice to see a quality company like PNC do banking the right way and flourish with Cleveland employees and friends.
I decided to make a career change in 1998 and left the electrical field after 8 years (since high school). This is where my IT Career lifted off and I thank those of you who gave me a chance to prove myself. It’s also the place where I met my wife, both starting on the same day…in the same department…sitting directly next to each other for over a year! It was like a college atmosphere at this company and every day was like happy hour. I traveled consistently for a while throughout the Eastern United States and had a ton of great times at ICG before the Dot-Com bubble burst!
The Home Business
We have owned our own LLC business since 2004 and have provided custom software, web development, IT engineering andconsultation needs to many small businesses, health care professionals, financial institutions, non-profit organization, sports teams and schools. The goal isn’t to be drenched in profits, it’s to give back to the community and to help those from being fleeced by shady IT practices and overpriced and clunky software products. Zazzy is a cross between “zany”, “sassy” and “snazzy” to create an adjective suggesting that something is too great to be confined to just one word!