Experienced Project Manager with 20 years of expertise and experience in Project Management, Relationship Management, Communication & Coordination, Problem Solving & Analysis, Multi-Tasking, and Time Management. Customers happiness is always at the core of what I do.
Mysterious shadowy figure specializing in NetIQ on the Managed IAM team.
I started my professional career building and working with robots. When my plans to start the robot uprising toward world domination fell through, I turned to software consulting. For the past decade, I have spent my time working closely with clients across the globe helping them navigate the dangerous waters of Identity and Access Governance. Prior to becoming an Identropian, I was the VP of Global Services for Courion Corporation where I built and ran a successful global professional services operation.
The thing that excites me most about Identropy is being able to help customers solve their most complex business problems through a mix of strategic vision, best-in-class technologies, and transformational consulting.
My favorite movies are Die Hard and Under Siege. I’ve said too much already.
I believe my passion for the IT industry actually blossomed during my first career out of college: hazardous waste management. The regulatory compliance needs of that industry quickly challenged my organizational skills and I realized I needed to up the ante to avoid drowning in a sea of paperwork. But working for a small company, there was no concept of an IT department to turn to.
So armed with books on MS Access/VB6 and an understanding of what I hoped to accomplish, I created a number of databases and supporting applications that bridged the gap, although in hindsight those early database designs were not ones I would admit to authoring today. Combining that interest and additional formal training, my second career was launched and opened the doorway to assisting
I got my first computer for Christmas in 1985—an IBM PC jr, complete with battery powered wireless keyboard, which was pretty cool for 1985. I was addicted to MS Flight Simulator 1.0 and SubLogic’s Jet —the first F-16/18 flight simulator—as well as learning BASIC and coding my own (very basic) games.
In high-school, I was a sullen art-room/punk-rock kid. I loved technology but I loved music, drawing and writing more. Since art and tech weren’t ready to meet and have a baby yet, I ended up getting my BA in English. What does one do with an English degree in the early 90s? Work at a bookstore of course. It was at a small bookstore in Western, MA where I was asked by the owners if I might be able to figure out how to build one of them “website-thingies” for the store. I borrowed some HTML books and fired up my 486dx and started banging out HTML in notepad. Art and technology had finally met, and I’d found a way to incorporate writing,
As I learned more, I realized that using technology to make things work faster or better or more efficiently was an art form in and of itself. I love how solving problems and designing solutions with technology puts me “in the zone” like writing and drawing did as a teenager.
I’m a new member to the club, has changed many hats in the past: development/programming, business analysis, project management.. and when I’m not in front of my laptop, I’m either in the bathroom, sleeping, playing with my kids or volunteering for my non-profit org.
I started out in the Finance area and was the New England Divisional Controller of Corporate Express Office Supplies where I was also the Divisional HR Director. After deeply being involved in 8 acquisitions at Corporate Express in under a year I decided to change my career path.
I joined Cambridge Technology Partners* which was acquired Novell* and left to join Courion*
I have been in the IAM space for about 15 years working as Business Analyst, Project Manager, Program Manager, Solution Delivery Manager, Director of Services and now Client Partner.
I am based out of my home in Danvers MA and will be practice cross functional with the goal of working with the Identropy teams and Clients to ensure successful IAM implementations
That is the reality of what I have and am doing – my dream was to be an international spy. I took an abundance of language classes in both undergrad, post graduate college and to date am not fluent in any language with maybe the exception of English. I am still working on the spy skills.
Since joining Identropy, I’ve enjoyed helping the company grow through its Professional Services, its Managed Services, and all of the the general bootstrapping that a young company required. I’m very passionate about technology, and one of the best things about startups is having the flexibility (sometimes out of necessity) to find innovative ways to apply technology to solve problems. I’m also very passionate about food, and thankfully, equally love to cook. If you ever start a conversation with me about food or tech, you’ll have me talking to you all night.
This being my first full-time gig out of college, I’m a noob in the yam industry. But during this brief time at Identropy, I’ve learned much and enjoyed cultivating the best yams for our clients. When I’m not knee-bent in dirt harvesting those yams, I follow all major sports, follow tech trends and stay engaged in the community. I’m obsessed with monospace fonts, indentations and camelCase.
Like many others, I’ve found a home here at Identropy. The people shape the culture of the company, and our culture is one of shared passion for Identity Management and caring about the people around you. I like to think I fit into that way of thinking. The future is bright here and I’m excited to be a part of it!
In my career I have performed several roles in the IAM space, including working as an instructor, implementation engineer, architect, and even doing some custom software development. I bring a strong focus on generating a solution that will not only meet a customer’s needs, but will bring to light the value of having a true IAM program in place to streamline business process.
In my spare time, I am a guitarist playing a variety of music from punk to blues, an avid baseball fanatic (go Halos), a Whovian, and a general geek. My greatest enjoyment is bringing my passion for these things to my wonderful family.
15+ year enterprise software career with a focus on inventory management and identity + access management leading implementation and sales teams in hospitality, financial services and healthcare provider industries. As a strategist I work closely with clients to listen, facilitate and provide strategic direction to build successful organizational IAM programs. And when I’m not onsite with my clients? You’ll find me in the garden, on a wooded trail with my 65 lb. puppy or traveling with my husband.
This mission isn’t about me. Never has, never will. Instead, it’s all about the Identropy team and how we collaborate and combine our knowledge and vision to revolutionize the Identity and Access Management industry. This mission is also about our clients (whom we call our partners). Each and every one of our partners invests and believes in the Identropy team and we owe it to them to understand what their pain points and requirements are, so that we can collectively determine the best solution and deliver it in a timely, cost effective, and innovative fashion. So even though I technically represent Identropy in a sales oriented capacity, my job role and responsibility is to do whatever is needed to achieve the mission of Identropy.
I have nearly a decade of Identity Management experience, both on-premise and as a service. In that time, I have helped some of the fastest growing companies build and deploy Identity Management solutions to help scale and secure their business. As an Account Executive I manage our East Coast customer base to ensure they are getting the absolute most out of their investment.
As part of our advisory practice, I partner with our clients to help plan their IAM strategies. Prior to joining Identropy, I spent over a dozen years managing, building, and running Identity & Access Management programs, projects, and teams for SC Johnson and Walgreens.
Jim McDonald is an Engagement Manager at Identropy, where he is responsible for delivering strategy and roadmap engagements for the company’s clients. He brings to this role his extensive expertise in rolling out identity and access management technologies from various vendors as a practitioner at companies like Ingersoll-Rand and Ally Financial. Jim is an avid baseball fan and is passionate about his New York Yankees.
Solving Identity Management puzzles is my hobby; my job is divided between my family, running, snowboarding and scuba diving (I’m a professional in these last two *). Always looking for the best burger, sushi, pizza, Chinese, Vietnamese, and other similar places.
* Definition of professional: doing the sport in question more than one time.
I was almost 30 years old by the time I figured out what I wanted to be when I grow up. Ever since I got my TRS 80 Color Computer as a child, I knew I wanted to work with computers. In school I was led to believe that I could either be an engineer or a consultant. The former was too technical; the latter not technical enough. Finally I learned about Professional Services and found it to be the perfect balance of consulting and technology.
Working as a system administrator for a town government with a shoestring budget taught me the importance of efficient, repeatable business processes, and automation. Graduate school formalized those lessons. I see my career as the logical next step of applying what I learned to help businesses improve and automate their processes.
Prior to joining Identropy I dedicated ten plus years of my professional life to making customers successful with Identity and Access Management solutions from CA Technologies and Quest / Dell Software. In those roles, my ability to assist customers was limited by the solutions I represented. As Identropy’s Director of Business Development I have the opportunity to provide broader and deeper value to our clients. Our advisory and managed services practices and our vendor agnostic stance allow us to deliver value that goes beyond success with a particular product. Helping customers build their IAM program, select a vendor that is best suited for their needs and then helping them run their program is tremendously rewarding.
I’m a motivated, dedicated son of a Leo. My goal: work as hard as I can to get things done and do them right to make people happy. Since I like technology, I use this as my vessel to accomplishing that legally. It’s truly a beautiful symbiotic relationship.
When the workday is done, I’m an avid fan of avoiding face-plants off my Stumpjumper… Since that fails periodically, I’ve learned how to bake (and make pickles) during my recovery time. Just ask me about my chocolate baklava! Yum!
After making the switch into Identity and Strong Authentication almost 15 years ago I have discovered two passions: Professional Services and Customer Success! I am very fortunate to work at a company like Identropy which embraces Core Values as away of doing business. When I am not working I can be found raiding the refrigerator, mountain biking on amazing single track, running, or enjoying the California sunshine.
With over 12 years of experience in IT, from Level 1 Support to Administration, working in this field has taught me one thing: It’s not about what you know, but how fast you can figure out what you don’t.
I have been in the identity space for a while. I’ve worn multiple hats from being a consultant, Architect, Project Manager, Associate Director. I like learning new technologies and solving identity problems. Outside of work, I like to spend time with family and friends.
My career spans across several companies including Microsoft, and Sailpoint in a number of roles. As a member of the Professional Services team at Identropy, I am looking forward to leveraging that background to provide world class services to our customers. I was born in Romania, lived in Seattle most of my life, enjoy the outdoors, and moved to the beautiful city of Austin in 2013.
I plan, build and run Identropy. In short, I make sure an extremely agile team of consultants has everything they need to provide innovative identity management solutions that enable businesses.
After looking around the IAM market a bit for a new place to call home, I got introduced to Identropy by a friend. He had nothing but good things to say about the company, and right from the get go I was able to see why he liked working there so much. I’m glad to have become a member of the community here and I’m looking forward to my future working with Identropy.
I’m in the Managed IAM team working with the very best. Outside of work, I spend any time I can with my family.
I have had the privilege of working in the Identity and Access Management (IAM) space for most of my IT career. I enjoy being part of the Professional Services team and especially the opportunities that allow me to interact with customers in