Who i am

Hi! My name is Dave and for 15 years, I built IT teams, infrastructure, and processes at early stage companies and non-profits before realizing most have the same technology problems.

I created The IT Plan as a strategic and tactical playbook to address these and guide early stage IT program development. My approach zeros in on the cultural use of technology with your organization. Through this lens, we create sustainable processes that consider solutions from a range of factors – cost, scalability, usability, extensibility, and administrative overhead.

My experience is backed by industry certifications – CISSP, CCNA, ITIL, CAPM, and more. I follow well-established NIST and ITIL frameworks, with years of HIPAA and PCI compliance in healthcare and retail environments.

My passions outside of technology are diversity and inclusion, organizing hikes and nature trips, and physical fitness. In fact, my Yoga 200hr informs my approach to the frustrations we find in corporate technology!

what i make


Expert IT direction without the overhead cost of hiring. I work with startups and small companies to advise, assess, design, hire, and even implement the change with fiscal responsibility in mind.

My Course – How to Transition From IC to Manager

Industry guide, observations, and content

Building IT from Scratch – Decks and Images