Steve has been working with Java since 1998. A seasoned veteran of the data management and systems software
industry, Steve developed his first relational DBMS at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in
This was the beginning of many "firsts" for Steve as he established himself as a skilled
engineering team leader focused on innovation and technology advancement. At Synapse Computer
Systems, Steve led a team that developed a relational database management system for Online
Transaction Processing, the first commercial implementation of a symmetric multi-processor that
included a RDBMS within the operating system. For Plexus Computers, Steve served as director of
DataServer Software where he hired and managed the team that developed the company?s Unix- and
SQL-based data management software for imaging. He also managed the firm?s Database, Operating
Systems, Communications and QA groups. While at Plexus, Steve served on the ANSI SQL committee.
In addition, Steve spent eight years operating his own consulting firm providing services on
data management and software/system architecture issues for clients such as Amdahl Corporation,
Bank of Boston, Cisco Systems, Eastman Kodak, NCR, Tandem Computers and TRW Financial Systems.
Steve holds a B.S. and an M.S. in Computer Science from the University of Nebraska, and since
1998 has focused his continuing engineering innovation within the Java development community.