Jeff serves as an Associate Director of Systems Architecture for Smarter Balanced. In this position, he is responsible for infrastructure design and engineering, as well as overseeing production operations of all Smarter Balanced compute resources.
Jeff comes to the organization from UCLA IT Services, where he managed the Infrastructure Engineering group and oversaw the operations of all virtualization, storage, datacenter networking, and cloud operations. Jeff got his start in technology while in the U.S. Coast Guard, maintaining IT systems, radio and satellite communications, RADAR, cryptographic equipment, and LORAN-C radionavigation systems. For over 25 years, he’s worked in a variety of roles for companies across the nation such as Data Dynamics, The Golf Network, and Prosum Technology Services. Some notable clients include Global Petroleum, Citgo, Broadcom, Shopzilla, 3D Systems, Fox Television, and General Motors.
Jeff lives in Los Angeles with his wife and son. When he’s not doing technology, he enjoys tinkering with just about everything and going on cross-country adventures atop a motorcycle.