Alan has been leading IT operations and infrastructure services for over thirty years. Having spent eighteen years with Fingerhut Companies and later Fingerhut Direct Marketing, Alan has implemented and operated very large IT infrastructure systems and smaller startup size IT systems. He had previously led teams at Kroll Ontrack and Delaget that provide Software As A Service platforms using both on-premise and cloud based solutions.
His is a graduate of the University of Minnesota, Institute of Technology with a B.S. in Computer Science with specialty in software engineering. Alan started his career at the University of Minnesota with the Academic Computing Center who created the well-known Gopher protocol. When Alan is not making sure the systems are operating smoothly, he spends his time on the golf course with his family.