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									Nathan Spillers
Web: http://www.nathanspillers.net ~ E-Mail: nathan.spillers@gmail.com

An accomplished IT professional with demonstrated success in providing leadership to architecting, implementing,
and managing mission-critical solutions across a wide spectrum of industries and technologies. Possesses a
diversified technical background with the proven ability to balance technological capabilities with organizational
realities in order to provide effective overall solutions.


Qualification Highlights
   Deep understanding of technology with a focus on delivering effective business solutions.
   Polished leadership skills with the ability to motivate teams.
   Effective and enthusiastic communicator and public speaker.


Professional Experience
Data Warehousing Architect, Mayo Clinic; Rochester, MN                                                 2004 - Present
   Provides day-to-day technical and strategic direction to the Mayo Clinic Enterprise Data Warehouse activities
    in support of clinical analytics and individualized medicine initiatives.
   Coordinated the initial phases of technical collaboration between Mayo Clinic and IBM in the creation of the
    IBM Data Discovery and Query Builder product.
   Designed the Mayo Clinic’s enterprise Metadata and Data Integration architecture and strategic technical
    direction.
   Designed the technical approach for processing, storing, and delivering large volumes of unstructured textual
    information in a data warehousing environment.

Unit Head, Mayo Clinic; Rochester, MN                                                                      2001 - 2004
   Supervised daily operations of multiple teams providing UNIX, IBM iSeries, DEC VMS, and storage area
    networking infrastructure support for the Mayo Clinic enterprise IT environment.
   Managed multiple large yearly and special project budgets.
   Participated in many institutional strategic planning and enterprise IT management committees and
    workgroups.
   Provided project leadership to many large strategic institutional initiatives including the Mayo Institutional
    Digital Image Archive, the Life Sciences Genomics-based Data Warehouse, and the Film-less Radiology
    PACS project.

Team Lead, Mayo Clinic; Rochester, MN                                                                      1997 - 2001
   Directed the daily operations of UNIX (AIX, Solaris, Linux, and HP/UX) and storage area network
    infrastructure support teams.
   Managed doubling of staff and infrastructure, year over year.
   Mentored staff in large-scale heterogeneous UNIX administration, storage area networking technologies and
    high-availability methodologies.
   Designed and implemented one of the largest (for the time) multi-datacenter storage area network clusters
    and backup infrastructures based on Veritas software platforms in the United States.

Lead Consultant, FDA – National Center for Toxicological Research; Pine Bluff, AR                          1994 - 1997
   Provided day-to-day programming support using C, VAX/VMS Assembler, Adabas, Oracle, and Oracle Forms
    technologies via direct interaction with FDA principal investigators and research scientists.
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   Implemented a wide variety of custom hardware and software solutions in the areas of computational
    chemistry, statistical analysis, embedded systems, and data visualization efforts supporting fundamental
    peer-reviewed scientific research in the area of biologic toxicology.
   Led and mentored the UNIX administration group.

Systems Programmer, University of Arkansas; Little Rock, AR                                              1992 - 1994
   Provided day-to-day programming support in COBOL and VAX/VMS macro assembler via direct interaction
    with the offices of the registrar, financial aid, and student services as well as department chairs throughout the
    faculty.
   Designed a software subsystem that automated the reconciliation of a student’s academic record to changing
    graduation requirements and provided personalized coursework recommendations.

Consultant, Various; Little Rock, AR                                                                     1986 - 1992
   Acted as a self-employed and self-promoted consultant in providing software development services to a
    variety of businesses n and around the central Arkansas region.
   Designed and wrote best selling commercial K-12 educational software packages for Senari Programs using
    C and assembly language on Apple IIe, Apple Macintosh, IBM PC, and Commodore 64 platforms.
   Automated and enhanced the AT&T SARTS/REACT phone line testing software system using C applications
    running on SCO UNIX communicating with Wang mainframes and Oracle databases.
   Designed and wrote a full suite of software packages for Employer’s Self-Insured of Arkansas, focused on
    day to day insurance processes and detecting medical fraud using FoxPro.


Accomplishments
   Author, “Lessons Learnt from Operationalizing Information Extraction at Mayo Clinic”, American Medical
    Informatics Association (AMIA Manuscript AMIA-0874-A2012), 2012.
   Speaker, “Storage Challenges in the Medical Industry”, Digital Technology Center, University of Minnesota,
    2006.
   Speaker, “Continuous Availability”, Society of Computer Applications in Radiology, 2006.
   Principal Investigator, “Intelligent Object-Based Storage Devices for Complex Bioinformatics Data”, National
    Health Institute, 2004.
   Member, Storage Network Industry Association Education Committee, 1999-2000.
   Speaker, “Storage Area Networking Implementations in the Medical Industry”, Storage Networking Industry
    Association, 1999.
   Recipient, “Outstanding Federal Contractor Award”, National Center for Toxicological Research, Food and
    Drug Agency, 1997.
   Recipient, “Best Seller Award for Educational Software”, Software Publisher’s Association, 1987.


Education
Concordia University, Saint Paul, MN                                                                            2012
Masters in Business Administration

University of Arkansas, Little Rock, AR                                                                         1995
B.S. Computer Science/Mathematics

								
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