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Expert in Disaster Recovery, Continuity of Operations, and Business Continuity Planning

Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

Massachusetts (MA)
Education Work History Career AccomplishmentsPublicationsConsulting Services Expert Witness

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Expert is available to consult throughout North America.

DISASTER RECOVERY; DISASTER PLANNING; DISASTER PREVENTION; CATASTROPHIC FAILURE. Dr. Expert has been a nationally known expert in disaster planning and recovery since the mid '80s. His articles have appeared in "Public Risk" magazine, "Internal Auditor" magazine, and many others. Since 1991, he has been the Editor-in-Chief of the Disaster Recovery Yellow Pages, a sourcebook of over 3000 disaster- recovery vendors, divided into over 250 different categories ranging from trauma counselors to the drying-out of wet microfilm. Over the years, he has prepared comprehensive disaster recovery plans for over 100 organizations. Many of these plans had to be subsequently submitted to industry regulators in banking and insurance - all of which were approved by the relevant regulatory bodies. During this time, Expert has especially emphasized that disaster plans need not be expensive in order to be effective.

BUSINESS RECOVERY PLANNING; CONTINGENCY PLANNING; BUSINESS RE-ENGINEERING. With an educational background in systems and organizations, and with experience as a consultant for IBM, Touche Ross & Co., and The Systems Audit Group, Expert has frequently worked with companies whose systems were malfunctioning. Often these problems were symptoms of the management or structure of the organizations, and were corrected via modifications to management style and/or structure, or re-engineering of the organization.

COMPUTER SYSTEM DISASTER RECOVERY PLANNING; INFORMATION MANAGEMENT; INFORMATION SYSTEM. Expert is a Certified Information Systems Auditor. As such, he has frequently performed systems reviews and audits under extremely tight constraints of time and funding. This has been possible due to his wide experience in many types of computing operations, ranging from "white collar" banking, education, and insurance to "blue collar" manufacturing and industrial. Expert has provided clients with EDP auditing, software selection, and systems integration support. Additionally, he is experienced and is published in the area of computer disaster recovery.


catastrophic failure


computer system disaster recovery planning




disaster avoidance


disaster control


disaster planning


disaster prevention


disaster recovery


emergency management


business continuity planning

Show Secondary and Basic Areas of Expertise
Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Boston, Massachusetts;  Worcester, Massachusetts;  Springfield, Massachusetts;  Lowell, Massachusetts;  Cambridge, Massachusetts;  Brockton, Massachusetts;  New Bedford, Massachusetts;  Hartford, Connecticut;  Manchester, New Hampshire;  and Providence, Rhode Island.

Year   Degree   Subject   Institution  
1978   PhD   Systems and Cybernetics   University of Pennsylvania, Wharton  
1967   ME   Operations Research and Industrial Engineering   CornellUniversity  
1965   BE   Industrial Engineering   Cornell University  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Title   Responsibilities

1985 to






Consulting in Disaster Recovery Planning; Systems Auditing; Management Consulting

1983 to 1985


Software Development, Higher Order Software Inc.




1978 to 1983


Honeywell Info Systems


Product Development,


1976 to 1978


Touche Ross & Co.




1965 to 1976






Career Accomplishments:

ACP - Association of Contingency Planners;

ISACA - The Information Systems Audit and Control Association


CISA - Certified Information Systems Auditor

Publications and Patents Summary

Expert has authored numerous articles, including "Plan for a Disaster Without Destroying Your Budget," which appeared in PUBLIC RISK magazine, "Disaster Recovery Planning," in the Journal of the Institute of Internal Auditors, "Disaster Recovery," in Survive! The Business Continuity Magazine, and "Disaster-Recovery Planning - A HIPAA Requirement," which appeared in Health Facilities Management.

Consulting Services:
Recent Client Requests:
  • Disaster recovery expert for consulting on disaster recovery and COOP planning.
  • Disaster planning expert for consulting on existing disaster plan review, critical systems identification, business impact analysis, disaster recovery strategies, disaster plan development and documentation.
Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding your expert consulting needs.  Expert is available for consulting to corporate, legal and government clients.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

Expert Witness:
Recent Litigation Client Requests:
  • Ethanol production expert for consulting on separation of liquids from thin stillage.
Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding expert testimony, litigation consulting and support, forensic services, or any related expert witness services.  A few litigation needs include product liability, personal injury, economic loss, intellectual property (patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright), and insurance matters.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

Additional Skills and Services:
Supplier and Vendor Location and Selection

Expert is experienced locating vendors of: * Disaster recovery services and products.


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