Principal

David Kocs began his Information Technology career in 1989.  David is currently a Principal in TDK Technologies, LLC, which he started in April 2001 with his partners Terry Tucker and Kristin Tucker.  TDK Technologies provides technology consulting to companies and IT organizations through a highly collaborative and innovative approach.  These solutions are delivered responsively and flexibly implemented by professionals who are personally responsible for the outcomes.  David's management responsibilities include technology practice manager, solutions practice manager and business development.

Prior to starting TDK Technologies, David was involved in building another Internet technology company, Aliigis.  David was Chief Information Officer, where he was responsible for the management and direction of an integration middleware product, which was transformed from the technology vision in four months.  Other roles included technical presentations, demonstrations and white papers for venture capitalists, investors, analysts and customers.  David also coordinated the implementation of the development and test environments, including software development tools.

Prior to joining Aliigis, David managed a team of technical architects, who were responsible for providing the technical direction for the enterprise architecture at Edward Jones.  David's team mentored the application developers (of more than 500) to ensure that all initiatives conformed to the architecture.  He also worked closely with the Chief Architect to define and implement the enterprise architecture, including migration strategies.  Previous roles included project management and application development with Edward Jones, Unibased System Architecture and McDonnell Douglas.

SHARING KNOWLEDGE WITH OTHERS

  • Board Member, Former President, Society for Information Management (SIM) - St. Louis
  • Member, Vistage
  • Mentor, Information Technology Entrepreneur Network (ITEN)
  • Former Columnist, St. Louis Small Business Monthly - Gadget Gurus

STRONG EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION

  • M.S., Computer Science, Washington University
  • B.S., Electrical Engineering, University of Kansas
  • Regional Leadership Forum, Society for Information Management

INVOLVEMENT IN THE COMMUNITY

  • Billiken Angels Network, Executive Committee, Saint Louis University Entrepreneurship Program, John Cook School of Business
  • Executive Committee, Gateway to Innovation Conference
  • Board of Trustees, Academy of the Sacred Heart
  • Member, St. Louis Regional Chamber
  • Advisor, Technology Committee, Incarnate Word Academy
  • Parishioner, St. Elizabeth Ann Seton
An IT pro who'll take the time to learn my business. Is that too much to ask?