Dana Cottrell has provided key strategtic solutions for critical applications installed at NASA, American Chemical Society, American Association of Medical Colleges, US Department of Education, Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, FINRA, The College Board, and AARP. Since 2000, her efforts have been focused on specialty financial applications. The financial applications required a wealth of knowledge in proven infrastructure and software technologies, financial industry regulations, mortgage industry capital markets, mortgage industry loan servicing, mortgage industry securitization, financial accounting standards, SOX compliance, and, most importantly, high volume, transactional data integration solutions.
Dana's financial data integration solution proficiencies include Netezza, Thompson Reuters Eikon, Tibco, Linux, Oracle, Caplin, IBM, and Streambase using languages of C++ and Java and protocols of TCP and UDP. The most recent solutions were several successful event-based, SOA enterprise solutions that leveraged vendor supplied and/or custom developed APIs and web services.
Dana earned her bachelor's degree in computer science and math from the University of Maryland, where she was first exposed to the significance of critical architectural solutions while interning for NASA at the acclaimed Goddard Space Flight Center. This internship significantly influenced her perspective and prompted her to pursue a masters degree in computer science from Johns Hopkins University with a specialization in artificial intelligence. Dana was inducted into Phi Kappa Phi, the oldest and most selective collegiate honor society in the United States for her undergraduate and graduate accomplishments. She has been awarded various certifications from premier software companies like IBM, Microsoft, and Oracle while also being recognized by groups like ITIL, The Open Group, Scrum.org, Scrum Alliance, and the Project Management Institute.
Dana is a member of the Technology Advisory Group for MicroFinance Information Exchange, Inc.