About Mark Gearhart
A native of Virginia and graduate of Old Dominion University in Norfolk, having been granted a B.S. in Computer Science.
Currently, Vice President for Deutsche Bank, a global investment bank headquartered in Germany. Involved in the development of derivative and synthetic equity trading systems.
Formerly, Senior Consultant for SAP, involved in developing database architectures for the defense industry. Previously Principal Engineer with the Southern Company, an electric utility serving the southeastern US energy market and the largest generator of electricity in the US. For SAP, Deutsche Bank, and the Southern Company, author and speaker at international conferences related to databases and application technologies.
Principal Engineer, previously, for the GE/Harris Corporation in Melbourne, Florida. For the Energy Control Systems division, developed control centers for power plants, pipelines, railways, and power grids. Have lived long-term in Mexico, Saudi Arabia, Hong Kong, to support the development and delivery of new Energy Control Centers covering the electric power grid for those countries.
Have, on several occasions, taken voyages aboard my Bristol Channel Cutter, a oceangoing sailing vessel. When at home, can usually be found with wife and two children pursuing family interests. Will often pack up family for trips to museums, parks and seaports.
Career-wise, have gained considerable experience in areas related to the energy industry, and have specialized in Databases and Rich Internet Applications relevant to many industries. Am currently applying my design and development knowledge to US government agencies. Lover of history, architecture, geography, and innumerable other subjects, with particular interest in the cartography of maps and globes.