Our Fabulous Lotusphere 2011 Team

With only days until the main event, here are the team members who are lucky enough to represent Davalen at Lotusphere 2011. Between sessions, events, booth space and meetings, make sure you meet these talented folks! You can schedule a formal meeting by emailing Ruth Jarvis at rjarvis@davalen.com or just stop by Booth #221.



Len Barker

Len Barker, Managing Partner, Lotus Practice

About Len: Len spent 15 years in the nuclear industry managing complex, multiple system projects before founding Davalen’s predecessor, Barker Consulting in 1998. His understanding of business comes from 10 years of running his own business and in plant manager, project manager and business development positions in the corporate world. He is a certified IBM instructor and is well versed in web technologies, system administration, and collaborative technologies.


Dave Jacob

Dave Jacob, Managing Partner, WebSphere Practice

About Dave: Dave is listed in “Who’s Who In America”, and is a frequent contributor to technical publications on technology initiatives. He held a number of key management positions with EDS and Data General and founded Jacob Solutions, Inc. (JSI) in 1993 and merged JSI with Barker Consulting to form Davalen, LLC in 2006. Dave is certified by IBM as a architect/consultant/trainer in most development technologies in IBM including RAD, Domino and Portlet Factory and has worked with various languages including FORTRAN, IBM assembler, COBOL, Lotus Notes, LotuScript and Java.


Deborah Corcoran

Deborah Corcoran, Staffing Services

About Deborah: Deborah brings with her significant experience in sales, marketing and consulting services for enterprise accounts across the U.S. and internationally. Prior to joining Davalen, she supported the IBM Software Services teams across all the IBM Software portfolios, in addition to working on numerous IBM dedicated vendor teams building and managing strong, long-term relationships. Using a consultative sales approach to articulate IT consulting services and solutions product offerings to Fortune 500 -1000 companies, she successfully grew her sales territory in yearly revenue specific to IBM Software Services for the Lotus and WebSphere brands.

Ruth Jarvis

Ruth Jarvis, Marketing, Social Media & Events

About Ruth: Ruth  joined Davalen in 2002 and took charge of the Marketing Department in 2007. She is responsible for Davalen’s presence on Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, and YouTube and is the face behind Davalen’s monthly email newsletter: The Tech Connection, website, blog, webinars, and conferences. She also handles our public, press and analyst relations as well as case study development, white paper creation, press releases writing, and outreach to clients for joint media related initiatives. If you need information about Davalen, she’s the woman to see!

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