Rodger Lepinsky grew up in Winnipeg, Canada, and earned Bachelors degrees from the Asper School of Business, and University of Winnipeg’s Applied Computer Science program.
Working with databases since Oracle 7 in 1995, he has worked deeply in the roles of: Database Architecture/Design, Development, Warehousing, Tuning, Database and Unix Administration.
In 2001, he did extensive research on how to insert one billion rows per day into an Oracle database. This had not yet been accomplished at the time, and the research took him deep inside Oracle internals, and was another experience that led him to become an expert in database tuning.
Some of his assignments have been at the largest financial companies in the USA: Fidelity, Wellington Management, Bank of America, and Western Asset Management.
To demonstrate an understanding of the business side, in 2007, he passed the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Level 1 exam. This exam is normally written by financial professionals such as portfolio managers, and typically has a pass rate of 40% or less.
Rodger places a huge emphasis quality, and has built systems that required no updates or maintenance!
Recently, Rodger has been increasing his skill sets in: OBIEE, Oracle Apps R12 and MYSQL. In the Data Science and Big Data area, he has been learning Java, R statistics software (Matlab), and graph databases.
In his research, he has singlehandedly solved many technical issues with Oracle and other products, and many of his blog posts continue to rise to the top of the internet search rankings.
Rodger is not just another technical expert. Outside of work, Rodger is naturally curious, and voraciously consumes subjects such as business, sustainability, alternative energy, documentaries, effective health treatments, biographies, and current events, to name a few. He is also an accomplished photographer, public speaker, cyclist, gardener, salsa dancer, car mechanic, builder, sailor and cook.
As an entrepreneur, while in university, he began a wedding photography business, directing large groups of people that involved a lot of leadership and customer facing. Since then, he has researched and evaluated the profitability of a number of potential businesses, in the same way an investor or analyst would.
As a volunteer, he has put in many hours organizing and promoting the Manitoba Electric Vehicle Association and its events, and was elected to the MEVA executive in 2011, 2012, and 2013. In 2013, his poster and paper, “The Case For Electric Vehicles” was accepted for publication at the Electric Mobility Conference.
Rodger is arguably a classic T shaped person, deep in one area, but also very knowledgeable about other complementary disciplines. Or, as Steve Jobs said, “at the intersection of technology and liberal arts, to be able to get the best of both.”
Currently, he is available for his next assignment. Contact him via Linked In.