William Nestlerode, a founding partner of OPI, provides technical consulting and serves as OPI’s chief technology officer. He began his career as a Professor of Mathematics at the University of South Carolina. He then served as Director of Research Computing to bridge the faculty into the world of computing. During the past twenty years he has provided systems engineering expertise to MCI, BSDI, Tivoli, Hewlett-Packard, Agilent Technologies, Innerwall and ConfigureSoft. His education includes a B.S. in Mathematics from the University of Oklahoma, a M.A. and Ph.D. in Mathematics from the University of Wisconsin – Madison.