Meet the Eagles
Chuck Egerter, Chief Executive Officer
Chuck Egerter is founder and president of Eagle Datagistics. He started the company in 2003 to focus on the Oracle consulting needs of the region and has continued to lead the company’s growth in managed services, and other enterprise databases. Chuck drives Eagle’s strategic vision as well as oversees daily business operations. He focuses on continued process improvement and making sure we have the right people and strategies in place to grow in a controlled manner.
Under Chuck’s leadership, Eagle has organically grown and is recognized as Florida’s premier Oracle Partner. His vision for Eagle was inspired by his many years of experience working for small boutique consulting companies and large enterprises like Lockheed Martin. Eagle Datagistics was created with process and predictable results as a guiding vision, while balancing the maturity of a big company with the Agility of a small one.
Eagle has received many recognitions and nominations over the years including awards from Oracle, Grow FL, TBTF, The Tampa Bay Business Journal, and St. Petersburg Chamber of Commerce. He plays active roles in the local community including support for the Tampa Bay Partnership, the Deuces Live Mainstreet Revitalization, TEC Garage, St. Petersburg’s Downtown Partnership, the St. Petersburg EDC, and a long time supporter of the entrepreneurial and start-up tech community in the Tampa Bay area. Chuck earned his BS Degree in Industrial Engineering from the University of Central Florida.
Hari Muthuswamy, Chief Technology Officer
Hari Muthuswamy is Chief Technology Officer of Eagle Datagistics. As a 20-Year Veteran in IT and advanced database technologies, he provides technical leadership to the organization and our clients. Hari is calming force for Eagle bringing many years of superior results as a system architect, DBA developer, and production support DBA. He has advanced experience with Oracle Golden Gate and numerous data focused security solutions.
Prior to his career with Eagle, Hari worked with DCC Services for over 9 years as Developer, Portal and Application Server Admin, DBA, instructor, and Technical Director. Hari’s time with DCC Services bolstered him with knowledge about technology, successful implementations of complex projects, and how to identify and groom good talent.
Hari holds a BS Degree in Structural Engineering from Annamalai University and a Master’s Degree in Computer Science from Louisiana State University.
Richard Wood, Past COO
Richard Wood is a part owner of Eagle Datagistics and its past COO. He still plays a role networking, cultivating strategic relationships and supporting entrepreneurial efforts in the community. He has a penchant for connecting with people and fostering long-term relationships.
Before on-boarding with Eagle, Richard held many distinguished positions with well-known companies throughout the country. He served as the Vice President of Marketing and President/Executive Director for International Pizza Hut Franchisees, Director U.S. Business marketing for Holiday Inns, and was VP of Business Development of State Beauty, a division of Beauty Alliance/L’Oreal. In his early career, Richard was the head of three independent schools in the Midwest.
Richard has held an assortment of noteworthy positions within the local community. He is a past Chair of the St. Petersburg Arts Alliance, founding board member of f One Million Cups (1MC) in St. Petersburg, and was an active Member of the St. Petersburg Sports Alliance helping to support the annual Shriner’s Hospitals East-West Shrine Game. Richard earned his BA degree in Economics from Muskingum College and a Doctorate of Educational Leadership from the University of Cincinnati.
Dan Elliott, Systems Architect
Dan Elliott has been with Eagle since its inception in 2003. In Eagle’s early days, Dan was “the tech guy,” responsible for everything tech-related. Dan is now our leading Database Systems Architect and Senior DBA responsible for managing the Technical Delivery Team. Dan has a specialized skill set in data security and has architected and implemented many database focussed security solution.
Dan oversees a team that manages and monitors hundreds of databases world wide on various versions of Oracle, Microsoftw SQL Server, and MySQL. His team performs managed services, upgrades, new installations, performance tuning and troubleshooting, routine maintenance, architecture, and guidance on proper licensing.
Prior to joining Eagle, Dan worked with another Oracle Partner called, DCC Services, and developed a strong background in financials and manufacturing, giving him a distinct advantage on how systems work outside of IT.
Rick Brown, Sr. DBA
Rick Brown brings over 10 years of Oracle database experience to the tech team here at Eagle Datagistics. Rick started with Eagle as an Oracle DBA in 2005 and now provides specialized database support and services to our clients as a Senior Oracle DBA. Rick is distinguished as an Oracle Certified Professional DBA with Administrator Certifications in Oracle Database 8i, 9i, and 11g.
Before working with Eagle, Rick served as the Senior Oracle Mentor at a technical school in Florida where he taught students the skills and expertise required to obtain Oracle Certifications.
Harry Brewster, Sr. DBA
Harry Brewster is a 20-year Oracle DBA veteran with over 30 years of computer programming experience. Harry plays a pivotal role in the tech team as a Senior Oracle DBA who joined Eagle in 2011. His technical expertise is vast and varied. He is experienced with managing several databases including Oracle, SQL Server, and MySQL. His programming background includes C, PHP, Perl, Java, Microsoft ASP and T-SQL, and Unix scripting.
Harry’s most notable contributions to Eagle involve his creative development of custom database health check and Perl Managed Data Guard (PMDG) software programs. PMDG is a program to maintain an Oracle standby database which works with any version of Oracle. Harry’s career prior to Eagle includes over ten years of project leadership for architecting Oracle Database Solutions for Fidelity National Information Services.
Michele Egerter PMP, Senior Project Manager
Michele joined Eagle to implement and oversee standard project management techniques for technical project work. She provides our staff with insight on methodologies and assists by helping to define scope of work, coordinates with the technical team to assess estimates and creates project timelines. She monitors project progress in relation to deliverables and the project schedules by providing weekly status and budget updates to clients. She also is responsible for quality reviews and project retrospectives.
Michele has her Bachelor of Arts degree from the Pennsylvania State University and her Master of Science from Indiana University of Pennsylvania. She is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP) and is fully proficient in traditional project management methods as well as Agile Scrum projects as a Scrum Master. Michele has 15 years of experience in IT, spanning clients such as the Army Corp of Engineers, Raymond James and as a consultant with the U.S. military in Germany.
Shan Baugher, Systems Administrator and DBA
With over 10 years of project management and systems administration experience, Shan is well-versed in managing multiple operating systmes and virtual environments of all shapes and sizes. Before working with Eagle, Shan managed an in-house data warehouse for a Surgery Center housing 50+ servers featuring VMWare clusters that supported 30 remote offices and 400+ users.
He holds an assortment of Professional Microsoft Certifications including MCSE, MCSA, MCP, and MCTS and is also Certified as a Specialist in Oracle VM 3.0 for x86 implementation. Shan earned his Bachelors of Science Degree in Mathematics and Computer Science from the University of Florida.
Vito Balacco, Senior Solutions Specialist
Vito Balacco is the Director of Solution Sales and Recruiting for Eagle Datagistics, having joined the organization in 2015. He is responsible for management, planning, and execution of selling Eagle’s core lines of business: Software, Hardware, Consulting Services, and Staff Augmentation. He has vast experience with Oracle licensing and consistently helps our clients save money on Oracle hardware and software. He adds over 20 years of experience in IT Staffing and Solutions experience, having 12 of those years in business ownership as Co-Founder of two IT staffing and DoD services companies. Vito adds true value to Eagle’s Clients, in that he is able to understand their issues with technology (whether it is Oracle, Microsoft, or a number of vendors), and the background to position Eagle as a partner in solving these complex data-centric issues. He holds a Bachelors degree from the University of Central Florida, and currently lives in the Tampa Bay area.
Bethany Affonso-Belk, Solutions Sales Specialist
Bethany Affonso started at Eagle in 2014 in an entry level capacity and has successfully worked her through Operations into Sales. She truly cares about the solutions we provide to our clients and takes extra care to build strong relationships based on win-win value. She has expertise in helping our customers with managed services, projects, staffing, SAN Solutions, and Oracle Licensing.
She obtained her bachelor’s degree in Mass Communication from USF Saint Petersburg in 2009. In her spare time Bethany does marketing for a 72′ Luxury Yacht. She moved to St. Petersburg, Florida from Sanford, Maine in 2006 and not a day goes by that she isn’t thankful for that decision.
Marissa Meyer, Solutions Sales Specialist
Marissa Meyer is the Lead Recruiter for Eagle. She has her Bachelor’s Degree in Communications and a Professional Sales Certificate from the University of Washington. She began working as a technical recruiter in Seattle, WA and has recently moved to Saint Petersburg, FL to join the Eagle team.
As the Lead Recruiter she provides staffing solutions for our clients no matter how big or small. She builds relationships with candidates and clients to find the best fit for both parties and her knowledge of the IT industry allows her to find top talent for any division of a Fortune 1000/500 company.
Joan Affonso, Administrative Assistant
Joan oversees front office, customer service and assists with HR operations.
Joan joined the Eagle team in June 2016 and she is excited to be a part of a company who took first place in both categories of the TBBJ’s 2016 “Best Place to Work”!
She moved to Florida from Maine, where she lived for 28 years. She has been married over 37 years and raised 3 amazing daughters. She was a Youth Development Coordinator and played a key role in developing a successful grassroots 501©3 nonprofit organization that focused on creating opportunities for adjudicated and at risk youth. She built a strong Youth Council group, empowering students to be a voice in their school and community issues, engaging them in positive, meaningful activities. She believes involving youth in civic activities, plays a significant role in their lives. She was one of the first graduates of PLTI, Parent Leadership Training Institute, of New England. Joan loves being in the sunshine state and working with the Eagle family.