Meet the Eagles
Chuck Egerter, Chief Executive Officer
Chuck Egerter is founder and president of Eagle Datagistics. He started the company in 2003. Chuck drives Eagle’s daily business operations and manages the company’s growth and profitability. 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 IT Project Management and Business Development experience working for small boutique consulting companies and large enterprises like Lockheed Martin. Common for both is the need to maximize their ROI on data-based investments. Chuck recognized a common theme… the lack of underlying repeatable processes that create predictable results. 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, and St. Petersburg Chamber of Commerce. He plays active roles in the local community as an Ambassador for the Tampa Bay Partnership, a member on the Board of Directors for the Deuces Live Mainstreet Revitalization, and zealous 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 Oracle technologies, he provides technical leadership to the organization and technical assistance during project implementations. Hari is calming force for Eagle bringing many years of superior results.
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, Advisory Board
Richard Wood is the leader of Eagle Datagistics’ Advisory Board. He plays an essential role in Eagle’s business development, strategic marketing, and public relations. Most of Richard’s time is spent on the frontlines of networking events cultivating strategic relationships and fortifying Eagle’s brand identity. He has a penchant for connecting with people and fostering long-term business 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 holds an assortment of noteworthy positions within the local community. He is Chair of the St. Petersburg Arts Alliance, board member of a start-up group called One Million Cups (1MC) in St. Petersburg, and a Member of the St. Petersburg Sports Alliance. 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, while Chuck Egerter handled everything admin. Dan is now our leading Database Systems Architect and Senior DBA responsible for managing the Technical Delivery Team.
Dan is a results-driven technical leader with experience in implementing a vast variety of IT solutions. He oversees the team that manages and monitors hundreds of databases world wide on various versions of Oracle providing installations, maintenance, test environments, and primary DBA services.
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
With over 8 years of project management and systems administration experience, Shan is well-versed in managing 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 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 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, Internal Operations Facilitator
Bethany Affonso manages the miscellaneous day to day responsibilities of the office as a vital part of the operations team. She handles a variety of tasks ranging from HR to coordinating company outings.
Bethany accepted her position at Eagle in 2014. Her main goal is to implement standard policies and procedures that will offer as a future road map for Eagle, as they continue to soar down the highway of success.
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.
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.