Rick has spent the majority of his career migrating Mainframe Development Environments to the Windows Server platform. He has specialized in the assessment of the mainframe development environments and designing and implementing unique client solutions to resolve specific issues related to client requirements. Starting from a core infrastructure and then adapting it to meet the specific client requirements has proven to provide a great deal of flexibility to the client while providing an industry standard development environment. Along with designing and implementing the new environment Rick has spent a great deal of time designing, creating and delivering training sessions targeted at easing the transition for developers from the mainframe to the Windows Server system. The core essentials of development, source code management, database development and usage are demonstrated in the new environment. One of the key values developers obtain is the realization of the ability to not only maintain the core set of business values but the ability to quickly and easily expand these capabilities in a new, more efficient development environment.