Our Executive Team

John D. Osterhout

John has been committed to providing a high-quality, service product his entire career. Starting in 1970 while a member of the USAF, he maintained Minuteman III, intercontinental, ballistic missiles. After his military commitment, John entered the Information Technology field, where he was a field engineer for Sperry Univac and StorageTek. While at StorageTek, John became a field-service manager and began selling systems-software services in 1986. In 1988, he started a satellite office in Chicago for Davis, Thomas & Associates, which he grew to a $5M enterprise selling technical-support services. After the acquisition of DTA in 1997, John managed the combined Chicago operations of both organizations for the next five years, developing the office into a $20M operation while managing and selling a broad portfolio of services. Drawing upon his lifetime of experience, John creates the right atmosphere for the team at John Drake & Associates and provides the highest level of service to his clients.

Todd L. Miller
Vice President, Chief Technology Officer

Following a three-year tour in Europe as a military policeman in the United States Army, Todd spent the next 17 years within the information technology industry. His experience encompasses nearly all technology areas within the PC/LAN environment, including leading-edge expertise in Information-Security (INFOSEC) best-practices, strategies, and solutions. Todd has provided hands-on and delivery-management capabilities to a wide range of industry leaders such as Baxter, General Electric, BP Amoco, Budget Rent-a-Car, and McDonald’s Corporation. For the five years prior to establishing John Drake & Associates, Todd served as Network Services and Security Practice Leader for the Chicago office of a $700M, IT-consulting-services firm, where he led a group of forty-five network consultants. In that capacity, Todd served as strategist and architect for the creation of all service offerings, best practices, and client solutions. Todd provides JDA with time-tested and proven delivery capabilities, demonstrated through successful delivery of numerous engagements.