Our team of senior consultants represents 70 years of database development, project management, and business experience. Silver Lake’s passion for customer service, responsiveness, and attention to detail are ingrained in our culture and embodied in every team member. No matter how simple or complex, our team approaches each project as if it were our own.
Jeff Scornavacca is the Principal of Silver Lake Productions and oversees all database development, project management, and business analysis. The value that Jeff brings to clients is unique. He is that rare person who understands both business needs AND technology-based solutions. He bridges the gap between business and IT to solve his clients’ problems.
Jeff started developing databases to solve business problems 20 years ago while serving as tour manager for world-class musicians George Benson and John Hiatt. With a passion for efficiency, organization and planning, Jeff created his own systems for managing tours across multiple continents, coordinating stage crews, musicians, instruments, performance venues, and operations and logistics – all on time and on budget.
Word spread about his work and, when the tours ended, Jeff began consulting to other organizations. Over the years, Jeff’s expertise has benefited clients like Johnson & Johnson, adidas, Reebok, General Dynamics, Real Networks, Ocean Spray Cranberries, LaminatedFILMS & Packaging, AMI Entertainment, Metropolitan Entertainment, Middlebury College, M.I.T., Tufts University, and Inotek Pharmaceuticals.
Jeff also worked as Chief Data Architect and Chief Information Officer for HomePortfolio, Inc., which had the largest online presence in the fine home furnishings space, including furniture, lighting, appliances and kitchen and bath. Jeff was responsible for designing and building the company’s database of almost 100,000 items, as well as the attribution scheme which accommodated multiple attributes per product (i.e. sofa, 7 ft. long, red, velvet, mahogany legs, available at XYZ store). Jeff was also responsible for integrating a new Oracle database – best-in-class application for speed and scalability – with the FileMaker database used by the editorial staff.
Jeff is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP®), Lean Six Sigma Green Belt and a certified FileMaker Developer. He is a member of the FileMaker Business Alliance and Boston-Area FileMaker Developer Alliance. Jeff has a B.A. in Audio Recording from Berklee College of Music, an M.B.A. from Suffolk University and is a member of the Beta Gamma Sigma Honor Society.
As a business analyst, software developer, and project manager Jeff Fewlass has successfully designed and implemented FileMaker Pro solutions for many companies including Johnson & Johnson, GTECH, Harvard University, The University of Rhode Island, and many more. He has successfully integrated his solutions with enterprise systems using accepted industry standards such as XML, ODBC and XSLT.
Jeff has 20 twenty years of professional experience bridging the gap between business and technology. Jeff began his career in 1990 working for Apple Computer by leading the design and implementation of an $11 million state-of-the-art manufacturing facility for the Macintosh computer, which included a FileMaker Pro system to track assembly line testing.
After Apple, Jeff joined start-up Amplitude Software where he served as Director of Systems Engineering. He was instrumental in the success of the company by bringing in clients like AT&T, MCIWC, Sprint, KPMG, Deloitte Touch,Arthur Andersen, HP, IBM, General Electric, and State Farm. As the new market leader, Amplitude was acquired by Critical Path for over $200 million. Jeff continued in the new company, working with enterprise-level relational database systems such as Oracle, Sybase, and MS SQL Server.
In 2002 Jeff co-founded JMCF, Inc., a $4 million commercial/residential painting company. He designed and implemented a custom FileMaker Pro solution that managed the entire business including sales tracking, proposal generation, product ordering, job setup, job tracking, payroll, and inventory control. The system increased operational efficiency by streamlining processes, resulting in reduced costs and increased revenue. He was instrumental in securing large contracts with The Home Depot, Burger King, and Auto Zone.
Jeff is a Certified FileMaker Developer. He is a member of the FileMaker Business Alliance and Boston-Area FileMaker Developers Alliance.Jeff has a B.S. in Industrial Engineering from the Pennsylvania State University.
Tony develops custom solutions for FileMaker and iOS (iPhone, iPad, etc.) He has over 15 years experience with FileMaker products, including development, training, and consultation. He currently is a certified developer in FileMaker 7, 8, 9, and 10. He has experience with PHP, SQL Server, XML/XSLT, HTML, MySQL, and iOS as they relate to FileMaker.
For eight years,Tony worked directly for FileMaker, Inc. as a Senior Systems Engineer. He gained a wealth of insight and experience by analyzing problems and finding solutions for hundreds of clients, across multiple industries. Armed with this expertise,Tony is recognized nationally for his best practices solutions, business aptitude, and ease with business executives as well as IT staff.
He has presented at seven FileMaker Developer Conferences, with audiences of up to 1,500 people, and at innumerable user groups, product briefings, customer trainings, and press engagements across the United States and Canada, with customers such as Pfizer, Johnson & Johnson, Penn State, and MIT. He authored the original FileMaker Server Best Practices document, co-authored a FileMaker Advisor magazine article about FileMaker Server, and co-authored a FileMaker white paper about development standards.
Before working at FileMaker,Tony was a FileMaker developer with C&H Consulting. C&H was one of the first 10 members of what is now called the Platinum FBA, a selective partnership with FileMaker, Inc. While there, his clients included Dow AgroSciences and Rolls Royce.
A cum laude graduate of Indiana State University,Tony majored in Computer Hardware Technology with a minor in Computer Science.
Debi is a gifted programmer and educator. She is a Certified FileMaker Developer and is particularly skilled with FileMaker scripts, custom functions, and XSLT stylesheets. Her current specialty is FileMaker server-side scripts. Debi also has extensive experience with environments like C++, PowerBuilder, XML, XSLT, SQL, AppleScript.
Debi is well known in the FileMaker community. She was a speaker at three FileMaker Developer conferences where she presented advanced technical topics. She has contributed to articles, white papers, code snippets, and is a technical editor for the book, Special Edition: Using FileMaker Pro 7.
Debi graduated from MIT in 1991 with two degrees, Mathematics with Computer Science and German. She also earned a Masters in Education with a focus on Technology from the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Debi started her career as a programmer at Apple Computer and later worked for Taligent Corporation. She has worked as an independent consultant for clients like MIT, Harvard, Tufts, and the Office of Yo-Yo Ma.