Sheppard Narkier

Dynamic Senior Technical Executive with expertise in enterprise architecture, software engineering and digital strategy.


Sheppard Narkier is an accomplished Senior Executive, Thought Leader and mentor with more than 41 years of success across the financial services, technology, investment banking, trust, and insurance industries. Leveraging extensive experience with digital transformations and software system design, he is a valuable advisor for an organization seeking to become agile and adapt its culture to one of continous innovation. His broad areas of expertise include enterprise architecture, software engineering, digital disruptions, product management, and distributed systems. 

Throughout his executive career, Sheppard has held unique leadership positions with Equinix, EMC, UBS-IB, and Adaptivity in which he was a board member and the co-author of 6 awarded patents. Adaptivity was sold for 27x revenue in 2013. He has used his expereince as an influencer in a variety of coproate settings

2016 - Present

Sr. Principal - Solution Marketing - Interconnection Oriented Architecture - Equinix


  • Building a library of solution blueprints that explains the transformation to Interconnection Oriented Architecture (IOA)
  • Advising on the creation of design platform to aid customers, partners and consultants in designing IOA infrastructure

2013 - 2015

Principal Consultant| Knowledge Architect - EMC


  • Advanced the Adaptivity design platform and integrated the consulting services and product development which led to $45M in revenue
  • Ensured the six patents that were created at Adaptivity received a lot of traction and were awarded

2008 - 2013

Chief Scientist & Co-Founder, Member Board of Directors - Adaptivity


  • Directed and contributed to the creation of the intellectual capital base that led to product development, patents, and initial customers
  • Mentored employees and developed a culture of systematic rapid innovation, leading to patent development
  • Codified the talent acquisition and product development processes

2006 - 2008

Head of SW Portfolio Management & IT Governance - Wachovia Corporate Investment Bank -Technology Products Group

Wachovia Corporate Investment Bank -Technology Products Group

  • Codified a framework to build internal capability stacks that were used in an early private cloud that saved the bank $100 million +


I’m Available To Advise On The Following Subjects

Enterprise Architecture


Cloud Computing

Information Technology Strategy

Company or executive-specific business strategy

Business advice related to my role at my company

Feedback on my company’s product/service

Input and advice on a key project