Rip Rowan is a professional recording engineer, musician, online publisher, software developer, and management consultant located in Dallas, TX.

Rip’s recording studio, Pleasantry Lane, is located near downtown Dallas.  Pleasantry Lane is one of the most popular Dallas studios, and Rip’s business partner, Salim Nourallah, was named the Dallas Observer’s “Producer of the Year” for 2006, 2007, 2008, and 2009.  Many artists nominated for the “Artist of the Year” award are Pleasantry Lane veterans.

Rip is a drummer and keyboardist with experience in rock, jazz, and classical music.  His CDs, Rhythm/Pleasure and Rhythm/Pleasure 2, have both charted in’s Jazz and Dance/DJ categories.  Rip also performs with many of the artists who record at Pleasantry Lane.

In 1998, Rip created ProRec, one of the Internet’s original and most popular online magazines covering professional music recording.  ProRec was named a DominoPower site of the Month in 1998.  In 2002, Rip published “Over the Limit” which raised awareness of the problems of modern mastering techniques and was read by over a million readers.  Over the Limit was reprinted in a modified form in the December 2004 issue of Wired Magazine.

Rip began programming at age 13 and has a BBA in Management Information Systems (Texas A&M University) and an MBA in Information Systems Management (University of Texas at Austin).  Rip is an experienced project manager who has constructed projects for all business functions.  Rip also has significant experience in systems integration.  Rip is fluent with technologies including .NET, SQL Server, Domino, Java, MQ Series, and others.  His projects have been nominated for three Computerworld Honors Awards.  There’s more information about Rip and his consulting company here.

Rip has significant experience as a management consultant focused on large-scale strategic business process reengineering projects.  One of these, Texas Instruments Order Fulfillment Reengineering, was widely hailed as a milestone in BPR projects and was covered extensively in Michael Hammer’s bestselling “Reengineering the Corporation” among others.  Rip has trained consultants from dozens of companies and government agencies in BPR methodology and technique.

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