Meet the Editors

SearchITOperations.com has a team of dedicated editors who bring you the best IT operations information. Our staff teams up with users and top technical experts to bring you a constant stream of fresh, original content.

Here's a look at who's behind the SearchITOperations site at TechTarget:

Margie Semilof
Editorial Director
msemilof@techtarget.com

As editorial director, Margie plans and oversees strategy and operations for TechTarget's Data Center and Virtualization Media Group. She works closely with the editorial team to keep the many sites focused on the information needs of IT professionals. She has spent many years as a reporter, editor and columnist at various technology media companies. She holds BS and MA degrees from Boston University.

 Meredith Courtemanche

Meredith Courtemanche
Senior Site Editor
mcourtemanche@techtarget.com

Meredith Courtemanche is senior site editor for SearchITOperations.com. She edits tips and other content for the site, writes news stories and creates editorial guides. She also oversees SearchWindowsServer.com and SearchExchange.com Meredith joined TechTarget in 2012 from PennWell, where she covered the semiconductor manufacturing industry for more than five years. She holds a B.A. in English from Boston University.

James Montgomery
News Director
jmontgomery@techtarget.com

James Montgomery is the news director for the data center and virtualization sites at TechTarget. He has 20 years' experience with editorial roles covering B2B/B2C technologies and end markets ranging from semiconductors to renewable energy to industrial lasers. Before joining TechTarget he was senior market research and content editor at n-tech Research, writing and editing reports on a variety of hardware technologies and materials.

Beth Pariseau
Senior News Writer
bpariseau@techtarget.com

Beth has been a senior news writer for TechTarget since April 2014. She has been a news writer for TechTarget's network since 2005, and is a co-founder of the storage group's blog, Storage Soup. She has also written for TechTarget's SearchServerVirtualization.com, SearchDataCenter.com, and SearchCloudComputing.com, as well as the eZines Storage and Modern Infrastructure. She graduated from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst in 2002 with a Bachelor's degree in English, and brought several years of newswriting experience to TechTarget. She has previously been published in the Massachusetts Daily Collegian, the Boston Globe, the Daily Hampshire Gazette and the Lowell Sun.

Stephen J. Bigelow
Senior Technology Editor
sbigelow@techtarget.com

Stephen J. Bigelow has more than 20 years of technical writing experience in the PC/technology industry. He holds a bachelor of science in electrical engineering, along with CompTIA A+, Network+, Security+ and Server+ certifications and has written hundreds of articles and more than 15 feature books on computer troubleshooting, including Bigelow’s PC Hardware Desk Reference and Bigelow's PC Hardware Annoyances.

Michelle Boisvert
Executive Site Editor
mboisvert@techtarget.com

Michelle Boisvert is the Executive Site Editor for SearchITOperations.com. Michelle also oversees the cloud, data center and Microsoft data center technologies sites at TechTarget. Before joining TechTarget in 2007, Michelle was managing editor for SMT magazine, a business-to-business publication serving the electronics assembly industry. She graduated with a B.S. in journalism from Indiana University of Pennsylvania in 1998.

This was last published in June 2016

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