Meet the Editors of SearchITOperations 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:

Meredith Courtemanche

Meredith Courtemanche Senior Site Editor

Meredith Courtemanche is the senior site editor for SearchITOperations. She edits tips and other content for the site, writes news stories and creates editorial guides. She also manages SearchWindowsServer with site editor Tomas Walat. Meredith joined TechTarget in 2012, covering virtualization and data center technologies for diverse sites. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from Boston University.

Emily Mell

Emily Mell Assistant Site Editor

Emily Mell is the assistant site editor for SearchITOperations. She is currently completing a master's program in publishing at Emerson College, with a primary focus on digital publishing and web development. Previously, Emily graduated from University of North Dakota in 2015 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English and linguistics.

James Montgomery

James Montgomery News Director

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

Beth Pariseau Senior News Writer

Beth Pariseau is the senior news writer of SearchItOperations. Beth began as a news writer for SearchStorage in 2005, moving up to senior news writer two years later, and then began writing for SearchServerVirtualization in June 2010. She also covered news for SearchDataCenter from January 2012 to August 2012. 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.

Margie Semilof

Margie Semilof Editorial Director

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 B.S. and M.A. degrees from Boston University.

Stephen J. Bigelow

Stephen J. Bigelow Senior Technology Editor

Stephen J. Bigelow is the senior technology editor in the Data Center and Virtualization media group at TechTarget. He has more than 20 years of technical writing experience in the PC/technology industry. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree 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. Follow Steve on Twitter (@Stephen_Bigelow) and LinkedIn.

Ed Scannell

Ed Scannell Senior Executive Editor

As Senior Executive Editor, Ed Scannell is responsible for overseeing the day-to-day operation of several TechTarget sites in the Data Center and Virtualization media group, as well as editing and writing news, features and other technical stories. He has also worked for 25 years at Computerworld and Infoworld as editor at large, mainly covering enterprise class products and technologies from IBM and Microsoft.

Michelle Boisvert

Michelle Boisvert Executive Editor

Michelle Boisvert is the executive editor for the Data Center and Virtualization media group, overseeing SearchAWS, SearchCloudComputing, SearchDataCenter, SearchITOperations and SearchWindowsServer. Prior to this position, she has held various editorial positions within TechTarget, including senior site editor of SearchCloudComputing and senior managing editor of e-publications. 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 Bachelor of Science in journalism from Indiana University of Pennsylvania in 1998.

Phil Sweeney

Phil Sweeney Senior Managing Editor

Phil Sweeney is a senior managing editor in TechTarget's Data Center and Virtualization media group. He oversees e-publications on topics ranging from cloud computing to server virtualization to IT operations. He also serves as co-editor of Modern Infrastructure, the group's monthly e-zine. A graduate of St. Bonaventure University, he previously worked as a reporter and editor at several New England newspapers.