As the Director of IT, managed a team responsible for all corporate and local office systems, including applications, data center, servers, networks, firewalls, anti-malware, anti-spam, security, Active Directory, Azure Active Directory, Backups and storage, PCs, and telecom. Reported to the president of the organization. Upon hire, I completed a current state assessment; authored the firm's IT strategy and project roadmap. Implemented changes resulting in over $20K in operating expense savings in first year. Planned and managed physical-to-virtual server migration; retired 8 servers and saved over $50K in operating expenses. Led the evaluation and selection of a new VOIP Phone system for the organization which allowed us to reduce the number PRI circuits from three to one by leveraging existing data circuit. Converted legacy PBX phone system to VoIP. Managed IT aspects of various construction projects, including square footage needs, HVAC, cabling and relocation of equipment with minimal to no down time during cutover. Set up a lab to simulate production environment for testing and upgrade planning. Performed upgrades to hardware and software with minimal to no down time.
Worked with various large contracts: Giant Eagle, Morton's of Chicago, State of Florida (Department of Health, Department of Education, Department of Insurance, Chief Judge, Fish and Wildlife, Department of Community Affairs, Department of Corrections), West Penn Power, People's Gas, ABB Electrical.
Installed servers, workstations, network switches, routers, firewalls
Upgraded Windows servers, set up new domain controllers (DNS, Active Directory). Converted Novell Netware NDS to Active Directory.
Imaged and installed workstations for upgrades and new
Deployed Software with SMS, Group Policy and other technologies
MCSE, MCSA, MCT, Dell, HP, A+, CTT, Fore/Marconi Layer 3 Switches
EMC Clariion (5 years)
EMC VNX 5400 (5 years)
Dell M1000 Rack/Chassis servers (5 years)
Cisco Switches (10+ years)
Dell Powerconnect Switches (10+ years)
Cisco ASA (10+ years)
Carbon Black Protect (4 years)
Carbon Black Sensor (2 years)
Comodo Anti Malware (1 year)
Quest Rapid Recovery Data Protection (10+ years)
Observium SNMP aggregation, graphing, alerting (2 years)
Nagios (10+ years)
Zoneminder DVR Surveillance camera system (5+ years)
Asterisk VoIP/Freepbx (10+ years)
My best assets are the ability to multi task projects, problems, and issues. I am able to troubleshoot and break down issues to their root cause for appropriate resolutions to be discovered or created. Proactive approaches have always been the best way to maximize uptime and minimize problems.
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