An accomplished Global Information Technology Leader and Marine Corps Veteran with over 20 years
industry experience in global, fast paced, and complex corporate IT environments.
Regarded as a visionary leader with critical technical aptitude, a strong understanding of industry best
practices, and a constant focus on functional efficiency and cost effectiveness.
A specialization in leading diverse and highly distributed teams of any size in architecting, integrating and
maintaining infrastructures, datacenters, telecommunications, infrastructure applications, helpdesk and
As an IT leader and former technologist of many diverse infrastructure technologies, a foundation of
understanding was created upon which leadership skill was built. Great pride is taken in the ability to
maintain a strong understanding of the technologies maintained by my teams. As these focus areas
evolve and new technical areas become available, it is believed that a strong technical understanding
creates great business value when managing individuals, vendors and projects.
Director - IT Infrastructure and OperationsSep 2015 to Oct 2017 Vista Outdoor Inc - NASDAQ: VSTO － Anoka, Minnesota
$15m operating budget.
72 global locations and multiple datacenters.
Management of employee, tasks, projects, and day-to-day operations for global IT
infrastructure, telecommunications and facilities.
Global Infrastructure Integration:.
Provided leadership and organization to IT and business teams to assess, plan,
coordinate and implement infrastructure integration of both legacy and M&A
This effort for US domestic, Canada, Mexico, EMEA, and AsiaPac
regions allowed for infrastructure standardization, support efficiencies, and
massive overall savings in recurring cost.
Datacenter Consolidation - Operational and Disaster Recovery:.
Planning and consolidation of several global datacenters supporting the
consolidation of 14 ERP systems.
Utilized a hybrid cloud approach using two
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geographically diverse hosing facilities, a single owned archive facility, and
Microsoft Azure cloud infrastructure.
Development, planning and execution to consolidate all remote site office,
distribution center and manufacturing infrastructure to a recoverable common
Hyperconverged Infrastructure via HPE Simplivity and Dell VRTX.
Telecommunication Architecture and Consolidation.
Lead team to consolidate over 30 diverse global carriers into a single carrier
providing local trunking, long distance and toll-free services via centralized SIP.
Effort created simplified support, voice resiliency, data resiliency and significant
Consolidation of several diverse PBX systems into a common hosted cloud
Reduced recurring cost over $250k annually.
Consolidation of several ITSM environments into a common dedicated instance
Implementation of Vista's first ITAM/SAM platform.
Standardized all enterprise endpoint leasing into a significantly more efficient
PCaaS offering from Dell.
This created a much more nimble approach to client
turnover in the reduction global stock of devices, and management of leased
Endpoint backup solution assessment, planning and implementation using
Sr. ManagerJan 1999 to Jan 2015 Black Box Corporation － Minnetonka, Minnesota
NASDAQ: BBOX) is a leading technology solutions provider dedicated to helping
customers build, manage, optimize, and secure their IT infrastructure.
6m operating budget.
140 global locations and multiple datacenters.
Management of employee, tasks, projects, and day-to-day operations for all
infrastructure, telecommunications, facilities and customer alarm management systems.
Global site integration management for the consolidation of all corporate acquisitions into
a common IT infrastructure.
Continuous strategic and budgetary planning at project, departmental and executive
Infrastructure integration, consolidation and disaster recovery.
The leader of a global effort to integrate nearly autonomous branch sites.
an effort to centralize IT support, create systems standardization, manage risk,
and control overall operating expense.
Managed continuous expansion and growth to accommodate for centralized
2014 effort to consolidate carrier, long distance, facility and support services
realized an operational savings near $250k annually.
Datacenter consolidation and move:
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Operational ownership, planning, project management and implementation
responsibilities for a live datacenter migration across the US.
This consisting of
20k sqft datacenter, end to end networking systems, and all end user
Total system down time and impact on business, 6 minutes.
As a result of this project Black Box was named one of Information Week's "Most
Innovative Users of Business Technology" Aug 2012.
Office move and new datacenter build-out.
Managed buildout of a new tier3 datacenter including ownership of all
vendor/contractor work for layout and architecture, structured cabling, HVAC,
power systems and monitoring.
Managed regional move of all customer facing IT equipment.
Total system downtime and impact on business, 48hrs.
Network EngineerJan 1997 to Jan 1999 Entex Information Services － Golden Valley, Minnesota
Server, Network, PC and Printer diagnostics, upgrades, repairs and maintenance.
Sr. Support TechnicianJan 1996 to Jan 1997 Minn-Net Communications － Minneapolis, Minnesota
ISP Helpdesk support - 6000+ users.
Education and Training
Bachelor of Science degree, Information Networking2004University of Minnesota － Minneapolis, MinnesotaInformation Networking 3.68
Associate, Arts1998North Hennepin Community College － Brooklyn Park, MinnesotaArts