Innovative and solutions-focused IT Manager with more than 15 years in network and server infrastructure experience.
Risk mitigation and management
Systems Development Life Cycle (SDLC)
Business process improvement
Disaster Recovery & Business Continuity
IT Infrastructure Manager, 12/2012 to Current Alerus – Fargo, ND
Member of IT Management and Change Management Teams.
Grew the Infrastructure team from 3 to 7 employees.
Responsible for managing and maintaining a complex enterprise network infrastructure, including 2 datacenters, and 27 branch locations, including network, servers, voice, and wireless.
Implemented new SAN and revamped VMWare virtual environment.
Lead the server virtualization project, converting over 100 physical servers to virtual.
Designed, implemented, and successfully tested the server & network BC/DR plan, ensuring RPO and RTOs set by various business units were met.
Managed the implementation of the virtual desktop environment.
Worked with leaders from multiple business units on 6 acquisitions, to successfully integrate them into the Alerus environment.
Responsible for meeting regulatory and audit requirements.
purchased and implemented new data backup system for both datacenters, with cross-site replication for offsite recovery.
Tested and implemented new technology-based projects such as Video Conferencing, and WebEx.
Managed multiple vendor relationships to provide support and sales in all aspects of the IT environment.
IT System Administrator, 01/2012 to 12/2012 DMI Industries – West Fargo, ND
for the management of IT systems, including Servers, PCs, phones, and
networking equipment at corporate office and 3 manufacturing plants.
Identified and managed vendors for support of JD
Edwards MRP software.
entire server and storage infrastructure, including installation of new VMWare
host servers, and EMC SAN.
Resolved multiple workflow issues between different manufacturing areas.
5 SOX audit issues that had been flagged as deficiencies, all have since been
implementation of VMWare View virtual desktop solution.
IT Director, 01/2011 to 01/2012 Edgewood Management Group – Grand Forks, ND
manage the IT and Telephony infrastructure for the Edgewood Management office,
and 42 senior living facilities located across 7 states.
network infrastructure from 4 physical servers to a VMWare environment with 14
virtual servers, and built in expansion room for future company growth.
Active Directory infrastructure to have a more functional design, and remove
and managed Active Directory and Exchange 2007 accounts for 500+ users.
new backup solution utilizing Exagrid backup appliances for security and
DFS replication for remote servers to replicate data to Grand Forks for backup.
with outside vendor to setup and configure web-based ticketing system for one
of the companies Edgewood manages.
and maintain 30 servers, both local and remote, and over 300 PCs across the
all IT aspects of 4 acquisitions that added 13 new facilities to the Edgewood
organization. This included domain
registration transfers, Windows Domain integration, email and data transfers,
as well as LAN/WAN setup and connectivity.
for budget management of IT expenditures at the corporate office, as well as
ordering of all IT/Telecom equipment for all facilities.
and secured best pricing on equipment from multiple vendors.
Verizon Wireless account for 150+ users across the enterprise.
with resellers and vendors on projects at facilities.
nursecall pendant systems for the facilities.
PC expenses by 50% by utilizing prior vendor relationships.
job description for new IT Analyst position, as well as interviewing and hiring
for the position.
Computer Science & Management Information Systems, University of North Dakota - Grand Forks, ND