STORAGE ARCHITECT ENTERPRISE SOLUTION IMPLEMENTATIONS SYSTEMS ENGINEERING Diligent project manager offering a proven record of success leading all phases of diverse technology projects; PMP credentials; and computer engineering and business finance experience. Business strategist; plan and manage large budget projects aligning business goals with technology solutions to drive process improvements, competitive advantage and bottom-line gains. Excellent communicator; leverage technical and business acumen to communicate effectively with client executives and their respective teams. Experienced in agile and waterfall project management methodologies. Known for ability to produce high-quality deliverables that meet or exceed timeline and budgetary targets.
Custom Software Development
Documentation - Charter, Risk Analysis, and Reports
IT Project Lifecycle:
Costing & Budgeting
Team Building & Mentoring
Client Relations & Presentations
Business & IT Planning
01/2008 to 01/2012ESPN SYSTEM ADMINISTRATOR － Bristol, CT
CompTIA Project+ 50025A: Windows PowerShell for Administrators VMware vSphere: Install, Configure, Manager V5.1 Vital Signs: Performance Monitoring Windows Server PMI - Applying Project Management Methodology and Exam Preparation.
IT PROJECT MANAGER, 01/2012 to 01/2016ESPN － Bristol, CT
Recruited by the nation's leading sports media company to provide lead system administration and then project management over large-scale, Windows 7 upgrade, VMware VSphere implementation, and Disney workflow transition.
Managed budgets of up to $2M and cross-functional teams of up to 20 developers, programmers, analysts and network specialists.
Involvement in implementation and\or architecture of some of the following services at ESPN: Disney\ESPN Hybrid Client Desktop VMware VSphere 4 Backup Exec 12 PowerShell for UAT Client UAT Automation Symantec Ghosts AD Quest Tools Project Tool- WorkFront Windows 7 Professional Pointsec Achievement Highlights: Led teams across broad technical and business disciplines.
Focused teams on business objectives and tracked progress to ensure project milestones were completed on time, on budget and with the desired results.
Defined processes and tools best suited to each project.
Adjusted my approaches depending on project specifics and client goals, creating detailed project road maps, plans, schedules and work breakdown structures.
Honored with "Moving Ahead" employee rating 2011 thru 2015, which identifies employees that are exceeding all position expectations Robert Sanders, Page Two Major Projects Achieved.
01/1999 to 01/2016
Storage Upgrade Project (Nielsen): Led design and implementation of SAN implementation using 2 NAS B2000 Systems hosted on Windows 2003R2 for Nielsen Monitor plus.
18 TB of Storage.
Results: Completed project ahead of schedule, at $1.2M budget.
Migration Project: Client from OS/2 Warp to Windows Client (Nielsen): Led design and implementation of Windows 2000 Professional.
OS/2 Warp was EOL.
Project required architecture of Windows Login scripts and authentication, business applications transition, and storage upgrades.
Results: Delivered solutions under budget.
Spent 800K Migration Project: Client from Windows 2000 to Windows 7 (ESPN): Led design and implementation of Windows 7 Professional.
2000 was EOL.
Project required architecture of Windows Login scripts and authentication, business applications transition, and implementation of VSphere storage infrastructure.
Results: Improved the consistency, recoverability and accessibility of data.
System Integrations/Migrations of Disney/ESPN Hybrids(ESPN): Project-managed large-scale initiatives involving the transition of programs to new platforms and the merger of Disney client systems and ESPN client.
Required architecture and development teams.
Results: Achieved seamless migrations and integrations that were transparent to client.
SENIOR PC/LAN TECHNICIAN, 01/1999 to 01/2008The Nielsen Company － Shelton, CT
Originally Hired as a PC Tech but within 3 Years I was promoted to Senior PC\LAN Technician, I designed and supported 280 XP workstations, 2 Windows 2003 DC Servers, 5 Windows 2003 Member servers, 2 NT Servers and 1 Lotus Notes 6.0.1 Domino Server and 1 Exchange 2003 Server.
Maintained and Upgraded Windows NT 4.0, Exchange, and Domino Servers and Workstations that consist of Windows 2000 Professional, Windows 98SE, PC DOS 7.0, and IBM OS/2 Warp Server Client 3.0.
I worked on the everyday backup and maintenance of the Servers.
I constructed Desktop environment.
I instructed users on Applications and Operating Systems.
I also managed the Imaging of our Workstations using Ghost.
I also constructed the SAN Environment with 2 NAS B2000 Systems.
I handled administration of Notes R6 Environment - Desktop and Server.
Company Decided to Outsource IT 2nd Quarter 2007.
Education, Credentials, and Training.
Education and Training
BA:1999Western CT State University － Danbury, CT3.2
MCP in Windows 2000 Professional -:2002
AD, Automation, Backup Exec, backup, Budgeting, budgets, budget, Costing, Client, Client Relations, Client 3.0, DC, Documentation, Functional, Ghost, IBM, Imaging, ITIL, LAN, Team Building, Leadership, Domino, Notes, Lotus Notes 6.0.1, Mentoring, MCP, Exchange, Windows 7, Windows, Windows 2000, 2000, Windows 98, Windows NT 4.0, Migration, Enterprise, NAS, network, NT Servers, Operating Systems, OS/2 Warp, PC DOS 7.0, PC Tech, Presentations, processes, progress, Project Management, QA, Quest, Requirements Analysis, Risk Analysis, SAN, Scheduling, Servers, scripts, Software Development, Supervision, Symantec, system administration, Systems Engineering, Technician, upgrades, Upgrade, Vendor Management, Vital Signs, Windows 2000 Professional, Windows Server, workflow