Brandon Loyd

Senior Network Consultant

  • Henderson NV

Work History

Work History

Senior Network Consultant

Centerlogic, Inc.
Sep 2014 - Present
  • Managed and worked for a team in the Small Business/Non-Profit & Healthcare section of 5-10 consultants.
  • Maintained client information and documentation for all aspects of the network from migrations and other replacements.
  • Deployed Windows & Linux server environments across several spectrum including: Windows Server 2003-2012, Exchange 2003-2013, Office 365, Ubuntu Server
  • Created complete project plans for clients to include cost, materials, contractor work and saw that the work was completed.
  • Responsible for designing and implementation of systems infrastructure on a client by client basis.   
  • Configured and installed Office365 to new clients and migrated old Exchange data to the new off-site based deployment. 
  • Configuration & management of SonicWALL and Juniper Firewalls and VPN. 
  • Ability to support & work system operations 24/7 for all assigned clients. 
  • Migrated Windows servers depending on needs of client. Server 2003 to 2008 and 2008 to 2012.
  • Completed successful cloud based solutions for clients through sinology, Datto and Dropbox for Business.
  • Updated and maintained RMM and ConnectWise servers. 
  • Used a variety of networking tools on a daily basis to diagnose system and network issues. 
  • Worked with and installed Digium PBX systems. 
  • Managed and maintained strong working relationships with contractor, end-users and 3rd party companies to ensure ROI and continuity of workflow.
  • Maintained over 20 networks for clients including installing, upgrading, updating and disaster recovery.  
  • Managed backup solutions for each client with 99% up time on all accounts. 
  • Responsible for client relations and media campaigns to recruit new clients. 
  • Completed several 100+ hour projects for clients to redesign and implement all new infrastructure including Servers, workstations and software.
  • HIPPA trained for security in all fields of healthcare. 
  • Participated in a rotating 24/7 on-call support function.
  • Daily routines would consist of: Assign tickets to staff and lead staff in excellence, following up with clients, checking on servers and computers, quoting new hardware/software, designing new systems for each client based on needs, working with contractors and other companies, diagnosing and implementing fixes for problems that may arise, managing projects from open to close.
  • Systems worked with and installed on a daily basis: ESX  (4.1-5.5), Hyper-V, Citrix,  Windows 2008R2/2012R2, Active Directory, DNS, DHCP, IIS, SMTP Servers, WSUS, Group Policy, Exchange, Office365, Linux (Red Hat), ConnectWise, LabTech, Several EMR systems, SonicWALL, Juniper, RDS and Domain services, Cisco and Enterasys switches, SQL, WordPress and other web based software,

Sr. Systems Engineer

Neutrino Networks, Inc.
Mar 2013 - Sep 2014
  • Being a Sr. Systems Engineer provided clients with top class technical and material support. We would take a client from a meeting into the process of documenting their whole network including all information for the client. Setup new domain controllers and then work with their existing network and user base to help their business grow in a secure manner. 
  • Technical support would consist of managing tickets for the client and allocating time and material to their assigned systems engineer. 
  • Project managed all levels of the project through ConnectWise and LabTech. Managing the contractors and 3rd party companies to get the outsourced tasks accomplished. 
  • Installed and managed small to large data centers for clients by running diagnostics on the servers for updates, software/hardware installs, preformed disaster recovery and managed relationships with the clients. 
  • Met with clients for initial documentation and to find out their needs. We would then draft up a proposal for the client who would accept it and continue with the project from a time and materials base rate.  

Coordinator of System Analytics

City of Bullhead City
Sep 2012 - Mar 2013
  • Worked with System Analysts to perform daily routines of support and technical service. 
  • Researched and ordered new technologies for the City. 
  • Followed through with requests for fixes and new implementation. 
  • Allocated after hours schedule for other analysts. 
  • Verified backup data to meet with government standards. 
  • Configured and maintained new Enterasys network from the ground up. 
  • Purchased and installed new servers of varying makes and models. 
  • Created a new HA Cluster for the City to downsize on their old server population. 

Lead Network Administrator

Western Arizona Regional Medical Center
Feb 2008 - Nov 2012
  • Worked directly with the Director or IT and CFO on all projects for the new year. 
  • Planned and hosted MAC (moves, adds and changes) committee meetings to addresses new problems and how to fix them. 
  • Developed a new ticketing system for the hospital to streamline support. 
  • Oversaw the construction and project management of the new data center to allow for more equipment. 
  • Did regular sweeps of the floors to verify the work has been done. 
  • Worked with DICOM and PACS based systems.
  • Reconfigured the Kodak servers to allocate more space for the imaging. 
  • Worked with HL7 messages and integration with profiles. 
  • Administrated the HMS EMR with fixes, updates, and server configuration on the AS/400 system.

Systems Administrator

computer solutions
2007 - 2008
  • Analyzed network data to determine network usage, disk space availability, and server function.
  • Configured and defined parameters for installation or testing of LAN, WAN, routers, switches, controllers, or related networking equipment.
  • Configured security settings or access permissions for groups or individuals.
  • Documented network support activities.
  • Evaluated LAN and WAN performance data to ensure sufficient availability or speed, to identify network problems, or for disaster recovery purposes.
  • Identified the causes of software and hardware issues, using diagnostic testing software and equipment.
  • Installed and configured wireless networking equipment.
  • Installed network software, including security or firewall deployments.
  • Deployed servers and full scale networks for small business and medium sized business clients.

Education

Education

Computer Science

Lewis and Clark technical career center
2001 - 2004

Computer Science, Information Security, Networking, Certification Prep

Certifications

Certifications

A+

CompTIA
2002 - Present

CompTIA A+ Certification

Network+

comptia
2002 - Present

CompTIA N+ Certification