Interest

Skiing:

1998/ 1999 winter season I worked as a ski guide and host for Silver Ski in the 3 valleys, France.

Football:

I am an avid supporter of Tottenham Hotspurs in the English Premier League.

Tennis:

I am a qualified Professional Tennis Registry (PTR) coach and spent some time in England coaching kids.

Summary

Career Highlights

  • Designing, building and managing network teams during the Sydney 2000 Olympic games at Stadium Australia
  • Planning, design and building of signaling networks for New South Wales Trains (Aus)
  • Managing teams rolling out NT solutions across NSW for TRANSgrid (Aus)
  • Helping to grow the business through IT solutions for Executives Online – websites, SEO, databases web advertising and comms
  • Developing MS Access databases for a number of clients including Royal Prince Alfred Hospital

Education

Education

IT Qualifications & Training
  • TMI Time Management
  • Google Ad-Words Multimedia training
  • CCNA (Cisco certified network engineer)
  • MCSE (Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer)
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003 – managing and maintaining a server environment
  • Microsoft Certified Professional + Internet (MCP #1717868)
  • ATM technology – Siemens - Alcatel, 7470 (36170), 3600, 46020, 45020
  • IBM ATM 8265, ATM fundamentals
  • Google Ad-Words implementation
  • HTML development and Web design, Macromedia Flash Design
  • NT server 4, Windows ’95, NT server 3.51
  • Basic VMS, Pathworks 6 client
  • IBM PCSupport installation and implementation, Disk and Data recovery, Lotus 123 application development, Advanced dBase programming
  • Hurstpierpoint College - 6 ‘O’ levels - 2 ‘A/O’ levels & 2 ‘A’ levels in English & Computer Science

Portfolio

Skills

Skills

Industry Summary

I.T. & T - Incl. IBM, Digital Equipment Corp (Compaq), Microsoft - (10 years) Argus - Telecommunications (2 years) Banking - Lloyds Bank (3 years) Law - Adams & Remers Aviation- Civil Aviation Authority (UK) (1 year) Education - Sydney University, Saxton-Lloyd Consulting Petrochemicals - Fina Plc (5 years) Power - TransGrid (government) – (3 years) Recruitment - Executives Online Transport (railways) - Rail Infrastructure Corporation/ Argus Telecommunications (2 years) Manufacturing - The Lamb Group (2 years)

Summary

Project management (large – statewide and small) Managing and coordinating technical teams Designing and building WAN and LAN networks (ATM/ Frame Relay/ TCP/IP) MCSE certified CCNA certified Configuring and installing network equipment Upgrading and migrating servers & software incl. Exchange Connectivity (e.g. computers/ network components/ software/ Apple & PC) Implementing network security incl. Firewalls/ VPN tunnels/ gateway products/ Citrix/ TS Installation/ configuration of MS network servers (NT4, Windows 2000, Windows 2003) Installation and configuration of server Apps (e.g. Exchange, SMS, IIS) Planning and developing database solutions using MS Access Planning and creating web solutions using HTML and Flash Developing commercial web sites using HTML JavaScript and Flash PC and Server rollouts Apple MAC OS9/ OSX configuration/ networking Training (classroom, small groups and one-on-one) Building, installing configuring PCs  

Work History

Work History

IT Consultant

Adams & Remers

This medium sized Law firm (60 PCs, 6 servers) made the decision to move from Novell to NT. I acted as project consultant assisting them in replacing and converting the existing LAN servers to NT as well as migrating applications and rolling out their PCs. Key achievements

  •     Aid in the migration of servers from Novell to NT
  •     PC SOE developed and rolled out
  •     Exchange upgrade (from 4 to 5.5)
  •     Advised on changes to mail system to enhance its usability and performance.
  •     Advised and assisted moving bespoke law software across environments and aided the migrations
  •     Implementation of proxy server (MS Proxy Server 2) with ISDN link for access to another Law firms intranet database.
  •     Remote access for a number of PCs on the LAN to an external intranet.
  •     Review of the backup systems
  •     Advised the creation of a DRP
  •     Help A&R to start building a level of standards into their IT practices. I provided policies and procedures for the work completed and a set of templates for them to follow.
  •     Documentation
Dec 2006 - Present

Manager Systems & Technologies

Executives Online

Executives Online is an online recruitment service for senior & board level executives providing permanent and interim placements for the Asia-Pacific market. This role has 3 sides to it.

  • Managing the networks, servers, databases, phone systems, global VPN links and all technical aspects of the business. (www.executivesonline.com.au)
  • Business development through marketing design and creation of advertising material for the web using HTML, Flash, Photoshop and Swish
  • Managing Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) for Executives Online Australasia

Key Achievements

  • Successful implementation of local and wide area network solutions using current internet technologies connecting Australia and the UK.
  • Liaison with vendors/ partners/ affiliates implementing connectivity and links through Executives Online
  • Design, build and supply of marketing materials in the form of documents/ web banners/ HTML mailshots/ graphical mailshots (using flash and photoshop)
  • Performance monitoring and management of Google Ad-words, Yahoo SM
  • Building and maintaining intranet/ terminal services/ exchange
Mar 2005 - Dec 2006

Principal

boxfullofnothing

My wife and I swapped roles and I became the “stay at home Dad”. So I started up boxfullofnothing.com specialising in MS Access database work for home business and SME’s.

  • Successful implementation of 2 business critical systems in the Northern Beaches area. This included meeting and discussing requirements, building and agreeing budgets and deadlines, software development, user testing and implementation. These companies were “Produce to perfection and “Bread on the Run” – both are aggregators of supplies in their preferred industry and required software to manage inventory, sales, purchases and provide complex reporting (both companies had found MYOB could not do what they required and wanted something bespoke).
Mar 2003 - Dec 2005

Manager IT & T

Lambs

The Lamb group is an umbrella organisation containing 12 smaller companies. Here, I managed, upgraded and configured their networks. I was responsible for planning, purchasing, building, configuring, installing, monitoring and troubleshooting of network equipment, server hardware and software (Windows Server 2003). Responsible for one staff member, 6 remote sites and head office. Reporting directly to the board of directors.Key achievements

  • Managing projects from initial concept to final solution (direct reporting to the board of directors)
  • Development of full DRP, testing and implementation including Backups, Recovery options, written procedures, secure locations etc
  • Administering & configuring Windows Server 2003 AD domain (DNS/ DHCP/ GPOs etc)
  • Integration of Apple computers into the Windows network
  • Maximising traffic throughput and connectivity between PCs and MACs
  • Planning and purchase of additional DC’s, configuration and maintenance
  • Administrative duties (users, shares, groups, NTFS security, troubleshooting) etc
  • Planning and configuring remote VPN solutions for sites – installing and configuring Terminal    Services for Windows 2000 and 2003, remote printing, local and remote solutions 
  • Installing and configuring Citrix Winframe XP & nfuse classic running over MS Terminal Svs
  • Planning, purchase, implementation and configuration of mail server (MS Exchange 2000) Migration of Exchange between servers.
  • Planning and purchase of secure gateway solution (GFI). Installation and configuration of the GFI gateway – Spam, Content, Blacklists, AV - Reporting
  • Creation of over 60 internal policies and procedures (and other documentation!)
  • Planning and development of MS Access based enquiries system
  • Managing security for Shares/ NTFS/ Terminal Services/ VPN’s
  • Planning and development of MS Word based templates system (written in Visual Basic)
  • Training course design and build leading to every employee having tailored training plan for MS products (I also did most of the training)
  • Liaison with 3rd party supplier of support for future issues after my departure
Mar 2001 - Mar 2003

Consultant (communications)

Argus Telecommunications (Part of Railcorp)

Working for the network design arm of the Rail infrastructure corporation (RIC) designing, building & supporting network solutions for signaling, CCTV, LAN, Travel agencies and other rail related services.

Key achievements

  • Planning and architectural design of ATM and Frame Relay network solutions for train control systems (signaling)
  • Building test plans and design documents
  • Project managing solutions using Gantt charts & task lists, management of resources using MS Project
  • Coordination of meetings at a technical and management level
  • Configuring and supporting CISCO routers and switches
  • 3rd level support for the ATM and Frame relay WANs & LANs
  • Integration of Argus work practices through a common web based interface
  • Creation of over 80 procedures, policies and reports to aid in documenting work practices
  • Building of an HTML front end to facilitate easy access to tools and documents within the group
  • Liaison with Telstra, Fujitsu, Phillips, Siemens, Alcatel and other suppliers and carriers.
Jul 1999 - Mar 2001

Network Supervisor / Network Engineer

IBM GSA

Network LAN/WAN Engineer for IBM planning, designing and supporting networks for several Olympic and Paralympic venues for Sydney 2000. During the Olympics I was chosen as a Network Supervisor and 3rd level support on site at Stadium Australia.Key achievementsPre Olympics

  •     Design and build LAN infrastructure for “UIPM Modern Pentathlon”, “Baseball Intercontinental Cup” and the “Australian Fastpitch Softball Championships” test events.
  •     Project management of all aspects of the build using Primavera and MS Project (coordination of contractors/ SOCOG/ Venues/ other IBM departments)
  •     Assembling of hardware and all software configurations for the switches & routers.
  •     Supervising SOCOG volunteers
  •     Monitoring and reacting to network issues and liaising with all other groups to ensure integrity of problem reporting and resolution.
  •     Design and build LAN infrastructure for Baseball and Softball Olympic stadia (built based around an IBM 8265 (with ATM), LAN and WAN modules, IBM 8271-712s, E24s and 624s.
  •     Creation of documentation and procedures for administering and monitoring the LAN during the events.

During the OlympicsIn July 2000 I became a Network Supervisor for Stadium Australia

  •     Managing a broad range of network equipment – 4 local LANs, results systems, commentator systems, Swiss timing etc.
  •     We were a centre for Sydney Olympic Park using an 8265 with SMF links to all venues (in addition to our own for running MMF within the venue).
  •     Support for over 550 PCs including 10 “trolleys” which were wheeled onto the field of play for input of results. Part of my responsibility was to ensure feeds from Swiss timing and output to our results systems and scoreboards maintained integrity (sometimes under extreme pressure and the gaze of 190,000 people!).
  •     Token Ring network for the Commentator information system which branched out across the whole stadium and into the IBC (running on 8260 and 8239s).
  •     Network monitoring & fault finding using Tivoli Netview.

Post OlympicsDuring the transition phase from Olympic to Paralympic competition I coordinated the network changes and took a lead in the team checking quality assurance of network diagrams and on-site checks of physical networks.The IBM teams role during the 2000 games has been considered the most successful since IBM first started working with the Olympics.