Donn Griffin

Donn Griffin

Summary

• Strategic Technology & Business Planning • Enterprise IT Systems and High Availability • Change Management & Process Improvement • Disaster recovery and Business Continuity • Strategic Analysis and Internal Consulting • Architecture and Infrastructure Planning • Program and Project Management • Budget Management and Cost Control • Staff and Organization Management • Leading Edge System Integration

I help companies adopt, adapt, and use information resources in a value added way to overcome business challenges and achieve or surpass financial goals. I differentiate myself by providing a high level, management oriented view of how and where IT can be deployed to support and reinforce overall business strategy. 15+ years of progressive Information Technology and organizational management experience

Objective

Computer Network IT Infrastructure Expert

” Roll up the sleeves” make it happen style, entrepreneurial, collaborative, process focused Innovative technology leader who can translate ideas to action and results

Information Technology – Enterprise Architecture – Mission-critical Systems High Availability Strategic Planning - PMO and Project Management -  LAMP Software Development leadership

Work History

Work History
Jan 2009 - Present

IT Expert

Independent IT Consultant

Recent consulting projects :

  • Healthcare IT consultant for The Smarter Practice, a Electronic Medical Record software firm.
  • Responsible for the IT PMO scope of a large EMR billing project.
  • Engaged to review a large credit union giving them a management IT view of compliance servers, networksecurity, staff review etc.
  • PM for multi site Citrix XenServer migration from test to live for UCF
  • An IT network infrastructure review for the board of a large statewide law firm 
Jan 2008 - Jan 2009

Director of IT

MC Assembly
  • Brought on board to strengthen base of technical skills for the company's front-line customer contacts
  • Led a cross-functional international team in developing the internal Security Standards for International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR), a set of government regulations that control the export and import of defense-related articles and services
  • I developed a security protocol of hardware and network access as a service that gave access to all employee’s based on security levels through a web interface to synchronized manufacturing applications distributed in 2 countries. Completed this project on schedule and 5% under budget
  • Worked closely with senior management to develop strategic/tactical plans
  • Re-strategized, realigned, and refocused IT staff on top 10 issues increasing: Mission-critical Systems High Availability
  • Doubled speed of help desk turnaround to internal customers while reducing IT support time
  • Budgets (FY 2007 $3.4M) to support global business strategies
  • Implemented SoftBrands 4thShift ERP system for 1400 Electronic Contract Manufacturing users in 2 plants in 2 countries
  • Hands on server and infrastructure deployment of enterprise technology strategy to deliver solutions to support the growth of the business
  • Team leader for systems engineers, computer engineers, software engineers, technical lead,
  • Created automated processes that slashed development time for product updates by 65%.
  • Designed new "best practice" testing methodologies that were adopted as the new standard for Intranet applications
  • Deployed enterprise network management software that allowed for speedy identification of technology bottlenecks
  • Developed proprietary networks program. Drove supply chain management process and planning by introduction of sales forecast system
Jan 2006 - Jan 2008

Corporate IT Manager

Florida Production Engineering
  • Hands on infrastructure manager in all aspects of the IT operations of 24/7 manufacturing facility; coordinated information systems and telecommunications services to 5 manufacturing plants in 3 states
  • Built a new data center using (ITIL)The Information Technology Infrastructure Library best practices
  • Drove the company’s first website design from vision through project leadership, creating an attractive, informative, and easily navigable site. Completed on budget in 3 months (vs. 6 projected)
  • Worked with stakeholders to define business and systems requirements for new technology implementations
  • Built a strong technical team and created a culture of performance and results
  • Lead development activities of network and technical services for EDI, CRM, MRP Systems
Oct 2001 - Sep 2005

CEO

Griffin Technology Design
  • Entrepreneur/CEO of a start up Biometrics Technology Company.
  • Designed new consumer products; portable personal cases that opened with your fingerprint
  • Raised $1.5M Investment capital. 9 direct reports; mechanical and electrical engineers, embedded application programmers
  • Awarded four US Patents for pioneering work on portable biometric technologies, now licensed
  • GTD was projected to do a return of 6 times the original investment by Beta Capital before the controlling VC firm shut down
Oct 2000 - Oct 2002

Senior Telecommunications Sales Engineer – Southeast

http://www.qwest.com
  • Top performing Senior Consultant, Engineer
  • Reached aggressive sales and profit goals every year, earning regional recognition: Performed at 125% of assigned sales quota’s
  • Recaptured a $200K account that had spread its business among 3 competitors. Differentiated our offerings and delivered service/value that returned 100% of the business to Qwest
  • Built strong client relationships by thoroughly understanding their technical needs/infrastructure and by providing cost-effective technology solutions that solved complex business and communications problems using MPLS, Disaster Recovery, Data Center Operations, ATM, Frame Relay
Apr 1999 - Oct 2000

Network Administrator

http://www.welbro.com
  • Administered a large, 7-office heterogeneous WAN/LAN Network
  • Reduced telecom costs 15% by establishing uniform standards and negotiating new contract at highly competitive rates.
1997 - 1999

Network Systems Administrator Air Order of Battle Weapons Instructor (AOBW)

Telemedia Arabia Ltd
  • (Contract Overseas Consulting)
  • Engaged to design and install a 500 node computer network in Saudi Arabia for the Royal Saudi Air Force (RSAF)
1991 - 1997

IT Director: Distributed Computer Systems

State of Florida HRS
  • Promoted to multifaceted technical/leadership role
  • Elevated technology capabilities of fast-growing Public Health IT. Managed network design, telecommunications, and helpdesk service.
  • Responsible for overall planning, development, and implementation of Public Health Laboratory programs, applications, products and services, particularly to address the clinical needs of patients supporting OCPHU clients, customers, Computer business and clinical applications for child immunization Electronic Medical Record (EMR's
  • 36 direct reports; state wide help desk for 14000 users, IT managers, application developers and system support staff

Skills

Skills

supply-chain management

    Subject matter expertise in supply-chain management, manufacturing Infor Syteline ERP and MRP, EDI. Oracle E-Business Suite and SAP Implemented Lean manufacturing principles and  Lean Manufacturing processes kanban system concepts and process improvement training Provide lean manufacturing training to IT personnel in a manufacturing environment to achieve continuous process improvement, workflow optimization, process improvement, and six sigma results

Technical Environment

    CRM, Data Warehousing, Data and Call CentersTelephony,  E-Commerce SystemsERP (Infor Syteline) PMO and project portfolio management, Enterprise Architecture, DELL/HP, SUN hardware (15K, 25K and workstations),  LINUX, .NET, ASP, MS SQL, Veritas Clusters and Backup, EMc CLARiiON SAN, Cisco, Filenet, Oracle 10g, Apache, Informatica, Business Objects, MS Exchange, MS Windows XP, Server 2008 Hyper V Virtualization and Office suites etc

Application development LAMP

    Team Lead Application Development LAMP (Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP) and Windows Mobile technologies.  Thin Client and tablet applications.

Enterprise Architecture, Cloud Computing,

    Ability to design large-scale systems end-to-end; from data center through user interface E SAN, WAN, cloud storage, Disaster Recovery Virtualization strategy: VM Ware. MS Hyper V and Private Public Cloud Computing and Grid technology SaaS business Strategy  

Education

Education