Work History

Work History
Jan 2002 - Present

Consultant - Cloud | ERP | Infrastructure | Security | Voice

Erskine Roberts Consulting


Select clients include: Assembléon America, Living Waters, ThermoCoax,
- Train staff on Mfg/Pro ERP system admin fundamentals
- Train staff on HP-UX & Linux fundamentals
- Infrastructure inventory and DR cloud consult
- Correct ERP Test System access with knowledge transfer
- WAN consult - fiber(primary)/cable(secondary) & firewalls
- Tax system consultation - Vertex
- Design and build Voice and Network infrastructure

Apr 2011 - Jun 2013

Information Technology Manager

Assembléon America

Post divestment, my responsibilities continued to include all aspects of IT to include security, budgeting, staffing, Service Desk, technical management, application management, and IT operations management for the new business. Eighteen years of intimate IT knowledge was crucial to establishing the independent company after sale of the business unit and assisting new management in understanding various aspects of the ERP processes. Possessing adaptability and a wealth of project management experience proved instrumental to get the new business infrastructure operating as a stand-alone entity.

Aug 1993 - Apr 2011

Director, IT Systems

Philips North America (Assembléon America Division)

Hands-on IT executive accountable for analyzing, visioning, planning, organizing, execution and project management for all North and South America information technology, security and communication related operations of the division. At the peak of our operations, I managed a team of nine diverse IT professionals to include the ERP, Network, Server, Telecom, DBA, Web Developer, and the Service Desk skill sets. As a hands-on executive, I ensured maximum uptime of a division with peak sales of over $170 million and managed a budget that could exceed $1.5 million dollars during ERP forklift upgrade years. As sales tapered off, I successfully curtailed IT expenses by extending the life of our hardware through increased development of our hard and soft skills’ sets in order to reduce expenditures. When expenditures were necessary I ensured that the skill sets needed were developed in-house to keep consulting fees to the bare minimum. Time tested ability to turn business requirements and end-user visions into successful IT deliverables.

Education

Education

Bachelor of Science in Information Technology - Security

University of Phoenix

Certifications

Project Management Professional Certified (PMP), PMI
Certified Information Security Manager (CISM), ISACA
Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), ISC2
ITIL 2011 Foundation Certified in IT Service Management, EXIN
Security+, Network+ and A+ Certified via CompTIA
Certified Associate - Data Center Virtualization and Certified Associate - Cloud via VMware
QualysGuard Certified Specialist - Vulnerability Management, Qualys
eXtreme Hacking – Defending Your Site Certificate, Ernst & Young
Sarbanes-Oxley Trained Professional (SOTP) Certified, Management and Strategy Institute
Master Certificate IT Service Management, Villanova University

Information Technology Management Program Certificate, Georgia Institute of Technology