Master of Network Communications Management
DeVry Keller Graduate School of Management
Graduated with Distinction (GPA 4.0)
Director-level Infrastructure Manager with a recent Master's degree in Network and Communications Management and over 15 years of advancement into positions of increasing technical and professional responsibility. Progressive leader with quantifiable achievements for successfully directing teams in technology implementations that reduced costs, increased productivity, and achieved the highest levels of systems' security and reliability.
Networking & Security Technologies: Firewalls, VLAN, EIGRP, Egress/Ingress Filtering, Load Balancers, IDS/IPS, VTP,BGP, Enterprise Virus Protection, Syslog, DNS, NAT/PAT, HSRP, IPSEC, SSL VPN's, MRTG, F5 Big-IP (Local Traffic Manager - LTM, Global Traffic Manager - GTM, and Application Security Manager - ASM), Citrix NetScaler.
Cisco Hardware: Routers (2800, 37600, 3800, 7200, 7500, ASR 1002), Firewalls ASA (PIX) (5505, 55520, 5540, 5550, 5580), Switches (Catalyst 600, 3700, 4500, 6500; Nexus 7010, 5548).
Tools & Utilities: WildPackets, Wireshark, SolarWinds Orion, WhatsUp Gold, RackTables.
Operating Environments: Windows, Linux, VMware.
Programming Languages: Java, TCL, VB, HTML, Java Script, VB Script, PHP.
Graduated with Distinction (GPA 4.0)
The company is a provider of IT automation solutions for management of investment portfolios including trading, risk management, and accounting for investment assets.
Report directly to the Technology Director; direct the day-to-day and strategic operations for the Network and Systems Engineering teams assigned to the AAIA business unit's hosting environment consisting of 800+ physical/virtual servers with 100+ networking devices including Firewalls, IPS, switches, routers, and load balancers.
Selected to manage the networking team consisting of 2 direct and 6 indirect reports in an organizational change, spearheading multiple critical projects for operational improvements.
Directed a cross-functional team of eight Networking, Systems, and Database Engineers in a transitional project for the deployment of a major software upgrade that included a technical hardware refresh.
Teamed with the Network Operations Manager as the technical lead on multiple high-level projects, while overseeing a staff of two. Directed ad hoc teams of variable size in execution of work as needed including:
Recruited back to the company and initially assigned as a member of the Network Control Center team responsible for the day-to-day operations of corporate, as well as production networks for ASP hosting of internal and external clients for the company's application products. Served as a mentor and trainer to junior Network Administrators.
A provider of subscription fulfillment, reader services, and database marketing solutions.
Initially hired to build a network support team for a new data center with additional oversight in project management, security, network design, implementation, client support, and vendor relations. Conducted an extensive analysis of the existing infrastructure identifying and documenting deficiencies, as well as a needs analysis, leading to the development of a comprehensive scope document.
Performed administration on corporate and production networks hosting product applications. Maintained security using Cisco PIX/ASA and Juniper NetScreen firewalls.
Redesigned the network and provided a more secure and reliable infrastructure. In this effort the network was rewired with CAT5e and HP4000M switches replaced a multitude of hubs. Redundant internet access was established utilizing BGP and a backup location was configured for redundant access to production equipment.
Member of PC Support team providing end user desktop support.
Experience with VMware ESX, vCenter, and VMware View
Over 15 years of experience installing, configuring, and maintaining the Cisco line of firewall products. This includes all PIX 500 series models and most of the newer ASA 5500 series models. I have configured site-to-site and remote access VPN connectivity and managed security via the use of access control lists and network address translation (NAT).
Developed over 15 years, my troubleshooting skills are exceptional.
Between my education, work experience, and general interest I've become familiar with multiple programming languages. These include Java, VB, HTML, Java Script, VB Script, and PHP. This gives me the ability to assist developers in troubleshooting code that involves network functionality. This also provides me with the ability to build my own tools and scripts or work with open source applications to aid in network monitoring and troubleshooting.