As a brief summary of my background, I am an IT Executive (Director, VP or CIO) in the information technology arena. I have worked for startups, mid-sized and Fortune 500 companies. I have leadership experience in the following verticals: Manufacturing, Engineering, Aerospace, Healthcare, Insurance and Transportation. My core competencies include: • Strategic Thinking • Business Process Improvement • Team Development and Leadership • Cost Optimization • Application Development • Data Center Operations • Infrastructure Design and Deployment • ERP and Project Management I have also started an IT consulting practice and have successful completed engagements with clients addressing security, IT infrastructure, SOX and HIPPA. I have obtained my PMP certification from the Project Management Institute and have completed a number of contract project management jobs implementing ERP, BI and imaging systems. I have just obtained my ITIL V3 foundations certification and am taking classes on SharePoint administration and Windows Sever 2003/2007. I am a strong believer in the power of networking and volunteering. I provide career teaching through Mariners Church and am involved with several major networking groups in LA and Orange County. I am very happy to meet fellow LinkedIn members who are in transition for coffee so we can see how we might help one another. I am also a strong believer in the ToastMasters organization as a vehicle for people who would like to improve how they speak and market themselves. As a Area Governor for ToastMasters in Irvine, I would be happy to help people connect with a club in the Orange County area. Toastmasters is a great vehicle for working on your eye contact, body language, adhoc speaking (elevator speech) and formal speeches i.e., all those skills you need to demonstrate while you are in transition.