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Summary

My unique and diverse skills, with the ability to manage and communicate, have contributed to my career success.I would like to continue using my talents with an organization that would benefit from my capabilities.

Work experience

Jul 2000Sep 2009

National Deployment Manager

Deployment responsibilities include every facet of a web based application's introduction to Gannett's newspaper and broadcast 100+ market properties. Those aspects include: pre-launch roll out project plans, coordinating discussions with Gannett's ISP, the creation of localized installation instructions, post installation product training and installation audits.

Post introduction of a product to the field, duties included vetting and or triage of technical support issues, collection of market feature enhancements, coordination of expense and revenue allocation and the day to day communications with the vendor.

Product Deployments:

Aug 1993Jul 2000

Various and Numerous

The Poughkeepsie Journal

My seven years at the newspaper included numerous positions and projects:

  • Token Ring Network Installation & Administrator
  • Gannett Eastern Region Email Coordinator
  • Assistantto the Controller
  • Marketing and Circulation GIS Project Manager
  • Budgeting Eyechart Coordinator
  • CASSA  Regional Trainer
  • Computer Assisted Reporting (CAR) Trainer
  • The Journal's Initial Online Manager with a staff of five producers and sales representatives
  • Special Projects Coordinator
  • Employee of the Year 1998
Jul 1988Jul 1993

Sales Representative

Computer Stuff / Morgan Hill

Sales  Representative of new and used IBM and IBM-compatible personal computers, mid range and mainframe hardware.  Additional products sold included software and accessories as well as cabling and cabling systems.

Feb 1984Aug 1986

Chemical Sales Representative

American Sales Liaison for several Japanese chemical manufacturers.  Duties included attending product trials in US polyester plants, the sale and sales forecasting of Mitsubishi Chemical products and the importation of raw materials destined for Mitsubishi affiliates in North America.

Sep 1983Jan 1985

Publications & Communications Intern

IBM Data Systems Division

Involved in the preparation of site internal publications and press communications. 

Worked with/on the first personal computers within that IBM division

Education

Feb 19851986

Certificate

Coatings Chemistry.  Courses related to the science of paints,dyes and other coatings. (non-credit)

Sep 1979May 1981

AAS Accounting and AAS Bus. Adm

Summa Cum Laude Graduate with both degrees is

References

Natasha Defeo

"... From the time I started with the company nine years ago, Jeff has always been a resource I can count on whenever I have had a question or problem. 

 Give him any task and he can find a way to get it done.  In addition, Jeff has such a strong work ethic and takes his work seriously – he has not only overseen many key product rollouts projects, but has also been a mentor type for many of the online managers.

Jeff was around when the online department at corporate was only about 6 folks.  He was a key player in getting the online sites live for the newspaper markets and making sure they got core products such as cars.com, apartments.com, homescape on the site. 

After his tragic accident – he was back to work in 5 months and never missed a deadline..."

Bryan Freed

"...His history with the Company and contacts with almost every Gannett location make him invaluable, obviously my opinion but he literally has worked with almost every Gannett location be it USCP or Broadcast and his network of Gannett Employees that he has worked with is huge.

He had developed quite a reputation as a go to guy with answers, which is why I would call on him. He knows who to speak to to get a question answered or he would have the background knowledge to get me going in the right direction..."

Kim Robedeau

"...I can honestly say you are the one "go to" we can always count on. You follow through, provide explanation/details, just generally take care of or help out regardless of what we need..."  

Elaine Huot

"...you are our rock!..."

Skills

Third Screen Media Ad Server
Third Screen Media is the Ad Platform used to serve campaign traffic to Gannett's mobile editions.
Realmedia247 Open Ad Stream Ad Server
Realmedia247's  OpenAd Stream AdServers were installed for each of Gannett's properties including a master AdServer that I maintained for network ad campaign trafficking.  In addition to maintenence and trafficking I also traveled to sites to hold local server training.
MapInfo
MapInfo  was used in the preparation of reports containing mapping (GIS) data. One large project was the point coding of all the deliverable address locations in Dutchess and Ulster County.
Oracle's Hyperion Performance Management Applications
Hyperion was used during my  activites as Assistant to the Controller.
Data Junction Cambio
Cambio is a visual tool for mining a wide variety of usable database formats from unstructured text data.  It was used in the development of several web application databases.   Data Junction is file format conversion tool.  It was used to parse data from various database record formats for use in article preparation.
Microsoft Word
Microsoft Viso
Visio diagrams were used to supplement web application documents and presentations.
Microsoft Powerpoint
Each new Web application deployment were presented in an executive level Powerpoint summary, in conjunction with a Microsoft Project and Microsoft SharePoint sites.
Borland Paradox
Codeveloped and supported a Budget Eyechart Application used by a majority of the Gannett properties.
Microsoft Excel
I transitioned from Lotus 1-2-3 to Microsoft Excel.  Created several business office billing applications.  Excel was also used as a SQL Tool with the IBM AS/400.   OLAP intregration with several database applications.
Microsoft Access
Microsoft Access was my tool for middleware application creation and for SQLing IBM AS/400. Application created include:   Celebro City Server Reverse Publishing Calendar Tool Gannett National Online Billing Revenue Reports Gannett Genesys Adhoc Reporting Tool Gannett Site Credentials Tool Gannett Genesys Invoice Correction Application
Microsoft Project
In parallel with Microsoft Sharepoint site launches, a Microsoft Project was setup and maintained for each web application launch.
Fiddler & Firebug HTTP watch utilities
Fiddler and Firebug are web debugging proxies that are used to log and monitor http traffic between a computer and the Internet.  These tools are vital in troubleshooting activities.
Microsoft SharePoint Administration
Setup and maintenence of Microsoft Sharepoint sites for each web application launch.
Sorenson Squeeze
Sorenson Squeeze: I supported 100+ sites on the use of this video encoder workflow tool.
Akamai EdgeControl Utilities
Akamai: Akamai is a vendor content management system (cms) used for data and video storage and video content streaming.
Yahoo's Maven Internet TV Video On Demand Platform
I administrated an 100+ network of Maven Network installations.  Maven software provides video transcoding functions, CMS storage and the creation of video on demand players.
Livestream Video Streaming Network
Adminstered and maintained 100+ Gannett properties Livestream  installation and channels.  Livestream is a live video streaming product that is used to supplement newspaper and broadcast coverage.
Brightcove Online Video On Demand Platform
Brightcove is the video on demand platform that Gannett is migrate to off of the Maven platform.  I was the Project Deployment Manager for the data migration and administrative console player and playlist setup.
Search Engine Optimization (SEO)
Prior to Gannett dedicating several individuals to SEO functions, I worked with local sites on the proper SEO keywords that were used in their HomeFinder Real Estate and HomeGain Real estate foreclosure sites.

Certifications

2005Present

United Spinal Cord Organization Peer Mentor

www.unitedspinal.org
Jan 1998Present

AYSO Soccer Referee

American Youth Soccer Organization
20012005

NYS Ski Ambassador

NYS Parks Department
20002005

USA Swimming Official

USA Swimming
19952005

Baseball Umpire

Little League of Ameria