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 History

Work History
Jul 2000 - Sep 2009

National Deployment Manager

http://www.gannett.com

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 1993 - Jul 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 1988 - Jul 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 1984 - Aug 1986

Chemical Sales Representative

http://www.mitsubishi.com/

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 1983 - Jan 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

Education
Feb 1985 - 1986

Certificate

http://www.fdu.edu

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

Sep 1979 - May 1981

AAS Accounting and AAS Bus. Adm

http://www.flcc.edu

Summa Cum Laude Graduate with both degrees is

Skills

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

Certifications
2005 - Present

United Spinal Cord Organization Peer Mentor

www.unitedspinal.org
Jan 1998 - Present

AYSO Soccer Referee

American Youth Soccer Organization
2001 - 2005

NYS Ski Ambassador

NYS Parks Department
2000 - 2005

USA Swimming Official

USA Swimming
1995 - 2005

Baseball Umpire

Little League of Ameria