Jim’s Information Technology career includes more than 17 years of experience assisting organizations with network infrastructure design, implementation, migration, and support.  His experiential skills, knowledge and proven success in Small and Medium sized business operations as well as large scale enterprise level project execution creates a broad base for resolving any size customer’s IT needs.  Jim's most recent emphasis has been with server virtualization and consolidation utilizing VMware and related products.  He has extensive experience on large scale Active Directory and Exchange Server environments from implementation to migrations to and from various technologies and platforms.  He has significant experience deploying Windows based environments in collaboration with virtualization technology to optimize uptime and efficiency.  Jim has excellent verbal and written communication skills and is typically involved in everything from pre-sales through project delivery.  Jim holds numerous industry certifications from Microsoft, VMware, RSA and Citrix

Work History

Work History
Jul 2009 - Present

Solution Architect

Forsythe Solutions Group

Primarily duties as pre-sales engineer for the Ohio Valley region responsible for all phases of project initiation for enterprise customers

  • Pre-sales Engineer for Virtualization engagements and Microsoft infrastructure engagements
    • White board and design discussion lead
    • Architect for cross discipline solutions
    • Define project scope and create the statement of work, including resources and cost models
  • Serve as a senior level Microsoft Architect with a focus on enterprise Active Directory and Exchange infrastructure designs and implementations
Nov 2003 - Jun 2009

Managing Consultant

Wolcott Group
  • Serve as a senior level Microsoft Architect with a focus on enterprise Active Directory and Exchange infrastructure designs and implementations.
  • Serve as a senior level virtualization architect, responsible for pre-sales design sessions through service deliver of solutions.
  • Internal responsibilities also include contributing to business plans and go-to-market strategies, assist in developing product and service offerings, participate in sales and account management activities, participate in personnel technical interviews, contribute in professional and technical development programs, coach/mentor staff consultants, contribute to staff performance reviews.
  • Responsible for providing technical sales support by participating in presentations to potential clients and leading preliminary design sessions.
  • Assist in all phases of generating client proposals from determining project cost estimates to providing technical content and composing the proposal.
  • Responsible for providing clients full support during a project's life cycle to include: establishing business requirements and justifications, developing technical designs, and creating detailed project plans
Feb 2002 - Nov 2003


Technology Resolutions, Inc

Maintained 20+ clients providing full service technology support

  • Active Directory, Windows 2000 Server, Exchange 2000
  • Disaster recover design and implementations
  • Network consolidation and optimization

Provided subcontract services:

  • Managed Web Host server farm, IIS, Apache, Microsoft SQL and MySQL database support
  • Staff extension for programming services
  • Staff extension for Citrix server administration
Jan 1997 - Feb 2002

Senior Consultant

Palitto Consulting Services

Maintained over 80 clients by providing full service technology support

  • Designed, installed, and Implemented several10/100/1000 Ethernet and 802.11A/B/G wireless networks
  • Implemented routers, firewalls, and switches for small to medium networks
  • Provided Windows NT/2000/2003 Server selection, configuration, and installation
  • Defined standard desktop builds and image distribution across organizations of 10 to 100+ users
  • Completed numerous integration programming projects and data mining projects
  • Developed a Web / SQL based time and billing application
  • Lead Programmer for a Medical billing software package using Borland Delphi 1.x / 6.0. Also, designed and distributed Wise install packages for various platforms for the billing system
  • Provided Help Desk Support to clients including commercial application support
Jan 1996 - Dec 1996

Programmer / Analyst

American Textile Company

Managed a VAX/VMS clusterAdministered and maintained a Novell 3.x / 4.x Network PC Administration Maintained 30+ EDI customers, responsible for all x12 transaction mapping and application updates

Jun 1991 - Dec 1995

Programmer / Analyst

General Latex Chemical Corporation

Responsible for design, development and support of custom software

  • Customer Tracking
  • Sales Reporting
  • Inventory Control
  • Formula and Bill of Materials
  • MSDS Tracking


2000 - 2000

University of Akron

Completed Continuing Education courses in UNIX and Advanced UNIX

1985 - 1991


Earned a Bachelor of Science from University College with a specialization in Operating Systems and Programming Languages



VCP on vSphere 4

VMware, Inc

Citrix Certified Administrator - Metaframe 1.8 / XP

Citrix, Inc

VCP on Virtual Infrastructure 3

VMware, Inc

Certified Engineer SecureID v6


Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer - Windows 2003

Microsoft, Inc