Work History

Work History
Jan 1997 - Dec 2004

Manager, Information Technology

Adeza Biomedical Corp. (now Cytyc)

  • Planned, organized, directed, controlled, and evaluated all aspects of IT Operations of the company as it expanded from 30 employees to 120 employees, including 80 outside sales representatives with remote connectivity needs.
  • Implemented policies and procedures for computer systems operations and development.
  • Planned, and managed the evaluation, selection, design, and implementation of a CRM and Opportunity Management solution.  Performed software training for 85 end-users.
  • Managed a team of 3 to handle the design, development, implementation, operation, and administration of computer and telecommunications software, networks and information systems.
  • Controlled the budget and expenditures of the IT department.  Always within budget.
  • Developed and implemented multiple IT improvement initiatives to network security and reliability resulting in improved IT Security and Risk Management.
  • Performed database administration and data analysis for manufacturing, clinical laboratory, sales, customer service and finance departments.
Jan 1994 - Jan 1997

Systems and Facilities Manager

Adeza Biomedical Corp. (now Cytyc)
  • Developed and implemented strategic and tactical plans for IT services.
  • Maintained, troubleshooted, and administered the LAN, telecommunications and voicemail systems, file servers, email servers, MRP and other administrative databases.
  • Designed, tested, installed, troubleshooted, and monitored the services required for an effective security program such as enterprise data backup solutions, virus protection, spam filtering, business continuity planning, disaster recovery measures, access controls, physical and operational security.
  • Evaluated, tested, installed, monitored and supported computer hardware, networking software, operating system software and software applications for the enterprise network.
  • Provided 1st and 2nd level technical support to end users.
  • Managed third-party vendors and service contracts for computers and office equipment.
  • Trained new employees on network access, usage and security policies, and desktop applications.
  • Documented key business processes using flowchart diagrams.
  • Wrote scripts and macros to automate daily administrative tasks and to automate data reporting for in-house research laboratory.
  • Performed database administration and data analysis for manufacturing, clinical laboratory and finance departments.
Feb 1992 - Jan 1994

Network Administrator

Adeza Biomedical Corp. (now Cytyc)
  • Setup and administered user accounts for 35 end users.
  • Researched and recommended hardware/software solutions to meet business requirements.
  • Performed server maintenance and upgrades.
  • Evaluated, recommended and installed computer hardware and software upgrades.
  • Provided 1st, 2nd, and 3rd level technical support to end users.
  • Managed allocation of network space and equipment.
  • Managed and performed server backups and anti-virus updates to clients.
  • Managed service contracts and performed hardware repairs.
  • Developed computer training material and conducted new employee orientations and in-house training seminars.


Aug 1982 - Aug 1986

Bachelor of Business Administration

Selected Accomplishments

COLLABORATED with Executive Management and DEVELOPED a comprehensive strategic technology plan to align IT infrastructure and IT services to meet anticipated growth of a pre-IPO Company resulting in the company's first executive-approved, budgeted timeline for implementing a series of IT improvement projects for the company.

DESIGNED, DEVELOPED, DELIVERED and SUPPORTED a database solution used for collecting and tracking monthly customer usage of a medical device where there was no previous solution.  The results enabled the company to generate monthly invoices based on customer device usage translating into revenue of $12.0m annually.  Further benefits included improved monthly sales reports resulting in accurate commission payments, improved sales territory management and market penetration, and improved customer service due to increased visibility into monthly customer activity.

IMPLEMENTED a centralized network security and compliance management solution which provided automated daily security updates to clients and servers significantly reducing costs, accelerating incident response times by 99%, and providing real-time actionable reports so that immediate action could be taken to resolve issues or perform tasks on targeted machines.

IMPLEMENTED a CRM solution with remote connectivity supporting 80 remote sales representatives resulting in an improved quote-to-sale conversion rate of 75%.  Additional benefits - a streamlined, integrated, customer-facing process providing richer customer data to sales, marketing and service personnel and a more standardized opportunity management process.




Self-motivated and hard working IT professional with 13 years of hands-on technical experience as a Network/Systems Administrator and IT Manager in a fast-paced Manufacturing and Life Sciences start-up company. A strong passion and commitment to security and governance, strategic planning, and continuous improvement.Effectively aligns corporate IT solutions with current and evolving business goals.Outstanding customer service and interpersonal skills. A solutions-focused planner with excellent analytical and critical-thinking skills. Skilled at managing change and introducing system and process improvements designed to improve productivity, security and functionality.

Areas of Expertise:

•Project Management

•Strategic Planning

•Continuous Improvement

•Security and Governance

•Business Continuity Planning

•Network Configuration & Administration

•Database Design & Administration

•End User Support & Training

Technical Skills

Operating Systems:

Windows Server 2003/2000/NT 4.0

Windows Clients - Vista/XP/ME/98/95/3.11

SQL Server

Novell 3.x/4.x


Dell Servers and Desktops, Dell and Toshiba laptops, StorageTek backup hardware, RAID 1 and RAID 5, Veloceraptor Firewall appliance with VPN, CISCO Routers, 3Com Switches and hubs, Avaya telephony and VOIP, Palm and Blackberry handheld devices.


Enterprise Email - GroupWise, Exchange, Outlook

Enterprise Backup - ArcServe for Novell and Microsoft servers

Enterprise Antivirus - Symantec, Trend Micro, McAfee VirusScan Enterprise and McAfee ePolicy Orchestrator

ERP/MRP - QAD MFG/PRO, Progress Database, SQL

CRM - Maximizer Enterprise, MaxExchange Remote, Goldmine, Act

LIMS - Labpak for Btrieve/Novell, LabLite MSSQL

Desktop - MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Access, MS Project, Visio, WordPerfect, Quattro Pro

Imaging and Deployment Tools - Symantec Ghost


Ethernet, VPN, L2TP, IPSec, RADIUS, 802.1X, WEP, DHCP, NAT, Active Directory, DNS, WINS, TCP/IP, IPX/SPX, SMTP, POP3, IMAP, FTP, SSL, HTTP



Security Solutions:

PKI, Certificates and CAs, logging and auditing


2009 - Present

CCNA - In Progress

2008 - Present


2008 - Present

MCSE Security+

2009 - Present

CISSP - In Progress

2009 - Present


Project Management Institute
2009 - Present

ITIL v3 Foundations Certificate

APM Group
1997 - 2004





Teri Lockhart

“Julie was a colleague who was interested in all facets of the company, and very diligent about keeping current in her field. She could grasp a problem quickly, even if not in her area, and develop a solution.” October 30, 2008

Teri Lockhart, Research Scientist / Writer / Safety Officer, Adeza Biomedicalworked with Julie at Adeza Biomedical Corporation

Simon Shorter

“Julie and I worked together at Adeza Biomedical for 10 years. She is a very good IT expert. She managed all aspects of the IT set up from file and e-mail servers to telecommunication systems to the company's database to end user applications. Specifically Julie managed two very important databases in my area. She managed the sales lead generation and reporting database and worked on a day-to-day basis with multiple internal customers (Sales & Marketing staff and managers), diligently and patiently implementing systems for them and became expert at long range trouble-shooting. She managed these folks with considerable panache and always acted as quickly as possible to solve their issues. A second database she implemented and was critical to my job function was the tracking and monitoring of our medical devices. She was able to use this database to quickly locate all of our several hundred instruments and in particular used it to track a software upgrade project that was of great significance to the company at that time, involving over 500 instruments and 10 employees. As a key team member of this project, Julie was instrumental in helping see this project through to a successul conclusion. I would recommend her without hesitation.” July 23, 2007

Simon Shorter, Director Business Development, Adeza Biomedicalmanaged Julie indirectly at Adeza Biomedical Corporation

Marjorie Savage

“Julie Kemp was invaluable in her role as IT Manager at Adeza Biomedical. Her hight level of knowledge and expertise were matched only by her patience and team spirit. In the 3 years that I worked with Julie, I watched her tackle the challenge of maintaining and changing all IT and Communication Systems for our rapidly expanding company. Somehow, she always managed to make time to assist anyone with questions or side projects. She was a joy to work with and I would highly recommend her!” February 29, 2008

Marjorie Savage, E-tegrity Sales Manager, Adezaworked with Julie at Adeza Biomedical Corporation