Kenneth Fout

  • Dallas US-TX

Summary

Resourceful and solutions-focused technical leader, business analyst, and network administrator providing more than 15 years of progressive management success within information technology capacities. Recognized for ability to achieve critical business objectives through expert requirements analysis and needs assessment to define and develop customized corporate solutions. Create productive synergy through strategic alignment of corporate and regional business units. Plan, develop, and implement effective change strategies to enhance operational performance and maximize profits through administering innovative technology initiatives from conception through testing and execution. Innovative expenditure analyst recognized for consistent top performance and commitment. Exhibit strong leadership, analytical, and problem-solving abilities.

Work History

Work History
Nov 2004 - Present

Director of Information Systems

MESA Design Associates

Award-winning landscape architectural firm offering wide range of urban design and planning services with national and international clients and annual revenue exceeding $12M. Assessed existing system configurations and administered technology risk identification, testing, and remediation to anticipate and prevent bottlenecks in infrastructure performance and ensure effective IT due diligence, controls, and reporting. Spearheaded data archiving, file management, computer training, and establishment of CAD standards and procedures. Formulated upgrade strategies for data center and desktop workstations. Directed team of 2 IT support specialists in delivering logistical and infrastructure support for local and international branch offices. Assisted CFO, preparer, and controller in coordination of $300K annual IT budget. Executed operational analysis to map, appraise, and optimize systems, processes, and procedures in order to align IT infrastructure and investments with long-term performance objectives. Operational Enhancements:

  • Elevated project efficiency through evaluation, identification, and application of most productive operational practices.
  • Facilitated remote office data access, real-time project collaboration across global organization, and cost savings of 3-5% in project costs through implementation of advanced Wide Area File System (WAFS).
  • Achieved an increase in production efficiency by analyzing network configurations and specifying proper hardware.
  • Increased product quality 50% and captured 60% of revenue lost in untracked printing costs through development and implementation of color printing solution.
  • Yielded a significant time savings by rearranging corporate directory structure.
  • Optimized data center reliability and performance by leading strategic development and deployment of server upgrades.

Expense Control:

  • Secured $12K in annual cost savings through strategic design and deployment of digital asset management solution.
  • Realized cost savings of 15% on computer, software, and hardware purchases.
  • Generated annual cost reductions exceeding $25K and increased data circuit bandwidth 300% through expert execution of vendor contract negotiations.
  • Reduced overhead costs through the integration of CAD standards and computer operation policies.

Project Work:

  • Participated in various project types from public parks to commercial retail.
  • Participated in the SD/DD/CD phases.
  • Produced hand-drawn schematic design graphics.
Dec 1997 - Apr 2003

Network Administrator

Sasaki Associates

Innovative landscape architecture firm specializing in interdisciplinary planning and design with 250 employees across 3 U.S. offices and annual revenue of $48M.Recruited to bring San Francisco office into compliance with corporate operating standards. Reviewed annual IT budget with managing principals and Director of Information Systems and reallocated revenue to maximize corporate investments. Administered organizational network; supported desktop applications, hardware, and workstations; and maintained corporate Private Branch Exchange (PBX) and voicemail systems.

Operational Enhancements:

  • Aligned operational standards and strategies across corporate and local offices by collaborating in creation of corporate standards and procedures manual that established definitive organizational policies governing file management and CAD processes.
  • Slashed expenditures $20K through successful implementation of various cost reduction initiatives, as desktop server administrator.

Expense Control:

  • Attained cost savings of $30K by leading research and installation of PBX phone system.
  • Performed in-house training of staff in the use of all desktop applications.

Project Work:

  • Participated in the production of marketing collateral.
  • Performed graphics support for the production of documentation for campus planning group.
  • Participated in the production of construction documentation for landscape and architectural projects.
  • Participated in the production of CAD documentation for the interiors group.
Oct 1993 - Oct 1994

Information Technology Manager

Fusch Serold + Partners

Renowned residential architecture design and estate planning firm with more than $5M in yearly revenue.Directed standardized usage of CAD and graphic applications, as CAD Manager of 50-user office. Offered comprehensive technical support and network administration organization-wide. Controlled annual office budget of $5K.

Operational Enhancements:

  • Boosted productivity and reduced end-user downtime through effective support of desktop and data center hardware as well as establishment of standardized office policies.
  • Decreased time spent searching for files by restructuring corporate directory.

Expense Control:

  • Utilized network licensed products to reduce over-investment in under-utilized applications.
  • Realized cost savings of 10% on computer software and hardware.

Project Work:

  • Assisted in initial project setup.
  • Involved in CAD production of construction documentation.
  • Responsible for marketing graphics production.

Education

Education
1992 - 1995

Bachelor of Landscape Architecture

Texas A&M University

Portfolio

Certifications

Certifications
Jul 2009 - Present

Certified Revit Professional

Autodesk
May 2009 - Present

Certified AutoCAD Associate

Autodesk