Managed six groups with a focus on operations and projects and have an established track record with the ability to reduce costs and drive efficiencies through centralization, standardization and automation. Groups managed included Server Operations, Desktop Infrastructure, Application Deployment, Server Technical Support, DBA and Infrastructure Projects.
·Led PMO scale program for Electronic Materials, the most profitable business in Rohm and Haas. Consisted of network, application and DR upgrade projects that resulted in dollar savings, improved efficiencies and strengthening of business/IT relationships.
·Led a project to replace the current software used by the Call Center. Managed a group of diverse people from various teams and backgrounds to gather requirements, evaluate new technologies (e.g. SAAS) and vendor offerings which resulted in a Service Desk RFI and preliminary narrowing of vendors. Reported directly to an Executive Steering Team at the VP level. This project was cancelled after announcement of the acquisition.
·Led a global AD2003 Domain Controller OS and hardware upgrade project which replaced W2K DC’s and upgraded Active Directory to version 2003. Resulted in reduced number of servers, improved monitoring and backup strategies, quota opportunity and elimination of space constraints and hardware issues.
·Managed the Application Deployment process, a standard discipline which moved hundreds of applications (both IT and business) through the infrastructure to a stable production environment.
·Led Personal Printer elimination project – eliminate the use of personal printers throughout the corporation along with the rollout of multi functional printers. Retired hundreds of personal printers with savings in power, ink and costs of new printers. Led technical team for printer vendor selection.
·Led the Remote Server Backup project; deployment of software and processes to automate remote server backups which enabled centralization and reduction of field resources staff and minimized risk due to better monitoring and fewer errors.
·Led XP Desktop upgrade project – OS and hardware upgrade and deployment which included a new desktop image and more stable and secure build for 15,000+ PC’s throughout the company.
·Led Server Consolidation – both physical and virtual consolidations to maximize server efficiencies and reduce server overhead in terms of volume, data center capacity and power.
·Led NT4 retirement of 340 servers which comprised 700 web sites, 2000 databases and hundreds of applications. Resulted in a reduction of server inventory by 100 and a more secure environment.
·Directed DBA transition project – led the group to assume responsibilities for the new SAP/ ERP platform by assimilating the DBA project role into the day to day operational role.