David Mc Barron

David Mc Barron

Interest

Playing music, Literature, Monet, and Rodin.

Summary

I have a proven record of success in designing and implementing lean,profitable convergent hardware and software systems.I routinely use my IT expertise to lower costs and improve efficiencies,developing and deploying innovative IT strategies that work. I havemanaged large projects, building very large customer integratedelectronic component and logistical databases, and decreasing cost ofgoods sold by more than 80%.My reputation as a motivator and change agent is built on my ability torapidly synthesize diverse ideas and produce superior results.  I am astrong and flexible team builder, leader and mentor with in-depthtechnical knowledge.My work on the NASA Gamma Ray Observatory Tracking Data and Relaylogistics system earned me the NASA Group Achievement Award and amanagement award from Raytheon.  In addition, I was twice presented withexcellence awards at IHS, Inc for pre and post sales engineering.  I amproficient in numerous protocols, operating systems, languages,hardware, and databases.I was one of the original technical architects and databaseadministrators for the Human Genome Project at the National Institutesof Health.If you can use a Technical Architect who can maximize your competitiveadvantage in domestic and international environments, I look forward tospeaking with you about what I can contribute

Work History

Work History
Apr 2008 - Present

Principal Consultant

D&B Management Associates

Contracted to design, implement and manage large IT infrastructure projects.  

An engineering and management consulting firm whose principals have close to 60 years of combined experience in our respective practice areas bringing a wealth of skills and abilities to meet our customers requirements. We utilize the optimum mixture of techniques such as ITIL, ITSM, six-sigma and our proprietary methodologies affording us the ability to meet or exceed our customer’s requirements. We are constantly incorporating new methodologies and re-evaluating our current processes and practices to promote process improvement for internal usage as well as to serve our customers. D&B Management Associates appoints an executive sponsor for each project no matter how large or small.

Jan 2008 - Apr 2008

Customer Engagement Director (Consultant)

Q Point Technology

Contracted to manage large, custom electronic component database projects.

Apr 2006 - Jan 2008

Director, Technology Services

PARTMINER

Recruited to manage large projects involving electronic component database information. Designed, implemented and integrated SAN/NAS system. 

Created adjunct service for PartMiner, generating additional $200K first year. PartMiner received out of date and inconsistent data from customer legacy systems. Established Custom Data Service Business Unit to augment PartMiner’s enterprise parts management tools.Marketed new service tool, eliminating data errors and assuming P&L responsibility. 

Jan 2004 - Jun 2005

Subject Matter Expert

IHS

Promoted to provide pre-sales technical support and solution selling of integrated engineering information systems in Enterprise Solutions Group.

Jul 1994 - Jun 2005

Director, IT Infrastructure

IHS Inc

Promoted to lead cross functional SOX compliance team, completing strategic and project plans prior to IPO. Managed Engineering Division IT infrastructure including:

  • 24X7 NOC and Data Center
    • N2 rated facility
    • OC3 Sonet Ring with multiple MPLS Private IP Clouds (PIP)
    • SLA = 99.95% uptime, consistently achieve 99.999% uptime
    • Network Security
    • Business Continuity and Disaster Recover in world-wide (23 countries)

Developed and implemented convergence strategy for IHS voice data services, reducing costs 40% in year one.IHS overspending and inefficient in its use of voice and data service providers. Developed convergence strategy, leveraging corporate spending to reduce number of voice/data providers and lower COGS. Produced 40% cost savings the first year, simultaneously achieving 30% increase in efficiencies. 

Aug 1994 - Jan 1999

Lead Field Systems Engineer

IHS

Recruited to analyze, design, test and implement complex CD-ROM library systems across multiple platforms and network operating systems. Pre and Post Sales Engineering

Responsible for the support and growth of $1.9M in networking revenue in Maryland, Virginia, and Washington, DC regions.

Jan 1989 - Aug 1994

Senior Logistics Analyst

Raytheon Technical Services Company

Responsible for the overall support and implementation of the NASA Logistics Support Depot Network.  NASA GSFC, Code 530 Ground Network supply chain information technology.  Supervised 12 systems engineers.

Responsible for technical coordination and development of a new logistics system for the NAS Ground Network which automated and streamlined the parts acquisition process.

Assisted in the technical writing for the successful award ($171 M) of the NASA Logistics Support Depot contract to Raytheon.

Developed and implemented an EDI system 

Designed and developed the Gamma Ray Observatory (GRO) Remote Terminal Logistics support system.  

Education

Education
Jan 1991 - Jun 1994

Doctor of Divinity

ULC

Skills

Skills

Brocade Fibre Switches

Network Appliance SAN/NAS

Implemented a 63TB NetApp system for on-line, near-line, and off-line storage.

Microsoft Systems Administration

All platforms, all products.

UNIX Systems Administration

UNIX: RedHat, Umbutu, Fedora, Solaris, AIX, BSD, HP-UX, OS X

RDBMS

Oracle, MySQL, MS SQL Server, Sybase.

Project Management