Summary

I enjoy building products from scratch, and getting them to market. I am very people and team oriented, and I've been told that I am a solid leader. Running my own IT consulting business taught me many things, and it has helped me evaluate situations from both a business as well as a technology perspective. I am driven to build solid relationships with customers, and complete projects successfully. You can reach me at nathan@finkfamily.org.

Work History

Work History
May 2007 - Present

Systems Engineer

• Shared account responsibility for the Sprint Mobility network • Gather customer requirements and work with the development organizations to prioritize and deliver new features and solutions • Provide specific solutions/technology/product consulting, technical and sales support • Direct engineering support for the Sprint Engineering teams • Initiate, develop and maintain a strong relationship with the customer based on frequent interaction • Cisco Products: 6500, 7600, 12000, ASA, ASR, ACE, CRS-1, ISR, SAMI (HA, PDSN) • Specialty: Wireless & Mobility
Mar 2007 - Apr 2007

Sr. Sales Engineer

Mformation Technologies Inc.
Sep 2006 - Feb 2007

Sr. Sales Engineer

• Provide pre-sales field and phone support for channel partners and end customers • Work directly with customers to gather product requirements • Resolve customer issues with Product Management, Post-sales Support, and Engineering • Install and support customer field trials • Perform project planning, site installation, commissioning, and acceptance testing • Support technical publications, application notes and training documentation
Oct 2001 - Sep 2006

Sr. Systems Engineer

Sprint Nextel
Sr. Systems Engineer (SME) on the network operations engineering team that was responsible for designing, implementing and supporting much of Sprint’s wireless data network (1xrtt & EvDO). Lead engineer and team lead for the PCS Data Link product for four years. Experience with the following technologies: routers, switches, dynamic routing protocols (OSPF, BGP), switches, firewalls, Mobile IP Foreign Agents (PDSN), Mobile IP Home Agents, 2G IWF, Virtual Private Networks, Load Balancers, RADIUS servers, Windows servers, SQL, and Network Analyzers/Sniffers. Proficient in network documentation and product research and analysis.
Jan 2001 - Dec 2001

Owner

Voyager Solutions LLC
Maintained a client base of small to medium sized businesses. Consulted on design and product purchase. Installed and maintained customer networks, servers and applications. Handled all facets of the business: sales, service, development, and finance.
1998 - 2000

Sr. Systems Engineer

ISG is a successful systems integration firm with nine locations throughout Kansas, Missouri and Oklahoma. I was involved in the following: sales support, solution identification/design, solution implementation, client/customer support, and attending client opportunity meetings as the technical resource.

Education

Education
2007 - 2007

Global Knowledge PMP
Week long PMP training course. I'm not PMP certified yet.
2003 - 2007

BS

Magna Cum Laude
2000 - 2000

Semester in Patagonia

National Outdoor Leadership School
http://www.nols.edu/courses/locations/patagonia/patagoniasemester.shtml Hike and camp in Patagonia’s valleys, travel in the mountains and sea kayak in breathtaking Patagonian fjords, stopping to visit with locals along the way. Leadership outcomes are strong on the Semester in Patagonia due to the remote nature of the travel and the harsh weather encountered. Teamwork, communication and problem solving are critical to the success of this expedition.
1997 - 1998

Information Technology

Kansas State University