Rich Hanner

Rich Hanner

Work History

Work History
Jan 2008 - Present

Founder / CEO

Employment Conector LLC

Have Employers Negotiate for your Services. Employment Connector is new company established with a simple concept.  Help employ America. We have a proven method to reduce unemployment by connecting career seekers with businesses that have career openings at all levels. We strive to build a centralized career database of all possible job openings in America. A young company with large dreams.  Let us assist you with finding the career you desire. Job Seekers are always free to join and search for the right job to fit their needs.

Employers Obtain Maximum Exposure on your Job Post Do you have an open position, looking for just the right person to accept? We can help you with this task. Unlike our competitors, we are not driven to force money from your for each job opening you may have.  We want all of your job openings. We want to boost America into "Placing Unemployment on the Endangered Species List".  Employment Connector is a new company that is driven to employ the world.  You can post your job descriptions, browse resumes and receive the exposure your job deserves.

Aug 2006 - Jan 2008

Manager Infrastructure Technologies

Rent A Center, INC

Managed a group of professionals in the efforts of ensuring growth, functionality and practicality for Cash AdvantEdge payday loan stores. Researched, developed, tested and implemented hardware and software for compatibility with present systems to ensure user friendly tools and products were available to store personnel. Areas of responsibility were for quality assurance, windows administration, research and development, new store deployment and asset management.

-  Designed, developed and implemented a Store Pro Active Response Computerized System (SPARCS) to allow the computer equipment at the store level to notify headquarters when an issue arises. This reduced the volume of support calls by 23% and increased equipment uptime by 12%.

-  Renegotiated the price of new store installation of computerized equipment saving the company more than $281,000.00 per annum. This is a reduction savings of 41% from original contract.

-  Successfully provided the availability of 243 new payday loan stores throughout the United States for business growth within 17 months by ensuring contracted equipment installation was accomplished ahead of opening schedule. This exceeded the schedule by 20 % availability.

-  Managed the implementation and functionality operation of the Unicheq software which allowed electronic transmittals of checks, eliminating the need of physically making bank deposits and reducing the risk personnel and monetary loss.

Aug 2005 - May 2006

Linux Systems Administrator

Wisents LLC

Managed Linux system administration, providing network maintenance, data/system security, and user support. Researched, evaluated, and tested Open Source software for compatibility with present systems to promote effective and low-cost technologies. Ensured system integrity by thorough testing of all software within a virtual environment prior to installation. Converted files into text documents utilizing the ABBYY Optical Character Recognition program. Fostered open communications with contracted clients, delivering reports and updates on systems status, research developments, and technical issues. Maintained detailed records of all systems and contractual activity.

-  Implemented the Festoon system, ensuring secure multi-party videoconferencing with presentation-sharing capabilities, in addition to decreasing company overhead and eliminating service fees.

-  Decreased proprietary software purchases and reduced engineering costs through researching Open Source software alternatives to previously used tools.

-  Spearheaded the migration of the company’s operating system to Debian based Linux.

-  Installed and successfully maintained a secure Open Source LAMP server, along with applications, resulting in IT budget augmentations.

Aug 1985 - Aug 2005

Maintenance Production Controller / Analyst

Provided support for and monitored the operability and network connectivity of over 100 workstations, ensuring a high level of system uptime. Functioned as a point of reference for all departmental issues related to computers and databases. Evaluated documentation for discrepancies, in addition to instructing over 200 personnel on proper documentation processes.

-  Earned a Navy Achievement Medal for superior management of a command training program, administrating 11 command programs and 167 personnel with zero discrepancies during the 2004 wing visit, and producing a 23% increase in squadron rating exam test scores.

-  Maintained an 89.2% mission capable rate during the management of maintenance efforts concerning Bahrain detachment support for 64 flights and 147.9 flight hours, along with spearheading the 100% flawless completion of assigned missions in support of Operations Enduring Freedom and Noble Eagle.

-  Produced over $27K in cost savings and reduced paper usage by developing and instituting a computerized system to electronically distribute, verify, and correct statistical data.

-  Diagnosed and corrected over 350 hardware/software discrepancies for the Optimized Naval Aviation Logistics Computer Operated Maintenance Information System, in addition to identifying and implementing SPAWAR trouble reports for 17 previously undetected and 36 known errors prior to and preceding NALCOMIS system upgrades.

-  Guided the departmental transition from stand alone workstations to a Navy/Marine Corps. intranet and handled over 200 trouble call tickets, receiving a Navy Achievement Medal.