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EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

- IT Vision, Strategy & Roadmaps                                                                                       

- Enterprise IT Operations Management

- Budgeting & Resource Management

- Organizational Policies & Governance

- Lifecycle Technical Project Leadership

- Cross-Functional Team Management 

• Deep experience building and managing world-class operations and infrastructure for state government agencies with 20 years’ progressive success from hands-on IT design and support to high-level organizational leadership.

• Recognized “go-to” expert for executing statewide strategic initiatives, best practices, and cutting-edge innovations that drive business value, solve tough business problems, and deliver strong cost and efficiency improvements.

• Driven, resourceful, big-picture strategist with an exceptional track record of solving critical issues by rapidly assessing root causes, stabilizing operations, building trust enterprise-wide, and inspiring unity towards a common vision.

• Trusted, respected, and highly visible leader building bridges to engage stakeholders through diplomacy, political acumen, strong communication, facilitation, negotiation, and team building skills.

WORK EXPERIENCE

2017Present

Co-Founder and Chief Technology Officer

Fandea, LLC
  • Transformed existing IT infrastructure, operations & applications to achieve scalability, innovation & cost efficiency of the AWS platform and solutions.  
  • Created a Technology Strategy to align with the five-year Business Strategy.
  • Led cutting-edge strategic guidance on Internet of Things for the consumer product goods industry.  
2015-2017

Director, California Statewide Data Center

Department of Technology, Office of Technology Services
  • Lead data center transformations projects to migrate client/server applications and platforms to cloud environments. Tripled cloud instances in one year from 10 to over 40 departments.
  • Architected and delivered cloud solution through a private / public sector partnership. Lead and developed strategy for cloud/virtualization migration and implementation best practices.
  •  Developed shared security services and threat identification, expanded use of MSSP Security Monitoring into data centers and networks through Security Information & Event Management.
20112015

CIO and Director, Information Technology and Executive Office

California Department of Food and Agriculture
  • Ramped up rapidly to assess, plan, and implement key activities to transform IT within the first 100 days as Agency CIO. Included campaign to stabilized IT finances by establishing the first fixed technology budget.
  • Assessed spend, modeled workloads, designed zero-based budget, and vetted approval through governance model.
  •  Reprioritized spend on strategic initiatives from 5% to 15% of total resources in alignment with business needs.
  • Enabled expansion of IT workforce for first time in 5 years (10% growth in staff), leading to improved employee morale and internal mobile development capabilities for the first time ever within the department.
20092011

Principal, Technical Project Manager

California Department of Technology
  • Drafted and executed statewide IT policy to guide migration of 400+ server rooms and data centers to state data centers; led to build out of new $15 million Federated Data Center shared by multiple departments.
  • Tapped as executive sponsor for green technology initiative that implemented power management practices for 180,000 hardware devices across 130 departments statewide.
  • Executive sponsor of $50 million server and data storage technology virtualization initiative; led 26-member statewide team in developing virtualization policy and practices for 130+ state departments.
19992009

Technical Project Manager

California Franchise Tax Board
  • Visionary leader in isolating source of critical problems and rapidly driving cutting-edge solutions.
  • Captured multimillion-dollar cost savings and operating efficiencies through strategic change initiatives.
  • Validated need to consolidate 62 server technical support staff spread across 11 different organizations down to only 25 staff, resulting in projected cost savings of $18 million over the span of 5 years.

EDUCATION

Master of Business Administration

California State University, Sacramento

Bachelors of Science, Computer Science, minor in Business Administration

California State University, Chico

CERTIFICATIONS

  • AWS Certified Solution Architect – Associate 3V6MVFC1221QQGCP
  • AWS Certified Developer – Associate 78RG4VEC1F4E1CSB
  • AWS Technical Accreditation 
  • ITIL Version 3 Foundation 1073318
  • Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (Expired) 982229
  • Cisco Certified Network Professional (Expired) CSCO10147647