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Infrastructure Architect with 17 years experience in the design and deployment of high-performance computing environments and IT Infrastructure. Expertise in defining, planning, implementing and auditing large-scale Infrastructure projects for Fortune 500 and Fortune Global 500 clients in both the U.S. and in Europe.  Excellence in technical leadership, Wintel Infrastructure architecture and the implementation, design and migration of complex Infrastructure solutions. Possessing a strong foundation in Information Security principles and the ability to address the increasing need for security measures and controls across diverse IT systems.

Technical Training

Technical Education

  • Working towards Certified Data Centre Design Professional (CDCDP) Certification
  • Working towards ITIL v3 Foundations Certification
  • Working towards CISSP Certification

Completed Coursework

  • Introduction to Management and Effective Leadership Skills
  • Implementing Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007
  • ITIL based on V2 Foundation
  • Quest Migration Manager for SharePoint
  • Quest Notes Migrator for Exchange
  • Lotus Domino R5 System Administration
  • Lotus Domino R6/6.5 System Administration
  • Introduction to AS/400

Work experience

Nov 2004Present

Owner / Principal Consultant

ExMachina Technology Consultants LLC
  • Working with clients to deliver complex IT solutions and consulting services in Infrastructure design and architecture, IT Audit, Compliance and Risk Management; also Data Center solutions including migrations, virtualization and cloud computing.
  • Evaluation of existing systems and procedures and making recommendations for improvement, design prototypes and proof of concepts that best fit the client's needs.
  • Complete accountability for the life-cycle of new and innovative IT consulting services, from developing strategies and plans to driving execution.
  • Providing exceptional leadership and creation of a culture of high achievement, profit-focus and excellent customer service while contributing to the overall management and strategic development of the company.
  • Creating of proposals, Statements of Work (SOW) and Project Scope Definition as part of the process to engage the client and / or stakeholders
Mar 2011Jun 2011

Consultant, Lead Wintel Architect/SME

IBM Global Services
  • Lead Wintel Consultant/SME for the Fort Worth Regional Data Center Migration for the client, Hospital Corporation of America (HCA). Designed the migration of 2300+ Wintel servers, network appliances and applications from 2 RDCs to a new DC facility.
  • Performed in depth analysis of current and target state application and infrastructure - including Business Service Reviews (BSR) - in order to plan and design a strategic migration and Infrastructure at the target.
  • Defined target state deployment patterns in alignment with BSR expectations.
  • Strategically planned the migration move waves to ensure business continuity and availability of business critical production applications.
  • Created a detailed implementation plan based on scope, phases and Statement of Work (SOW) for the various work streams.
Jul 2008Mar 2011

Senior Technical Consultant / Team Lead

Canon Europe N.V.
  • Senior Technical Consultant / Team Lead supervising a team of 7 Engineers.
  • Advised and implemented Best Practices for the Pan-European Wintel Infrastructure.
  • Achieved a new high success rate as Incident Manager for Infrastructure:  93-98% of Incidents were closed within the SLA.
  • Worked with the EMEA Information Security and IT Governance teams to assist with ongoing internal IT audit projects.
  • Advised and implemented Best Practices for the Canon EMEA Messaging Infrastructure. Evaluated various vendors for DLP (Websense and McAfee) before selecting the most strategic solution for the Enterprise.
  • Re-architected the European E-Mail Infrastructure to centralize operations and provide secure e-mail routing through the Barracuda messaging gateway servers and SMTP hosts.
  • Worked with the Operational Control Center (OCC) team to evaluate and select a new comprehensive solution for Enterprise Monitoring. Designed and served in an advisory capacity to implement and configure the chosen solution.
  • Collaborated with Information Security and Security Operations on Enterprise projects and initiatives:  E-mail Forensics / eDiscovery, Active Directory remediation and implementation of Quest ActiveRoles server for IDM, messaging gateways and application servers; Intrusion Detection for the Enterprise.
  • Led the Microsoft SharePoint migration from Portal Server 2003 to MOSS 2007.
  • Lead internal Architect for the Canon Europe N.V. project to migrate all Canon Europe e-mail accounts to Microsoft Exchange 2010 cloud-based solution (BPOS).
Oct 2007Dec 2007

Consultant, Infrastructure Architect

Dean Foods
  • Lead Architect on a team of 5 engineers/architects on the project to migrate the Enterprise Messaging Infrastructure to a co-location hosting facility.
  • Led the migration architecture and design for the server migration solution and participated in the solution design review process.
  • Consulted and coordinated activities with other Infrastructure teams as needed.
  • Ensured infrastructure solutions support business requirements and ensure that solutions meet existing defined standards.
  • Conducted regular meetings with the Business and IT Stakeholders to assist in their understanding of the migration process and to help prepare them for potential issues.
Oct 2006Sep 2007

Consultant, Infrastructure Engineer (Messaging)

Concentra, Inc.
  • Enterprise-level design, architecture and system administration of the Enterprise Messaging Infrastructure.
  • Server administration, network optimization and maintenance of 50+ distributed Windows and Linux Messaging servers.
  • Initiated the project to configure MOM for the Messaging Infrastructure including the BES servers and cross-platform monitoring of the e-mail servers.
  • Built and deployed the BlackBerry Enterprise Servers (BES 4.1) allowing for encrypted mobile messaging for Exchange and Domino.
  • IT Audit and compliance remediation for Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX), GLB and HIPAA.
  • Documented proposals on E-mail Best Practices, capacity planning and growth management, and conducted Infrastructure planning reviews to present findings to Management.
  • Managed the project to integrate Active Directory with the Lotus Domino Directory for messaging co-existence.
  • Collaborated on a joint project with Information Security to select and implement a new messaging gateway solution to address security and compliance issues.
Sep 2005Oct 2006

Consultant, Infrastructure Specialist

Aviall, Inc.
  • Infrastructure engineer responsible for Architectural, Administrative, Security and Implementation functions.
  • Redesigned and upgraded segments of the corporate infrastructure including a partial hardware refresh and software migrations / upgrades.
  • Incident and Change Management for the IT organization including the creation of new processes for the handling of High Incidents.
  • IT Audit and Compliance remediation for Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX).
  • Documented proposals on Infrastructure Best Practices, capacity planning and growth management; conducted Infrastructure planning reviews to present findings to Management.
  • Worked with Information Security to evaluate Intrusion Detection (IDS) and Identity Management (IMS) solutions for the Enterprise. Designed and supervised the implementation of Verisys for the Enterprise.
Oct 2002Nov 2004

Senior Systems Engineer

Triad Hospitals, Inc.
  • Senior Systems Engineer responsible for the migration of the Enterprise messaging environment to a new Data Center in Plano, Texas.  Migrated 31 servers from the Quorum Data Center in Brentwood, TN to the Triad Data Center in Plano, TX.
  • Led the design, implementation and maintenance of the new, post-migration messaging infrastructure. Coordinated the activities with other Infrastructure teams as needed.
  • Documented proposals on Infrastructure Best Practices, capacity planning and growth management, and conducted Infrastructure planning reviews to present findings to Management.
  • Assistance with IT Audit and compliance remediation for SOX and HIPAA.
  • Technical Lead and Architect for the Triad Email Migration project.  Included in the scope was migration of 6,000 Lotus Notes/Domino accounts to MS Exchange and migration of Exchange 2000 to Exchange 2003.

●    Developed and supported the go-live activities when the new messaging Infrastructure was deployed.

Dec 2001May 2002

Consultant, NT Engineer - Service Availability Group

Royal Dutch/Shell IT International
  • System Engineer for Backup and Recovery Management of Shell's Windows server Infrastructure across EMEA.
  • Project Management and solution design for 1600 Windows NT servers across EMEA without Backup Software. Developed a plan to remotely install the software remotely where certain servers were physically inaccessible.
  • Collaborated with the Security Team for Virus Management to devise a similar solution to upgrade the AntiVirus software for all Windows NT servers across EMEA.


Sep 1987Jan 1990

Hampshire College


Creation of proposals, Statements of Work (SOW) and Project Scope Definition Discovery and Assessment documentation for data center migrations Root Cause Analysis documents
ITIL V2 Foundatios and principles
Development and improvement of internal processes and standards for Service Support and Service Delivery
Monitoring tools
Nagios MOM SCOM HP Openview
SAN storage
EMC:  Celerra also Symmetrix, PowerPath, Connectrix NetApp
Backup solutions
Symantec/VERITAS: Backup Exec, Netbackup NetApp: SnapManager, SANscreen CommVault:  Simpana
Active Directory
Deployments AD security GPO Identity Management integration with Lotus Domino directory  
Microsoft Windows servers
Windows server upgrades, migrations, implementations, management, load balancing and clustering on the following versions:   WindowsNT Windows 2000 Windows 2003 Windows 2008
Service Asset and Configuration (SACM)
HP solutions:  uCMDB, DDMi, DDMa, Asset Manager IBM solutions:  ALDM, Tivoli BMC solutions:  Remedy
Virtualization tools
VSM Vmotion PlateSpin Solarwinds
Server virtualization
VMWare:  vCenter, vSphere and ESX / ESXi Microsoft Hyper-V Citrix XenApp
Server migrations
Physical to Physical (P2P) Physical to Virtual (P2V) Virtual to Virtual (V2V)
Data Center migrations
Expert-level design, architecture and planning of Data Center migrations and consolidations. 
Infrastructure architecture and design
Architecture and design of large-scale Enterprise Wintel infrastructures Design, implementation and maintenance of complex solutions across the Enterprise


Quest Notes Migrator for Exchange

Quest Software

IBM Certified Associate System Administrator


IBM Certified System Administrator


MCSE Windows 2000