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Nov 2017Present

Sr Network Engineer

Northwestern Mutual

Northwestern Mutual has been helping families and businesses achieve financial security for 160 years. We combine the expertise of our financial professionals with a personalized digital experience and leading-edge technology to best serve our clients.

With $250.4 billion in assets, $28.2 billion in revenues, and more than $1.6 trillion worth of life insurance protection in force, Northwestern Mutual delivers financial security to more than 4.4 million people who rely on us for life, disability income and long-term care insurance, annuities, brokerage and advisory services, trust services, and discretionary portfolio management solutions. The company holds more than $100 billion of client assets as a part of its wealth management company and investment services.

Aug 2013Nov 2017

Systems Engineer


Presidio is a leading IT solutions provider assisting clients in harnessing technology innovation and simplifying IT. Our Digital Infrastructure, Cloud and Security solutions enable our almost 7,000 middle market, enterprise and government clients to take advantage of new digital revenue streams, omnichannel customer experience models, and the rich data insights generated by those interactions. Through 60+ US offices and 2,800 professionals, including 1,600 technical engineers, we are trusted advisers to our clients on a local level while also bringing our national scale and expertise to bear. We have $2.7 billion in annual revenue and are owned by funds affiliated with Apollo Global Management, LLC (NYSE:APO).

Feb 2010Aug 2013

Senior Voice/Data Analyst

BMO Harris Bank/M&I Support Services Corporation

Established in 1817, BMO Financial Group serves more than 12 million personal, commercial, corporate and institutional customers in North America and internationally. M&I Bank was acquired by BMO Financial in 2010.

Nov 1999Jan 2010

Senior Network Analyst

Metavante Corporation/ Fidelity Information Services

Metavante Corporation delivers banking and payments technologies to approximately 8,000 financial services firms and businesses worldwide. Metavante products and services drive account processing for deposit, loan and trust systems, image-based and conventional check processing, electronic funds transfer, consumer healthcare payments, electronic presentment and payment, outsourcing, and payment network solutions including the NYCE Network. Metavante was acquired by FIS in 2007.

Significant Projects at Northwestern Mutual

  • Developed Python scripts for monitoring Juniper and Arista routing and switching infrastructure 
  • Helped redesign and implement AWS and AZURE connectivity through Equinix cloud exchange
  • Piloted Solarwinds for network and application monitoring
  • Currently working on Arista spine leaf vxlan for spanning layer two between data centers 

Significant Projects at Presidio

  • Wireless support engineer for the NFL at Lambeau Field
  • Palto Alto Firewall and VPN deployment for an online retail customer
  • Cisco Socialminer, Contact Center, Communications Manager, Unity Connection, Jabber MRA install for Zelis Payments
  • Cisco IWAN deployment for FYDA Freightliner  and Harvard State Bank
  • Vcenter deployment, migration to virtual of CUCM, Unity Connection and UCCX for Medical College of Wi
  • Cisco Emergency Responder Deployment for Van Dyke Public Schools
  • BGP routing design, Nexus configuration and DMVPN deployment for United Hospital System
  • 2000 phone deploy for University of NC Regional Medical Center
  • Performed several consulting engagements for Solarwinds suite of products

Significant Projects at M&I

  • Project managed, designed, implemented and supported the conversion of 40 branch offices to the Cisco voice platform along with switching and routing infrastructure refreshes
  • Participated in the design and implementation to convert 1200 Nortel phone users at 6 different locations to Cisco Unity Connection
  • Primary support person for two Cisco Enterprise Contact Center call centers with over 100 agents.
  • Administer Calabrio call recording software for the call center
  • Designed a new third party environment with NAT NVI and IPSEC aware VRF’s

  • Designed and implemented a new core routing  and metro Ethernet infrastructure with redundancy for M&I

Significant Projects at Metavante

  • Bristol County Savings Bank: Migrated 15 sites to MPLS, installed new LAN switching equipment. Deployed Cisco Unity 5.01 and Cisco Unified Communications Manager 6.0
  • El Dorado Savings Bank: 33 location MPLS migration, Group Encrypted Transport, Cellular VPN for disaster recovery, distribution layer VRF and ATT Optiman Ethernet MPLS access
  • First Banking Center: Deployed Cisco Call Manager Express and Unity Express to three locations, networked the H.323 gateways across the WAN and migrated 23 locations to MPLS
  • M&I Bank: Provided configuration assistance and support for several years and successfully completed a 388 site MPLS migration
  • Peoples Bank Lynden WA: Deployed Cisco Call Manager 4.1, new LAN switching equipment and MPLS migration for 21 sites
  • TD Bank North: MPLS migration of over 800 Automatic Teller Machines
  • Salem Five Cents Savings: Cisco Call Manager and Unity deployment for 22 locations
  • Other network migrations for Team Bank, First National Bank of Sioux City, Gold Canyon Bank, Capitol One and many others


Skills Summary

  • 20 years of experience working with Cisco equipment
  • Programming: Python, PHP, SQL, REST, Perl
  • Several years experience with Juniper, Palo Alto, Arista and Riverbed equipment
  • As a systems engineer at Presidio I have worked with clients in the healthcare, manufacturing, education, financial and local government sectors
  • In the collaboration field I have done numerous upgrades, migration to virtual appliance, deployments and hardware refreshes for Cisco Unified Communications Manger, Unity Connection, Contact Center Express, Emergency Responder, SIP trunking, Vista Point attendant console, Cisco Attendant console, Social Miner, Jabber IM and Presence and Mobile and Remote Access
  • One of two Solarwinds consultants at Presidio and have assisted customers deploying, NPM, VNQM, VMAN, NCM as well as assisting design, install, configuration, mapping and compliance
  • Recently at Presidio I have shifted focus to primarily the route switch practice and am pursuing the partner certification in Riverbed Steelhead and Cisco Stealthwatch
  • Completed two Cisco IWAN deployments and consulted on a few others along with deploying LiveAction for monitoring
  •  Extensive knowledge of VMware and have done a Vcenter deployment as well as upgrades
  • Primary responsibilities at BMO/M&I involve deploying and administering LAN switching equipment, Wide Area Networks, Cisco Unified Communications Manager, Unified Contact Center Enterprise and Cisco Unity Connection
  • Designed, implemented and provided end user training for fourty M&I branch offices that converted to the Cisco voice platform and worked on the planning and implementation of converting 1200 Nortel users off an end of life Octel voice mail platform to Cisco Unity Connection
  • Designed and deployed cellular VPN's, MPLS networks with up to 400 locations with BGP and OSPF, dual homed Internet connections and large EIGRP networks
  • Experience working with Variphy for monitoring the VOIP network
  • Redesigned and implemented a new core infrastructure at M&I based on Cisco ASR routers
  • Achieved the Cisco Certified Voice Professional certification
  • Extensive experience with most Cisco routing and switching platforms ISR 2800, 2900, 4000, Nexus 7000, 5000, 3000, 3800, 6500, 6800
  • Deployed hundreds of inter corporate point to point frame, VPN, ATM pvc connections to facilitate connectivity for customers to Metavante Banking applications
  • Tier three support for Metavantes network operations center, with over 4200 active network nodes
  • Worked with Juniper Network equipment on MPLS VPN, VRF's, Network Address Translation, OSPF and BGP
  • Experience with Fluke products, Infinistream sniffers, Linux and Windows