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Summary

Analytical IT professional with proven leadership and communication skills.  Broad, hands-on technical knowledge ranging from design, implementation, and maintaining complete high-availability Windows network domains and disaster recovery site, to server room relocations. Strengths include Windows and Exchange migrations, data maintenance and security, strategic planning and application server implementations.

Highlights

* Network Design & implementation
* Network, TCP/IP, DHCP implementation
* Windows Active Directory
* Network Hardware Troubleshooting
* Penetration Testing using various Linux flavors and tools (eg. Knoppix-STD, Phlak)
* Web-page designing & development, Web-site maintenance
* Virtualization Infrastructures

Hardware

HP & Dell server specialist, LAN/WAN, File and application servers, Storage Arraay, SonicWall Firewalls, Cisco Firewalls, Routers, Hubs and Switches, CSU/DSU, Tape Drives, Network and stand-alone PC's (Desktops and Notebook computers), Apple MacBook Pro, Mac Pro, Video Cards, Mobile devices including Android ICS, iPhones etc,

Software

Microsoft Exchange upto 2010, IIS, MS SQL Server, Web, E-Mail & FTP servers, Citrix Xen servers, CA ArcServe, CA eTrust, BlackBerry Enterprise Server (BES), DHCP, DNS, WINS, TCP/IP, SMTP,  POP3, Optus FACSys, MS Office 2010 and earlier and 2011 for Mac, Symantec EndPoint & BackupExec, Norton Ghost, Adobe Photoshop CS6, Adobe Illustrator,  Internet Explorer 9 and earlier, FireFox, Chrome, Safari, QuickBooks, Quicken, Stuffit, Toast, Cisco Call Manager, Cisco Unity, VMWare vSphere & vCenter, ESX, Dameware NT Utilities, CDN: Akamai, MAS200

Work experience

2012Present

Senior Consultant & Founder

Rezoot Consulting

Rezoot specializes in managing and providing hands-on white glove IT support. Recognized for IT proficiencies and technical capacities within fast-paced, demanding environments. Possesses strong leadership, teaming, collaboration and project/vendor management skills with an ownership-of-issues mentality. We strive to provide high quality service and results while exceeding expectations. 
Rezoot areas of expertise include:

Network Infrastructure Management:
* Establish and maintain networks, servers, and systems by designing, managing, and troubleshooting network problems.
* Provide scheduled network maintenance, address outstanding concerns, and aid with project mgmt. and consulting

Cloud Services Integration and Management:
* Integrate Cloud based services (Google Apps for Business, and Hosted Exchange & Office 365) with existing IT and communication infrastructure
* Integrate off-site storage/backup services (CrashPlan, Mozy, Amazona) 
* Provision Amazon EC2 VM instances to host media streaming servers
* Register and manage domains & DNS using a variety of registrars.

Around-The-Clock Desktop Support:
* Rezoot provides onsite or remote support, monitoring and reporting, delivering bottom line efficiency for your firm.

20092016

Technical Project Manager - NY Region

Dataprise Inc.

* Directly manage a team of certified Network Engineers, serving as technical escalation point and day-to-day engineering team manager
* Serve as primary engineer chiefly or solely responsible for all aspects of the management and administration of multiple, distributed client networks in the New York metropolitan area
* Conduct technology research and selection by strategically choosing from multiple technologies that can be implemented for a particular project, guiding customers to select the best option for each business challenge
* Perform technology cost analysis in determining the true value of a technology investment (e.g., capital expenses, operating expenses) and outline the return on investment and total cost of ownership
* Manage technology-related vendors such as Internet service providers, copy and print vendors, line of business application vendors, and others

20082008

IT Services Manager

NIT CONNECT/HEALTH

* Responsible for managing client projects through the entire life cycles
* Managed a team of network engineers and directed them to appropriate project tasks
* Helped develop internal controls and procedures for client environments to eliminate potential weak areas
* Mentored team members with newer clients and technologies

20052008

Senior Network Engineer / IT Manager

Pokemon USA, Inc.

* Directed the move of the data-center and the corporate headquarters; including server room and cabling design and installation
* Designed and managed the installation of a new Cisco Call Manager system (with Unity messaging); maintained functionality
* Responsible for hiring and training IT staff for helpdesk and development areas.
* Upgraded Exchange 2000 to Exchange 2003; later moved Exchange to a failover, cluster based environment
* Upgraded the infrastructure to Windows Server 2003 (from Win2000); Setup automated login script to manage users and PCs
* Tightened up the active directory domain security by doing penetration audits and starting up group policies
* Managed the main web and 3 email and 2 ftp servers at 3 locations (including the data-center co-loc)
* Worked with Akamai (CDN) to give our site 100% uptime
* Tested new OS and software on virtual machines using Virtual PC and VMWare

20022005

Senior Network Engineer / IT Manager

SHENKMAN CAPITAL MANAGEMENT, INC.

* Create and maintain annual IT budget, including all hardware/software purchases and reporting to senior management
* Setup a Business Continuity Plan and designed and implemented Disaster Recovery servers at backup office servers in Connecticut
* Configured replication of applications, databases and files across WAN
* Monitor network servers and services for integrity and functionality
* Supported, maintained and upgraded Portia (currently version 6.0, portfolio accounting system)
* Setup Active Directory and Windows DNS infrastructure
* Upgraded the domain environment from NT4 to Windows Server 2003, including Exchange 2003 Enterprise
* Design and implement network environment, setup Cisco PIX firewall for LAN security and Citrix Metaframe XP for remote connectivity via VPN
* Setup and monitor a Wide Area Network (WAN) between our 2 offices, which included configuring Cisco routers, PIX firewalls and setting up routing for network packets
* Server maintenance and trouble-shooting including software/hardware upgrades and new additional deployments

19982002

Systems Engineer/Consultant

MONDIAL LIMITED

* Design, plan and implement computer networks
* Create and present proposals for network infrastructure
* Co-ordinate projects for clients
* Perform day-to-day network administration tasks for a multi-platform setup, which included 5 Windows NT file servers, 1 Windows NT Domino server, a SUN UNIX Domino server and a Solaris database test server
* Maintain RAS server for users and clients and monitor the Internet access and web-server access on either side of the firewall.
* Responsible for disaster recovery tests and procedures
* Help our software developers with network assistance, including new software design/development concernsList of Clients includes:

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Carret & Co.:
* Design and implement network environment and setup Cisco PIX firewall for LAN security
* Migrate the whole network from Novell Netware to Windows NT 4.0
* Setup, administered and supported Citrix products, including Meta-frame servers and ICA clients
* Defined and implemented system & password policies, user groups & accounts, user rights, shares and permissions
* Configured and managed Single, Master and Trusted domain models
* Server maintenance and trouble-shooting including software/hardware upgrades and new deployments
* Coordinate and maintain third-party financial services, including ADP and CA

Buckingham Research Group:
* Responsible for process improvement with respect to performance bottlenecks, security holes and high system availability
* Perform network administration of a 3-server environment (including MS-Exchange and FACSys servers)
* Troubleshot even viewer log files, defined backup/recovery procedures, managed software installation & upgrades, researched and deployed new technologies
* Coordinate and maintain third-party financial services, including Bear Stearns, Bloomberg etc.
* Provided on-going end user support for problem solving and troubleshooting, implementing solutions, applications support, defined local, roaming and mandatory profiles, login scripts

Chatfield Dean & Co.:
* Designed and implemented aWindows NT 4.0, 6 domain network environment
* Installed all network components including server, workstation, hubs, switches, cabling, printers etc.
* Implemented TCP/IP, DHCP Server and WINS Server.
* Deployed network printers using HP Jet-Direct hardware and software.
* System performance monitoring and troubleshooting.
* Handled all IT activities in the company such as troubleshooting, repairing, and MIS reports. Network documentation, network enhancement and further development

19941998

Network Administrator

STEVENS REED CURCIO & COMPANY

* Computer Network: Solve network problems and maintain its integrity; trouble-shoot printer problems; maintain remote access service; backups; network wide software/hardware deployment
* Software: Train employees on new software packages (MS Office, Windows 95, Photoshop etc.); help-desk; troubleshoot software glitches and driver upgrades; file conversions between our dual platform network
* Hardware: Order, setup & install new equipment; in-charge of upgrading the machines (e.g. memory, hard-drives, ethernet adapters, modems, sound and video cards, CD-roms)
* Internet: Maintained the company website and email-boxes; periodically suggested upgrades required to keep up-to-date with current technology

Volunteer Positions/Activies

2012Present

Mentor-coach

America Needs You

New York Needs You pairs outstanding first-generation college students with professionals from a variety of industries that serve as their mentors throughout the duration of the 2-year Fellowship program. Mentors are highly accomplished individuals whose success is not merely defined by their professional achievements, but also by their dedication to give back to their communities.

2008Present

Advisor - IT Services

CCCP

Volunteer Installer, Refurbisher and Advisor
* Advising the management commitee as to what technologies to progress with
* In charge of CCCP server installs and maintenance; Refurbish donated computer equipment with a standard build
* Installing equipment to underserved communities and training in the usage of the same

Education

BA

RICHARD STOCKTON COLLEGE OF NJ

* 3.37 GPA general; 3.43 GPA in Accounting* Dean's List - Fall 1991* Reorganized the Accounts and Finance Society, helping students familiarize themselves with the job * Founded Kappa Delta Rho, fraternity, focusing on community services and social activities

Skills

MS Exchange - Implementations & Migrations
Web-server maintenance (expertise in IIS)
Network Design & implementation
Windows Active Directory

Certifications

VMware Certified Professional vSphere 6 DataCenter Virtualization – VCP6

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