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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.


* 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


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,


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


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.


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


IT Services Manager


* 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


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


Senior Network Engineer / IT Manager


* 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


Systems Engineer/Consultant


* 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:


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


Network Administrator


* 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



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.


Advisor - IT Services


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




* 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


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


VMware Certified Professional vSphere 6 DataCenter Virtualization – VCP6