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Manager Management

Jacksonville, FL
August 15, 2012

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Ferrell J Gray, II

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Jacksonville, FL 32205



Senior IT Server/Storage/Infrastructure Executive experienced with project management, team

building, partnering, alliance management, program design and implementation.

Extensive experience in team building and accountability

Successfully organized and managed multi-location, international IT teams

Outstanding multiple and simultaneous project management experience.

Success in implementing new hardware and server platforms

Success in implementing new SAN architecture

Extensive experience in infrastructure design

Successful seventeen year track record of vendor management.

Success in managing the conversion of traditional hardware to a virtual VMWARE


Success in planning, implementation, and testing of Disaster Recovery Procedures.

Collaborate with team to effectively coordinate project efforts, incorporating new ideas,

identifying areas of weakness, and locating effective solutions.

Working knowledge of regulatory retention requirements

Outstanding analytical and problem solving abilities.

Excellent communication skills; interact with staff, management, and clients at all levels.

Dependable and diligent professional with solid work ethic.

Self-Motivated, Deadline aware with ability to think out of the box.


Working knowledge of the following:


Dell, IBM, and HP servers


EMC, Hitachi, DataDomain; TSM (Windows), NetBackup


Microsoft Server 2000, 2003, 2003 R2, 2008; Linux SLES 10; Microsoft

Exchange; Citrix XenApp; VMware 3.5 – 4.0; PeopleSoft Financials; IBM

Websphere, Tivoli monitoring, TSM; Active Directory, LDAP; JAVA, Tomcat,

Apache; Microsoft IIS; Microsoft Server 2000, 2005, 2008; MSSQL; IBM

LUW/DB2; EMC, Hitachi, NetApp, and Data Domain storage platforms


Bank of America – Design Team Lead 2011

Managed mobile banking projects

Responsible for compliancy for sensitive client information

Winn-Dixie Supermarkets, Inc. – Infrastructure (Platform Engineering) Manager 2007 – 2011

Responsible for all open systems infrastructure both physical and virtual

Decision maker for new and replacement technologies

Responsible for Platform Engineering team (AIX, Linux, Windows)

Responsible for all open systems SAN and backup equipment

Responsible for design and infrastructure (servers) for three geographically disperse


Responsible for servers in six distribution centers and 520 retail outlets

Responsible for Active Directory, Exchange and Citrix environments

Responsible for DR activities and planning

Streamlined IT operations in 500 stores by implementation new systems and

centralization of redundant systems

Implemented storage capacity upgrade and design

Responsible for regulatory retention and setting policies

Implemented first off-site backup strategy to include data migration by SRDF and IP

Implemented tiered storage program

Responsible for all personnel changes and additions

Publix Supermarkets, Inc. - Infrastructure Manager 2006 – 2007

Responsible for server build team (Windows)

Responsible for all projects concerning SAN and offsite backups

Responsible for implementing data replication for DR

Implemented off-site asynchronous backups with SRDF

Responsible for all projects concerning Financial Gateways (EFT, API)

Bayside Engineering, Inc. - Interim IT Director 2005 – 2006

Responsible for creation of internal IT department

Established IT processes procedures and documentation

Proposed and implemented a multiple server platform

Upgraded operating systems from Server 2000 to Server 2003

Implemented MS Exchange, AutoCAD, MicroStation and Advantage Accounting/HR


Designed and implemented SAN for business and DR.

Global Solutech, Inc. - Corporate Information Officer (CIO) 2003-2005

Formed IT department from the ground up

Established all protocols and methodologies

Responsible for all software development projects either through direct project

management, or daily interface with direct reports.

Oversight of all discovery projects to gather requirements

Responsible for creation or review of project documents including use cases, functional

documents, process and flow diagrams, functional specifications

Leveraged best practices workflows to automate orchestration and provisioning to

decrease costs and improve resource utilization and response time

Managed all procurement, liquidation, and HIPPA compliant data transfer business


Advantage Design Studios, Ltd. - President 1999-2003

Responsible for all business operations

Successful creation of entire IT department of remote and disperse engineers

Responsible for creation of all functional specification for projects

Final decision maker for all infrastructure, networks and storage

J.P. Turner and Associates, LLC – Investment Analyst 1998-1999

Corporate analysis for firm and clients

Stock trading and research

Portfolio management

Business Technologies, Inc. – Operations Director 1994-1998

Managed IT department of remote and disperse engineers

Responsible for functional specification for projects

Final decision maker for all infrastructure, networks and storage


English; Fluent

Spanish; Fluent

French; Advanced, conversational


Available upon request

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