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Active Directory Sales

Oklahoma City, OK
July 01, 2017

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Chuck Gafford

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Oklahoma City, OK 73170

Phone: 405-***-**** Email:


Extensive experience in all phases of system development life cycle. Effectively managed, analyzed, designed and implemented global enterprise products focusing on virtualization, migration, and cloud services. Deployed multi-tier, client-server and cloud infrastructure that encompassed server, storage and other system solutions. Led and mentored teams to reach project goals within deadline an quality standards. Proven success enhancing existing systems with new features and performance improvements resulting in project cost savings ranging from $100,000 to $20 million per annum, utilizing expertise in:

Design\management of cloud systems for Amazon Web Services and Microsoft Azure

Troubleshooting, problem solving and resolution

Operating System, Messaging and other migrations and deployments including AD, Exchange, storage and Linux/UNIX

VMware vSphere and Hyper-V Virtualization including EMC, NetApp, HP and Dell Storage and infrastructure systems

Other Microsoft Systems including SQL, IIS, SCCM/SCOM, Lync and SharePoint Server

Pre-Sales and Post-Sales Consulting and Engineering



MS SQL Server, Oracle, MySQL, AWS Databases

Desktop OS:

Windows 10, Windows 8, Windows 7, Linux


HTTP, SSL, XML ; SharePoint, IIS, Apache


Microsoft Exchange 2016/2013/2010, Lync 2013/2010, Lotus Notes, SharePoint Server and Office 365 with Exchange Online, Lync Online and SharePoint Online


Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure, Windows 2016, 2012, 2008 R2/2008, Office 365, Citrix, Red Hat Linux, SUN Solaris UNIX, Ubuntu Linux, Macintosh

Systems Management:

SCOM 2016/2012/2007, SCVMM 2012/2008, SCCM 2016/2012/2007


EMC Celerra, Centera, CLARiiON, and Symmetrix, NetApp, HP and Dell SANs


VMware vSphere 6x/5x, Microsoft Hyper-V, Citrix XenApp/Citrix XenDesktop


MCSE: Microsoft Azure; MCSE: Office 365; MCSE: Server Infrastructure (Windows 2012), MCSE: Messaging (Exchange 2013), MCSE: Communication (Lync 2013), MCSE: System Center – Private Cloud, MCITP Windows 2008 Enterprise Admin, Server Admin and Exchange Messaging Admin, MCTS, MCT, VMware VCP 5/4, ITIL v3.


CORNERSTONE IT SOLUTIONS LLC, Oklahoma City, OK 2011 – Present

Enterprise Architect

Led cloud migrations with Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure and other cloud services. Completed multiple projects including Windows Server 2012, Active Directory/Exchange and Notes migrations to Exchange 2013/2010 and Office 365. Migrated Box to SharePoint Server 2013; Exchange Hybrid setup with AD FS 2.0 and DirSync servers. System Center setup on SCOM 2012/SCVMM 2012 and Hyper-V.

TEKSYSTEMS GLOBAL SERVICES, Oklahoma City, OK 2015 - 2016

Practice Architect, Network/Cloud/Datacenter Services Practice

Managed and mentored large teams of consultants with extending contracts. Supported complex transformations and bid on multiple million dollar contracts for large businesses. Worked on Office 365 and other cloud/data center projects. Built tailored technical training for multiple Fortune 500 clients.

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DIMENSION DATA 2013 – 2014

Senior Technology Consultant

Led deployment and migration projects on Windows Server 2012, Exchange Server 2013 and earlier versions. Worked with clients on methodologies for moving to Office 365 involving servers/systems and infrastructure. Developed Visio architectural and project plan collateral for successful design for all projects. Worked on pre-sales/post-sales processes, developed/and won new business.

TERRA NOVA CONSULTING for McKesson/US Oncology, Houston, TX Mar. 2011 – June 2011

Datacenter Migration Architect Consultant

Datacenter migration design and planning, consulting on design/deployment of System Center components including System Center Configuration Manager, System Center Operations Manager, Active Directory Windows 2008 R2, and Exchange 2010, RedHat Linux, Solaris UNIX, storage systems (EMC, NetApp, HP), vSphere virtualization, Citrix, OCS/Lync, and other applications/databases.

LEADTHEM CONSULTING, LLC, Damascus, OR 2010 – 2011

Senior Consultant

Virtualization, migration, and consolidation projects including global networks with 10,000+ users including Windows 2008 R2/Exchange 2010 from Notes, GroupWise, Novell NDS, and versions of Exchange 2010 utilizing Quest migration tools in the US, Australia and New Zealand.

Recommendations for virtualized infrastructures including ESX/VMware vSphere 4x/3x.

Migrations and management of systems including Windows 2008 R2/2008/2003, Exchange 2010/20072003, OCS 2007 and other technologies


Lead Migration Engineer for Northrop Grumman for Virginia IT Agency (VITA)

Project lead deploying and supporting migrations from SendMail, GroupWise, NetWare, and legacy AD/Exchange for the Commonwealth of Virginia. Utilized Quest software and management tools to a new centralized Active Directory/Exchange infrastructure resulting in cost savings of millions of dollars. Migrated to a primarily virtualized pair of datacenters for 67,000 user migration.

EMC CORPORATION, Hopkinton, MA 2008 – 2009

Senior Solutions Architect

Designed, deployed and supported virtualization, consolidation and migration projects for global enterprise-class customers such as Bausch & Lomb, Bombardier, Wyeth and other Fortune 500 companies. Utilized Quest migration and other migration tools from both foreign email systems and older versions of Exchange to Exchange 2007, and from multiple operating systems to Windows 2008.

Deployed and achieved cost saving solutions of a range of $100,000 to $500,000 to customers.

Improved business processes which enhanced user experiences and reduced overall operational costs.

Consistently completed projects on-time and within budget with high customer satisfaction levels.

Architected new solutions for customers providing new features and more optimized, efficient platform that either removed legacy systems or upgraded to newer solutions.

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UNISYS CORPORATION, Blue Bell, PA 1999 - 2008

Systems Architect

Designed, deployed and provided troubleshooting for server migration, virtualization and consolidation projects for global Fortune 500 companies and public sector agencies with projected savings of up to $20 million dollars. Led large-scale global organization migration, consolidation, virtualization and new infrastructure deployments. Technologies focused on multiple directory and messaging systems as well as migration to multiple systems including various Microsoft and other solutions.

Architected and delivered successful migration, upgrade, virtualization and consolidation projects, including technical and financial management of projects often valued in the millions of dollars.

Managed teams of technical resources including architects, consultants and third-party resources.


Adjunct Faculty: Columbia University, Temple University, CUNY, University of Baltimore

Trainer: Taught Microsoft, Novell and CompTIA courses at New Horizons, ExecuTrain

Training Developer: Developed hands-on course for Exchange 2010 and video training for Exchange 2013 and Lync 2013

Presenter: Expert Speaker at seminars on Microsoft technology at Microsoft New York City (Midtown), Microsoft Minneapolis, Microsoft Sydney, Microsoft Canberra, Microsoft Melbourne; provided Linux training at Unisys University, Milton Keynes, UK



Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE): Microsoft Azure

Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE): Office 365

Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE): Server Infrastructure

Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE): Messaging (Exchange 2013)

Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE): Communication (Lync 2013)

Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE): System Center – Private Cloud

Microsoft Certified Information Technology Professional (MCITP):

Office 365 Admin, Enterprise Messaging Administrator (Exchange 2007),

Enterprise Administrator and Server Administrator (Windows 2008)

Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS):

Exchange 2007, OCS 2007, Lync 2010, SCCM 2007, SCOM 2007,

SharePoint 2007, Active Directory,

Network Infrastructure and Applications Infrastructure

MCSE+I, MCT (1999-2016)


ITIL Foundations 3x; CompTIA A+, Network+, Security+, CTT+


VMware Certified Professional (VCP) 5x/4x, Windows Hyper-V


Post-Masters Work towards Doctorate in Music Theory, Univ. of North Texas, Denton, TX with Computer Science Relative Field of Study; (two years towards Doctorate completed with 4.00 GPA)

Master’s Degree, Music, University of North Texas, Denton, TX; Teaching Fellow for four consecutive years (completed with 3.89 GPA)

Bachelor’s Degree, Music Education & Applied Music, Hardin-Simmons University, Abilene, TX; Double Major in music education and applied music; cum laude (3.53 GPA and 192 semester hours).

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