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Senior Network Engineer

Baxley, Georgia, 31513, United States
August 29, 2017

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Forrest Dean Adams

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Mobile: 912-***-**** Baxley, Georgia 31513 e-mail: EXPERIENCE:

Microsoft Office, Office365, Rapid7 Nexpose, SolarWinds, ManageEngine, AlienVault OSSIM, Cybersecurity

(PCI-DSS, NIST SP 800-53), MPLS and IPSec Virtual Private Networks, SSL Certificates/Private Key Infrastructure (PKI), 802.11b/g/n wi-fi, DNS, DHCP, Network Attached Storage (NAS), Storage Area Networks

(SAN), iSCSI, Server virtualization, VLANs, RIP, OSPF, BGP, Video Conferencing, Voice over IP, SMTP E- mail, Fiber Optics, Barcode Scanning, Power over Ethernet (PoE), IDS/IPS, Exchange Server, Internet Information Server, SQL Server, SharePoint, Network Policy Server, HP Storage Data Protector, McAfee e- Policy Orchestrator, VirusScan, GroupShield, SAP R/3, UPS ConnectShip, CMS GlobalSoft WorldLink, VMware ESXi, vCenter, Snort, Cisco Wireless LAN Controllers and access points, Cisco Routers, Switches, and VPN Concentrators, Dell SonicWall firewalls, HP ProCurve switches, Windows 7/8/10, Windows Server 2003/2008/2012, Active Directory, RADIUS, HP-UX 11i, IBM AIX, Debian and SUSE Linux, Digital Signage Tumi, Inc. 1997-2017

A global brand creating world-class business and travel essentials, Tumi’s products are sold in over 260 stores from New York to Paris, London, and Tokyo. Senior Network Engineer 2004 - 2017

• Tumi project leader for Office365 and Active Directory migration after Samsonite merger

• Led Cybersecurity initiative to achieve compliance with NIST SP 800-53 and PCI/DSS

• Streamlined warehouse distribution process by integrating UPS and FedEx parcel shipping software globally with SAP

• Planned and supervised enterprise backup software integration and upgrades

• Designed, implemented, and managed a global network of branch offices and retail locations

• Managed an annual budget in excess of $500,000 for hardware, software, and services

• Implemented virtual server environments using bare metal hypervisors and iSCSI SANs

• Planned and supervised global MPLS infrastructure

• Managed regional IT network managers in Europe and Asia

• Led global wireless implementations

• Planned and coordinated SAP hardware/server deployment

• Deployed video conferencing solutions worldwide

• Supported external IT audits, vulnerability assessments, and Microsoft licensing audits – no deficiencies in areas supervised

• Designed IP video surveillance system for warehouse distribution area; video was used as evidence in court trial

• Installed and configured back end systems for foreign trade zone (FTZ)

• Designed and managed Active Directory and Exchange Server upgrade

• Established DSL-based VPN connections for more than 150 TUMI retail stores worldwide

Forrest Dean Adams

483 Lackawanna Street

Mobile: 912-***-**** Baxley, Georgia 31513 e-mail: Systems Support Engineer 1997 –2003

• Lead technical integrator of SAP R/3, CRM, and BW systems including network backup and e-mail system.

• Completed MCSE certification through self-study materials and experience, passing all tests on first attempt.

• Upgraded Exchange Server e-mail system and moved from a server in Georgia to NJ without downtime for users

• Supervised Year 2000 remediation for Windows PCs and servers in US and Germany

Southern Computer Works 1996-1997

Creator and distributor of CollectionWorks software for the collections and credit management marketplace

Software Product Manager

GenCorp Vehicle Sealing Division 1995-1996

A leading supplier of vehicle sealing systems, reinforced plastic components for vehicle bodies, and vibration control products

Industrial Engineer

United States Army 1990-1995

Staff Computer Consultant January - June 1995

Battalion Signal Officer 1994 - 1995

Communications Platoon Leader 1991 - 1994

Battalion/Brigade Signal Officer Course October - December 1990 Signal Officer Basic Course May - October 1990


CompTIA Security+, June 2017 (in progress)

ConnectShip, May 2011

Microsoft Active Directory, Summer 2004

SAP Basis Administration, SAP50 and BC360, Summer 2001 Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer, February 2001 Secret security clearance, US Army, 1990-1997


Bachelor of Science, Electrical Engineering with emphasis on Computers and Communications, Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida, 1991. OTHER SKILLS:

Languages – Read/Speak some French, Russian, and German References Available on Request

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