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Wappingers Falls, New York, 12590, United States
January 21, 2018

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Nicholas M. Socha

** **** **** *****, ********** Falls, New York 12590


Qualifications Profile

Multifaceted, performance-focused, and highly analytical professional with wide ranging experience in all facets of IT operations

encompassing networking, datacenter, server architecture, and IT administration.

Equipped with strong analytical and strategic planning abilities in troubleshooting computer programs, creating and implementing

effective procedures, and identifying complex issues.

Known for problem-solving and critical thinking skills in evaluating issues, formulating strategic action plans, and resolving

complex situations.

Skilled in leading multi-disciplinary technology programs, new installations, and complex migrations across a range of


Armed with communication and interpersonal aptitudes essential in establishing and maintaining positive working relationships with

key stakeholders.



IT Department Management and Administration

Disaster Recovery

Voice and Data Troubleshooting and Repair

Firewall Management

Domain Configuration and Management

LAN/WAN Network Administration

Electronic Trading Administration and Support

Microsoft Exchange Administration

Symantec / Kaspersky Endpoint protection

Symantec Backup Exec

Veeam Backup and Replication

Professional Experience

Cramer, Rosenthal, McGlynn, LLC, New York, NY

Vice President Information Systems Manager Network Architect Apr 1999–Present

Hold responsibility for the installation, configuration, and maintenance of all servers, workstations, printers, copiers, fax

machines, and all networking equipment such as firewalls, routers, and switches including the following:

Microsoft Windows DFS, Active Directory, WSUS

Microsoft Hyper-V Virtualization

VMware 5.x / 6.x Virtualization

Microsoft SQL Server Administration

Avaya CM4.x Voice System Administration

Cisco Unified Communications System Administration

Cisco Catalyst / Meraki / HP Procurve Switches

LAN/WAN/WiFi Networks

FIX - Electronic Trading Support

Microsoft Exchange 2010

Lotus Domino/Notes 7.x/8.x/9.x

Cisco Ironport E-mail Gateway

Cisco Sourcefire IPS

Cisco ASA Firewall

Barracuda Web Application Firewall

Dell PowerVault ISCSI SAN

Led build out and execution of the firms disaster recovery (DR) center

Own update process for hardware and software systems to ensure smooth operations and keeping abreast with the latest technologies

and security procedures while providing 24/7 support to users and trade desks

Initiate, manage, and maintain vendor and consultant relationships including various financial sector vendors such as Bloomberg,

Thomson Reuters, DTCC, Factset, Russel, and S&P

Career Highlights

Planned and led the migration and build out of the following:

Novell to Microsoft Windows domain as well as the configuration of DNS and DHCP

DR offices in Newark and Iselin

Iselin datacenter to Texas

Nortel phone system to Avaya

Avaya to Cisco Unified Communications

Lotus Domino and Notes to Microsoft Exchange 2010

New data center in new main office

Led efforts in rebuilding core network infrastructure as well as the installation of new core switching, new redundant Cisco ASA

firewalls, and new Cisco Sourcefire Intrusion Prevention System

Drove efforts in the shutdown of branch office and the migration of users and systems to the main office

Functioned effectively as member of the committee, responsible for the continuous development and updating of all Cybersecurity and

IT policies and procedures.

Served as member of the Conversion Team involved with migrating the firms Trade Back Office System from Indata to Advent as well as

the Trade Order Management System from Indata to Charles River

Earlier Career

Transcare, Long Island City, NY

IT Technician


Bachelor’s Degree in Avionics (Aircraft Electronics) - College of Aeronautics


Microsoft Windows Server MS Exchange Server Novell CNA/CNE Microsoft Certified Professional

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