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Office Project Manager

Paterson, New Jersey, United States
January 25, 2018

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John Meredith Langstaff

*** *** ****** ***, *********, New Jersey



With a BS in Computer Science, vast and broad experience of Personal Computers, the systems around them, Users, Techs and Technocrats seeking a position of leadership for service to an esteemed organization.


COMPUPRO SERVICES, INC. Ft. Lauderdale, FL,, October 1991–Present Business Owner

Architected, Upgraded and Supported office computing environments including network topology, LAN cabling, servers, backup systems, workstations, software, connectivity, security, disaster continuity and documentation. Assembled and Supervised teams for projects. Negotiated with vendors. Researched and Advised on technologies such as printing, virus attacks, group faxing, VOIP Telephony and intra-office messaging.

Established and managed cloud based systems (Amazon Certified). Transitioned bespoke server loads to Cloud Services. Created cloud configurations for various CRM and SQL applications, Quickbooks, Laserfiche, PortfolioCenter, and with Microsoft software: SQL Server, Active Directory Domain Controller, Single Sign-On (SSO) Federation Server, Terminal Services Host, and Application Server.

Converted strained businesses to strongly growing businesses with organization and data sharing applications.

Evangelized Best Practices, Normalized Data, rigorous backup and thorough project planning to achieve 100% project completion and enormous customer approval. Oldest client is 22 years with CompuPro Services.

Isolated server applications with VMware ESX and vSphere. Improved allocation of server hardware resources. Created test environments for new and updated software.

Programming with .Net C#, VB, SQL & FoxPro. Project types included middle-ware, utilities and line-of-business.

Improved user experience and server operations by scripting with VB-Scripts and PowerShell.

Diagnosed and Recovered failing computer environments. Created disaster recovery & continuation plans.

Expert witness services for Latham & Watkins; Strauss, Schomber & Williams; Law Offices of Lee Anne LeBlanc.

Clients include: Meg Green & Associates; The New World Symphony; Latham & Watkins LLP; Oncology Hematology Group of South Florida P.A.; Sunbeam-Oster; Kenny, Nachwalter, Seymour, Arnold, Critchlow & Spector, P.A..

BARCLAYS BANK PLC New York, NY April 1991 – September 1991

Assistant Vice-President, Project Manager

Managed PC Local Area Network projects for groups within the bank.

Worked with Department Heads, Managers, and End Users to determine needs and plan department upgrades.

Coordinated Research & Development, Purchasing, Technicians and Users to manage project implementations.

Organized Barclay’s legal department files. Selected and Implemented a document management solution.

LAZARD FRÈRES & CO. New York, NY August 1988 – March 1991

Network Specialist

Researched Designed and Developed Lazard’s first 140 node Novell Local Area Network.

Created a comprehensive Human Resource Management Database System to replaced mainframe HR operations. Brought data access directly to the desktops of people in the departments that needed that information. .

Traveled to London to resolve the “YENGH’ computer ‘virus’ attack. Saved the firm over 100 thousand files.

Wrote C language programs to share network printers simultaneously from Novel and Banyon networks. Saved the firm from affording duplicate printers, supplies and office space.

Created a standard workstation configuration for the M&A banking group. Worked with consultants and vendors to design the which was adopted firm-wide. Specification included conversion and user training procedures.

MICROSOFT CORPORATION New York, NY September 1987 – August 1988

Systems Engineer

John Meredith Langstaff

281 Van Winkle Ave, Hawthorne, New Jersey



Languages: Microsoft C#, Visual Basic, PowerShell, VB-Script, C.

Database Languages: SQL, Transact-SQL, SimpleDB.

Libraries & APIs: .NET, Amazon AWS (EC2, SNS, SQS, S3, Route53, SimpleDB), Exchange, MAPI, Office, Commence.

Operating Systems: Windows, Linux, DOS, Mac OS X, Netware.

Virtualization: Amazon EC2, Microsoft Azure, VMware.

Hardware: Windows PCs – Designed PCs and Servers at component level. Manufactured (OEM).

Ethernet – Cabling most topologies and mediums. Wi-Fi and Broadband setup.

Routers – DD-WRT Buffalo and other routers.

Storage – RAID Controllers, Intel RST with SSD, NAS.

Communications Software: TCP/IP, DNS, FTP, OpenVPN, SMTP, Exchange Server, MAPI, Outlook.

Document Processors and Editors: MS Office, MS Visual Studio, vim, Emacs.


Meg Green & Associates: Designed, implemented and managed infrastructure as-a-service replacement for six servers: Commence CRM, PortfolioCenter, Laserfiche, Active Directory, MS-SQL, MS Federation Server. Established Cloud to ground synchronization of documents and large data files. Established perpetual readiness of business continuity cloud-based facilities. Designed and implemented a Client Relationship Management (CRM) system based on the Commence CRM, resulting in a dramatic increase in ability to handle more clients. Wrote Middleware connecting CRM to portfolio management systems enabling much simpler end user experience and compliance reviews. Integrated eMail into the CRM.

Meg Green & Associates: Established document imaging system with Laserfiche and a certified consultant. Moved that multi-server system to Cloud. Reduced color resolution of scans to improve performance.

City Theatre & Actor’s Theatre of Louisville: Wrote Visual Basic SQL database application managing thousands of script submissions and reviews. Enabled teams of reviewers to quickly determine what fifteen plays from hundreds of submissions would be produced.

Ticket Defense Team: Designed and implemented automation of their entire business system. This multi-user FoxPro application managed the firm’s vehicular moving violation defense cases, handling client information, document generation, accounts receivable, docketing and case disposition records. Generated mailings from county citation records. Result: Positively restructured their business.

Seeshow Ltd.: Co-wrote design specification for photo sharing Mobil App intended for children and families. Wrote RFP for software development and interviewed candidates. Designed cloud infrastructure for hosting. Created detailed pricing model in Excel to show costs as the system scaled up and down.

Association For Fitness in Business: Wrote dBase application to track and bill membership dues. Handles membership tracking and reporting, accounts receivables, billing and mailing labels.

Home Nutrition Services: Redesigned and developed the prototype system currently in use. Tracked homebound patient’s home medical requirements. System managed prescription medication records, medical supply delivery schedule, doctor information, patient referral source, commissions and accounts receivables. Generated Total Parenteral Nutrition (TPN) re-orders.

Office Bookie Systems: Modified client’s customized appointment book generator. Office Bookie sold custom appointment books for physician group practices.

Lazard Frères & Co. : Architected Lazard's companywide local area network strategy. Network grew to include over 60 workstations, 8 file servers, asynchronous communications support, remote access, backup systems, and SEC compliant security. 401K Plan optimization: program enable maximum contributions allowable. Wrote entire human resource tracking system: enabled user’s direct access to information instead of reliance on remote mainframe office.

Webster and Sheffield: Analyzed document production and designed New York office local area network, file server, printing systems, and document backup methods.


• B.S., Computer Science, RUTGERS UNIVERSITY

• Accounting, Tulane UNIVERSITY

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