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Director of IT

Chicago, Illinois, United States
January 09, 2018

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Amphenol Fiber Optics Products Lisle, IL May-September 2017

Interim Director, IT Operations (via Robert Half Technology)

Provided leadership and strategy of the IT Department supporting the manufacturing, ERP, and development divisions for fiber optic products during a transitional period. Directed four IT administrators and analysts based in China & Mexico in strengthen the direction for IT and infrastructure services. Also, oversaw and reviewed all SOX requirements and audits on a quarterly basis pertaining to IT in three nations.


Conducted a successful IT audit of all Amphenol FOP network, Macola ERP software, and infrastructure systems to adhere and maintain SOX requirements as required by the Amphenol Corporate Office in CT.

Developed a project plan for the IT Manager to upgrade laptop and tablet software for all Amphenol FOP beginning in October 2017.

Worldwide Material Handling Products Will County, IL September 2016-March 2017

Acting Director of Information Technology (via Robert Half Technology)

Responsible for the alignment and strategy of the IT Department supporting a sales and warehousing firm of wire mesh products. Directed a group of 5 IT specialists, MSPs, and engineers in building a new direction for IT.

Evaluated all corporate technology strategies and assets through implementation and development for all employees for execution and production.

Built an IT support standard for the firm. This model included the addition of missing skills and evaluation of a managed services provider that has led to insourcing of some functions which were previously outsourced.

Planned and executed a strategic budget forecast, multi-year infrastructure and compliance project objectives along with VAR reviews, identifying the IT supply vendors who will be consistent partners creating and development a procurement process for IT.

Initiated and developed strategic plans to upgrade MS Dynamics CRM and NAV MS Dynamics from older versions to a current robust version to support the five-year forecast for business growth and expansion.


Directed the migration of Office 2010 to Office 365 Online for all users in December 2016.

Oversaw & planned the successful migration from an on-premise Exchange Server 2007 environment to a hosted Exchange 2016 version in November 2016.

Developed a five-year IT budget and project plans to invest in long-term infrastructure upgrades and support expansion of the business’s six office locations.

Guided the transformation of the business’s SharePoint 3.0 platform to the SharePoint 365 version in November 2016 resulting in a partnership between the Sales and Marketing teams at WWMH.

Implemented a disaster recovery and business continuity plan for the business’s two main locations (suburban Chicago and suburban Los Angeles).

TOMS King Services LLC Crystal Lake, IL August 2014-April 2016

IT Infrastructure Manager

Oversaw the development of enterprise applications for the implementation and improvement of common business systems designed to address business needs for 3200 employees at 107 BK restaurants in five states.

Configured and managed all networks (local and wide-area) within the operation to meet business requirements.

Managed and supervised a staff of five regarding infrastructure aspects to provide maximum uptime, current maintenance, disaster recovery process and plan, maintaining PCI-DSS Compliance 3.0/3.1 status, securing a robust VPN environment, and a stable Wi-Fi environment for restaurant employees and consumers.

Maintained multiple data centers & administer Active Directory, Windows Server 2012, VMware vSphere 5.1, MS Dynamics 2013, SharePoint 2007/16, Dell SonicWall, and MS Exchange 2010/16 servers. Also manage all IT assets (hardware & software) for the entire firm.

Served as Vendor Manager for technology and telecom services for the entire firm resulting in cost savings for telecom and improving asset management for IT developments for 2014 & 2015.

Also jointly responsible for Corporate and Restaurant IT Budgets, working with the CEO and Director of Finance & Technology to determine the best usage of discretionary dollars and multiple-year IT capital spending projects.

Oversaw the migration and maintenance of the common application infrastructure systems (upgrading Vista to Windows 7 on Dell desktops) used across the 107 franchise organization in five states.

Configured and managed company Dell SonicWall switches, firewalls, & VPN concentrators.



Achieved a domain migration of AD and member servers from a 10+ year old domain to a newer domain less than a year old in October 2014. Also, upgraded and migrated all servers from Windows Server 2003/08 to Windows Server 2012 in November 2014.

Implemented and expanded the VMware vSphere 5.1 Datacenter for the Corporate Center in January 2015.

Introduced and developed the Corporate Help Desk online ticket center technology from the ground up in January 2015.

Implemented a cloud-based anti-virus protection rollout for all corporate and restaurant PCs during the Fall 2015 period.

Directed the migration of Office 2010 to Office 2016 for all users and restaurant desktops in January 2016.

Oversaw & planned the migration from a hosted Exchange Server 2010 to a hosted Exchange 2016 email environment in February 2016.

Completed integration of 48 recently acquired Mid-Atlantic restaurants' IT systems into the TOMS King Services' network infrastructure between May 2015 & March 2016.

Randstad Technologies Chicago April 2012-January 2013

IT Security Analyst (Consultant)

Analyzed and reviewed CNA Insurance’s VPN F5 Networks FirePass security logs from multiple types of network devices to determine what was normal activity and identifying anomalies.

Conducted risk assessment analysis (mobile and desktop devices, browser types, and IP addresses) by remote users and IT consultants used at CNA Insurance’s VPN Networks in Chicago and Aurora, IL at the behest of the IT Director of Compliance.

Henderson Global Investors Chicago June 2006-August 2011

IT Technical Analyst & Project Lead

Analyzed and resolved technical problems for servers. Served as Project Manager on long-term infrastructure upgrades and new projects notably security log event management on Windows servers, Windows Server Security Update projects, and file auditing management on Active Directory and multi-domains. Provided network documentation and guidance to IT staff and clients regarding new projects and designs. Acted as Asset Manager overseeing all IT assets including licenses for both USA offices (Chicago, Hartford). Determined and resolved network production problems as required. Conducted technical research and conferences on network upgrades and components to determine feasibility, cost, time required, and compatibility with current systems notably the EMC SAN in Hartford. Monitored & Administered VMware 3.5/4.0 virtualization on web and test servers.

Served as Disaster Recovery Lead for annual disaster recovery/business continuity plans and tests for the US sites regarding business continuity and data recovery.

Supervised all data backup and disaster recovery operations using Symantec (Veritas) NAS Backup Exec and SunGard i365 cloud computing online software.

Managed and monitored Windows 2000/2003/2008, Exchange 2003/2007, BlackBerry Enterprise Servers 4.0/5.0, and Citrix Presentation/MetaFrame/Xenapp servers as an in-house consultant from 2006 to 2008.

Conducted IT audits on LAN systems and compiled technical recommendations to Henderson's IT team on improving its operations for the Chicago and Hartford offices.

Recommended and installed security event information management tools (SolarWinds, LANdesk, & Spiceworks) on Active Directory and updated server patch management upgrades via WSUS to enhance compliance with Sarbanes-Oxley, SEC, GBLA, & ISO Framework 27002 regulations protecting financial data in the markets.

Oversaw new projects at Henderson regarding implementation of file & folder auditing tools, e-mail archiving, and a stable Disaster Recovery process.


Team Project Lead (Consultant)

Directed 16 systems engineers on converting Charter One Bank network operations into the Citizens Bank Network at more than 400 branches in Chicago, Detroit, Toledo, and Cleveland. Installed HP servers with Windows 2003 Server and replaced 3com switches and routers with Cisco routers and switches.

Developed plans to migrate IBM Net Vista PCs from Windows 98 to Windows XP.

Conducted performance reviews of staff, provided advice on technical matters, and promoted teamwork on projects.

Served as Team Lead for AT&T laptop refresh rollouts at AT&T offices in Lisle and Chicago.


Windows Server Consultant

Configured and built HP ProLiant ML 310 Windows 2003 Small Business Servers for Chicago-area not-for-profit agencies storing software programs, print servers, and files for 50 users. Installed Wireless Access Points and Sonicwall firewall to enhance network usage and security.

NETCOM, INC Wheeling, IL 2004

IT Manager

Directed a staff of five with planning and implementing new server, database, and PC operating systems. Revised and implemented corporate IT security, email, and internet usage policies for a 125 user manufacturing plant. Enacted the beginning stages of installing ERP software to improve cost control and business development for plants in Wheeling, Beijing, and Athens, Greece. Designed plans to upgrade the server operating system from NT to Windows 2003.

Converted e-mail operations from Pegasus to Exchange 2003 providing added capacity and security for users.

Directed the activities of subordinates, fostered their professional development and growth, provided advice and counsel on technical matters, and promoted teamwork and cooperation.

CRIMSON PRECISION, INC Chicago 2002-2003

LAN Manager

Directed IT functions of the Alcoa, Inc executive headquarters in Chicago. Administered LAN/WAN, voice, and A/V operations. Provided server administration for 95 executives improving productivity in a W2K/AD environment. Also conducted vendor management by ordering all IT equipment and services for Alcoa staff.

Oversaw relocation of Alcoa Office from St. Charles, IL to Chicago in April 2002 enabling increased production by enhancing network capacity for video, voice, and data operations.

SIEMENS ICN Rolling Meadows, IL 2001

IT Administrator

Administered LAN/WAN operations in Chicago, St. Louis, and Rolling Meadows. Managed Windows, web, and SMS servers at those sites. Implemented SLA standards using Remedy track-caller to resolve and reduce the volume of outstanding trouble tickets regarding software and hardware issues.

Implemented Veritas Backup Exec software on NT servers to preserve and enhance data integrity as well as improving data storage capacity on Dell PowerEdge 2300 servers.

US HOST, INC Chicago 2000


Assisted with configuration and management of NT/2000 client and web servers. Administered Exchange servers on Windows platforms and provided support on IIS 4.0, Cold Fusion 4.0, SQL Server 7.0 and Proxy servers.


IT Manager

Managed NT & Novell operating systems used by 100 executives inside a non-profit trade association regarding data and network security. Oversaw LAN/WAN administration, email & voice communications.

Converted e-mail operations from Lotus Notes to MS Exchange 5.5 providing added capacity for users. Managed user accounts on Exchange and Active Directory.

Conducted asset management including all IT documents, hardware, and software purchases and leases.


Attended the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville, 1982-1986 Studied Mathematics.

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