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Manager Project

Location:
Lebanon, Pennsylvania, United States
Posted:
March 13, 2018

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Richard P Funk

**** ***** *****

Lebanon, PA ****2

Home: 717-***-****

Cell: 717-***-****

Office 610-***-****

Email: ac4sst@r.postjobfree.com

SUMMARY

I am a business-minded IT leader with over 25 years of experience in a variety of technical and leadership roles. I am passionate about enabling and empowering people, processes, and technology in a way that facilitates organizational success.

RELEVENT EXPERIENCES

Comprehensive knowledge of:

IT Infrastructure and hosting solutions.

Storage Area Networks, Data and Telephony Networks, Email, Relational Databases, Servers and Operating Systems, and Infrastructure Architecture

Business principles and techniques of administration, organization, and management to include an in-depth understanding of the key business issues that exist in IT Infrastructure and Support.

Adoption, implementation and continuous improvement initiatives based on ITIL.

Disaster Recovery analysis and implementation for the purposes of Business Continuity.

Hosting IT solutions for a multinational (global) customer base.

Proven skills in:

Planning and organizing

Management and leadership

Cost containment

Effective written and verbal communication

Demonstrated ability to:

Set and manage priorities

Relate to all levels of the user community

Translate technical language for less technical audiences

Link and apply complex technologies to business strategies

Motivate and educate employees, peers and other colleagues

Comprehend, manage through and educate others on complex technical subjects

Plan, implement and support systems in a complex and fast paced software environment

FAMILIAR TECHNOLOGIES

SAN (EMC, Compellent (Dell),IBM, NAS)

Database (MS SQL Server)

Windows (Server, Desktop)

Linux/Unix (HP, Solaris, RHEL, AIX, SUSE)

LAN/WAN (Cisco, F5, MPLS, NEXUS)

Virtualization (VMWare)

Email (Exchange, Lotus Notes, cloud based MS Office 365)

Remote Desktop Administration Apps

Monitoring (Solarwinds, Nagios)

Backup and Recovery (NetBackup, DataDomain, Commvault)

Mobile Device Management (iOS, Android)

Security (PCI compliance 2.0, Firewalls, Data Center, User

WORK HISTORY

2014 to Present

(C&S) Associated Wholesaler's, Inc. (AWI) is a cooperative food distributor organized to provide flexible distribution and retail services that promote the growth and profitability of its member retailers.

Manager – IT manager.

My current duties include managing a team of 11 team members located across Pennsylvania and New Jersey. I direct the daily operations of the Desktop, Server, Network and Storage teams to provide business critical support in a 24/7 work environment. I am responsible for determining future technologies and up and coming trends to keep the business operating at peak efficiency.

Developed a technology plan for IT that included Desktop technology, Storage, Servers, applications and Operating Systems.

Provided guidance to the facilities department on best practices for Data Center facility requirements (power, cooling, raised floor management, change implementation, physical security, etc.).

Build a solid team of IT professionals that is flexible to quickly bend to the ever changing IT demands to meet core business needs

Assist the IT Director in budgeting / forecasting for upcoming projects for the fiscal year.

Provide direction to all staff on a daily bases

Responsible for weekly status reports to upper management.

Drive the IT direction of the company

1998 to 2014

For nearly a century, Book-of-the-Month, Columbia House, Doubleday, and our 21 enthusiast clubs have represented the largest media club businesses in the U.S. we are an innovative media businesses positioned at the intersection of ecommerce, content, and online communities.

Manager – IT Operations and Support, Direct Brands Inc.

Responsible for connectivity, support and hosting of applications and IT infrastructure. Liaison between Direct Brands and our off shore outsourcing IT functions.

Developed a technology plan for IT that included Desktop technology, Storage, Servers, applications and Operating Systems.

Implemented a Data Center consolidation plan for collapsing multiple locations into one data center.

Implemented a virtual infrastructure across all locations resulting in $1M savings

Reallocated IT resources to ensure optimized delivery of services and support for our customers.

Negotiated maintenance agreements savings of over $36K per year in less than 6 months

Provided guidance to the facilities department on best practices for Data Center facility requirements (power, cooling, raised floor management, change implementation, physical security, etc.).

Worked closely with upper management on right sizing the business and reducing the 2014 budget from $24M to $6M

Reduced the number of service impacting incidents focusing the team on the principles of ITIL and root cause analysis.

Build a solid team of IT professionals that is flexible to quickly bend to the ever changing IT demands to meet core business needs

1995 to 1998

TE Connectivity (AMP Inc.) is a technology leader in the world’s fastest growing markets, helping connect power, data and signal in everything from automotive and aerospace to broadband communications, consumer, energy and industrial applications.

Team lead for the Harrisburg Campus, Amp Inc.

Developed a technology plan for implementing standards across the campus for IT that included Desktop technology, Servers, Operating Systems and hardware platforms.

Responsible for evaluating new technologies and determining hardware, software needs

Provided training on newly implemented IT technologies to other IT departments.

I was sent to North Carolina to improve the business relationship with the AMP facility personal and to align core business methods and technologies.

Project manager for migration all servers from Novell to Microsoft Windows NT.

EDUCATION AND CERTIFICATES

Thompson Institute Majored in Computer Science and Computer Programming 1988

Certified VMware Professional

Numerous team building classes



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