IT Professional with over twenty five years of experience in IT infrastructure, network/systems design, management and engineering positions. I have worked in high-visibility IT Operations Management, Pre Sales Engineering, and Network/System Architect roles for organizations across diverse industries and have spent the past several years of my career consulting with clients on optimizing their network, server, wireless, and application infrastructures and cloud environments. Proficient with Microsoft Windows (server & desktop), Linux, Mac OS, iOS.
In twenty five years of work with steadily increasing responsibilities, I have delivered value for clients and employers as a trusted advisor, and as a hands-on network resource on dozens of platforms and technologies.
NTTData Services, Plano,Texas
January 2013 - November 2018
Senior Principal Consultant
Responsible for providing clients with network assessments, high and low level design documents, and bills of material. Provided Pre Sales Engineering on multiple projects, delivering high level design suggestions, proof of concepts, bills of material, client guidance, and subject matter experience to client senior management positions. Worked with Project Management to define Statement of Work (SOW), project schedule, and technology tracks, including staffing workloads, for numerous client engagements. A few of the higher profile engagements include:
Stanford Children’s Hospital - Managed team of engineers and provided hands-on expertise for new hospital wing technology design and rollout of infrastructure, wireless, and wide area networking based on Multi-protocol Label Switching (MPLS) and Internet based protocols (BGP). Also provided guidance to client senior management for new infrastructure technologies and methodologies. Cisco Nexus 9500 ACI, Nexus 7000, ISR 3850, ASR 1000 and 9000 routers, 5500 WCD, AP3802, Unified Communications Manager, Dynamic Multipoint VPN (DMVPN), Cisco Digital Network Architecture (Cisco DNA – on ASR and ISR routers), InfoBlox (DNS, DHCP, IPAM).
Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport – Responsible for developing a hybrid on-premises/Cloud data center architecture incorporating containers and virtual machines for airport operations. Architecture included secure cloud access, local switching and routing, and circuit provisioning for Direct Internet Access (DIA) using multiple diverse carriers. Cisco Nexus 7000, 3850, 5500 WCD, AP3802, ASA5525-X, F5 BigIP, AWS, Azure, NetBrain (for network discovery).
Patterson Medical – Provided Pre Sales Engineering, delivering high level design, bill of materials, along with infrastructure guidance. Produced design specifications and low level design, provided implementation of multi-campus network, including switching, routing, security, and wireless. Also installed and configured VMWare ESX along with Microsoft Server, Active Directory, and Radius virtual machines for user and infrastructure management.
Cisco 3850 (stacked), 3650, ASA5525-X, Meraki MR42, ISR4451, Cisco C-220 servers, VMWare 6.5, Cisco/OpenDNS Umbrella to identify targeted attacks in the cloud, protect against Advanced Persistent Threats (APT ) and provide advanced malware protection (AMP), Intelligent WAN (IWAN – Cisco SD-WAN) with Performance Routing (PfR), Ansible (network automation), SolarWinds (network management)
Tufts Health Plan – Responsible for creating a future state network design. Created an updated Disaster Recovery profile where disaster recovery sites are in geographically distinct locations. Defined network edge policies, replacing Provider-aggregatable (PA) IP addressing with Provider-independent (PI) IP addressing.
Tennessee Farm Bureau – Provided Pre Sales Engineering, delivering high level design, proof of concept mockup, bill of materials, and timeline for reengineered enterprise infrastructure at TFB headquarters in Columbia Tennessee. Worked closely with CEO and CIO to advise on current industry best practices for infrastructure and security, while also providing feedback on network staffing strengths and weaknesses. Produced design specifications and implemented the installation of security infrastructure and policies for client data center, redesign of enterprise network, eliminating large broadcast zones and sub-optimal network response/security. Cisco Nexus 5000, Nexus 2248, ASA5525-X, AP3800, 3650, 3750-X (stacked), InfoBlox (DNS, DHCP, IPAM)
Wilton Industries - Responsible for assessing Wide Area Network design and developing a updated Multi-protocol Label Switching (MPLS) architecture for domestic and international locations for Wilton Industries. The architecture included updated routing, security, and switching devices to update the network to current best practice standards. Develop routing standards utilizing BGP and EIGRP throughout the network. Cisco ISR4451, Nexus 5000, ASA5525, 3750-X (stacked)
HempsteadGroup Consulting & Design
July 2010 - January 2013
Provided network, server, SAN and wireless solutions for business ranging from start-ups to Fortune 500 companies. In the process, provided Pre Sales Engineering, Sales support, design, and implementation support services for large and small businesses typically in the central New Jersey area. Responsibilities included:
●Design and implementation of co-located data centers.
●Design, implementation, and management of enterprise converged voice/data networks.
●Design and implementation of VMWare and KVM based virtual servers used for hosting services, Active Directory services and IP telephony services.
●Design and implementation of VoIP telephony systems based on Cisco Unified Communications.
●Manager, Asterisk, FreeSwitch and sipXecs. Designs include voice processing, SIP gateways, Session Border Controllers, SIP proxy servers, network quality of service (QoS), voice VLANs, SIP.
●Design and implementation of wireless backhaul and access points for campus-wide deployments.
Johnson & Johnson
April 2011 - August 2011
Project Manager (contract through HempsteadGroup)
Project Manager coordinating network engineering efforts with J&J business groups and external vendors such as Verizon Business. Also managed and provided engineering support for regional Cisco switching upgrade designed for greater bandwidth and alleviating cost constraints. Provided technical leadership on various enterprise infrastructure projects.
May 2006 - July 2010
Network Integration/Pre Sales Engineer
Technical liaison to Internet Service Provider clients, Pre Sales Engineering, and local (New York, NY) Engineering Manager for a global behavioral targeting online advertising provider. During this time, my Pre Sales Engineering responsibilities included acting as a trusted advisor, providing high level design documentation, and coordinating proof of concept trials for domestic business partners. Design and implementation responsibilities included:
●Customized Linux based solution for advertising. Installation of Linux servers, customized solutions for client infrastructure.
●Design and implementation of network solutions to integrate Phorm’s infrastructure into Phorm’s ISP clients’ networks.
●Assisted in development of Phorm platforms, and in on-site installations around the world.
General Dynamics - Naval Surface Warfare Center
February 2005 - April 2006
Designed and implemented core and edge networks along with Fiber Optic Cable Plants for the Hull, Machinery and Equipment (HM&E) program on Nimitz Class Aircraft Carriers.
WAM!NET - Navy Marine Corps. Intranet Program
October 2002 - December 2004
Base Network Operations Manager
Managed Navy/Marine Corps Intranet (NMCI) Base Network Operations and Implementation staff of 25 CCIE/CCNA level engineers in design, implementation, and support of the Cisco based LAN/WAN/MAN architecture for all US Navy and Marine Corps. installations in Pennsylvania. Provided leadership, along with design and operations input when necessary. These installations supported network and server platforms for Active Duty and and Reserve forces for both the Navy and Marine Corps.
Merrill Lynch - US Private Client Group
May 1997 - September 2002
Assistant Vice President - Network Architecture
Developed network architecture and designs for data and voice projects in the US Private Client and Global
Infrastructure Services organizations. Lead architect in ML VoIP (Cisco Call Manager) and global load balancing (Cisco Local Director and F5 LTM) initiatives. Developed design and implementation plans for an 8000-seat campus and 30,000 seat retail branch office networks.
Entex (Formerly FCP+)
October 1994 - May 1997
Consulting Engineer/Project Manager
Provided Pre Sale engineering solution designs and product selection for client IT infrastructure projects (North East Cooridor area) along with overall project management for Fortune 500 clients.
Standard & Poors
September 1990 - September 1994
Senior Systems Engineer
Responsible for the design, implementation and management of all Banyan Vines Network Operating System servers, along with network infrastructure (16Mbps Token-Ring, shared 10 BaseT Ethernet, switched 10/100 Mbps Ethernet) for all domestic and international corporate offices on four continents.
Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation
June 1989 - September 1990
Managed a Banyan VINES and Token-Ring network consisting of ten Banyan Vines servers and one hundred fifty IBM 8228 Token-Ring Multistation Access Units in NJ corporate office and field networks.
Pennco Technical Institute, Bristol PA
[A.S. Electronic Engineering Technology - 3.2 GPA]
Cisco - ICRC/ACRC - 1988
Cisco - Enterprise Voice over Data - 1989
American Management Association - Certificate of Completion Project Management
United States Air Force - Basic Electronics School, Lowry AFB, Denver CO.
United States Air Force - Ground Station Maintenance School, Defense Meteorological Satellite Program/Defense Satellite Program, Lowry AFB, Denver CO.