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Network Engineer Engineering

Monroe, OH
October 17, 2018

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Cincinnati, OH


A top-performing Network Engineering Leader with 10 years of experience supporting Enterprise clients. A skilled leader and mentor comfortable managing teams supporting enterprise clients in diverse LAN, WAN, Telecommunications and IT enterprises. Extensive domain expertise in environments which require 99.9% uptime. Proven ability to take on complex data center consolidation projects and create processes and procedures that optimize the delivery of support services that meet or exceed SLA requirements. Expert in root cause analysis with the proven ability to quickly and accurately resolve a broad range of customer issues while maintaining consistent network and application performance. Heavily invested in professional development holding CCNP and CCDP certifications.


Engineering Team Leadership


Root Cause Analysis

Project Management

SLA Performance Management

Cost Containment Strategy

Network Performance Monitoring

Cisco Firepower

Application Delivery

Problem Resolution

Data Center Consolidation


Vendor Management

DR and Business Continuity Security Posture

Silver Peak SDWAN

Enterprise Clients

ServiceNow, ITIL

DDOS Mitigation

Solarwinds, NPM, NCM

Installation and Deployment

Trusted Client Advisor

Internal Audits

Load Balancing F5



Manager of Network and Telecom

Overall responsibility for the Network Engineering Department

Skilled hands on technical support leader with demonstrated root cause analysis skills able to facilitate customer communication and problem resolution.

Expertly hire and structure a network engineering department able to maintain a

99.99% uptime by providing the team with cross training on all technologies, services, and network design leading to efficient performance that exceeds ITIL SLA requirements.

Lead and trained the network team as a managed service for the 30+ Dover companies, defining configuration standards, backups, administration management, and monitoring.

Developed a follow-the-sun model creating global 24/7 network support.

Collaborate with outside vendor integration teams and all internal engineering resources to ensure that the appropriate levels of support were available to address any issues during and after the consolidation.

Perform active analysis of trends in recurrence of incidents and issues of severity with new and existing products providing actionable insights to the staff that significantly improved performance.

Quarterback most of our network upgrades and maintenance changes affecting hundreds of business clients and millions of end user devices while minimizing the impact on our customers

Implement multi-level network monitoring, logging, and incident response systems which compress the time it takes for engineering to become aware of issues and their cause.


Lead Network Engineer

Overall responsibility for the Network Engineering Department

Institute best practices for maximum infrastructure performance in support services including an emphasis on redundancy in network design and appliance feature and capacity selection, and scheduling failover tests to disaster recovery data center to ensure continued DR operability.

Effectively deploy edge security devices for IPS and DDOS protection.

Control deployment of F5 LTM load balancing systems for applications in a SAAS model with over 650 websites.

Expertly manage the architecture and growth of a production ISP style network from five network devices to over 120 with a fully redundant geographically diverse disaster recovery site which provides the scalable infrastructure and bandwidth required for the evolving needs of existing and new customers.

Architect and support private VPN connections to 13 mobile carriers around the globe which provides IoT (Internet of Things) services to our customers for hundreds of applications that transverse the KORE network through over 500 VPN tunnels which is an integral part of our service monitoring model.

Consult with customers on network design, issue resolution, and security posture which resulted in millions of dollars of additional revenue for the company and several large ongoing projects managed by our team.

Adeptly direct large enterprise programs which included the coordination of infrastructure for a multi data center consolidation project after a recent merger.

Selected by management to manage the hardware refresh during the data center consolidation effort which included designing the migration path to 10Gbps capacity, selecting, pricing, and purchasing all the routers and core switches for the hardware refresh, and working with the PM and installation resources to complete the project on time and within budget.

Attract new customers to the company colocation data center locations by providing higher bandwidth, multiple ISP internet redundancy, out of band access, disaster recovery, and more efficient use of rack space, cooling, and power usage providing the client with a high-performance infrastructure.

Superior design of the data centers encouraged a merger partner to migrate their equipment to our facility and capitalize on our existing vendor contracts which saved 70% on costs.

Selected by the management team to develop workload and resource balancing strategies that improve service to the clients, reduces costs, logically allocates cases, and provides backup and support for technicians so that they have a manageable workload.

Perform security audits for PCI and SSAE16 compliance while performing penetration testing scans.

Early Career Snapshot:

Network Engineer and Infrastructure Support, IBM, Batesville, IN

Infrastructure Support, Hewlett Packard at the Proctor & Gamble Account, Cincinnati, OH

Pensacola Christian College – Bachelors degree in Business, Concentration in Computer Science

Technical Certifications and Proficiency

Cisco – Certifications - CCNA CCNP CCDA, and CCDP

Fortinet – Certifications – FCNSA

Cisco Routers: 2800, 2900, 3900, 7200, ASR 1001, ASR 1004

Cisco Switches: 3750, 3850, 6500, Nexus 9300, 9500, ASA Firewalls, Aironet/Meraki Wireless

Fortigate 60D, 200D, 800C, 1000C, Fortianalyzer


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