Skills and Abilities
BUSINESS / MANAGERIAL TECHNICAL
Proven leadership skills in multiple areas;
including task, project, contract and
Proven track record of outstanding solutions
architecture, design, and implementation
Proven ability to manage full life-cycle
projects from project initiation, planning,
execution, control and into proper close out
Senior level understanding of requirements
for large, very large and global scale
architectures, including virtual enterprises
Significant experience with establishing
project time lines, maintaining project
control and management of appropriate
Senior level experience with planning and
implementing Microsoft Active Directory
Demonstrated ability with managing contract
deliverables, budget and providing customer
interface at all levels
Senior level experience with planning and
implementing Microsoft Exchange services
Experienced with Business Development /
Sales Engineer roles, drafting RFP, RFQ and
Proven experience with planning,
architecture, and implementation of globally
accessible 3rd party management tool sets.
Experience working collaboratively and
leading multi-disciplinary teams in highly
Demonstrated ability to provide technical
explanation and direction through white-
paper development and RFI/RFP response
Cloud Computing, including AWS (Amazon Web Services)
McAfee Security tools, including HBSS-defined criteria; ePolicy Orchestrator, Policy Auditor and Foundstone
Nessus (multiple versions), PKI, HIDS, IDS, Firewalls (multiple brands)
Microsoft directory technologies, including Active Directory, ADAM, and MIIS
Microsoft Exchange Services
Microsoft Operating Systems, including Windows NT, 2000, 2003, 2008, XP, Vista, 7, 8 and 10
Various non-Microsoft Operating Systems, including MAC OS, Unix (Solaris), Linux (Red Hat, OpenSUSE, Ubuntu)
Virtualization technologies, including blade services, VMWare ESX and GSX, MS Virtual Server
General network technologies, including TCP/IP, DNS, DHCP, etc.
Native and 3rd party management tool sets, including GPO, Security Policy, SMS/SCCM/SCOM, LanDesk, HP OpenView, various NetIQ, NetPro, CA and Quest management suites. Professional Experience
IT MANAGEMENT CONSULTANT
Independent Consultant – Various Locations May 2014 to Present
Technical Leadership. Assisted multiple clients with defining IT functional goals and planned implementations, migrations and upgrade methodologies. Primary focus in corporate and global IT infrastructure re-architecture and migration projects. Core functions include defining business requirements, creating technical architecture, project planning, project management and leading implementation teams.
Program and Budget Management. Responsible for end-to-end management of core implementation strategy, resources and tracking budgetary constraints. This included hiring appropriate staff, defining the project implementation timelines, reporting multiple times per week into Executive level briefings, and management of budgets ranging from 25k to 6M.
MANAGER OF TECHNICAL OPERATIONS, LEVEL III
Amazon, LLC. – Seattle, WA May 2013 to May 2014
Operations and Resource Management. As a key member of the AWS Cloud implementation for a 600M cleared US Gov't project, my primary responsibilities included project management and oversight of cleared technical resources, defining operational policy and procedures, and building a new support operation for an isolated environment. This included supporting Active Directory, Exchange, SCCM, SCOM, client systems and user environments with Microsoft and Linux OSs, across multiple sites within the US and internationally.
Program and Budget Management. Responsible for complete management of core implementation strategy, resources and budgetary considerations. This included hiring every member of my staff, defining the project implementation timelines, reporting multiple times per week into Sr VP-level briefings, and management of approximately 6M worth of equipment.
FOUNDER, CHIEF TECHNOLOGY OFFICER
Trusted Advisor Corporation – Washington, DC Feb 2009 to May 2013
Chief Technology Officer. As a key member of Board of Directors, primary responsibilities include the technical direction for both internal and external corporate technology initiatives. I also served as the top tier support for technical direction on network, systems and operational process issues at many customer sites.
Program Manager. Program management of various IT contracts, business development, RFP response, staff management, task assignments, budgeting and general direction for ensuring customer requirements are met. Very experienced with management of highly political contract environments, including DoS, DoD and in-theater NATO.
Senior Technical Consultant:
1. Provided top-tier support to the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Diplomatic Security, Office of Computer Security. Consultation included defining deployment methodologies for global deployment of McAfee technologies and process development for new technology evaluation, selection and deployment. 2. Provided top-tier design, architecture and deployment services in Afghanistan for NATO communications as a key member of the Task Force 236, architecting and deploying the CENTRIX secure information sharing network. This included resolution to the multi-faceted authentication and credential management issues plaguing both the support entities and the end user base.
CONTRACT PORTFOLIO DIRECTOR, SENIOR CONSULTANT
Intercom Federal Systems – Washington, DC Nov 2003 to Feb 2009
Program Director. As a member of Intercom’s Senior Management team, primary responsibilities include the program management of various IT contracts including end-to-end project management, RFP response, staffing, task assignments, budgeting and general direction for ensuring customer requirements are met. Additional responsibilities include business development and sales engineer functions in support of potential opportunities.
Senior Active Directory and Exchange Architect and Migration Analyst. As the Sr. Active Directory and Exchange Architect for the Air Force Communications Agency (AFCA) under the direction of Air Force Network Operations
(AFNETOPs), responsibilities included leading a team of various contractors, including Microsoft Premier staff, for the development and implementation of the Air Force’s first global AD and Exchange infrastructure. This further lead to planning the direction and migration of the Air Force’s 850,000 users and 1.8 million objects into the new structure.
Enterprise Architect for Consular Affairs. As the Enterprise Architect for Consular Affairs (CA), responsibilities include definition of CA business and security requirements, managing the implementation of and migration to Microsoft Active Directory (AD) and Exchange, and providing high-level definition for custom application development needs. This effort is in direct support of an organization with roughly 15,000 users of various security levels, with an organizational income ranging in the 10's of billions annually, requiring constant uptime and full data sharing with the Dept. of Homeland Security (DHS).
Senior Directory Services Engineer. As a Senior Directory Services Engineer contracting to the U.S. Department of State, responsibilities include providing Tier III support for the build out, operation and migration into (2) separate Microsoft Active Directory environments, any and all Microsoft operating systems, and various Linux and Unix operating systems; supporting over 125,000 end users, and 155,000 network nodes. SENIOR CONSULTANT
Allied Technology Group (ATG) – Rockville, MD Aug 2000 to Nov 2003
Technical Staging Coordinator/Project Manager. Designed and built the first Windows 2000 Active Directory pre- deployment Staging environment in conjunction with Microsoft Consulting Services. The Staging area consisted of a complete duplicate of the central AD core, where all Domain Controllers, Exchange Servers and Member Servers were built before servers were shipped to each of the 309 US Embassies and Missions globally. Defined technical policies governing replication requirements and shut-down\move procedures, while also providing Tier III support to Lead Installation / Migration Engineers at overseas locations.
Senior Network Engineer– Senior Software Configuration Engineer. Contracted to the U.S. Department of State. Responsibilities included managing a team of engineers during the survey and installation periods, traveling to various American Embassies, Consulates and Missions to determine best method of extending the State Department Intranet WANs, including network topology, Microsoft Windows NT 4.0, Active Directory, Exchange 5.5 and 2000. Also held the position of Primary Instructor for Windows 2000 and Exchange 2000 Migration; teaching installers and regional technicians, logging over 300 hours of instruction. Installations consist of CAT 5 and fiber cable infrastructure, Cisco routers and switches, multiple Domain Controllers, Exchange 5.5/2000 and Lotus Domino 4.6 Servers and multiple workstations per Post. MIGRATION CONSULTANT
Electronic Data Systems (EDS) – Herndon, VA Aug 2001 to Jan 2002
Server Validation\Transition Team Lead. Responsible for verifying information and infrastructure compatibility of US Navy and US Marine Corps servers for inclusion in the NMCI (Navy Marine Corps Intranet) program. Promoted to Server Validation Coordinator for the Norfolk area after only 6 weeks of employment. Responsible for the project management of validating and migrating over 1,000 Windows NT, Windows 2000 and Novell servers in less than a 4 month period.
SENIOR NETWORK / FIELD ENGINEER
Halifax Corporation, Newport News, VA Mar 2000 to Aug 2000
Senior Network / Field Engineer. As the Sr. Network \ Field Engineer, responsibilities included mentoring a team of both experienced and entry-level employees totaling 16 direct reports. Contract responsibilities included providing excellent support for over 10,000 end-users regarding hardware, software, printing and network connectivity troubleshooting in a corporate scale NT 4.0 LAN/WAN in a dead-line oriented environment. Utilized Microsoft SMS 1.2 and 2.0 for network administration and Software Management. Additional responsibilities include definition of Windows 2000 architecture and migration strategy. PRODUCT SUPPORT ENGINEER
Canon ITS – Chesapeake, VA Oct 1998 to Mar 2000
Product Support Representative. Responsible for team mentoring and telephone support of networked printers, fax machines and scanners for IT Professionals in a help desk environment. Responsibilities included training and mentoring a call-center team of 14 individuals, verifying their technical ability and customer service quality. Utilized Vantive and KnowledgeBridge software for record keeping purposes. NETWORK ADMINISTRATOR / MANAGER
Kinko's Inc. (Now FEDEx Kinko's) – Various locations June 1995 to Oct 1998 Transferred throughout many locations fulfilling technical and managerial needs.
Technical duties: Design and installation of multiple branch networks utilizing Windows NT, Novell Netware 3.x, Novell Netware 4.x, and PC/MacLan network platforms. Installed, configured and maintained PC’s with a variety of Operating systems including DOS, Windows 3.x, Windows 9x, Windows NT, and Unix. Responsible for all aspects of digital printing on the above mentioned network and O/S platforms. Installed and configured ISDN Internet connections.
Management duties: Held many different positions at different branches: Assistant Manager, Weekend Manager, Shift Lead, Shift Supervisor. Responsible for managing, training, and work-flow scheduling for teams of 8 to 34 members. Made recommendations for corrective counseling and performance appraisals. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION AND EDUCATION
Work-related travel to 55 countries, and 48 US States
Work-related travel in 3 active war zones, and 8 active military conflict zones
Formerly held Top Secret Clearance, with SCI and Full Scope Poly University of Phoenix, Online
B.S. - Management Information Systems
Phoenix, AZ / Online
Finger Lakes Community College
A.S. - Computer Science
PMBOK PMP Boot Camp
Amazon Employee AWS Engineer Training
AWS Cloud Migration Strategy Training
Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL) Foundations 2014
Instructor - GITM Windows 2000 Migration 2002
Instructor - GITM Exchange 2000 Migration 2002
Instructor - CCP Exchange 5.5 & SFADS 2002
CableXpress 3.x Installer 2002
Getronics Certified Zoned / Tempest Technician, 2002
BiCSI Certified Installer Level II 2001
Applied Router Technology; Naval Training Facility, 2001
HP Certified Technician, All Networked Devices 2000