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Security Officer Active Directory

White Plains, New York, United States
November 02, 2018

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Results driven professional responsible for designing, engineering, execution, and support for server, data center, storage, network, virtualization technology, data protection, standards, and cyber security. Several years experience with standards based computing, leading people, project management, change management, vulnerability management, mergers, consolidations, relocations and integrations.


Mitsubishi UFJ Trust & Banking Aug. 2014 – May 2018

Vice President, reporting to the EVP

Served as Head of Infrastructure responsible for data centers, networks, servers, storage, appliances, applications, network administration, network engineering, client environment engineering, and tier 2 and 3 support.

Lead an extremely talented team of 20 infrastructure, engineering, and administration professionals who with others defined, managed and supported the entire infrastructure operations for the Bank.

Lead strategic technology initiatives to build and maintain key elements of the firm’s enterprise infrastructure and associated project portfolio, including but not limited to data center infrastructure management and evolution, remote access services, ubiquitous wireless networks, enterprise-scale messaging environments, active directory multi-forest integration, dual-carrier global WAN, software-defined internetworking, and innovative end user computing solutions.

Provided infrastructure services vision, enabled innovation and leverage IT trends to create business values consistent with the firm’s requirements and expectations.

Reporting directly to CIO, responsible to create the resource, strategic and budget, plans for the bank’s IT infrastructure.

Responsible for the Bank’s Disaster Recovery planning, testing and execution. Cyber security initiatives, regulations and standards. Availability management, capacity management, change management and service and asset configuration management.

Tasked by CIO to provide guidance for advanced technical work in the design, acquisition, installation, integration, operation and maintenance of integrated enterprise servers and systems, network infrastructure and cyber security standards implementation.

Developed comprehensive strategy and plans to make, buy, and integrate infrastructure technology to maximize the value of the technology portfolio.

Arab Banking Corporation Apr. 1998 – Aug. 2014

Vice President, reporting to the GM

Responsible for the information systems department. Full responsibility for planning, staffing, budgeting, operations, cyber security, IT governance and controls.

Lead IS teams and controlled operating budget of $1 million. Managed wide area networks, local area network, computer processing, application and web development, network design, infrastructure maintenance and installation, PC support and computer repair, technical support, help desk, IS administration and IT security.

Managed designed and enhanced architecture consisting of Ethernet LAN, FR WAN, NT servers, Novell servers, SDSL, ISDN, Checkpoint firewall, AVAYA VPN, 3 Com 330 Super Stack switches, Cisco 2600, Cisco 3600, Cisco 610, Exchange 5.5, Nortel PBX, Outlook, Great Plains, STB, Lotus, MS Office and various other off the shelf and custom applications.

Banca Popolare di Milano Sept. 1987 – Apr. 1998

Systems Supervisor reporting to VP Operations

Hands –on leadership, training and supervision. Led and managed IT department staff to administer, support, train and maintain the branch’s IT systems and services.

Responsible for; AS400 systems management, SWIFT system management, SWIFT UKMO Security officer, Citibanking and First Chicago Interbank software.

Led IS staff on 2 major bank systems conversion.

LAN administrator, PC Support, set-up, maintenance and help desk.

Professional Highlights

Tasked by the CIO to provide guidance for advanced technical work in the design, acquisition, installation, integration, operation and maintenance of integrated enterprise servers and systems, network infrastructure and cyber security standards implementation.

Responsible to consolidate 4 Data Centers and BCP sites into 2, resulting in an annual savings of $750,000.

Successfully led the relocation of the Bank’s NY headquarters from 520 Madison to 1121 AoA, including systems, services, telephony, voice recording, and networking.

Completed numerous projects on time and within budget; BYOD (Blackberry), Security Operations Center, Email encryption and Compliance screening, Log Monitoring, Privileged account management, virtual desktops infrastructure, virtual server infrastructure, Active Directory, and Configuration Management Database.

Increased server virtualization from under 10 % to 90%, while increasing utilization from 20% to 40%.

Information Security Officer responsible for IT Security, policies and procedures, 3rd line of defense, risk control and reporting.

Leader of Crisis Management Team and DR director


IT Infrastructure management and Disaster Recovery planning, testing and execution,

IT Security Standards including; FFIEC, SWIFT Secure Zone, NYSDFS500, COBIT, NIST and ITIL

Penetration Test planning, execution and remediation

Various banking systems experience, financial industry vendor management

Budgets, audits, and strategic planning


Microsoft Active Directory, MS Exchange messaging, MS Office, GOOD/Blackberry, Proofpoint, CISCO, Carbon Black, Log Rhythm, Palo Alto, McAfee, TACAS+, Nessus, Symantec, Barracuda, BT Diamond, Trend Micro, Simplivity, Nutanix, VBLOCK, VSPEX, VNX, HP3PAR, eVault, NETBACKUP, Data Domain, Arc Serve, Backup Exec, Actimize, File Net, OFAC, SWIFT, NETEZZA, IBM Big Fix, Open Pages, Linux, Bit9, SolarWinds, Nessus, F5, DNS, DHCP,


Polytechnic University of New York – New York, NY 2000-2001

Master of Science in Telecommunication and Information Management (TIM)

Columbia University – New York, N.Y. 2000-2000

Certificate in Network Administration and Design (NADD)

Iona College - New Rochelle, NY 1986-1990

Bachelor of Science in Business Administration

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