A dynamic Manager with proven success in multiple business platforms
Tackled complex business challenges within a fast-paced, high-pressure environment, using timely foresight, experience-backed judgment, innovative ideas, strong work ethics, steadfast dedication and impeccable integrity. Collaborate, with the board to define and articulate a long- term vision and develop strategies to achieve determined goals. Coordinate with executive staff in developing and executing annual budgets that support all departmental plans in conjunction with each other. Generated powerful energy motivating employees to set higher goals and achieve greater success.
DISCOUNT RETAIL STORE SERVICES, Co LLC
Las Vegas, Nevada Director of Information Technology 11/2013 - Present
Provide expertise and leadership to manage the department personnel engaged in maintaining highly sophisticated network.
Conduct ongoing reviews of budgeting and staffing plans; recruiting, training, supervising, and evaluating personnel and service providers.
Provide consultation and advice to the CEO regarding the viability of each project.
Provide daily, weekly, monthly and other statistical reports.
Upper management liaison, develop and implement strategy, policies and procedures for directing all activities including software development, problem resolution, help desk support, event coverage, internal/external client service, equipment purchase and relation accounts.
Day-to-day management of the IT infrastructure and support.
Manage security of network, systems and enterprise information. Ensure data integrity through system configuration, access control and security measures.
Negotiate vendor contracts and agreements on an annual basis or the term of the agreement, whichever comes first.
Analyze, track all IT Department budgets and profitability goals and ensure all staff members are not only aware of, but working to achieve goals.
London, England Managing Director 11/2001 to 9/2012
Directed all executive level operations and initiatives for 87 residential rental properties throughout London.
Directed all aspects of real estate portfolio – management increased properties from 30 to 87 and gross annual revenue from $8M to 29M.
Hired, trained, motivated and evaluated all personnel; and supervised 30 employees.
Completed continuous accounting reports managing assets, revenues and expenses.
Melville and Jericho, New York IT Architect 6/1995 to 10/2001
Coordinated operations as project leader overseeing system designs, implementation and network administration for multiple clients/environments.
Provided third level support for help desk, expert troubleshooting, rollouts, routers, switches, firewalls, servers, fiber and wiring.
Evaluated vendor equipment and ensued meeting of all end-user requirements/expectations.
Prepared, reviewed, amended blueprints, drawings, specifications and requisitions.
Formulated project plans/installations, schedules and met all timelines and expense budgets.
UNITED STATES MARINE CORPS
Bases Worldwide NCO Information Systems Coordinator 1987 to 2000
Supervised up to 100 personnel as Company Gunnery Sergeant.
Counseled Marines on career making decisions both in and after military assignment.
Served as Civil Affairs Specialist helping countries to rebuild entire infrastructures.
Performed as POW interrogator/translator; granted a TS (SCI) security clearance.
Counter Intelligence Agent and Psychological Operations.
NEW YORK INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY Old Westbury, New York
Master of Computer Science Degree with Distinction
ST. JOHN’S UNIVERSITY Bachelor of Computer Science Degree Queens, New York
CERTIFICATIONS and TRAINING
Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer
Certified Novell Systems Engineer
Cisco/HP Router/Firewall Advanced
IBM Certified Operating System/2 Extended Environment SQL Server System Administrator
Business Fundamentals and Installation Planning Operating Systems, Protocols, Management, Languages, Connectivity
Many more, please ask for full list AWARDS and ACCOLADES
USMC Global War on Terrorism, North Atlantic Treaty Organization Medal, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, National Defense Medal, Selected Marine Corps Medal (W/3 Star) Certificate of Commendation, Meritorious Mast
Fluent English, Dari, Farsi (State Department Certified), and Conversant Bosnian