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Network Engineer, Wireless Engineer, Security

Oldsmar, Florida, United States
September 19, 2019

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Sam Hammock

Tampa, FL Mobile 727-***-****


An award winning Senior Network Engineer with over 15 years’ experience in the print, mobile, and online advertising direct marketing industry. Expertise in the areas of data network infrastructure design, operation, support, project management, structured cabling systems, developing staff, budgeting, and day-to-day operations management.

Data Network Design

Network Operation

Cisco Route / Switch

Digital Signage

Rack-UPS Systems



Project Management

L2 MetroE


Consulting / Training

Cisco Catalyst / NEXUS

Cyber Security

Cisco ASA Firewalls


Wireless 802.11ac


Valpak Direct Marketing Systems, Inc., St. Petersburg, FL

Senior Network Engineer April 1996 – Present

Sole on-site network engineer for a two campus, 1,000 employee printing, marketing, and advertising company.

Oversees the daily operation of the Data Network by guiding daily activities of a contractor and Specialists through establishing and maintaining Network, Cyber Security, and Digital Signage related policies and procedures. Oversees and assists specialists and others in all system configuration, troubleshooting, problem resolution, and maintenance of network documentation. Provides after-hours support when required.

Able to work directly with IT customers, both Corporate and Franchise, related to projects, trouble resolution, or other needs. Possess strong interpersonal skills, and seen as a strong team member and team leader.

Develops specifications and designs related to the need for future additions or modifications to the Network, Cyber Security, and Digital Signage. Communicates business needs to key company personnel. Prepares capital requests for the financing of projects as well as budget management throughout a project.

Organizes projects, develops project schedules, and executes projects with multiple team members from various departments, as well as outside vendors.

Evaluates new software and hardware products for effectiveness and compatibility. Organizes and manages the installation of new hardware, software, and services for the Data Network, Cyber Security, and Digital Signage.

Develops reports and makes presentations as needed, stays informed of latest communications and advancements. Attends trade shows, seminars, and visits remote offices, requiring periodic travel.

Manages relationships with outside vendors for evaluation and purchasing of new hardware and software, maintenance of existing hardware, software, or services.


Over 15 years’ experience in an operational enterprise class (1,000 users or more) network environment specializing in Cisco LAN/WAN/WLAN design and installation, Cyber Security, and Project Management.



Strong Cisco IOS hardware and software skills, including: Nexus 2K, 5K, 7K, Catalyst 3850 and 4500-X, Wireless 5520 Controllers, 3702 Access Points, Converged Wireless, Wireless Site Surveys, ASA5500-X, FirePower, CSACS AAA, Prime Infrastructure, MSE/CMX, Firepower Management Center, MS Skype for Business Unified Communications, VMware ESXi, Netflow Analyzer, IpSwitch WUG, Faronics DeepFreeze, Visix Digital Signage, AMP for EndPoint, Nutanix Hyper-Converged Storage, Rubrik Data Protection, Avocent Console Servers, Structured Cabling, Multi-Mode and Single-Mode Fiber Optic Cable.

Self-starting / self-directing.

Ability to supervise others.

Strong analytical & organizational skills.

Strong problem-solving skills.

Ability to make independent judgments, critical thinking.

Excellent communication skills.

PC hardware configuration skills.

Windows client and Windows server skills.

Strong LAN/WAN/WLAN/VPN internetworking skills.

Knowledge of Unified Communication technologies and protocols.

Knowledge of Commercial Audio Visual and Digital Signage operation, design and support.

Strong Cyber Security knowledge relating to enterprise corporate environments.


FBI InfraGard member - FBI developed program to exchange information concerning various IT based terrorism, intelligence, criminal, and cyber security matters. All members must pass a rigorous background check to gain an elevated security clearance.

2013, 2016, 2018 Recognition Award Winner - Award given to top employees for outstanding performance.


Robert Catterton, Jr.


TCB Home Solutions

6822 22nd Ave. N. #129

St. Petersburg, FL 33710



Direct report to Rob as Director of Data Systems at Valpak from approx. 2015-2018

Alan S. Robson


Creative AVTech, LLC

1240 15th Court SW

Largo, FL 33770



Direct report to Alan as Director of Network Systems at Valpak from approx. 1996-2014

Timothy Harness

Network Engineering Manager

Catalina Marketing

200 Carillon Parkway

St. Petersburg, FL 33716



Peer to Tim as Sr. Network Engineer at Valpak from Jul 2001 – Apr 2017

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