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Engineer System Administrator

Cuyahoga Falls, OH
January 14, 2020

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Rick Bonath

Sr. Systems Engineer


IT Professional with a well-rounded wheelhouse, offering the skills and expertise from brick-and- mortar IT Managed Services to full-stack DevOps and Cloud Architecture and Operations – Programming and Networking, Linux & Windows, I am prepared to assess, identify and remedy technical problems over a vast array of areas.

My (passion) primary area of expertise is Linux* with heavily supplemented virtualization and automation using ESXi, KVM, LXC, Xen, Hyper-V and OpenStack (Ent). I document and share my knowledge in addition to helping colleagues that need guidance or assistance. I’m motivated and eager to use my skills and experience to achieve your goals.


Sr. Systems Engineer & Technical Team Leader (Owner) at RNA Technology, LLC o December 2017 – Present

Working primarily with large organizations, I have reinforced my information technology and security knowledge, leveraging those skills to perform a variety of high tier, technically sophisticated, rewarding and challenging projects for a multitude of phenomenal clients. Focused on high-level network engineering, SAN & various storage platforms and every level of virtualization. I worked with consulting firms, serving as an outsourced tier three resource in several capacities. I worked for the largest global manufacturer of welding products, arc welding equipment, welding consumables, plasma and oxy-fuel cutting equipment and robotic welding systems as their Linux Technical Lead, configuring and forming the infrastructure that supports their in-house development and research operations– from source control to artificial intelligence, this opportunity has been huge.

Member at InfraGard

o August 2012 – Present

InfraGard is a non-profit organization serving as a public-private partnership between U.S. businesses and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. InfraGard is an information sharing and analysis effort serving the interests and combining the knowledge base of a wide range of members. InfraGard is an association of individuals that facilitates information sharing and intelligence between businesses, academic institutions, state and local law enforcement agencies, and other participants dedicated to assisting in the mission of preventing hostile acts coming upon the United States.

Sr. IT Specialist at Compass Computer Group

o May 2016 – January 2018

I was a Senior IT Specialist for Compass Computer Group. I focused mainly on large clients, acting as a CIO consultant. Performed significant R&D I was the lead Linux systems engineer. I have consulted for CPA and Tax firms as well as manufacturing, health care, energy and many more. My skill set has grown due to the diverse and unique clients I have served.

Sr. Field Engineer at IITG (Integrated IT Group) o December 2013 – March 2016

I was a Senior Field Engineer for Integrated IT Group. I focused mainly on large deployments using VMWare View and hybrid terminal services implementations. I have completed 5 large scale deployments since my start at IITG. I was the lead Linux engineer.

System Administrator/Technician at CTMS (Computer Technology Management Services) o January 2011 – January 2014

During my time with CTMS, assisting their many fine customers with any and all technology issues, concerns and solutions, we serviced a diverse group of businesses in the markets of automotive, health office, manufacturing facilities, law offices and accounting firms.

Police Reserve Officer at City of Cuyahoga Falls o August 2005 - November 2015

I worked as a Reserve Police Officer with the City of Cuyahoga Falls. I performed general patrol duties, aided with criminal and civil investigations, coordinated with City officials and businesses to adequately provide security services for events, assisted commissioned counterparts with day to day duties, coordinated with the Youth Services division to structure and supervise juvenile details.

Director of Information Systems at Twin Sisters Productions o September 2009 - September 2010

Specialized in general network administrative duties but also became a member of the marketing team as my experience in web design and development was beneficial to their needs. I oversaw the upgrade from Windows Server 2000 to Server 2008R2 as well as migration of over 19TB of digital masters, data and other critical information.

Qualifications & Education

University of Akron – Bachelors of Science: Computer Science (Systems Track) o August 2006 – May 2011

INMA Member (Technology SIG SME)

o June 2011 – Present

Ohio Military Reserve – Technology Specialist (25B) o April 2017 – Present

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