IT technical Project Manager / team leader / member experienced in all facets of IT, driving through the delivery of large-scale enterprise Active Directory and Exchange migrations, application roll-outs, while understanding, planning for, and managing the impact of such projects on the business and business processes.
Strong analytical ability, ‘can-do’ attitude, thrives under pressure.
Fantastic communication and customer support skills, consistently exceeding expectations of upper management in high stress situations.
20+ years’ Information Technology experience.
Microsoft Active Directory and Exchange migration specialist.
Consolidation / Divestiture of Active Directory Networks.
Leading large desktop refresh projects. H/W & S/W upgrades, rollouts, deployments.
Project Management, process development and technical document writing.
Active Directory and Exchange Administration, and senior level deskside support.
Network Administration, LAN/WAN, Infrastructure, Group Policy, workstation security and encryption, backup and disaster recovery planning, and systems implementation.
END-CLIENT CONSULTING HISTORY
Please note: The following projects and positions were (sub) contracts with my own company, Jay Sanford, LLC.
Life Point Hospitals (Contract NTT Data) Hickory, NC.
Active Directory Consultant
Worked with engineers planning & testing the divestiture of two AD forests into one.
Malibu Ceramic Works (On-going) Topanga, CA.
IT Manager (Part Time)
Responsible for all IT equipment and all aspects of IT services for the enterprise.
Network design, installation, maintenance, H/W & S/W procurement and upgrades.
Maximus (contract - Verizon PS) Denver, CO.
Active Directory Migration Consultant (remote)
A complex cross forest AD consolidation of 70+ domains into one AD Forest and 3 domains.
Install & configure Quest tools. Technical documentation writing.
Rolls Royce (some remote) Indianapolis, IN.
Active Directory & Exchange Migration Specialist (and final project manager)
Migrated 45k PCs, user accounts, and MS Exchange mailboxes from legacy Windows NT and Active Directory cross forest networks to a single global.
Watson Pharmaceutical (now Activis) Corona, CA.
Active Directory Migration Technical Specialist
AD migration integrating two separate global networks into a single AD forest.
CHP (Catholic Health Partners) Blue Ash, OH.
Active Directory Migration Specialist
Integrate over 100 healthcare organizations, 30,000 users, PCs, and 3,000+ servers cross forest domains to a new, single, AD forest.
Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (U.S. Treasury) Landover, MD.
Consolidation of two federal agencies, OCC & OTS (cross forest, 800 PCs, users & email accounts) into a single AD forest.
ITT Hanover, MD.
Corporate divestiture splitting into three separate and independent companies.
Spans 48 Countries, 295 Sites, 17,500 Users, PCs, and mailboxes, and 2,500+ servers.
Chartis Insurance (AIG) Latin America Division Miami, FL.
Active Directory Migration Consultant
Migrate legacy forests/domains to one AD forest (3000 users / PCs, and 400 servers).
Élan Pharmaceuticals South San Francisco, CA.
Advanced Laboratory System Recovery Specialist
Develop & Implement Disaster Recovery Plans for 200 R&D laboratory PCs.
Image and test restoration of image to dissimilar H/W. Ensure security compliance.
Allergan Irvine, CA.
Advanced Laboratory Specialist
Support all R&D laboratory computer equipment. Update H/W & S/W to meet corporate standards (or decommission). Decommission old backup server.
Author, edit, and review SOPs, IQ, & OQ docs on Documentum / CORAL systems.
Honeywell Phoenix, AZ.
Active Directory Migration Project Manager
Migration of all user’s accounts, mailboxes (Notes to Exchange 2003), & Servers of the Defense & Aerospace divisions to a new Windows 2008 AD Forest using QMM.
American Express Phoenix, AZ.
Active Directory Refresh Project Manager
This project involved restructuring of the entire Forest, migration of 80,000 users and PCs, File & Print server consolidation, and Novell Decommissioning.
Wells Fargo Chandler, AZ.
Active Directory Project Manager / Technical Lead
Ensure 100% compliance of Marimba Asset Management Reporting tool, and Personal Firewall S/W on over 180,000 workstations, and PointSec (encryption) on 40,000 laptops.
Amgen Thousand Oaks, CA.
Systems Analyst (Regulatory Systems Compliance Consultant)
Ensure compliance with SOPs and CFR part11 for Non-Standard Information Systems in a GMP environment. In-house support on Lab Instrument Systems as required.
Sr. National Technical Project Manager and Tech Lead (Richmond, VA.)
Equip the national sales force with a new, proprietary application & new Fujitsu Tablet PCs.
Develop project plan, document procedures, and hire/train local tech resources as required.
Migrate user mailboxes to Exchange and implement email conversion from Notes to Outlook.
Sr. Technical Project Lead (Alpharetta, GA)
Maintain asset & inventory control. Refreshed more than 10,000 PCs.
Lead a tech team on H/W & S/W, migrating from Windows 2000 to Windows XP.
XP Migration Project Lead (San Francisco)
Large migration / refresh project involving over 1,400 desktops and laptops.
Senior level support in a complex Windows XP, 2000, NT 4.0/98 and Novell environment.
City of San Mateo San Mateo, CA.
IT Migration Project Lead
Migrated all city desktops and laptops from Windows 98 to Windows 2000.
GN ReSound Redwood City, CA.
Network LAN Administrator / Sr. IT Support Specialist
Domain Admin for a global high-tech corporation in a multi-domain environment, providing PC, Server (Exchange, SQL, Citrix, IIS, Backup, etc.), software & application support.
County of Fresno (Custom Computer Services) Fresno, CA.
Network Administrator / Enterprise Support Engineer
Enterprise wide network administrator / support engineer for over 2000 users at the County of Fresno, Human Services System Department (contract).
Project leader on the installation of over 900 new Workstations, & O/S upgrade of 1200 PCs.
EDUCATION / CERTIFICATIONS
Bachelor of Science – MIS MCP – Microsoft Certified Professional
CompTIA A+ Certified Service Technician CompTIA Network+ Certification
Brainbench Computer Fundamentals ACE – Acronis Certified Engineer