An information technology (IT) professional with over 15 years of increasingly responsible experience in bringing technology-based solutions to business challenges. Extensive experience in managing and directing IT operations and infrastructure. A proven track record of successfully designing and implementing IT solutions to a variety of business challenges in unique and cost-effective ways while clearly communicating those solutions to all stake holders. Seeking a position as a manager or director of IT infrastructure/operations to apply these skills and experiences to not only maintain a company’s IT department but to identify potential IT improvements to meet the company’s business goals and needs. Extremely hands on experience with multiple technologies (e.g. data center builds, high availability file systems, servers, desktops, network and telecom equipment, application troubleshooting, etc.) and can be counted on to “get my hands dirty” to work with the team.
Data Center Builds
Intranet (SharePoint) Management
Compliance (AS9100D QMS, HIPAA)
Citrix VDI Management
ITIL and ITSM standards
JULY 2018 – TO PRESENT
IT OPERATIONS MANAGER, NORTH LOS ANGELES COUNTY REGIONAL CENTER
Responsible for the management of technical operations. Manages daily operations and support of technology, matures operational processes, addresses customer support issues, leads and recommends solutions and capacity plans, develops and supports IT systems and procedures that align with the organizational mission and strategic direction.
Provides leadership of the team that supports the IT infrastructure and applications, including but not limited to the network, servers, databases, virtual desktop/shared desktop, VoIP/Telephony, meeting and collaboration technology, security, and disaster recovery.
Recruits staff, schedules work, monitors performance; provides hands-on technical mentorship, coaches, counsels, and disciplines employees; initiates, coordinates, and enforces policies and procedures.
Collaborates with management team to provide support to operations and projects.
Develops statements of work, designs systems and services, and develops estimates for solutions.
Matures operational and support processes and procedures; ensures that documentation of the architectural environment is up to date and accurate.
Leads the research, testing, recommendation and implementation of new technologies and applications to address technological needs.
Generates capacity plans and budgets to ensure that resources are sufficiently available to meet the growth of plans of the organization and proposes technology changes.
Optimizes, manages, and tracks licensing requirements and ensures using the best configuration while being compliant with licensing requirements.
Manages the security of the IT assets and information in accordance with the IT Security Policies.
Creates and administers disaster recovery plans and testing to ensure that the company remains functional in the event of a crisis. Ensures that back-up procedures, information security and control structures are in place to support disaster recovery plans.
SEPTEMBER 2016 – DECEMBER 2017
IT OPERATIONS MANAGER, ASRC FEDERAL, NASA ARMSTRONG FLIGHT RESEARCH CENTER
Senior leadership role in Research Facilities & Engineering Support Services (RF&ESS) Contract reporting to Program Manager & responsible for all core technologies supporting major projects like Solar Eclipse, Mission to Mars, International Space Station, & multiple classified projects.
Managed 64 employees providing database administration, web/application development, UNIX/Windows administration, flight simulation systems, security plans, desktop support, help desk support, physical security, video, photo, and graphics for NASA AFRC customers.
Implemented data center redesign and relocation after flood disaster at telecom building. Rewired premises for telecom/power. Replaced MDF and IDF configuration and equipment at new location.
Researched and helped design backup services migration from on-site to cloud.
Expanded data center power/cooling capacity to accommodate additional load due to disaster.
Managed Multi-Media coverage of August 2017’s solar eclipse event which reached viewership in the millions worldwide. All on-line and broadcast TV footage & photos provided by our teams.
Managed Network, Physical Security, & Multi-Media teams’ coverage of the 70th Anniversary of Supersonic Flight 2-day event in October 2017 with thousands in attendance and video feed provided to multiple TV networks.
Responsible for day-to-day operations, annual budget and IT roadmap for Operations group.
Primary Operations Department interface with NASA customers & Technical Monitors to ensure setting of appropriate priorities & customer requirements fulfillment.
Generated monthly Operations progress reports & metrics.
Wrote work proposals for new work requirements; prepared requests to backfill open positions.
Interfaced with managers from other contractors to ensure proper collaboration in providing superior service to customers.
Managed ServiceNow and BMC Remedy ticketing systems.
Managed Operations Risk Management process identifying risks and mitigations.
Prepared SOW, RFI, and RFP as part of procurement process.
AUGUST 2006 – AUGUST 2016
DIRECTOR INFRASTRUCTURE AND OPERATIONS, FUSE MEDIA TELEVISION
Senior leadership role reporting directly to the CFO and responsible for all core technologies including information security, messaging, networking, communications, servers, storage, disaster recovery, data centers, help desk support, mobile devices, & all emerging technologies – at 3 locations in the Americas.
Annual budget of over 3 million dollars
Managed the merger of 2 heterogeneous cable networks’ technology infrastructures.
Redesigned data center configuration after acquisition to accommodate new infrastructure communication between NYC satellite and LA headquarters. Coordinated migration of all existing and new equipment from existing MDF to new location. Managed purchase and installation of new communication lines and upgrade of fiber infrastructure.
Redesigned HVAC configuration in headquarters data center adding redundancy and automated shutdown procedures to remediate city fire dept. false alarms that affected power to A/C units.
Managed the search, evaluation, and selection of new cloud based ERP system environment from offerings by Oracle, NetSuite, MS Dynamics, & Epicore.
Managed migration of existing Epicor on-premise ERP to cloud based Epicor after final ERP selection made.
Deployed Citrix-based client infrastructure for access to ERP and TV network apps.
Support of multiple database systems (financials, production, sales, and programming databases).
Reduced travel expenses dramatically thru Video/web/tele conferencing infrastructure design and implementation.
Design and implementation of robust e-mail system via replication and clustering.
Reduced operational expenses thru negotiating terms on contract renewals, vendor consolidation, and leveraging technologies such as cloud computing, virtualization, and Intranet services.
Upgraded aging telecom systems at both sister companies with newest Cisco VoIP technology resulting in more efficient and effective business communications.
Designed and implemented disaster recovery plan for quick data recovery and business continuity.
Upgraded datacenter cooling and power capabilities providing 24/7 monitoring tools and backup cooling units in case of emergency.
Virtualized the majority of critical physical servers to minimize power consumption, cooling and rack space requirements.
Responsible for 25+ virtual servers and physical servers, using both Mac and Windows.
Work closely with the Application Development team to consistently deliver required public website TV network content, apps, and promotional marketing material in a timely and secure manner.
Direction, oversight, and coordination of it resources for all projects and daily operations.
OCTOBER 1994 – AUGUST 2006
DIRECTOR INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY, ECONOMICS RESEARCH ASSOCIATES
Reporting to CFO and responsible for IT operations for all ERA subsidiaries at seven sites in the Americas, Europe, and Asia.
Managed desktop support staff, system/network admins, and database/web developers.
Designed and implemented emerging corporate Intranet web portal services and technologies.
Designed and implemented Intranet based document management system.
Managed migration of project management system from database app to full ERP solution.
Managed development team on integration of Solomon Financials with new ERP solution.
Enhanced access to ERP system and resources via Citrix and Terminal Services technologies.
Established a mobile workforce thru mail system/PDA sync and instant messaging technologies.
Advanced backup and security systems evaluation, purchase and implementation
B.S. COMPUTER SCIENCE, CAL STATE UNIVERSITY NORTHRIDGE
Exceptional leadership with great listening skills, confident, hard-working, reliable and loyal. Professional with strong analytical skills, self-motivated and with good judgment at completing tasks. Very strong communication skills, initiative, and creativity.