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Infrastructure & Security Architect

Clarkston, MI
March 25, 2021

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Clarkston, MI 48348


Successful security & technical leadership, pre-sales solutions architecture, engineering, consulting and pre and post-sales support experience. Technical Project and account management, Experienced with PCI, GPDR, GLBA, HIPPA, SOX & ITAR compliance. Practiced in transforming customer relations to that of valued business partner, consultative selling and translating technical solutions into compelling business opportunities. Adept trainer and presenter with talent for articulating message development and delivery to increase customer satisfaction and raise skill sets of team members. Expert in security & infrastructure solution architecture, design, implementation and support of secure, high performance, scalable, globally distributed Internet connected data center environments, public, private and hybrid cloud server infrastructure, NAS and SAN storage environments, highly available Backup & Recovery and solutions for High Availability & Disaster Recovery. Drive to focus teams to “shift left” and address problem prevention rather than detection. Entrepreneurial problem solver within charged and challenging situations.

IT Strategy, roadmap and technology innovation to support agile, scalable business growth and direction towards DevOps.

Experienced Security & Technical Leadership in environments of globally matrixed teams across multiple business units.

Experienced in Data Center infrastructure and security architecture, design, deployment, operations, support, refresh, migration, disaster recovery, capacity management and planning.

Experience writing and responding to vendor and supplier RFP for hardware, software, solutions and services.

Experienced in business and technology issues surrounding PCI, GPDR, GLBA, HIPPA, SOX and ITAR Compliance and Audit.

Verticals: Manufacturing, Automotive, Telematics, Banking, eCommerce, Healthcare & Insurance, Hardware OEM, Internet ISP & Telco.

Specialization in systems security and tuning for maximum performance of Internet services, security standards and best practices for secure and hardened public, private and hybrid cloud infrastructure, assessment & forensics, vulnerability scanning and vulnerability management.

Expert in solutions for high availability, disaster recovery, business continuance, transformation & migration.

Expert in Data Center/Internet services (IAM, SIEM, IDS/IPS, layer 3-7 firewalls, load balancers, proxy servers, PKI, SSL, DNS, SMTP, ssh, imap, pop3, secure ftp, SNMP, routing, proxy & reverse proxy)

Experienced with Qualys vulnerability scanning implementation & vulnerability management methodologies.

Experienced in Cisco & F5 intrusion detection and prevention solutions and techniques.

Experience with SSL 1-3 and TLS 1-1.2 encryption technology and industry best practices and the value of key management.

Expert in NAS (NFS, CIFS) infrastructure (NetApp, EMC, Unix NFS, Windows CIFS & DFS, Samba) architecture, migration, management.

Experienced in the design, implementation, architecture, management, replication & migration of large, high performance fiber channel SAN storage infrastructure (HPE 3PAR, EMC, IBM, Cisco, Brocade)

Uniquely experienced in data center transformation & migration and remote site disaster recovery.

Experienced user in all current MS Office Applications.

Unique ability to step into an opportunity, assess the needs, rapidly identify possible solutions taking into account the “Big Picture” and doing whatever is required to accomplish win:win successes. Excels at building intelligent, common sense, loyal teams that exceed expectations. A problem solver and troubleshooter.


Daimler Detroit ITT/NT, Detroit, MI (

Senior Enterprise Infrastructure Solution Architect, Employee, April 2016 – Present

Senior Enterprise Infrastructure Solution Architect for Detroit, a subsidiary of Daimler AG Global Powertrain Operations and Daimler Trucks North America. Industry leading innovation and technology are the guiding principles for product offerings which include engines, axles, transmissions, turbo chargers, safety products, and telematics products. Architect, implement and migrate all server workload to HPE Synergy Server Capacity on Demand, HPE Greenlake 3PAR Tier 1 & Tier 3 Storage Capacity on Demand. Architect and implement NetApp 9.x technology refresh with HA & DR replication. Brocade SAN refresh to 16Gbps FC. HPE 3PAR for Tier 3 Backup and Recovery VTL. Implementation of Sharepoint based Qualys vulnerability management. Responsible for all Qualys scanning and vulnerability management for Enterprise. Implementation of BMC ADDM Discovery and Atrium Remedy CMDB including plant floor devices. Datacenter renovation to standards compliance. Capacity on Demand Service saving appx. $4M CapEx per year while delivering dynamically scalable capacity. Implemented Daimler Standard Azure hosted datawarehouse and Quality Analytics containers.

Hewlett-Packard Enterprise Services, Detroit, MI. ( (via GTN) 15/Mar/2014-31/Aug/2015

Master Enterprise Architect, Global Datacenter Transformation – W2 contract

Contract role. Strategy, design and delivery of entire datacenter migrations. Creation of leveraged PCI 3.1 compliant environment for Creditcard, Commercial Card, Global Payments, Airline Services, Fraud detection and transaction validation services. VMWare ESX 5.5, Windows Server 2008, 2012, Solaris 10 & 11 and Red Hat Linux. SIEM, IDS, IPS, F5 GTM, LDM, ASM. Cisco & Nokia Checkpoint. Cisco & HP network & SAN infrastructure. Oracle 10G, 11G & 12G RAC. Platespin replication, Oracle Streams replication, block level SRDF replication and HP Continuous replication. Sized migration WAN circuits. Gathered requirements, Created initial and final/detailed migration strategy. Created bill of materials. Defined and selected leveraged team resources. Created cable maps and dataflow diagrams using Visio. Coordinated build and migration activities. Contract ended.

Blue Cross Blue Shield of MI, Detroit, MI. ( (via iVantage) 21/Oct/2013 – 15/Mar/2014

Enterprise Architect, IT Online Services – W2 contract

Contract Enterprise Architect responsible for Infrastructure design and implementation. Strategic direction and consultation with Agile development and deployment teams globally. Vendor POC. HIPPA & PHI security availability, performance and disaster recovery. Cisco UCS, VMWare ESX, RedHat Linux, DB2, Apache Web server and JBoss application servers, F5 GTM, LDM and ASM . Awarded CIO Award of Excellence. Recruited by HPE.

Ally Financial Services, Detroit, MI. ( (via KForce through RLKD) 16/Aug/2012 – 20/Oct/2013

Enterprise Infrastructure Architect, Technology Infrastructure – 1099 contract

Contract Enterprise Infrastructure Architect. Multiple concurrent Datacenter relocation and refresh for Commercial Bank and Automotive Financial Services. Migrations by physical, logical and virtual relocation, “lift and shift”, split and shift” or “swing gear” methodologies. Architected and implemented enterprise DNS, secure ftp, monitoring, CMDB and other leveraged datacenter services to support Windows Server 2008, RedHat, SuSE, AIX, HPUX and Solaris hosts. Oracle Streams replication, SRDF/A and SRDF/S replication. Ally Apex process certified Recruited back to BCBSM.

Blue Cross Blue Shield of MI, Detroit, MI. ( (via V2Soft through RLKD) 15/Jan/2012 –15/Aug/2012

Enterprise Architect, IT Online Services – 1099 contract

Contract Enterprise Architect. Infrastructure design and implementation of New Member Portal and New Public Site. Explored Amazon AWS & EC2 integration. Strategic direction and consultation with Agile development and deployment teams globally. VMware ESX for PCI and HIPPA compliant customer portal which became the new Apache, Tomcat, DB2, Informix, and Mongo NoSQL DB. Vendor POC. Contract ended.

IBM Global Business Services, Detroit, MI. (http://gm/com) (via Artech through RLKD) 5/2008 – 12/2011

Global Enterprise Infrastructure Architect, GM Global Business Services Account – 1099 Contract

Contract Global Infrastructure Architect for GM Global Business Services (HR, Finance, Corporate Staffing, Legal). Technical Account leadership of large globally distributed teams. Vendor management, product requirements analysis, evaluation and selection. VMWare ESX, Solaris, HPUX, AIX, RedHat & SuSE Linux. Oracle RAC. Oracle Streams. SRDF/A, SRDF/S. Created first GM Private Cloud. Strategic direction globally for all GM standard technology vendors (EDS, HP, IBM, EMC, Sun/Sun One, Cisco, AT&T, SAP, PeopleSoft, Oracle, BEA, BMC and other suppliers of software and services. Responded to GM RFP for Hosting Services and Solutions. ITIL Foundations certified. TOGAF Foundations certified. GM SDP 10 certified. Contract ended due to client reorganization.


EDS/GM Hosting Services, Auburn Hills, MI. ( (via Synova)

5/2007 – 05/2008 Senior Global Enterprise Strategic Account Infrastructure Architect, OnStar – W2 contract

On Star by GM (EDS), Detroit, MI. ( (via Tech Team)

11/2005 – 05/2007 Senior Global Enterprise Strategic Infrastructure Architect, On Star Account – W2 contract

Rainfinity, Inc. Clarkston, MI. (

11/2003 - 11/2005 Central Area SE Lead Pre-Sales Solutions Architect, Senior Sales Engineer - FTE

NetSec, Inc., Auburn Hills, MI. (

06/2003 - 11/2003 Pre-Sales Solutions Architect, Technical Account Lead - Daimler-Chrysler – FTE

Electronic Data Systems (EDS), Troy, MI ( (via Tech Team)

06/2001 - 6/2003 GM Account Solution Architect, GM Global Web Hosting – W2 contract

NARUS, Inc., Waterford, MI. (

10/2000 - 05/2001 Central Area Sales Engineering Manager, Solutions Architect, Senior Sales Engineer – FTE

Organic, Inc., Bloomfield Hills, MI (

04/2000-10/2000 Director of Systems Integration, Chief Hosting Engineer – FTE

Silicon Graphics, Inc., Mountain View, CA. ( 06/1995-04/2000

02/98 to 04/2000 Web Master (Web Development Manager, Site Manager, MTS Engineer) – FTE

01/97 to 02/98 Manager of Information Systems, Great Lakes Region) - FTE

06/95 to 01/97 Regional Pre-Sales Systems Engineer/Consultant/Instructor - FTE

National TechTeam, Inc., Dearborn, MI. (Ford Motor Co.) 02/1992-06/1995

06/1992 to 06/1995. Microsystems Technical Specialist/Computer Support) – W2 contract


Elkins Institute, Dallas, Texas - March 1985 to March 1987 Assoc. Digital Electronics/Business. Analog, Digital and Microprocessor fundamentals, 68000 Assembler programming. 4.0 GPA. Diploma.

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