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Active Directory Independent Consultant

St. Louis, MO
February 24, 2022

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Richard J. Sigmund

**** ******** ******* **.

Saint Louis, Missouri 63129


Phone 314-***-****

Cell 314-***-****

Architect/Manager/Senior-Level Consultant with over 20 years in Information Technology, including network design and Email solutions for clients ranging from not-for-profit to fortune 500 corporations. Throughout my career, I have been a project manager, pre-sales engineer /architect, and business manager. Extensive experience in Active Directory from inception in a pre-sales role to design, installation, migration and support. Continue to work intimately with all the Back Office and Office 365 Suites. Extensive knowledge of traditional infrastructure that includes routers, switches and firewalls. Worked in pre and post sales roles for clients in all sized businesses and verticals.

Technical Summary:

Network Environments:


Back Office Apps:


Cisco IOS

MS Exchange 5.5 – 2013 & office 365


- pix

MS SQL Server 7 & 2008


- switch

MS Active Directory 2000-2016


- router

Okta Workforce Identity



MS SMS 2.0 – SCCM 2012



MS Cluster Server

MS Gateway Services

3COM switches

MS SharePoint server


Barracuda Spam and web filters

MS Network Load Balancing


Dell SANs

MS SUS / WSUS Server


Compaq/HP SANs

MS Group Policy


Wyse thin clients

MS IIS Server


NetApp Filer



MS Hyper-V


Operating Systems:


Windows NT – 2016

Quest NDS Migrator

- Enterprise Server

Seagate Backup Exec


- Server


Citrix Winframe – XP - PS

- Server Core


MS Word

Windows V 3.11 - 10

Symantec Enterprise Vault 6.0 - 7.0

MS Excel



MS PowerPoint

MS Access


Certifications and Classwork:

MS Outlook

PowerShell scripting

MCSE 2003 + Messaging

MS FrontPage


Microsoft Operations Framework / ITIL

MS Visual Basic


HP Star Technician

Lotus Notes

Visual Basic and VBS

Dell Technician DCSE

Professional Experience:

Saint Louis University 8/11-12/12 & 6/13 - Present

Infrastructure Architect (contractor) – First Tek Identity Architect - Employee

Technical architect in Google to Office 365 multi-tenant 40,000 seat migration.

VB and PowerShell Scripting for the migration and administration of AD, O365, and backend services.

Design and build of Okta Workforce Identity SAS solution.

Merging of SecureAuth SAML to Okta Identity

Migration of Novell to Active Directory 2008R2.

Merging of four disparate DNS systems into an internal Windows 2008 DNS structure and external hosted.

PKI and HIPAA Infrastructure design and implementation.

Design and build of a single forest multi-domain migration.

Alexander Open Systems 1/13-6/13

Sr. Systems Engineer (Consultant)

Exchange 2003 to 2010 migrations.

Migration of 3000 seat Exchange 2010 environment to Office 365.

Migration of multiple SMB companies to Office 365.

Active Directory emergency restoration.

Design and build of multi-tiered DNS infrastructure.

Active Directory auditing and health checks.

Exchange health checks and restoration of Active Directory services.

Wells Fargo Advisors 5/11-8/11

Retention Architect (contractor) - INT technologies

Worked on the deployment of Enterprise journaling and merger of multiple corporate records databases.

oPart of a team of designers configuring all settings, failover, and processes.

oCreation of installation and testing documentation for the environments.

Metropolitan Sewer District 1/08-5/11

Senior Exchange Engineer (contractor) - IconATG

Work on the migration of Novell and GroupWise to AD and Exchange.

oLead AD architect configuring all settings, failover, and processes in a six site migration.

oUse of MSDSS and FMU for data migration from Novell to NetApp Filer.

oDesign and implementation of 2003 AD, SCCM, SCOM, and WSUS

oVB Script creation for the migration of users and other objects.

Windows 2008 and Exchange 2010 Migration.

oDesigned, installed, and migrated Exchange 2003 to Exchange 2010.

oCreated test environment with MS Hyper-V 2008 R2.

AG Edwards/Wachovia Securities 12/06-12/07

Senior Exchange Engineer (contractor)

Worked on the deployment of Enterprise Vault in a redundant failover configuration.

oPart of a team of designers configuring all settings, failover, and processes.

oDesign of Dev, UA, and Production Environments.

Part of the Skunk-works team.

oAn unofficial team created for rapid deployment of fixes relating to the messaging environment.

oCreated IIS SMTP bridgeheads for applications requiring SMTP access to the mail environment.

Oakwood Systems Group 8/04-12/06

Senior Consultant (lead architect Pre and post sales)

Worked with a government agency to convert GroupWise 5.5 to Exchange 2003.

oSold, designed and led the integration/migration.

oConfigured coexistence between the two mail environments.

oConfigured the migration of 700 users’ mailboxes using the Quest migration tool.

Responsible for the sale, design, and build of a new 2003 environment (AD, Exchange, updates).

oMigrated seven separate domains (NT and 2000) into a single 2003 tree.

oMigrated mail at all seven sites (Exchange 2K and 5.5) into a single organization of seven systems.

oManaged permissions in Exchange and domain to reflect the autonomy of each business unit.

oCreated processes to migrate all workstations into the new forest.

Converted a 2000+ user based school (K-16) Novell environment to a purely windows 2003 environment.

oSold, designed, and led the implementation of a two domain Windows 2003 forest.

oMigrated mail data from Send Mail to Exchange 2003.

oDesigned and implemented WSUS in replica mode to update the forest.

oCreated packages for workstation rebuilds and applications using SMS 2003 with OS deployment

Migrated a 1000+ user based manufacturing company from NT to 2003.

oSold, designed, and implemented a single Windows 2003 domain with three sites.

oMigrated mail data from 5.5 to Exchange 2003.

oRedesigned and readdressed the campus network and firewalls with Cisco switches.

Implemented SharePoint server as a client portal for existing customers to track projects and deliverables.

Consulting Projects 8/03 – 8/04

Independent Consultant

As a TEKsystems Consultant, worked on an Exchange 2000 migration and redesign of Citrix farm for Energizer.

HTML design of corporate web pages for small businesses.

Troubleshooting of network LAN/WAN environments for small to medium sized businesses.

Server and workstation troubleshooting.

McCarthy Construction 10/02 – 8/03

Manager of Network Operations

Lead group to tune the exchange 5.5 environment to prepare for the upgrade to 2000.

Worked with upper management to design the layout of active directory.

Responsible for data center, networks, and voice systems throughout the company.

Responsible for design of 56 site WAN spanning the continental US.

Held responsibility for creating and maintaining the SLA’s for the network.

Humane Society of Missouri 3/02 – 10/02

Director of Information Systems

Designed and installed Exchange 5.5 environment.

Designed and installed active directory and Exchange 2000.

Worked with all layers of management to define “process driven” upgrades to the infrastructure.

Redesigned network to switched 100MB desktop 1GB backbone environment.

Work with HR to better facilitate hire and termination workflow procedures.

Migrated from mixed Novell, UNIX, and Windows environment to pure Windows.

ONE Inc. 4/98 – 1/02

Senior Consultant / Project Manager / Technical Lead

Senior technical consultant for the 10 mil per annum client (pre and post sales).

Helped design, set up, and troubleshoot infrastructure in a clustered environment for a custom application to process loan applications with a load balanced IIS front end.

Created off-site test and development environments to mimic the production systems including wan connections, domains, hardware, and software and network speeds.

Enabled WAN communications between customers main and branch locations.

Designed and setup SMS across multiple sites for management and troubleshooting of the network environment.

Worked with client to create an internet presence and setup Exchange as the mail server.

Upgraded Exchange 5.5 environment to clustered 2000 multi-site environment.

Worked with/as sales force to spec. and implement solutions with multiple clients.

Worked in pre-sales and lead technician roles in a Citrix implementation to give low bandwidth connectivity to a custom built application.

Designed, Built, Scaled out, and troubleshot Citrix server farm.

SSE 4/97 – 4/98


Part of a team to convert Ralston Purina from Lotus Notes to Exchange.

Worked two separate contracts working with mail clients and servers.

Helpdesk contract for complete desktop support.

CPI Corp. 10/94–4/97

Lead Help Desk Tech/Database Programmer

Part of a team that wrote a VB application to input trouble calls, shipping, and change requests into Access database.

Database Admin for helpdesk, shipping, and R&I.

Lead tech on the phone support help desk and Level 3 technician in charge of call escalation.

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