Experience


My Current Resume

Manager of Infrastructure & Architecture, Florida Family Insurance.
Schaumburg, IL – October 2014-Present (Promotion)

  • Manage and Direct the Infrastructure personnel involved in building, support, escalation within the infrastructure department.
  • Contribute to the overall strategy, architecture and process improvements for the Enterprise Infrastructure Platform and Data Center Design.
  • Provide support, in a hands-on method, for the following VMWare 5.x (300+ VMs), NetApp, Microsoft Windows Server, HP Blade c7000, and Cisco networking environment.
  • Provide a lead role on projects related to various aspects of infrastructure.
  • Develop process that communicates, and documents to extremely accurate detail level all aspects (physical, logical, virtual, architectural etc.) of a modern IT infrastructure.
  • Liaise with management and support teams to ensure a consistent and accurate understanding of current and future infrastructure architectural models.

Senior Infrastructure Architect, Florida Family Insurance.
Schaumburg, IL – April 2013-Present

  • Primarily responsible for engineering and architecting solutions while engaging the Application and Database Groups to propose final IT solutions.
  • Provide support and escalation, in a hands-on method, for the following VMWare 5.x, NetApp, Nimble, Microsoft Windows Server, HP Blade c7000, and Cisco networking environment.
  • Provide a lead role on projects related to various aspects of infrastructure.
  • Manage and Direct the Infrastructure personnel involved in building, support and escalation infrastructure department.
  • Develop process that communicates, and documents to extremely accurate detail level all aspects (physical, logical, virtual, etc.) of a modern IT infrastructure.
  • Develop process and operational guidance for private cloud.

Senior Systems Engineer, DSN Group inc.
Lake Zurich, Il – Nov 2010-Present

  • Operate in a pre-sales engineer role providing solutions that focus around IT infrastructures for small to medium sized businesses.
  • Design, develop and implement solutions with a focus around storage consolidation and virtualization.
  • Transition and migrate legacy systems to current supported versions (Microsoft domains, Exchange).
  • Implement IPS/IDS firewall based systems.
  • Manage and direct internal technical engineering staff.
  • Manage and support internal company systems.
  • Design and install data management solutions, including backup, archive, replication, and legal hold.
  • Design and install centralized SAN architectures and storage networks.
  • Design and install virtualized systems and virtualized desktop solutions.

Technical Manager, Verity Three inc.
Mchenry, Il – July 2010-Nov 2010

  • Maintained network facilities, including hardware, software, and system data for small to medium financial sized networks.
  • Determined appropriate standard testing routines or scripts; tested various voice or data equipment such as routers, switches, hubs or optical equipment, or multi-function switches, end offices, signaling transfer points, etc. for maintenance.
  • Created basic proposal documentation and information to meet customer requirements.
  • Created basic cost analysis and vendor comparisons to ensure cost-effective and efficient operations.
  • Managed a technical team and provided assistance at any level to help the clients and support the company.
  • Support Fiserv Premiere banks in Ohio, Indiana, Illinois and Wisconsin.

Network Support Supervisor, McHenry Savings Bank.
Mchenry, Il – Jan 2003-July 2010

  • Supported all hardware and software for 5 remote branches (130+ users)
  • Administer and secure all routers, firewalls, switches and IPS devices.
  • Administer all voice over IP equipment (Cisco – VOIP)
  • Assisted in maintaining a Verizon Business Secure Site infrastructure.
  • Maintained IT compliance with the FDIC.
  • Maintained and Coordinated Disaster Recovery Program for FDIC compliance
  • Website Administrator for Internet/Intranet
  • Administered VMware Infrastructure ESX3/vSphere environment
  • Administered Panologic zero-client (VDI) environment (80+users)
  • Administered daily tapeless backup / storage environment (Datadomain & Hitachi Fiber SAN)

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