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Professional Experience




Highly skilled in building, managing, and maintaining work-life balance of IT staff leveraging a wide variety of cloud, virtualization, identity management, security, network, systems, storage, and database technologies. Fosters loyalty and corporate culture among staff, with low staff turnover. 


Uses interpersonal and communication skills to gain consensus for projects; builds teams to facilitate work that achieves positive results across organizational boundaries. Works directly with business stakeholders to drive technology decisions, and will “roll up the sleeves” to engage with management and staff to ensure project success.


Explicitly understands the IT requirements, challenges, and constraints faced by small and midsize businesses.  Budget and time constraint sensitive, focused on performance while improving bottom line through KPI/metric analysis leading to standardized and scalable processes. 


Heavily customer focused, always operates with a sense of urgency, attention to detail, and accountability on all commitments to executive management, stakeholders, and staff. Always eager to take on and solve the complex challenges inherent with industry-leading technology, and delivering solutions that meet or exceed client requirements.  Avoids customer churn by building and maintaining close customer relationships.


Persuasive negotiator with a track record of capturing opportunities, cultivating and building strong partnerships, and brings high-value visibility to an organization


·       Value-Driven IT Management

·       “Whatever it Takes” Approach

·       Customer Satisfaction

·       Relationship Orientated

·       Staff Loyalty

·       Coaching and Training

·       P&L Management

·       Revenue Growth

·       Cost Control

·       Predictable Cost Modeling

·       Capacity Planning

·       KPI/Metrics Measurement

·       Strategic & Operational Planning

·       Technology Architecture & Integration

·       Infrastructure Design & Implementation

·       IT Skills & Technology Gap Analysis

·       IT Service Management (ITSM)

·       Change Management



September 2013 to Present, Synoptek/Critigen Managed Services, Colorado

Senior Solutions Architect


Worked directly with the VP of Sales, VP of Operations, CFO, and CEO.  Day to day work also included interactions and coordination with customers, sales, plan, build, and run groups to ensure highest levels of service for new and existing customers.


Worked with executive and senior management to productize offering, and created a formal launch roadmap.  Differentiated service catalog between market and operation focuses, and worked to increase the sales pipeline by training sales to better position the new offerings with customers.  The new service catalog and training led to a sales pipeline increase, specifically in the ITIL vertical of just under six million dollars in nine months.


Critigen Managed Services was recently acquired by Synoptek.  Heavily involved in the acquisition IT technology integration phases, working directly with the VP of Sales, VP of Operations, and Director of Solutions Architecture to define the “best of breed” services of two companies.  


Worked directly with the Director of Marketing to build and position new marketing collateral.

Deescalated and remediated “tail wagging the dog” situations by using interpersonal and communication skills to gain consensus between the management and staff of the acquired and the acquiree companies.

September 2010 to September 2013, Colorado

October 2000 to September 2008, Colorado


Independent Consultant/CIO for Hire


Worked with multiple companies to define and focus their market strategies, partner relationships, streamline process, recognize growth opportunities, as well as vision and implement strategic IT goals that optimized effectiveness and cost-efficiency.  Worked closely with senior and executive management to achieve stake holder buy-in and to measure success through direct contact, KPI metrics, and executive dashboards.


Marquee projects to date:


Teachers-Teachers (TTCM)

TTCM is the world’s largest education hiring Internet Company.  TTCM currently has over one million candidates and twenty thousand schools signed up for the service, with over twenty five million page views per year. 


Worked with TTCM’s management and staff to restructure and rebuild their line of business application to a best practices model, creating a situation in which SLA’s and OLA’s were being met with a high degree of certainty and predictability.


Recommended and interviewed development staff, and worked with executive management to design, budget, and execute a transition from a capital expense to a purely operational model. 


Sprint Mobile

Contracted to manage the build out and deployment of Sprint’s mobile (4GL) development center in Denver.  Duties included coordination with multiple internal teams, vendors, and business units throughout the country to design and implement network/server connectivity and security hardening in a BDS environment.  Over twenty different technology and budgetary stakeholders were identified during the project, all of which were “won over” to the project through direct personal interaction and relationship building.  Coached IT staff members into senior-level roles.


Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME)

The CME is a stock exchange much like the NYSE.  Brought on to rescue a stalled web presence project involving all of the CME’s core business units - Clearing, Corporate Development, Finance, Legal and Regulatory, Operations, Products & Services, and Technology.  At the time of the project, each business unit was independently run, with individual P&Ls. 


Primary responsibility was achieving consensus from executive management in each business unit, inserting and managing teams throughout the various business units to gather requirements, and then driving the project to success by maintaining the executive relationships while working inside the business units to ensure senior and mid-level management as consulted and informed as to goals and progress.


Newmont Mining Corporation

Duties expanded to making critical path decisions on existing and future deployments for mission critical intranet applications.  Enhanced performance and security by implementing best practice processes in their existing environment.  Recommended changes in hiring practices to reduce over-staffing.


Compass Marketing

Contracted to assess the continued use of their current network and server solution.  Worked with Compass IT management and staff to identify and pinpoint security, availability and reliability issues.  Based on recommendations, client built out a new server farm solution.  Was involved in the visioning, design, and implementation of their new solution.  A key component of the solution was combining several older physical servers running disparate software into a virtualized solution leveraging VMWare and EMC VNX storage arrays.  Trained client SME’s in virtualization.


Sanford Homes

Sanford Homes is national homebuilder, and has its headquarters in Denver.  Contracted to spearhead a major mainframe to intranet integration project.  Secured funding from the board, hired the development staff, and completed the project, under budget and on time.  Based on performance, responsibilities then expanded to include security and operational oversight of the core infrastructure and involved interfacing with all of Sanford’s operations including sales, construction, and warranty support. 


IDV Sports IDV

IDV was a startup venture designed to leverage online content to drive back end sales.  Was brought onboard to complete their line of business internet site.  Responsibilities included team management, infrastructure development, change control, and establishment of a customer facing 24/7/365 tier 1 help desk with an ACD back end.  Created processes and controls that resulted in a 45 second ASA and 87% FCR.


Got a Job

Got a Job is a startup company designed to match potential employees with employers in high-turnover verticals (fast food, gas stations, etc.).  Contracted to deliver oversight, troubleshoot, and remediate problematic development staffing issues, methodologies, and processes. Implemented industry standards and best practices in code development, re-architected/re-deployed the Linux server farm, and migrated in-house development and server farm teams to the latest releases development and change control software.  Oversaw a team of 20 individuals, reported directly to CEO.


September 2008 to September 2010, IP Silver, Colorado

Co-Founder, Chief Information Officer


Startup focused on virtual server and virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) offerings.  Created, managed, and matured a partnership with Sun Microsystems to become the primary SME and implementers of Sun VDI services on Solaris Unix in the Denver metro area.  P&L responsibility with a “buck stops here” mentality that trimmed day to day operational costs by 35% which allowed a reallocation of IT, freeing the company to invest in expanding business outside of its niche market.


September 2000 to June 2004, X2Delta Networks, Denver


Co-Founder of a startup delivering ISP and co-location services to SMB customers.  Designed and implemented the network layout, established relationships with multiple internet PoP, power, and cooling providers. 


Once the core infrastructure was completed and launched - visioned, designed, and supervised the build out of a high-reliability/availability server farm & co-location space, and administered for more than three years.  Designed and implemented security and maintenance protocols, including software upgrades, virus protection, and backup across Unix, Linux, and Windows platforms.


Created and administered 24/7/365 EOC and help desk for level 1-3 support for deployment, availability, monitoring (Ipswitch, then Solarwinds), and issue resolution.  Directly responsible for budget and day to day management of 15 individuals.


March 2000 to September 2000, Sprint Enterprise Network Solutions, Colorado

Divisional Manager, Spectra Development Center


Responsible for building and managing geographically dispersed teams from three to thirty responsible for designing and developing solutions on high visibility web facing deployments. Responsibilities included full life-cycle project, as well as positioning Sprint-centric hardware and software solutions to meet client needs (firewall, virus protection, applications, etc.). 


1999 to 2000, Total SumParts, Virginia

Director, IT Development


As a direct report to the CEO, managed development staff for complete life cycle development for enterprise and SMB clients of Java and Cold Fusion applications.  Managed personnel to form teams of 5 to 15 people with specialized skills in website design and database management; supervised data entry engineers; conducted performance evaluations; set and managed project budgets; coordinated team projects across department boundaries.


1995 to 1999, C:\ Drive, Virginia



Responsible for creating and managing the Internet services division of C:\ Drive.  Primary duties included growing the business through direct sales, marketing campaigns, and partnerships.  Secured less than 5% client churn and contract extensions through consistent performance, trust through collaboration, stable operations, and predictable costs.  Managed budget, projects, training, and teams of up to 30 full time employees and contractors in a development environment.


1993 to 1995, On-Site Computers, Virginia



Partner in a computer service and support company.  Consulted, designed, and implemented network solutions for businesses with 2 to 1000 users.  Developed and implemented risk assessment and migration policies.  Worked with IBM, Novell, Microsoft, and Artisoft networks.


1992-1993, Atlantic Data Systems, North Carolina

Lead Programmer


Lead programmer for multiple vertical applications projects.  Worked with c, clipper, and various xbase databases.


1991, Jan Bell Enterprises, Florida



Programmer for in-house system, including accounting, point-of-sale, inventory, and payroll.  Worked with COBOL, TRANSACT, and Image/XL on HP mainframes.


1985-1991, United States Marine Corps

Military Service


Non-commissioned Officer (Sergeant) in the USMC.  Received honorable discharge.  Highly decorated, and received highest possible recommendations for re-enlistment.



U.S. Citizen



Excellent references will be provided upon request.

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