I am a retired Army Signal Officer with over 30 years experience in Information Systems management. I have Strong project management skills, proven over multiple network installations, Computer systems design and implementation, and Manufacturing resources planning projects. I am an Experienced trainer for computer operation and installation, computer operating systems, and inventory management. I have Over 3000 hours of classroom presentation experience. I developed curricula for communications technical control, computer operation, and inventory management. I have Over 20 years experience in systems administration, network design and implementation. I have over 20 years experience implementing and managing computer networking, as well as more than 20 years experience in voice networking, switching, multiplexing, and routing design. I am Certified in Production Control and Inventory Management by the American Production and Inventory Control Society (APICS).
Owner, The Cellars Group, LLC, doing business as Southside Cellars, Jacksonville, Florida (2002-2006)
Minority owner of this fine wine shop.
Made joint decisions regarding all purchasing and marketing efforts.
Became highly knowledgeable regarding wines in general, and particularly in our inventory of more than 500 diverse wines.
Participated in development of an industry-specific purchasing, sales, and inventory control software application.
Senior Computer Systems Engineer, ManTech International Corporation, Fairfax, Virginia (2001-2002)
Regional Manager for Legacy Applications migration for the Navy and Marine Corps Intranet (NMCI) project. NMCI established a standardized, end-to-end system for voice, video, and data supporting all civilian and military personnel within the Department of the Navy (DoN).
Supervised eleven on-site engineers in their efforts to identify and collect applications, assess them, and assist in re-engineering efforts, where necessary.
Acted as application owners’ advocate to assess application complexity, identify issues which might complicate the transition of legacy applications to NMCI, educated and assisted application owners in understanding NMCI transition requirements, suggested resolutions to identified issues, and in rationalizing application retention to the Project Management Office.
Ensured adequate manning on sites throughout the Southern region by maintaining close contact with both the Site Transition and Delivery Managers and the Navy customer, to insure that their needs were fulfilled.
Coordinated and scheduled site visits for over twenty Navy locations, with many more future installation sites planned.
Prepared daily, weekly, and as-required presentations, records, and reports for senior management and for the customer. Presented process and findings briefings.
Vice President, Operations, Open Systems and Networks, Inc., Jacksonville, Florida (1996-2000)
Planned the deployment and implementation of more than 300 new Local Area Networks (LANs) and their connection to client Wide Area Networks (WANs).
Provided support to over 50 clients, each with diverse requirements. Coordinated at least 500 frame relay, DSL, leased, or ATM circuit purchases, installations, and upgrades. Purchased appropriate computer hardware and software, network equipment, and communications services, in support of deployment of new client LANs and for additions and upgrades on enterprise-wide basis.
Assessed requirements and prepared proposals, earning the company over $1 million annually.
Conducted hundreds of pre-installation site surveys; validated network design and materials requirements for more than 300 new installations.
Managed asset tracking of computer and network equipment for 50 clients, on an enterprise-wide basis.
Managed inventory maintained in support of deployment of new networks, additions to client networks, and backup equipment, valued at over $5 million.
Traveled to over 50 client offices nationwide, to install, configure and make operational, local area networks, and their connection to the clients’ wide area networks.
Configured for new installations and prepared for shipping, computers, servers, printers, and network communications equipment.
Contacted users and wide area circuit providers to correct outages or circuit degradation, as required.
Supervised twelve PC specialists, network specialists, NT administrators, and UNIX administrators.
Senior Computer Systems Engineer, Standard Technology, Inc., Naval Aviation Depot, Jacksonville, Florida (1994-1996)
Computer, network and communications systems expert.
Participated in the software and hardware selection process and implementation of eight specialized support management information systems, running on a variety of platforms ranging from networked PCs to mainframe computers, for Naval Aviation Depot, Jacksonville.
Provided technical and administrative direction for personnel performing software and hardware development and implementation tasks.
Reviewed information system work products for correctness, adherence to design standards and user requirements, and for progress in accordance with schedules.
Administered the Lockheed Martin local area network.
Coordinated with the site manager and with the customer to ensure problem resolution and user satisfaction.
Prepared milestone status reports and presentations on system concepts for colleagues, subordinates and end user representatives.
Prepared and conducted computer hardware and software training classes and assistance as required.
Project Manager, Childers Consulting Group, Gainesville, Florida (1993-1994)
Planned and supervised implementation of all projects undertaken by this small business systems automation company.
Directly supervised applications developers and computer technicians.
Designed, selected and purchased hardware and software for, and supervised Novel NetWare network installations and configurations.
Tested new and modified software.
Managed all marketing efforts.
Prepared proposals and negotiated contracts.
Prepared for, opened and managed a new office in Jacksonville, FL.
Signal Officer, United States Army (1973-1993)
Director, Management Information Systems (G-6): Responsible for all aspects of telecommunications, computers, visual information, publications, libraries, and files and records for an 8,000 person organization (!st Corps Support Command). Planned and executed the telecommunications network necessary to support humanitarian relief efforts subsequent to Hurricane Andrew. Managed the Command’s library.
Executive Officer: Second in command of an 800 person organization providing telecommunications services to a 20,000 person organization (XVIII Airborne Corps). Planned and directed implementation of a new family of digital communications equipment.
Director of Operations (S-3): Responsible for all matters of communications operations, training, intelligence, and security for an 800 person organization. Deployed the organization to Saudi Arabia and later into Iraq. Developed and implemented a reporting system using automated data transfers.
Commanding Officer: Equivalent to Chief Executive Officer for a 200 person organization which provided real-time data and voice communications to a NATO missile air defense unit. Reorganized the operation to increase communications services provided without increase in people or equipment
Systems Control Officer: Managed the engineering and operation of a large telecommunications network linking all NATO air defense assets across all of West Germany.
Director, Operations and Training: Planned, directed and coordinated every aspect of daily operations of an organization training 1,200 new communications specialists.
Commanding Officer: Responsible for every aspect of the training, welfare, conduct and discipline of supervisors, instructors and 300 students who learned the skills necessary to become communications specialists.
Instructor: Taught new officers the skills necessary to engineer and install communications for deployed combat forces.
Signal Soldier and Supervisor: Operated and maintained various telecommunications systems, then supervised communications operations. Completed my enlisted career by attending Officer Candidate School.
University of the Statwe of New York
Associates degree in General Studies
Florida State University
Master of Science, Library and Information Scienc
2005 - 2008
Bachelor of Science, Business
1988 - 1989