VP/ Infrastructure Manager experienced with overseeing all aspects of Infrastructure & Operations including: Voice and Data Communications, virtualization, Server and Storage Systems, networking, MPLS networks, Data Centers, Veeam Backup, Cloud Azure/AWS Systems, Messaging, End User Support over 5000 users, Service Desk, Change & Release management and Database.

    • Provide leadership and structure for an IT Organization that include network, database telephony server operations, architects and project managers
    • Provide Technology due diligence and oversight for Mergers and Acquisitions for hardware, software and IT resources
    • Create budget for current and future projects based on corporate initiatives
    • Established Standard Operations Procedures for all departments to stabilize the environment
    • Provided ROI to build a new Citrix Farm to increase availability from 70% uptime to 99% uptime
    • Engineered and built MPLS network to stabilize as well as increase productivity
    • Reviewed current vendors and lowered cost on services as well as hardware
    • Negotiated Microsoft contract down from 12 million to 4.3 million
    • Implemented Microsoft Office 365 as part of the negotiation process
    • Created rating scales and scheduled reviews for vendors to ensure delivery and contract standards are met
    • Designed and implemented network and cabling for 2 new locations for a total of 700 clients
    • Established Security practices for Infrastructure team that included virus scan as well as security protocol.
    • Managed several acquisitions integrating multiple heterogeneous computing environments into one standards-based environment saving over $5M annually, including the merging of all IT Operations functions.
    • Cost effective design and use of IaaS, PaaS, SaaS for Azure and AWS.
    • Manage Office 365 emails and migration for acquisitions.
    • Manage Windows 2012, 2016 Server, office 365, SharePoint, OneDrive, WSUS, Microsoft ISA Server, Web server, VPN users, DHCP, DNS Servers. Install Multifactor authentication for Office 365 users.
    • Install RSA and juniper SSL VPN for remote users. Provide day to day support for remote application.
    • Consolidate a telecommunication project to migrate phone system from Panasonic to ShoreTel cloud saving over $1.2M.
    • Manage multiple projects and team’s resources using TFS, including Cloud Team, Backup and Recovery Team, Site Integration Team, Telecommunication Team, Network Team, Server and Storage Team and Service Desk.
    • Handle security audits, data security and privacy, on-site audits, code reviews and physical security.
    • Migrated several discrete networks to a single, carrier-managed solution using MPLS which resulted in over 25% annual savings, increased network capacity, and increased availability.
    • Reduced monthly technology expenditures by 50% through data center consolidation to Microsoft Azure.

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