Technology Leader and Cloud Infrastructure Engineering in Olathe, Kansas
Execution Focused ● Cross-Functional Leadership ● Operational Excellence ● Cloud Computing
Versatile, performance focused leader with 24+ years’ experience driving technology and business operations initiatives for varied organizations. Execution focused attitude with proven record of directing complex projects. Exceptional technology skills combined with ability to drive user-centric solutions, define strategy and lead innovation. Operationally effective leader distinguished for exceptional communication skills, ability to manage and nurture talent and form strategic partnerships. Demonstrated management skills that enhance productivity and drive sustained organizational performance.
Cloud Data Centers & Managed Services ● Single, Blade & Hybrid Computing ● Stretch Clusters (Flash & Disk Storage)
Emerging Security Technology ● Cisco & Brocade Networks ● Risk Management & Performance Matrix
Cisco & Avaya VoIP Communications ● Data Backup & eDiscovery Systems ● Failover & Failback Disaster Recovery
Web & Data Applications ● Highly Virtualized Environments ● Data Center Infrastructure Management
GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES HEALTH ASSOCIATION, INC., LEE’S SUMMIT, MO
MANAGER, ENTERPRISE INFRASTRUCTURE, 2012-2016
Led reliable and available secure infrastructure environments supporting $3B business with 1,500 employees across multiple data centers.
• Ensured normal business operation functionality during times of severe weather with less than 5% loss in productivity by enabling remote access to company systems.
• Reduced RPO (recovery point objective) from 12 hours to 4 hours and RTO (recovery time objective) from 1 hour to 15 minutes, significantly decreasing disaster recovery time significantly and increasing revenues and savings by implementing core infrastructure upgrade.
• Developed and managed annual IT budgets in excess of $15M for enterprise infrastructure and applications of areas that include compute, security, applications, network, storage, and telecommunications.
EDUCATION & TRAINING
BAKER UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF PROFESSIONAL AND GRADUATE STUDIES, Overland Park, KS, M.B.A. (4.0 GPA)
EVANGEL UNIVERSITY, Springfield, MO, B.B.A., Management and Accounting (3.65 GPA)
COURSEWORK: Microsoft, Networking, Budget and Forecasting, Project Management, Managed and Cloud Services,