Resume

Experience

Senior Manager, IT Infrastructure & Security at IGS (2016-Present)

  • Leads team of 16 individuals with responsibilities including Information Security, Network Engineering, Systems Administration, Telecommunications and Technology Support for an energy supplier with over 1,000,000 customers across 10+ states
  • Drives efforts to improve reliability while reducing the need for capital investments by leveraging cloud technologies which has included overseeing a migration of over 1,000 email and chat accounts from a legacy Microsoft Exchange environment to Office 365
  • Implemented Kanban process to manage 20+ concurrent Infrastructure projects while leading monthly retrospectives in an effort to ensure continuous improvement
  • Formalized organization’s first Information Security program which included establishing processes for vulnerability, patch and identity management while also creating a cross-functional Governance Committee comprised of leaders from every major department to ensure the company maintains their unique corporate culture while taking the necessary steps to protect IGS Energy’s digital assets

Adjunct Faculty at Franklin University (2016-Present)

  • Serves as Adjunct Faculty in the Computer Science department of an accredited nonprofit college based in Columbus, Ohio
  • Currently teaching undergraduate courses with a focus on Network Engineering, Systems Administration and Information Security
  • Works closely with Department Chair to modernize curriculum in an effort to prepare students for the workforce

Senior Engineer at MicroSolved, Inc.

  • Team Lead for Threat Intelligence practice which has helped protect organizations ranging from small credit unions to Fortune 500 companies
  • Leveraged methodologies adopted from the U.S. Department of Energy to perform Vulnerability Assessments and Penetration Tests for clients across all major verticals
  • Designed and wrote software (now called SilentTiger™) to passively assess an organization’s risk posture using information collected from over 250 unique data sources
  • Served as organization’s only Pre-Sales Engineer during a period of tremendous growth which resulted in a revenue increase of over 30%
  • Managed global deployment of MicroSolved’s proprietary HoneyPot software which is leveraged to gather Threat Intelligence data in near real-time

Systems Administrator at Ascena Retail Group

  • Systems Administrator for retail organization with almost 4,000 stores, 14,000 employees and revenues reaching almost $5 billion per year
  • Directory Services lead on cross-functional team that migrated hundreds of servers and thousands of Exchange Mailboxes from Philadelphia to Ohio during a $900 million corporate acquisition integration
  • Responsible for the tuning and support of the organization’s cloud-based spam filter which received an average of 2.5 million messages per month
  • Lead a project to design, deploy and maintain an automated patch management solution in an effort to address thousands of vulnerabilities affecting over 1,000 servers

Systems Administrator at Franklin County Board of Developmental Disabilities

  • Responsible for network and server administration for mid-sized (1,500-3,000 employees) county agency
  • Discovered, analyzed and remediated over 5,000 server security vulnerabilities
  • Designed a centralized fax server solution in an effort to increase productivity and reduce organizational costs while eliminating almost 100 individual fax lines/ machines
  • Lead project to implement a new enterprise-wide whole disk encryption solution

Supervisor, IT Infrastruture at American Health Holding

  • Managed team of 8 individuals with range of responsibilities including the planning, engineering, coordination and maintenance of established systems and enterprise technical infrastructure, including networks, firewalls, servers, workstations, telecommunications equipment, data lines, emergency power for a Medical Management company with revenues exceeding $45 million annually
  • Served as the organization’s Information Security Officer while overseeing all aspects of Information Security including but not limited to application security, threat prevention/detection, vulnerability management and monitoring the organization’s HIPAA and HITECH compliance
  • Lead project to complete over 50 physical to virtual server conversions during initial VMWare ESX implementation
  • Oversaw call center phone system migration from Inter-Tel to Avaya which included 400+ handsets and 300+ toll free numbers

Education

  • Ohio University – Master of Information and Telecommunication Systems
  • Ohio University – Bachelor of Science in Communication

Certifications

  • VMware Certified Associate – Data Center Virtualization (VCA-DCV)
  • Microsoft Certified Professional – Windows Server Administration

Volunteer Experience

  • St. Vincent Family Center – IT Advisory Committee Member
  • Tiffin University – Advisory Board Member/Guest Lecturer, Cyber Defense and Information Assurance Program
  • Hocking College – Advisory Board Member, Cyber Security & Network Systems Program
  • i.c.stars|*COLUMBUS – Mentorship Committee Chair
  • LOPSA – Chapter Vice President

Professional Affiliations

  • Infragard – InfraGard is a partnership between the FBI and the private sector. It is an association of persons who represent businesses, academic institutions, state and local law enforcement agencies, and other participants dedicated to sharing information and intelligence to prevent hostile acts against the United States of America.
  • ISSA – The Information Systems Security Association (ISSA)® is a not-for-profit, international organization of information security professionals and practitioners. It provides educational forums, publications, and peer interaction opportunities that enhance the knowledge, skill, and professional growth of its members.
  • LOPSA – The League of Professional System Administrators (LOPSA) is a nonprofit corporation that focuses on furthering the profession of infrastructure and operations. Their mission is to advance the practice of system administration; to support, recognize, educate, and encourage its practitioners; and to serve the public through education and outreach on system administration issues.