Systems & Network Administrator
Education: B.S. in Information Technology from Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT)
Hometown: Liverpool, NY
Joined SIGMA: July 2019
I have spent 22 years in the IT field, with 15 as an IT Director in addition to being the lead tech. I carry over 20 industry certifications including Microsoft, VMWare, Veeam, Sophos, Sonicwall, and Symantec.
One of my first opportunities to work for a large company came with Monster.com. I started as a desktop technician and rose through the ranks rapidly to Server Administrator and within 3 years became part of the new global services team that would tackle problems at the highest level dealing with IT policy and connectivity globally as the company quickly expanded through acquisitions. I was also the first technical point of contact for companies that were acquired as we assimilated all aspects of their IT environment into ours. At my next opportunity, I worked for a company that built websites with content management for school districts. This time we were the ones being acquired, but my IT director/hands-on tech responsibilities increased as we became part of a larger entity. At the peak, I was responsible for 6 offices and 2 data centers, along with 7 employees. Over the years, I have done multiple server upgrade projects, email migration projects, server virtualization projects, desktop virtualization projects, and many mergers and acquisitions being on both sides of the equation.
I love “owning” an IT environment. Being able to take what was here and slowly transform it into my own vision is very gratifying. Being able to use my skills to both optimize performance and cut costs ends up improving our product and keeps our costs down for us and therefore our clients.