EXPERIENCE

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XAMARIN - San Francisco, CA

IT Manager 7/2014 – Present


SOFTARTISANS - Watertown, MA

SKIMBOX - Watertown, MA

IT Manager 11/2013 – 7/2014

Systems Administrator 10/2012 – 11/2013

I manage the day-to day and long-term IT operations of both Softartisans and Skimbox, managing both a local private cloud environment, hosted environments on AWS, and local and remote datacenters.

I dealt with most everything, from systems maintenance and network engineering, to strategic planning and budgeting. I also served as a DevOps Engineer and Windows admin for Skimbox.


QUICKSTART INTELLIGENCE - Irvine, CA      

So-Cal Technical Supervisor 2/2011 – 10/2012

Branch Technician 10/2010 - 2/2011

Inside Sales Representative 6/2010 - 10/2010

I was the primary classroom technical resource for the largest Microsoft training partner in the western US, and one of the top 5 in the world. I managed technical staff across 4 Southern California locations, as well as serve as liason to a partner facility in Las Vegas.I was one of the leads on a team that designed and built a revamp of our remote training infrastructure in 2011, built on Microsoft Lync. That solution directly led to the company winning a 2012 Microsoft Partner of the Year award, as well as being the primary driver of over 35% YoY revenue growth.  

Additionally, on the corporate IT side; I was charged with assisting with and completing several infrastructure projects. I served as one of 2 DBAs on staff, as well as one of 2 Lync Admins. I also managed our Dynamics CRM infrastructure, and was responsible for implementing SCVMM 2008R2.


CONTRACT / CONSULTING

While this isn't everything - It's the high points of my contract consulting jobs


GRUBUP - Thousand Oaks, CA

CTO 4/2011 - 10/2013

I was the technical guy at GrubUp - We were a startup that made software to help people get food faster, all while making it easier on restaurants. I managed our servers, scaled us out, and made infrastructure and hiring decisions.


ALLERGAN - Irvine, CA

Systems Engineer Consultant 6/2012-7/2012

I was engaged by Allergan to help them with a scripting project to identify the volume of stored mail needed in order to provision for a planned migration to Exchange Online Archives.


CAPTAIN MARKETING - Calabasas, CA

Systems and Development Consultant 2/2012- 4/2012

I was approached by Captain Marketing to help them out as they were migrating from an outsourced consulting team in India to an in-house team that they were building in Belize. During this time I managed several Ubuntu and CentOS servers serving as multitenant web hosts as well as serving as primary IT/development resource.


EDUCATION

2009 / B.S. 

Boston University, Boston, Massachusetts

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