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STRATEGIC AND TACTICAL IT STORAGE MANAGEMENT PROFESSIONAL
executive summary Accomplished and highly innovative IT professional with both management and technical backgrounds supporting the storage and architecture management of Mainframe/Open Systems. Twentyplus years of demonstrated accomplishments in the project management and architecture for leadingedge Tier , and storage/backup solutions, data center consolidation and relocation. Key strengths in team management and spearheading new programs to offer comprehensive and specialized support in architecture and open systems workload management. Detailoriented, innovative problemsolver and a catalyst for change. Missioncritical business results in project management of company mergers and acquisitions along with a bottomline and operationsefficient focus. critical skillset Storage Architecture SAN Architecture Analytical / Troubleshooting Team Management Change Management Vendor Management Project Management Communications Strategic Thinking / Innovation
professional employment history
STORAGE SPECIALIST Technisource Performed strategic and tactical activities in support of a month storage support outsourcing contract with Honeywell. Facilitated storage asset discovery across all company business units to streamline efficiencies and reporting metrics in a comprehensive asset management solution. Managed storage related activities in adherence with budgetary and business process deadlines. Assisted with the strategic requirement definition for storage assets resulting in improved reporting, evaluation and upgrade awareness. Discovered over unreported storage assets resulting in improved metrics and accuracy. Project managed EMC DMX code upgrade to gain Optimizer functionality.
STORAGE DISPATCHER IBM Global Services Reporting to the Manager of IT Storage, responsible for workload management for a team of in support of accounts and PB of storage. Addressed customer requirements, acceptance testing and training development for regulatory compliance. Liaised between customers and the Storage Team to ensure requirements were complete and expectations were met. Improved quality and morale of the team by providing coaching and teambuilding. Increased efficiencies and quality by implementing improved workflow procedures. Enhanced productivity by proactively designing and implementing a Fibre Management System to stay ahead of SAN growth. Established tracking and reporting for all projects resulting in improved operational efficiency, accuracy, decisionmaking, budgeting and forecasting.
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STORAGE ARCHITECT IBM Global Services IGS Provided strategic Tier, and NAS storage architecture and direction for Honeywell utilizing enterprise storage hardware and software. Reporting to the Manager of Open Systems Storage, responsible for functionspecific duties related to the architecture of storage backup solutions using TSM software with dedicated servers, SAN and automated tape libraries. Facilitated the onboarding of Honeywell to IGS by efficiently implementing storage and backup solutions for all business units, utilizing bestpractice/standards in modeling, speed and efficiency. First Storage Architect dedicated to Honeywell resulting in developing a workflow process and standards. Lowered costs and enhanced customer satisfaction by designing storage solutions which improved availability and performance. Provided hardware efficiencies by architecting the first redundant SAN fabric using Directors and Switches along with the startup of a Fibre Management System. Improved vendor relations EMC, McData, Brocade, CISCO through teambuilding, collaborative meeting facilitation and vendor management. Reduced costs by negotiating greater discounts for the account. Tracked and maintained a detailed storage asset inventory and full lifecycle management.
RFS PROJECT MANAGER IBM Global Services Under the direction of the PMO Manger, managed crossfunctional teams to implement and support new customer solutions in database management, server implementation/application development and execution. Key contributor to the success of onboarding Honeywell to IGS. Assumed liaison role between Honeywell and IGS. Led transition process related to assets and technology/storage protocols for IBM, resulting in a smooth transition for Honeywell. Increased account revenue by proactively and successfully managing timelines and deliverables. Using project management methodologies and MS Project, gathered requirements, conducted multiteam kickoff meetings and provided ongoing project tracking and status.
NORTH AMERICAN TECHNOLOGY PLANNER AlliedSignal/Honeywell Reporting to the Manager of Technical Services, established support teams to handle new Open Systems workload into a mainframe environment. Planned, managed and executed tactical plans for both S and Open Systems servers and storage subsystems. Collaborated with customer representatives and managers utilizing Total Quality skills to gather new requirements, disseminate information and coordinate installation activities. Key contributor assigned to facilitate all open systems hardware and software related to the merger of Honeywell and AlliedSignal. Replaced mainframe storage with RAID storage subsystems vastly improving availability and customer productivity. Coordinated the installation and implementation of all UNIX / Intel servers and their disk storage systems. Provided process analytics and process improvements utilizing Six Sigma methodologies.
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MANAGER OF STORAGE ADMINISTRATION AlliedSignal Reporting to the Manager of Technical Services, built and managed a team of Storage Administrators along with supporting vendors providing disk space management, tape management, backup/recovery functions and disaster recovery functions. Supported LPARs in an x production environment, along with the administration and management of the applicable software platforms. Planned and successfully executed data center consolidation projects. Conceived and implemented cuttingedge procedures in image disk sharing to assist in the performance and efficiency of file transfers and central collection of SMF data. Conceptualized and designed central image process to gain efficiencies in service bureau overhead. Selected and strategically administered all storage and tape management solutions including virtual systems for disaster recovery, resulting in improved flexibility and cost control.
MANAGER OF TECHNICAL SUPPORT AlliedSignal Direct management responsibility and support of mainframe data security, production problem resolution and storage management/backup with a team of FTE. Reporting to the Manager of Operations, responsible for x support of production environment and data center coordination during consolidation activities. Developed storage hardware plans for data center consolidations. Designed and implemented customized and bestpractice storage management tool, resulting in space and recoverability efficiencies. Launched the first RACF PROTECTALL solution on the west coast. Partnered with Systems Programming to implement creative storage management practices in dataset allocation, control, security, recovery and data management prior to ISMS.
additional career history
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education, accreditations and affiliations
COBOL programming classes, El Camino College Graduate, North High School Top of the Class at Southern California Occupational Center Six Sigma LEAN Methodologies TQM IBM Certified Specialist
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