Systems Director
Technology Consultant & Architect

Greater Minneapolis - St. Paul Area

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About me

Information Technology professional with 25+ years of management, architecture, and consulting experience. US Navy Veteran. Skilled in leadership of people and technology initiatives. Managed Systems, Storage, Virtual Infrastructure, and UNIX/Linux teams. Avid NFL fan. Go Steelers!


Bachelor of Science (BS)
Aerospace Engineering
Syracuse University

Syracuse, NY

  • Cum Laude Graduate
  • Recipient, Sigma Gamma Tau Award – Engineering Excellence


Core Competencies

  • Leadership & Team Building
  • Capital, Budget & Vendor Management
  • Process Improvement & Benefit Analysis
  • Business Analysis & Integration
  • CRM Suite Management (Infusionsoft, ActiveCampaign)
  • Website Development (Wordpress, Elementor)
  • Digital Marketing & Funnel expert (ClickFunnels, Drop Funnels)
  • Web Analytics (Google)
  • Technical Project Rollout & Management
  • Customer Service & End-User Support
  • Internal Cloud Pioneer, VMware + Netapp + Infiniband + Big Iron


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Austin, TX
2019 – Present

(Remote Position)

Senior Systems Manager

  • Primary technology expert responsible for all Systems and Services used by Charfen team members and clients.
  • Member of leadership team providing technical guidance and planning to other department and company leaders.
  • Lead off-shore Systems team members in architecting, building, maintaining, and troubleshooting all systems and services.


Minneapolis, MN
2017 – 2019

(Remote Position)

Manager – Global Command Center Operations

  • Facilitated major incidents for high profile clients and internal organization disruptions.
  • Ensured restoration of services by fostering collaboration between support groups, vendors and suppliers.
  • Developed recovery plans, tracks remediation and communicates with C-suite leadership.
  • Lead operational health assessments to improve IT delivery.


Plymouth, MN
2015 – 2017

Senior Technology Consultant

Provided consulting on technology strategy projects and architecture remediation. Data center migration and methodology, DCIM, RFP creation, IT application audit and risk projections, project management, and project coordination.


Minneapolis, MN

IT Manager, Health Industries, Advisory

Management of personnel and projects in the Infrastructure Technology group. Delivered enterprise health infrastructure initiatives for the pharma/life science industries.


Minneapolis, MN
2013 – 2015

Master Architect

Provided technical consulting, project management, project coordination, and consultative services for large enterprises. Enabled customers to outsource legacy ops to the cloud.


Maple Grove, MN
2011 – 2013

Senior Solutions Engineer/Architect

Mentored engineers and architects. Interacted with customers to understand their environment, risks and challenges. Integrated with sales staff to deliver valuable customer focused solutions. Managed technical migration of a major public school system’s data centers to two new data centers without service disruption.


Minneapolis, MN
2004 – 2011

IT Manager – Storage, Virtualization, UNIX/Linux

Managed, multi-million dollar budgets and external vendor relationships. Provided guidance, vision and leadership for multi-cultural team members globally. Operated highly available enterprise systems in 24/7/365 environments. Internal cloud pioneer. Instrumental in capital procurement and life-cycle management. Managed hiring. Trained staff.


Pasadena, CA
1997 – 2004

IT Manager - UNIX

Lead and managed an exceptional team of UNIX engineers supporting one of NASA’s premier Navigation and Spacecraft Dynamics divisions. Owned vendor relationships and capital purchasing responsibilities. Owned responsibility for design, installation, operations and troubleshooting.


San Diego, CA
1990 – 1996

Commissioned Officer – USS Drum (SSN-677)

Division leader. Monitored operations, organized daily and weekly business procedures, and briefed senior personnel on overall progress. Regularly collaborated with senior, adjacent, and subordinate teams. Wore many leadership hats while enjoying increasing responsibility. Go Navy!