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Profile

Dedicated, knowledgeable, and dependable IT leader with strong communication skills. Adept at solving networking, security, and computer technology issues. Well-liked and trusted employee that will go above and beyond to successfully implement needed IT solutions.

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Education

An investment in knowledge pays the best interest.~Benjamin Franklin. Intellectual growth should commence at birth and cease only at death.~Albert Einstein. If a man neglects education, he walks lame to the end of his life.~Plato.

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Certifications

Certifications in IT can be a contentious subject. I see their value, but I can also see how they can be abused. The value placed is usually by those holding them, but certifications alone are not enough. Certifications must be tempered with experience.

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TWB Company, LLC. The market leader in Tailor Welded Blanks.

I am currently employed as the Network Operations Manager for TWB where I am responsible for the daily performance and availability of the datacenter and all ancillary systems. I have been fortunate to be a part of, and/or led, major positive transformations at TWB from an IT infrastructure and compliance perspective.

TWB’s parent company, Worthington Industries, has recently been listed in Computer World’s list of 100 best IT companies to work for coming in at number four! Much of the reason for this is due to the Worthington philosphy of treating others as you would want to be treated.

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United Way of Greater Toledo. Improving lives of those in need.

The United Way is an advocate of education, income, and health actively working to assist those in need. UWGT core values not only show in the community they serve, but also by their treatment of employees. UWGT is a great place to work.

I had the great opportunity, working under the direction of the VP of Information Systems and the COO, to move the UWGT datacenter to a brand new LEED certified building. It was a challenging experience and one that I truly value.

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Healthways. Health and well-being solution provider.

I started my IT career with a company called Harris Health Trends. This company was on the verge of major expansion and was quickly bought by a company called Axia. Axia was in turn bought by Healthways.

Working through the transition to Healthways from HHT was an awesome learning experience for me. I was really green when I started out, but I learned a lot during the restructuring and working with corporate IT. During my time there we added two call centers, went through SOX and HIPAA compliance, and completed the merger and acquisition process.

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