Chief Architect Office of the CTO at IBM

Master's degree From University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Male
Rosedale, New York
WORK DETAILS

IBM

Chief Architect Office of the CTO
September 2019 - Present
(1 year and 2 Months)

Qwest Communications

Solution Engineer
In my current position, I am accountable for technical sales support of all CenturyLink products and services including: Managed Hosting Services, Cloud, Virtualization, Big Data, Outsourced infrastructure solutions (managed and un-managed), specialized application suites. Excels in ensuring solutions are fully capable of meeting all business and financial objectives. Effectively communicates technical value to non-technical individuals and supports sales staff through trainings, client presentations, and executive communications. … see more
April 2014 - September 2019
(5 Years and 6 Months)

CDW

Solution Architect (Servers, Storage)
• Provided pre-sales support for EMC, NetApp, and HDS for storage and backup products; contributed to annual sales generation of nearly $1B in one of the largest and busiest geographies for company. • Participated in various meetings, client presentations, planning sessions, and C-level briefings around ROI and TCO. • Developed an assessment initiative to build trusted advisor status with customers and train team members.• Designed Virtual labs for team use while on the road and in the field for some EMC, NetApp, and HP products. • Lead bid assurance processes for complex multi-vendor, cross-practice solution to minimize customer satisfaction issues during implementation. … see more
January 2011 - April 2014
(3 Years and 4 Months)

Hitachi Data Systems

Pre-Sales Technical Consultant
Design, deploy, educate, and integrate tiered storage solutions to major accounts in North America based on hardware and software products from HDS or other storage vendorsInteract successfully with customers, vendors, and employees at all levels in the organization including the Account Representatives, Solution Business Manager, and Engagement Manager on each projectWork directly with the Sales Team to scope new projects in major accounts and implement the necessary solutions to meet the client's need in pre-sales and post-salesPerform all manner of storage services including data migrations, SAN implementations, tiered storage architecture, and implementation of advanced storage functionalities such as Management Services, and Thin ProvisioningEducate Junior Technical Consultant and guide them through the design phase of various projectsTravel frequently to Northeast, Midwest districts, and Canadian Clients to continue building relationship with our major customers and to present more HDS solutions Help Junior Technical Consultant in preparing for the deployment of HDS storage solutions, with specific emphasis on migrating customer data and servers onto HDS storage platforms.Provide thought leadership in all aspects of data mobility, information management and the application of storage technologies in Pre-Sales and Post-Sales. … see more
January 2009 - September 2011
(2 Years and 9 Months)

Bank of America

Perfomance Engineer
software, applications, and enhanced existing systems• Assisted in Management of Storage Area Network. Monitor Storage Area Network Health, create, and destroy present SAN luns approved by San Administrator with strict adherence change control process.• Reviewed daily system backup jobs for any failures, and maintain document reporting backup job up.• Reviewed new systems backup requirements, and ensure that all critical data is backed up • Installed host bus adapter (HBAS) in San attached severs. Performed flash upgrades to system components to ensure compliance with vendor specification for optimal performance with San• Performed periodic test system storage recovery using EMC mirror view, and maintained backup system lab environment• Gathered and updated relevant areas of business continuity and disaster recovery plans, responded to emergency network outages in accordance to disaster recovery and business continuity plans … see more
July 2007 - December 2008
(1 year and 6 Months)

Thomson Financial

Technical System Support
• Assure that production and development systems are running properly. • Identify, investigate, troubleshoot and resolve system-wide issues on market data servers and data delivery networks.• Report design reliability and maintenance problems or bugs to the software teams• Analyze server performance such as error logs, systems logs, bandwidth utilization reports and other diagnostic fault isolation tools to identify problems and record in the ticketing system. Write and maintain documentation and log books.• Test redundancy of UNIX servers by analyzing system down through failover for Primary and Secondary servers, and Maintain the Internal Outage Website written in Cold Fusion/Sybase• Interface with senior members of the staff and immediately escalate incidents of a dire nature.• Daily interface with developers, vendors and market data groups to resolve issues • Solid with UNIX commands and possess the ability to write and interpret scripts.• Knowledge of Perl and C++ and can read code.• Manage problems through the use of root cause analysis, identify and provide solutions to problems and assure users of a permanent fix.• Strong background in Networking.• Assure all business critical data is backed up and preserved.• Experienced with various SAN, storage systems and backup software.• Have installed Power Path and HBA’s on SUN and Windows operating systems.• Participated in projects of LUN cloning for secondary host through LUN masking operation.• Utilize Navispere software for Clariion to add LUNS, hosts, remove LUNS on SUN, Windows and Linux systems.• Work independently, and collaborate as a liaison with business groups and project managers to implement new product features, and manage specialize projects to support technologies and activities at improving the experience of our clients around the globe … see more
March 2006 - July 2007
(1 year and 5 Months)
EDUCATIONAL DETAILS

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Computer Science (focusing Data Science)
Master's degree
2018-2020

St. John's University

Computer Science-Business minor
Bachelor of Science
2000-2004