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Director ~ Vice President of Information Technology ~ CIO ~ CTO Resume


Desired Industry: Information Technology SpiderID: 80286
Desired Job Location: San Diego, California Date Posted: 12/7/2017
Type of Position: Full-Time Permanent Availability Date: Immediately
Desired Wage: 145000
U.S. Work Authorization: Yes
Job Level: Executive (President, VP, CEO) Willing to Travel:
Highest Degree Attained: Bachelors Willing to Relocate: Yes


Objective:
Results-driven and performance-focused enterprise technology leader, offering more than 17 years of information technology leadership

across life science development and corporate settings. Creative and seasoned IT compliance and cloud software expert; effective at

working collaboratively with top-performing teams and colleagues, while leading numerous projects and solutions. A proactive executive

with well-defined communication, analytical, problem-solving, multitasking, and organizational skills. Additional qualifications

include:

Multisite and proactive manager and mentor focusing on building teams that deliver great client experience
Visionary and seasoned IT professional commended for leading and executing multiple and highly successful audits within short timelines
Creative and resourceful problem solver with selected and deployed cost-effective technology solutions that meet and exceed established

criteria


Experience:

Professional Experience

Pfenex, Inc. | San Diego, CA
Associate Director of Information Technology 2015–Present
Work closely with the senior management, key business owners, and end users in developing and implementing IT strategies in adherence

to corporate goals, vision, and department requirements
Prepare and present security infrastructure and security reports to board members and audit committees
Determine and translate business requirements into well-engineered and integrated technology solutions, while maintaining costs and

enhancing user adoption and satisfaction
Develop, maintain, and manage information technology (IT) budget and a five-year forecast
Conduct hardware and software contract audits, while assessing multiple vendors to ensure provision of the best prices and top-quality

service
Recommend improvement in technical tools to ensure time efficiencies and accuracy of all data encompassing information systems,

programs, and projects
Oversee project prioritization and resources for all assigned projects and other departments including Facilities, Accounting, and

Science Community
Highlights:
Successfully conducted internal audit of all IT systems and identified the following:
Gaps in numerous areas such as server and network monitoring, logical security, data storage, disaster recovery, data retention,

policies and procedures, as well as potential compliance violations for 21 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 11 and Sarbanes–Oxley

(SOX);
Critical security concerns implemented from previous IT support companies; and
Critical business risk encompassing fermentation computing efforts which included partnering with the Fermentation Department in the

identification of a company that will upgrade electronics for non-supportable scientific equipment
Drove performance improvements as reflected in creating the following plans and procedures companywide:
IT standard operating procedures (SOPs) meeting and surpassing SOX requirements;
A migration plan moving aging on-premise to cloud providers, consequently increasing the availability, functionality, security, and

uptime of critical systems;
Strategic plan rebuilding the IT infrastructure to grow with the company and support commercial, manufacturing, and international

paths; and
High-level IT summary with focus on system security that was presented to the board and audit committees
Optimized IT services uptime from 90% to 99.995% as a result of thorough analysis and auditing of IT hardware, software, and services
Initiated and reevaluated ways how the company purchases software licenses, and presented a key solution, thus allowing the company to

rent and lease licenses; subsequently reducing CAPX costs
Successfully redesigned backup solution, enabling quicker recovery times, from days to minutes, for all systems
Established and executed a robust perimeter network monitoring solution to secure sensitive data

COI Pharmaceuticals, Inc. | La Jolla, CA
Manager of Information Technology 2013–2015
Oversaw IT infrastructure of all portfolio companies, while supervising consultant resources to monitor budget compliance and timely

task completion
Remained up to date with new and upcoming technologies in close coordination with local executive IT management groups
Facilitated multiple learn-at-lunch programs educating users on new software productivity tools and technology
Created and administered IT budget for the company and two portfolio companies
Efficiently provided IT reports to the senior management after the installation of a ticket and monitoring system
Highlights:
Led efforts to rebuild infrastructure and policies in compliance with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA)

standards
Significantly increased uptime from 87% to 99.995% after moving key business services to cloud servers
Initiated efforts in remodeling of backup solution which included a cloud-based backup on all user computers and servers
Identified network and Wi-Fi bottlenecks, as well as designed and streamlined a new fully redundant wireless and Ethernet network

Cadence Pharmaceuticals, Inc. | San Diego, CA
Sarbanes–Oxley (SOX) Manager - Network System Engineer 2011–2013
Assumed full accountability in managing IT infrastructure across three data centers; administering the IT infrastructure budget; and

preparing an automated IT outage report in SharePoint
Functioned as member of numerous IT groups focusing on future management risks and challenges
Expertly taught co-engineers in executing support techniques to significantly cut troubleshooting times
Highlights:
Spearheaded all SOX IT functions which involved passing quarterly with zero findings
Served as the driving force behind the development of a fully redundant colocation facility for critical company systems
Substantially reduced critical data loss windows from 24+ hours to less than 15 minutes for all data center servers
Decreased monthly operating costs through migration of all physical servers to a redundant virtual environment

NDS Consulting, LLC | San Diego, CA
Information Technology Manager - Senior Network Engineer 2000–2011
Managed network infrastructure design, configuration, and installation of 50 unique networks
Developed SOX IT controls and acted as primary lead for all publicly traded clients
Expertly trained and managed helpdesk and engineer personnel
Performed internal and external security audits to ensure protection of sensitive data

Highlights:
Played a key role in improving companywide online backup solution replicating critical data to an offsite tape unit
Strategically led the research, planning, and deployment of electronic document management systems for eight corporate networks
Designed and implemented a fully redundant VPN network with three sites including one international network
Acted as the primary project manager and executer of six exchange migrations from physical machines to virtual servers with zero client

impact


Education:

Education

Bachelor of Science in Information System Security: 2004 | ITT Technical Institute, San Diego, CA
Associate of Science in Computer Networking Systems: 2002 | ITT Technical Institute, San Diego, CA

Professional Development

Skillsoft
ITIL Certification Program: In Progress
Project Management with Emphasis in IT: 2016

VMware, Inc.
VMware vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage [V5] – VCP Ready: 2012

Cisco Networking Academy
Interconnecting Cisco Networking Devices: 2011

Microsoft Corporation
Microsoft Small Business Design Course: 2008

Symantec Corporation
Symantec Backup Exec (BE) Administration Course: 2008

Check Point Software Technologies Ltd.
Check Point Certified Security Administrator (CCSA) – NGX: 2006


Affiliations:
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Skills:


Core Competencies

Project Management
Sarbanes–Oxley (SOX) and IT Compliance
Budget Administration and Forecasting
IT Migration, Upgrade, and Update Specialist
Staff Supervision and Mentorship
Strategic IT Optimization
Best Practices and Process Efficiency
Cross-functional Leadership and Team Building


Additional Information:


Awards and Honors

Judge Recognition: 2017 - Honoree – Small Public Company: 2016 | San Diego Top Tech Exec Awards
Pfenex Leadership Award: 2016 | Pfenex, Inc.
Pharmaceuticals PACE Award: 2013 | Cadence Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Employee of the Year Recognitions: 2002 and 2010 | NDS Consulting, LLC

Affiliations

Society for Information Management (SIM) | Microsoft Small and Midsize Business (SMB) Focus Group
CDW, IT Leadership Focus Group | Biocom, IT Purchasing and Service Steering Committee



Activities

Certified Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) | Scuba Diving Instructor | Volunteer Photographer



Technical Acumen

Operating Systems
Windows Server NT to Server 2016, 3.1, and 10 | Mac OS X 10 | VMware 3.5 to 6

Server Software
Office 365 Enterprise E3 Suite | Microsoft Exchange Server 5.5 | Terminal Services (Currently Remote Desktop Services) | Microsoft SQL

Server 2000 to 2016 | Microsoft Internet Information Services (IIS) 5.0 to 8 | Hyper-V | SharePoint 2007 to 2016 | VMware vCenter

Server Management Software | Symantec Backup Exec 9 to 2012 | BlackBerry Enterprise Server 3,0 to 10 | Great Plains (Currently

Microsoft Dynamics GP) 8.0 to 2013 | AeroFS | Deltek Costpoint | Veeam



EDMS
LiveLink | QUMAS | MasterControl | Documentum | Veeva Systems


Reference:
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