Resume

Summary

A combination of extensive experience, technical training and education has resulted in excellent qualifications in Information Systems/Services management, personnel management, network/systems design, integration and administration along with systems and business development. Command exemplary organizational and time management skills in the coordination of multi-task jobs. Focused, analytical and organized, capable of completing all projects and tasks within time and budget schedules. Possess excellent communication skills, both written and verbal, with the ability to explain complex theories and procedures to others. 

Key strengths include:

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Leadership, management, and training experience with the ability to successfully motivate and mentor team members. 

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Work well under deadline or time constraints, effectively troubleshooting and resolving problems.

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Ability to develop, lead, and deliver technology direction / solutions to meet business requirements and goals.

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Create and implement quality improvement processes. Excellent negotiation abilities, contributing to significant cost reductions and increased revenue and profitability. 

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Proven capability of managing to Profit and Loss statements. 

Professional Experience

Jack in the Box / Foodmaker - San Diego, CA (July 1999 to December 1999)

Y2K Consultant

Take command of third-party vendor compliance project. Contact vendors and determine level of readiness. Track and analyze progress. Prepare detailed and summary reports for executive management. Present findings monthly to executive management. Assist department heads with contingency planning

Entex Information Services, Inc. - La Jolla, CA - (September 1996 to July 1999)

May 1997 to July 1999

Professional Services Manager/Technical Resource Solutions Manager

Responsible for staffing, leadership, and scheduling of consultants and engineers. Provide technical expertise and guidance to consultants and engineers. Develop and execute consultant and engineer training plans. Create Scopes of Work detailing client engagements. Manage client service agreements. Create and maintain vendor relationships with strategic marketing and growth plans. Perform all required financial functions including profit and loss analysis, budgeting, forecasting, billing and utilization. Assist Account Managers with customer visits and presentations. Contribute to the development and growth of new business.

September 1996 to May 1997

Engineer/Consultant

Initially hired as Systems Engineer. Shortly promoted to Senior Systems Engineer. Expertise centered on Windows NT, SQL Server, Compaq Servers, and network management. Maintained high billable rates and customer satisfaction on all projects. Subsequently promoted to Systems Consultant. Responsible for generating Scopes of Work, assisting junior engineers, performing pre-sales calls with Account Managers.

 Bill Durney Consulting - Del Mar, CA  - (April 1996 to December 1999)

Owner

Provided consultation, network integration and support to various San Diego companies. Clients included firms in the restaurant, travel, marketing and real estate industries, as well as private individuals.

 Chart House Enterprises, Inc. - Solana Beach, CA - (September 1982 to April 1996)

April 1994 to April 1996

Information Systems and Technologies Manager

Assumed responsibility for Corporate Data Center. Merged positions of Data Center Manager and Information Technologies Manager. Additional responsibilities include oversight of all mini-computer operations. Manage Profit and Loss to within 2% of budget. Integral to selection, installation and integration of new UNIX-based financial software and hardware. Responsible for physical plant including Windows NT Servers, Internet connectivity, Compaq Servers and fiber optic Administrator for Microsoft SQL Database. Staff management of combined Data Center and Technical Support personnel teams. 

February 1991 to April 1994

Information Technologies Manager

Perform strategic planning/direction for all PC & LAN based systems, both local and remote. Responsible for acquisition and implementation of technologies for deployment throughout corporate offices and off-site restaurants. Conduct contract negotiations and authorize equipment purchases. Integration of Windows NT, Windows for Workgroups and DOS based Local Area Networks. Management of Technical Support personnel.

September 1988 to February 1991

System Administrator/Technical Analyst

Network resource management. Technical support for all levels of company. In charge of all local and remote networking and mini-computer COBOL maintenance programming. Implement and maintain E-mail (local and remote) and Xcellenet WAN systems. Conversion from 3+ Share to LAN Manager. Administration of all local and remote nodes. Purchasing agent for all PC-based acquisitions.

January 1984 to September 1988

Programmer, Programmer/Analyst, Systems Programmer

As a Programmer, duties included programming on mini-computer and PC platforms. Implemented and maintained company-operated bulletin board system. Was promoted to a Programmer/Analyst served as the lead programmer on the mini-computer. Developed programs for PC and POS systems. As a Systems Programmer, was responsible for the integration of the Local Area Network and the mini-computer. High-level programming on each platform. Implement DOS-based networking. Assisted help desk with technical problem resolution.

September 1982 to January 1984

Data Center

Began working through a temporary agency as a Data Entry Clerk and was subsequently hired into the position. Promoted to Data Entry Operator. Responsible for daily production runs. Streamlined operations.

Education

Technical Training and Certifications:

Microsoft Certified Professional Windows 95, Windows NT;

3Com LAN Software; Project Management; Entex Management courses

State University of New York, Stony Brook, NY - Computer Science, Mathematics

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