Experience (dates omitted)
 
 

Cedar Realty Trust
Public commercial real estate company owning and operating supermarket and drug store anchored shopping centers

Chief Technology Officer / Systems Administrator
Hands on CTO / Systems Administrator supporting 120 end users, responsible for Information Technology services with a $500K budget. Managed the strategic planning, development, network and telecommunications infrastructure, greatly improved network security, directly provided end user support and computer repairs. Oversaw technology purchasing and vendor management while ensuring alignment of corporate and technology goals across seven offices with a superior return on investment.

  • Took a failing network that crashed daily and redesigned it with new servers, Cisco switches, enterprise class SonicWall Firewalls, backup tape library and all new software
    • This included new servers in two satellite offices and expanding the storage capacity of a remote server and connecting all into the main domain
  • Reduced the need to outsource technical support by establishing and maintaining an in-house IT Department saving the company over $4.8 Million
  • Saved the company $200K by researching and switching hardware and software vendors
  • Brought in new copiers through out the corporation being the same brand and received a $30,000 rebate
  • Negotiated a 50% reduction in contract costs for fiber optic internet
  • Saved money in shipping costs
    • Prior the company shipped hardware to satellite offices via UPS Red Label when UPS Ground was sufficient
  • Came in under budget every year
  • Implemented new security measures across seven offices
  • Consolidated all user logins into the IT Department
    • Prior three people assigned the logins to the applications. This created a potential security breech.
  • Documented network procedures and systems
  • Was part of the project management team for the corporate office expansion
  • Implemented check scanning systems for deposits
  • Implemented a Bomgar remote support appliance to provide support to users not connected directly to the domain (work groups and mobile users)
  • Setup VPN to all offices connecting them to the corporate office for great computing efficiency and file access
  • Implemented VNC to assist users connected directly to the network domain
  • Implemented a webinar solution for staff
  • Brought in 3M Smartboard for training and demonstrations
  • Setup and configured spare computers for instant deployment in the event of an employee computer requiring extensive repair thereby keeping productivity up
  • Significantly reduced paper usage and printing costs by the implementation of a hosted paperless office solution
    • The paperless office became a part of the disaster recovery plan
  • Redesigned network infrastructure across seven offices
  • Designed, wrote and implemented a comprehensive disaster recovery plan for seven offices
    • The DRP included the usage of a hotsite that would be made available to "C" level staff within 2 hours of declaration and to the rest of the staff within 48 hours of declaration.
    • The DRP included the ability to have generators, satellite internet and phones, fully equipped office trailers than can be deployed
  • Increased productivity and effectiveness of sales and property management staff by researching and deploying iPads
  • Developed a methodology where employees and access their desktop computers from home regardless if the employee's home computer was a Windows, MAC, or Linux computer
  • Developed, wrote and produced technology related training videos which were adopted company-wide, reduced training costs and advanced employee competencies
  • Taught classes on Photoshop
  • Made 130 11x17" leasing brochures using Photoshop in two days
    • I was given the impossible task of creating the leasing brochures in two days. I was able to draft additional help within the company, gave them a crash course on Photoshop and was able to make the deadline
  • Serviced, configured and deployed PC’s, laptops, servers, Cisco switches, SonicWall firewalls
  • Repaired computers in-house as needed including hard drives, DVD/CD drives, motherboards and complete system re-loads
  • Implemented state of the art spam filters and anti-virus solutions
    • Prior to the implementation of the SPAM filter, the company received on the average of 30,000 pieces of SPAM weekly. The SPAM filter reduced the SPAM by 99.8%
  • Wrote and implemented a custom trouble ticket system to track technical issues, that included an inventory control system, and purchase ordering system
  • Brought in new telco provider that provided superior service at half the money of the original company
  • Brought in high-speed invoice scanning system for accounts payable
    • Prior the invoices were scanned into the system through the copiers. The new system scanned invoices at the rate of 90 PPM
  • Brought in high speed envelope stuffing machine that is used for CAM billing
  • Provided superior desktop support for end users
  • Upgraded the phone system to VoIP
  • Ran cabling
 
 

Orpheous & Orpheous
Collections agency specializing in commercial collections

Systems Administrator
Maintained network and computing assets for small collections agency.

  • Redesigned peer-to-peer network into a client/server network for security and operational issues
  • Reduced costs by performing computer repairs in-house
  • Created and documented company network operation manual for user staff and management
 
 

Kydd's Marine Center
Small boat dealership

Parts / Service Manager / Systems Administrator
Ran the service and parts department for a small boat dealership. Responsible for selling service and parts to customers, dispatching work, maintaining inventory levels, writing warranties, billing and invoicing, computer system maintenance including and not limited to software upgrades and updates, computer hardware repairs.

  • Reorganized parts department for greater efficiency
  • Installed new computer terminals saving the cost of bringing in outside technicians
  • Expanded the use of the point of sale software
  • Discovered and implemented new revenue channels through the service department
  • Designed, wrote and maintained the company webpage
 
 

Seawanhaka Corinthian Yacht Club Boat Yard
Yacht repairs and storage

Parts Manager / Scuba Equipment Manager
Responsible for maintaining inventory levels, purchasing, billing of materials, customer contact, developed and implemented controls procedures and use of inventory control software to reduce shrinkage and maximize profits.  Prepared detailed reports and detailed inventory lists.  Planned and executed projected inventory purchasing recommendations.

  • Expanded parts billing system for commonly used materials into existing point of sale system
  • Inventoried parts department where it has never been done prior
  • Documented parts billing procedures for technicians
  • Worked with past FD Chief to bring in fire safety demos
  • Started and ran ships store for yacht club members to purchase materials directly
  • Planned and executed advance ordering for future projects saving over $30,000 in one order
  • Maintained and purchased scuba equipment
 
 

Marina Del Mar
Marina

Service Manager
Managed service and parts department for a 450 boat marina

  • Increased service sales though innovative selling methods
  • Sped up the launching of boats form winter storage
  • Created database in Access for customer records
 
 

Flagship Yachts
Yacht dealership

Head Mechanic
Managed service department for a yacht dealership including conducting and commissioning new yachts for delivery. All phases of repairs to gasoline and diesel engines.

  • Limited repairs to outdrives and outboards
  • Designed and fabricated custom parts
  • Did custom electronic installations in new yachts
  • Designed and fabricated parts in fiberglass, stainless steel, brass, bronze
  • Operated milling machine and single point lathe holding tolerances to +.0005"
  • Used precision measuring tools - micrometers, vernier calipers, gauge blocks, etc.
  • Developed an efficient winterizing technique
  • Reduced shrinkage
  • Conducted water deliveries of yachts along the eastern seaboard
  • Operated 60 ton travel lift and 10 ton Krane Kar

While there I designed and built a 18' V-Hull fiberglass boat that was able to cruise at 30 knots. It had:

  • 140HP Merc outboard
  • Dual group 24 batteries
  • Dual battery switch
  • Three automatic bilge pumps -
    • (2) 1,500 GPH
    • (1) 800 GPH
  • Airpax breakers
  • Removable live well
  • Teak bow pulpit
  • Below deck anchor rode locker
  • Stainless steel bow rail
  • Dual Lowrance fish finders with surface temp and speed
  • King Loran-C
  • Ritchie compass
  • Standard VHF
  • Waterproof marine stereo with cassette player and amplified antenna
  • PolyPlaner speakers
  • Sliding teak chart table
  • Stainless steel rod holders
  • Customized fiberglass outriggers
  • Custom bimini top
  • (3) 6 gallon fuel tanks
  • Custom fuel manifold
  • Electric fuel priming pump
  • 20 micron water separator fuel filter
  • Bennett trim tabs
  • Foam floation in the voids ujnder the deck and gunwals
  • Interior red deck lighting.
  • 1 million candle power hand held spotlight
  • USCG safety package

   
 

Riviera Marina
Marina

Mechanic
Conducted all phases of yacht repairs on gasoline and diesel powered yachts.

   
 

Bolton's Place
Bait and Tackle Store

Sales
Sold bait and tackle, made custom fishing poles, taught novices how to attach hooks and cast, maintained stocking levels.

   
 

Consultant

Computer Consulting
Supported private clients with various computer issues from repairs, purchasing, and provided technical support.

I also wrote various webpages for numerous clients from real estate to scuba to religious organizations and more. [CLICK HERE] to view thumbnails some current and previous projects including those in various phases of development and those that were proposed.

   
  IGAL Service
Service Station

Head Mechanic
Ran the service and gas delivery functions for a small gas station. Scheduled customers, conducted repairs to cars, sold motor fuel and lubricants, ordered fuel and parts as needed. Reconciled daily books, paid for fuel delivery and parts.

While there I built a high performance street car. It started with a 1971 Camaro with a 307CID engine. I rebuilt the car from the ground up starting with swapping the 307 for:

  • A 400 small block, 4 bolt main bored and stroked to 454 CID.
  • The heads were ported and polished.
  • Installed 2.02 intake and 1.60 exhaust titanium valves with a triple angle valve job.
  • Needle bearing rockers.
  • The pistons were 8:1 compression with head land rings.
  • Carrillo aluminum rods.
  • The cam was a gear driven roller cam.
  • Dry sump oiling.
  • Ignition was a Vertex Magneto.
  • Custom made wires to the plugs.
  • Intake was with an Edlebrock Torker manifold.
  • Accel Turbo-sonic turbo.
  • Holly 850CFM Double pump carb with center hung fuel bowls on Dzus fasteners.
  • Nitrox Oxide injection.
  • Electric fuel pump.
  • Cool can and custom designed fuel radiator.
  • Doug Nash 5-speed transmission.
  • Custom Lenco shifter.
  • Drive shaft safety hoops protected the car if the drive shaft broke loose.
  • The rear end was a Franklin Quick-Change with inboard mounted disks and calipers.
  • Koni 3-way adjustable shocks were on all 4 wheels.
  • 5 point safety harness for both the driver and passenger.
  • Stewart Warner mechanical gauges.
  • Centerline aluminum wheels.
  • Chassis dyno testing showed the car put out 1,500 HP on the rear wheels.
   
   
 

Media

Photographer / Journalist
Had various articles and photographs published in national and local media.

   

 

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