Corporate Director of IT - Resume

LENNY STRUNK

Philadelphia, PA

Email: lenny@strunk.com

Cell: 215.327.8999

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CORPORATE IT DIRECTORIT CONSULTANT

Network Engineering • Project Management • Strategic Technology Planning

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Accomplished Corporate Director of IT with 25+ years key experience. Practiced in successful design, deployment and management of hotel and business critical information systems. Possesses first-rate communications skills to collaborate on all business levels while effectively directing systems, process, operating procedures and documentation onsite and for remote locations. Highly personable and self-motivated with the versatility to work among diverse groups and handle complex problems effectively. Highly experienced project manager, with more than 10 years’ experience within diverse, fast-paced environments. Results oriented professional, recognized for taking on major initiatives, adapting to rapidly changing environments and resolving mission critical issues to ensure bottom line success.

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QUALIFICATION HIGHLIGHTS

• Technology cost containment

• Strategic technology planning and execution

• Best practices implementation

• Change management and analysis

• Local / remote personnel and asset management

• Large scale network engineering and management

• Disaster recovery and business continuity planning

• Security planning, auditing and compliance

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PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

GF Management, Philadelphia, PA

National Hotel Management Company

https://www.gfhotels.com

Corporate Director of IT

March 2004 to Present

Performed multifaceted role as senior level IT Director overseeing technology for the corporate office and remote offices, 13 corporate owned and 80 managed hotels. Managed a group of four direct reports, tasked with ensuring user productivity and system availability for 1,300+ end users. Environment consists of 15 virtual application and database servers running on 5 physical VMWare servers, 10 physical Windows 2012/2008 servers, Linux servers and FreeBSD servers. Maintain system availability of 99.99%. Frequent travel to remote properties to facilitate installation of new systems and applications, oversee projects, coordinate upgrades.

• Successfully managed Microsoft Exchange 2007 to 2013 upgrade for 1,300 users with 0% downtime

• Develop and deploy corporate network security infrastructure to include intrusion prevention, intrusion detection and security vulnerability assessments using Amazon Web Service and Open Source utilities

• Manage vendor relationship for dozens of vendors and manage contract lifecycles

• Reduce overall operating and systems upgrade costs by consolidating physical servers

• Establish IT policies which defined acceptable use of IT assets within the company

• Successfully engineered and managed multiple Wide Area Network redesign projects with 0% downtime

• Develop and manage full service IT Support Company within organization

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