DAN KUMMER

720-206-6776

dan@kummer.net

www.kummer.net/resume.html

 

PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS

Strong leadership skills and unsurpassed customer service; dedicated, positive, team-oriented attitude. Proven leadership and success in highly visible roles for various sized organizations. Demonstrated abilities in: enterprise wide system design and administration, network integration, information security, software implementation, project management, current hardware and software management technologies.

 

CORE SKILLS

Active Directory

Apache/IIS

AWS

Citrix

Cisco routers/switches

DNS/DHCP

F5 Load Balancers

Firewalls

Intel Servers

Information Security

ITIL

Linux

Microsoft networking

Microsoft Office

NAS/SAN

Network design

Network security

Project Management

SSH/SFTP/SSL

Windows (All Versions)

 

EXPERIENCE

KBM Group Data Services (I-Behavior) March 2008 Present

VP, IT & Security January 2013 - Present

         Designed and implemented a globally distributed web infrastructure supporting over 20 billion web requests/month.

         Created and implemented a formal security role within the organization.

         Achieved GIAC Global Security Essentials Certification November 2012.

         Implemented IDS/IPS solution using a Managed Service Security Provider.

         Responsible for configuration and management of 10 Cisco ASA firewalls.

         Respond to internal, external, and security audits and questionnaires as well as preparing for SOX audits.

         Charged with creating initial Business Impact Analysis as a foundation for formal DR/BCP program.

         Served as Release and Change Manager adding stability and accountability to the IT and Engineering organizations.

         Manage high performance cross functional team of system/network/database administrators.

         Designed and implemented multi-location AWS infrastructure to improve latency for on-line advertising tracking.

IT Director October 2009 January 2013

         Architect and implement IT infrastructure for maximum performance of multi-terabyte Oracle databases and SAS datasets.

         Manage multi-vendor SAN and NAS storage infrastructure totaling over 450 Terabytes.

         Implemented NAND based PCI storage resulting in a 35% performance increase in key Oracle processes.

         Perform analysis of storage system performance to identify and eliminate bottlenecks to improve system performance.

         Migrated SAS infrastructure from Windows servers to Linux servers improving overall performance by 25%.

         Design and implement companywide monitoring and alerting of 250+ hosts and 5000+ services and devices.

         Planned and performed multiple datacenter migrations.

IT Manager/Senior System Administrator March 2008 October 2009

         Architect and implement IT infrastructure for maximum performance of multi-terabyte Oracle databases.

         Manage technical support and system administration staff.

         Implement multi-site network utilizing T1, DS3, Metro Area Ethernet and VPN.

         Seamless migration of production operations from New York datacenter to Colorado datacenter.

         Platform LSF configuration and administration.

         EMC Clariion CX3 and CX4 administration, management and performance analysis.

 

Sigma-Aldrich Acquired Proligo, LLC April 2005

Global Manager IT Service Desk - December 2006 February 2008

         Identified as a key contributor in global IT re-organization; selected to implement Global Service Desk.

         Implementing 24x7 Global Service Desk following ITIL and ITSMF methodologies combining multiple national and international support organizations into a single Service Desk.

         Designed Incident and Problem Management processes for Global Services organization using ITIL best practices.

         Manage operations staff responsible for legacy and SAP operations including job scheduling and administration, user management and hardware maintenance.

Manager, PC Support -August 2005 December 2006

         One of five people retained and offered relocation to Sigma-Aldrich headquarters after acquisition for Proligo.

         Implemented CA Unicenter Asset Management and Software Delivery to replace Novell Zenworks.

         Responsible for managing and prioritizing day to day and long-term activities for 8 Desktop Support Engineers supporting over 2,000 employees worldwide.

         Lead and mentor 4 Senior System Administrators responsible for over 150 Wintel servers worldwide.

         Improved relations and communications between the Server Administration group and Network group to increase quality of customer service provided to the user community.

         Responsible for software and hardware asset management programs.

Senior Manager, Global IT Services - Proligo, LLC - August 2004 August 2005

         Combined three different IT departments into a Global organization consisting of 15 people in 5 different countries to increase customer service and reduce single points of knowledge.

         Four million dollar annual budgetary responsibilities.

         Senior administration of Microsoft Windows NT/2000/2003 servers in a multi-site multi-domain configuration.

         Senior administrator for over 20 Linux systems worldwide providing infrastructure services.

         Implemented a global project management framework for all IT tasks and projects.

Enterprise System Administrator Proligo, LLC - February 2003 August 2004

         Responsible for global network consisting of multiple VPN links to worldwide offices using Sonicwall firewalls.

         Administration of over 20 local and remote Linux and Solaris infrastructure and production servers.

         Senior level administration of Microsoft Windows NT/2000 servers in a multi-site multi-domain configuration.

         Created a secure SSL web infrastructure using both public and private certificates.

         Implemented global system and network monitoring with open source tools including Nagios and MRTG.

 

Business Network Consultants September 2002 to January 2003

Senior Network Engineer

         Provide senior level network design and implementation for local and wide-area networks.

         Setup, install and maintain Windows NT/2000 servers and workstations.

         Provide end user support to companies without internal IT departments on a weekly, monthly or as needed basis.

         Provide system and network documentation to customers including systems configurations and network diagrams.

 

Impact Ideal Solutions/Eteriors September 2001 to February 2002 (Company closed February 2002)

It Manager/Systems Engineer

         Responsible for administration of ecommerce website running Apache 1.3.x and Tomcat 3.2.3 on RedHat Linux.

         Performed seamless conversion of high traffic web site from NT4 to RedHat Linux.

         Implemented SSL and Verisign certificates to allow secure online transactions.

         Installation, design and configuration of production environment to provide maximum uptime and scalability.

         Responsible for corporate infrastructure including Window NT4/2000, Exchange 5.5, VPN, DNS, Sendmail, data security.

 

Ip|SEAL, Inc. March 2001 to August 2001 (Company closed August 2001)

Senior System Engineer

         Designed and implemented Cisco network for new corporate office.

         Implemented network heterogeneous Linux, Unix and Windows infrastructure and email services.

         Migrated NT4 network to full Active Directory enabled Windows 2000 domain.

         Install and manage multiple platforms including Solaris8, FreeBSD 4.x, Network Appliance.

 

Requisite Technology, Inc. October 1999 to March 2001

Lead System Administrator Promoted July 2000

         Responsible for Unix infrastructure including DNS, Sendmail, NFS, NIS, NTP, SSH, SiteScope and backups.

         Complete design and implementation Cisco network for corporate headquarters of 250 users.

         Coordinated IT functions during move of corporate headquarters.

IT Manager/Senior System Administrator October 1999 July 2000

         Managed staff of 4 administrators.

 

DiviCom a subsidiary of C-Cube Microsystems February 1999 to October 1999

System Administrator II

 

Information + Graphics Systems, Inc. March 1996 to February 1999

CIS Manager/Systems Engineer

 

Contract Engagements

Crosswalk - 2005

 

ADVANCED TRAINING:

Interconnecting Cisco Networking Devices

Solaris 2.x System Administration Essentials

Administering Windows NT 4.0

Solaris 2.x System Administration

Microsoft Windows NT 4.0 - Core Technologies

Fundamentals of UNIX administration

Internetworking with Microsoft TCP/IP on Windows NT 4.0

Shell scripting

Microsoft Windows NT Server 4.0 Enterprise Technologies

Internet Information Server 4.0

Updating Support Skills from Windows NT 4.0 to Server 2003

CA Unicenter Asset Management

IAITAM Certified Software Asset Manager

ITIL version 3 Foundations Certification

IAITAM Certified Hardware Asset Manager

GIAC Security Essentials

ITU CISSP training

ITU CISM training

Agile Certified ScrumMaster (CSM)

 

 

LANGUAGES/ENVIRONMENTS:

Perl, shell scripting, HTML

Microsoft Windows NT/2000/XP/200x Server/Workstation, Solaris, FreeBSD, Linux,

Dell, Compaq, IBM, HP, SUN

 

EDUCATION:

BS, Information Systems Management and Accounting 1995

University of Colorado, Denver

 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

Salary requirements and references available upon request.