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John
john.warden@squalllinegroup.com
678-835-7039
Big Canoe, GA 30143
Principal Consultant
25 years experience W2
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Summary

A seasoned IT professional with over 25 years of experience in the design, implementation, and ongoing production support of complex enterprise systems. Solid technical planning and strategy development experience within a highly regulated Fortune 15 enterprise. Demonstrated success managing systems implementations, user migrations, organizational and technical change. Experience with direct communications at all levels, including C-level executives, technical and business staff, socializing complex IT strategies. Solid cloud implementation, migration, and operations experience.

Qualification Highlights

  • IT Strategy Development
  • Infrastructure Management
  • Cloud Integration
  • Project Management
  • Enterprise Systems Design
  • Directory Services
  • Messaging and Collaboration
  • Disaster Recovery Planning
  • Mobility Integration
  • Unified Communications
  • M&A Planning and Execution
  • ITIL Framework

Technical Competencies

  • Office 365 / Microsoft 365
  • Azure
  • Exchange, Exchange Online
  • Unified Communications
  • Security and Compliance
  • Intune
  • PKI
  • Voice and Video
  • Disaster Recovery
  • Skype for Business, MS Teams
  • Active Directory, LDAP
  • SCOM, SCCM
  • VDI
  • Windows Client
  • Windows Server
  • SMTP routing, filtering, load balancing.
  • Quest Migration Tools (AD and Exchange)
  • Mobile Device Management
  • Server and Desktop Virtualization (VMware, Hyper-V, Citrix)
  • Client Mgmt. & Automation (Windows, Mac, Mobile)
  • BitTitan MigrationWiz

Experience
Principal Consultant
Professional/Consulting Services
Jun 2014 - present
Cumming, GA
  • User and System migrations (cloud and on-prem).
  • Implementation of Microsoft 365 and Azure solutions for our clients.
  • Cloud service selection and adoption.
  • Active Directory and Exchange migrations and consolidations.
  • System stability, security and compliance audits and remediation.
  • Mobile Device Management leveraging Microsoft Intune.
  • Staff augmentation.
Project Management Office 365 Azure Active Directory
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Senior Manager, Consulting
Professional/Consulting Services
Jan 2014 - Jun 2014
Atlanta, GA
  • Assisted clients with Exchange and Active Directory migration and support.
  • Developed a strategy to integrate diverse systems and applications as a result of a corporate merger.
Project Management
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Principal Architect, Infrastructure Services
Information Technology
Mar 2007 - Jan 2014
Alpharetta, GA
Responsible for the vision and strategic roadmap for End User Computing, Collaboration, Mobility and Mergers & Acquisitions. Within an ITIL environment, oversaw the planning process in concert with Service Delivery Managers, Product Managers and corporate governance entities.
  • Developed a strategy to introduce a broad mobility service throughout the corporation, including BYOD, MDM, and employee stipend.
  • Designed an enterprise-wide Exchange 2010 deployment in a centralized, hosted model for over 45,000 mailboxes. Participated in the Microsoft TAP (Technology Adoption Program) for Exchange 2010, working directly with the MS engineering and product management teams to test the product prior to general release.
  • Directed the migration of over 45,000 employees to the corporate email and AD systems using the Quest migration suite and custom-developed tools
  • Designed and implemented an enterprise-wide Lync deployment providing SIP, Presence, Voice, data and video conferencing.
  • Acted as the technical lead for over 15 Merger, Acquisition, and Divesture projects across several lines of business with varying goals and requirements.
  • Developed a comprehensive Disaster Recovery strategy to support the complete readiness and availability of key business processes.
  • Participated in a multidisciplinary team that selected, designed, and implemented a records management archive for email data, supporting key corporate records management and e-discovery initiatives.
  • Streamlined internal software distribution, software asset management and PC imaging processes to minimize cost and increase functionality across the device lifecycle.
  • Assisted in the development of a Shared Services delivery model, including per-unit internal chargeback for supported services.
  • Held a lead technical role in many key vendor selection, negotiation, and contract renewal efforts, increasing service levels and minimizing cost.
  • Participated in a global data center buildout and consolidation.
  • Acted in an executive advisory/consulting role, supporting a variety of IT efforts across multiple lines of business.
Data Center Disaster Recovery Microsoft Exchange
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Director of Collaboration, Infrastructure Services
Information Technology
Jan 2004 - Jan 2007

Responsible for the management of a global team directly supporting the corporate messaging, directory services, and Unified Communications functions within a shared services delivery model. Consolidated these functions for the first time at the enterprise level.

  • Built and maintained integrated enterprise directory services and email function across varying lines of business globally.
  • Designed, built, and maintained a global enterprise Exchange 2003 email system.
  • Directed the migration of over 15,000 employees to the corporate email and AD systems using the Quest migration suite and custom-developed tools.
  • Selected and implemented monitoring tools (MOM/SCOM/Quest) to measure and manage the high availability and capacity of supported solutions.
Project Management
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Computer Operations Manager
Information Technology
Jan 1997 - Jan 2004

Responsible for the management of a large team supporting LAN, WAN, E-Mail, Printing, Windows and Novell directories and related applications and systems.

  • Consolidated the environments of over 10 acquired companies into a decentralized corporate function.
  • Relocated over two dozen small server rooms into a central corporate data center.
  • Managed the cabling, data center build-out, and relocation of minicomputers and client server systems to a central corporate data center.
  • Participated in a team that defined and implemented a global IP network for the first time at the corporation.
Data Center Project Management
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Education
Bachelor's in Management Information Systems
The University of Georgia
Young Harris College
Certifications
Migration Manager for Active Directory Implementation Certification
Quest, 2020
Migration Manager for Exchange
Quest, 2020
Skills
Microsoft Exchange
2014
20
MS Active Directory
2020
20
Project Management
2021
16
Data Center
2014
13
Azure Active Directory
2021
9
Office 365
2021
5
Disaster Recovery
2014
6