Chad Franks
Senior System Engineer
Member Since: 2014/08/11
Top Skills:
Exchange
Tech Certifications:

Provide a quick, creative biography in 140 characters or less.

More bio
Activity
Points this month0
Total points80,525
Questions: 20
Solutions: 64
Articles:
Videos:
Tutorials:
Posts:
Professional Background
Senior System Engineer
Fortegra
April 2014 – Present
System Architect / System Engineer
Lender Processing Services, Inc. (LPS)
June 2013 – Present
Senior Systems Engineer
Crowley Maritime
February 2008 – March 2013
Senior Systems Engineer for the companies Windows 2003/2008 Servers, Active Directory, Exchange 2003/2007 and IIS 7.0 infrastructure. Analyze and resolve problems associated with server hardware and software. Design, implement Exchange 2003/2007, Design, implement and maintain Vmware server farm with over three hundred windows servers. Citrix XenApp 6.5 administrator. Creation, testing and implementation of enterprise wide Group Policies.  Project lead on multiple enterprise wide projects.  

•      Responsible for the installations configurations of Windows Server 2008 x64 and Windows 2003 Server x64 operating systems and Microsoft SQL Server 2008 and SQL Server 2005 including post operating system automated installations of supporting software: HP Support Packs, Microsoft Service Packs, Hotfixes and Updates for Windows Server and Microsoft SQL Server.
•      Manage and installed EminentWare software packaging and deployment server.  Created, and implemented Enterprise wide Office 2007 upgrade to over 5000 desktops on time and budget.
•      VMware XenApp 6.0 and 6.5 administrator.  Migrating over 50 applications from Citrix Presentation Server.  Setup and administer day to day Citrix environment.
•      Setup and maintain Crowley’s SAN/NAS devices.  (Zoning, LUN creation, firmware installation and troubleshooting)
•      Project lead and subject matter expert on numerous enterprise wide projects.
Systems Engineer
ADT
2003 – 2007
Senior Systems Administrator with vast experience with Enterprise environments such as Exchange 2000/2003, Active Directory, Group policies. RSA Enterprise Administrator. Blackberry Enterprise Administration EAS (Exchange Archiving Solution) Administrator. EMC SAN administrator. Vmware ESX administrator

•      Installed and administered MXLogix email firewall environment.
•      Microsoft Exchange Administrator of a multi Domain environment that consists of over 20,000 users in 2 different domains.  Successfully migrated Exchange 2000 to Exchange 2003 on time and on budget.
•      Administered multi site RSA(SecureID)environment that supports 5,000 VPN/Token users.  
•      Working on project team for Active Directory/Exchange 2003 migration project to consolidate ADT Canada into the ADT North America.  .
•      Administers Microsoft Exchange archiving solution (EAS by Zantaz) that would help ADT manage mailbox space within the environment.
•      Designed, architected, and implemented SMS 2003 R2 site infrastructure.
Senior Web Administrator
Bank of America
January 2006 – January 2007
Maintained the Bank's DMZ environment. Multiple HP servers across multiple DMZ's.  Created firewall rules on Bank firewalls/proxies. Active Directory administration, creation of group policies for new DMZ environment.

•      Troubleshoot issues with firewall rules
•      Troubleshoot IPsec issues to ensure successful server to server communication
•      Creation of new OU DMZ structure, group policies, managing users and service accounts via Active Directory
•      Completed complex project goals on time without errors
More
Education
University of Phoenix
Master of Business Administration (MBA)
Business Administration and Management, General
2008 – 2010
More
Full Biography

I am a results-driven IT professional with extensive experience in supervising, administrating, and supporting information systems.  With his in-depth expertise in the IT field, I feel that your company would greatly benefit from his broad skill set.  I have a proven ability to lead and motivate project teams to ensure success and a proven track record for diagnosing complex problems and consistently delivering effective solutions. Proven project leader and subject matter expert on most Windows technologies.

•      Experienced senior systems engineer with background in enterprise systems administration and data center management with solid experience providing analysis and solutions to Windows based infrastructures.
•      Exceptional skills implementing and troubleshooting networks and server environments increasing efficiency and improving cost savings.
•      Over 15 years of progressive, mid/senior-level technical experience in Windows Server systems engineering and administration, systems security and computer systems hardware.
•      Expert in all aspects of IT Operations and Engineering, from end-user support and training through infrastructure design, development and implementation.
•      Demonstrably fast learner of unfamiliar systems and software; consistently maintain a current skill set incorporating technology changes and industry trends.
•      Possess excellent analytical and problem solving skills, and excel in overcoming obstacles that may be preventing forward progress or issue resolution.
•      Flexible and adapt quickly to shifting business needs, changes in project plans, schedules.
•      Server Configuration Network Administration Project Management and problem resolution

More
Languages
No Languages shown

Level Progress

Current: Level 6
Chad needs 17,475 points to level up.
LVL 7
  • Overall
    6
  • Exchange
    3
  • Windows Server 2008
    2
  • Active Directory
    2
  • Email Servers
    1
  • Microsoft Legacy OS
    1
  • Windows 7
    1
  • Storage
    1
  • DNS
    1
  • SBS
    1
  • Microsoft IIS Web Server
    1
  • Virtualization
    1
  • ASP.NET
    1
  • Dell
    1
  • Windows Server 2003
    1
  • SSL / HTTPS
    1
  • Windows Networking
    1
  • Windows Server 2012
    1
  • Storage Hardware
    1
  • Microsoft SQL Server
    1
  • Citrix
    1
  • Hardware
    1
  • Microsoft Server OS
    1
  • Linux
    1
  • Microsoft Applications
    1
  • Apple Software
    1
  • Email Protocols
    1
  • Microsoft Access
    1
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2008
    1
  • Microsoft SharePoint
    1
  • Photos / Graphics Software
    1
  • SSRS
    1
  • Server Hardware
    1
  • Software
    1
  • Unix OS
    1
  • Wireless Hardware
    1