I am an IT professional with experience and expertise over a broad range of industries and systems, with roles including IT Director, Systems and Enterprise Architect, Senior Consulting, Systems Engineering, Project Management, and Sales/Marketing. My current focus is Azure Cloud and On-Premise Hybrid Solutions, SharePoint (Online, 2016, 2013), Office 365, and Architecture.
Since 2007, I have been involved with the SharePoint platform, starting with MOSS 2007 design and administration of a world-wide portal for a large pharmaceutical company. I also planned, designed and deployed a large-scale SharePoint farm for the U.S. Army. At Microsoft, I worked on a large Navy / Marine Corps effort where I deployed several large-scale farms and performed many migrations from earlier SharePoint versions.
I am a regular volunteer at SharePoint Saturdays across the mid-Atlantic.
Neil’s current focus is Azure Cloud and On-Premise Hybrid Solutions, SharePoint (Online, 2016, 2013), Office 365, Microsoft Teams Collaboration, and Architecture.
Consulting services for SharePoint, Office 365, Microsoft Teams, Microsoft Azure, and other services and platforms. Envisioning, planning, design and implementation of business solutions. Utilizing cloud and virtualization technologies to assist organizations in improvements and strategies forward in their respective digital transformation. Services include enterprise and systems architecture, migrations to cloud platforms, business continuity and disaster recovery planning / implementation.
Volunteer facilitator with SharePoint Saturdays primarily within the Mid-Atlantic region. SharePoint Saturdays are free one-day events held in different cities around the world, featuring sessions from influential and respected SharePoint professionals - architects, developers, and other professionals that work with Microsoft SharePoint covering a wide variety of SharePoint-orientated topics.
Windows based systems and solutions for Azure, SharePoint Online and Office 365 Cloud Services. IT solutions to public and private sector clients leveraging “As-a-Service” offerings and consumption-based pricing models. Environments included AWS, Azure, VMWare and hybrid cloud models with high data security, mission critical systems, FedRAMP authorization, and ISO9001 certification. Project planning and configuration of Azure Enterprise Environment (AES) for an ADFS synchronization model for US Government.
IT systems architecture for Montgomery County and its constitutional officers and agencies. Including telecommunications, applications, operations, and customer service strategies. Ensure the Information Technology services portfolio met the County’s needs and supported properly. Management of technology projects. Planned systems, infrastructure and architecture, design operating processes, managed system operations, evaluated system performance, and improved system capabilities. Assisted in formulating long range goals and developing policy. Analyzed functional business needs and requirements. Translated business requirements into IT solutions. Ensured that infrastructure supported necessary performance, storage, business continuity, and disaster recovery.
Design, deployment and support of SharePoint in large enterprise environments utilizing large multi-tenant models. Deployment of large scale SharePoint enterprise farms utilizing repeatable processes. SharePoint migrations. SharePoint system solutions for large enterprise environments. Delivered large knowledge management enterprise solutions utilizing taxonomy and full life-cycle methodology. Dream Team Award – 2012 – Navy Great People, Great Performance Award – 2013 – Navy
Contracted for infrastructure and SharePoint architecture planning and support for the acquisition and merger of Aeroprobe Corporation with Schultz-Creehan, LLC. Provided planning vision, implementation and support for all IT functions utilizing a hybrid approach of in-house systems and cloud offerings using Microsoft Office 365. Schultz-Creehan/Aeroprobe is an engineering company focused on research and development of solutions, addressing complex product development in materials science and industrial engineering.
Senior lead systems engineer and project planner for SharePoint architectural, design and administration services for hosted customer enterprise environments. Planned information architecture for large scale SharePoint deployments for the US Army. Performed Windows system administration for a large scale server environment, including design, configuration, deployment, security hardening, and security and performance monitoring (IAVA Comparison and Remediation and Retina Vulnerability Scans and Remediation). Managed customer relationships for use of SharePoint services and selection support of vendor products and services.
Portal website designer and lead administrator supporting corporate Intranet portal for a global pharmaceutical dermatology company. Fostered customer contact relationships to identify additional service offerings. Platforms were Microsoft SharePoint and Oracle WebCenter. Provided support for Weblogic server used for EMC Documentum adhering to a FDA regulations. Provide support for Ektron CMS400.net and ASP.NET applications. Stiefel Star Performance Award for SAP Global Rollout
Principal and Lead Technical Engineer for the Internet and Computer Consulting Services company. Duties included all aspects of business, both management and technical, including systems consulting services and Internet sales, training, and support. Developed and implemented marketing plans for company. Responsible for customer development and retention for all technical services. Supported website sales, hosting, design, and consulting services.
Established the Information Systems department. Transitioned the HMIS department from the finance department. Responsible for the selection and management of IT vendors, conducted campus-wide needs assessment, requirements definition, evaluation of current HIS systems, implementation of an evaluation and selection process for updating HIS systems for SMH, and for ongoing technical and maintenance support for all hospital information systems.
B.S. Option - Computer Science