VMware Certified Professional 6 – Data Center Virtualization (VCP6-DCV)
Over 15 years of experience supporting and managing the I.T. needs of Small and Mid Size companies with a focus on Virtualization and Green I.T. Operations. Former Microsoft MVP in Active Directory Design and Integration and Small Business Server. Also received an award from Microsoft as an I.T. Hero for work setting up an entry level I.T. training program for at risk high school youths.
Chris graduated from University of California Davis in 2000 with a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and Engineering. He worked his way through college working with different I.T. contract recruiting firms like Robert Half Technology (RHI) and Tek Systems. This contract based project work helped to greatly and quickly expand Chris' technical skill set by giving him the opportunity to work with many different technologies at many different companies. Chris was also awarded Consultant of the Year by his RHI office.
In 2000 Chris started to work for a Microsoft Gold Partner named Technical Consultant Professionals that covered Northern California and Nevada as a Field Engineer. In 2002 Chris brought in a major new client and was made partner and the company changed its name to Technical Consultant Professionals Internet Professionals (TCP-IP Inc.). In 2004 after a failed expansion TCP-IP went out of business and Chris took the opportunity to follow a dream and move to Colorado.
In December Chris was hired by Performance Enhancements Inc (PEI) in Boulder and he moved his family to Evergreen CO from Sacramento CA.
At a virtualization conference 2005 Chris met the founder of Baneki Privacy Computing and took a job at the startup to design and manage the infrastructure that would provide a private cloud based VPN service for Internet users that wanted to secure and encrypt all of their Internet activity. Baneki also expanded into offering cloud based encrypted VoIP pbx service.
Baneki went out of business a few years later and in 2008 Chris was hired by Platte River Networking as a Sr I.T. Consultant. While working for Platte River Networks Chris worked a lot with the Platte River's founding partner Tom Welch. They both shared a vision for maximizing I.T. operations for small and mid sized companies through cloud based virtualization of servers, desktop systems and applications. Chris saw this as the best way to maximize performance and efficiency while reducing capital and operating expenses allowing business to go Green.
In January 2010 Chris and Tom founded Colorado Green I.T. to offer their Green Cloud based solutions. During this time Chris worked with many different virtualization technologies including VMWare vSphere, vCloud Director, vCenter, View/Horizon and Citrix XenServer and XenDesktop to try to perfect their cloud offering.
In June of 2014 Chris and Tom were bought out by a Federal Government VAR to help them expand their professional services operations where Chris still works today.
Since for work Chris spends all his time indoors working on computers, Chris spends as much of his free time outdoors as he can. Chris is active in horse back riding, hiking, camping, any kind of water based activity as well as riding motorcycles.
Awarded for my work with the Windows NT User Group and my work to bring IT career training to at risk teens.Microsoft IT Hero / TechEd 2004
Microsoft Most Valuable Professionals are exceptional community leaders who actively share their high-quality, real-world deep technical expertise with the community and with Microsoft.Microsoft Most Valuable Professionals (MVP) / Active Directory Design and Integration 2003
Microsoft Most Valuable Professionals are exceptional community leaders who actively share their high-quality, real-world deep technical expertise with the community and with Microsoft.Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) / Windows Small Business Server 2003
Managed the IT department for a large government IT VAR. ~ Managed internal infrastructure of 60 servers at two locations plus remote end users. ~ Transformed the IT department from an Internal support department only to a full Managed Services Provider supporting Federal, State, Local, Educational and Small Business clients as well as Internal IT. ~ Managed a department of 8 full time employees plus part time contractors.
Designed a cloud based virtual desktop solution for SMB clients. ~ Designed a cloud based VoIP PBX solution for SMB clients using Asterisk, FreePBX and 4PSA VoIPNOW. ~ Transitioned clients from traditional computing environments to clean green environments. ~ Provided Consulting services to companies specializing in Virtualization. ~ Designed Virtual Server environments ranging from 1-50 VMware ESXi host servers on HP StoreVirtual iSCSI SANs. ~ Performed basic maintenance and support for Windows XP - 8 Desktops, Mac OS X, Windows 2000-2008R2 Servers, SBS 2003-2011,SQL 2000-2008, Exchange 2003-2010, IIS 7, Netscreen, Sonicwall and Meraki Firewalls. ~ Performed training and seminar lectures on Windows 7, Small Business Server and Virtualization technologies before organizations like the Metro Denver Chamber of Commerce. ~ Consulted with clients and provided overall strategy and vision for information systems design and development, systems planning, networks, architecture, data processing, data security, and systems support. ~ Performed Pre-Sales engineering and new client discoveries. ~ Managed a team of 5 I.T. consultants.
Provided Outsourced I.T. support to Small and Mid Sized business in the Denver Metro area. ~ Performed basic maintenance and support for Windows XP - 7 Desktops, Mac OS X, Windows 2000-2008R2 Servers, SBS 2003-2008,SQL 2000-2008, Exchange 2003-2007, IIS, Netscreen/Sonicwall Firewalls and Blackberry servers.
Oversaw operations for international hosted VPN and VoIP provider. ~ Setup, Designed and Managed Production Server infrastructure and Internal Operations infrastructure of 50 CentOS 5.2 Linux servers in 5 different data centers around the world for Hosted VoIP and Hosted VPN solution. ~ All Production and Internal Operations servers were virtual servers running on VMWare ESX on Dell Poweredge Servers. Managed IT Department of 3
Provided IT Support for small, medium size business. ~ Supported Windows 9x-XP Desktops, Windows 2000-2003 Server, NetScreen Firewalls, Built servers used for Cisco IP Telephony. ~ Performed Windows 2000 to Windows 2003 AD Migrations. ~ Designed and deployed a redundant E-Banking solution for client.
Director of IT Consulting Services department for a Microsoft Gold Partner providing services to small, medium size business ~ Consulted with clients and provided overall strategy and vision for information systems design and development, systems planning, networks, architecture, data processing, data security, and systems support. ~ Supported Windows 9X-XP Desktops, Windows 2000-2003 Servers, SQL 7.0 and 2000, Exchange 2000-2003, IIS 5 and 6, SharePoint Services, Cisco IP Telephony administration, Cisco Switches, Routers, Netscreen Firewalls and Blackberry implementation and support. ~ Managed a department of 10 Systems and Network Engineers.
VMware Certified Professional 6 – Data Center Virtualization (VCP6-DCV)
A+ ~ Network+ ~ Linux+
Apple Certified Associate - Mac Integration 10.9 - 10.10 ~ Apple Certified Support Professional 10.9 - 10.10 ~ Apple Certified Technical Coordinator 10.9 - 10.10
MCSE-S MCSE MCDBA MCSA-S MCSA
Bachelor Of Science - Computer Science and Engineering
Address: 1624 Market St Denver CO 80202
Phone: (303) 578-0587