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Mark Strickland – Bio

Mark L. Strickland, Information technology professional with broad expertise in business at strategic and tactical levels.  Experienced at many levels from single location companies to large multi-location matrix management international organizations.


Security • IT Security Focused – Security+ certified. • LAN/WAN/Wireless Networking – Experience with firewalls, routers, intrusion detection and prevention, PEN testing. BackTrack – Experience with the open source security tool set BackTrack for security testing and analysis.

Systems Administration Windows Active Directory / UNIX / Linux / Apple OSX / VMWare – Hands on system administration experience. SQL Database Experience – In depth understanding of relational database concepts, pragmatic view of normalization, and hands on SQL Query skills.

Software Development Software Development Skills – Windows API level experience, Web development, and iPhone development (PowerBASIC, VB.Net, XOJO (previously RealStudio), iPhone SDK). Extensive experience with ERP rollouts – SAP and a variant of Baan. Pragmatic Agile Software Development – Created our own “brand” of Agile Software Development that employed that fits our simplified philosophy. Custom Wireless Barcode Application – Developed a custom barcode application for a high velocity manufacturing process. Custom ERP Architected a custom ERP to manage customer orders that helped enable the company to handle 40% compounded yearly growth. Custom Data Warehouse – Architected a custom Data Warehouse application to analyzestudent behavior in online class for the creation of a retention tool to help predict student drop outs before they happened. Data Conversion Experience – Extensive data conversion experience with a variety of data sources and targets.

Business and Technology Management • Business Process Mapping – Extensive and practical experience in business analysis and process mapping using a unique giant wall chart technique to engage stakeholders and find hidden interface issues. Project Management – Pragmatic view of project management with experience in large and small projects. Multi-faceted Systems Experience – Broad Information Technology experience including Voice/Data Networking,  Manufacturing Operations, Distribution, Engineering, Consulting, and company plant relocation. Triage Management – The ability to sort out the truly important versus urgent that masquerades as important.

Leadership Extraordinary Leadership – Coaching, and team building skills with proven ability to motivate staff through ownership of their processes and development of consensus ( Multifunctional and Crossfunctional Team Leadership – Frequently lead teams from different disciplines and different countries with successful projects. Comfortable and effective working with people from many levels – Including technical, management, and boardroom executives. Savvy and Skilled Presenter – The ability to communicate complex concepts and ideas with clarity to a variety of audiences from entry level staff to CEO to Board Room Executives where English is a second language.

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