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Independent IT Consultant, Chicago, IL
March 2003 - present

Exhibitgroup/Giltspur, Roselle, IL
March 1994 - March 2003

Director of IT Operations, April 2000- March 2003

High level position, reporting directly to the CIO. Provided strategic direction and management for all BackOffice and networking operations. Ensured high level of business continuity and customer satisfaction through the implementation of solid operational procedures, standardization, centralization, automation, and other Best Practices. Developed and managed yearly $3 - $5M capital and $5M operating budgets. Responsible for over 100 servers distributed throughout the country. Managed a team of both internal direct reports and outsourced vendors.

Systems Manager - Networks, October 1996 - April 2000

Played lead IT role in managing the rapid expansion and growth of the the business organization from 800 users at 5 locations to over 1500 users in 17 locations nationally, 3 internationally. Proposed and implemented restructuring, process, technology and support improvements to accommodate the growing business demands.

Project Leader, March 1994 - October 1996

As the third member of the corporate IT staff for the entire enterprise, supported 800 users and 10 Banyan Vines servers nationwide. Developed the company's first IT standards and procedures.

United Longchamp International, Chicago, IL
December 1983 - March 1994
Vice President & General Manager, February 1993 - March 1994

Responsible for the profitability and overall operations for the Chicago division of a European exhibit designer and producer.

General Manager, August 1992 - February 1993

See description for Vice President & General Manager, above.

Assistant General Manager, July 1990 - August 1992

See description for Vice President & General Manager, above.

Production Director, October 1984 - July 1990

Was responsible for transitioning the entire production infrastructure and operation from an outsourced model to a fully internal operation.

Administrative Assistant, December 1983 - October 1984

Brought on as the fourth employee of a startup exhibit designer and producer to manage all office related activities.

United Exposition Service Co, Chicago, IL
August 1983 - December 1983
Client Services Representative, August 1983 - December 1983

The nation's largest General Service Contractor for trade shows and special events.

Free Lance, Chicago, IL
January 1980 - August 1983
Professional Photographer, January 1980 - August 1983

Provided professional photography services for a wide range of clients and projects, including the following:

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