Jerry Gilreath
jerry@edgeback.net

OBJECTIVE: Technically sophisticated and business-savvy management professional with pioneering career reflecting strong leadership qualifications coupled with hands-on IT and network experience. Focused on achieving bottom-line results while formulating and implementing advanced technology business solutions to meet a diversity of needs. Maintains a superior record of delivering large-scale, mission-critical projects on time and under budget. Team based management style and excellent interpersonal/communication skills.

Sun, IBM, Cisco, Veritas, StorageTek, Network Appliance, Solaris, Linux, C/C++, Java, PERL, Shell, VCS, VxVM, Openview, IIS, CGI, Oracle, Checkpoint Firewall

July 2003 – Present. CONFIDENTIAL
Technical Services Manager
I am responsible for architectural and implementation decisions that affect the viability of the products and services. I have also been tasked with the day to day management of corporate technical staff, including network engineers, UNIX administrators, AS/400 Administrators, consultants, contractors, and vendors (IBM, Sun, Cisco, Veritas, StorageTek, Network Appliance.)
April 1999 – July 2003. Stormwatch Services, FusionStorm
VP Systems Services
As the VP of System Services, I was individually responsible for pre and post sales design, architecture, and implementation of highly available, e-commerce and high transaction based systems on a wide range of hardware architectures for hundreds of San Francisco Bay Area companies. This also involved troubleshooting and development of procedural documents, performance tuning and analysis, integrating, configuring, and deploying systems.

I also recruited, hired, and trained personnel to fill positions within the Systems Engineering and Network Operations Center within a well-known Value Added Reseller and Managed Services Provider: specializing in Veritas, Oracle, and Sun Microsystems highly available systems. In addition, I designed custom service plans for systems management and availability, based upon Service Level Agreements with customers to ensure contractual guidelines would be met.


June 1998 – April 1999. Select Media
Owner/Consultant
Private consultant, responsible for the design and development of Interactive web sites and e-commerce systems including database driven applications, Graphics, CGI, Java, and JavaScript. Provided support for Cisco based solutions. Implemented UNIX and Windows NT Web and Internet News servers. Provided small business consulting support for software applications and network solutions. Managed sub-contracted personnel and budgeting for all projects. Performed Systems Analysis and Engineering for high performance web hosting and specialized servers. Wrote custom applications for customers, and for internal business automation.
May 1995 – April 1999. Digital America
Network Manager, Senior Systems Administrator
Managed an Internet Service Provider's primary backbone and all associated support systems that spread over the west coast from Los Angeles to the San Francisco Bay Area, into Sacramento. Maintained UNIX systems, game servers, routers, software, Windows NT Servers, Microsoft SQL Servers, Remote access units, high speed data connections. Communicated effectively with Telco and Internet provider personnel for installation and troubleshooting of new and existing circuits.

Development work included: Implementing Crystal Reports for Microsoft SQL Server and Access Databases (utilizing Visual Basic). Developing database driven applications and Virtual Private Networks for customers, Writing custom tools and applications for business automation (utilizing Perl, C/C++, Shell scripting, etc.)


October 1992 – April 1999. United States Air Force
Network Manager, Analyst, Senior Systems Administrator
Designed and maintained Intranet and Internet web servers for various organizations. Designed and implemented Internet services to serve over 10,000 concurrent users, including Netscape Proxy, Netscape Application Server (now iPlanet/SunONE), IIS, MS Exchange, MS Clustering, and SQL Server on diverse platforms, including Sun Microsystems, HP, and Compaq hardware.

Implemented, configured, and troubleshot complex secure, C2 Compliant, computer systems in WAN/MAN environments throughout the Pacific and South East Asia. Performed fault isolation and analysis of software and hardware problems. Provided technical guidance on software and system usage as required by users. Established security requirements, created and maintained user accounts, oversaw proper utilization of assigned systems. Monitored reliability recommended and implemented corrective actions to ensure peak performance on mission critical, high security, systems.

I was also directly responsible for analyzing the performance of communications systems including all circuits, equipment, and transmission on various military bases. Installed interconnectivity between buildings in Campus LAN, MAN and WAN environments using Fiber optic cabling, T1 (DS1), T3 (DS3), FDDI, and OC. Conducted performance checks and measured various communication systems to ensure the highest degree of uptime and quality of service.


Technical Training, Certification, and Education