Rick Romero
S46W25315 Meadowview Ct E
Waukesha, WI 53189
US
rick@havokmon.com

Daytime Phone:262-695-4841
Evening:262-542-2555
Fax:978-285-5560
URL: http://www.havokmon.com/




OBJECTIVE

Network Management, Administration, Project Management and Implementation, utilizing and building on my management skills, problem solving skills, programming skills and technical knowledge.


TARGET JOB

Desired Job Type

Employee

Desired Status:

Full-Time

Salary:

Negotiable

Site Location:

On-Site

Description of my perfect job:
Overseeing a growing IT department
Working with Management & IT Staff to create new systems and leverage existing systems to increase Company efficiency
Securing network and internet infrastructure.

Career Level:

Mid Career

Date of Availability:

Less than 1 month


TARGET COMPANY

Company Size:

Medium (100 - 999)

Category:

Computers, Software

Description of my ideal company:
I prefer to work in smaller private firms, as it allows you to interact on a much more personal level than your typical larger corporation where you may have less face-time with the people who need your services. I believe IT is a Customer Service position, where IT's primary purpose is fulfill a need, and provide the tools for the user to work independantly. Done properly, this should free up IT staff to concentrate on system and procedural improvements, and more urgently attend to new requests.


CURRENT STATUS

Employed Full Time

I was hired as a full time IT Manager for Valeo, Inc in October of 2000, and I am still in that position. Valeo is a ~$2m wholesaler/distributor of fitness accessories. I have upgraded almost all in house systems, added online security cameras, and doubled our EDI vendor list. Valeo uses SBT Pro 5.0 as it's ERP system. The projects in queue are currently an ERP and EDI upgrade.

I am also employed part-time at Newtek Electronic Payment Processing. Newtek is a credit card processor. There, I am responsible for all desktop, server, and networking systems. I'm also responsible for the phone system. By far my largest responsibility there is maintaining a secure network in accordance with Visa/MC CISP policies. I started consulting to help a former boss with his fledgling company in 2001, prior to it being purchased by Newtek, and became a Newtek employee in January 2004.

Finally, I run a free email service, www.vfemail.net. This was created in 2001 to address the large number of email viruses that were prevalent at that time. It's become almost a 'test-bed' for Spam catching, SQL replication, and uptime management for my other jobs. VFEmail bascially runs itself, I answer very few user questions. Spammers who try and abuse the service are stopped automatically, and cleaned out when I am available.


EXPERIENCE

1/2004 - Present

Newtek Merchant Solutions

Milwaukee WI

Network Administrator

- Maintain Windows 2000/Active Directory network
- Created centralized Linux backup server, using rsync and MySQL replication
- Utilized Asterisk PBX via PRI to F9600 to temp-fail ACD for callcenter ops
- Migrated 56k leased line to Linux/Openswan & Cisco Internet VPN
- Manage Visa/MC CISP compliance/audit
- Implemented Openswan for Site to Site and Client VPN
- AD Group Policy and DNS/DHCP
- Installed Squid NTLM authenticated Proxy linked to AD
- FreeBSD/Linux servers use AD authentication
- Migrate document imaging system to Gallery2
- Wrote PHP script for Referral Server SOAP connection
- Implemented Hylafax fax server solution for VFP apps
- Maintain Fujitsu 9600 PBX/Intellicenter/Voicemail


9/2001 - Present

Virus Free Email

Waukesha WI

Owner/Operator

- Day to Day operations, Virus Free Email
- 3 FreeBSD servers running Qmail/Vpopmail, MySQL Replication and NFS mail share
- 4th Debian Etch Spamassassin server
- Multiple php and perl scripts for automation


10/2000 - Present

Valeo, Inc.

Sussex WI

IT Manager

- Management of Netware 5.1 network, SBT Pro 5.0 ERP, WinXP clients
- EDI 850/810/856 implementation/maintenance for customers
- Creation of Valeo website, mail server, firewall

- Maintain Nortstar PBX/Voicemail
- Migrated manual procedures to VFP applications

- Wrote numerous VFP reports
- Wrote/modified VFP applications for EDI Integration
- Wrote EDI 856/870 applications
- Built Asterisk PBX with Aastra 9133 phones, use JunctionNetworks for
SIP/IAX Trunks
- Built out sales office after sale of Valeo to EBBrands


2/1996 - 10/2000

Universal Savings Bank

Milwaukee

Systems Analyst II

- Distributed Systems Analyst II overseeing both Networking and Telecomm.
- Extensive OS/2 Warp / DOS / Win95 / Netware / Linux / NT experience.
- Created, Evaluated and Executed Off-Site Contingency plan.
- Experience with Fujitsu 9600 PBX & CallXpress Voicemail systems. Install Analog & Digital telephones, and T1 cards.
- Experience with 10Base-T & 100Base-T wiring.
- Implemented TCP/IP throughout company utilizing OS/2, Win95, Linux, and Netware.
- Installed network monitoring/Security software: Managewise, mrtg, portsentry.
- Installed & troubleshot WAN & Internet connections with CISCO routers.
- Implemented TCP/IP across WAN and filtered out unnecessary traffic with NAT/Firewalls.
- Added Internet Firewall and NAT (Network Address Translation) to protect USB from client WAN problems.
- Upgraded and combined 2 main Netware servers. Both hardware and software from 3.12 to 4.11.
- Implemented Unattended Backup Library using ArcServe for Netware. Regularly backup Netware Servers with 95/NT/OS/2 workstations.
- Created new independant Netware 4.11 server for possible offsite Mortgage group. Single HP server with independant backup and faxserver.Designed to be possible offsite backup.
- Installed / Maintain Netware-based email system. (Mercury/Pegasus)
- Created original USB web site. Wrote all HTML, implemented CGI scripts for forms.
- Linux used for Payroll Processing daemon, 4 line dialup PPP host (digiboard), and email forwarding through firewall (sendmail).
- Created automated PERL script for converting Home Lending Rate Sheet from Excel to PDF format, and automatically emailing, and posting it to the web site (www.usb.com/home_lending).
- Created & Implemented RJE replacement high speed file transfer (FTP) routines for daily transfers. Written in REXX.
- Tested home-grown Foxpro applications for Win95 compatibility, Solved problems with Win95 compatibility. Wrote Foxpro app to notify IS if CallAccounting software was not running.
- Wrote REXX & FoxPro application to automatically zip RAW data downloaded and processed that day for archival.
- Modified / Compiled Netware dos utilities in Borland C. (who, killuser, newprinter, setcdate)
- Installed Citrix Winframe and Metaframe Terminal Server solutions.
- Upgraded Wildcat 4.x DOS BBS to Multiline Wildcat 5.0 for Win32.


11/1995 - 2/1996

Allied Computer Group

Milwaukee WI

MAC technician

Technician participated in moves, adds, and changes at WEPCO facilities.


1/1993 - 11/1995

Best Buy

Brookfield WI

Computer Software Supervisor

- Software Supervisor in charge of PC/Mac Software area.
- Supervised Computer department
- Opened and Closed both Computer and Software departments.
- Solved customer problems.
- Authorized Computer packages for Customers
- Participated in employee interviews

   

Computer Technician

- Computer Technician in charge of Upgrades, and Problem Solving.
- Created usable work environment.
- Created easy to use & remove security protection for demo systems in Windows 3.11.
- Solved numerous customer problems in DOS, Windows 3.1, Win95, and OS/2.
- Installed / sold peripherals both in-store, and on-site as the only SE WI "In Home Technician".


10/1991 - 6/1992

Snider Publications

Waukesha WI

Document Scanner

Scanned documents on Windows 3.0 systems using Kurzweil OCR Systems.


CERTIFICATIONS

Netware CNA 3.12 Certificaion
A+ Core and DOS/Windows Certification
Fujitsu PBX 9600 EMML I Certificate
C++ for non-C Programmers Certificate


SKILLS

Skill Name

Skill Level

Last Used

Experience

C Programming

Beginner

Currently used

6 years

PHP and Perl Programming

Beginner

Currently used

8 years

Javascript

Intermediate

Currently used

5 years

HTML

Intermediate

Currently used

10 years

REXX Programming

Beginner

06/2000

3 years

Netware Administration

Expert

Currently used

11 years

Linux Administration

Intermediate

Currently used

8 years

NT/Metaframe/200x Administration

Beginner

Currently used

7 years

DOS troubleshooting Batch file creation

Expert

Currently used

15 years

Windows 9x Installation Maintenance

Expert

Currently used

12 years

PC Hardware troubleshooting

Expert

Currently used

15 years

Printer/Network Printer Troubleshooting

Intermediate

Currently used

10 years

TCP/IP Routing & Implementation (BOOTP/DHCP/DNS)

Expert

Currently used

10 years


REFERENCES

Tracy Schmidt

NCMIC Finance Corporation

Vice President and General Manager Card Services

Phone Number:

515-313-4668

Email Address:

tschmidt@.com

Reference Type:

Professional

Suzie Sorvick

Newtek Electronic Payment Processing

Senior Vice President of Customer Service

Phone Number:

414-831-3925

Email Address:

ssorvick@.com

Reference Type:

Professional

Maher Sarsour

Valeo, Inc.

Vice President of Finance

Phone Number:

262-695-4832

Email Address:

maher@.com

Reference Type:

Professional