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John Richardson

John Richardson

IT Director

Southern Careers Institute

IT Director, Southern Careers Institute





Southern Careers Institute

IT Director

Lead the company's entire technology direction and emphasis and work with the team to maintain the good and improve processes where it benefits all clients across the board.

Career medium 05
Career medium 02



As the owner or BrainWerkz, I provide technical support to the SMB market. My support covers systems, network and project management aspects of the business. I assist companies in aligning their technical capacity with the business needs so the company is better situated to provide optimal service to their customers.


Texas Windstorm Insurance Association

Senior Network and Systems Administrator and IT Operations Project Manager

Manage from concept to inception to delivery of IT Operations Projects
Switch and Router configuration and audit
Scoped, Configured and Managed Network Connectivity between branch offices and Vendor site
Coordinated with ISP and configured the P2P router connection between 290 and 5700 to utilize 2 Bonded T1 connections
Configured and replaced the 1841 Router from Austin to Fort Worth for CGI
Coordinated with ISP to replace the 1701 Bonded T1 router with the 10MB Ether from TWC
Created Visio products of LAN/WAN configuration
Supported Team in the project and deployment of Server 2008 Clustered File Server, Great Plains Accounting Server, and Disk-to-Disk backup solution
Migrated to Exchange 2007 and administered mail system
Coordinated with Microsoft to perform in-line upgrade of SQL 2005 from Standard to Enterprise versions
Configured and virtualized numerous servers using VMServer and VMWare Converter tools for a Billing and Commissions Project
Coordinated with the Data Warehouse Team and managed the project for deploying SQL 2005 Data Warehouse server
Developed, implemented, tested and maintained Disaster Recovery Procedures for Cold Site location
Designed, Migrated and administer Active Directory from W2K to W2K3
Developed, tested and implemented server redundancy for SQL 2005
Developed and implemented System Monitoring procedures
Researched, tested, implemented and administered Veritas Backup Solutions
Researched, implemented and administered Quantum Tape system
Configured and Administered EMC NAS equipment, File systems, target hosts and LUNS
Determined specifications, provisioned, deployed and administered Dell PowerEdge Servers
Integral team member for SQL 2000 to SQL 2005 migration
Support for Developers and QA departments

Career medium 06



At Inventes, I was a Systems Engineer on contract to Dell.



At Dell, I assisted the staff in provisioning servers, running fiber connections, and racking and stacking hardware.

Starwood hotels

Network Administrator

At Starwood Hotels, I was a systems administrator, providing all aspects of desktop support and server support for a large Call Center.

US Air Force

NCOIC, Financial Management / Asst NCOIC Emergency Room

I entered the Air Force in 1979 and was stationed at Chanute Illinois, Hellenikon Athens Greece, Lackland and Randolph (both in San Antonio) from where I separated. I originally was an EMT and retrained to Chapel Management.

Career medium 01

University of Houston-Clear Lake

BS, Behavioral Sciences 1991 and Masters of Arts Humanities 1995, Humanities