Devin K. Floyd
Over 20 Years in IT
Experienced working for companies of all sizes... start-up, large corporations, and mega corporations.
Over 15 Years of Merger Experience
Have worked through mergers of all types... buying companies to grow, being bought by other companies, and multi-company mergers.
IT Infrastructure Re-designs
Has experienced IT environments re-designed several times... resulting in a personal knowledgebase of what works and what doesn't work.
Broad Technical Background
Well rounded experience in Operations, Engineering, Architecture and Security covering all areas of IT.
Project Management Skills
Highly effective managing several teams of employees for large projects. more...
- Corporate Data Center Move
- Met with all IT employees involved to define strategies, action items & resposibilities.
- Worked with SW Developers to document a couple dozen proprietary applications, map out servers & databases, identify end users, and define action items & responsibilities.
- Met individually with each Director for all the Business Units in the [legacy] company. Helped each create "Outage Procedures" and End User Testing plans for their departments.
- Entire DC (over 300 servers) moved successfully with no disruption to the Business.
Corporation's legacy DC was decommissioned following a multi-company merger. I was asked to manage the server moves for the new corporation.
Excellent Documentation Writer
Documentation has become an art form. When done properly... it is simplified and easy to use yet has everything needed, it cuts down on confusion, and is easy to keep up to date.
Strong Leadership and Mentoring Qualities
Excellent people skills, with a natural ability for helping others learn.
Devin spent the first 20 years of his career working as a Systems & Network Engineer in the corporate world and has experienced IT in many different types of companies. He has worked for Mega Corporations, Medium and Large sized Companies, and a startup that grew to become a Large Corporation. The types of businesses he has worked for include IT Consulting, Document & Print, Health Insurance, CLEC, Telecommunications, and Cloud Service Provider.
His technical background is vast and he has worked on every piece that makes up IT. Over the years, he has developed a Comprehensive Understanding of how all the individual pieces and teams can be combined properly to form a solid and efficiently running IT Infrastructure.
He has worked through several Mergers and Consolidation efforts, experiencing both the good and the bad - which has resulted in a personal knowledge-base of the common flaws that cost corporations immeasurable amounts of wasted money and man hours.
As someone who enjoys wearing several hats, his roles would naturally expand beyond just engineering, where he was able to gain additional incite about IT from both Management's & the Business' point of view. He also discovered he had a knack for working with and managing over-stressed and frustrated teams of employees, making dysfunctional environments productive, and putting smiles back on the staff's faces.
Now he takes his experience, knowledge, and passion for helping others and puts it towards being an Independent Consultant.
After experiencing first hand the stress and low employee morale of many corporate IT Environments, the frustration felt by the Business side due to inefficient IT, as well as the dysfunctional departments & lack of productivity that can follow mergers - he focuses his talents to helping corporations fix these in an effort to make their Business more productive and cost effective... while simultaneously making their company a more enjoyable place to work.
Devin has the wisdom from vast experience, the technical expertise, and the people management skills nescessary to be a highly qualified Independent Consultant.
- Systems Engineering / Administration
- Systems Architecture
- SAN Storage
- Application Server Support
- Network Security
- Network Administration / Design
- Enterprise Applications
- Project Management
- Development Infrastructure
- Data Center Management
- Infrastructure Deployment
- Help Desk
- Ticketing Systems
- Desktop Support
- Assessing Employee Qualifications
(...also, the ability to describe the technical concepts in simple terms so they are easy to understand.)