Successful IT Strategist, CEO, Author and Speaker with over 25 years of experience who is skilled at leading the development, deployment and support of robust technical solutions, systems administrations, and architectures across multiple industries and platforms to include, technology, financial, real estate, healthcare, government contracting and telecommunication services. Offering a unique combination of strategic technology vision, business acumen, and tactical leadership to consistently deliver to plan and bring value to the organization.
Lead System Administration – Over 25 years in system administration, leading teams and mentoring Jr. Administrators. Improving overall quality and performance through the use of shell scripting creating tools to monitor and check the health of the systems. Setting up SLA’s and team career path training programs.
Change Management Process (Human Side) –Working with end users to educate and help them understand new changes. Setting up a transparent process so that everyone should know exactly what is going on.
Enterprise Systems Innovation– track record for implementing cutting-edge solutions that solve business issues while controlling costs and risk; advanced knowledge in Cloud and virtualization architectures and Enterprise wide initiatives.
Cloud Architecture – Proven track record in designing / Implementing and Monitoring cloud technologies on both VMWare and Amazon Web Services (AWS).
Technology Services Expertise-across multiple industries, and understand the various lines of business, system requirements, compliance and regulations. Strong technical background in infrastructure technologies and planning.
Project Management (PM) / Project Management Organization (PMO) –Solid foundation of project initiation, planning, budgeting, monitoring, configuration management, risk identification, verification, testing and remediation with a strong emphasis on coordination and reporting skills. Planned projects over 3 Million.
People Management-motivating leader who has built, developed and managed high-performing IT teams. Very strong interpersonal skills with an ability to develop strong partnership with stakeholders. Ability to with internal technical resources and cross organizational departments and business lines.
Business Analyst- Documentation and business requirement skills, advanced analysis skills across all integrated Oracle modules and partner interfaces. Ability to perform and document complex data analysis across multiple system platforms.
Software Development –Have a clear understand of software development and SLDC process. Working alongside and with development in object-oriented Java development and personal experience in Objective C and Swift development for iPhone applications.
Expertise in – Strategic IT planning; enterprise, data center, virtualization architectures; risk and cost controls; Harvesting relationships and customer management; change management; quality management; staff development and leadership; project management; solution testing, resource and management.
Accomplished Speaker – Presentation and Speaking skills. Have given lectures on black empowerment and, cloud computing and the benefits for small businesses.
Board of Directors – Mr. Cohen has been on the board of directors of BalletNova School of Dance in Arlington, Virginia, and Springfield Community Theatre.