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Andrew Hargreave

Solutions-driven IT Specialist with over 30 years of experience implementing technology to support business objectives and a proven track record in identifying problems and developing innovative solutions.

Experience
Market6 (an 84.51° company) | Deerfield, IL
Feb 2012 - Current
Technical Director - Linux & Data Storage Team

(Market6 was acquired by 84.51º on 8/1/2016) As the Technical Director - Linux & Data Storage Team (and Manager for Market6 IT Infrastructure), I am responsible for ensuring the infrastructure is able to provide service to our customers as well as all our internal development staff. This includes managing remote data centers and disaster recovery sites, VMWare ESX infrastructure, Windows and Linux servers, as well as multiple IBM PureData for Analytics (Netezza) big data systems. I also lead a team with two other Network Administrators who handle all the internal support systems and services for 55+ employees and sub-contractors in offices in Illinois and Ohio. Other responsibilities include network security and spent most of 2015 managing the process of passing certification for NIST Special Publication 800-53.

agh3 Consulting | Plainfield, IL
Aug 2006 - Feb 2012
President / Consultant
agh3 Consulting provided technology services for small & medium sized business and non-profit organizations.  Specialized in managing customer IT needs including Server, Desktop, Laptop, and Mobile Device setup & management • Computer Networking• Internet Connectivity & Security• Web Design & Hosting• Email Services• Managed-Offsite Data Backups• Proactive Monitoring Services
AgileTek, LLC | Des Plaines, IL
Mar 2005 - Aug 2006
Chief Security Officer / Network Technology Architect
Provided network admin and desktop support services while implementing security procedures for the network and workstations. Architected internal network to provide an optimal and secured data center. Implemented commercial grade firewall and connection failover via backup link for T1 line outages. Implemented centrally managed anti-virus/anti-spyware for all workstations and servers. Installed hard disk encryption for all notebooks. Worked with clients to provide secure links between their network and the AgileTek network via SSL and VPN connections. Helped clients improve their network security. Setup numerous Wikis for clients and internal teams. Utilized VMware ESX Server and MS Virtual Server to provide multiple virtual project servers to help reduce cooling requirements and hardware costs. Installed RFID door access system for the office and the server room along with video surveillance systems that recorded all entrances to the office space and server room.
TLC Networks, Inc. | Des Plaines, IL
July 2002 to Mar 2005
Network Technology Architect / Senior Information Security Engineer
Consulted with small to medium sized businesses on their technology needs and act as their outsourced IT staff providing planning and support for internet connectivity, network administration, security analysis and implementation, technology purchasing.  Provided comprehensive onsite and remote network/desktop support to users and management.  Designed, implemented, and manage hosting services for web, email, and remote off-site backups using automated tools and redundant connections. Setup secure wireless networking at client offices as well as residences.  Ensured that remote systems were secure by implementing VPN hardware and software solutions.
Geneer, Inc. | Des Plaines, IL
Nov 1989 to July 2002
Director of Technical Infrastructure
Responsible for the initial building of the technical infrastructure and the internal workings of the company's network, computer systems, servers, email, internet/intranet connectivity. It was my job to keep current with networking technologies and make sure that Geneer's network was at the leading edge and operating at peak efficiency. I also helped implement and maintain connectivity to our clients, either via the internet or via direct leased lines.
Education
Bachelor of Science: Computer Information Systems
Feb 1987
DeVRY Institute of Technology Lombard, IL
Skills
Networking
Server Management
Windows & Linux Servers
Desktop Managment
Windows, Mac, & Linux
Recovery Solutions
Local Workstation and Server backups, offsite backups, anti-virus solutions.
Internet Services
Domain names, email hosting & management, internet connectivity, security.