I am a dynamic, accomplished Solution Architect with 12+ years of experience in understanding company/client needs and delivering outstanding IT/cloud solutions.

I effectively build and maintain lasting relationships, leveraging my communication skills to handle deep architectural discussions, engage customers, and drive smooth implementations.

As an out-of-the-box thinker, I continue my leverage my expertise with software development tools, methodologies, solution design, risk management, and more to exceed all expectations.

I look forward to meeting you! You can reach me at Russ@russevans.me

 

EMPLOYMENT HISTORY

 

May 2019 - Present

SOLUTION ARCHITECT, NTIVA INC.

  • Analyze current technologies and deliver optimal technical solutions that have positively impacted over $1M in revenue.

  • Promoted to Solution Architect, translate business needs and orchestrated design and development of enterprise infrastructure and managed support solutions that earned immediate recognition and have since been adopted as company gold standard.

  • Strategize with key stakeholders to architect best-in-class solutions that meet strict requirements as a principal liaison.

  • Streamlined handling of work to complete critical opportunity bids and support sales growth of 59% annually.

  • Offer trusted input on high-level solution strategy, all while facilitating pre-sales efforts and architecture discussions.

Jan 2016 – May 2019

SENIOR SYSTEMS ENGINEER
NTIVA INC.

  • Migrated on-premises systems to cloud environments and diligently administered largest client infrastructures, fostering an environment of continuous improvement, and coordinating effectively with up to 500+ diverse staff.

  • Earned prestigious System Engineer MVP after consistently outperforming goals amongst a team of 20 Engineers.

  • Implemented and configured AlienVault SEIM security monitoring systems under strict deadlines and heavy workload, using the effort to create new implementation best practices that saved $100K annually. 

  • Contributed technical leadership and expertise, including supporting the creation of a new staff training program.

Sep 2012 – Jan 2016

SYSTEM ADMINISTRATOR
NTIVA INC.

  • Evaluated client environments and recommend well-received solutions that improved service for up to 150+ end-users globally.

  • Provided top tier escalation support combined with relevant mentoring, decreasing overall resolution times.

  • Improved methods to test and evaluate network systems to eliminate issues and create network performance improvements across all metrics, including cutting down on troubleshooting workhours.

  • Sought as the go-to technical resource to solve pressing issues and provided detailed reporting on systems to senior managers.

  • Advocated for procedures to enhance client systems/configurations, including supporting an industry-leading client Ankura Consulting to overhaul their Core Infrastructure and extend their $1.5M annual contract with the company.

2008 - 2012

NETWORK ENGINEER
TECHNOLOGY MANAGEMENT INC.

EDUCATION

MARYMOUNT UNIVERSITY, ARLINGTON, VIRGINIA

2004 - 2008

Bachelor of Science Computer Information Systems
Activities : Mens Lacrosse

 

MY SKILLS

INDUSTRY KNOWLEDGE

Cloud Infrastructure

Customer Engagement

Solution Architecting & Design

Project Management

Risk Management

Relationship Building

Pre-Sales Activities

Communication/Presentations

IT Implementations

Powershell 

TOOLS AND TECHNOLOGIES

Microsoft Azure
Amazon Web Services
Oracle Cloud Infrastructure
Cisco Routing and Switching
Microsoft 365

 

RECOGNITIONS

SYSTEM ENGINEER MVP, NTIVA INC.

January 2018

Earned prestigious System Engineer MVP after consistently outperforming goals amongst a team of 20 Engineers.

BUSY AND BILLABLE AWARD, NTIVA INC.

June 2016

Top Billing Systems Administrator with over 100% utilization rate.

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