VP of Information Technology, CISO @ Clarifire (eMASON, Inc.)
Director of IT @ Clarifire (eMASON, Inc.)
Tampa Technical Institute-National Education Center
A successful IT executive specializing in core IT data center infrastructure and global data networking with over 25 years of progressive experience developing, designing, and supporting enterprise networks carrying real-time sensitive revenue producing data and voice services. Proven track record of success in team building, designing technical solutions, negotiating multimillion-dollar contracts, and creating top achieving customer service
A successful IT executive specializing in core IT data center infrastructure and global data networking with over 25 years of progressive experience developing, designing, and supporting enterprise networks carrying real-time sensitive revenue producing data and voice services. Proven track record of success in team building, designing technical solutions, negotiating multimillion-dollar contracts, and creating top achieving customer service organizations. A technologist who possesses the ability to match business requirements and drivers with cost effective reliable technical solutions. A planner and innovator who has the ability to see the big picture including the end-to-end “system” view of technology as it fits within business processes. A problem solver who makes things happen, and is always ready to step forward to assist in resolving issues. A professional with strong communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to interface at any level within an organization, internally from technicians through CEO’s and board members and externally with clients and vendors. A passionate team player with the emphasis on getting the job done, who ensures staff growth is achieved via education, mentoring, and coaching.
VP of Information Technology @ From April 2013 to Present (2 years 9 months) Director of IT Infrastructure @ Manage the day-to-day operations from design through support of Clarifire's IT infrastructure, services, and staff. Clarifire is a company still in it's infancy and is on a high-growth path while implementing leading technology solutions internally and for our client facing SaaS environments. From March 2012 to April 2013 (1 year 2 months) Senior Manager Enterprise Network Services @ Manage the team responsible for the day-to-day Network Services operations including Engineering, Design, Implementations and 24x7 support required for one of the worlds largest financial Credit, Debit, EFT, and Check authorizations real-time transaction data and voice networks.
Support of the FIS Payment Services Group globally including data centers and call centers. From February 2008 to March 2012 (4 years 2 months) AVP Global Network Services @ I held this position during my tenor under Equifax Payment Services and through our spin-off to become Certegy and the first year during our merger with Fidelity.
Responsibilites include managing the complete day-to-day operations for the Global Technology Organizations Network Services team. This team was comprised of several groups including Network Engineering, Network Support, Network Planning and Project Management, Network Billing, Systems Management Center and Network Operations Center (NOC).
Additional teams managed supported MQ Series, Connect Direct/NDM and all Data Center and Raised floor operations for two major data centers.
Managed all data vendor and partner relationships including contract negotiations from a financial and terms and conditions standpoint. Negotiated Telco Carrier contracts globally with vendors such as AT&T, Sprint, Verizon, MCI, BT, SingTel, TNS, Embratel, and Telstra. Reduced overall cost of services and spend by over 40% on average through several contract cycles enterprise wide.
Secured largest non-partner discount for the purchase of Cisco Systems equipment and maintenance. From January 2000 to February 2008 (8 years 2 months) Director-Global Network Services @ From October 1997 to January 2000 (2 years 4 months)
BA, Business Management, MIS/Technology Focus @ Saint Leo UniversityAS-Computer Engineering, Computer Technology and Engineering @ Tampa Technical Institute-National Education Center From 1982 to 1984 Stanley Kruk is skilled in: Data Center, Call Center, Network Design, Network Engineering, Vendor Management, ITIL, Security, Project Management, Cisco Technologies, Network Security, Virtualization, VMware, VoIP, Product Management, Disaster Recovery
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