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Koren Archibald, President and Founder of WTI Networks (WTI) has many years of experience working with companies and corporations of all sizes. This includes working with government agencies in highly secure environments and working with highly senstive data.  This wide range of experience in both the public and private sectors has given WTI a unique capability when it comes to servicing their clients.

 

 

 

Credentials and Accomplishments (Koren Archibald - President of WTI Networks)


Koren M. Archibald

Systems/Network Architect and Project Manager

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Norfolk, Virginia



Qualifications Summary

Accomplished Project Manager of network and systems enterprise implementations.  Solution Developer that is highly experienced with sensitive data in complex environments.  Owner and operator of Wise Technical Innovations in Norfolk, Virginia.  The business has maintained a flawless reputation for over 15 years, maintaining an excellent relationship with all customers.  Continually awarded large contracts by local city governments, as well as with major commercial and healthcare institutions in the area.  Honored to recently serve as Systems Engineering and Infrastructure Manager at LifeNet Health in Virginia Beach to assist customer with critical staffing gap.  Major initiatives accomplished included a Pure Storage migration and Rubrik Backup Architecture deployment.   Highly skilled with projects involving Disaster Recover/Backup Architectures, Virtualization, Cloud initiatives, SharePoint, Project Server, SCCM, and Active Directory.  Certified instructor of expert-level courses offered in the field and award-winning instructor/curriculum developer in the Hampton Roads area.

Education & Certifications

Bachelor of Science / Old Dominion University, Biology and Chemistry Major

M.S.Ed. / Old Dominion University, Magna Cum Laude

PMP (Project Management Professional)

CCNA/CCNP for over 12 years (Cisco Certified Network Professional, must renew)

CCSI #30837 (Cisco Certified Systems Instructor)

MCITP (Microsoft Certified IT Professional) Enterprise Project Management with Microsoft Office Project Server 2007

MCSA (Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator) 2003

MCP (Microsoft Certified Professional)

MCT (Microsoft Certified Trainer) since 1999 MCSE (Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer) 2008, 2003, 2000, NT 4.0

MCTS (Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist) in the following areas:

Windows Server 2008 Active Directory

Windows Server 2008 Applications Infrastructure

Windows Server 2008 Network Infrastructure

Microsoft Windows Vista

Microsoft Office Project 2007

Inactive Secret Clearance

Professional History

Wise Technical Innovations

Norfolk, Virginia

3/2004 - Present

Enterprise & Solutions Architect/Owner

Wise Technical Innovations has been a Norfolk based business since 2004. WTI offers services specifically in technologies for which we are experts. This can be verified through references, credentials, certifications, and formal education levels.  Selected as one of a handful of vendors to serve the City of Norfolk and the City of Virginia Beach under unique five-year contract agreements.  Serving medium/large commercial and government customer-base.  Excellent relationship with all former and present customers.  Maintaining a flawless reputation for quality and completion.

Security:

· Penetration Testing, Security Investigations, and Security Training

Disaster Recover:

· Supported the CommVault, VEEAM, and Rubrik Backup Architecture, including file and email archiving, search engine, storage, cloud-based initiatives, and restoration of data.

Designed and Deployed SharePoint 2013 Infrastructure

· Developed standardization guides for SharePoint departmental migrations

· Developed training plan for departments to successfully manage their own content

· Worked with marketing to reface the look and feel of the homepage for the LifeNet Health Intranet

Creator of Custom SharePoint Solutions

· Donor Records Library - a combination of several tables, lookups, triggers, and workflows which have drastically improved the complex process of reviewing medical records.  This solution won the customer’s IS Department the Bill Anderson Innovation Award.

· QAChartTracker - A SQL Server Integration Services solution which draws on data from several database locations and allows them to be integrated into one SharePoint List. This solution also allows for updating of additional fields for each record.

· **These are just a few of the many SharePoint 2013 solutions that have made an amazing impact on processes within LifeNet**

Active Directory, SQL, Exchange Server 2010, Lync, System Center, Project Server

· Enterprise Deployment

· Daily management (ex. writing scripts for automation, troubleshooting/resolving ongoing issues, performance monitoring, and recommendations for improvement)

· SSL Certificate management

· Group Policy management and Advanced Active Directory Troubleshooting

· Training of staff

VLAN, ACL, routing, switching, Cisco Training

Contract Examples:

LifeNet Health: System and Network Architecture Design and Support.  More than 15 contracts awarded in past 5 years.

City of Virginia Beach: Awarded a 5 year contract under RFP ITAS-12-007 which outlines ongoing IT Consulting Services for the city (Nov/2012 – Ongoing).

City of Norfolk: Awarded 5 year service and training contract under RFP 3091 (Sept/2008 - Ongoing)

Awarded Project Server 2003 and 2007 Deployment for City of Norfolk, Training and Support Contracts (Dec/2007 & May/2009-Ongoing).

Norfolk Community Services Board: to consult as a Project Manager on a Medical Records/Electronic Records Management Migration Project (Mar-Apr/2012).

Virginia Aquarium and Marine Science Center: Configured Firewall and VPN connectivity for the main Aquarium location with it's Stranding Center.  Provided Secure and controlled remote access for employees from any remote location was provided, as well.

World Outreach Worship Center - Newport News, VA: Migration from Window Server 2003 Active Directory to Windows Server 2008 AD in a Virtual Environment.  Migration from Exchange Server 2003 to Exchange Server 2010 in a virtual environment.

Lifenet Health

Virginia Beach, Virginia

5/2017 – 1/2018

Systems Engineering and Infrastructure Manger

Manager of team and network spanning the United States with more than 10 remote sites and a new site in Austria, Germany.  The challenges are unique due the sensitive nature of Lifenet Health’s mission to honor every Donor’s gift of life.  All phases of the project management methods as described by PMI were utilized in all projects.  All projects were planned, coordinated, carefully monitored, smoothly transitioned with training, and delivered on time.  Duration of projects ranged from 1 to 6 months.

DataCenter storage platform migrations:  NetApp, Tintri, and Pure

Cloud storage implementation: Azure/AWS

Disaster recovery: Zerto Replication / Iland remote datacenter

Designed, implemented, and tested full disaster recovery capabilities using backups, replication, and alternate site failover methods.

SME in backup architectures utilizing CommVault, VEEAM, and/or Rubrik backup software

Manage VMWare / View servers and desktops

Infrastructure upgrade Initiative to upgrade, segment, or decommission all systems that were Windows Server 2003 or below

Implemented improved monitoring and alert methods on all servers

Made sure team members were positioned to learn and grow through tasks and project assignments

Planning migration from Exchange On-prem to Hybrid Office 365

PCI compliance

Firewalls (Palo Alto and ASA) and secure network implementation practices

Managing 3rd party pen testing.

Custom SharePoint solutions / SharePoint developer

Project Management curriculum development and course delivery for Information Systems

Server Patch Management (ongoing)

Departmental Migrations from SharePoint 2007 to SharePoint 2013


Electronic Systems, Infotec, HyperLearning (Training)

Virginia Beach, Virginia

6/2002 - 5/2009

Senior Instructor, Consultant, and Curriculum Developer

Cisco - Routing, Switching, and Security Courses

Microsoft - MCSE, MCITP, Project Server, System Center, Exchange, SQL, and SharePoint

Project Management - PMI based custom courses with a focus on IT environments and challenges

Author of Well Known CCNA Security Training Video Series, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B9uLTKyCqGk, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WH25FH05zjc

TDS Inc.

Chesapeake, Virginia

06/2000 – 05/2002

Systems Engineer

· Worked in conjunction with General Dynamics and Lucent Technologies on the Navy/Marine Corps Internet site surveys (OCONUS) in Sicily, London, Spain, and Italy
· Performed site surveys of classified and non-classified networks
· Commended repeatedly by the customer for performance
· Assisted lead project manager in scheduling, budgeting, and resource allocation
· Developed standardization and guidance documents for various DoD network architectures


 


Indian River High School

Chesapeake, Virginia

6/1997 - 5/2000

Chemistry Teacher

· 10th, 11th, 12th grade Advanced Chemistry Teacher

Technology

Expert Level

Windows Server (all versions)

Project Server

VMWare (since VI4)

VEEAM

MS IIS (all versions)

SharePoint

Exchange Server

VPN

MS SQL (since 6.5)

System Center

Certificates

Routing/Firewall (Cisco, Palo Alto)

Security

Active Directory

CommVault

Switches (Cisco)

Courseware Development

Project Management Training

Data Migration

Rubrik

Current Contracts Projects

· SharePoint Development and Support – LifeNet Health, Virginia Beach

· Security Compliance and Patching Initiative – LifeNet Health, Virginia Beach

· Disaster Recovery Planning and Architecture Redesign – Reilly Construction, Chantilly, VA

 

· New Space Planning – Farm Brew Live, Manassas, VA

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