Resume for Jeffrey Lavern Williams


Professional Profile – Information Technology Architect and Manager

Over 19 years as a manager and hands-on Information Technology professional in IT Operations, Systems Administration, and Network Engineering with experience in engineering and managing large complex enterprise networks for international companies across multiple industries.

I have both project and operations management experience with areas of expertise that include: Network/Platform Infrastructure design, implementation, migration and operations; IT Security; Data Center build and operations; Business Continuity/Disaster Recovery planning, and Software Development.


Energy Connect, Inc./Johnson Controls, Inc.        February 2008 -

IT Manager

Designed, built, and managed IT infrastructure for a company of 70+ users, 100+ servers, 5 offices. My responsibilities included department management, system administration, network engineering, end user support, vendor/service provider management.  Following Energy Connect’s acquisition by Johnson Control’s I helped migrate corporate IT functions to to JCI’s corporate IT organization, while I retained responsibility for and built-out expanded infrastructure to support Energy Connect/JCI’s Web Services infrastructure.

Stealth Programming, Inc.        September 2005 – February 2008

IT Infrastructure Consultant

As lead consultant I provide consulting and project management services, including design and implementation of network and server infrastructure, IT operations management, software development project management, and on-going network and server managed services.  Recent projects and engagements include:

Unisys Corporation, Global Infrastructure Services        March 2003 – July 2005

Solution Architect

My responsibility was the planning, design, and implementation of server, network, and security management solutions in support of Unisys’ server, network, and security managed services.  The scope of my responsibilities included initial pre-sales RFP review, proposal writing, customer sales presentations and requirements/data collection meetings to post sales implementation support and operational hand off.  These solutions were a mixture of on-site and remote service outsourcing solutions.  The solution components for which I was responsible included:

Cap Gemini America/Cap Gemini Ernst & Young        August 1999 – July 2002

Principal Consultant

As one of the lead IT infrastructure consultants on west coast, I participated as a technical, planning, and management resource for some of our largest accounts were I interacted with all levels of the client organizations from the Corporate Boards to company end users.  Engagement types varied from Systems Integration/Consulting efforts to Operational and Transformational Outsourcing.  Areas of focus were Project/Program Management, IT Infrastructure, Software Development Management, IT security, and Business Continuity/Disaster Recovery Planning.

Kayne-ERAS Center        February 1999 – August 1999

Independent Consultant

The Kayne-ERAS Center is a non-profit educational organization providing, k-12 school and continuing education programs for developmentally disabled and “at risk” children and adults, educational program consulting and research, and professional training for educators.  Concurrent with the construction of their new facility I designed and implemented a completely new IT infrastructure.

Xerox Inc., Xerox Technology Services        January 1998 – February 1999

Senior Consultant

I was technical and project management resource for consulting and systems integration engagements with my area of focus being IT Infrastructure.

McDonnell Douglas Technical Services        February 1997 – January 1998

Senior Consultant

I was technical and project management resource for consulting and systems integration engagements with my area of expertise being Novell to Windows NT migrations and Windows NT and Unix platform integration, MS Mail and ccMail to MS Exchange migrations, Windows NT and 95 network client roll-outs, and Microsoft SMS deployments.

Utility Partners        August 1996 – February 1997

Project Technical Lead

Utility Partners was a software company retained by Pacificorp to roll-out an emergency service call routing system based on Utility Partner’s TroubleUP and MobileUP packaged systems.  My primary responsibility was design and implementation of supporting servers, workstations, and network infrastructure; and management of the implementation project.

Integrated Partnerships        February 1995 – August 1996

Senior Consultant

I was technical and project management resource for consulting and systems integration engagements with my area of expertise being Novell and OS/2 to Windows NT migrations, MS Mail and ccMail to MS Exchange migrations, Windows NT Workstation and Windows 95 network client roll-outs, and Microsoft SMS deployments.

Westerly Marine        March 1994 – January 1995


Westerly Marine is a custom boat building company in southern California. While working for them, my responsibilities included almost every aspect of boat building, from plan reviews, carpentry, electrical and mechanical installation through launching. While there I was primarily involved in three major new construction projects:

While at Westerly I also helped build molds and plugs for various new hulls, assisted in various other mechanical, electrical, and plumbing projects on other boats. I also helped out with some post build fitting out projects, and at one point I pulled lines from an existing hull that there were no plans for, and recreated the hull plans in AutoCAD.

Computer Network Services        March 1993 – February 1994


I was technical and project management resource for consulting and systems integration engagements with my area of expertise being small business network deployments utilizing MS DOS/ Windows for Workgroups, Novell Netware, and SCO Unix.

Private Yacht s/v Jabula        August 1992 – February 1993

1st Mate/Engineer

Jabula is a 112' Farr designed steel hulled sloop, with twin Cummins diesels. I managed a complete 1.3 million dollar refit and re-commissioning of her between August and December 1992. During the refit my responsibilities included keeping the ships books, managing up to 16 contractors, overseeing the overhaul and maintenance of all her systems, hull, and rig, and her interior redecoration.  I also carried out several of the refit tasks myself including:

From December through February 1993, I sailed aboard as 1st mate/Engineer on a cruise from San Diego to Puerto Vallarta and in and about the Gulf of Baja and back to San Diego, for a total of 120 days at sea. During this time my duties included officer of the watch, navigation, operation and maintenance of the vessel's engineering systems.

s/v Californian        September  1991 – June 1992

Deckhand/Bosun's Mate

Californian is 98' topsail schooner built in 1984, at the time owned by the Nautical Heritage Society, now owned by the San Diego Maritime Museum.  I sailed aboard during mixture of day sails and coastal and blue water passages for total of 131 days at sea between San Diego, Hawaii, and Seattle.  My responsibilities included watch standing, navigation, sailing rig maintenance.

Orange Coast Community College        September 1989 – January 1990

Sailing Instructor

Taught beginning and intermediate sailing, in the classroom and on the water, I was also responsible for assisting with maintenance on the small sailboats used for the classes.

Balboa Sailing Club        September 1989 – January 1990

Fleet Captain and Sailing Instructor

Balboa Sailing Club was a private sailing club with a fleet of 12 sailboats ranging in size from 22’ to 50’.  My responsibilities included fleet management and maintenance, and sailing instruction, including advanced seamanship and navigation.

Summary of Technical Proficiencies

Platforms: Windows Server NT/2k/2003/2008/2012, Unix (FreeBSD, Linux, Solaris, AIX, Tru64), Apple Mac/OS, OpenVMS, and Novell Netware

Network Hardware: Cisco (routers, Catalyst switches, and firewalls; IOS, PIX, ASA), Dell PowerConnect switches, HP Procurve switches, 3Com routers and switches (Net builder, Core builder, and SuperStack), Cabletron/Enterasys.

Topologies/Protocols: Ethernet (10/100/1000/10k Base-T/F and VLAN), Token Ring, FDDI, leased line (frame relay, x.25, ATM) VSAT, TCP/IP (including IPSec, L3 switching, and IP routing: RIP, EIGRP, OSPF, Integrated IS-IS; EGP and BGP), IPX, SNA, and Decnet/LAT

Network Services: Directory services (DNS/Bind, Active Directory, LDAP), Terminal Services (Unix, MS Terminal Server, Citrix Metaframe), Firewalls (Cisco PIX and secure IOS, Checkpoint, Raptor, IPFW/IP filter), Kerberos, PKI, RADIUS, SNMP, and RMON

Solutions: Messaging (MS Exchange, Sendmail, postfix), VPN (IPSec, Cisco, Win2k/XP, Checkpoint, Nokia), VoIP (Cisco, Nortel, Asterisk), Network Management (MS System Center, Zabbix, HP OpenView, Ciscoworks, Big Brother, NetSaint, Tivoli, MS SMS), Intrusion Detection Systems (Cisco, ISS, NFR, Snort, Tripwire, cops), Anti-Virus (NAI, Symantec, Trend Micro), Database (DB2, Oracle, Sybase, MS SQL Server, PostgresSQL, MySQL), Web Services (Apache, IIS), Application Servers (.Net, iPlanet, WebSphere), NAS/SAN (Equallogic, Network Appliance, EMC, Hitachi), Backup and Recovery (Net Backup, ADSM/Tivoli, ArcServe, Backup Exec, ATI/Quantum, StorageTek)

Packaged Systems: ERP (Peoplesoft, Oracle, SAP), Manufacturing (Engineering Decision Support, MRP, SPC, RTC), Document/File Management

Development Languages: C++, Perl, HTML, PHP, JavaScript, SQL, and shell scripting

Other Experience

IEEE- Professional Member #41432349, Including membership in the Standards Association, Computer Society, Robotics and Automation Society, and Information Theory Society.

US Army Reserves– 1986 – 1994, Active duty December of 1990 to June of 1991 for the Gulf War.

Held “SECRET” security clearance from January 1988 through June of 1991.


Oregon State University        January 1986 – January 1988

Major: Nuclear Engineering