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BRANDON M.

KLAPHOLZ, CCNA, CCDA
5408 KINROSS DRIVE, PLANO, TX 75093 (972) 533-4765 / BKLAPHOLZ@GMAIL.COM

PROFESSIONAL PROFILE
A business-savvy IT professional with a strong background in systems integration, sales engineering, & consulting, with specific notable strengths in: • Consultative solutions development with clients, executives, partners & enterprise IT teams. • Leadership & management experience for fast-growing technology & business. • Development & execution of technology strategies & implementation plans for mid-size & large enterprises. • In-depth understanding of synergies between people & technology necessary to execute successful solutions. • Excellent communication skills & proven leadership abilities. • Keen ability to balance business requirements vs. technology solutions that achieve sustainable value. • Significant track record in business development, account penetration & profitable business delivery. • Hands-on professional experience in the US, Mid-East & Europe.

AREAS
• SALES ENGINEERING & SOLUTIONS DEVELOPMENT • REGULATORY COMPLIANCE

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EXPERTISE
• INFORMATION SECURITY • TECHNICAL CONSULTATIVE SALES • NETWORK & SYSTEMS ENGINEERING

• DATA CENTERS & CO-LOCATED SERVICES

EDUCATION
• Bachelor of Science in Management of Information Systems, University of Texas at Dallas, 2003 • EMT-B, State of Texas Department of Health, License # 103227, 1996 • CCDA, Cisco Certified Design Associate, 2001 • CCNA, Cisco Certified Network Associate, 2001 • PMP, Project Management Professional, Dec. 2009

TECHNICAL ACUMEN
OPERATING SYSTEMS NETWORKING SECURITY LOAD BALANCERS CMS STORAGE ENTERPRISE APPS. WEB SERVERS LANGUAGES JAVA DATABASES DEVELOPMENT Windows, Linux, UNIX, Xen, VMWare, Parallels, Hyper-V, VirtualBox, FreeVPS, Qemu BGP, EIGRP, OSPF, VPN, SSL, SMTP/IMAP/POP3, NAT, DHCP, TCP/IP, HTTP, sFTP, SSH, DNS, VLAN, 802.11xSTP, SIP, VoIP, SNMP, RDP Cisco PIX/ASA, Checkpoint, Fortinet, IDS/IPS, Foundstone, McAfee, Symantec, TrendMicro F5 BigIP, Kemp, Barracuda, Kemp, Piranha Drupal, Magnolia CMS, WordPress, Jahia, dotCMS, Alfresco, Liferay, Deki Wiki, Confluence EMC SAN’s, NAS, NetApp, LTO2/3 Oracle EBS, Hyperion, JD Edwards, Siebel, PeopleSoft, Vignette, SAP, CRM, ERP, ETL, OLAP, CMS, ECM Apache, Glassfish, Tomcat, Resin, Mongrel, Geronimo, Jetty PHP, JavaScript, Perl, SQL, CSS, XHTML, C/C++, RSS, RDF, Shell Scripting, SOAP, JSON, XML, .NET J2EE, JSP, JRE/JDK, Struts, JavaFX, JackRabbit, Jakarta, Tapestry Oracle, MS-SQL, MySQL, pgSQL, HyperSQL, Sybase, Informix, DB2 ANT, Maven, Subversion, GIT, Mercurial, CVS, Eclipse IDE, NetBeans, Visual Studio

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BRANDON M. KLAPHOLZ, CCNA, CCDA (972) 533-4765 / BKLAPHOLZ@GMAIL.COM
MONITORING Nagios, Hyperic, Zenoss, IPMonitor, What’s Up, OpenManage, SNMP

EXPERIENCE
SPEAKEASY.NET, Dallas, TX Senior Sales Engineer, 2008 – 2009 • Played pivotal role in winning the business for Speakeasy’s single largest revenue opportunity in company history. • Directed integration & technical architecture discussions, data center tours, & pre-sales product & prototype demonstrations during pre-sales process. • Formalized sales process & established technical product & service offering standards, reducing implementation errors, & slashing lead times by +50%.

INDEPENDENT TECHNICAL CONSULTANT TO
STANDINGDOG.COM, Dallas, TX Technical Consultant, 2009

• Designed, implemented, & configured automated Aegir web site hosting, provisioning, & management platform for Drupal
CMS. CARTIKAHOSTING.COM, Dallas, TX Network Operations Center (NOC) Manager, 2008

• Built new H-Sphere managed high availability clustered hosting solution.

• Automated server deployment, provisioning, & patch management. • Upgraded core network backbone & implemented new switches, routers, & IP load balancers. LIGHTPACE.COM, Dallas, TX Senior Consultant, 2007 – 2008 • Built, implemented, & managed virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) with hosted Microsoft Small Business Server 2008 & Exchange 2007 product offerings.1 FRONTLINEDIRECTINC.COM, San Diego, CA Director of Information Technology, 2006 - 2007 • Capacity planned successfully to accommodate growth rates exceeding +200% annually, through 2011. • Saved company +$350K by decreasing fixed costs +20% through server virtualization & consolidation. • Increased aggregate uptime to +99.999%, assuring legal compliance & service level agreements (SLA) were met. BRANDES INVESTMENT PARTNERS, San Diego, CA Senior Security Consultant, 2004 - 2005 • Spearheaded major security & compliance audit focused on technical aspects of SOX, GLBA, & SB1386. • Created disaster recovery plan. • Implemented Kasten Chase distributed end-to-end encryption & security software solution.

• Upgraded Cisco Catalyst 6509 core switch IDSM blades & deployed VMWare ESx servers.

MCAFEE.COM, Plano, TX Perimeter Security Engineer, Global Enterprise Accounts, 2004 • Consistently ranked at the top of the team in all metrics & customer service oriented surveys. • Supported sophisticated perimeter gateway security appliances & software for Fortune 5K, federal & state government, & enterprise corporate accounts, including IDS, IPS, anti-virus solutions.

• Supported newly acquired Foundstone.com product line.
BEC FINANCIAL, INC., Tel Aviv, Israel Technical Project Manager & Consultant, 2003 – 2004 • Managed corporate relocation from Las Vegas, Nevada & Carlstadt, New Jersey, to Tel Aviv, Israel. • Completed 3 months early & +20% below allocated budget. • Designed, implemented, & configured core network, database servers, VoIP system, & workstations.

PARAGON SCIENTIFIC CORP., Austin, TX
Sales Engineer, 2001 - 2002 • Authored responses for RFP’s, RFI’s, RFQ’s, and SOW’s.. • Designed Cisco networks for small to medium sized organizations. • Created technical documentation and diagrams for current and proposed infrastructure

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DELL COMPUTER CORP., Round Rock, TX Technical Sales Consultant, 1999 – 2001 • Won “Rookie of the Quarter”, “Top Team Player”, & “Rising Superstar” awards my first quarter. • Attained +180% of monthly quotas. • Consistently ranked in the top 5% of sales force.

AFFILIATIONS
• PASS, Professional Association for SQL Server • IWA, International Webmasters Association • DFWCSU, Dallas/Ft. Worth Cisco Users Group • PRMIA, Professional Risk Managers’ International Association • IETF, Internet Engineering Task Force • Drupal.org, Active Community Member & Contributor