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JOHN E. GIVINS email: john.givins@gmail.

com 4086 Triple Crown Loop North Southaven, Mississippi 38671 (901) 870-5646 LEADERSHIP / INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY OVERVIEW

Established a 15+ year solid record of: data system administration; technical & project planning support; system analysis & reporting; major system upgrading & implementation, and project management; resource planning, utilization, and maxi mization; and directing projects to improve integrity/usefulness of functional d atabase training systems. Successes include setting up and managing proprietary software, networking, data sharing, system methodology and disaster planning sol utions. Experience leading projects from conceptual stages through completion o n: major multi-site, multi-state hardware installation, upgrade, and system admi nistration. * Positioned myself as a knowledge leader regarding developing and integrating t echnology solutions and managing these solutions for major companies. * Success in building teams and orchestrating resources to efficiently guide pro jects toward cost goals, completion deadlines, and functionality requirements. * Expertise in managing installation, upgrade, or repair projects related to Int ernet, dial-up, remote access, and other software involving data flow and manage ment, networking, and operating systems. * Offer skills and abilities for accomplishing user/network objectives for imple menting, expanding, and improving integrity and usability of complex client/serv er base systems and internal software technical support. * Offer the leadership ability as an executive team member to: - Separate reality from misinformation in terms of the IT opportunities. - Substantiate feasibility, achievability and sustainability of IT projects and initiatives. - Discuss 21st Century technology paths and long-term planning to provide a comp etitive advantage. * Skilled in Windows Server 2003, AS400, Linux/Unix, SAP BW, SAP Business Object s, and Cisco Networking Systems; possess the ability to build Servers to maintai n daily operations and Windows 2000/2003 Server, Novell Servers. PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE REEBOK, Memphis, TN 11/96 - 3/09 Information Technology Manager Served in a leadership role to maintain, support and troubleshoot over all work stations, protect day-to-day business integrity through monitoring information processing and through daily backups as well as t o verify network connections and to maintain maximum system up-time. Configured, imaged, deployed, and maintained all desktop and laptops. Performed system adm inistration and system migrations throughout the Memphis Distribution Center, pr ovided and maintained documentation of system updates. * Supervised 6 IT Specialist and maintained PCs and programming for over 250 end users. * Used project management, and technical expertise to: (1) Set-up and maintain w ork stations and servers, (2) perform hardware and software service, (3) instiga te anti-virus and software backup, and (4) provide consulting or training to ope rators. * Interacted with managers, users, and operators to determine computer-related n eeds. * Built Servers as need by corporate to maintain daily operations and Windows 20

00/2003 Server, SQL Server maintenance. * Designed and implemented Windows environment network, upgraded network and wor kstations. * Responsible for maintaining all AS400 applications, security, passwords, user profiles, and system back-ups. * Administrator of primary Domain Server, Print Server, Application Server, Mail Server, Backup Server and all local PCs. * Ensured applications and systems security levels are consistent with the requi rements of the individual and/or department. Installed software upgrades for all new applications. * Installed, maintained, and upgraded systems AS-400, Windows XP, SAP, WCS, CPS, CISCO VoIP Systems, and WMS. * Created queries by using data from available libraries and system files to sol ve operational issues. * Operating Systems and Software Windows 2000 Server, XP, Windows NT, NT Server 4.0, SQL, Windows 2000, Advance Server, Windows 98. * Troubleshoot network performance, Server and PC issues; installed and repaired LAN network connections.

JOHN E. GIVINS Experience Continued: DATASERV, Eden Praise, MN 2/91 - 7/97 Regional Computer Technician Traveled on-site to client locations to use leader ship, project management, and technical expertise to: (1) Set-up work stations a nd maintain work stations and servers, (2) performed hardware and software servi ce & design, (3) assisted in the selection and implementation of custom software , (4) conducted company and client training seminars, (5) provided consulting or training to operators, and (6) provided setup, installation, and interface supp ort on micro-based telecommunications equipment. * Built and replaced PS2 processors and troubleshoot devices to component lev el; programmed AS/400, 942, and; troubleshot and repaired Cisco Routers. KRYSTAL RESTAURANT, Memphis, TN 7/89 - 1/91 Store Manager Directed and managed day-to-day operations, purchasing, manpower, image, quality, safety, and productivity aspects for this nationally recognized franchise restaurant with annual sales in excess of $3MM. Directed management team and oversee a total staff of 40+ employees. Focused on attainment of corpo rate objectives for profit and loss by directing and motivating staff to control food, labor and overhead costs. * Determined profitability/loss of different components of restaurant operation; evaluated and restructured various components to realign with profit goals. Prior Position: Mechanical / Electrical Technician EDUCATION SOUTHEAST COLLEGE OF TECHNOLOGY, Memphis, TN Associates of Occupational Studies Advanced Electronics Technology Champion Awards