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Frank Baris
IT Guru with an emphasis on Open Source Solutions and Bitcoin/Blockchain Technologies

Boulder, CO
frank.baris@gmail.com
303-775-3207
www.frankbaris.com / www.phrankerco.com

 More than 15+ years of experience in the management of Corporate IT infrastructures with a strong background in OSS (Open Source Solutions), user training, and Bitcoin / Cryptocurrencies

WORK EXPERIENCE

Clyde Development Corp. – Longmont, CO – February 2004 to Present
Owner
www.clydedevelopment.com

Description
My
consulting services firm offering my expertise and skills to businesses and individuals over a wide range of industries and markets.

FiveNine Optics – Boulder, CO – June 2017 to Present
Consultant
www.fivenineoptics.com

Responsibilities
Overall IT consulting for a start-up in the optic coating field which includes networking setup and maintenance, server configuration, and policy management.

BC Tax – Boulder, CO – December 2003 to June 2015
CIO/CTO (IT Manager)
www.bctax.com

Responsibilities

  • Server administration including management of access security, backups, installation/support of shared applications, and local datacenter administration
  • Research, develop, and execute new systems in order to provide support and enhance network systems
  • LAN support including switches, cabling and wired/wireless network management
  • PC acquisition, configuration and ongoing desktop installation and peripheral device support (fax, printer, scanner, etc.)
  • Telecommunications support including an Asterisk VOIP system as well as support for iPhone/Android devices.
  • Trains users on software and hardware on-site.
  • Applications support including, but not limited to:
  • 100% Open Source Backend Server Setup
  • Microsoft Windows
  • Asterisk
  • Microsoft Office
  • MySQL
  • Quickbooks & Timeslips

Accomplishments

  • Responsible for the whole IT department reporting directly to the CEO and Owners.
  • Wrote custom software solution which allowed the company to grow from a monthly gross revenue stream of $40-50k to over $150k in only 5 months. Within 18 months the gross monthly revenue stream neared $300-350k.
  • Successfully acted as an expert witness in a trial to protect the company’s Intellectual Property.
  • Protected the company and it’s network from internal espionage and external hacking attempts numerous times.

Advanced Thin Films – a division of IDEX Corp. – Boulder, CO – 2011 to 2013
Division IT Manager
www.advancedthinfilms.com

Responsibilities

  • Server administration including management of access security, backups, installation/support of shared applications, and local datacenter administration
  • Research, develop, and execute new systems in order to provide support and enhance network systems
  • LAN support including switches, cabling and wired/wireless network management
  • PC acquisition, configuration and ongoing desktop installation and peripheral device support (fax, printer, scanner, etc.)
  • ADS administration including move, add, change and general user support
  • Telecommunications support including Asterisk VoIP system
  • Trains users on software and hardware on-site
  • Applications support including, but not limited to:
  • Microsoft Server / Windows OS
  • Microsoft Office
  • Hyper V
  • SQL server
  • AutoCad/Solidworks
  • Web clients/FTP sites
  • Other duties as assigned to maintain efficient operations and regulatory compliance.

Accomplishments

  • The company had just been bought by IDEX Corp. and was in the middle of transitioning from a private company to part of a $5 billion publicly traded conglomerate. I was the whole IT department reporting directly to the new Corporate IT Managers and Division President & Vice President.
  • Moved individual servers to a MS Hyper-V solution with redundant backup and disaster recovery options.
  • Worked with onsite scientists & engineers to streamline and automate industrial optic coating procedures and customer specific CAD drawings.

EDUCATION

BS in Major: Computer Science | Minor: Business Administration
State University of New York at Albany (SUNY Albany) – Albany, NY
1997 to 2001

SKILLS

Linux (10+ years), Apache (10+ years), MySQL (10+ years), PHP (10+ years), Windows XP (10+ years), Microsoft Office (10+ years), Adobe Photoshop (5 years), Asterisk / VoIP (6 years), IT Management (10+ years), Consulting (10+ years), Virtualization (5 years), HTML (10+ years), Ubuntu (10+ years), DNS (10+ years), Mac OS X (9 years), IOS (8 years), Quickbooks (10+ years), Windows 7 (5 years), Windows Server (6 years), XML (10+ years), CSS (10+ years), WordPress (10+ years), Unix Administration (10+ years), Bitcoin (4 years), Bitcoin Mining (4 years), cryptocurrencies (4 years), Blockchain Technology (4 years), Litecoin/Ethereum/altcoins (4 years)

CERTIFICATIONS

CompTIA A+ — August 2001
CompTIA Network+ — August 2002
MCPS: Microsoft Certified Professional — May 2001

GROUPS

Longs Peak Disc Golf Club – Longmont, CO – September 2011 to April 2015
President / Board Member

  • Grew the club membership 5 times its size from roughly 30 paying members to over 150 annual members.
  • Increased and stabilized the club funds from a deficit of hundreds (after an embezzlement from a previous volunteer was discovered) to a few thousand with assets in reserve.
  • Organized and ran a 16-week Summer League for 4 years.
  • Organized and ran annual tournaments including the first PDGA sanctioned events in Longmont, CO.
  • Created and implemented a volunteer Board of Directors to ensure a fair and unbiased future for the club.
  • Worked with the City of Longmont to finalize the installation of a 3rd disc golf course in town.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

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Contact

Frank Baris
Longmont, CO 80504

phone: 303-775-3207
email: frank.baris@gmail.com