Frank Baris
IT Guru – In A Management/Consultant Role
Boulder, CO | p: 303-775-3207 |

More than 17+ years of experience consulting and working in a management role for corporate IT infrastructures bringing a strong emphasis on OSS (Open Source Solutions) and Blockchain Technology.


Bachelor’s Degree: Computer Science with a minor in Business Administration
University at Albany – State University of New York | Albany, NY | 1997 – 2001


Clyde Development Corp. | Longmont, CO | February 2004 to Present

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

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 Present
IT Senior Manager

  • Responsible for the whole IT department reporting directly to the CEO and Owners.
  • Server administration including management of access security, backups, installation/support of shared applications, and local datacenter administration
  • Complete network development on both the LAN and WAN side managing all switches, cabling and wired/wireless equipment.
  • Complete telecommunications development and support on an open source Asterisk VoIP system using PRI and SIP trunking to assure redundant service. Support for iPhone/Android devices as well.
  • Other area of development/support include, but not limited to:
    • 100% Open Source Server and Network Infrastructure
    • Linux – LA(E)MP Stack
    • AWS / Web Hosting and Development
    • Intuit Quickbooks, Intuit ProSeries, and Sage Timeslips
  • 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.
  • Complete re-design of company website in early 2019; add integration with internal chat system.

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

  • Server administration including management of access security, backups, installation/support of shared applications, and local datacenter administration
  • 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
    • Microsoft Server / Hyper V
    • MS SQL server
    • Other duties as assigned to maintain efficient operations and regulatory compliance.
  • 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.


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 (7 years), IT Management (10+ years), Consulting (10+ years), Virtualization (5 years), HTML (10+ years), Ubuntu (10+ years), Networking (10+ years), pfSense (4 years), WAP Deployment (8 years), DNS (10+ years), MacOS (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/Linux Administration (10+ years), Bitcoin (4 years), Bitcoin Mining (4 years), Amazon Web Services (4 years), pfSense (4 years), FreePBX (8 years)


  • MCSE/MCP: Microsoft Certified Professional — May 2001
  • CompTIA A+ — August 2001
  • CompTIA Network+ — October 2001
  • LPI 1 & 2: Linux Administration & Engineer – January 2002


    Longs Peak Disc Golf Club | Longmont, CO | Sept. 2011 – Apr. 2015 & Current
    Board Director & Former President

    • Grew the club membership 5x – from roughly 30 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.
    • Implemented a volunteer Board of Directors to ensure a fair and unbiased future for the club.


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    Frank Baris
    Longmont, CO 80504

    phone: 303-775-3207