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My Resume

Experience Summary:

 

I am a team-oriented technology professional with experience architecting and deploying systems using Microsoft products including Windows Server 2012R2/2016/2019, Microsoft Active Directory, Exchange 2007/10/13/16/19 Server and Microsoft 365. I’m a cloud champion and am actively involved in developing new ways to leverage Azure services and moving infrastructure to the Cloud. I’ve worked with all versions of Microsoft Windows workstation operating systems. My experiences include identifying opportunities, developing project plans and budgets, managing support contracts, developing and documenting operating procedures, and creating standards and policies. I have a strong customer-focus with valuable people skills. I have proven strategic vision shown through continuous research and testing of new technologies and next generation software. I’m an early adopter and innovative thinker. My management expertise has been developed during a long military career. I have led diverse teams through particularly challenging projects dealing with critical operations in sometimes austere conditions.

 

Certifications:

Microsoft Azure Fundamentals (AZ-900), Nov 2023

Microsoft 365 Certified: Security Administrator Associate (MS-500), Oct 2022

FAA Part 107 Certified, March 2019

Microsoft 365 Certified: Enterprise Administrator Expert, Jan 2019

Microsoft 365 Mobility and Security MS-101, Dec 2018

Microsoft 365 Identity and Services MS-100, Dec 2018

Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) – Productivity, Jun 2018

Designing and Deploying Microsoft Exchange Server 2016, Jun 2018

Okta Certified Professional and Administrator, Aug 2018

Microsoft Customer Immersion Experience (CIE) Facilitator, Spring 2016

Office 365 Solutions Associate (MCSA), 2014

Microsoft 365 Mobility and Security MS-101Dec 11, 2018

Microsoft 365 Identity and ServicesMS-100Dec 5, 2018

Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP), 2013

Microsoft® Certified Solutions Associate: Office 365 Charter Member, Feb 2014

Managing Office 365 Identities and Requirements 70-346, Feb 2014

Enabling Office 365 Services 70-347, Jan 2014

Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2012 (MS-410) Mar 2013

GIAC Certified Windows Security Administrator (GCWN), 2008

SANS Securing Windows 505 (SANS Security West, San Diego), May 2008

IBM Certified Solutions Expert -- U2 UniData V6.1, June 2007

IBM UD200 UniData Administration, January 2007

IMB UD100 UniData Fundamentals, January 2007

Script Logic 6.x Administration, January 2006

System Administration for MS SQL Server 7.0, June, 1999
Implementing a Database on SQL Server 7.0, June, 1999

Certified Novell Engineer, 1997
Certified Novell Administrator, 1997

Recent Honors:

Crayon US Leadership is pleased to announce the following 2023 Technology Solution Sales & Engineering President’s Club Winners!!

  

Engineering Excellence:

Please join me to celebrate the outstanding performance of Rob Styles throughout 2022. His ability to build and maintain positive relationships with clients and deliver exceptional, efficient work is a true asset to our engineering organization. Robert truly embodies the face of our company and his commitment to both protecting the interests of our business and serving the needs of our clients is truly unmatched. He consistently exceeded expectations by finishing projects ahead of schedule, being flexible to meet client needs, dedicating time, and effort to support projects, and consistently going above and beyond to ensure clients fully understand the value of our services. He also took initiative to earn new certifications and develop new skills to make our engineering team more marketable. Robert is a true asset to our team, and we are proud to recognize and reward his contributions to Crayon's mission and business. 

 

Congratulations to Robert Styles on winning 2023 President’s Club!

This award also included a 5 day all-expense paid vacation to Casa DeCampo in the Dominican Republic.

Community Activities:

Beginning in 2022 I've been volunteering services at the Dorchester Center for the Arts (DCA) and sponsoring their music program by providing sound technician services for an Open Mic program that spotlights local musicians' talents. Additionally supporting other programs and activities offered by DCA as well as being a member of the facilities committee. 

7/2017 - Present

Sr. Microsoft Solutions Consultant

Crayon / Integration Partners

  • Provide guidance and mentorship to other Crayon team members surrounding corporate mergers and acquisitions, along with developing planning documents and templates surrounding M&A activities.

  • Currently in progress with an Exchange 2010 to Exchange online and Entra Identity, South Central Regional Medical Center. Will need to stand up an intermediate 2016 server to perform migrations and then move the organization toward a cloud coexistance with Intune management.

  • In progress with Vertical Screen to enable Entra Identity and migration of Exchange 2016 to Exchange online and Intune services.

  • Tenant to Tenant Migration - Verisk to G2RiskSolutions.

  • Exchange 2016 Hybrid Migration to Exchange Online for North Carolina Rate Bureau.

  • Hometelco Google migrate to M365 using native Office 365 tools for Email and Google Drives.

  • One Equity Partners oversight of hosted Exchange to M365.

  • City of Watsonville California Google migrate to M365 using Bittittan tool.

  • Wilson Allen company mergers Google migrate to M365 Using Bittittan as well as Native Office 365 tools for Google Drive data (MigrationWiz corrupted files during migration so it was necessary to use the M365 drive migration tools to correct issues with file corruption).

  • FastTrack Consulting for BTS Consulting, SGR Law, County of Kings, California, City of Rancho Cucamonga, California.

  • Billy Graham Evangelical Association (BGEA) Exchange 2016 to 2016 migration.

  • County of Northampton Virgina Exchange Hybrid to M365 migration.

  • DSI Cloud Inventory to Nextworld (M&A) Tenant to Tenant Migration.

  • Art Center College Exchange 2013 to Exchange 2019 consulting assistance.

  • A yearlong project in 2022 which was an Exchange 2010 to 2016 migration for Covenant Health, a healthcare organization in Tennessee. This also includes adding an Office 365 tenant for executive and management services as well as the migration of 30K seats into an Exchange server farm.

  • Worked with a major medical manufacturer to convert from ADFS to Azure password hash and better utilize the capabilities of Azure SSO for applications and upgrade all Domain Controllers to 2019.

  • Worked with Zumiez, a major specialty retail clothing retailer on a Hybrid Exchange migration with Okta as the main identity provider.

  • Designed a migration project for AxidXchange an AP Services company to merge the corporate acquisition of GoFastPay into their main Microsoft 365 tenant. Once the plan was approved, I worked with the company to manage the G-Suite to Microsoft 365 migration of Email, Documents to One Drive and google chats to Groups/Teams.

  • ​Used Azure Migrate to move server workloads for Cargas to an Azure v-net once the servers were moved configured ASR and Azure Backup to protect the workloads.

  • During the spring of 2021, assisted several companies (ASIS and Wilson Bank) to implement Endpoint manager for Windows 10 workstations developing Conditional Access, Compliance Policies and Configuration Profiles to cloud manage workstations. Additionally enrolling workstations into Autopilot for full device lifecycle management.

  • I assisted Leslie University to leverage Azure SSO for school applications, the initial list of critical services is 15 apps both SAML and Azure catalog applications.

  • Worked with Fox TV to upgrade the GrassValley iTX Playout platform in 15 stations across the US. I was responsible for migration of the individual domains onto new hardware and decommission of the legacy DCs.

  • Worked with the County of Dallas, TX to provide a full roll out of Intune device management to Android and iOS as well as SCCM/Intune Co-management for Windows 10 devices.

  • Worked with South Dakota Board of Regents to deploy ADFS in Azure.

  • I have been the lead Technical Architect for many companies such as Tomy.com, ARRL, Evans Hotels, County of Dallas, Nona Ana County, SPS New England on Exchange Hybrid migrations and Microsoft 365 Organizational implementations.

  • Architected and Deployed Exchange 2016 for Fairfield County Bank, using both a multi-site DAG and Kemp load balancers. Migration was from Exchange 2010 which had limited fail over / DR capability.

  • Worked with the Microsoft First Wave program to deploy 1000 pcs with Windows 10S for the Bridgeport School District. This included creating the back-end infrastructure in InTune to provide for rapid provisioning and Azure AD Join for control and management of the classroom PCs. This was hugely successful in displacing Chromebooks and providing the students with a business class OS and Microsoft Office 365 for education.

  • Worked with South Dakota Universities to move the Hybrid role among Organizations in their Exchange Forest to allow separate University divisions to migrate users to separate tenants.

  • Worked with Fox TV to remove 16 Exchange Mailbox clusters and upgrade their Hybrid servers to 2013. This included a lot of mail flow configuration experience and troubleshooting of mail relays that were undocumented.

  • Set up of Okta for Authentication, integration with Office 365 as well as implementation of SSO for various applications, deployment of Okta Authenticator.

  • Evaluate and design Microsoft Azure cloud infrastructure.

  • Design and migrate on premises infrastructure to Azure and combine with Microsoft 365 for an all-cloud environment.

  • Record and document network infrastructure to propose a design solution as well as developing implementation documentation to guide the customer through the implementation of the solution.

  • Provide guidance on Active Directory and Exchange best practices.

1/2017 – 7/2017

Cloud Architect

CMK Consulting (6 Month Contract)

  • Responsible for full lifecycle support in the areas of IT Strategy and Infrastructure support for Microsoft Office 365 and Enterprise Mobility and Security Suite.

  • Single Sign On (SSO) management with Okta.

  • SSO, MFA and user management with Microsoft Azure Active Directory.

  • Deploy, manage and secure applications with Intune MDM/MAM for iOS and Android devices.

  • Strategize a position to rapidly deploy Windows 10, secure and manage device and applications.

  • Work with the latest Microsoft server products, both virtual and physical.

  • Create the new process design and contribute to solutions prototyping.

  • Anticipate client needs and formulate solutions to client issues.

  • Review deliverables for accuracy and quality.

  • Support cloud computing, cloud application development, infrastructure, services, common solutions, migration, security and compliance.

2/2015 - 1/2017

Senior Engineering Architect

Maureen Data Systems, New York City

 

  • Work with customers to help achieve hybrid cloud integration within their environment of Office 365, Azure and on-premise servers, driving customer adoption of Microsoft cloud services.

  • Developing internal guidance to provide deployment standards for Office 365, and Azure based ADFS.

  • Implementation of Microsoft Enterprise Mobility Suite (EMS), including InTune mobile device management, Advanced Active Directory and Multi-Factor Authentication.

  • Provide frequent customer presentations at Microsoft Times Square NY on Office 365, EMS and Azure services.

  • Modernization of on-premise infrastructure using Hyper-V and the latest server technologies.

  • Hands on with core network infrastructure technology including Active Directory, ADFS, Exchange, Server 2008/2012, lift and shift infrastructure services to Azure

  • I have been expanding cloud identity services with Azure Advanced Active Directory and Okta secure identity technology.

  • Provide technical documentation including scope of work, implementation plan, solution diagrams, processes and procedures. Participate in knowledge transfers to operational staff.

  • V-TSP – Microsoft Business partner.

  • CIE certified presenter – as of spring 2016

 

I provided Office 365 Migration and Consulting for:

  • Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts

  • Jazz at Lincoln

  • Metropolitan Opera

  • Brooklyn Academy of Music

  • Human Rights Watch

  • ScreenVision

 

6/2014 – 1/2015

Sr Systems Consultant

Core BTS, Exton PA

           

  • Design, implement and troubleshoot large scale Office 365 deployments.

  • Set up components of DirSync and ADFS using Azure and on-premise hosting.

  • Providing consulting services for Active Directory, Exchange 2007/2010/2013 and Microsoft Servers 2008/2012.

  • Integration of existing systems and services with Exchange and Cloud offerings, Hyper-V virtualization, Azure Virtual infrastructure including VPN connectivity between data centers.

  • Maintain connections with other Office 365 administrators through the Office 365 International User Group and other insider groups to be among the first to know about service changes and enhancements.

  • Research and resolve complex issues arising from the modernization of legacy systems.

 

 

10/2011 – 5/2104

Sr. Network Engineer

TechWise Group, Conshohocken PA

 

  • Converted over 70 companies, non-profits and educational institutions to Office 365 using a variety of migration tools and methods.

  • Work with Office 365 Portal to provision Email, SharePoint and Lync, train and assist company administrators and develop training material for end users, test and document interoperability features.

  • Design and implement virtual environments for customers using Microsoft Hyper-V, Server 2012R2 and Windows Azure – server modernization.

  • In January of 2013 I was invited to Microsoft Redmond campus for a weeklong summit introducing the advanced features of Server 2012.

  • Advise and assist clients and administrators with outages and effective routing of service requests through Microsoft to expedite problem resolution.

 

8/2010 – 9/2011

Senior Systems Administrator

BlackRock Financial, Wilmington DE

 

Supported Exchange 2003/2007/2010 and Active Directory globally across multiple Active Directory domains and several separate Exchange organizations. Worked on Domain / Exchange consolidation and migration efforts during a time of frequent BlackRock acquisitions.

  • Provided Tier 2 support for Exchange and Active Directory resolving escalated issues problems in a timely manner.

  • Project lead for Good Mobile Messaging which provided Exchange like email capability on IOS, Android and Windows Mobile devices.

  • Supported Blackberry Enterprise Servers using multiple BES versions from 4.6 to BES 5.0.

  • Provided legal department with discoveries from Symantec Enterprise Vault.

  • Built and provisioned servers using VMware and worked with VMware ESX console to manage and control virtual servers in datacenters worldwide.

  • Built new VM Ware hosts using corporate standard build to rapidly deploy 2008 and 2003 servers.

  • Managed and controlled physical HP servers using iLO interface as well as rebuilding physical servers in remote data centers.

  • Monitored all systems for faults using NetIQ and HP SIM, acting on alerts to keep all systems available.

 

 

12/2008 – 8/2010

Sr. Technical Consultant

Endo Pharmaceutical

 

Supported messaging systems and directory services and recommended best practices for Exchange 2007, Active Directory, and related technologies

  • Technical Lead for implementation of Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007R2, driving the project from design through implementation. Integrating OCS with Microsoft Live Meeting, Leveraging Microsoft CALs for OCS the company saved money by eliminating other expensive collaboration services.

  • Technical coordinator for Microsoft Rights Management Server (RMS) builds and Microsoft Internet Security and Acceleration Server (ISA), supporting a secure foundation for document management.

  • Moved mail delivery from Symantec Message Labs to Microsoft ForeFront Security, saving thousands of dollars a year in services since ForeFront was included with the Microsoft enterprise licensing agreement.

  • Enhanced security by using TLS mail delivery and Microsoft ForeFront to provide secure mail to partners using web mail products like Yahoo mail, Hot Mail and Google Mail.

  • Developed a comprehensive implementation plan for migration from Exchange 2003 to Exchange 2007.

  • Resolved customer mail delivery issues with integrated spam and content filtering system.

  • Participated in cross-functional teams with other department members and external vendors. Worked specifically with the “Great User Experience Team” to get products (OCS and RMS) available to the users.

  • Created and implemented mail-related off-boarding process for employees and contractors to ensure compliance while minimizing impact on production systems.

  • Created and maintain a virtual environment for testing and proof of concept.

 

11/2006 – 12/2008

Senior Network Engineer

ILC Dover

 

Maintained Windows Active Directory, Exchange, and all Network Services for Production and R&D Operations for ILC Dover. Planned and implemented new services and technology, improving computing abilities company wide. Maintained Exchange 2003 Email, numerous SQL databases, file and print services as well as ensuring data was backed up.

 

 

1/2003 – 11/2006

Telecommunications Technologist

State of Delaware Department of Technology and Information

 

Responsibilities included management of the State’s Windows 2003 Active Directory and Exchange 2003 infrastructure; implementation of new technologies to enhance core services for State technology users and providing technical support for wireless data connectivity.

 

 

9/1998-1/2002

Executive Air Support / Atlantic Aviation Corporation Newark, DE

Senior Network Engineer/Supervisor

Head of Network Operations: Directed and maintained all network resources for the company which included 8 business operations across the country as well as the corporate office located in Plano TX. Managed the network operations support staff.

 

Retired USAF/Delaware Air National Guard

25 Years of service (1986-2011)

Military service details are here:  MILITARY SERVICE | StylesTech

 

Education:

Bachelor of Science Degree, Computer Science          

Wesley College, Dover DE


Associate Degree, Human Resources Management       
Community College of the Air Force, Gunther AL

Other Pursuits:

Starting in the spring of 2019 with the Covid lock down I volunteered my technical expertise to live stream services for Temple B'nai Israel in Easton Maryland of which my wife and I are members. By remotely streaming weekly services so that the congregation could maintain a regular service schedule. What started with an ipad on a music stand progressed into better audio and video equipment that could be connected to remotely to broadcast live services on a weekly basis. 

I am an Eagle Scout, although not currently active in scouting, the principles and leadership skills I learned during the progression to this goal were valuable to working up to a leadership role in the military.

My hobbies include video and photography.

PHOTOGRAPHY | StylesTech 

 

I have my FAA107 certification so that I can take and sell aerial pictures and have several video fly overs for my local Realtors.

ISLAND AERIAL | StylesTech

 

I also enjoy flying to document the area that I live in. You can visit my YouTube channel.

Rob Styles - YouTube

If you've read this far you can see that I also enjoy building web sites. I have created several websites for my artist friends and also a way to maintain a running history of my life. I am also researching my ancestry and can trace a lot of history back to the early American years which has been exciting.

While my Wife is super musically talented, I am not, so I provide expertise with my audio skills to make her sound great and can step in during breaks to DJ and MC for our gigs.

You can check out our services here:  Services (mariannestyles.com) 

 

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