IT Tech Services - Network/Security Team Leader @ Schreiber Foods
IT Plant Support Manager @ Schreiber Foods
Utah State University
A graduate of the University of Central Missouri (MBA) and Utah State University (BA), I am an innovative, enthusiastic and strategic leader who has global vision for technical solutions, strategic planning and roadmaps. I have a passion for people and for building capacity and bringing others along. I have deep experience in technical leadership in fast paced
A graduate of the University of Central Missouri (MBA) and Utah State University (BA), I am an innovative, enthusiastic and strategic leader who has global vision for technical solutions, strategic planning and roadmaps. I have a passion for people and for building capacity and bringing others along. I have deep experience in technical leadership in fast paced environments and large organizations.
My personal value is recognized by taking a business approach first and marrying technology to empower people. I have effective interpersonal skills with an exceptional focus on the customer. I believe in coaching for success, build strong teams and enabling others with tools to be successful.
My Personal Credo:
Business is an ecosystem, not a battlefield.
A company is a community, not a machine.
Management is service, not control.
My employees are my peers, not my children.
Motivation comes from vision, not from fear.
Change equals growth, not pain.
Technology offers empowerment, not automation.
Work should be fun, not mere toil.
Ryan’s Work Style:
Leadership is not about being feared or liked but rather about earning respect and trust.
Clear Expectations + Tools to Succeed + Accountability = SUCCESS
Treat all as equals, regardless of title.
Continuous improvement, communication, vision and adaptation.
Foster an environment where constructive criticism and open debate are embraced.
Address conflict with each other before going to leadership.
Open door policy, no meeting required.
Be prepared, put your best foot forward.
I am fluent in Portuguese and have started developing in Spanish.
Director IT Networking @ Global responsibility of a technical team of IT professionals for a $7.1B retailer with specific responsibility to provide global support, road mapping and integration for:
Networks, firewalls, load balancers, wireless, communication systems, telephone systems, service providers and functional vendors.
Mentor, coach, train and develop staff to deliver on support tasks and project commitments.
Communicate with all areas of the business with direct responsibility for the associates, budgets, relationships, projects and systems. From February 2015 to Present (11 months) Manager Network Planning @ Manage a team of technical IT network professionals for a $6.5b retailer with specific responsibility to provide global support, road mapping and integration for:
Corporate network supporting global distribution centers, corporate and sales offices.
Global store networks for over 3500+ stores.
Wireless infrastructure, strategy and design for offices and stores.
Capacity and performance of network circuits and connectivity.
Network configurations and software solutions to support the IT investments. From May 2013 to February 2015 (1 year 10 months) Greater Milwaukee AreaIS Tech Services - Network Team Leader @ Manage a team of customer focused Network Analysts who support and architect the network for 30+ locations both domestically and internationally.
Responsible for the global vision and strategy of all Wireless, Networking and Unified Communications.
Manage technical projects and large budgets for Unified Communications, network,
mobile, wireless and disaster recovery.
Manage relationships with key vendors and work with engineering and operations teams as a technical liaison for our departments. From January 2012 to May 2013 (1 year 5 months) Green Bay, Wisconsin AreaInformation Systems Regional Manager-US North Region @ Managed and led a team responsible for all IT efforts at eight
production facilities in the North Region of the US.
Hired, coached and led an IT leadership team while individually supporting two production facilities as a department head. From December 2008 to December 2011 (3 years 1 month) IS Plant Support Manager @ Managed and coordinated all IT efforts and projects including network installations, plant floor
system implementations and telecom system infrastructure implementations.
Managed 13 employees, developed and implemented a cost savings projects resulting in
$100,000/yr savings. From May 2007 to December 2008 (1 year 8 months) IT Specialist @ Provided the strategy, vision and implementation for all IT systems with a focus on a new
corporate CRM and ERP systems.
Project lead on software development projects including web applications for software releases,
product recall and quality tracking written in PHP and MySQL. From June 2006 to April 2007 (11 months) General Manager/IT Specialist @ Led, coached and managed a team of eight employees responsible for pre sales engineering efforts
and post sales technical support.
Responsible for technical direction of the products for customers and the support of the internal IT
department responsible for systems and telecom. From January 2002 to May 2006 (4 years 5 months)
MBA, Business Administration @ University of Central Missouri From 2009 to 2010 BA, Business Information Systems, Emphasis in e-commerce @ Utah State University From 2002 to 2006 Ryan Cook is skilled in: Leadership, Management, Project Management, Networking, Team Leadership, Process Improvement, Team Building, Telecommunications, Strategy, Strategic Planning, Budgets, Continuous Improvement, DevOps, Unified Communications, Innovation Management, Global Cross-Functional Team Leadership, Thought Leadership, Strategic Roadmaps, Coaching for Excellence
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