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									                                        Brent Bates
                                647 W 169th St, Apt 6A • New York, NY 10032
                                   (917) 476-7248 •

An accomplished Senior Systems Architect with over 12 years of experience and a track record of success
and consistent achievement of technology project goals. Skilled problem identifier and troubleshooter with
exemplary systems design, leadership and project management skills. Efficient, organized leader with
exceptional focus and follow through abilities. Expert-level skills in System Design, Storage, High
Performance Computing and UNIX infrastructure. Core competencies include:
       Storage (Netapp, HDS)                                 Web Technologies
       High Performance Computing & GRID                     Unix (Linux, Solaris)
       IT Skills Gap Analysis & Security                     Networking
       Technology Architecture & Integration                 Security

MORGAN STANLEY                                                                          2006-PRESENT
Vice President, Strategic Engineering and Architecture
Responsible for translation of business requirements into IT strategy and specific technical solutions.
Instrumental in strategy, direction and implementation of GRID and High Performance Computing
technologies for this premier financial services company. Coordinated internal efforts with external
dependencies, performed due diligence on technologies and companies.
     Key architect in design and implementation of next generation high performance file system.
     Designed and implemented monitoring and capacity analysis solutions.
     Key member of Grid Steering committee responsible for strategy and direction of Grid Scheduler
        technology. Developed RFI and evaluated several different scheduling technologies.
     Co-led Market Analysis of internal and external Grid and related storage technologies.
     Led a series of effort related to Grid Computing and monitoring.
     Part of core interview team, responsible for campus recruiting, approving work and training other
     Involved in several charity groups associated with Morgan Stanley

LAZARD FRERES                                                                                2003-2006
Senior Systems Administrator
Design, execute and support all Storage and Systems related needs for this Global Financial Services
Company. Full accountability for storage and UNIX systems, perform risk assessments, develop and execute
security features.
     Executed firm wide server consolidation project, consolidated 50+ servers on to a pair E25k systems
        in different datacenters.
     Implemented a stretched SAN between two remote data centers, enabling instantaneous failover
        and data replication at a much reduced cost. Migrated Lotus Notes and user home directories to
        Netapp filers.
     Security officer in charge of system security and user rights. Implemented Tripwire globally for all
        UNIX systems.
     Mentored junior administrators, taught classes about Perl to peers.
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MERRILL LYNCH                                                                                 2001-2003
Developer (Independent Consultant)                                                           2002–2003
    Developed a Meta Database, consolidated multiple disparate data sources and presented a common
       API and interface.
    Maintained Active Directory information and kept it up to date from authoritative sources.

Systems Administrator (Independent Consultant)                                          2001–2002
     Evaluated several different spam solutions for the company, implemented a web portal to control
       per user spam protection. Portal was used globally.
     Supported DNS and gateway mail servers.
     Provided level 3 support for several groups internally.

AIRMEDIA                                                                                      2000–2001
Senior UNIX Administrator
Maintained hardware and Unix/Windows environments and related applications for this Media content
provider. Provided connectivity and firewall support for all offices globally
     Installed and configured routers and firewalls between branch offices, centralizing communications
        and providing Internet access.
     Handled all aspect of system administration and security.

WORKING WOMAN NETWORK, INC.                                                                   2000–2000
Senior UNIX Administrator
Responsible for implementation and support of all UNIX systems and Web related network and storage
     Designed and Setup a web portal using EMC Storage, Alteon Web switches, Sun servers.

COLLECTIVE TECHNOLOGIES                                                                  1999–2000
Independent Consultant
     Provided System Administration and Network Administration services.
     Part of the Travelers team, providing support and overnight presence for clients.
     Worked with major clients, including Thompson, Research Institute of America, Intuit, RCN and

Bachelor of Science • Computer Science • Oregon State University

 ITIL Foundation Certification, 2007      Veritas Volume Manager, Vertitas Cluster Server
 Sun E25k training, 2005                   and Netbackup, 2004
 Tripwire Certification, 2004             Checkpoint VPN-1 Firewall Management I & II,

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