ABOUT ME

WHO AM I?

I have had many roles and titles throughout my career.  Director, Manager, Supervisor, Consultant, Administrator, Network Analyst, Systems Admin, Database Developer, Web Designer and Technician.  I've been referred to as a "Swiss Army Knife of IT".  To sum it all up, I'm an IT Professional looking to simplify IT for the masses.

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EXPERT IN

It's impossible to be an expert in everything. But when you combine a quarter century of experience across a multitude of IT environments you can get extremely versed in many verticals. You see a lot of vastly different methods and solutions trying to accomplish the same goal - to simplify IT. Let me show you all that I've learned and apply it to your organization.

NETWORK DESIGN

88%

IT INFRASTRUCTURE

97%

SYSTEMS MANAGEMENT

83%

PROCEDURAL DOCUMENTATION

92%

EDUCATION

2000-2002

Seneca College of Applied Arts & Technology

Network Engineering & Technical Support

Skills Earned: Design and implement wireless, local/wide area and software-defined networks; how to work with and configure open source and proprietary operating systems; and how to work on premises and in the cloud of IT administration

2011-2012

University of Western Ontario/AMCTO

EXECUTIVE DIPLOMA IN MUNICIPAL MANAGEMENT

A comprehensive career development program designed specifically for municipal managers. Providing foundational knowledge, skills, and competencies to become a successful local government manager

1999-2021

LIFE EXPERIENCE

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

There is no substitute for experience, unless you can gain it from the experiences of others. Albert Einstein summed it up so succinctly when he stated: “The only source of knowledge is experience.” I would be nowhere if it weren't for the thousands of hours I have logged as an IT Professional. Learning each step of the way, from successes and failures. Mistakes happen, learning from them is how knowledge transforms into wisdom.

EXPERIENCE

2015-PRESENT

SCOTLYNN GROUP

DIRECTOR OF IT

Spearheaded IT strategy for a transportation and logistics provider to drive scale and sustainability through explosive growth and the addition of 100s of staff and 6 new offices across Canada and the US. Managing a team of 5 IT staff.

2014-2015

DUFFERIN COUNTY

NETWORK ANALYST

Oversaw management of end-to-end IT infrastructure for an organization with 250+ endpoints and 300+ staff spread across 15 WAN locations. Notably, received a MISA Award of Excellence in 2014 for implementation of an emergency response system during a major winter storm.

2012-2014

TOWNSHIP OF WEST LINCOLN

IT ADMINISTRATOR

Developed and managed IT budgets and policies to support ongoing digitization, as well as overseeing infrastructure administration and configuration of Dell servers, SAN, Cisco/Meraki routers, switches, wireless APs, VOIP phones and data backup systems used by 70+ staff across 6 sites.

2003-2011

NORFOLK COUNTY

NETWORK SYSTEM COORDINATOR SUPERVISOR

Implemented enterprise-grade IT infrastructure from scratch, leading the organization through continuous IT modernization that included an early switch from on-site servers to virtualized environments. Supervised a team of helpdesk and support staff and administrated Active Directory and Exchange accounts, VoIP phones, data backup systems and server maintenance used by 700+ staff.

WHAT I DO

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IT CONSULTING

Maximizing your investment in technology requires a grasp of the big picture without losing sight of the smallest details. I understand what’s required for people, processes and technology to effectively interact so your organization’s strategic goals can be met. Let's make IT happen.

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NETWORK DESIGN

Network design can be a complicated process involving evaluating and scoping the network to be implemented. The phrase “network design” refers to how network infrastructure is planned and structured. IT happens before the network infrastructure is fully implemented.

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WiFi & WAN DESIGN

Wireless Networks are more than just a WiFi router sitting on a shelf. If you need full office, farm, or multi-site coverage, then the planning, design and placement are key components of your strategy for a simple and secure wireless network that just works.

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BUILDING SECURITY

Surveillance and Building Access Control doesn't have to be complicated. I can provide state-of-art systems with the convenience of easy-to-use mobile apps that provide 24/7 monitoring and management.

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PROJECT MANAGEMENT

IT spans across most of a business or enterprise, the scope of IT projects can be large and complex. You need someone who has done this type of thing before. Check out my experience and you'll see, I'm the geek you've been looking for.

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DOCUMENTATION

Documentation is the most critical part of any organization, especially those who focus primarily on IT. Documentation works as a guide for internal and external stakeholders, helping them understand a process easily and gets them up to speed without the requirement of lengthy training.

25years
OF EXPERIENCE
1,000s
HAPPY CLIENTS
1,000,000s
OF KEYSTROKES
97k
CUPS OF COFFEE

CONTACT ADDRESS

Simcoe, ON, Canada

brett@slaght.ca

519-429-0700