Ron's Resume

IT Professional


IT Professional

Troubleshooting in Windows, UNIX and Mainframe environments…Architecture and design of IT solutions…Process Re-engineering…Organization Redesign… Performance Improvement
Strategic Planning…Project Management…Operational Efficiency &
Cost Savings…Team Leadership…Customer Satisfaction

IT leader with a solid track record of success, developing world-class technological solutions and troubleshooting all types of IT systems to exceed customer needs/requirements and promoting a high degree of satisfaction.  With an extensive background in managing cross-functional teams in hardware and software products, I am highly skilled in streamlining work flows and using IT technology in innovative ways to solve real world business problems.  Ability to keep an eye on efficiency and cost effectiveness that increase productivity and improve performance.  

100% Hands on Technical Competencies

Hardware:  Large Scale Mainframes (IBM and compatibles), desktops, notebooks, netbooks, laptops, handheld devices, Windows Servers, iPhones, iPads, cell phones, tablets, wireless access points/routers, high speed switches, printers, broadband wireless, Barracuda Network products.

Software:  MS Office Suite (95-2010), Outlook, Visio, Info Path, SQL, Adobe Acrobat, Photoshop Elements, Expression Web 3 / 4, MS Visual Studio, Windows 95, 97, 98, XP, Vista, 7, 8, Windows NT Server versions 3.5, 3.51, 4.0, 2000, 2003, 2008, 2008 R2, 2012, 2012 R2, Virtualization with Hyper-V, Exchange Server versions 5, 5.5, 2000, 2003, 2007, 2010, 2013, SQL Server and SQL Server Express (multiple versions including 2012), IBM Operating Systems (MVS, VM, Sys390), Open Systems (Unix – PC and Mainframe based).

Networking:  TCP/IP, LAN/WAN, WLAN, DSL, METRO-E, Fiber Optic, Cable, VPN, Routers, Firewalls.

Other:  SharePoint 2007, Internet/Intranet/Extranet Web site design and implementation, relational databases.

Professional Background

MGM Resorts International, Reno, NV

IT Manager at Circus Circus Reno, 10/2012-Present

Providing IT services and support to the Circus Circus Hotel and Casino.  This includes, but not limited to, Food and Beverage, Gaming, Cage, Kronos Time keeping system, Finance, Compliance.

Washoe Tribe of Nevada and California, Gardnerville, NV

Manager of IT, 12/2009-6/2012

As Manager of IT at Washoe Tribe of Nevada and California where the challenge was a population of 800 users who had access to old technology IT systems.   My responsibilities included but not limited to hiring/firing, performance reviews, and management for 8 System Administrators as well as managing the day to day operations of the computing environment across Nevada and California.  Additional responsibilities included hardware acquisition, phone system, cell phones, and support of end-users, staff training, mentoring, and staying on budget.

Architected and developed the system specifications for a new system for a Title IV E grant funded program.  This architecture was farmed out to a vendor and the implementation as so successful that the Federal Government uses it as the model for how the Title IV E program needs to be implemented.  

BCD Consulting LLC, Reno, NV

Owner, 1/2000-Present

BCD Consulting LLC was founded as a vehicle to continue to improve my skills while I was a “stay at home dad” from 10 years.  BCD Consulting LLC provides world class solutions to small businesses.

Novalux, Inc., Sunnyvale, CA

Manager of IT, 1/1999-12/2000

Novalux, INC was a startup company in Sunnyvale, CA with a primary goal of building compact laser devices for signal regeneration of the light on fiber optic lines.  These devices were lower power and low cooling requirements.  Company was sold to an offshore concern.

Amdahl Corporation, Sunnyvale, CA

Principal Systems Engineer, 1/1978-9/1999

Proficient 100% Hands On Technology Skills

Hardware Dell Servers Dell Desktop Systems Dell Laptop Systems HP Servers

Sonic Firewalls Cisco Firewalls Cisco Switches Dell Switches

Dell NAS  iSCSI Storage  VOIP
Microsoft Server OS Windows 2000 Windows 2003 Windows 2008 Windows 2008 R2

Windows 2012  Windows 2012 R2

Microsoft Sub-Components Hyper-V Active Directory LDAP DNS

DHCP Direct Access VPN WSUS

IIS 7, 7.5, 8 .NET 3, 3.5, 4, 4.5 Hyper-V
Microsoft Software SQL Server 2005, 2008, 2008 R2, 2012 Exchange Server 2000, 2003, 2007, 2010, 2013 SharePoint 2007 Dynamics CRM
Microsoft Desktop OS XP/PRO Windows 7 Windows 8
Microsoft Office 2000, 2003 2007 2010 2013
Visual Studio 2005 2010 2012
Networking IPV4 IPV6 DSL Metro-E

T1 MPLS Remote Desktop Protocol
Programing Languages C C# VB Basic
Other Operating Systems UNIX IBM OS/MVS IBM OS/SYS390
Hardware Architecture IBM INTEL AMD

Casino Software Aristocrat Aristocrat Gateway

Food & Bev Infogenesis

Hotel Key System Saflok

Successful Migrations/Upgrades

Microsoft Server Server 2000->2003 Server 2003->2008 Server 2008->2008 R2 Server 2008 R2->2012
Microsoft IIS IIS 5->6 IIS 6-7 IIS 7-7.5 IIS 7.5->8
MS Exchange Exch 5.5->2000 Exch 2000->2003 Exch 2003->2007 Exch 2003-2010

Exch 2007->2010  Exch 2010->2013

Microsoft Client XP/Pro->Vista XP/Pro->Win 7 Vista->Win 7 Win 7->Win 8 

Nevada Gaming License: R4036823 Exp: 10/23/2017

Reference Contact Information for Ron Mitchell

Name Relationship E-mail Phone
Christine Montross Former Director - Amdahl Corp +1 (408) 378-6649
Phil Stangler Former Co-Worker - Amdahl +1 (314) 422-4059
Gil Gonzales Former Co-Worker - Washoe Tribe +1 (775) 790-7225
Jorge Lopez Former Tribal Admin - Washoe Tribe +1 (559) 877-2461
Nathan Mamo Friend +1 (775) 741-0063
Sol Langley Former Co-Worker - Amdahl +1 (408) 757-8154
Idalia Willbanks BCD Client +1 (408) 258-7832
Pete Pfefferkorn Former Amdahl Customer PFEFFEPE@UCMAIL.UC.EDU +1 (513) 240-1757
Scott Nowacki Peer - Ocotillo Technology Services +1 (602) 319-0726
Robert Molenda Former Co-Worker - Amdahl +1 (408) 472-8097
Pat Lenzi Former Prosecutor - Washoe Tribe +1 (530) 400-1546
Chuck Janco Contractor - 12Bravo +1 (440) 991-7511
Sam Neeman Former Director - Amdahl Corp +1 (510) 739-0114
John Mathews Former Director - Amdahl Corp +1 (510) 739-0114