Carmen Grasso

21 Abbott Rd. Hamilton, NJ 08690 (856) 534-5580 (c) / (609) 570-5133 (h)


·         Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer

·         Microsoft Certified Trainer

·         Active Directory Infrastructure Design and Deployment Engineer and Trainer

·         Microsoft Exchange Server Design and Migration Specialist

·         Microsoft SQL Server High Availability and Clustered Design Solutions

·         High Availability Solutions and Disaster Recovery strategies

·         Project management and project design

·         VMware Implementation and Design

·         Virtualization and Data Center Design

·         NetApp Storage

·         Cisco UCS

·         Symantec Enterprise Vault Implementation and Design

·         Network Migration Specialist

·         ITIL Principles and Procedural implementation

·         Comprehensive technical documentation skills



·         Facilitated long term goals and objectives for clients

·         Strategic implementation of key LAN / WAN Network technologies.

·         Reputation for effective leadership by implementing process innovative solutions

·         Identified, established, and managed strategic enterprise projects

·         Proven ability to excel in implementing new technologies through research and documentation

 Professional Capabilities

·         Tenacity and diligence during challenging assignments

·         Demonstrated leadership and team building strategies

·         Exceptional ability to launch and manage highly successful projects and solutions

·         Versatility, adaptability, and willingness to tackle new responsibilities

·         Track record of growth and focus on bottom-line productivity and profitability

·         Self-Starter with focus on team work


Datalink, National Base                                                                                                                                                              Nov 2008 – Present

Solutions Architect

·         Pre-Sales Engineering Consultant

·         Post-Sales Engineering Architect

·         Active Directory Consulting Architect

·         Exchange / Messaging Services Consulting Architect

·         Enterprise Migrations and Business Integrations Consultant

·         Enterprise High Availability Consultant

·         Enterprise Disaster Recovery and Restoration Consultant

·         Data Center Consolidation and Design

·         Server Consolidation through virtualization services

·         VDI, Remote Application, Branch Office Consultant

·         Virtualization and Remote Services Consulting Architect

·         Technical documentation and solutions design

Preeminent Solutions, New York City, NY                                                                                                                                                              Feb 2008 – Nov 2008

Senior Active Directory Consultant

·         Consultation Services to the New York Times Company, New York City, NY

·         Lead Active Directory Architect and Migration Strategist

·         Lead Analyst for LAN services

·         Designed and documented Active Directory Design and Migration Strategies

·         Executed Migration for 21 Active Directory Forests, Novell NDS, Lotus Notes, Send mail

·         Developed and documented Disaster Recovery Strategy

·         Implemented Terminal Services and Enterprise Terminal Server Licensing Services

·         Developed and documented strategies and design for Microsoft Exchange

Endo Pharmaceuticals, Chadds Ford, Pa                                                                                                                                                              Sep 2007 – Feb 2008

Senior Systems Engineer

·         Senior Active Directory / Exchange Architect

·         Black Berry Enterprise / Messaging Architect

·         Security Analyst

·         Documented enterprise design and procedural processes

Charming Shoppes, Inc. Bensalem, Pa                                                                                                                                                              Nov 2006 – Sep 2007

Senior Systems Engineer

·         Primary / Lead Active Directory Architect

·         Developed and Documented Migration Strategies

·         Security Analyst for Infrastructure Servers

·         Server Performance Analyst

·         Implementation of SOX and PCI compliance

·         Enterprise Trainer

·         Executed Integration for business unit migrations and integration

·         SQL Services Enterprise Cluster Architect

CDI Corporation, Inc.  Philadelphia, Pa                                                                                                                                                              Aug 2005 – Nov 2006

Client Server Engineer

·         Primary / Lead Active Directory Architect

·         Senior Exchange Server 2003 Architect

·         Developed and Documented Migration Strategies

·         Developed and Documented Active Directory Architecture

·         Developed training solutions for training

·         Project Lead Active Directory and Exchange 2003 Migration

·         Created budget requirements and costing for project

·         Designed and Implemented virtualized Test Environment

·         Project for DNS and WINS Services Restructuring

·         Discovered and documented production enterprise

·         Documented enterprise administrative and procedural processes

Internetwork Learning Institute                                                                                                                                                              Aug 2006 – Nov 2007


·         Trainer for MCSE Certification Programs

·         Training Services Consultation

·         Instructional and Certifications Curriculum Consulting

Preeminent Solutions, Inc., White Plains, NY                                                                                                                                                               Apr 2005 – Sept 2005

Technical Lead / Consultant

·         Active Directory and Exchange Migration  Architect

·         VMware and P2V Deployment Services

·         WMI, ADSI, and platform SDK scripting services

·         Group Policies for Locked Down desktop and server environment

Omicron Consulting, Inc. Philadelphia, Pa                                                                                                                                                             June 2004 – Apr 2005

Senior Network Consultant

·         Senior Active Directory and Exchange 2003 Architect

·         Active Directory and Exchange Migration Architect (Novell NDS and Novell GroupWise)

·         SMS 2003 Design and Deployment

·         Group Policy Architect

·         Desktop Deployment Services Architect

Micro Endeavors, Inc., Upper Darby, Pa                                                                                                                                                             Sept 2003 – June 2004

Senior Network Engineer

·         Enterprise Network System Consulting

·         Trainer for Public Training Center (Corporate Clients)

·         Custom Application Design Migration (SQL and Web Services)

·         Software development consultation for performance and platform designs

Verizon, Conshohocken, Pa                                                                                                                                                              Aug 2002 – Apr 2003

LAN Administrator

·         Desktop and LAN Administration

·         Client Support Services

·         Remote Services Connectivity

Computer Integration Technologies, Inc.                                                                                                                                                              Feb 1987 – Aug 2001


·         Established an Internet Service Provider company

·         Developed Turn-Key Solutions as an OEM-Systems Builder

·         Developed Migration Strategies

·         Created and deployed ASP Services for Turn-Key Internet based solutions

·         LAN / WAN Consulting Services


·         AS in Computer Science Gloucester County College (Sewell, NJ)


·         Microsoft Certified Systems Engineering Training (Florida)


·         Microsoft Certified Trainer Train the Trainer (Philadelphia, Pa)


·         Symantec Enterprise Vault Project Services Delivery Training (Chicago, Il)


·         Symantec Enterprise Vault Design and Implementation Training (Boston, Ma)


·         VMware ESX / ESXi Design and Implementation Training (San Francisco, Ca)


·         NetApp (New York City, NY)



·         VMware – VCP 4.1, VCP 5, VTSP 5, VSP 5

·         Microsoft Certified Trainer (MCT)

·         Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE) with Messaging

·         NetApp – ASAP, NASAP, NASP, NCDA, NCIE-SAN

·         Symantec Technical Specialist Enterprise Vault for Exchange

·         Symantec ASC Archiving and eDiscovery Specialization