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DANTE SICILIANO 15026 East Bails Place Aurora, CO 80012 (720) 933-1339 ds13588de@westpost.

net Solutions-focused IT leader and MBA candidate eager to offer 15+ years of progre ssive experience within diverse industries, as well as strong industry credentia ls, toward maximizing an innovative employers success. PROFILE OF QUALIFICATIONS Strategic Analysis / Planning Project / Program Management Team Building / Training Processes Requirements Gathering Process / Systems Improvement Policy / Procedure Development Regulatory Compliance Budget / Financial Control Best Practice Methodologies Integral leader who offers proven experience in large-scale IT operational opti mization, including designing, developing, and implementing solutions-driven pro grams, policies, and procedures to achieve continued key growth and profitabilit y. Out-of-the-box thinker who contributes up-to-date knowledge of evolving IT indu stry trends and business requirements. Ambitious self-starter who demonstrates a record of reducing costs while increa sing companywide IT productivity. Excellent communicator who seamlessly interfaces among senior-level leaders, IT teams, business peers, and clientele. PROFESSIONAL SYNOPSIS IT Operations Manager FRONTIER REFINING & MARKETING, INC., DENVER, CO 2006 PRESENT Utilize broad scope of industry knowledge and dynamic business acumen toward di recting IT staff and functions while enhancing companywide computer operations, creating and managing cost-effective budgets, developing policies and procedures to achieve SOX compliance, and performing comprehensive system security audits to ensure seamless processes. Key Accomplishments * Allowed for the spending of $200,000 worth of capital out of budget by creatin g ROI documentation for the design, implementation and management of a forward-t hinking project to install an iSCSI storage area. * Lowered hardware costs 90% by migrating test environment from physical servers to one virtual server and moving all production servers to three virtual server s using VMWare, as well as creating a ROI document. * Designed fully redundant email systems providing 99.99% reliability, along wit h creating a security roadmap to address outstanding issues and developing a new filtering process to reduce unwanted emails by 90%. * Created a ROI document for the savings of moving to VolP by replacing wiring c loset switches with PoE. * Optimized operations efficiency by relocating monthly financial meeting from M icrosoft .NET to WebEx. * Achieved 40% savings and less equipment service calls by changing server, lapt op, and desktop to HP. * Created, managed, and deployed movement from Exchange 2003 to 2007 and product ion servers from 2003 to 2008 / 2008R2, along with creating a design to provide company with a fully redundant VMware network. * Increased employee production within IT operations by 30% via development of a mentoring program.

* Successfully expanded server room UPS to increase run time from 20 minutes to 90 minutes. IT Operations ManagerCOBE Cardiovascular, Inc. THE SORIN GROUP, ARVADA, CO 2004 2006 Applied strong leadership talents toward directing IT staff and functions to op timize COBEs performance, including recruiting, training, and developing team me mbers; completing all IT projects on time and under budget; developing internal training documents and providing ongoing user training; and creating new process es to improve remote user support. Installed EMC CX 500 storage area network, configured ProactiveNet to baseline COBEs network and monitored COBEs network infrastructure, managed migration from Exchange 5.5 to 2003, and migrated data from HPUX to SAN. Directed key installation of MPLS network to support a newly desired WAN for th e companys North America region. Migrated Plymouth-, Austin-, and Vancouver-based customer service centers to Ar vada, along with redesigning Arvada locations network infrastructure by installi ng complete Cisco solutions. Dante Siciliano Resume Page Two (720) 933-1339 PROFESSIONAL SYNOPSIS (CONTINUED) IT Operations ManagerCOBE Cardiovascular, Inc. (continued) THE SORIN GROUP, ARVADA, CO 2004 2006 Key Accomplishments * Saved $150,000 by purchasing computers from Dell and decreased maintenance cos ts by consolidating servers. * Researched and designed companywide mobile device solution by installing Black berry and BES servers. * Increased revenue by $300,000 via higher system up-time, along with initiating team building processes to decrease outstanding issues by 70% and achieving a 3 0% increase in productivity. Systems Administrator BOYD GAMING CORPORATION, LAS VEGAS, NV 2003 2004 Built, configured, and maintained all corporate R / S 6000s, including overseei ng IGS and SDS slot account systems, developing and managing casino slot account ing systems, scheduling backups, and supporting properties with key issues. Expertly trained and developed help desk staff to identify and resolve challeng es with slot accounting and design systems. Key Accomplishments * Led all disaster recovery and yearly gaming data restoration projects associat ed with IGS and SDS systems, along with designing and implementing corporate pro cedures for IGS and SDS slot system issues resolution. Information Technology Consultant BIG ROCK CASINO, ESPANOLA, NM 2002 2003 Drove operations efficiency by installing a new network design that allowed for VLANs and VPN connections, including using VPN solution to allow user access to email and corporate intranet, as well as training staff in proper maintenance. Installed anti-virus software on Exchange server to remove viruses before enter ing network, along with effectively configuring web blocker software on PIX to b lock unauthorized sites which was instrumental in reducing unwanted activity. Implemented resourceful backup routines to perform full backups on a daily basi

s and maintain 30-day data retention. Played a vital role in coordinating multi-site operations by installing fiber c onnections between casino and training center. Key Accomplishments * Enhanced security by installing Cisco Secure IDS (Intrusion Detection System), implementing PIX firewall, devising security procedures, auditing user permissi ons, and deploying CyberPatrol to monitor Internet use. Director of Information Systems BLACK HAWK GAMING & DEVELOPMENT COMPANY, INC., BLACK HAWK, CO 1998 2002 Strategically steered a four-member team and annual budget of $500,000, along w ith directing all computer operations for Black Hawk Gaming, The Lodge Casino, T he Gilpin Casino, and The Gold Dust West Casino; administering network with 4 AI X RS/6000s and 14 NT servers with 200+ workstations and 1,000 users; and install ing a Virtual Private Network. Implemented Virtual Local Area Network with use of Cisco catalyst 3500 and 2900 series switches, along with installing and maintaining Exchange mail servers fo r Black Hawk Gaming and implementing WatchGuard firewall to maintain security. Purchased all network and computer equipment; wrote network operation procedure s; built Network Operations Center to maintain Black Hawk Gaming WAN; and manage d and / or administered Progress and SQL databases and Great Plains. Key Accomplishments * Achieved complete Y2K compliance for The Gilpin Casino with a budget of only $ 120,000. EDUCATION & PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT Master of Business Administration (In Progress) WEBSTER UNIVERSITY Bachelor of Science in Computer Information Systems (Summa Cum Laude) REGIS UNIV ERSITY VMware Certified Professional Microsoft Certified Systems EngineerNT 4.0 Microsoft Certified ProfessionalWind ows 2000 Cisco Certified Network Associate IBM Certified AIX 5IBM eServer pSeries System Administration