About David

Hello, and welcome to my site. My old site is gone but here we are with a new site with all new stuff. I hope you enjoy the site as it evolves into…I don’t know what.

I grew up in Savannah, GA. Joined the US Navy and was stationed in Japan for a while. I have been working in IT ever since I can recall. I enjoy solving problems. Currently, I live in Charlotte, NC and enjoy all the city has to offer. I have a great community of cycling friends and love to ride bikes and find new adventures.

Resume

David Vasta – Resume – 2019

O365 Administration, O365 Exchange, Exchange, Outlook, AD, ADFS, AZURE, Microsoft Teams, PowerShell, PowerApps, Lotus Domino, Lotus Notes, Lotus Designer, AS/400, iSeries, IBMi, System i, OS/400, i5OS, Unix, Solaris, Linux, AiX, Ubuntu, Airwatch, iOS, RightFax Admin, Skype, Yammer, SharePoint, MacOSX, Windows10

EMPLOYMENT

2019 – Present
Global Collaberation Administrator
3D Systems

  • Responsible for Messaging Administration in Exchange and O365
  • Migration of user to O365
  • Architecture messaging mail flow new O365 Messaging
  • Proficient in Powershell scripting creating reports and extracting data from AD and O365.
  • Platforms: O365, Exchange, Microsoft TEAMS, ADFS/AD, PowerShell, Cisco IronPort, NetScalar, PowerApps

2011 – 2019
Senior Global Messaging Team Lead
Electrolux

  • Responsible for Messaging Administration working with a global team.
  • Implemented and advised on build out of new mail environment for 27,000 users.
  • Migrated over 27,000 users from IBM Domino to O365 & Exchange
  • Architecture messaging mail flow new O365 Messaging systems including on and off site items.
  • Proficient in Powershell scripting creating reports and extracting data from AD and O365.
  • Administration of IBMi and AiX on Power as well as Linux
  • Platforms: IBM Notes, RightFax, Airwatch, O365, Exchange, Skype, ADFS/AD, PowerShell, Barracuda, AiX, IBMi, Linux

2007 – 2011
Senior Messaging and Collaboration Team Lead 
Atlas Copco

  • Responsible for all Messaging Administration tasks for North and South America.
  • Administered the companies over 300 Domino Servers and 5000 applications while supporting over 27,000 mail users globally running on Windows, IBMi and Linux.
  • Provided Global direction to senior management on next generation messaging and social media.
  • Managed multiple mergers and acquisitions providing technical support for each using multiple mail platforms including Exchange to Domino.
  • Platforms: IBM Domino Collaboration Suit, Extrafax, Exchange, O365, PowerShell, Linux, IBMi, Linux

2006 – 2007
Senior Systems Engineer
Sunrise Medical Supply

  • Responsible for enterprise systems and applications for a $500 million dollar medical supply manufacturing company with 15 plants in the UK, Europe, USA, Mexico, China, and Australia
  • Provided leadership for J.D. Edwards implementation.
  • Senior advisor to Disaster Recovery initiative and implementation.
  • Implemented a complete backup system for the all System I based applications and data.
  • Provided support for worldwide AiX and Solaris
  • Platforms: System i, J.D. Edwards, BRMS Backup, Solaris, AiX, IBMi, AiX, Webmethods, EchoHA

2003 – 2006
Senior Systems Administrator
Vistar Inc.

  • Provided a Vistar corporation with data center support, using high availability software and iSeries Servers & Linux Servers.
  • Provided messaging support and applications for over 4000 users in 40 distribution centers using IBM Lotus products.
  • Provided support for ExtraFax to Lotus Domino installation and administration.
  • Platforms: IBM iSeries, Lansa, BRMS Backup, Linux, IBM Domino, IBM Notes, Exchange, Blackberry, MIMIX

2002 – 2003
Senior Security Team Lead
Cingular Wireless

  • Implemented and managed the Security Project for Cingular Wireless.
  • Evaluated and documents all 50 System i servers and their security settings.
  • Provided daily security audits for each of the regional teams over a six month period.
  • Assisted in the implementation of Change Management Controls for all IT.
  • Security was adjusted for all over 25,000 users taking away high levels of access with no outages.
  • Platforms: iSeries, Pentasafe Security, MIMIX

2000 – 2003
Senior Systems Administrator
Seagull Software

  • Implemented and managed a team of four deploying a CRM solution called PIVITOL to be used by the entire company.
  • Assisted in the re-architecture of the network and data center to be more efficient and cost effective.
  • Managed the company’s global messaging systems using Microsoft Exchange.
  • Platforms: Exchange, Linux, Windows Server, iSeries, S390, AiX, Seagull Software

1999 – 2000
System Engineer
REAL Solutions

  • Provided customers with complete solutions using the iSeries and other IBM hardware
  • Provided customers with system builds and sales support for iSeries systems that ranged from $7000 to $5M.
  • Preformed as project manager for many system implementations and conversions of AS/400, AiX, and Windows systems
  • Platforms: AS/400, AiX, Windows Server, Exchange, Lotus Notes/Domino

1998 – 1999
Data Center Manager
Jack Henry & Associates

  • Performed duties as manager over the data center operations, help desk, daily bank processing, and banking systems along with system security and acquisitions.
  • Supported and migrated 40 banks to a shared banking environment.
  • Provided daily and after hours support of data center operations and systems administration.
  • Platforms: AS/400, CISCO, OS/2 (teller and check imaging systems), AiX,

1993 – 1998
Division Manager
U.S. Navy

  • Deployed to three ships in four years. Held management level positions on all three commands while earning Junior Sailor of the Fleet while deployed to the Persian Gulf.
  • Effective budgeted over $1 – 5 Millions dollars a quarter and 200 sailors while maintaining 6 small boats and ship transportation responsibilities.
  • Forwardly deployed for all 4 years to the Pacific Rim and Middle East.
  • Awarded Junior Sailor of the Pacific Fleet – 1996

EDUCATION & TRAINING

2001 – 2003 Kennesaw State Univ – Certified UNIX/Linux Administration

1999, 2001, 2003 IBM Certification

2014 RightFax Administrator Certification & Training

2016 Microsoft Exchange on O365 Training

2016 Microsoft PowerShell Training

Cycling

Charlotte has a wonderful cycling community. They have made me a better person and are always supportive no matter what you set your mind to. Riding a bike never gets old. It’s just as much fun now as it was when I was a kid.

Currently, my son is the fastest kid I know and can put out some killer watts on the bike. I know cycling has changed his life and someday he hopes to go pro. As his Dad I want him to achieve all his dreams and goals. Go, Gino!

Click here to learn more about Gino.

Blog

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David Vasta’s Resume

David Vasta’s Resume – If you need to contact me just use david dot vasta at gmail dot com EMPLOYMENT 2011 – Present Senior Global Messaging Team Lead Electrolux Responsible for Messaging Administration working with a global team.  Implemented and advised on build out of new mail environment for 27,000 users.  Migrated over 27,000 users …

Contact

You can contact David using email : david dot vasta at gmail.com