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Last updated on March 3, 2008 Copyright © 2001-2008 Ed Riddle

Resume for Edward E. Riddle, Jr.


To provide quality service to all my clients using the information technology of today, yesterday and tomorrow.

Summary of Technical Skills

Table. High Level Skill Set

bash NetApp Cacti/Ntop
Kaseya/Level Platforms Nagios Untangle
Open Dental Dentrix Eaglesoft
Softdent osCommerce Zen-Cart
SQL-Ledger LedgerSMB Drupal
VMware Xen Levanta
Wireless Networking Virtual Private Networks Remote Office/Access
PC Hardware Troubleshooting SCSI/SATA/SAS
LVM Encrypted File Systems Data Recovery
RAID Sun T3 Networking
Ethernet Token Ring DNS/BIND
TCP/IP Mail Systems, MTA/MDA/MUA DHCP/Bootp/rarp
Secure Shell/SSL/TLS Project Management Relationship Management
DocBook SGML, XML Jade/OpenJade DSSSL
PHP/HTML Revision Control/CVS Apache
All Linux Distributions Content Filtering Secure IMAPS/POPS/SMTP
IRC Firewalls IPTables/IPChains
Rsync Samba NFS
Planning and Implementation Critical Thinking Relational Database Design
Windows - All Arcserve MS Office
Access MS Project Visio
Dia SurTrak FrameMaker
GIMP Illustrator Technical Writing
Technical Training Technical Communications Instructional Design
Quality Assurance Data Backup/Recovery Virus Protection
Network Security Policy Analysis/Management Business Analysis/Management
Content Management Systems Web Based Applications MySQL/PostgreSQL

Professional Experience

  • November 2001 - Present -- Sole Proprietor. Paradise, CA

    Business Technology Consulting and Services

    • Beginning anew in Paradise :)

      If you need reliable computer services in Butte County, I am your guy! I also provide mostly remote professional services ranging from network managment, systems management, development, support, etc.. for a wide range of clientele.

    • Projects: Current and Completed

      • One of my favorites: I now spend several hour per week teaching 6th -8th grade students about computer technologies including a wide range of topics including web technologies, advanced applications and security.

      • Network Monitoring: Used various tools to monitor various environments, helped automate deployment of Nagios/NRPE in financial datacenter environments, developed and maintain small business monitoring solutions based on Nagios, Cacti, Ntop, and similar tools to provide cost effective SLA type services.

      • Untangle, Inc. : Engineering and Product Managment Consulting/Implementation/ Support/Documentation

        Worked with executive managment and development on projects related to virtualization and monitoring of Untangle gateway devices using Xen, VMware, Kaseya, Level Platforms, Nagios, Cacti, etc..

      • Dental Practice Management Systems: Designed, built, implemented, and support multiple Dental practice management systems including Dentrix, Eaglesoft, Open Dental, Practice Works, and Softdent for various implementations of paperless and semi-paperless dental service providers.

      • Levanta, Inc. : Support, professional services, documentation and training.

        Worked with all departments to help build out a services organization including support infrastructure, training, and professional services.

      • Children's Community Charter School--Paradise Unified School District: Network Consulting/Implementation/ Support

        Designed and implemented entire network infrastructure using Linux, including firewalls, DMZ, content filtering, remote access/VPN, fileservers, secure IMAP, Web Server (Apache), MySQL, Moodle, and more...

        Implemented Windows road warrior VPN access.

      • NT4 to Samba 3 Migration: Migrate existing NT4 domain to Linux/Samba3 domains, Linux/Samba3/OpenLDAP domains, File and Print server consolidation on Linux/Samba3, Active Directory integration.

        Small Business Server functionality using Open Source technologies including Linux, Samba, Apache, OpenLDAP, SSL, MySQL, PHP, DHCP, DNS, iptables, etc.

      • HomeTech Charter School--Paradise Unified School District: Network Consulting/Implementation

        Redesigned and implemented entire network infrastructure using Linux, including firewalls, DMZ, content filtering, remote access, Apple share/Appletalk fileservers, secure IMAP, Web Server (Apache).

        Implemented OS X desktop standardization and Operating System build management systems.

      • Custom spreadsheet and database solutions for demolition construction companies including Mas90 "connectors."

      • Started a Linux User Group in Paradise.: This is really just community work.

      • Linux Professional Institute: Exam development

      • Built my own distribution.

        Optimized down to the libraries, it served as a base for my Internet infrastructure and services products but now there is Gentoo and I prefer Debian proper.

  • June 2001 - Nov. 2001 Bradford Learning, Inc. Pleasanton, CA

    Vice President, Product Engineering

    Took a leading/founding role in the development department of the Linuxcare University spin-off.

    • Responsible for all aspects of content development including Project Management, Instructional Design, Quality Assurance, Sales Support, and management of developers.

    • Migrated documentation from FrameMaker to DocBook SGML and designed/ implemented modular document management systems.

  • January 1999 - May 2001 Linuxcare, Inc. San Francisco, CA

    Content Development/Quality Assurance Manager

    Worked in many areas of this fast-paced startup, which grew from three to three hundred in its first year and a half. Areas of responsibility included:

    • Documentation management systems design, implementation and management;

    • Courseware development including Linux Fundamentals, Linux System Administration, Linux Network Administration, Apache, and Mail Systems;

    • Internal/external LPI certification training for certification candidates and train the trainers for training partners;

    • Sales engineering support for all company products and services;

    • Project management for large internal and external projects;

    • Strategic business development including major global account relationship management, company acquisitions, and international expansion;

    • Third level technical support for all Linux distributions, VMWare, and common open source applications (i.e. Samba, Apache, Sendmail).

  • 1998 - 1999 Independent, GAP INC. San Francisco/San Bruno, CA

    Project Manager / Systems Engineer

    Managed workstation installation teams for this 5000+-user environment as well as developed several associated solutions.

    • Managed desktop rollouts and migrations in a heterogeneous OS/2, NT, NetWare, TCP/IP, IPX, Ethernet, Token Ring WAN serving upwards of 5000 clients.

    • Designed, developed, and implemented procurement services tracking database.

    • Designed, developed, and implemented a LAN cable installations database that allowed management to manage ongoing network cabling adds, moves, changes, invoicing, scheduling, and reporting.

  • 1996 - 1998 MicroAge Infosystems Services, Inc. Emeryville, CA

    Technical Services Account Manager

    Provided on-site technical services from MicroAge to Gap Inc. including a one-person project that grew into a multi-million dollar technical services account of up to 15 people.

    • Grew technical services from a 70-laptop rollout into a preferred vendor relationship of $10 million per year.

    • Managed all technical aspects of procurement and installation of all computer hardware purchased by Gap Inc. headquarters in San Francisco, San Bruno, and Rocklin, California.

    • Deployed over 1500 NT workstations NT workstations in a Windows 3.1 technology refresh for Gap distribution centers across the nation.

    • Migrated over 1500 OS/2 cc:mail/mobile laptops to Windows 95 Lotus Notes including operating system, applications, cc:mobile to Notes mailboxes, and remote access using SecureID.

    • Provided engineering support for Gap's standard laptop and desktop hardware, operating system, and applications builds.

    • Delivered training to business partners for Windows 95, cc:mobile, Lotus Notes, and numerous other standard applications.

  • 1994 - 1996 Sole Proprietor. Fremont & Alameda, CA

    Independent Information Technology Consultant

    Responsible for all aspects of running a small business as well as providing end-to-end solutions consulting and services including needs assessments, design and implementation, training, and support.

  • 1991 - 1993 Fremont Bank. Fremont, CA

    Utility/Operations Officer

    Responsible for all aspects of running a branch office including customer service, loan officer duties, operations, budget, staffing, investment sales consulting, and security.

  • 1989 - 1991 Century 21, The Property Shoppe, Inc. Fremont/Union City, CA

    Licensed Real Estate Sales Associate

    • Residential Real Estate sales

    • Real Estate investment consulting

  • 1988 - 1989 California State University, Hayward. Hayward, CA

    Lecturer- Quantitative Methods for Business and Economics

    • Responsible for all aspects of this undergraduate course including lectures, assignments, quizzes, term exams, term projects, grading and labs.

    • Co-developed a statewide improvement to CSU term projects for this course, which improved student understanding and practical application of course objectives.


  • 1986 - 1988 California State University, Hayward . Hayward, CA

    BS Business Administration

    Option in Real Estate Management and Finance

  • 1982 - 1986 Ohlone College . Fremont, CA

    Liberal Arts / GE / Transfer

    Studies included Computer Science, Business, and General Education.


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