Shawn Aruch

Shawn Aruch

West Orange, NJ
Shawn Aruch
shawnaruch@gmail.com

Personal Information

Senior IT Professional with a Masters in Business Administration and over 15 years experience combining strengths in Strategic Technology Planning, Operational Efficiencies and Systems Administration.  Successfully directed IT projects from inception to execution, strategically allocating resources and maximizing results. Experienced designing and implementing technology solutions to ensure optimal performance, increased security and enhanced productivity.

Employment

2014 - PRESENT

Vice President

TOPPAN VINTAGE (formerly Vintage, a division of PR Newswire)

Oversee and coordinate IT functions for full-service financial print firm used by global Fortune 500 companies, mutual funds, and law firms to ensure compliance with SEC regulations and business best practices. Manage all software development, network administration, telecommunications, database administration, data center management and disaster recovery. Collaborate with C-level Executive Team, Operations and Production on strategic technology initiatives to enhance services to diverse client base.

  • Key technology lead during company acquisition; worked to combine and streamline all systems.
  • Planned for and built new greenfield infrastructure environment hosted on Nutanix Acropolis.
  • Launched multiple iterations of a Citrix VDI environment for end user computing, providing for increased user performance and system reliability.
  • Developed and maintained Workflow Management database to track production of tens of thousands of complex, multi-cycle SEC filings. Expanded use of system to acquiring company.
  • Advanced disaster recovery plan with real time replication and near zero RPO and RTO.
  • Achieved savings of $1.5MM by researching and selecting new software for SEC filings and transmission.
  • Planned for and executed an infrastructure virtualization project utilizing Cisco UCS, EMC and VMWare, increasing operational efficiencies and reducing cost and downtime.
  • Created operational efficiencies by championing development and implementation of new contract management and revenue recognition system.
  • Established IT department and created system and procedures to enhance services to all internal and external customers and support 24/7 uptime.
  • Researched, planned for and implemented web-hosting solutions to meet new SEC mandates, resulting in client retention and increased revenue by $250K.
  • Proposed and initiated IT solutions for external clients and internal partners.
  • Spearheaded office migration of 4 data centers, 125 users and 3 sites.

2003 - 2004

Telecommunications Analyst

ALLEN & OVERY, LLP – New York, NY

Provided technical support to U.S.-based users, managing all telecommunications devices and services including network and office equipment, cell phones, Blackberry devices, fax machines, and copiers.

  • Decreased capital expenditures by 5% by negotiating cost-effective contracts with various vendors.
  • Minimized equipment costs by developing an asset-tracking system, decreasing lost equipment in the U.S.

2002 - 2003

Technical Support Analyst

ALLEN & OVERY, LLP – New York, NY

Performed troubleshooting and maintenance of users’ machines. Installed new and updated applications.

  • Provided premier customer service to internal customers and set up new users in Active Directory including group memberships, log-in scripts and network shares.
  • Received BBA in Computer Information Systems while working and attending college full time.

2000 - 2002

Systems Administrator

NATIONAL MEDIA TECHNOLOGIES, INC. – New York

Reporting to CIO, oversaw day-to-day operations of multiple offices including workstations and servers.

  • Ensured highest security and reliability by administering point-to-point link with SEC.
  • Designed in-house Web-based applications.
  • Negotiated with vendors on all technology purchases including servers, workstations and software.

1996 - 2000

Site Support Analyst

MERILL CORPORATION

Provided first level support to hundreds of users across multiple offices and administered ten NT servers.

Education

January, 2011

MBA, Technology Management / Polytechnic Institute of New York University, New York, NY

January, 2006

MS, Telecommunications and Information Management Polytechnic University, New York, NY

May, 2003

BBA, Computer Information Systems / Baruch College / City University of New York, New York, NY