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Samuel Elko
Joined Seton Hill
2004
Hometown
Harrison City, PA
Contact Info
elko@setonhill.edu

I am a leader and a coach, driven to success. I have 35 years of professional computing experience. My resume focuses on my most recent positions as a Professional Services Provider, an IT Director, a VP & principal in a startup, the Manager of Network Services for an international manufacturing organization, and in my current role, Global Manager of Product Support for a large information services organization.
I have a well-honed sense of business acumen, and excellent interpersonal, communication and presentation skills, strong vendor management skills, a broad hands-on technical background, from product development to high performance enterprise networking, and 24x7 operations.
I am experienced in outsourced IT services management and I have experience within the IT managed services industry. I have a proven history of developing executive level business; and a strong technical knowledge base of IT processes, products and services;
I have developed solutions for banks, engineering, and manufacturing companies. I am a platform agnostic -ask me what that means when we meet. My technical skills range from MS Windows technologies to a variety of xNIX/Linux platforms; firewalls and security, VPNs, many aspects of telecomm, large scale, distributed operations, integration with legacy systems, and Internet technologies. Hiring, planning, budgeting, training, promoting, outsourcing/off-shoring and restructuring. I have managed large, diverse, multi-layered, and distributed staffs.
I have been independently employed and understand the challenges of owning and operating a business in today's rapidly changing market.
I teach MIS to MBA candidates as an adjunct professor at Seton Hill University with an emphasis on the business value of MIS.

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