Christopher Gray

Indianapolis, Indiana

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Here you will discover tidbits of personal and professional trivia about me. If you want to contact me, I'd sure like to hear from you ... just click the envelope there to your left.

About Me

I've pretty much been a technology geek my entire life.   I was the highwater jeans wearing kid in high school that skipped lunch in favor of going to the computer science lab.   Having long since embraced my inner geek, I've actively worked in the ever-changing technology industry for nearly 20 years.

I'm also a big advocate of using technology on a personal level.   I'm currently working on a proof of concept project using home automation to combine technology with ease of use to create convenience and comfort.

Still a geek ... but I dress nicer now.

Profile

Christopher Gray
  • Christopher Gray
  • Indianapolis, Indiana
  • cgray@touchofgray.net
  • +1 (317) 439-1539
  • www.touchofgray.net

Over my 20 years in the information technology industry, I've gained valuable experience in creating, cultivating, and managing diverse business units in privately held companies to medium sized organizations. My expertise combines strategic guidance and critical thinking with an understanding that fostering inspiration in people will help achieve and sustain organizational excellence.

Things I Heed
Integrity

"Always do right. This will gratify some people and astonish the rest."
Mark Twain

Discipline

"We are what we repeatedly do, excellence then is not an act, but a habit."
Aristotle

Courage

"No captain can do very wrong if he places his ship alongside that of the enemy."
Admiral Horatio Nelson

Things I've Said
As an operational leader, it is my job to make sound and objective decisions that not only meet organizational business goals but also promote ethical behavior and integrity, thus ensuring the deliverability of solid results for the benefit of clients and customers.
I am self-driven with a desire for perfection. When faced with a challenge, expect me to do what is appropriate, but not necessarily what is expected, orthodox, or conventional. For things that I don't know, expect me to have a knack for knowing to ask for where to look for the solution.
Expect generous amounts of loyalty and dedication directly proportional to the respect and responsibility I receive.

Skills

Salesforce
Administration
85%
VisualForce
80%
Force.com
80%
Workflow
80%
VMware
vCenter 5+
90%
vSphere 5+
90%
vCloud Director
85%
ESX/ESXi
90%
Programming
PHP
90%
MySQL
85%
HTML
95%
Perl
60%
C/C++
55%
Shell Scripting
90%
Networking
IPv4/IPv6
80%
TCP/UDP
75%
SIP
70%
HTTP/HTTPS
80%
Unix
CentOS 4+
95%
Redhat 5+
95%
Solaris
75%
Slackware
85%
FreeBSD
80%
Miscellaneous
DNS
95%
Qmail/Postfix/Sendmail
90%
Zimbra
85%
Asterisk PBX
95%
Digium Switchvox
85%
Trixbox
90%
Plesk
80%
 

Resume/CV

Experience
  • Cloud Services Manager 1996 - Present
    LightBound, LLC

    Responsible for the overall day-to-day operational management of the Cloud Services environment, including monitoring, problem management, security management, configuration/change management, and capacity planning. Develop processes to manage operations and adherence to technical standards, guide cloud architecture development, provide staff collaboration and leadership.


    Coordinate PBX/VoIP product deployment including system design, procurement, configuration, implementation, and customer training on Digium Switchvox PBX systems.


    Manage web hosting division and customer facing hosting platforms. Administer company's UNIX based operating systems, including email servers (qmail/postfix), DNS servers, and internal corporate-use systems.


    Administer Salesforce implementation, build Force.com applications, and develop VisualForce pages for company needs.

  • Service Technician 1992 - 1996
    Van Ausdall & Farrar

    Provided field service for customer document management systems, including test, repair, and preventative maintenance on Ricoh copiers. Diagnosed problems, isolated and replaced affected copier parts.

  • Retail Sales Associate 1990 - 1992
    Radio Shack

    Assisted customers in the purchase of computer equipment and related hardware. Provided in-store logistics including re-stocking, merchandising, and advertising placement.

  • Aviation Electronics Technician 1985 - 1989
    US Navy/VAQ-129

    Rated as Aviation Electronics Technician. Diagnosed, isolated, and repaired communication, navigation, radar, and electronic countermeasures systems on EA-6B (ICAP II) aircraft.


Certifications
  • Salesforce Certified Force.com Developer May 2013
  • Digium Switchvox Support Engineer (dSSE) Dec 2012
  • VMware Technical Sales Professional (VTSP 5) Apr 2012
  • VMware Sales Professional (VSP 5) Apr 2012
  • Digium Certified Sales Engineer (dCSE) Feb 2012
  • Digium Certified Sales Professional (dCSP) Feb 2012
  • Digium Certified Asterisk Administrator (dCAA) Feb 2012
  • Fonality trixbox Open Communication Certification (FtOCC) Feb 2010
  • Amateur Radio - Technician Class Feb 2003
  • Private Pilot, Airplane Single Engine Land Oct 1988

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Contact

Contact info
  • Address:     PO Box 7227
    Fishers, Indiana   46038

  • Email:       cgray@touchofgray.net
  • Phone:     +1 (317) 439-1539
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