G. Michael Bridge
(773) 257-3239


Work Experience
●  Information Systems Analyst 1/2009 – 10/2009 Cornell Companies, ILProvided phone, remote desktop and on-site troubleshooting & repair on any desktop, network, VoIP, server, or security camera system issue for all facilities and mobile users in the state of Illinois.

  • Imaged, configured and deployed new desktop systems and VOIP phones to facilities to replace aging infrastructure and increase availability to meet expanding facility needs
  • Planned and installed new data cabling and switches at facilities to support expanding network coverage demands
  • Implemented Uninterruptible Power Supply status monitoring systems to track battery health and schedule any necessary replacement
  • Wrote, tested, and deployed GPOs to automate Outlook configuration for each user and automatically install the correct printers per computer based on its location
  • Created scripts to track and update equipment inventories, to standardize installed Windows components and to resolve other distributed tasks as needed

●  Technician, Senior Technician 6/2003 – 10/2008 Pendum LLC, Greater Chicago Area, ILDelivered on-site troubleshooting and hardware repair to La Salle retail bank locations, back office sites and training centers in the greater Chicago area with 4 hour SLA return to service on all retail servers, 6 hour SLA return to service on all teller cash dispensers, and 12 hour SLA return to service on all retail bank desktops, laptops and laser printers with a 95% or above monthly compliance rate.

  • Built and imaged Windows NT4 and Windows 2003 servers for retail banks, maintain  warm spare servers, and perform comprehensive data destruction for out of service servers
  • Implemented an area-wide server/desktop refresh and Windows NT4 to Windows XP/Server 2003 transition with a group of teams at over 160 La Salle bank locations, directly overseeing installation and configuration of approximately 600 PCs and 22 servers in 22 sites, and assisting the other teams as necessary
  • Install, configure, integrate and train clients on the use of Teller Cash Recyclers and Vaultware software at retail bank locations an average of 4 days a month in Illinois, Indiana, New Jersey, Maryland, Georgia, Maine, Rhode Island, Delaware, Michigan, and Washington DC. Assist sales teams to demonstrate functionality and benefits of Teller Cash Recyclers to prospective clients
  • Maintain and repair 10 Teller Cash Recycler units in Illinois and Indiana and provide phone support to out of state customers and technicians for Teller Cash Recycler troubleshooting, maintenance and repairs
  • Relocated, reorganized and consolidated the company’s primary desktop and printer parts warehouses in the greater Chicago area to 2 new locations
  • Provided on-site hardware repair for desktops, MICR printers and laser printers at US Bank retail banks and back office locations in northern Illinois
  • Installed, imaged and configured desktops, servers and teller cash dispensers at 12 new La Salle retail bank locations and 2 relocated bank training locations
●  Inventory Supervisor 7/2001 – 6/2003 Borders Books and Music, Naperville, ILSupervised teams responsible for product logistics, and specialty inventory processing. Maintained and corrected inventory counts throughout location.
●  Programmer 7/2000 – 1/2001 GeneralSearch.Com, Inc, Oakbrook, ILWorked with a team to redesign and implement a new homepage for the search engine, and to restructure existing functionality and create new services for users.

  • Created an automated, dynamic search result filtering system
  • Updated and expanded streaming audio database, and recreated related search page
●  Lab Assistant 9/1997 – 5/2000 Northern Illinois University, Dekalb, ILAssisted users with software and hardware issues. Provided debugging and coding assistance to computer science students.
●  Internships 5/1998 – 1/2000 Navistar International, Chicago & Oakbrook Terrace, ILServiced and repaired desktops, laptops and laser printers. Programmed front end solutions to simplify and error-proof users’ interactions with financial and inventory databases.

  • Created intranet web solution to provide real time IT related status updates
  • Assisted in converting companies’ world headquarters from Netware to NT
  • Supported Windows based operating systems, Microsoft Outlook, Microsoft Office
Skills & Awards
●  TCP/IP Networking and Network Infrastructure Fundamentals, Cisco IOS, Cisco Call Manager, Cisco Unity Messaging, Sonicwall TZ

●  Active Directory Administration, Windows Server Update Services, PowerShell Scripting

●  VMWare Server 2.0, VMWare ESXi 4.0

●  Boy Scouts of America Eagle Scout Medal, BSA Order of the Arrow Brotherhood Sash

●   Microsoft Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows NT4 Workstation & Server, Windows 2000 Professional & Server, Windows XP, Windows Server 2003 R2, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Server 2008 R2, Unix/Linux, OpenSolaris

●  Microsoft Office Suite, OpenOffice

●  ASM(IBM/370 & x86), C, C++,  HTML, JavaScript, PERL, PHP, Visual Basic, ASP(VBScript)

●  PostgreSQL, MySQL, DB2, Microsoft Access, Microsoft SQL Server

●  DelaRue Teller Cash Dispenser repair, ArcaTech 8000 Teller Cash Recycler installation & repair, Vaultware software configuration & integration

Education & Certifications
●  Northern Illinois University, Dekalb, IL – Bachelor’s of Science, Computer Science

●  CompTIA A+

●  HP Certified Professional (APS) – LaserJet Solutions

●  IBM/Lenovo Warranty Service on  xSeries Servers & Thinkpads