Technology Leadership

B. Travis Wright, MPS designs, builds, and operates high-performance enterprise networks that deliver years of 100% uptime and availability with impenetrable security while leading the IT professionals of tomorrow.

Highlighted present and past roles are listed below with further details, projects, and recommendations received available on LinkedIn.

CUSTOMER SUCCESS AND CHIEF STRATEGY OFFICER | PARTNER

• Spearheaded compliance/gap/risk/security assessments based on the following frameworks/standards: PCI DSS, CCPA, GDPR, HIPAA-HITECH, RMF, FedRAMP, SOC 2, FFIEC, FISMA, NIST 800-53, NIST 800-83, NIST CSF, NIST NCSP, ISO 27002, ISO 31000, & ISO 270010
• Delivered security design/architecture, penetration testing, social engineering prevention, machine learning, threat hunting, and vulnerability management mitigation consulting for clients and partners based on continuous improvement paradigms and measured against KPIs
• Executed marketing/branding/value propositions, sales positioning and pricing strategy, pre-sales solution consulting, communications, authoring and copy editing—including over two dozen eBooks, market research, partner onboardings and ongoing trainings, IT security and SaaS product design/development planning, design, management, and enhancements

INFORMATION SECURITY & SITE RELIABILITY DESIGNER

• Founded information security, strategy, and communications technology consulting for all sizes of clients, from Silicon Valley startups and small businesses to Fortune 500 companies
• Established best practices for securing and operating Office 365, plus Microsoft Exchange, Azure AD, and PowerShell
• Delivered hundreds of on-premises and cloud-based virtualization and containerization solutions: Hyper-V, VMware (including VMware Horizon), Azure, Amazon AWS EC2, Kubernetes, and Docker
• Strategized numerous global deployments of full stack Cisco Meraki environments and Cloudflare configurations with cryptography optimizations: end-to-end encryption, trusted CAs, HSTS, TLS, perfect forward secrecy, site-to-site VPNs, and L2TP/IPSec VPNs
• Developed methodical requirements gathering for deployment of high-performance SAN-attached VMs with Cisco Meraki switch fabric and unified threat management configurations
• Contracted with and managed 12+ domestic and multinational subcontractors for larger projects
• Quantified site and systems analysis for pre/post benchmarking to determine peak enterprise-grade performance
• Tested closed development/commercial beta software for companies under signed confidentiality agreements

DIRECTOR OF TECHNICAL SOLUTIONS (HEAD OF TECHNOLOGY)

• Performed the functions of Chief Technology Officer for a private equity-backed software/services company, enabling a successful exit
• Transformed a rudimentary IT stack into a world-class global technology landscape providing more than seven continuous years of flawless, 100% uptime
• Implemented and documented domain-level, global security, and credential/authentication strategy, risk management, KPIs, comprehensive technology policies, client SIG questionnaires, disaster recovery, plus PCI and HIPAA compliances
• Hardened platforms through the strategic use of DKIM, DMARC, SPF, DNSSEC, CDN, WAF, IDS/IPS, HSTS, TLS, 2FA/MFA, Twilio, Cisco Meraki, Cloudflare, Webroot SecureAnywhere, Wireshark, and Fiddler
• Led successful Office 365, SharePoint, Exchange, Kronos, SQL, Dropbox, SalesForce.com, WordPress, Windows Server, and virtual machine cloud migrations (AWS, VMware, and Hyper-V)
• Accumulated nearly a decade of hands-on expertise with TCP/IP, LAN, WAN, SD-WAN, IDS/IPS, VLAN, 802.1Q, OSPF, DHCP, DNS, QoS, VPN, MPLS, SMTP, AD, LDAP, SNMP, high-performance multi-radio wireless mesh networks with WIDS/WIPS, load balancing, and HPE Nimble Storage SAN arrays
• Oversaw agile implementation of four different .NET software development projects
• Hired, coached, managed, mentored, reviewed, and led a team of IT professionals who exceeded service level agreements and consistently received the company’s highest NPS scores
• Pioneered internal datacenter design and operations (including HVAC, three phase and emergency power, redundant internet connectivity)—supported multiple business-critical Fortune 500 projects
• Architected multi-site enterprise networks, wireless, IoT, as well as a growing remote workforce of 30, then 200+ employees/contractors
• Controlled supply chain and logistics
• Automated workstation, settings, and data migrations to/from macOS and Windows
• Implemented chaos testing to assess service degradation
• Owned end-to-end project management of multiple VoIP telecom activations


TECHNOLOGY BOARDS & ADVISORY INVOLVEMENT

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