Professional Profile

Mr. Pitts is a seasoned technology executive with over 30 years technology and operations experience including 10+ years senior technical executive management and 16+ years total management,.  Mr. Pitts has experience planning, developing, and implementing large distributed environments, public and private cloud computing platforms, utilizing resources, and managing projects and staff in such areas as E-Government, Internet, manufacturing, healthcare, and higher education. He is adept at crisis management, trouble shooting, problem solving, and systems architecture.  He is a trained educator, published author and an experienced public speaker.

Sample Professional Accomplishments

Clients:  Ensured quality delivery, supported analysis of client requirements, WOR’s, WOP’s, and technical documentation leading to award winning, secure services enabling citizens, businesses, and government agencies to conduct business electronically and in an efficient manner.  What has been said about us?
Resources:  Recruited, hired, trained, and retained top talent, serving as a mentor and coach.  Motivated teams to exceed expectations.  Created organization structure that promoted employee engagement and advancement.
·         Currently in an executive management position: Current team of 22-25, Built a team from 3 to 12; built a team from 4 to 22; built a team from 20 to 75-80
·         Largest team managed: 75-80
·         Technical and business teams managed include developers, systems administrators, designers, content managers, multi-media engineers, project managers, business management, business development, and marketing
·         Manage local employees, remote employees, local and remote vendors and contractors, including international.
Partners:  Participated in vendor negotiations, partnerships, and relations.
·         Replaced over $500,000 of recurring costs with ones requiring less than $40,000 in one-time costs over an 18-month period
·         Decreased bandwidth costs by 82% over four years while increasing service reliability to 99.995%.  At the same time increasing bandwidth usage by 833% over four years peaking at 1.8Gbps (sustained).
Implementations:  Manage multiple geographically distant data centers.  Built out data center including selecting equipment, overseeing planning, design and build out.
·         Evaluated and updated data center services resulting in 100% uptime for State of Indiana’s income tax season
·         Built out two offices and a new data center supporting State of Mississippi contract.
·         Built out two offices and multiple geographically disparate data centers supporting services for State of Maryland contract.
·         Produce 20+ services for the State of Maryland including redesigning and hosting www.maryland.gov.
·         Produce multiple services for the State of Indiana including www.in.gov.
·         Produce multiple services for the State of Mississippi including www.mississippi.gov.

Work History

Director of Technology
NIC Maryland;  Annapolis, Maryland
 a wholly owned subsidiary of NICUSA
Director of Technology
Mississippi Interactive; Jackson, Mississippi
a wholly owned subsidiary of NICUSA
Technology Manager
Indiana Interactive;  Indianapolis, Indiana a wholly owned subsidiary of NICUSA
Director of Operations
IMG Interactive, Lexington, Kentucky
2/1/2003 – 8/1/2008


Masters of Information Systems
University of Phoenix, Lexington, KY
June, 2008
Bachelor of Science
Asbury University, Wilmore, KY
Dec, 1992


·         Pitts, David & O'Brien, Dennis, Korn Shell Programming by Example, Que Publishing, 2001
(ISBN 0-78972-465-0)
·         Pitts, David & Ball, William, Red Hat Linux 7 Unleashed (5th edition), Sams Publishing, 2000
(ISBN 0-67231-985-3)
·         Pitts, David; Ball, William; & Goerzen, John, Linux Unleashed (4th edition), Sams Publishing, 1999
(ISBN 0-67231-688-9)
·         Pitts, David & Ball, William, Red Hat Linux 6 Unleashed (4th edition), Sams Publishing, 1999
(ISBN 0-67231-689-7)
·         Pitts, David & Ball, William, Red Hat Linux (v. 5.2) Unleashed (3rd edition), Sams Publishing, 1998
(ISBN 0-672-31410-x)
·         Ball, William, (Pitts, David, inside cover credit), Using Linux, Que Publishing, 1998
·         (ISBN 0-78971-623-2)
·         Moritsugu, Steve (Pitts, David, inside cover credit), Using Unix (2nd edition), Que Publishing, 1998
(ISBN 0-78971-632-1)
·         Pitts, David et.al., Red Hat Linux Unleashed (2nd edition), Sams Publishing, 1997 (ISBN 0-672-31173-9)
·         Bowen, Richard; O'Brien, Keven; Haddad, Christopher D.; Westguard, Mark; & Pitts, David, CGI Programming with Perl, Visual Basic & C, Sams Publishing, 1997 (ISBN 1-57521-241-2)


References are available upon request.

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