John Gessin | TECHNOLOGY BLOG

Currently working toward his graduate degree in Information Systems at the University of Nevada, John Gessin has accumulated extensive experience in business systems and network administration. He has worked with system design and management from planning through execution stages and has proven himself a skilled Project Manager. With eight years of experience in network management, John D. Gessin combines high-level communication and human resource management skills with exceptional technical systems expertise. Most recently, Gessin held responsibilities as a Network Administrator at Alere Medical Technologies in Reno, Nevada. In a role that involved both on-site and off-site work, he successfully managed network as well as data center activity. Through careful monitoring and skilled service of systems, he maintained a 97 percent server “up time” rate. Advancing quickly within the company during his tenure, John Gessin received invitations to work on several senior-level information technology (IT) projects. John Gessin came to his role at Alere Medical Technologies following a position at Microsoft Licensing, GP, where he oversaw numerous projects from design to completion. He also performed a variety of user support and troubleshooting tasks for both hardware and software systems. In addition, Gessin designed several roll-out strategies and compiled reports based on hardware and software behavior. With an interest in keeping current in his field, John D. Gessin retains membership in several professional organizations. He belongs to the Association of Information Technology Professionals, the Society of Information Technology Management, and the National Association of Computer Consulting Businesses. A Cisco Certified Network Administrator (CCNA), he holds affiliation with the Cisco Networking Professionals Connection. John Gessin also plays an active role in the Parent Teacher Organization and serves as a volunteer Possessing a solid foundation in network engineering and project management in multi-operating system environments, John D. Gessin has applied his extensive professional skill set and vast knowledge base to facilitate the success of numerous telecommunications endeavors for Microsoft Licensing GP and Alere Medical Technologies, Inc. A Cisco Certified Network Administrator who is currently completing a Master of Information System Technology at the University of Nevada, Reno, John Gessin embarked on his career in the IT sector when he joined Volt Technical Consultants in 2006.

Functioning as a Systems Analyst for the global recruitment organization, John Gessin undertook a wide range of responsibilities involving early-, mid-, and late-stage planning for Microsoft Licensing GP operating systems. In addition to overseeing OS installations and server builds, updates, patches, and hot fixes, Mr. Gessin researched and wrote detailed reports to ensure best practice implementation of hardware and software rollouts. He also supported and launched a number of key local and wide area networks, maintained vital cluster and storage area networks, and addressed any issues that arose with end-user satisfaction, among other duties.

In 2007, John Gessin transitioned into a post as a Senior Network Administrator and Supervisor at Alere Medical Technologies, Inc., in Reno, Nevada. In this capacity, Mr. Gessin played an integral role in the company’s data center operations, making important change controls decisions and guiding a five-member remote desktop support team. Moreover, he spent a considerable amount of time traveling to off-site corporate offices to ensure proper applications installations, verify connectivity capabilities, build servers, and construct a solid foundation for voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) technology. Mr. Gessin departed from Alere in 2008 to focus on new professional endeavors.

A civically minded individual, John Gessin volunteers as a youth mentor for Big Brothers Big Sisters and tutors local children when his schedule allows. A devoted father, he regularly participates in Parent Teacher Association (PTA) activities. He names hiking, bicycling, rollerblading, boating, and weight training as some of his favorite leisure pursuits.

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