Résumé

+ Biography:

I practice excellence as a habit and I am naturally diligent and meticulous in thought and deed, so I focus on and excel in a single task at a time by giving it my undivided attention. I love gadgets and started learning and using computers in 1987, at which time one had to be resourceful due to high costs and limited availability, so the hallmark of my work is implementing cost-effective solutions with limited facilities, a life skill that I apply everywhere.

+ Synopsis:
Quadruple competency management, technology, wellness and image arts
Experienced Generalist

+ Professional Experience:

Business:
Management experience since 1988
Accounting experience since 1990

Computers:
Internet experience since 1995
Mail server setups since 1996
Web server setups since 2001
FreeBSD experience since 2003
Mac OS experience since 2007
Applied Linux experience
Applied servers security experience
Strong sense of design and curation

+ Experience:

Founder and Principal, Transcend Spectrum Inc.; Toronto, Ontario – 1999–Present
Formerly BITNETS Inc., an award-winning info-tech business operating out of St. Albert, Alberta and a world pioneer in offering secure e-mail commercially. Operated:
(a) a computer express retail, repair and business services store, which I managed and also performed minor PC repairs,
(b) computer training for children of ages 2 to 6 for which I set the curriculum,
(c) managed e-mail hosting MAILHOSTING.CA, for which I single-handedly put together the infrastructure using standards-based open source components and
(d) City Plaza, a shopping plaza that I managed.

My jobs functions have included accounting, finance, inventory, pricing, sales, invoicing, payroll, human resources, legal, administration, systems administration, web development and general management.

Director, Bajaj Brothers Pvt. Ltd.; Bombay, India – 1988–1999
Supervised nine employees being in charge of its business services division Eskay Business Service Centre, providing executive suites and virtual office services. Implemented office automation, computerization of pricing, accounting, invoicing and payroll, set up local area networking (LAN) with dial-in remote access (RAS) for telecommuting and e-mail retrieval and established an Internet presence.

+ Volunteer Experience:

Founder and Organizer, 6ix.Social; Toronto, Ontario – 2016–Present
Event planning and hosting – Conceptualize, negotiate, plan and execute conversation-oriented dining events. Socializing, reaching out to members, copywriting, persuasive communication with venue owners and designing promotional products. Driven by passion; social connector, local knowledge and avid foodie.

Still Photographer, Words on a Desk (2019); Toronto, Ontario – 2019
Short LGBT+ Film.

+ Skills:
Critical thinking, intuitive insight, trading and investing, curation, photography, resourcefulness and writing. Good with children and young adults.

+ Technical Writing:

Documentation:
Electronic training manual documenting the business processes at BITNETS Inc.

Publications:
The monthly Ask an Expert — Computers and Internet column published in the St. Albert Gazette [November 2002 – July 2003]

Internet Draft proposing fault tolerance and load balancing methods for e-mail retrieval, soliciting comment and possible publication as a Request for Comments (RFC) by the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) [May 2003]

Internet Movie Database [2019]

+ Honours and Awards:
St. Albert Chamber of Commerce 2003 InfoTech Award of Distinction. Nominated by St. Albert Economic Development.

+ References:
John G Williams, MP
Mary O’Neill, MLA
St. Albert Economic Development & Tourism