Basic Résumé - Paul W. Downing
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Business Objectives:

My professional goal is to manage large departments, teams or entire corporate IT departments. I excel at taking a corporate vision and synthesizing that vision into IT realities. I have extensive experience and training in IT and Network management, contract negotiation, managing a large scale deployment and staff. A detailed résumé can be found at

Job Qualifications:
People Management - Up to 50 direct and 100's of indirect reports
Budget and Financial Management - Up to $50 Million Annual Budgets
Network Management - 50 Locations in 15 Countries
Server Management - Enterprise and 100's of file and print servers
PC & Workstation Management - Up to 10,000 seats
Enterprise Deployments - Two ERP, Lotus Notes and other large scale deployments

Specific Technical Experience:
Networks         – Cisco, Bay, Nortel, Wellfleet, 3Com, GigaBit Ethernet, FDDI, Token Ring ….
Servers         – HP Unix, Sun, Compaq, DEC, IBM, Dell ………
Software         – Lotus Notes, Microsoft Office / Exchange, Dreamweaver MX, Adobe …..
NW OS         – NT 2000, Novell 4.x, AIX, Linux…………

Work History:


Apr 01 - Current

VP Business Dev


Dec 99 - Mar 01

IT Manager

EDS / Seagate

Apr 99 - Dec 99

IT Manager

EDS / Boston Scientific

Mar 98 - Jun 99

IT & NW Manager

EDS / Peregrine

Jan 97 - Mar 98

IT & NW Manager

EDS / American Axle

Jun 95 - Jan 97

IT & NW Manager

NTT / Ford

May 94 - Jun 95

Tech Lead

Nohr & Assoc.

Sep 91 - May 94

Tech Lead

One Source Computers

Nov 87 - Sep 91


Accurate Data System

Feb 87 - Jan 89


BITS Computers

Dec 84 - Jan 87


Brighton, Hartland
South Lyon, Huron
Valley Schools

1980 - 1985

Adult Ed. Instr.


1984 Michigan State University, Lansing MI
Lyman Briggs Honors Science Program and Computer Science Programs - While attending MSU, I was also teaching 3 adult education classes. I was recruited by a firm that had seen some of my programming work and articles I have had nationally published. I left MSU to start a career in programming.

1985 Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti MI
Accounting and Computer Science - I attended EMU while working full time at BITS computers and teaching adult education classes. Since I was working professionally, as a programmer I was already advanced beyond the instructors.

Other Certifications and technical training
While at Ford Motor Company, I obtained my Master Novell Certified Netware Engineer certification in Netware 4.x with an infrastructure specialty. This was more than a "paper" certification. At Ford, we were on the cutting edge of this technology working side by side, with some of the best engineers that worked at Novell. I also took several Unix Administration Classes.

While at EDS, I also attended several of the Microsoft NT Advanced Server Classes to learn the nuances of NT vs Novell for my role at technical lead, and IT deployment manager.

EDS has an extensive in house training program, and I participated in several key programs including; Leadership Excellence, Financial Planning, Needs Requirements Determination and Analysis, Product Life Cycle Management, Employee Management, Manufacturing Enterprise Planning, and more.

High School
1984 Brighton High School, Brighton MI

While at High School I was taking Advanced Placement course in Physics, Chemistry and Math. I was also teaching adult education programs in computer sciences, writing software on a consulting basis for several companies. I was published in two national publications for computer software.

Personal Information
Born in the Midwest in 1966, I've lived in Michigan for most of my life. I have two wonderful young boys, and have been married since 1989.

Hobbies & Activities
We live on a lake, and enjoy all the activities associated with that. I also work on computers and web sites in my spare time and do a little amateur photography. We are active in the local church, and the cub scouts. I am the treasurer and webmaster for our cub scout pack.