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Howard Carter

Owner - BIT BY BIT Professional Technology Consultants

Monroe, LA

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An accomplished manager with a long career history of successfully managing both people and information technology. Extensive experience as a business problem solver and task force member who adapts quickly to changing tasks and work environments. A skilled communicator with experience translating day to day business issues into actionable plans for the executive staff. An approachable people manager with the ability to hold individuals accountable for performance while creating an environment that enhances motivation, team building, and excellence. Particularly adept at identifying and mentoring promotable people and adapting quickly to changing tasks and work environments. Characterized as optimistic, persistent, personable, and outgoing; a hands-on manager and an inspiring leader who models productive behavior and recasts excellence into an achievable goal. 
 
AREAS OF PROFICIENCY 
 
Server Farm Management 
VMWare/Virtualization 
SAN and WAN Storage Systems 
Budget Administration 
Internet and Social Media Marketing 
ProjectWise (SELECTseries 1) 
CITRIX Server Administration 
Compliance Monitoring 
Team Building / Mentoring

Work Experience

Owner

BIT BY BIT Professional Technology Consultants
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Monroe, LA
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2010 to Present

Implement Citrix Application Server solutions for mid to large size corporations. 
Design and installed Microsoft and UNIX / Linux networks, hardware, and software. 
Design websites and website graphics. Create Social Media Campaigns to help clients penetrate new markets or expand existing markets. 
Train clients in the use of various software packages including ProjectWise, MicroStation, AutoCAD, Revit, Microsoft Office Suite, Adobe Photoshop, DreamWeaver, and other applications.

Director of Information Technology and Marketing

R&S SUPPLY, INC
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Bastrop, LA
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2009 to 2010

Responsible for all Windows based servers and PC/Workstations as well as maintaining MIS inventory software. 
Created new corporate image, intranet website, and E-commerce websites. 
Instituted new, more efficient inventory control systems.

Director of Information Technology and Marketing

CHOICE DIAMOND COMPANY
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Monroe, LA
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2006 to 2009

Responsible for all systems ranging from MSSQL databases to internal servers. 
Created Internet and print based marketing campaigns. 
Designed and managed corporate website. Designed and managed marketing campaign responsible for increasing sales via e-mail campaigns, website promotion and social media.

Owner

BIT BY BIT Professional Technology Consultants
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Monroe, LA
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2003 to 2006

Implement Citrix Application Server solutions for mid to large size corporations. 
Design and installed Microsoft and UNIX / Linux networks, hardware, and software. 
Design websites and website graphics. 
Train clients in the use of various software packages including ProjectWise, MicroStation, AutoCAD, Revit, Microsoft Office Suite, Adobe Photoshop, DreamWeaver, and other applications.

Director of Systems and Special Projects

SAKS INCORPORATED
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Jackson, MS
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1995 to 2003

Designed and implemented the first pure TCP/IP network in the company connecting the disparate network infrastructures of six divisions located throughout the United States. 
Managed Microsoft Exchange server for Corporate Store Planning. 
Managed a Timberline accounting application on a Citrix Metaframe server giving Accounting and Construction staff instant access to up to the minute expense data for all capital projects. This system allowed senior management the ability to track expenses more efficiently thereby reducing the individual project costs substantially. 
Implemented and managed ProjectWise (SELECTseries 1), a document management solution, to consolidate over one hundred thousand documents into a central location. The ProjectWise system enabled technical documents such as architectural and engineering data and non-technical documents such as Microsoft Office, Adobe Photoshop, Visio, and HTML to be viewed via the web with no software other than the web browser of choice. 
Managed construction projects for all of the corporate facilities. Was responsible for designing and coordinating any renovation of existing facilities in Jackson, Knoxville, Milwaukee, Des Moines, and New York.

Systems Administrator

DALE & DEAN ARCHITECTS
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Jackson, MS
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1987 to 1995

Responsible for maintaining work flow of computer operators. 
Created standard operating procedures, wrote programs, and modified existing DOS and UNIX software programs. 
Trained architects and designers in the use of MicroStation architectural software. 
Trained administrative staff and upper level management in the use of word processing, database, and project planning software. 
Maintained all workstations and PC's in regard to upgrades in software and hardware.

Education

BA in Business Administration

University of Louisiana Monroe -
Monroe, LA

1982 to 1986