JOHN LESTER

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
PROJECT MANAGER

Concord, California


+1 (925) 289 - 6969

johnjohnlester.info


http://www.JohnLester.info


PROFILE


EDUCATION

Driven IT project manager with over 20 years of project management and information technology experience. Strengths include being highly adaptive; efficient with time management and multitasking; sensitive to project cost management; able to anticipate potential risks, plan for them and implement solutions; and able to coordinate multi-disciplinary teams effectively. BS - Computer Science
(California State University, Monterey Bay)
AS - Computer Science
(Diablo Valley College)
Certificates in Computer Architecture, Advanced Program Design, and C++ Programming.


PROFILE


EDUCATION

Dell Certified Systems Expert (DCSE07), CompTIA A+, and currently working towards Project+ and PMI Project Management Professional (PMP). First Aid/CPR/AED Trainer for Girl Scouts of Northern California
Maker/Teacher Volunteer for Community Youth Center, Concord


EMPLOYMENT HISTORY

2016‑Present SEPHORA US (San Francisco, CA) / (Contract) New Store IT Project Manager
Responsible for the acquisition, preparation and deployment of all technologies related to the opening of new retail stores, as well as the relocations, expansions and remodels of existing stores. Acted as the liaison with multiple internal teams and multiple external service providers to support all technology aspects. Oversaw more than fifty $100k+ projects in 2018 alone. Developed processes to streamline project builds, implemented budgeting tools and integrated with vendor systems. Working as a team we were able to save Sephora over $600,000 in 2018 by replacing a key partner with one that was more agile, thereby obtaining better service for a much lower price.
2012-2016 IMMUNOSCIENCE, INC (Pleasanton, CA) Facilities & IT Manager
Responsible for all computer and network security, administration and maintenance at five locations. Projects completed included:
  • Implementation of a Cisco VPN solution to link offices and allow researchers in the field secure remote access to vital enterprise systems,
  • Rehabilitation of the company BSL3 lab,
  • Evaluated, purchased and implemented a Vaisala Veriteq validated continuous monitoring system for all xGMP lab equipment.
In addition, I assisted with technical writing of procedures and other documentation for xGMP compliance.
1998-2012 KIRKER ENTERPRISES (Concord, CA) Owner (Self-Employed)
This entailed providing an array of IT project management and support services for companies of various sizes. Some of the larger companies included:
  • Ball Metal Beverage Fairfield required end user support as well as regularly scheduled maintenance of their PC and network infrastructure in both their office and factory environments,
  • Wincor Nixdorf required ATM hardware and software break/fix throughout Northern California,
  • OnForce (contracts for AT&T, Dell),
  • TekSource (contracts for Office Depot, Williams Sonoma),
  • ServiceLive (contracts for OfficeMax, Sears)
  • Fujitsu, Xerox, Gurus2Go and many more.
1991-1997 US MARINE CORPS (Hayward, CA) HAWK Radar Repair Specialist


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