Christian Castro
Information Technology

 Self-motivated team player with good communication skills. Objective is to make a significant contribution in a challenging environment that allows me to employ my strong knowledge and 15+ years of hands-on experience with networking, administration, and graphics thus be able to grow and develop greater skills in these fields facilitating the company in the interest of their growth and success.

EXPERIENCE
IT Contract Services
2003-Present
Consulting
  • Accucare Home Health Inc. & Mishle Home Care (Managed) - 2015-2016
    Managed efficiently two separate business network infrastructures successfully by being able to stabilized operations that complemented the business focus and saving the company significant financial resources.
  • Hinsdale Seventh-day Adventist Church - 2014-2019
    Contribution in the implementation of network structures, troubleshooting, website services, and video production.
  • Hinsdale CHIP - 2009-2018
    Generated a functional business website that managed the event coordination.
  • Havenbrook - 2015
    Successfully provided data recovery and systems repair.
  • Christian Prohaska Photography - 2012
    Created a custom website to produce product value and increase sales.
  • Living Water Consultants - 2008
    Implemented a solid backup and recovery system while providing PC software and hardware services.
  • Grace Health Care - 2008
    Securely structured the office and WiFi networks for sound communication to create a seamless work environment and provided website services.
  • United Plastics Group - 2005-2007
    Provided outstanding server and network administration while engaging and supporting the needs of the corporate, manufacturing, and engineering operations.
  • Platinum Alliance Home Health - 2007
    Structured office network infrastructure and creatively designed the main business branding.
  • U.S. Construction & Glass Inc.
    Provided structured systems administration and managed licensing. 
UPG (United Plastics Group)
2001-2003
Computer Specialist
  • Maintained the manufacturing servers optimally.
  • Administered and maintained the Exchange server, back-up control, and Network monitoring.
  • Repaired and troubleshot computer issues and problems.
  • Supervised and executed software installation, distribution, and licensing.
  • Supervised corporate office network and servers.
  • Delegated and implemented security, monitored and network infrastructure.
Equis Corporation
1998-1999
Level I Technician
  • Managed the Level 1 support of seven corporate offices.
  • Delegated and assessed all of the troubleshooting needs of the corporate technology through the help desk system.
  • Supervised laptop and desktop setup in both hardware and software.
  • Successful administration of Microsoft Servers including Microsoft Exchange server.
Dee Gee Print & Copy
1997-1998
Graphics Artist
  • Maintained graphics software and hardware assets.
  • Provided desktop publishing needs for production.
  • Customer relations and satisfaction providing professional quality product.
EDUCATION
  • 2006 Illinois Institute of art - Schaumburg, IL
    Combustion Operator Certificate
  • 2005 Illinois Institute of art - Schaumburg, IL
    3D Animation & Production Certificate
  • 2001 Comp-U Computer Learning Centers Inc. - Villa Park, IL
    Windows 2000 MCSE Training Program
  • 1999 - 2001 Triton College - River Grove, IL
    Computer Courses (Network Communications), Physics Studies
LANGUAGES

English, Spanish, Italian

TECHNICAL SKILLS
Hardware
Assembly/Build, Upgrades, Maintenance, Printers, Drivers, Troubleshooting
Software
Oracle VirtualBox, Hyper-V, Microsoft Office
Operating Systems
Microsoft Windows 10, MS Office 365 Enterprise, Linux, MacOS, Android, iOS
Networks
Cisco Systems, configuration (routers, switches, Wifi), TCP/IP, Network Infrastructure
Security
Backup, Maintenance, Virus/Malware Protection, Monitoring
Programming Languages
Wordpress, Cisco CLI, HTML, CSS, CSS3, Python
Graphics Software
Houdini, 3DS Max, Maya, Cinema4D, Zbrush, Substance Painter, DaVinci Resolve, Adobe (Photoshop, Illustrator, Indesign, InCopy, Premier, After Effects, Audition, etc.), RealFlow, Redshift, Maxwell
GENERAL SKILLS
Adaptability
Communications
Teamwork
Phone Support
Helpdesk
Administration
Problem Solving