Michael Persaud

CTO, Founder & CEO, IT Manager, and Consultant in Kitchener, ON, Canada

Summary of Key Points

  • 20+ yrs. IT Experience
  • 13+ yrs. Infrastructure Management
  • 10+ yrs. in Senior Management roles
  • 10+ yrs. of Network Security Design & Management
  • 10+ yrs. of Data Center Op Mgmt.
  • 6+ yrs. of Multi-Tiered App Dev
  • 5+ yrs. in Managed Service Provider networks


Skillset (Tech Soup)

  • Key Technology Skills: AD & LDAP, GP, WSUS, IIS, VPN, IPS, IDS, ASA, TCP/IP, VLANs, SANs/NAS, VM, WinTel, PCI, iSCSI & FC, PHP, MySQL, HTTP, SSL, SNMP, Syslog, HA, DR & BDR, AV, RMM, SLA, MSP, SaaS, PaaS
  • Firewalls: Sophos UTM, Cisco ASA, Meraki MX, Checkpoint NGX, Sonicwall, ISA, Barracuda (+ load balancers)
  • Wireless: Cisco WLC & WCS, Aironet APs, Cisco Meraki APs
  • Switches: Cisco Catalyst & SMB switches, HP Procurve, Brocade ICX/VDX/FC, Extreme Networks X Series, Dell PowerConnect
  • VMware: VMware 6.x/5.x/4.x ESX / ESXi, VCenter, PowerCLi
  • Microsoft: Windows Networking & Architecture (2016-NT), Terminal Services (2016-2000), MS Office, Visual Studio (VB.Net/ASP.Net), MS SQL, SharePoint, MS Exchange (2016-2000), MS IIS, Azure Sync
  • Storage: Dell EqualLogic PS4000, Dell MD3200, IBM DS4000/4400 / 3700, Lenovo v3700
  • Hardware: Sophos SG 230/430, Cisco ASA 5500/5500-x series, Cisco 3750(x) / SG200 + 300s / 2950(x), Cisco Aironet 1xxx/2xxx APs, Meraki MX80/MX64 / MSx20 / MR16, Dell / IBM / Lenovo Servers, Desktops & Laptops, HP/Canon/Ricoh network printers, iPads, Mac Books,
  • Soft Skills: Team work and leadership, problem solving & analytic, project management, mentor, conflict resolution, negotiation, customer service, service oriented, communication, creative, teaching, recruiter, screen writing
  • Cloud Apps: AWS, GCP, NetApp, SalesForce, GSuite, Azure & O365
  • Other Software: OpenText Servers, Veeam Backup & Recovery, Citrix Presentation, Licensing & Web Servers, AS400 Administration (+ some iSeries development), Domino Mail, Trend AV, BES Administrator, Network Monitoring & Management, Stibo Step, Mac OSX, Ubuntu (v6-v14), RHEL (Redhat), CentOS 6/7
  • Other Tools: Wireshark, N Central (Nable), LabTech, Veritas, ConnectWise, JumpCloud, BetterCloud, Munki

Working Knowledge: HIPPA, Avaya & Mitel IP phone systems, VOIP & QoS, ITIL, PCI-DSS Compliance, SOC1, GIT


Industries I’ve worked in

  • Education (Gov & Private)
  • Commercial Banking (Audit, IT, Data Center)
  • MSP (Legal, Manufacturing, Construction, Medical, Health, Warehousing)
  • Not For Profit
  • Government (EPA, Bureau of Standards)


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