Director of Technology
Raycom Media, an employee-owned company, is one of the nation's largest privately owned broadcasters and owns and/or provides services for over 60 television stations across the country.
Strategic results-oriented leader and partner in television broadcast engineering and information technology. Leveraging twenty-eight years of experience as an innovative information technologist and television broadcast innovator, enhancing the business through executive leadership; progressive technology direction and implementation while ensuring operational reliability and availability. Skilled at evaluating and managing technology including mergers and acquisitions; experienced in disaster recovery and vendor management. •ROI Focused: achieved a $750,000 yearly savings by replacing companywide MPLS WAN infrastructure with SD-WAN and scalable point-to-point Ethernet circuits •Instituted the use of AI closed captioning for news programing, not requiring live captioning, saving over $100,000 a year •Designed and managed company-wide rollout of new video sharing system with no down time and reduced yearly operating costs by 50% •Provided leadership vision for a complex multi-dimensional Enterprise Information Technology environment, guiding daily operations and policy implementation utilizing strategic and decisive executive decision-making •Collaborate with executive team to design state of the art information architecture technology systems to enhance business outcomes ensuring system security and business continuity across 44 locations •Perform Mergers and Acquisitions diligence of television stations and production companies. Lead IT and Engineering integration of acquired companies