Will Childers - Personal Home Site


June 2002 -
September 2005
Linspire, Inc.
San Diego, CA
Linspire, Inc. is a consumer-driven company with the mission of bringing choice to computer users through new and extremely affordable computing options. MORE
IT Administrator
  • Responsible for internal network, disaster recovery plan, firewall, Intranet and WiFi connectivity
  • Building security - access cards and security system
  • Facilities liaison to building management
  • Safety officer
  • Inventory control of office equipment
  • Purchasing of IT equipment including - desktop systems, laptops, printers, copier, fax machine, office furniture and cell phones
  • Company credit card reconciliation
  • Domain names administrator - registration, renewal and DNS
  • Cell phones administrator - purchasing equipment and pool plans
  • Desktop support

March 2002 -
June 2002
Networks Plus - Contractor
(Navy Marine Corps Intranet -
Information Strike Force)
(Space and Navel Warfare Systems Command)
San Diego, CA
The Department of the Navy's visionary Navy Marine Corps Intranet (NMCI) program and the EDS-led Information Strike Force - the team that will deliver a superior Intranet to the Navy and Marine Corps and the service to back it up.
Senior Team Lead - Staging
  • Responsible and mentor for three Team Leads with an additional forty technicians each
  • Maintain and direct a twenty-four hour operation with three eight-hour shifts
  • Accountable for reporting, tracking and finding resolution for issues
  • Planning the staging and deployment process of 5300 workstations and 2000 printers
  • Testing and troubleshooting the staging and deployment process
  • Ensuring that base pages/resume/images load properly and certify that core and legacy applications work
  • Responsible for VB Scripts that will migrate data from the legacy systems to the NMCI systems

October 2001 -
March 2002
TEKsystems - Contractor
Peregrine Systems Inc.
San Diego, CA
Frictionless Business - The synchronous relationships of people, processes, and things to create maximum organizational efficiency, adaptability, and productivity in order to drive profitability.
Development Lab Engineer
  • Administration of 240 Servers in the development lab
  • Re-installment of Windows 95, 98, NT (Workstation/Server), 2000 (Pro/Server/Adv. Server) and XP (Home/Pro) for testing of new application builds
  • Administration of DHCP and WINS server for lab
  • Designed and engineered ghosting backup and restoration scheme for all servers
  • Desktop Support

The following four companies were with the same group of people

CTO / MIS Manager / IT Administrator, San Diego, CA, July 1996 – November 2001
Mindtronics Corporation | Ubrandit.com | Global Investors Guide | London Taylor Group

  • Created a company Web site for the London Taylor Group
  • We later built a comprehensive Web site with an investment portfolio tracking system
  • A new company was created called Global Investors Guide and I was appointed the position of CTO
  • This company later changed names to Ubrandit.com and went public as an OTCBB and was the leading b2b provider of branded Internet solutions
  • The company grew and went on to become public on the American Stock Exchange
  • As part of the management team, we traveled to New York City and rang the bell at the New York Stock Exchange
  • The company later merged with Mindronics Corporation in Salt Lake City, UT.

Nov. 1994 - 1996
Networks Plus
San Diego, CA
A Corporate Value-Added Reseller (VAR) specializing in high-end applications and equipment for small to medium sized businesses
Sales Representative and Technical Consultant
  • Analyzer, advisor and installer of Novell Netware 3.12 and 4.11 LAN
  • Implemented sales and business automation solutions
  • Warm and cold calls to customer prospects
  • GoldMine Platinum Solutions Provider of San Diego

March 1993 - 1994
Computer City
San Diego, CA
A computer superstore retailer
Sales Lead - Junior Management Team
  • World Class Customer Service award winner
  • Employee of the month award
  • Maintained top sales