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John Harper


Role and Company

Storage Systems Specialist, IBM


45 years experience in information technology


Temecula, CA

About John

Broad experience solving client business problems by applying Information Technology tools and solutions. Always seeking ways to grow new and incremental opportunities while focusing on defined customer outcomes.

I bring proven experience in the following areas:

>Information Technology outsourcing and associated application and Digital transformation

>Technology areas include: Converged Infrastructure, Data Protection, Content Archive, Cloud Migration (Data, Network and Compute, Storage)

>Verticals: Global Outsourcing, Healthcare, Media and Entertainment, Fed, State & Local Gov., SW & Application Dev., Financial, Aerospace Mfg., Higher Education

> Engage customer and vendor partners to deliver application and infrastructure solutions that support their business initiatives: Cloud Transformations, Business Continuity, Disaster Recovery, SOX Compliance and Outsourcing.

>Channel Partner: Training and Business Collaboration Support

>Strategic Management and Leadership Skills

Analytic thinker with a hands-on approach to solving problems and generating opportunities, I focus on mutually-beneficial outcomes through client-centric thinking, technology integration and a balance with organizational goals and objectives.

Over the course of my career, I have had the opportunity to create a global business operating model that grew new business by over 25 times ($2M to $50M). This plan included using effective sales management, compensation models, territory engagement structure, team member leverage and strong marketing initiatives.

Outreach: Homeless Shelters, Juvenile Hall, Charity Events

Skills: Cross-Functional Team Mgmt., Relationships (Operational and C-level), Negotiation, Public Speaking, Proposal Writing

Industry and Apps: Healthcare (PACS), Outsourcing, Data Warehouse, Media & Entertainment, Aerospace, Gov. Federal Local and State, Digital Transformation, Financial, Communications, Automotive, Banking, Disaster Recovery, IT Infra. ECS, S3, Redshift

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one year ago

How does one make the leap from being a 9 to 5 person, to becoming a consultant for a company such as IBM?

Hello Mark, Many thanks for your question. IBM has several career options that would fall under the heading of consultant. ...

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one year ago

Do I qualify to apply for a business development role-federal market?

Hello Ian, I would love to give you a hand here. As Chip mentions above having knowledge of key buying...

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one year ago

Welcome to ACP AdvisorNet’s Virtual Career Event with IBM! Introduce Yourself!

Hello Veterans, My name is John Harper an Air Force veteran. Below is my current business profile. I'm open to...

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