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Anyone have experience leading all or parts of large, internal IT departments?


Adam Olshefsky Pittsburgh, PA

For my next step in my 16 year IT career, I'd like to move into a higher level of management within an internal IT department, which would mean managing managers, organizational development, planning, etc. In other words, I'm seeking an IT role where I can exercise my leadership skills more often. I'd like to talk to someone at that level or higher who also values leadership skills, to understand the challenges, key skills, trends, etc.

23 July 2018 5 replies Leadership & Management



Jerry Welsh Middleville, MI

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24 July 2018 Helpful answer


Jerry Welsh Middleville, MI

Adam you need to up your profile, lead with a TAG line that represents the area of management you want to attack. Then when people search for that level you will pop up in their search. It is all about key words. You will need to match that language in your profile, high lite the accomplishments that focus on your leadership skills, but be sure to #$% results! You seem to have the certs and degrees, so it will be matching the words they use for those types of positions. While you have done a good job on your profile, you may wish to review this article on targeting your LI profile. Hope this helped.

24 July 2018 Helpful answer


xxxx xxxx San Antonio, TX


If you are still looking for help contact me and we can talk and I will see how I can help. I am a USMC veteran with over 20 years in the IT consulting world.

Richard Buck
914 391 3375


Scott Gagnon Winthrop, MA

Adam, I have 35+ years in IT mgmt at a global level managing all Tier 2&3 Engineering support teams and global infrastructure. This was at the world's largest carrier/service provider. Yes - managing managers. Please read my profile and contact me too.


Rick Russell Fort Worth, TX

Send me a private message. I was an executive leader at IBM for over 10 years and 5 years first line management.

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