Andrew S. Baker
is the President and Founder of BrainWave Consulting Company, LLC
, where he provides Virtual CIO services (Information Security, IT Operations, IT/Business Strategy & Integration) for small and mid-sized businesses.
For nearly 20 years he has been designing, deploying, and maintaining secure computing environments for organizations of all sizes. As a trusted business partner, Mr. Baker collaborates with business and IT leaders to develop robust technology architecture, identify and mitigate security risks, set technology strategy and direction, prepare and execute project plans, and deliver cost-effective solutions that position companies for sustainable growth. Previously, he successfully built and led IT teams for organizations such as SWN Communications, ARGI, Warner Music Group, The Princeton Review, Bear Stearns, About.com, and Lewco Securities.
Since 2004, Andrew S. Baker has had the opportunity to serve on various boards and committees for non-profit organizations, including several within various levels of the Seventh-day Adventist church. He is an active supporter of Family Ministries and Youth Ministries, and (in conjunction with his wife) provides cost-effective pre-marital and marital counseling.
Mr. Baker is also a huge proponent of using social media to make valuable business connections and improve the bottom line for his clients and business partners. He is open to social and professional networking with those who are willing to support the following guidelines: http://bit.ly/ConnectRules
BUSINESS / TECHNICAL COMPETENCIES:
Team Building, Staff Mentoring, Strategic Planning, Budget Planning, Governance, Business Continuity, Disaster Recovery, Process Improvement, Process Re-engineering, IT Risk Mitigation, Risk Assessment, PCI DSS, SOX, InfoSec, Information Security & Compliance, ITIL, Technology Management, Change Management, Services Delivery, Capacity Planning, Vendor Management, Project Management, Technology Integration, Data Center Migrations, IT Operations, DataCenter Operations, IT Infrastructure, Network Architecture & Design, Cloud Computing, SaaS, Server Virtualization, Storage, SAN