CV

Vivan J. Wickam
(970) 430-6381
[email protected]

Objectives:

  • To be a thought leader in the area of Music – Human Interaction.
  • To inspire teachers and children in music.
  • To surround myself with brilliant and inspiring people.
  • To operate with integrity in all that I do.
  • To do everything I do to the best of my ability.

Education:

Bachelors of Science in Computer Engineering
University of Evansville, Evansville, IN
Graduation Date: Spring 1999
Grade Point Average: 3.63 on a 4.0 scale

Work Experience:

President March, 2008 to Present
Zello Partners, LLC, Evansville, IN

  • Create Strategic Marketing Plans for clients
  • Generate outstanding online revenue growth for clients
  • Manage Online Advertising
  • Manage Search Optimization
  • Manage Web Development Projects
  • Manage Social Media CampaignsManage Search Optimization
  • Manage Web Development Projects
  • Manage Social Media CampaignsManage Online Advertising
  • Manage Search Optimization
  • Manage Web Development Projects
  • Manage Social Media Campaigns

 


President/CEO May, 1997 to September, 2009
On-Site Computer Solutions, Evansville, IN

  • Create direction and vision
  • Generate growth  (30% average annual growth for 12 years)
  • Manage operations.
  • Manage Client Projects
  • Develop strategic plans to help clients use technology to their benefit.
  • Create Systems of Best Practices for Network Services
  • Create sales by recognizing client needs and developing suitable solutions
  • Manage advertising, including production of online, radio, TV, and print advertising
  • Design, Install and Support Networks (Windows 2008, 2003 , 2000, NT Server, Linux, UNIX, Wireless, peer to peer)
  • Design, Develop, and Market Web-Sites, including E-Commerce.
  • Perform Technology Training
  • Troubleshoot and repair hardware and software

Skills:

Executive Management:

  • Create Business Direction
  • Create Systems and Standards to Facilitate Growth
  • Adept at Strategic Planning

Project Management:

  • Manage Internet Database Development Projects
  • Manage Website Development Projects
  • Manage Internet Marketing Campaigns
  • Manage Organic Search Optimization
  • Manage Server Deployments
  • Manage Network Migrations

Networks:

  • Network Design
  • Enterprise Virus, Spam Filtering, and Security Applications
  • Routing
  • Remote Access Technologies (SSH, VPN, Terminal Services (Remote Desktop), Citrix)

Operating Systems:

  • Windows (3.X, 95, 98, ME, NT, 2000-2008 Server, XP, Vista)
  • UNIX  (Linux, AIX, SunOS, SCO)
  • DOS


Programming Languages:

  • HTML, CSS
  • PHP
  • JavaScript
  • UNIX shell scripting
  • Perl
  • Visual Basic
  • C, C++
  • Small C, Keil C (for 8031 family of microcontrollers)
  • 8086 Assembly language

Sample Successes:

American Legacy Fishing Company

When we started working with American Legacy Fishing Company, they already had a healthy ecommerce business selling high-end fishing gear over the internet. Approximately 70% of their business came via eBay, with the remainder coming via their ecommerce website.

Over the course of 2 years working with American Legacy, we have improved their revenue by increasing their online sales more than 5 fold. Moreover, the majority of the growth has been through their ecommerce website. While their eBay sales have more than doubled, their ecommerce sales have grown more than 10 fold.

Our strategies for creating this growth included: search engine optimization, Implementing Google Analytics with ecommerce tracking, conversion monitoring and optimization, social marketing, blog creation twitter, email newsletter, and custom programming to improve user interface.

Cash-Pro

When we began working with Cash-Pro, a debt collection agency, their 30 PC/3 Server network was in serious need of updating and standardization. They had no Windows server to manage their windows desktop computers on their network, and we in need of implementing procedures, policies, and standards to meet their security compliance requirements.

During the process of working with Cash-Pro, we have implemented File System encryption on their servers and laptops, and setup encryption for all of their network communications.  We implemented centrally administered, patch management and corporate antivirus. We also ensured that their network and website complied with PCI standards. We setup a process for auditing their servers on a monthly basis, and ensuring that backups are completing successfully, windows patches are being deployed to all systems, and that Antivirus is up-to-date on all of the computers on the network. We created a backup and disaster recovery plan including nightly synchronization between their primary application server, and the hot spare. We created processes for managing user accounts, verifying backups, managing computer hardware, and other critical IT processes. As a result of our standardization, and network improvements, Cash-Pro realized substantial performance and uptime increases while decreasing management costs, minimizing network downtime, and meeting compliance requirements.


Activities and Awards:

  • Father
  • Speaker for 2011 Creative Careers Festival
  • Keynote Speaker for 2002 University of Evansville Engineering Banquet
  • Mentor in UE Alumni Mentoring Program – Partners in the Evansville Experience
  • Member of Steering Committee: UE Engineering Entrepreneurship Program
  • Featured in the January 2007 Issue of UE Magazine
  • Computer Expert for local NBC Affiliate Call in show (14WFIE)
  • Judge for University of Evansville Senior Projects
  • Judge University of Evansville Entrepreneurship Competition
  • Created a network of local computer professionals (Evansville Gurus)
  • Dean’s List
  • University of Evansville Computer Engineering Scholarship Winner
  • Elks Club National Scholarship Winner

On-Site Computer Solutions

  • Primary Incorporator
  • Member of the Board of Directors
  • Strategic Advisor

Music

  • Fiddle Teacher
  • Composer and Music Arranger
  • Recording Session Musician
  • Member of Bluegrass Band: Little Kenny and Neargrass Junction
  • Play Violin in Church Praise and Worship Band
  • Produced and Recorded Solo Album “Long Time Comin’”
  • Board of Directors Member: Colorado Old-Time Fiddlers’ Association
  • Director of the Indiana State Picking And Fiddling Championships 2008 – 2010
  • Co-Chaired the  2003-2006 Newburgh Fiddler Fest Fiddle Contest
  • Organize and perform in Fort Collins String Quartet
  • Two time Colorado State Fiddle Champion
  • Placed 13th in National Oldtime Fiddle Contest
  • Judge Indiana State Picking and Fiddling Contest
  • Judge Indiana State Fair Fiddle Contest
  • Judge Western Open Fiddle Championships
  • Judge Grand Lake National Fiddle Contest
  • Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia National Music Fraternity – Alumni member
  • Featured in December 2005 issue of “The Sinfonian” magazine
  • Winner of Phi Mu Alpha Scholarship 1996
  • Ushering Chairman Spring 1997
  • Maintained University of Evansville Phi Mu Alpha Home Page
  • Performed in University Orchestra/String Ensemble
  • Produced and recorded on an album featuring an original composition
  • Produced a music show that made a profit