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Jim Hall

jhall@freedos.org

Work History

2019–present IT Mentor Group, LLC — St. Paul, Minnesota

IT executive consulting and training.

Founder and CEO

IT executive consulting, helping CIOs and CTOs with strategic planning, turnaround situations, and organizational development. IT Leadership Development training to help emerging leaders grow into future IT Leaders, and Effective IT Management training to help current IT Managers hone their IT operational and management skills.

Core Responsibilities

2015–2019 Ramsey County, Minn. — St. Paul, Minnesota

Government. Second-most populous Minnesota county with over 540,000 residents, most diverse county, includes State capital. $54 million biennial budget, out of $737 million County revenue. Recommend additional $10 million average annual technology funding.

Chief Information Officer

Direct and manage all aspects of Information Services for Ramsey County. Lead the vision, strategy, and governance for information technology in the County, ensuring alignment with the County’s vision, mission, and goals and industry best practices.

Core Responsibilities
Selected Achievements

September 2015–December 2015 & January 2017–May 2017 University of Minnesota Morris — Morris, Minnesota

Adjunct professor. Four-year liberal arts university.

Taught two semesters of CSCI 4609 Processes, Programming, and Languages: Usability of Open Source Software.

2010-2015 University of Minnesota Morris — Morris, Minnesota

Higher education. Campus IT at four-year liberal arts university.

Director of Information Technology, Morris campus

Campus IT Executive / Campus CIO. Provide IT leadership and oversee operations for Morris campus. Technology strategy, budgeting, IT infrastructure, business continuity, data security, system upgrades, and project management. Leverage central and cloud systems. Reduce costs by aligning teams, projects, and initiatives.

Selected Achievements

1998–2010 University of Minnesota System — Minneapolis, Minnesota

Higher education. Enterprise systems at system-wide flagship campus.

2006–2010 Senior Manager, Enterprise Infrastructure & Operations, OIT

Supported over 65,000 students system-wide. Directed 40-staff organization supporting enterprise IT services including systems administration of 1,100+ servers, storage, backup, database administration, disaster recovery planning, and desktop support. Simplify, standardize, and automate systems and processes to reduce cost. Supported all ERP (PeopleSoft) implementations.

Selected Achievements

2001–2006 Manager, Enterprise Systems Administration, OIT

Managed 20 Systems Administrators supporting 1,100+ enterprise servers. Combined system support for Unix, Linux, and Windows servers. Established strategic IT direction for projects, including workload and staff alignment.

Selected Achievements

1998–2001 Manager, Web Production, OIT

Supervised a dedicated team to support emerging web unit. Innovative new group to support enterprise web systems.

Selected Achievements

1996–1998 Access Management — Minneapolis, Minnesota

Company specializing in legal document management solutions.

IT Manager / Systems Administrator

Managed information technology teams to provide desktop support, network management, and systems administration supporting business operations.

Selected Achievements

1995–1996 VISTA Information Solutions (formerly DataMap) — Eden Prairie, Minnesota

Company specializing in data informatics, custom maps and related products.

Associate Manager of IS / Systems Administrator

Promoted from systems administrator to manage information technology teams at two national locations. Maintained Unix and Apollo systems to support business operations in geographic and environmental data.

Selected Achievements