Hello, I'm

Mike Reams

Architect & Tinkerer

My Mission

My mission is to serve others and create extraordinary value as an innovative leader

About Me

Hello! I am Mike! A fearless, humble, and passionate leader with a burning desire to be an inspirational role model that helps unlock the capacity of the organization to draw out potential in people, and help others become innovative thinkers.

The Swiss-army knife of technology and a fearless trailblazing leader. I possess a deep technical background with a well-rounded business acumen. I continuously get my hands dirty with the next opportunity knocking at the door. I’ve become the go-to guy for IT, life & inspiration. I grew up on a farm, so I am no stranger to hard work however I’ve learned relationships are far more valuable than how much we know or how hard we work

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My 24 Years of Experience

Enterprise Architecture
Cloud
Tinkering and Trailblazing
Web Development
Core

Skillset

My Core Skills
Cloud Transformation

Designing and implementing a Cloud-First strategy approach to transform into new business models

Enterprise Architecture

Developing the big picture of the enterprise within context of its technology intent and impact on the business

Identity Access Governance

Enabling security teams, admins, and auditors to manage and reduce risk with access to applications, systems, and data.

Problem Solver

An outside of the box thinker who can solve complex problems and provide creative solutions

Presentation

Known as the Visual Representation Master as I have spent lots of time curating and presenting information

Web 3.0

Developed cutting-edge apps for the decentralized web using Blockchain and Smart Contracts where users control their own data

 

Projects Completed

 

Implementation Plans

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Cloud Deployments

 

Certifications

My

Certs

Microsoft Certified: Azure Solutions Architect Expert

Microsoft Certified: Azure Data Fundamentals

Microsoft 365 Certified: Fundamentals

Microsoft Certified: Azure Fundamentals

AZ-303: Microsoft Azure Architect Technologies

AZ-304: Microsoft Azure Architect Design

24 Years of

Experience

Work Experience
Creative Social | Cleveland, OH

Co-Founder

Jan 2022 - Present

Designed and developed a global community platform where creators can collaborate and develop innovative ways to supercharge their brands.

Quadax | Atlanta, GA

Director of Enterprise Architecture

Jun 2019 - Present

Innovative thought leader in delivering healthcare revenue cycle optimization solutions that empowered our business to drive modernized cloud-based product offerings. Built and lead a highly skilled team of architects in establishing and directing the architectural vision. Developed an Enterprise Architecture (EA) program.

Cox Enterprises Inc. | Atlanta, GA

Lead Enterprise Architect

May 2008 - Jun 2019

Orchestrated the EA program for generating deliverables which guide the direction for managing 50+ enterprise portfolio and business strategies. Core responsibilities included Roadmaps, Designs, Investment Portfolio, Research, Digital Presence, Long-Range Budget Planning, Technology Expertise, Technical Writer, and Black Ops.

Cox Enterprises Inc. | Atlanta, GA

Lead Solutions Architect

Jan 2015 - Jun 2016

Performed resource management allocations, hiring, and led 15 team members with an operating investment portfolio budget of 300M.

Cox Enterprises Inc. | Atlanta, GA

Sr. Solutions Architect

Jan 2013 - Dec 2014

Became the first tilted person as a 'Solutions Architect' and became known to constantly setting the bar as a leader for the organization. Though Identity Management was my forte, I expanded my innovative experience through exploration of various technologies through proof-of-concepts, keeping up with trends and by continuous collaboration with specialized cross-domain teams.

Cox Enterprises Inc. | Atlanta, GA

Sr. Application Administrator

Jan 2011 - Dec 2012

Branded as the Implementation Guru, Innovator, and a Visual Representation Master. I worked with all external Architects for implementing and documenting architecture solutions which allowed me to learn from the best. From elegant implementation documents to creative visual representations, my work became the benchmark standards guide.

Cox Enterprises Inc. | Atlanta, GA

Sr. Systems Administrator

May 2008 - Dec 2010

Written over 300 Implementation plans for enterprise applications that later lead into building this entire process into InfoPath which was designed for documenting how implementations are deployed. Trained on Identity Management products for playing a DevOps role. Also was a Subject-Matter Expert on Portal technologies and identity provisioning.

Cox Enterprises Inc. | Atlanta, GA

Systems Administrator

Jul 2006 - May 2008

Started as a consultant with providing System Administration on the Corporate Portal infrastructure while also working with all Identity Management implementations. With having a Server Engineering background, I transitioned to the Application side.

Porsche Cars North America | Atlanta, GA

Portal Consultant

Oct 2006 - Feb 2009

Became an outside consultant for Plumtree G6 Portal administration while working at Cox Enterprises

NASCO | Atlanta, GA

Sr. Server Engineer

Sep 2005 - Jul 2006

Led the IT support team for conducting weekly meetings for managing the data center and maintained a high-performance rating for the department.

American Cancer Society | Atlanta, GA

Web Systems Engineer

Dec 2004 - Sep 2005

Consultant for the Plumtree Portal platform

The EPI Companies | Kennesaw, GA

System and Application Support

Jul 2003 - Dec 2004

Provided the overall company IT support along with managing the IT budget. Collaborated with the CEO and VP’s on aligning the technology with the business strategy

IBM Global Business Services | Atlanta, GA

Sr. Systems Support Specialist

Dec 1999 - Jul 2003

I began my career through the internship program at Valdosta State which is what brought me to IBM in Atlanta. Provided end-user support for the learning services division in which I learned many different on the IBM software platforms including Tivoli, AIX, DB2, Lotus Notes, and many more.

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