About Me: Jeffrey G Thomas

Jeffrey G Thomas

Reach me via email at PersuasionReadingList @ gmail.com

I’m a motivated IT Professional, looking to combine my interest of technology with my study of behavioral economics and experience design, giving customers receive the best possible outcome from our ongoing work.

Professional Experience

PersuasionReadingList.com, Creator and Writer, 2016 June — Present
·Learning and sharing knowledge of how the brain reacts to inputs
·Promoting analog and slow lifestyle choices plus mindful mindsets for improved mental clarity, decreased mental clutter, and more harmonious family dynamics
·Writing about improving our decision making and our influence over others
·Growing email list of people interested in this message

TechOps Manager, 2012 Aug. — Present
Nerdery (Sierra Bravo Corporation), Bloomington, Minnesota
·I partner with Customers and our Project Managers to solve technical problems for deployment planning, network challenges, and production environments
·I enjoy designing and presenting technical ideas, requirements, and roadblocks to clients and staff, working together to produce the best solution to a problem
·I manage a team of six direct reports, handling both internal projects and client projects in coordination with our Sales, Production, and Marketing departments and our varied clients
·I’m a strong believer in scripting and documentation. They improve the reproducibility of a win

Senior SysAdmin & Systems Administrator, 2006 Sept. — 2012 Aug.
Nerdery (Sierra Bravo Corporation), Bloomington, Minnesota
·I worked directly with clients and PMs to suggest and implement server and network solutions within the client project’s budget, frequently maintaining those networks and systems after launch
·Internal and external projects include server migrations, upgrades, log monitoring and followup, security patching, system hardening, and more
·Designed and implemented standardized procedures for new hire setups, hardware tracking, jailed webhosting accounts, and network topology improvements both internally and at client sites
·I increased our use of LDAP across various systems for single-sign-on authentication and maintain that LDAP system, including migration of the LDAP servers to new hardware, and worked with Active Directory team to integrate AD with our LDAP system
·Promoted to Senior Systems Administrator in December 2010

Junior Technician and Sales support, 2005 June — 2006 Sept.
ALT-KIE Computer Consultants, Inc., Bloomington, Minnesota
·I created and maintained close relationships with new and on-going clients to establish a secure and stable IT environments. This included pre-sales client meetings, extensive product research, written recommendations with cost/benefit analyses, and post-sales installation & support
·Managed the IT infrastructure of corporate and government clients including: workstation hardware and software repair, network setup, and general troubleshooting
·Designed client network configurations, from hardware and software selection with price setting and purchases, to installation and deployment

Education and Certifications

Dale Carnegie Course & Certificate, Edina, Minnesota, 2017 June
·Building better Managerial and Interpersonal skills

TechSkills, Bloomington, Minnesota, 2004 Nov. – 2005 Nov.
·CompTIA Linux+ Certified
·CompTIA Networking+ Certified
·CompTIA A+ Certified

Hamline University, Saint Paul, Minnesota, 2003 June – 2004 May
·Graduate Program: Master of Arts in Teaching Spanish
·Twenty graduate credits earned in seven courses

Saint John’s University, Collegeville, Minnesota, 1997 Sept. – 2001 May
·Bachelor of Arts: Double-Major in Spanish and Economics
·Study Abroad Program, Segovia, Spain, 2000 January – April

Personal Interests

I picked up golf a few years ago. It’s a curse but the dopamine keeps me coming back. I’m currently reading a lot about behavioral economics and the science of influence. Since I’ve had children, I’ve had to cut back on foreign travel, and I look forward to more. I like a wide variety of music, how about you?


Easily available, please ask!


Thanks for your visit today. Reach me via email at PersuasionReadingList @ gmail.com