David Das' Background
Computers have always played a large part in Mr. Das' life. Starting with his mother, running mIRC servers and playing MMROPGs, to his step-father, OneWorld CNC Specialist and IT Manager; computers were all around him, literally. Starting at a young age all things technological seemed to draw his attention. Dismantling & rebuilding his computers and home audio components became a natural part of his childhood. It was this constant desire to learn how things worked that fueled his urge to know all he can about this amazing new technology; not only physically with hardware, but also in the software that allows the user to access the endless possibilities that computers have unlocked for the world.
Mr. Das' professional career started in January 2007, at the Hilton Short Hills in Short Hills, NJ, where he begun as a Concierge. His proficiency with computers quickly piqued the interest of his superiors. Mr. Das was successfully able to revive guest registration and check-in/out functionality to the concierge desk. He re-programmed and re-configured the SafLok room key encoder to work with the computer and OnQ system. This implementation minimized wait times and shortened long lines which, in turn, helped increase guest satisfaction ratings. In just six weeks Mr. Das was promoted to the Front Desk & Night Auditor and again, a few months later, to the Front Office Supervisor & Night Relief Supervisor. While overseeing the Front Office, Mr. Das quickly became the go-to-guy for all technical troubleshooting. With his help, the hotel installed a self-service kiosk, entrusting its functionality and support solely to Mr. Das and also giving him an additional title of Kiosk Manager. As time progressed, Mr. Das was again promoted to Manager of Overnight Operations, overseeing the hotel’s entire nighttime operation. In this capacity, Mr. Das resolved guest complaints and ensured/monitored guest safety. He also created and implemented the Overnight Fire Evacuation Procedure. Mr. Das was rewarded with the Commitment Award for the 2nd Quarter of 2009, as first choice of newly hired GM. It was also around this time when the economy took a large hit and lots of good people lost their jobs-including Mr. Das.
With time on his side, Mr. Das decided that he was ready for the technical field and to obtain hands on training with security and networking. Luckily for him, a good friend had a company that needed someone with Mr. Das’ mindset. He was immediately put to work and helped by creating a secure home office and networking of all devices to communicate with one another. Mr. Das was able to support his employer remotely, 24/7, with the new technology and security enhancements offered by LogMeIn. While he enjoyed this assignment and flexibility of remote work, the volume wasn’t enough. With the job market down, Mr. Das felt success would be more achievable, if he ventured to Denver, CO, a major hub of innovation and entrepreneurship.
While seeking the right opportunity, Mr. Das was introduced to a legal recruiting firm, located in downtown Denver. This firm successfully placed his girlfriend, Celia, a Paralegal, with a position a downtown law firm, within a week of moving to Colorado. Celia forwarded his resume to her recruiting company, who ended up keeping him for themselves. Mr. Das was hired as a Receptionist\Executive Assistant. Naturally, it wasn’t long before Mr. Das’ proficiency with computers became apparent and he was the go-to-guy, once again, for IT help. Soon, he was invited to help the company’s IT Manager with the roll-out of third party developed software for their ACT database. Mr. Das was successful in testing and implementing this software and also provided user training. A few months later, their IT Manager resigned and Mr. Das was asked to fill the position, while they searched for a new IT Manager to maintain the company. It was known that Mr. Das had not received the appropriate certifications to permanently take on the role. At this time, Mr. Das’ motivation to learn went into overdrive. He built a complete home network system powered by Windows Server 2008 R2, to use as a learning platform. This enabled Mr. Das to overcome any obstacles that presented themselves in the work environment. He received countless praise for quickly overcoming problems that were outside of his comfort zone and could lose the company important client contracts. With the assistance of other IT Managers hired along the way, Mr. Das was able to completely restructure the companywide file system, from the Novell servers to three new Microsoft File Servers, which he implemented. After about a year of searching, the company finally found a suitable replacement for their IT Manager and Mr. Das set forth on his new venture, to start his own company to help others maintain theirs.
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