Brian Stephenson

Information Technology

​​Welcome to my futile attempt to control part of my digital footprint! About Me... I grew up a military brat bouncing around the East Coast before graduating High School in Florida and attended College in Georgia. After graduating College, my wife and I moved to Charleston, South Carolina where I began my IT career. While there I was fortunate to be asked by an employer to attend SANs training which introduced me to Information Security and has now become a hobby and key component to my career since. In 2009 we were given the opportunity to move to Washington D.C. where we lived until 2013 when we relocated back to the South East. In addition to being a husband, I am a father to two boys. In 2012 my oldest son challenged me to complete a Tough Mudder which began an addiction to obstacle races. To date I have completed multiple Tough Mudders, Spartan Sprint/Super/Beast Races, BattleFrog Series Races, Savage Races and multiple other local OCRs, 5k and 15k races. Through this experience I have met some amazing people and enjoy constantly training for the ‘next’ event.

Enlisted in the Army Reserve in March of 2001 and began my military career in Human Resources assigned to the 93rd Signal Brigade based at Fort Gordon in Augusta, Georgia. After serving with this unit for 4 months I received an opportunity to audition and subsequently join the 116th Georgia Army National Guard Band where I continued my service playing the Alto & Tenor Saxophones. A year and a half later I transferred to the 246th South Carolina Army Band where I serve to date. Through my military experience I have attended the Adjutant General School, NCO Academy (WLC) and served in additional roles as a member of the S1, Personnel records division; Sound Technician; Promotions & Publicity; Rifle Marksmanship Instructor; and Tactical Equipment Sergeant.

Thank you for visiting my site. Below is a brief synopsis of my professional, military and musical careers. Additionally, there is a link above to my resume and below to my social media. Feel free to follow me on Twitter or connect with me on LinkedIn.

Like most children I began my musical experience in grade school. Having grown up with a musical family it was very easy for me to take to the Saxophone and it very quickly became more than just an extra curricular activity. Following my high school experience, I decided to attend Georgia Southern University in pursuit of a dual major of Music Education and Computer Information Systems. During the fall term of my third year I decided to concentrate on CIS and make music my hobby. It was at this time that I investigated other musical opportunities which lead to me joining the 116th Georgia Army National Guard Band. In addition to my Military Service I have performed with multiple Christian Praise/Worship Teams, community bands, gig bands as well as taught private lessons. Currently, I serve in the 246th South Carolina Army Band and perform regularly with the Northside Church Worship Team.

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Senior Information Technology professional with approximately fifteen years of experience. Following college, I began my career as a Regional IT Coordinator supporting desktops, application servers and telecommunication systems for nine locations. Through this position and the experience gained, I was able to grow my career and currently work as a Senior Consultant and Technical Team lead with CGI, supporting the Federal Cloud environments and serve as an Active Directory and Security Subject Matter Expert for the Windows department. Responsibilities of current and previous positions include: managing Windows servers (2003-2016); assisting in the deployment and management of ESXi infrastructures; Active Directory Services including ADUC, GPO and DNS; Exchange Servers (2003-2010); supporting various anti-virus and backup applications; asset management; system hardening; system security audits; and serving in the roles of Technical Team Lead, Problem Manager, Project Manager and ISSO.