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- Microsoft Project
- Microsoft Project Management
- Network Engineering
A resident of the greater Reno, Nevada, area, John Gessin divides his time between academic responsibilities, community service, and outdoor hobbies. A longtime member of the information technology (IT) industry, he recently returned to school to earn his Master of Science in Information Systems Technology. As a graduate student at the University of Nevada, Reno, John Gessin has expanded his technical skill set and learned leadership techniques that will help advance his career. He also holds certification as a Cisco Certified Network Administrator and an undergraduate degree in Political Science and Business Administration. In addition to his academic endeavors, John Gessin sets aside time to volunteer in his community. A mentor with Big Brothers Big Sisters of America, he meets at least once each week with his “Little Brother.” Mr. Gessin also tutors local youth and supports Goodwill Industries International, Inc. An active father, he attends meetings and events for the Parent Teacher Association. When he has free time, John Gessin enjoys visiting nearby Lake Tahoe to relax on the beach and go boating, and he finds pleasure in exploring the region's wilderness through hiking and biking. A member of the Computer & Communications Industry Association and the Association of Information Technology Professionals, John Gessin has a strong background in IT. Serving as a consultant, project manager, and IT department manager, he has completed numerous senior IT projects, worked with clients to build and repair servers, and managed personnel both locally and remotely. He most recently served as a Network Administrator at Alere Medical Technologies, Inc., in Reno. With more than eight years of experience in the information technology sector, John Gessin has contributed to such companies as Alere Medical Technologies, Inc., and Microsoft Licensing, GP. Over the course of his career, he has gained expertise in project management, network engineering, and multi-operating system environment leadership. John Gessin also holds membership in several notable professional organizations, including the Society of Information Technology Management, the Computer & Communications Industry Association, and the Cisco Networking Professionals Connection. John Gessin most recently worked as a Network Administrator with Alere. Between 2007 and 2008, he fulfilled numerous technical and administrative responsibilities, ranging from building servers and VOIP phone systems to supporting network and data center operations. Mr. Gessin also spent a year at Microsoft Licensing, GP, where he served as a System Analyst and Volt Technical Consultant. Working effectively as a team member, he demonstrated his ability to plan and execute projects. Today, John Gessin is pursuing an M.S. in Information Systems Technology at the University of Nevada, Reno. As a graduate student, he is studying the industry's latest technological advances, as well as leadership and communication. In addition to the graduate coursework he has completed, he possesses a B.S. in Business Administration and Political Science, which he earned from St. John Fisher College in the 1990s. In his free time, John Gessin stays fit by bicycling, hiking, rollerblading, and lifting weights. He also enjoys traveling and relaxing on Lake Tahoe's beaches. Additionally, he volunteers with Big Brothers Big Sisters of America and supports his local branch of Goodwill Industries International, Inc.