John Bauer is a skilled and highly accountable IT Professional with experience managing staff in the design, development and implementation of technology (.NET, J2EE, Vendor Packages). He has strong project management and communication skills, experience managing in an on/off shore staffing model and looking to lead a delivery focused team in the Cleveland area.


Windows 200x/NT, UNIX (Solaris, Linux)
Apache, BEA Weblogic, JBOSS, MS-IIS, Netscape LDAP, iPlanet, Sun Directory and Web Server
.NET (C#, ASP.NET, VB.NET), J2EE, Java, NetDynamics, .NET, Visual Basic, JSP, ASP,
JavaScript, EJB, ADO, SQL
MS-SQL Server, Oracle DB, Oracle OAAM/OAM, MS-Access, MS-Anaylsis Services
Microsoft Site Server, CA/Netegrity Siteminder, Checkpoint Firewall,
Shadow Intruder Detection System, ISS’s Real Secure IDS products
Ariba’s Marketplace & Dynamic Trade Products
Cisco and Checkpoint VPN, Cisco ACE XML Gateway
IBM Tivoli Access Manager, Kronos, Manhattan and Associates, HighJump


Weatherhead School of Management at Case Western Reserve University
2010 Advancing Manager Certificate
2004 Masters in Business Administration
1998 Bachelors in Management of Information Decision Systems

Industry Speaking/Memberships

Speaker, 2011 Information Security Summit
Speaker, 2008 CA World, Identity and Access Management
Speaker, 2008 Oracle World, Identity and Access Management
2007 NACHA ACH Data Security Rules Working Group member
Speaker, Nov. 2007, Gartner Identity and Access Management Conference, Los Angeles, CA
Speaker, Nov. 2007, Oracle OpenWorld, Online Real-time Fraud Detection
Speaker, Aug. 2007, Oracle NEO Enterprise Architecture Quarterly
Speaker, June 2006 NACHA Authentication conference, Reston, VA
Member, 2005 NACHA Credit Push Proof-of-Concept


February 2011 to Present

Key Bank, Inc.
Cleveland, Ohio
Lead, Enterprise Security Architect

  • Responsible for the enterprise security architecture domain of the entire holding company.
  • Define multi-year plans for security investments.
  • Work with all lines of business and all IT portfolios on strategic and innovation initiatives especially in the on-line, mobile and cloud spaces.

May 2010 to February 2011

MTD Products, Inc.
Valley View, Ohio
MANAGER, Information Technology

Manage a team 6 system architects and 2 senior developers to provide:

  • Architecture and systems analysis of core business services spanning the enterprise including ERP, HR, Finance, Assembly line and Warehouse management and automation plus Distribution systems.
  • Core application development and integration services
  • Leading strategic IT initiatives such SOA, Employee and External User Single Sign On, Enterprise Security, Employee Portal integration and enterprise Identity and Access Management

February 2009 to May 2010

Litigation Management Inc.
Mayfield Hts., Ohio

  • Manage a team of up to 21 developers, DBAs and Project Managers providing in-house development, vendor software integration, DBA responsibilities, project management and application support functions
  • Implemented a new web-based workflow, document management and reporting product line
    Implemented a company-wide Business Intelligence solution that provides data cubes for all major
    business functional units.
  • Implemented a custom developed work flow management solution that delivers work jobs to staff in all
    functional areas of the company taking into account job scheduling based on multi-shift resource work
    hours, profitability, client deadlines and other prioritization attributes.
  • Implemented a new project life-cycle that enables the business to prioritize their IS work against
    limited IS resources with clear visibility throughout the project including risk metrics and score carding
  • Technologies include: .NET, C#, ASP.NET, VB.NET, VB, SQL Server etc.

2002 to February 2009

National City Corporation
Cleveland, Ohio
GROUP MANAGER, Architect, Security Analyst

  • Managed a team of IT/developers/engineers (13 employee, 20 contractor on/offshore) providing call
    center and branch solutions using both Argo and Microsoft .NET frameworks.
  • Managed a team of IT/security engineers providing e-commerce security services and customer single sign-on to the entire holding company using J2EE technologies.
  • Implemented and managed a CA/Netegrity Siteminder SOA Single Sign-On service used corporate wide, 3.0+ million users, 850,000+ logins per day, userid/password, RSA token and extended authentication and authorization services using custom Java development and vendor products, RSA ACE Server, Sun One LDAP, Sun Solaris, Oracle OAAM, CA Siteminder
  • Developed a web application vulnerability assessment program, averaging 15-20 assessments per
    month with an average of 2 FTEs for both in-house and vendor ASP services.
  • OCC and Federal Reserve Bank recognized leader among financial institutions for security assessment

1999 to 2001

Cleveland-Cliffs, Inc.
Cleveland, Ohio

Functioned as a lead architect/developer/project manager for E-Commerce initiatives. Researched, implemented and supported information security to ensure authentication, privacy and integrity. Performed network engineering and database administration.

  • Enhanced and developed 3 new E-commerce applications utilizing Java, ASP, EJB, JSP, JavaScript, XML, Weblogic, Oracle, SQL Server and/or ADO with one application being tied back to the OS/390 via an XML gateway.
  • Implemented user authentication and a RADIUS/TACX Server.
  • Configured and implemented RSA ACE/Server version 3.x on Windows NT and upgraded it to version 4.x with RADIUS/TACX Server support for CISCO routers and CISCO VPN concentrators.
  • Configured MS-IIS and Netscape iPlanet web servers to utilize SSL encryption.
  • Implemented CheckPoint firewall version 3 on Windows NT upgraded to version 4 on Windows NT and installed version 4 on Solaris. In addition, installed support for Secure Remote VPN clients.
  • Installed and configured Netscape LDAP Server.
  • Implemented and monitored the Navy’s Shadow Intruder Detection System SHADOW to monitor Internet-based intrusion as well as ISS’s Real Secure IDS products.
  • Internal lead for an E&Y web infrastructure security audit.
  • Technical Lead over four engineers involved in the day to day management of LAN/WAN.

1998 to 1999

Key Bank
Cleveland, Ohio

  • Member of a team responsible for developing a web based cash management system utilizing Java (Net Dynamics 4.x).

1991 to 1998

British Petroleum (1991 to 1998)
DRT (1993 to 1994)
SAIC (1995 to 1998)
Cleveland, Ohio

  • Performed in a variety of roles for BP revolving around Windows NT/NetWare servers and desktop support for 3000+ users.
  • Started in an internal HelpDesk/Infrastructure support role and progressed to be the IT Manager of their Warrensville Research Center.

2004 to present

Cuyahoga Community College, Western Campus, Information Technology and Security
to Cleveland, Ohio