Justin Hurtado, Jr. Consulting's past 12 years of experience is diverse and includes working with many different types of organizations. The basis of JHJR Consulting is found in accounting and managing mid size law firm's overall information technology plans. Additional knowledge was attained from working with a legal management software company for a nationwide client base. While continuing to work with the legal industry, depth of knowledge was increased by working with other professional services, not for profits, unions, retail, and associations.
As technology and the business world evolved, so has each organization's technology priorities. Working with differing client ideologies and theories of how technology is perceived, it was necessary to deliver solutions that corresponded to each individual's needs.
Whether IT is perceived as a tool to increase efficiency, a tool to provide a competitive edge, or just something to run in the background, small and mid-size businesses have benefited from the solutions that have been provided.
- D&A Services, LLC - Manager of IT - (11/2010 - Present)
- Justin Hurtado, Jr. Consulting - Technology Consultant - (7/2003 - Present)
- Butler, Rubin, Saltarelli & Boyd LLP - Dir. of Technology - (2/2006 - 6/2008)
- Computer Bits, Inc. - Senior Consultant - (10/1999 - 7/2003)
- Schuyler, Roche & Zwirner, a P.C. - Manager of IT - (7/1997 - 5/1999)
- Rippe & Kingston Systems, Inc. - Systems Consultant (2/1996 - 7/1997)
- Law Offices of Booth, Mitchel & Strange - Billing Manager (6/1992 - 1/1996)
Consulted with senior management and staff to determine boundaries and priorities. Consulted with IT Department team members and defined equipment and software needs to achieve goals. A solid change management facilitator with expertise in business system analysis, re-engineering, technology assessment, implementation and maintenance. Acted as company representative at select organizations and work groups. Facilitated communications with client senior management regarding systems projects.
Operations & Human Resources
Analyzed departmental workflow and workers' job duties and recommended reorganization or realignment as necessary. Maintained & coordinated time schedules of marketing representatives, programmers, hardware / software installers, ship dates and clients. Performed personnel tasks including hiring, counseling, mentoring, evaluating and instituting disciplinary measures.
Created, maintained and analyzed departmental budgets. Responsible for annual capital budget for computer technology. Reviewed reports of computer and peripheral equipment production, malfunction, and maintenance to ascertain costs and plan operating changes. Responsible for asset tracking, equipment rental or leasing agreements, and software maintenance and licensing agreements.
Supervised purchasing of hardware, software, peripherals and maintenance contracts. Responsible for purchasing of internal and client related computer equipment. Prepared requests for proposals, researched and solicited sales of system analysis, programming and computer services to outside consulting firms when necessary.
Managed multiple project cycles, optimizing resources against crises, objectives and priorities. Conferred with department heads involved with proposed projects to ensure cooperation and further defined the nature of the projects. Participated in technical projects such as installations, integrations, upgrades, and conversion projects including: legal time & billing systems, word processing/document management systems, network/desktop systems, costrecovery systems and telecommunications systems for over 100 users.
Analyzed, managed and implemented telecommunications equipment, including PBX, T1 and digital dedicated lines, voicemail and phone systems.