Tech Force Rhode Island –

Meet the Candidates

May 2019

Mark Vincelette

Marc is recently finishing up training (ICND Pt 2 finished, studying for exam)and is looking for full time employment with Cisco Networking.  His long term goal is to work Networking Security but he is open to taking an entry level position.  To speak to the type of person Marc is, he resigned from his last job because they were speed focused and he wants to be more concerned with solving the problems and making sure that the job is complete.  He loves IT and is looking forward to getting his foot in the door and growing with a company.  Very professional, fairly personable, and a general nice guy.


o   BA English and Film Studies- University of Rhode Island

–          Certifications and Training:

o   Currently finishing Cisco ICND and will be taking certification exam shortly.

–          Experience:

o   Training for Cisco Networking and light experience as Help Desk Technician.

–          Technical Skills:

o   Programs/Applications:           MS Excel, Google Drive, Outlook, mySQL, Google Chrome, MS Word, Adobe Photoshop, Mozilla Firefox

o   Operating Systems:                 Windows XP, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10, Linux

–          Soft Skills:

o    Professional Look, Pleasant personality, Good communication

–          Current Residence (future if relocating as well):

o   Narragansett, RI

–          Commute Radius:

o   Open to Massachusetts and can relocate locally if needed

Alka Naithani

Alka is an experienced project management professional with 10 years of global expertise in the health research, financial services, telecom and nonprofit sectors. Cross-functional team leader adept at working with high profile clients and government counterparts on array of project deliveries. Recognized for consistent success in developing processes and procedures to streamline operations and increase revenue.  Her goal is to work in a project management position at a company that has a strong social conscience.


o   Rider University- BS Business Administration

–          Certifications and Training:

o   Bryant University, North Smithfield, RI, November 2016

  • Business Analyst Course Completion

o   reacHIRE, Boston, MA, November 2014

  • Professional Technical Training Certificate

o   Harvard School of Public Health, Cambridge, MA, June-August 2013

  • Mixed Methods Research: Digital Methods for Program Monitoring and Evaluation; Health and Human Rights: Concepts, Implementation and Impact; Urban Humanitarian Emergencies

–          Experience:

o   10+ years’ Project Management experience internationally and domestically with non-profit grant experience prior.

–          Technical Skills:

o   Software/Programs: Microsoft Office: Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Visio and MS Project

o   Operating Systems: Windows up to version 10

–          Soft Skills:

o    Professional look, strong communication skills, personable, assertive

–          Current Residence (future if relocating as well):

o   Barrington, RI

–          Commute Radius:

o   45-60 minutes but can relo regionally

Zhi Liu

Zhi Liang has an extensive background in Genetics where he was first introduced to Data Analysis with MySQL and R.  He is looking to transition into a Data Science/Data Analysis position as he grew to have a passion for the Data piece of his previous career.

–          Education: Ph.D. Genetics (Chinese), BS BioChemistry with a minor in Computer Science (Chinese)

–          Courses and Certificates:

o   Data Science Specification, John Hopkins University/Coursera

o   Data Analyst Training, Cloudera

o   COMPTIA Linux+ Training

o   Intro to Interactive Programming in Python- Rice University/Coursera

–          Experience:

o   10+ years of Genetics in Healthcare (Heavy Analytical Data Experience)

–          Technical Skills

o   Programming: R and Bioconductor packages; MySQL; Python; Linux; Pig, Hive and Impala on Hadoop; knowledge of Spark, HTML5, CSS, JavaScript and PHP;

o   Statistical software: SPSS, Microsoft Excel and Access

–          Soft Skills

o   “A” presentation, professional, intelligent

–          Current Residence (future if relocating as well)

o   Currently in East Providence but moving to Lincoln in 2 months

–          Commute Radius

o   60 minutes

Jack Beszczak

–          John is an accomplished program management professional with an applied toolkit of best practices, who builds strategic alliances to launch High Technology Products and improve processes in highly regulated industries to deliver World Class Customer Experience on time and on budget.  John has been unemployed for the past 8 months after a start-up he was involved with lost the funding.  He is looking for a Program Management position.

–          Education:

o   Roosevelt University, Chicago, IL

  • Master of Business Administration, Management, GPA: 3.5/4.0

o   University of Bridgeport, Bridgeport, CT

  • Bachelor of Science, Manufacturing Engineering, Magna cum Laude, GPA: 3.65/4.0
  • Yale University, New Haven, CT – National Science Foundation Grant
  • Energy Transfer Studies on Supported Metal Catalyst

o   Certifications attached.

–          Experience

o   Program Manager for EMC for 8 years before they got bought out by Dell

o    Launched $4B Enterprise Network Storage Systems capturing 30% market share

o    Led 108 subject matter experts to mitigate risks by 76% on new software licensing

o    Incorporated  Internet of Things(IoT) and Total Customer Experience Program into the Product Life Cycle which provided greater than 6-Sigma availability and  saved potential $100M loss revenue on Enterprise Network Storage Systems

o    Led team for 510K FDA approval on a medical robotic stent delivery system

o    Launched Digital Signal Processor (DSP) product, met FDA medical device quality requirements, built strategic alliances, and improved market share 25%

–          Technical Skills:

o   Software/Programs:  MS Project, MiniTab, SAP, Windchill, MS Office

o   Hardware:                  Robotics, Flash Drives, ion implantation, sputtering, flip chip on flex

o   Operating Systems:    Enginuity

–          Soft Skills: Professional, great communication, Analytical Personality

–          Residence: Saunderstown, RI

–          Commute: Up to 2 hours each way

Jai S. Batra



Certificate of completion of VMware vSphere. Install, Configure, Manage v6.0-2016

Microsoft Certified Professional – Networks Specialists, Inc., Raleigh, NC

A+ Certified Service Technician – Networks Specialists, Inc., Raleigh, NCRB



  • SQL Querying Level 1
  • SQL Querying Level 2
  • MS 20480 Programming in HTML5 with Javascript and CSS3
  • Java JQuery Essentials

Michael Bashaw


Highly versatile industrial mechanic with several years experience in all areas of plant operation and maintenance, Knowledgeable in  machinery repair, and electrical, Computer Repair, Hardware and Software,  Attention to Detail, ability to multi-task.


CompTIA A+

2006       Community College of Rhode Island

                Associates, Science Mechanical Engineering Technician (with honors)

2000   Community College of Rhode Island

                    Manufacturing Technology Certificate (with high honors)


1992          National Association of Power Engineers

   Stationary Engineer




John Barber


Customer Support Professional with excellent communication and time management skills. Demonstrated success communicating across all department levels, discretely handling confidential information and managing multiple priorities. Skilled negotiator who can resolve complex situations, delivering solutions that enhance customer relationships.


A.S. Business Information Technology, Massasoit Community College, Brockton, MA

Certification, Computer Electronics, GTE Sylvania Technical Institute, Waltham, MA

Aerospace Ground Equipment Technical School, United States Air Force

Oracle, Lotus Notes, MS Word, Excel and Outlook 



Leslie Alexander

Professional Summary

  • Skills include Office Management, AP, AR, Payroll, IT Administrator and Customer Service. I am someone who interfaces well with all levels of co-workers, with effective, diplomatic communication.


  • Community College of Rhode Island, Lincoln, RI
    Certificate in Computer Science

    Department of Labor and Training, Providence, RI
    Microsoft Word Certification
    Microsoft Excel Certification


Technical Experience

  • SAP, MS Excel, MS Word, MS PowerPoint, Outlook, Kronos, DocStar,

David Harms

Professional Summary — Coding Specialist

Recent coding bootcamp graduate looking for entry level web development work.


  • Teledramatic Arts and Technologies, California State University of Monterey Bay
  • Launch Academy, Boston, MA
  • Product Testing Coordinator, Green Penguin Providence, RI

Career Highlights:

  • Managed an independent music and book store, responsible for hiring, payroll, customer service and maintaining stock.
  • Attended a ten week immersive coding bootcamp focused on Full Stack Ruby on Rails skills, developed apps using Ruby on Rails, HTML, CSS, SQL, and Javascript.
  • Responsible for hardware repairs and hard drive testing.

Technical Experience:

  • OS: MacOSX, Windows 7
  • Languages: Ruby, HTML/CSS, SQL, Javascript
  • Databases: SQL, PostgresSQL
  • Software/Tools: Rails, Git, Foundation, Rspec, Capybara

Completed Training via Tech Force RI:

  • Javascript Essentials

Steve Readey

Professional Summary — Software Developer

Expert RPG/400 software designer/developer with over 15 years of IBM midrange (34/36/400/iSeries) experience in the Distribution and Healthcare industries.


  • Graduated from the University of Rhode Island

Career Highlights:

  • Formerly employed by Bank of America, Infor Global Solutions, Markland Technologies
  • Coordinated the effort of the Business Support Team and the Developers
  • Gathered requirements from Professional Servies and created specifications and design documents.
  • Successfully implemented ISO processes and received ISO certification for Markland in March 2006
  • Experience coordinating efforts with Quality assurance, secured beta sites, installed and support beta customers

Technical Experience:

  • OS: IBM iSeries, AS/400, CL/400
  • Software/Programs: RPG/400, RPG Freeform, Query/400, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, Hawkeye

Training Completed via Tech Force RI:

  • PMC102 — Project Management Certificate

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