About Loye Young

About Loye Young

Loye Young is a professional writer, web developer, and Linux engineer with over 20 years of technology experience.

My name is Loye Young. Welcome to my site.

I am a professional writer, website developer, and Linux engineer with over 20 years of technology experience. I am especially interested in helping others use the latest Internet technology to promote their businesses and to spread the Catholic faith.

I currently live in San Antonio, Texas. I am engaged to be married to Sue Ellen Miller, probably in April 2015.

I am grateful to be a Roman Catholic since 2005 and attend Holy Spirit Church. As of August 8, 2014, my fiancé and I are novices in the Third Order of Preachers (also known as the “Lay Fraternities of St. Dominic”). I blog about the Catholic faith at TexasPreacher.org.

I graduated high school from Paris High School in Paris, Texas in 1980. I received my Bachelor of Business Administration (Finance) degree in 1985 from The University of Texas at Austin. I was awarded a doctorate in law in 1988 from The University of Texas School of Law.

You can read about my work history on LinkedIn.

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Below is my resumé:

Summary:

  • Enterprise Linux Server Engineer II, CHRISTUS Health, San Antonio, Texas. September 2012 to May 2014
  • Linux System Administrator, Rackspace Hosting, WebsiteSource.com, and HostGator, L.L.C., San Antonio, Austin, and Houston, Texas. 2010 to 2012
  • Owner and Senior Engineer, Isaac & Young Computer Company, Laredo, Texas. 2007 to 2009
  • Director of Special Projects, Central Maintenance Corporation, Little Rock, AR and Laredo, Texas. 2004 to 2007
  • Technology Consultant, Isaac & Young Consulting Company, Dallas, Texas. 2002 to 2004
  • Implementation Manager, RealINSIGHT Software, Dallas, Texas. 2000 to 2002
  • Finance Consultant, Horn, Murdock & Cole (formerly, Lavinski Allen & Associates), Dallas, Texas. 2000
  • Chief Financial Officer, Americo Real Estate, Ltd., Dallas, Texas. 1999
  • Treasury Analyst, Temple-Inland Inc., Austin, Texas. 1997 to 1999
  • Financial Analyst / Consultant, Austin, Texas. 1996 to 1997
  • Attorney, Loye W. Young, P.C., Austin, Texas, 1993 to 1996
  • Attorney, Liddell, Sapp, Zivley, Hill & LaBoon, L.L.P., Austin, Texas, 1988 to 1992

Education:

  • The University of Texas School of Law, J.D. With Honors, 1988. Texas Law Review member
  • The University of Texas College of Business Administration, B.B.A. With Honors (Finance), 1985

Experience:

  • Enterprise Linux Server Engineer II, CHRISTUS Health, Infrastructure Operations, San Antonio, Texas. September 2012 to May 2014

Manage Linux server infrastructure. Project manager for two data center migration projects. Developed enterprise Linux standards. Built Linux patching infrastructure (Red Hat Enterprise Linux versions 5 and 6 and SUSE 10 and 11). Deployed and tuned Linux servers connected to EMC storage, in Cisco UCS, HP ProLiant, and VMware virtualized form factors. Initiated and taught in-house Basic Linux Server Administration course to Level II employees. Oracle 10g and 11g, Cloverleaf Enterprise Bus, McKesson STAR, SCOM Monitoring, NetWorker backup, Tivoli Endpoint Management (BESClient), Horizon Performance Manager, Kronos Workforce Timekeeper, Moodle, MediaWiki, and others.

  • Linux System Administrator, Rackspace Hosting, WebsiteSource.com, and HostGator, L.L.C., San Antonio, Austin, and Houston, Texas. 2010 to 2012

Linux system administration of cloud-deployed and traditional Red Hat and Ubuntu devices. Escalation point for system administrators. Administration of VMWare-hosted virtual devices. Configuration and troubleshooting of infrastructure systems: NimBUS, SCOM, OpenNMS, and HP SiteScope server monitoring systems; Sophos and Symantec enterprise anti-malware solutions; Active Directory and DNS.

Administer Linux servers and provide Level 2 customer support in hosting environment. CentOS and RedHat servers with Hsphere, Parallels, and Plesk control panels. Manage distributed computing environment, with Apache web, MySQL database, and mail servers on separate physical servers to improve response times and attenuate single point of failure. Implement suPHP on all shared Apache servers and assist customers with transition. Email server administration (qmail, sendmail). MySQL database optimization and recovery. DNS troubleshooting and configuration.

Provide Level 1 customer support and troubleshooting of Linux servers in hosting environment. CentOS servers with cPanel control panel and WHM. Shared, reseller, VPS, and dedicated servers. Apache webserver with suPHP and PHP as DSO. WordPress, Joomla, and Drupal content management systems. Bind DNS configuration and troubleshooting. Exim email server. MySQL database optimization and recovery. Caching solutions (XCache, eAccelerator, APC)

  • Owner and Senior Engineer, Isaac & Young Computer Company, Laredo, Texas. 2007 to 2009

Own and operate open-source technology firm. Designed, hosted, and maintained websites for a variety of use cases, including non-profit and government portals and commercial product shopping sites. Sites were powered by Drupal content management system (CMS). Engineered and manufactured line of Linux-based computers. Created and maintained custom Linux distribution. Built and administered Linux servers. Marketed domain registrations. Online marketing of technology products. Taught management information systems at local university. Managed 7 employees.

  • Director of Special Projects, Central Maintenance Corporation, Little Rock, AR and Laredo, Texas. 2004 to 2007

Reported directly to president of heavy duty truck and semi-trailer repair and maintenance company. Advised on many strategic initiatives. Designed and documented employee orientation and safety training program. Designed and developed employee database application for administration and tracking of human resource and training information. Restructured employee health insurance program, increasing employee participation from 50% to 100% of all employees and reducing overall cost of insurance. Implemented and led safety program that cut injuries by over 50% within two years. Led business process re-engineering program that reduced parts costs by over $10,000 per month. Implemented site conversion to Linux and open source software. Built and administered Apache web servers, DNS servers, DHCP servers, MySQL database servers, and email servers and clients. Developed corporate websites. Negotiated, documented, and administered construction contracts. Investigated employee theft, which resulted in apprehension and prosecution guilty employee. Direct supervisor to 3 employees and dotted line support of approximately 150 employees and their managers.

  • Technology Consultant, Isaac & Young Consulting Company, Dallas, Texas. 2002 to 2004

Own and operate independent consulting firm with three related lines of business: (1) project management and consulting regarding corporate finance, software implementation, and network administration; (2) internet hotspots at retail and entertainment venues; and (3) online entertainment magazine. Managed flexible, cross disciplinary teams of finance consultants, developers, and web designers ranging from 2 to 10.

  • Implementation Manager, RealINSIGHT Software, Dallas, Texas. 2000 to 2002

Managed implementations for RealBRIDGE financial analysis and modeling software (see http://www.realinsight.com/). Manage implementation department for a software company. Project manager for teams of 2 to 6 consultants and 3 to 10 client employees. Clients include REITs, mid-sized publicly traded companies, and large private firms. Typical billings of $200,000 to $600,000 for each client. Consult directly to senior executives of client companies. Design, build, and deploy spreadsheet-based budgeting, forecasting, and reporting models. Extensive SQL database development. Wrote SQL queries against a variety of external client databases. Developed and presented training curriculum for client financial analysts.

  • Finance Consultant, Horn, Murdock & Cole (formerly, Lavinski Allen & Associates), Dallas, Texas. 2000

Special finance projects. Analyzed proposed equity funding transactions. Reviewed and analyzed offering memorandum for equity placement. Forecast multi-year and quarterly revenue and expenses. Re-engineered internal reporting of sales and revenues. Wrote policy statements and prepared policies and procedures manual. Programmed software that created and published an expense-reporting model to each division manager as the primary budget review document. Established internal controls.

  • Chief Financial Officer, Americo Real Estate, Ltd., Dallas, Texas. 1999

Responsible for company accounting, finance, IT, and administration. Brought the accounting in-house and established internal controls and procedures. Completely audited and restated from inception the financial statements of the management company and six real estate limited partnerships. Implemented Yardi, an integrated real estate management and accounting (ERP) system. Negotiated the documents for several real estate transactions. Established new banking relationships and positioned the company to begin using automated wire transfers, sweeps, and zero balance accounts. Prepared a full-color information package showcasing for potential equity investors Americo and its properties. Prepared corporate-level and project-level forecasts of cash flow and profitability. Managed 5 employees.

  • Treasury Analyst, Temple-Inland Inc., Austin, Texas. 1997 to 1999

Obtained a $100 million syndicated credit facility to finance a new manufacturing plant. Deal included a working capital facility, publicly traded taxable and tax-exempt bonds supported by letters of credit, sinking funds, debt service reserves, contingent equity contribution agreements, and production support obligations. Developed for the plant an economic model that was sensitive to changes in a host of economic assumptions such as demand, production efficiency rates, input prices, and financing costs. Wrote a comprehensive business plan and request for proposal. Prepared and presented several multimedia presentations to potential agents and lenders. Negotiated and closed deal. Oversaw implementation of deal compliance.

Managed a foreign exchange forward contract program hedging a foreign currency obligation to purchase equipment from a European manufacturer. Re-balanced the portfolio monthly in order to match the maturities of the forward contracts with the expected timing of the foreign currency payments. Prepared the journal entries required under GAAP to account for the trades and to mark-to-market. The effect of the program was to lock in $2 million of favorable exchange rate changes and to eliminate potentially significant exchange rate disruptions to the plant’s budget. Closed several Industrial Revenue Bond issues, which provided financing for capital expenditures at savings of 100 to 150 basis points compared to taxable financing.

Other: Borrowed money under LIBOR-indexed Eurodollar credit agreements. Re-negotiated interim credit agreements. Trained plant controllers and Treasury colleagues on compliance with credit documents.

  • Financial Analyst / Consultant, Austin, Texas. 1996 to 1997

Supported production managers of IBM ECAT manufacturing facility. Provided monthly expense and production performance data. Created automation techniques enabling manufacturing managers to receive results within a week of month close, compared to the two to three weeks it took before. Wrote SQL database routine automatically retrieving and formatting data and emailing reports to production managers at the push of a button. Reported upstream to Division headquarters results of operations and forecasts of future performance. Realization controller of multimillion-dollar expense reduction program under the personal direction of the plant manager. Ensured that employee-generated ideas were implemented and that the actual cost reductions were reasonably close to the projected reductions.

Managed accounting and finance function for several real estate companies. Upgraded and completely re-engineered accounting and record-keeping systems. Prepared financial statements. Established documentation procedures and audit trails. Re-negotiated payment terms with vendors. Negotiated contracts with third-party management companies. Prepared construction budgets. Advised owners regarding business operations. Negotiated with municipalities and utility providers. Supervised construction contractors. Promoted subdivision to home retailers. Prepared marketing brochure. Established procedures and controls. Trained client company employees on new accounting systems.

  • Attorney, Loye W. Young, P.C., Austin, Texas, 1993 to 1996
  • Attorney, Liddell, Sapp, Zivley, Hill & LaBoon, L.L.P., Austin, Texas, 1988 to 1992

Areas of practice included corporate, mergers and acquisitions, SEC compliance, bank regulatory matters, international law, entertainment law, estate planning and probate. Negotiated and documented a wide range of business transactions. Operated trust and related estate as a third-party trustee and executor. Property included interests in several thousand acres of ranch land and farmland in the Central Texas area, among other assets. Lobbied the Texas Legislature regarding several initiatives.