NAME: 
Jim Valavanis

POSITION: 
Senior Security Engineer

LOCATION: 
Chicago, IL

CONTACT: 
jvalavanis@carosh.com

Jim is an Information Technology expert with over 20 years of experience in network design, network security, Windows, MacOS, Unix, and Linux operating systems administration.

Jim began working as a network and systems administrator in the early 90’s at the Chicago Board Options Exchange where he gained hands-on knowledge of cutting edge technologies.  Jim continued to excel in the industry, and was promoted to manage a large technical staff at an options trading company where he oversaw systems and security.  Jim has gained extensive experience in utilizing open-source solutions to control costs and provide a wide array of solutions for customers stressing the importance of security and high-availability.  As part of a team for a notable project, Jim worked on designing and implementing high-availability and redundancy solutions across a carrier grade network.

Jim graduated from Iowa State University in 1993 with a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Engineering. Jim also holds a certification in Linux Administration, Dell Hardware, and Cisco SMB specialist.