Scott Hughes began his career in the United States Army from the years 1983-1996. While there, he attained the rank of Sergeant First Class.
From there, he began work with Kinney Systems, Inc., in New York City in 1997 as a Business Manager/NT Systems Support Specialists. He provided PC support, end-user training, database administration, and VPN security at company headquarters. He also developed a database to track financial performance of individual parking facilities and the entire company.
In 1999, he worked as the Manager of Information Technology for Centrac, Inc. in Brick, New Jersey. He managed a multi-platform data network and a telecommunications network for the leading provider of business, consumer, and targeted research and analysis company, supporting 70 users. He supervised programmers and network technicians, reviewed their daily progress in a 24/7 environment, and evaluated networking and programming projects. He also oversaw systems setup, daily backup, connectivity, virus inoculation, performance tuning/optimization, troubleshooting, and repairs. He also rebuilt the data infrastructure from inception through operation, linked three offices with T and Frame Relay technology, and implemented ADP payroll system with Citrix Metraframe.
He went to work for LaneLabs USA, Inc. in Allendale, New Jersey, also as Manager of Information Technology in 2000. While there, he managed the database and telecommunications network for the pharmaceutical company, supporting sixty users. He rolled out the new Great Plains Dynamic accounting and new CRM/Catalog package. He rebuilt the telecommunications package, including disaster recovery for mission critical toll-free numbers. He also rebuilt the data infrastructure, and the call center.
Since 2004, Hughes has been employed by Centenary College, in Hackettstown, New Jersey as the Chief Technology Officer. He guided Centenary in its implementation of the new Student Information System, educational CRM, and Blackboard software packages. He is responsible for all technology in one of the fastest growing independent colleges in New Jersey. The institution has rated in the Top 50 colleges in the United States with a 100% wireless network on all four of its campuses. He also rolled out Active Directory and upgraded infrastructure to current technology. He built the wireless infrastructure, implemented VoIP, VPN, Cisco Clean Access, and Mirage inverted firewall. He also redesigned and upgraded Core Switching, Cisco 4506 to a 6513.
His technical competencies are vast, including: UNIX/Linux, Windows, and Mac OS operating systems, VB.net, C++; and Java programming languages, Oracle, SQL Server, DB2, and MySQL databases; a large array of web technology; development tools including Sublime, Visual Source Safe, WinRunner, Visio, MS Project, and FastTrack; hardware such as Cisco Networking, Mirage, Packetteer, IP Telephony, and wireless technologies; and he is proficient in numerous network/system management products like Tivoli TME, CA UniCenter, Track-It, BMC Patrol, Legato, and Veritas products.
His objective has been and continues to be to lead an organization in the development of cutting edge solutions that enhance the way technology is used. He also strives to apply his experience in information technology, software product development and engineering to improve his organizations products, services, methods of communication, and problem solving strategies.
Scott holds a Masters of Business Administration degree from New York University and a Bachelors of Science degree in Accounting from Rutgers University. Certified as a Microsoft Certified Engineer; Microsoft Certified Database Engineer; Cisco Certified Network Administrator.