Michael F. Burke looks to bring his communication skills from his current job in the sunshine state to the College. He explained much of his past at the College on Friday, March 2 in the Library Auditorium.
Burke has served for 13 years as the director of information technology at Daytona State College, and he also has corporate experience at Canon USA and a variety of hedge funds and banks.
Burke utilized his formal technological experience in the private sector for seven years. During that time, Burke worked at several hedge funds including Tiger Management — the largest fund in America.
Burke also worked at Republic New York Securities, Caxton Corporation, Takai Bank and Inacom Corporation holding jobs like associate vice president of risk management and senior technology manager.
After his experience in the private industry Burke brought his talents to Daytona State. During Burke’s 13 years there, he taught, managed and developed many new technological innovations.
Some of the changes that Burke brought about was leading a team that converted Daytona State to Microsoft active directory from Novell NDS which returned $250 to annual operating over three years, he also planned, engineered and configured Daytona State’s state of the art converged services network. This network is responsible for voice, video, data and storage.
Burke’s current role as director of information technology is multifaceted. He is responsible for management and support of technical operations and staff, provides support to the mission of teaching and learning, and the business operations of the college.
Burke said he is “an excellent communicator and astute listener able to interface between end users, data processing, programming and communications personnel.” He also prides himself as a team player that is noted for staff management, motivation and development.
Burke is excited about the prospects of coming to the College. He said, “I want an easy job.” Burke is confident he will find one at the College with plenty of support and resources to make accomplishing tasks easier.