Dalton W. Williams
A senior executive and IT visionary, responsible for system design including
planning, directing, developing, implementing, maintaining, supporting and optimizing key network infrastructures, server
systems, high speed data communications and state of the art telecommunications systems.
and I have been business associates and friends for going on fifteen years. Dalton is an extremely bright, mature, dedicated,
capable individual who excels at doing the technically difficult with a very down to earth, human result. Dalton served
as the Information Technology executive of my enterprises for many years, including a publically owned commercial bank.
He is honest, trustworthy and will make a positive difference in any undertaking." E.B. Chester, Chairman,
Vail Banks, Inc.
wide area data networks, DS3 TCP/IP networks; Cisco network routers, firewalls and switches; frame relay networks, telecommunication
systems including Cisco AVVID Voice Over IP Networks; Wiindows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows 2000 Professional and
Server, Exchange Server, SQL Server, Microsoft Office, Word, Excel, Outlook, Access, PowerPoint, Project and Visio.
Vail Banks, Inc., 2002-2008.
Executive VP & CIO Emeritus,
External Consultant to the Chairman & President, Vail Banks, Inc.
include conducting on-sight review of operations and review of current and future technology plans.
With the announcement of the acquisition of WestStar Bank by US Bank Corp, Mr. Williams returned
to review conversion plans, assist in the converging of the banks data networks and assist with the converging of WestStar's
and US Bank's banking and telecommunication systems.
- 2006 Reviewed and oversaw the implementation
of a new DS3 network design.
- 2005 Assumed CIO duties for seven months while WestStar searched
for a new CIO candidate. During this time supervised upgrading on all bank servers and desk top systems, system wide conversion
to Active Directory, worked to implement new corporate phone policies, and developed a proposal for management review of a
real-time off-site backup and failover capability.
- 2004 Conducted review of network operations
and system wide software applications for improvement of operational efficiencies. Reviewed expiring Lucent phone system
contract and proposed switching to Cisco AVVID phone system at the end of the Lucent contract for an immediate savings of
$150,000 and continuing savings of $25,000 per month in reduced operational and maintenance cost.
Conducted a study of all bank and branch operations making recommendations to the Chairman and Board.
Executive VP & CIO, Gypsum, CO. 1999-2002
Responsible for corporate
IT budget, strategic planning, management of all technology-based operations, and development and implementation of future
- Member of WestStar Bank Executive Management Committee responsible for providing technical
concepts and direction for the Board of Directors, Chairman & CEO, President, CFO, CAO, and EVP of Operations.
the technical concept to construct a voice over data network interconnecting multiple Lucent Definity phone systems in partnership
with Cisco's new Voice over Frame Relay research.
- Developed business case for new communications system consolidating
WestStar's separate voice and data networks into a single voice and data TCP/IP network when it had never been done before.
Projected savings of $60,000 in monthly long distance and telecommunications cost.
- Negotiated contracts with Cisco,
Lucent, and US West/Quest to in partnership with WestStar develop and implement the first Voice over Data network installed
in a commercial environment.
- Supervised the technical implementation and installation including debugging of hardware
and software conflicts between vendors products.
- Managed the growth of the bank's IT infrastructure to support over
400 network devices and 300 phones located at 27 branches in 23 cities.
- Responsible for technical
floor plan, network design, implementation, and move into WestStar's new 30,000 sq/ft Administration and Operations Center.
and sponsored Internet Banking Initiative.
Senior VP - Technology, Vail, CO. 1997-1999
for designing, implementing and management of future technology; management of technology-based operations; planning and execution
of systems conversions of acquired financial institutions.
- Managed bank operations, mainframe operations,
and network/PC operations.
- Designed and presented the business case for implementing a distributed remote image capture
and proof check image system to reduce cost, improve operating efficiency, and ensure funds availability while providing superior
banking service to our customers.
- Successfully implemented the first ever operational distributed remote image capture
proof system so successfully that WestStar became our vendor's show-case site.
- Implemented and managed technology
growth from small LAN/WAN serving 5 locations to corporate network connecting 18 locations with 200+ employees and 3 operations
- Directed all Y2K compliance, both procedural and technical, including Federal Year 2000 compliance and disaster
- Responsible for systems and network availability in mountainous environment in order to provide
excellent customer service as well as to adhere to Federal Reserve Bank daily reporting requirements.
- A hands on
technically competent manager supervising and training team members in wiring buildings, programming routers, and deploying
systems, solving day to day problems and the importance of first hand staying abreast of our customers' needs.
Vice President - Technology, Vail, CO. 1995-1997
Responsible for development of network strategy to link
bank's branches, development and acquisition of future technology, and management of day-to-day operations.
SNA leased lines with routed TCP/IP network connecting all bank facilities.
- Researched and selected new core banking
- Designed and Implemented Windows NT-based TCP/IP network replacing IBM terminals with Windows 95 desktop systems
and productivity tools.
- Managed bank operations, including data processing activities, proof operations, and electronic
banking, utilizing Unisys ClearPath mainframe.
Performance Series, Vail, CO.
Founder and Principal in firm providing consulting and support services
focusing on accounting systems and practices, systems integration, network design, and technology-enabled business practices.
development and support of Performance Series Accounting, an early ERP business accounting system serving 18 industries and
installed in over 500 businesses across U.S.
- Managed client training, plus provided accounting and business management
consulting services to support Performance Series Accounting.
Colorado Mountain College,
Vail, CO. 1985-1995.
Part time Instructor of undergraduate Accounting and Information Technology.
sought-after undergraduate level instructor teaching freshman accounting and curriculum wide Information Technology courses
incorporating experiential perspectives and problem solving from actual operations and business management.
101 and 102 Introduction to Accounting.
- Introduction to Computers and Data Processing, Basic and C++.
Programming concepts and techniques.
- Computer Based Accounting Systems Design.
Business Systems Inc., Shreveport, LA. 1978-1985.
Owner and President.
- Pioneer in
retail computer sales opening the first retail computer store in Louisiana in 1978 selling Apple II computers and small business
- Specialized in small business accounting systems for general business applications and in Mini-Computer
based Oil & Gas Production accounting systems.
- Grew business from zero base to 2.8 Million in sales in 1985 when
the business was sold to a regional chain.
Electronic Data Systems, Texas and Wisconsin.
Banking Systems programming in COBOL and
IBM 370 Assembler Languages.
Managed Wisconsin Title XIX SUR Review and claims adjudication
Supervised Texas Title XIX SUR Review and claims adjudication process.
States Air Force, 1969-1976.
Base Procurement Officer, 1974-1976
Pilot B-52 Strategic Bomber, 1972-1974
Pilot C-130 Hercules, Viet Nam, 1970 - 1971
Officers Training and Flight School, 1969-1970
Tech University 1969 B.S. Business Administration and Data Processing
University of Southern California 1977-1978 Post-graduate
studies, Systems Management
United States Air Force Distinguished Flying
Air Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster
Outstanding Young Men of America
Who's Who of Professionals
Salt Lake Winter Olympics Official
President, International Alpha Micro
Dealers Association 1983 & 1991
Board of Directors, International Alpha Micro Dealers Association
Vail Planning and Environmental Commission
Unites States Ski Association Certified Race Official