Hi! I'm Rich Prescott, a NYC-based Computer Engineer with a focus on automation and standardization.

Experienced with Windows Server/Client, PowerShell, Data Analysis, and more.

About Me

About Me

Growing up in the days of Intel 386 processors and 2400 baud modems left me fascinated with computers and what they could do. Endless hours of playing Nibbles and Gorillas on the family computer set me up for a lifetime of sitting in front of computers. My first paycheck was courtesy of working the helpdesk for a local ISP called "City-Online", which allowed me to build my first computer in 1997. That led to an internship at a SC state government agency helpdesk where I was able to see the inner workings of an IT department first-hand. After graduating from the University of South Carolina with a B.S. in International Business and a B.S. in Business Information Systems, I moved to New York City in 2006, where I was hired by the NFL and worked my way from L1 Helpdesk to Senior Engineer. After starting a blog focusing on PowerShell, I transitioned to working for Morgan Stanley, where I am today. I enjoy biking around NYC and volunteering in the local community. A couple of groups I'd recommend: BetaNYC and Transportation Alternatives.

Skills

Platforms

  • Windows Server 2016 / 2012 R2 / 2008 R2
  • Windows 10 / 7
  • VMware vSphere
  • Hyper-V
  • Ubuntu 16.04

Applications

  • SC Configuration Manager (SCCM)
  • Microsoft Deployment Toolkit (MDT)
  • Adaptiva OneSite (SCCM ACP)
  • Active Directory / GPO
  • WSUS / McAfee / Symantec
  • Splunk / PowerBI
  • Numara Footprints/Deploy

PowerShell

  • Large-scale automation
  • Standardization
  • Operating System Deployment
  • Systems Management
  • Virtualization

Projects

Arposh New User Creation tool

Active Directory New User Creation tool allows AD users to be created based on templates to reduce human error, or by importing CSV files

Windows Administration tool

Windows Administration tool allows SysAdmins to manage Windows Servers/Clients remotely

NYC Vision Zero: Cycling

NYC Vision Zero Dashboard: Cycling

NYC Vision Zero: Pedestrians

NYC Vision Zero Dashboard: Pedestrians

Contact

Have a project you want to work on together? An interesting job opportunity? Just want to say hi? Send me a message.