Hello!

I’m George O’Brien

Your Information Tech Extraordinaire
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(828) 226-5204

North Carolina – Open to Travel

About me

An IT Guru in North Carolina

Google IT Certified Professional | Information & Event Technology Specialist | Project Manager | Website Designer, Developer | IT Consultant | You name it, I’ve Done it

My passion for information technology, whether helping a business with branding, web design, web, app, and software development, or consulting, all stem from one place; that new shared connection and my love for the digital arts. Though, admittedly I am enamored with everything tech. My work allows me to touch the lives of and connect with many people, whether clients or the IT guru professionals who (sometimes) work alongside me from project to project.

Notably, I love to travel! If given the opportunity, I will travel from site to site as this is an added bonus and something I hope for always in my business and personal life. I love what I do—pure freedom, plain and simple.

Experience

IT Guru | Designer | Entrepreneur

Goge Global Enterprises

05/2010 – Present

  • A customer-centric approach focused on building an environment of loyalty and trust. Customer-first attitude and exceeding service expectations result in verifiable exemplary online reviews and recommendations.
  • Designed, built and maintained websites using scripting languages (HTML5/CSS3, JS, PHP), content creation tools (Illustrator, Photoshop, etc.), web management tools (DreamWeaver, Magento, WordPress, etc.), and digital media (InDesign, etc.).
  • Utilized and managed: Web-based version control softwares, i.e. GitHub, OS Management and setups i.e. Active Directory, Various communication tools i.e. Meet, Server Setup & Installations including virtual. Network security consultation and policy writing, network security implementation and protocols, project management tools i.e. Asana. The list is long. I carry an “I can get it done attitude” and I always back it up.

Event Tech Specialist contractual

 

Southwestern Community College

04/2022 – 07/22

  • Install, set up and operate recording and transmission equipment for audio, video and data systems;
    evaluate special effects and produce these in compliance with legal requirements;
  • Plan and organize the technical operations necessary for an event.
  • Apply technical regulations and standards, regulations relating to places of public assembly, and the legal provisions relating to data protection, intellectual property rights and personal privacy;

project manager contractual

Alliance Auto Umbrella Corp.

04/2016 – 12/2017

  • Design and development team leader for multiple websites i.e. Project Manager
  • Software team lead on new SaaS implementations.
  • E-commerce, SEO, Magento development, database handling, company network infrastructure support and implementation.

I’ve gotten to work for some amazing COMPANIES in my career!

Education & SKills

Skills

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Information Architecture

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Event Technologies Audio/Video

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Server Installation & Setup

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OS Configurations (Broad)

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Network Security & Infrastructure

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UX/UI Design

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Usability Testing

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Rapid Prototyping

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Product Strategy & Branding

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Sales / Project Management

University of Western Carolina

BS Industrial Chemistry – Business Minor

08/2004 – 05/2008

The core curriculum includes courses such as General, Organic, & Inorganic Chemistry, Biochemistry, and Chemical Dynamics. Though I had a deep interest in the way things worked at the molecular level, by the time I was finished with my degree I found my love in graphic design and computer science.

University of Western Carolina

MS Business & Entrepreneurship
03/2008 – 07/2011

Entrepreneurship is a practical, hands-on program with a curriculum designed by actual entrepreneurs who met the challenges of growing an entrepreneurial venture in the face of increasing competition. Two major concentrations, Entrepreneurship and Innovation Leadership focusing on a comprehensive view of business and the strategic thinking needed to run your own. Goge Web Design was my offspring while in the program. I have it to thank for all my successes to date.

Certifications & Awards

creative Works

Wipertime

TOCHI ACM

Alliance Automotive

Lurniture SaaS

References

I worked with George to re-work a web site that I managed. The previous version of the site was very out-dated and George did a great job of putting together a modern framework for the new site and taking the content from the previous site and integrating it into his new framework. I was extremely pleased with his work and would recommend him to others who have similar needs.

Jeffrey Nichols – Research Scientist Apple

George is great to work with, hits deadlines, is creative and does it all for a fair price. he is my go to guy.

David Waxman – MM Partners LLC

George was extremely professional and willing to go above and beyond. He provided extraordinary web development

Jeremy Neren – Gener8tor VP, Investment Accelerators

Let’s Connect

Feel free to call, text, email me or fill out the form below.

Contact Disclaimer: If you’re trying to sell me something, please email me or fill out the contact form below. Please leave me a message if you are interested in services and your call goes to vm. Thanks!

hello@gogeinc.com

(828) 226-5204