Michael Van Dorick

  • Storage Architect | Storage Manager
  • Abington
  • Sep 04, 2017
Full time Information Technology Management

Personal Summary

Highly effective and technically inclined professional, with hands-on experience and expertise in system and storage development; encompassing design, implementation, virtualization, and consolidation. Effective at collaborating with customers, colleagues, vendors, and other stakeholders to ensure timely completion of projects in accordance with client specifications. Skilled at establishing and developing worldwide and top-performing teams to achieve set-forth goals and objectives. Known as decisive and experienced IT advisor, armed with keen attention to detail and well-defined communication, analytical, technical, problem-solving, and management aptitudes.

Work Experience

Storage Architect | Team Lead
Altisource Portfolio Solutions
  • Effectively carried out key functions for the transition processes of Ocwen to Altisource

  • Managed the development and implementation of multiple NetApp NAS solutions that handled a large image repository; along with the deployment of Pure Storage all-flash array solution for the performance satisfaction of critical applications

  • Administered the configuration of new NetApp-clustered arrays in Ocwen environment, and collaborated with multiple teams in managing the migration of data for separation activities between Owen and Altisource

  • Organized and facilitated effective training for two worldwide storage teams for Altisource and Ocwen

  • Supervised the migration of files shares out of Altisource to Ocwen, while maintaining direct communication with EMC vendors, NetApp, and Pure Storage

  • Reviewed and launched new products in accordance with all business requirements to maximize and improve the efficiency of company products

  • Oversaw the installation of Pure Storage flash arrays that brought effective de-dupe and compression process, thereby enhancing organizational efficiency and performance

  • Initiated the execution of arrays without vendor intervention that generated tens of thousands of dollars in company savings

Storage Architect | Team Lead
Ocwen Financial Corporation
  • Provided continuous consultation with Ally Financial Services data migration until the completion of company’s financial cutover in 2013

  • Spearheaded the Infrastructure Team in identifying critical application needs for the migration process of ResCap to Ocwen

  • Coordinated and developed corrective actions to all technical issues with Altisource storage arrays to support Ocwen applications

Storage Architect | Team Lead
  • Fulfilled all aligned responsibilities for the company transition to Ally Financial Services

  • Conceptualized the design of storage area network (SAN) and network-attached storage (NAS) solutions for Ally Financial Services’ co-location facility for separation procedures from the company

  • Directed a team in administering applications and data migration for the new facility with minimal business disruption

  • Worked in collaboration with multiple teams in migrating data for companies separation procedures

  • Led the under-budget execution of equipment installation in coordination with vendor

  • Took charge of the business continuity drills (DR), while designing new enterprise storage solution

Storage Architect | Team Lead
Ally Financial Services
  • Pioneered the implementation of SANs and NAS solutions to manage the addition of Ally Financial Services into ResCap data centers; along with Ally’s in-sourced data center that offered shorter deployment schedules for product development and market delivery to boost company profits

  • Assessed and initiated detail recommendation for Ally’s outsourced vendors to ensure implementation of standards within the enterprise

GMAC Mortgage
  • Developed multiple major server and SAN-based storage consolidation and application projects, along with other server technology refresh project for geographically dispersed data centers

  • Headed the deployment of a SAN-based storage for all databases and applications of the company

  • Served as a trusted IT advisor and key liaison in ensuring the alignment of infrastructure designs with all company needs

  • Offered performance and capacity planning consultation for major applications, databases, and servers

  • Rendered hands-on production support with the development of more than 250 HP and Sun UNIX servers, along with implementation of 6 HP Superdome complexes

  • Trained several junior members of the Midrange Services Team

  • Created and enforced a high-availability storage designs for GMAC Mortgage’s HP production applications, which saved millions of dollars in downtime

  • Brought significant improvement to server and storage infrastructure supportability through the implementation of well-designed and documented system architectures

  • Successfully managed the migration of databases and application with minimum to zero application downtime


Bachelors of Business Administration, with Concentration in Computer Sciences
Temple University
Associates of Applied Sciences in Computer Sciences
Montgomery County Community