Alexander Schumann

is looking for freelance projects. 🔎

Selbstständig, Information Technology and Compliance Consultant, Self-Employed

Düsseldorf, Germany

About me

I am a freelance technology and compliance consultant, working with small to enterprise level organisations. Offering consultancy services ranging from I.T. enterprise architecture, servers, cloud, virtualisation, and networking engineering and architecture to information security management, I.T. strategy and roadmaps, risk management, cybersecurity and ISO/IEC 27001. Business: I have extensive experience in a large variety of technologies, from architecture, implementations, management and small to large scale project planning. During my career, I have worked on a lot of technologies, from a single system to large enterprise architecture. Building the maximum supported user capacity following the recommended documentation and best practises by the manufactures.


Active Directory Design
Microsoft Exchange
System Architecture
Network Architecture / Design
IT infrastructure
IT Operations
ISO 27001
IT System-Administration
Technical Documentation
Solution Architecture
System Administration
Risk Management
Amazon Web Services
Microsoft Azure
Windows Server
LINUX server
VMWare Server
Unified Communications
Cloud Infrastructure
Compliance Management
Enterprise Architect
Datacenter design
Infrastructure Management
Project management
Disaster Recovery
Storage systems
IT Security Engineering
IT Service Management
Head of Department
Information Security Management System
Strategic Planning
General Data Protection Regulation
Compliance Governance
Network Engineering
Network administrator
Change Management
Organisation Management
Training & Coaching
Information technology
Active Directory


Professional experience for Alexander Schumann

  • Current 4 years and 11 months, since Jun 2019

    Information Technology and Compliance Consultant


    o 16 years’ Cloud experience o 16 years’ Virtualisation experience o 14 years’ networking experience o 18 years’ Windows servers experience o 19+ years’ Windows Desktops experience o 19+ years’ Linux/Unix experience o 12 years’ Unified Communications (UC) experience o 19 years’ E-mail platforms experience o 10+ years’ storage experience o 16 years’ solution architecture experience o 16 years’ enterprise architecture experience o 9 years’ compliance experience o 9+ years’ project management experience

  • 2 years and 6 months, Jun 2019 - Nov 2021

    Other Clients


    Provided Consultancy Services for GDPR and ISO 27001

  • 2 years and 6 months, Jun 2019 - Nov 2021

    AutoEntry (Ocrex) - Head of Infrastructure - Contracting


    AutoEntry was a start-up that was sold to Sage PLC. This was a contract role as a freelancer and my role was to managing the smooth integration of AutoEntry with the Sage infrastructure after acquisition. The mission for this role was to complete the IT integration and the existing IT projects for AutoEntry.

  • 2 years and 4 months, Jun 2019 - Sep 2021

    AutoEntry (Ocrex) - Head of Security and Compliance - Contracting


    This was a contract role as a freelancer and my role was to managing the smooth integration of the AutoEntry Compliance with the Sage Compliance team after acquisition. ISO/IEC 27001:2013 Information security management systems. ISO/IEC 27017:2015 ISO/IEC 27018:2014 General Data Protection Regulation. Internal organisational and external vendor and customer audits. Risk Management

  • 1 year and 8 months, Oct 2017 - May 2019

    Head of Infrastructure, Security and Compliance - Contracting

    Ocrex Limited (AutoEntry)

    Ocrex Limited was a start-up and my role as a contractor was to design, build and lead the company in three different business areas: 1. Infrastructure 2. Security 3. Compliance The mission for this role was to turn the start-up into an enterprise level organisation. The end goal being, to service the companies customers and to prepare the company for acquisition. In 2018 Ocrex Limited was rebranded as AutoEntry TM. In 2019 AutoEntry was acquired by Sage PLC.

  • 7 months, Apr 2017 - Oct 2017

    Transition Manager & Technical Account Manager

    Evros Technology Group

    I joined Evros as a Transition Manager and Technical Account Manager and acting Service Delivery Manager. My role is a mixed role whereby I interface between all departments, Professional Services, Sales, Pre-Sales, Consultants and the customers directly. - Project Implementations - Supporting the sales team and presales, Managed Services for Transitions and new opportunities - Team management

  • 4 months, Feb 2017 - May 2017


    Extended Leave

    After I completed and delivered all my projects, I went on a vacation of three months. I travelled around Germany, Italy and Holland, before I started my next challenge.

  • 3 years and 5 months, Sep 2013 - Jan 2017

    Senior Infrastructure Engineer - Unified Communication Specialist - AVP

    Citibank N.A.

    AVP – Unified Communications Senior Engineer as an internal Subject Matter Expert for Citi, developing and engineering the technology infrastructure Strategy, Design, solutions and standards for Citi’s global Unified Communications, “Building the Bank”. Working on products that provide Video Conference, Audio Conference, Web Conferencing, Audio and Video Streaming. Responsibilities include engineering of Microsoft, Citrix, Cisco, WebEx and other Unified Communications technologies.

  • 7 months, Feb 2013 - Aug 2013

    Senior Infrastructure Support Engineer

    IT Force Limited

    Responsible for the design, implementation and health checks of client Infrastructure. Advising Service Desk Engineer on best practise and provide training to Engineers. - SC 2010, 2012 DPM installation and configuration - Windows 2012 implementation - SAN, DAS Installation and configurations (FC, iSCSI) - Clients Infrastructure technology review and optimisation - Training technical support teams

  • 9 months, Jun 2012 - Feb 2013

    Support and Systems Engineer

    Smartbox Experiance Limited

    Responsible as the lead for design and hands-on implementations for all Windows server environments in a multi datacentre environment and all global offices.

  • 2 years and 2 months, May 2010 - Jun 2012

    Systems Administrator

    FINEOS Corporation

    I provided a wide range of technical skills from software and hardware installation, including server installation and configuration. The role required me to collaborate with many technical teams to advise, troubleshoot, support, build, configure systems and application servers. - Installed and support for Windows 2003/2008 and Red Hat Linux images. - Regular global business trips for server installation, hardware and OS upgrades - Supported a geographically distributed production environment

  • 7 months, Nov 2009 - May 2010

    Sabbatical Leave

    Sabbatical / Extended Leave

    - Completed the PRINCE2 Certificate - Travelled between, Ireland, Scotland and Germany

  • 3 years, Nov 2006 - Oct 2009

    IT Manager & Systems Administrator


    My responsibility was to understand the needs of the business and implement the necessary infrastructure requirements. I provided technical and managerial skills together with commercial awareness. - Developed and managed the annual IT budget - Managed additional IT staff and contractors locally and remotely in the Irish and UK office - Managed multiple operational projects, changes and initiatives simultaneously and remotely - Managed the helpdesk - Policy review and process development

  • 1 year and 1 month, Nov 2005 - Nov 2006



    IT contracting to Accenture, Celanese AG and HB Fuller. Some of my key contributions to these companies have been: - Managed Windows 2003, DNS, Active Directory, Exchange 2003, RAS, File/Storage servers - Created detailed documentation of systems and processes to allow agents to resolve clients issues more efficiently - Managed projects as required by clients


  • German


  • English

    First language

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