Michael Winter - Sr Technology Consultant

With over 20 years of hardware and software experience, no one knows as much about as many different pieces of the puzzle

Michael Winter, founder and Sr Technology Consultant of The Winter Group, is a forward thinking IT professional with more than 20 years of technical experience deploying global hardware and software for Non-profit and Start-up companies, Corporations of varying sizes, and Federal / State / Local Government agencies. He has demonstrated strengths in strategic planning, tactical implementation, and management of diverse technical teams.  Further, he has a proven ability to successfully analyze an organization's critical business requirements, identify deficiencies and potential opportunities, and communicate technical requirements to vital departments. Moreover, he has received numerous awards and accolades for exhibiting excellence in performance and productivity including recognition from President Bill Clinton and The Department of Defense.


  • Managed all of the core IT needs and technical user support for small non-profit.  This included updating all their old ineffcient hardware which was replaced.  A new server was deployed along with 25 new workstations.  The orginiazations internal and external networks were reworked to provide enhanced realiabilty and speed along with multiple security layers and secure remote connectivity. A new multi-segment gigabit internal LAN was implemtned supporting 25 workstations, 4 servers, and a SIP IPBX solution for 25 users.  All scheduled and executed in a manner that produced no down time for users or interruptions to daily operations.
  • Built and managed the complete corporate Information Technology Infrastructure and web sites for a startup developmental biotech company.  This included offices with network connectivity in the US, Spain and Singapore. Configuration supported a Microsoft Exchange Server, Microsoft SQL Server, Sages’ MAS500, Primary & Backup Domain Controllers, and IIS.   Included several corporate web sites and an online sales site capable of 10,000 transactions per day.
  • Built innovative, award winning large-scale securely networked intelligence gathering and analysis systems for Federal Government agencies including CIA, DIA, NDIC, DOE, NCIS, and JSOC. Required classified access, extensive international travel, and specialized knowledge of intelligence gathering procedures.
  • Successfully built and managed the IT infrastructure for several other companies by providing strategy, design, and implementation for a complete IT solution within a diverse client base.  Included two separate projects in the retail consumer sector utilizing automated self-serve “kiosk” platforms.