David M. Orlo

I transitioned to full-time IT professional services in 2005, Starting at my first MSP where my knowledge base quickly expanded and my professional growth accelerated. Driven by the fast-paced environment and the wealth of opportunities, I opted to further my career within the MSP sphere. The access to diverse products and the ability to work with networks of varying scales across multiple projects reinforced my decision. I embody a strong sense of ownership and accountability, always striving for top-notch results. My wide-ranging knowledge across multiple fields has empowered me to craft efficient workflows, a professional accomplishment I take immense pride in.


IT Consulting

Leveraging over 15 years of professional experience, I offer client-centric IT consulting services that are custom-tailored to your specific needs. Utilizing a comprehensive understanding of various IT sectors, I help you navigate technology-related challenges and propose effective, sustainable solutions. Your business growth and efficiency are my top priority.

Systems Administration

System administration is more than just maintenance. I provide meticulous attention to detail, from managing your bespoke application to overseeing your VMware vSphere or Microsoft Hyper-V clusters. With an emphasis on thorough documentation, I ensure that your IT systems are not only running smoothly but are also well-documented for easier management and future scalability.

IT Architecture

With expertise in IT architecture, I focus on the big picture, pulling from various fields to design robust, forward-thinking systems. Every detail, from the integration of diverse technologies to component selection, is strategically handled to ensure optimal functionality and efficiency. I craft your IT infrastructure to not only meet your immediate needs but also to be ready for future growth and evolving challenges.

Network Engineering

With an extensive background in network engineering, I ensure seamless and secure connectivity for your business operations. My skills cover network automation, firewall management, enterprise routing, and other critical aspects. I aim to build resilient networks, taking into account factors like high availability, VLANs, and virtual networking to provide you with a reliable and efficient network infrastructure.

Clients & C2C Contracts

On-Prem Contract Service Locations

Traverse City


TVC Traverse Cadillac Grayling
No Minimum Hrs
Weekend & Afterhours Available
Grand Rapids


GRR Kalamazoo Muskegon Big Rapids
35hrs Week Minimum
Weekend & Afterhours Available


DTE Wayne Macomb Oakland
35hrs Week Minimum
Weekend & Afterhours Negotiable

Professional Experience

Multiple Fields of Expertise


Employer: CDW Client: Corewell Health
Spectrum | Beaumont

Lead Technical Engnineer

Corewell Health | Spectrum & Beaumont Network Merger
Responsible for oversight, management, design & implementation, of Network changes for Medical Mile buildings 25 & 35 Michigan St., and with portions of the MSU building (15 Michigan St.).

Employer: Trace3 Client: AIS Construction Equipment

Infrastructure Architect & Consultant

    Complete Architecture Refresh
  • Major ground-level and up architecture changes during a 3 month solo project.
  • Enterprise 3 tier networking, SD-WAN, MPLS with iBGP, everything HA except Access Switches.
  • Built & deployed from zero configuration:
    • SAN storage with Replication
    • Fiber Storage Network
    • 10G distribution network
    • 2x ESXi clusters, all hosts with 10G + Fiber networks
    • Core Routers with Static, Dynamic Routes & STP
    • 12x Meraki 48p switches, Racked, Stacked, with Dual Pair HA 10G aggregate links to distribution switch HA pair.
  • Replaced 2 failing Cisco Firewalls on IOS with Firepower modules to Cisco Firepower Firewalls running NextGen FXOS.
  • Reconfigured MPLS & changed iBGP to OSPF

  • And More: See Projects for Full Details

Employer: NobleProg Client: Gekko Inc.

Cloud Architect, Consultant & Engineer

    Virtualization & O365 Migration
  • Server 2022 Hyper-V Installation with 2 new Server 2022 Virtual Machines, Office 365 Migration, New Firewall Install, Mesh Wireless Upgrade & Enterprise Backups
  • Consulted, then completed the installation and configuration of several technologies.
  • Setup Windows Server 2022 Hyper-V virtualization host with two Windows Server 2022 virtual machines on new Dell Server hardware remote utilizing iDrac and other remote access services.
  • Ubiquiti Firewall and WAP blind-install with UniFi software, upgraded from consumer hardware.
  • Complete On-Prem Exchange to Office 365 Migration. < 50 users, < 100 Mailboxes, Full Office upgrades & licensing assistance.
  • Fully integrated 3rd party SPAM filtering smart host & reconfigured all internal devices from IIS6 SMTP relay to Smart Host relay with authentication IP Access control.
  • We Can’t forget about SPF, DKIM and DMARC! Setup those as well.
  • Hybrid Azure AD configuration with Full Cloud Exchange.
  • Acronis installation for Hyper-V hosts, Virtual Machine & Office 365 backups.
  • Migrated several domains across multiple hosts with Name Servers, Domain Names, SSL Certs & Web Data.
  • Consolidation of services into one location saved client nearly $700/Yr in recurring Hosting, SSL and Domain Registration fees.

Previous Experience

Motio Inc.

Sr. Network Engineer

Motio is an MSP primarily servicing South-West & Central Michigan.
My responsibilities included Client relations, Project work, Remote work, Network Engineering & Administration

Freelance & Contract

Network Engineer & Admin

Network Engineering, projects, new installations, maintenance & monitoring. Mostly smaller O365 migrations, Business strategy consulting to free up company resources, reduce recurring subscription overhead and consult on a future business technical strategy.

GR Tech Gurus

Sr. Network Engineer

Remote Part-Time assisting in resolving high-level service tickets, emergencies, network infrastructure troubleshooting, and documentation.
Daily responsibilities include setting up and troubleshooting firewall access rules, Active Directory modifications, Group Policy Creation, and site documentation.

K Group Companies

Sr. Network Engineer

Standard Computers is a division of K Group Companies and primarily operates as an MSP
Infrastructure architecture design and implementation
Technician management on projects
Sr. level ticket escalation

Bischer Technologies / GRIT

Sr. Network Engineer

Bischer Technology / GRIT is an MSP Supporting a wide range of companies with a primary focus on contract-based managed services and cloud-based hosting in a collocation facility.
Primary role was to oversee proactive resources (Kaseya, Continuum & Scripting) to help automate managed services, core NOC functions & reduce recurring ticket creation.
Offered Tier 3 support & the highest level of escalation for any unresolved issues & tickets.

Power IT / CCR

Network Engineer & Admin

Power IT is a Managed Service Provider for Northern Michigan primarily supporting businesses related to the medical field. CCR the parent company is a Managed Service and Application Provider leveraging Citrix XenApp for remote application and environment deployments.
Responsibilities included project planning, purchasing & deployment, network operations, Tier 3 support, medical software support & monthly maintenance administration.

Nuspire Networks

Sr. Network Engineer & Architect

Nuspire provides managed hardware & security services worldwide to help customers meet security compliance standards. Nuspire hosts its own data center with over 20 physical and 50 virtual. servers in a mixed Microsoft and Linux environment. Nuspire is 99.99% up-time, which allowed me to hone my skills in High Availability, Microsoft Clustering and, Live Migration technology.

PC Miracles Inc.

Level 3 Network Engineer

PC Miracles is an MSP, offering both managed & break-fix non-managed support along with smaller-scale infrastructure design and deployment.
My role as a level 3 Technician at PC Miracles included daily and weekly objectives while assisting lower-level technicians. Job responsibilities included Kaseya management serving as the master administrator, network installations including cabling, switching and edge devices, onsite maintenance, and offsite remote support, system and server administration, management of my work schedule, and customer project management.

PC Innovations

Level 1-2 Network Technician

PC Innovations primarily supported clients through a break/fix model while offering network installation services. Primary role at PCI was the management of specific clients including architecture design, purchasing, implementation & configuration.

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