I born in Chicago, IL. He was raised in the city of Mound Bayou as a teenager. He is a member of IMG Gulf Coast team, with responsibility for directing the company's southeastern operation efforts. Horace plays an integral role in shaping and communicating the company's business strategy.
Horace oversees IMG Gulf Coast business operation for the Gulf Coast area and Japan, internal and external communications, events and philanthropy. Horace also supervises the interaction and coordination of the operations functions of IMG Gulf Coast web, Japanese translating department and business operation.
Since joining the company IMG has developed and implemented communication strategies for major company and industry-wide endeavors, including the launching of new website and independent label developing division.
Horace is Veteran of the U.S. Navy and a decorated war veteran of Operation Desert Storm. Horace's command Deep Submergence Unit received a Letter of Appreciation from President George Bush Sr. for their effort in a special operation. Horace has been stationed in San Diego for a year and Yokosuka, Japan for six years, and traveled all over the world to countries like China, Philippines, Australia, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Thailand, India, Japan, Korea and Saudi Arabia.
Mr. Pratt brings fifteen years of years experience to Independent Music Group Gulf Coast with ten years directly related to promotion, marketing and business development in the music industry. Prior to joining Independent Music Group Gulf Coast, Mr. Pratt served as the Director of Operation for Military Veterans Association, Inc. and currently is the CEO of United Five Star, LLC. Horace currently resides in Biloxi, MS and works throughout the Gulf Coast where consults independents label and artists on business ethics and operation. He also promote upcoming artists, concerts and special events throughout the southern region of the United States.
Motivated, personable business professional with multiple expertise and a successful 2-year track record of profitable small business ownership. Talent for quickly mastering technology – recently completed Microsoft Office Suite certificate course. Diplomatic and tactful with professionals and non-professionals at all levels. Accustomed to handling sensitive, confidential records. Demonstrated history of producing accurate, timely reports on bridged video conferences and operation and usage guidelines.
Government Clearance Level - Secret (Currently Active)
- Project Management
- Report Preparation
- General Office Skills
- Business Consulting
- Concert Promoter
- Computer Savvy
- Customer Service
- Web Developer
- Business Plan Developer
- Graphic Designing
- Front-Office Operations
VIDEO TELECONFERENCING: BRIDGE/VSX SERIES/ NETWORKING TECHNOLOGY
As an Manager for the Video Teleconferencing and bridge operation I‘ve have knowledge of networks (H.320 & H.323).
On daily basis I schedule and connect multipoint calls using various types of video conferencing equipment such as the MGC-50 Bridge,VSX7000, VSX3000, VSX300a VSX7000e, and VOIP.
Operate MGC Manager application which is designed to set up and monitor multipoint video conferences, uses internet web program and pc interface for operation and to perform system configuration activities for the MGC Multipoint Control Units (MCUs) to which it connects.
Our MGC Manager application is designed to set up and monitor multipoint video conferences, and to perform system configuration activities for the MGC Multipoint Control Units (MCUs) to which it connects.
Assigned the network service of every video conference unit to the appropriate network module installed in the MCU.
As, the MGC Administrator I have programmed the modules (cards), viewed and configured these modules and their units.
I coordinated over 475 bridged multipoint video teleconference in 2008 through our MGC 50 bridge. This year I've connected 807 video conference. 2008-09 there was a 73% increase in usage over last year.
I along with other Video Teleconference operators in 2009 have saved the United States government over $18 Million, which was announced on live TV by President Obama.
I maintain the Bridge and Videoconferencing database which I designed using Microsoft access 2007. Our database contains information on maintenance, V-Tel point of contacts, Quick dial info, web monitoring links, schedule, V-Tel license and product info, Network and setup settings for each unit.
2009 Employee of the Year "Department of Veterans Affair, Biloxi, MS"
Octobers 2009 - Employee of the Month
Unsung Hero Award 2007
2005 Certificate of Completion -ELITE
DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS – Biloxi, MS; 2000 to Present
U.S. NAVY , 1988 to 1996
JOHN F. KENNEDY MEMORIAL HS – Mound Bayou, MS
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