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Candidate Summary

I am a well seasoned project/program manager who has worked in just about every aspect of IT. I enjoy crave anything datacenter builds, migrations, consolidations, etc. They are frustrating, complex and most of all challenging which appeals to a type A like me. This goes along with my predilection for very complex projects requiring sophisticated technical expertise, multiple countries and many teams. The summary of my challenges are below. Please feel free to reach out to me. I run toward the fires. Expertise in the following:

  • Public Cloud Build-Outs Public Cloud Migrations
  • Private Cloud Build-Outs Private Cloud Migrations
  • Data Center Build-Outs Data Center Relocations
  • Data Center Consolidations Process Re-engineering
  • Global Resourcing Financial Management
  • Vendor Management Quality Standards Compliance
  • Repeatable Models Software Design and Implementation Management
  • Solution Evaluations
  • Management of over 30 outsourced, commercial accounts for IBM representing multiple industries from pharmaceuticals to airlines and diverse technologies. Primary duties included responsibility for contract/project deliverables, schedules, financials Earned Value, ROI , risk management and quality management . As a part of a fully matrixed organization I led large global teams supervising up to 10 project managers and up to 70 technical experts . Extensive interface with client teams and 'C' level executives facilitated management of client expectations and contract delivery dates. Supplementation of required skills was provided by third party vendors giving me responsibility for development of SOWS and vendor negotiation and management.
  • Other responsibilities included client presentations Marathon Oil, Philips Electronics, British Petroleum, etc., at the behest of the marketing team and 'red' reviews of accounts failing to meet contract deliverables. Findings of these reviews I presented to IBM VP executive management. The largest red review conducted was for a billion dollar contract.

Relevant Professional Experience

Confidential

Senior Consultant via CDI consulting

  • 100 millionTotal Contract Value
  • Support Manager for build-out of a private cloud at client designated locations and Public Cloud in IBM Boulder using Pureflex x-series and V5000 storage.
  • Migration Program Manager for migrations of applications, data and tools to the Pureflex environment.
  • Assist in Planning and coordination of Pureflex build Cloud hardware build out .
  • Planning and coordination of migrations to Public Cloud utilizing DoubleTake, RME and Rsync.
  • Implementation of load balancing for Cloud.
  • Determination of application affinities to support successful development of migration schedule.
  • Operational cutovers developed to migrate and test all system and application functionality.
  • Key commercial projects with SAP, DB2, Oracle, Citrix, TSM, TAD4D, NetCool, VDI, Websphere, EDI, SD Portal, etc.

Confidential

  • Senior Project/Program Manager via Staytop
  • IT Project/Program Manager for Cisco Systems- Data Center Management Team.
  • Management of global schedules, vendors, and matrixed resources.
  • Delivery of physical and VMware Wintel and Linux environments, along with EMC SAN, NAS storage and networking services.
  • Communication management with technical resources and multiple levels of senior management.
  • Management of quarterly environment releases.
  • Costing estimates.
  • Project metrics.
  • Forecasting schedules and costs.

Confidential

Senior Advisory Project Manager

  • Implemented new critical infrastructure build out NAS, SAN, Network, Tools and Servers in IBM Boulder in record time to accommodate new application development requirements:
  • Maintained critical technical staff onsite in Boulder datacenter until project completion to immediately address hardware issues.
  • Developed system integration and application test schedules to insure each component
  • was functioning as designed. System integration test plans and application test scripts reviewed and approved prior to start of test phase.
  • Implemented 24 x 7 schedule to reduce average time frames for build out
  • Managed both IBM and Amgen technical teams as solution required technical components from Amgen not yet delivered by IBM
  • Managed 7 project managers and 40 technical experts e.g.Unix Sun , Wintel, SAN, NAS, Oracle, Citrix, LAN, Tools, Operations.
  • Senior Advisory Project Manager Confidential
  • Successfully completed an open systems infrastructure build out in IBM data center and relocated all 600 open systems to that data center:
  • Managed offshore resources to provide project support and reduce costs.
  • Worked with client teams to close solution gaps, schedule project tasks and align resources.
  • Added an application test manager to insure that environment changes were communicated to the applications teams, test scripts were prepared for execution after the relocation and problems documented and tracked to closure.
  • Managed 10 PMs and 50 technical resources e.g.Wintel, Unix, Oracle, SQL, SAN, TDMF Tivoli data migration, LAN, WAN, Tools.

Senior Advisory Project Manager

Confidential

  • Implemented a new SAP virtualized environment to improve system responsiveness and conducted a physical relocation of servers from Canada to St. Louis IBM data center:
  • Brought a critically delayed project back on schedule by adding resources and aggressively managing schedules.
  • Added expertise in VMware and system integration testing to shorten schedules.
  • Implemented VMware on blades using Plate Spin to transfer system images to new hardware.
  • Backed up and shipped SAN data via tapes from Canada to US to reduce costs of data migration.
  • Managed 4 project managers and 30 technical experts e.g.Wintel, Unix, SAP, VMware, LAN, WAN, Facilities, Citrix, Tools, Batch Management, Oracle.
  • Senior Advisory Project Manager Confidential
  • Relocated a large data center, including critical SAP systems, into IBM Raleigh that had not completed in previous attempts by other vendors
  • Improved customer relationship by meeting individually with all customer stakeholders to clarify objectives and roles.
  • Presented to and received approval on a new solution from Global CEO.
  • Developed governance of changes via evaluation by architectural review board.
  • Consolidated applications onto lpared servers to reduce floor space utilization.
  • Managed 60 technical resources e.g.Unix, Wintel, AS400, Facilities, SAN, MQSeries, Oracle, SQL, SAP, Backup and Recovery, Tape Storage and Retrieval, SAN to SAN data migration - PPRC, Tools, Operations.
  • Scheduled and managed 12 consecutive 'round the clock' weekend migrations to migrate the customer's environment into IBM facility.

Senior Advisory Project Manager

Confidential

  • Take over of all server support services including SAP and relocation of datacenter to White Plains, New York:
  • Reduced hardware costs significantly by procuring surplus servers.
  • Reduced project schedule time by temporarily enhancing SAP resources.
  • Developed Knowledge Transfer templates for transfer of environment knowledge from customer to IBM
  • Managed 5 project managers and 20 technical experts Unix, Wintel, Storage EMC , Oracle, Hardware Planners, Backup and Recovery, SAP, Tools .
  • Associate Project Manager
  • Other accounts have included:
  • LAM Research Lexmark Visteon
  • Olin Ryder Great Lakes Chemical
  • Philips Petroleum Amada British Petroleum
  • Sears

SAP Performance Analyst

  • Set up lab and software to simulate SAP transactions via Autotester and Mercury's Load Runner for multiple commercial customers Unisource, Crown Craft, Rubbermaid in order to evaluate response times. Recommendations made to applications and systems personnel to resolve performance problems.
  • Speaker at SAP conference in Dallas on load testing
  • Recipient of 'High Achievement 'award for work on Rubbermaid

Confidential

Managed 10 developers in the design and implementation of large-scale application systems. State entitlement programs that covered welfare eligibility, determination and distribution of benefits KAMES were automated resulting in reduction of state costs by 10 million per year. Waterfall SDLC project management methodology was followed.

Technologies

  • Cloud Pureflex x440s, p460s, v5000 expansion, network, tools Disaster Recovery
  • Database Oracle, SQL, DB2 Datacenter Preparation Tier Level 4
  • UNIX, Wintel IBM, Sun, HP , AS400 IBM Space, Power, Cooling,
  • Backup Power batteries then Diesel ,
  • Storage SAN, NAS - IBM,EMC,HP Separate Redundant Power Stations, Raised Floor, Fire Suppression
  • Building Access System
  • Tools e.g.Tivoli monitoring, Remotely Anywhere, SRM, Raised Floor Access, Security
  • TSM and Netbackup, Fusion, SRM, Parity, SSH, Redundant Network Access UVN
  • Network IBM, ATT, Cisco - LAN, WAN,MAN System Integration Testing
  • Configuration Management Mainframe CICS, IMS, DB2, RACF,
  • MVS, z/os
  • Virtualization VMware, Storage, Network 'pods'
  • Middleware SAP,MQSeries, Citrix, Websphere Hardware Procurement
  • Database Oracle, SQL, DB2 Data Migrations TDMF, PPRC,
  • PlateSpin, Doubletake, RSYNC
  • Security HIDS, NID Hardware rack, stack and cabling
  • Application Mapping application affinities Operations

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