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Jul 2013Present

Regional Field Services Manager

Tait Communications

Responsible for ensuring the successful implementation of multimillion dollar, business critical communication networks for public safety, public utility and transportation customers in North and South America.

  • Leading teams and collaborating with a diverse group of managers, technicians, engineers and construction professionals with an array of skills and expertise.
  • Evolving the regional Field Services team to “best in class” by implementing workforce, performance, knowledge, tool and quality management strategies and practices.
  • Refining the scheduling practices with a focus on planning, allocation and utilization that has generated reduced deployment costs and decreased time on site.
  • Gained efficiency and improved margins by restructuring the Field Services teams to better align talent with our core service offerings and implemented 3rd party fulfillment for workload peaks.
  • Driving down the cost of poor quality by implementing installation standards, in process inspections, final quality audits, root cause analysis reviews and continuous improvement sessions.
  • Slashed the subcontractor pool by half, curtailed change orders and currently creating an itemized price baseline by creating a subcontract management function to prequalify, onboard, score and oversee subcontract companies.
  • Shifting Field Service Engineers to become "trusted field advisors" for our customers by creating a knowledge transfer process, delivering product knowledge at the point of service and tethering field employees to subject matter experts before and during field deployments.
  • Delivering a superior services experience by improving field deployment planning, ensuring a single deployment, managing on site issue recovery and maintaining overall quality control.   
  • Achieving "Operational Awareness" by implementing cloud based mobile apps, dashboards and business data solutions for all aspects of the Engineer, Furnish, Install and Test (EFIT) phases of our projects.
Mar 2013Jul 2013

Freelance Consultant | Developer

Global Professional Services

Provided consulting and design services to Global Professional Services to help streamline and enhance their field operation efforts from March 2013 through July 2013.

  • Created their new web strategy and then oversaw the upgrade and release of the GPS website. 
  • Devised the strategy to implement cloud solutions and cross platform mobile (HTML5) data input and management tools for a remote workforce with diverse skill sets within a varied BYOD environment.
  • Worked with the Senior Leadership to engineer a robust cloud hosted SQL DBMS for business critical data, to include time reporting, expense reporting and quality auditing.
  • Provided guidance on the implementation of an advanced "In Field Inspection" (IFI) model and associated tools to help move the cost of quality from failure to prevention for key customers.
Dec 2004Dec 2012

Business Solutions Program Manager | Deployment Services


Crafted the business strategies, tools and training that were used by the North American Deployment Services business unit to provide the smooth on time delivery of multimillion dollar telecommunications equipment throughout the United States.

  • Reduced deployment costs by improving the resource management policies, deployment techniques, strategies, data systems and business intelligence.
  • Identified gaps in remote installation projects and implemented a mobile job progress reporting solution that generated substantial reductions in delays and downtime.
  • Doubled installation quality results by designing a Total Quality Control framework and tools that reduced failures and emphasized defect prevention and inspection.
  • Stabilized resource utilization fluctuations, refined employee level loading methods and improved backfill plans by launching forecasting tools and leading demand planning initiatives. 
  • Eliminated subcontractor billing overruns and reduced outsourced material costs by overhauling and upgrading the Subcontract Management database and associated “on demand” reports.
  • Delivered an occasionally connected Firm Price Quoting & Inventory Management solution for external partners that simplified and streamlined the quoting and inventory management process.
  • Refined, improved and delivered mobile training solutions for both internal and external labor forces that increased productivity, workmanship and craft skillsets.
  • Achieved overall Operational Awareness through a series of projects to create reporting dashboards, ETL models, SQL linked servers and improved data integrity policies.
Dec 1999Dec 2004

Operations Manager


Directed and managed a highly technical workforce responsible for the installation, maintenance, testing and quality auditing of complex telecommunications equipment throughout the United States.

  • Effectively interacted and communicated with internal and external teams to guarantee the successful, on time, in budget delivery of our products to meet customer deliverables.
  • Managed the Engineering, Furnish, Installation and Testing phases of nationwide telecom hardware deployment projects.
  • Proactively monitored and resolved all problems, constraints, quality issues, and risks to ensure on time delivery and high customer satisfaction.
  • Oversaw and tracked all regional project activities and took the appropriate action to mitigate negative schedule or budget impacts.
  • Supervised quality assurance processes and oversaw routine audits to ensure timely identification and resolution of quality defects.
  • Developed and deployed the first Field Operations Resource Scheduling Application (FORSA) and the associated dispatch practices and procedures.
  • Designed and implemented an employee performance tracking database for improved coaching, counseling, recognition and individual advancement opportunities.
  • Improved skill sets and developed career paths for employees resulting in higher morale and employee retention.
Dec 1998Dec 1999

Site Supervisor


  • Managed multiple and simultaneous installation projects at various locations in Austin, San Antonio and Houston valued in excess of $7M.
  • Worked closely with preferred vendors to establish a localized plan for rapid, high quality project completion at multiple SBC sites.
  • Oversaw contractor resolution of quality defects.
  • Instructed contracted installation crews on Tellabs and customer specific installation standards and practices.
  • Facilitated on site certification and testing for key customer accounts.
  • Prepared and enforced all General, Critical and Power Method of Procedure documents and protocols.
  • Facilitate job closing and conduct walk through with customer representatives.
  • Utilize conflict resolution skills to resolve issues with both internal and external customers.
Jun 1998Dec 1999

Quality Auditor

Japha (Tellabs)

  • Managed approximately 4-5 active projects consecutively.
  • Conducted in process and final installation quality audits.
  • Oversaw contractor resolution of quality defects.
  • Instructed contractor installation crews on Tellabs and customer specific standards and practices.
  • Facilitated BNC testing and BNC certification verification.
  • Supervised all critical work activities and power cuts.
  • Facilitated job closing and conduct walk through with customer representatives.
  • Prepared and submitted job-closing paperwork.
Aug 1996Jun 1998

Customer Service Manager

Excel Communications

  • Took a leadership role in the development of the Houston TeleServices Long Distance and Paging Department.
  • Produced incentive program to increase employee morale, attendance and schedule compliance.
  • Designed multiple SQL / MS Access database solutions driving continuous improvement to processes, systems, work flow and customer responsiveness.
  • Developed, implemented and maintained an extensive customer account maintenance database utilized by over 700 call center agents.
  • Engineered, developed and deployed an employee profile data system utilized by all call center management.
  • Lead quality team initiative to develop and implement quality compliance procedures and built the associated database for all quality observations.
  • Implemented customer account noting application and detailed procedures to ensure consistency, accuracy and a positive end user experience.


Jun 2012Present


Western Governors University

Computerized Accounting

Texas School of Business


Mike Minor

"Allen has been instrumental in helping institute new company-wide cost saving procedures. He is very well organized and diligent in his responsibilities” December 17, 2012

Akram Maali

“Allen is a sharp problem solver. He was responsible for creating the scheduling system for Tellabs Field Service Engineers for Test & Acceptance projects. He took the time understand project requirements and always worked to ensure that proper field resources were assigned to projects. He is a diligent professional who addresses issues head on and brings them to resolution. It's always a pleasure working with Allen. He would be great asset on any team.” December 8, 2012

Anne Dycus

"I would recommend Allen for future IT development work as he has been instrumental in assisting my team"

Tom Voirin

“In his tenure at Tellabs, Allen was invaluable in his support of the North American Deployment organization. In this role he engineered and implemented software, database and SharePoint solutions that provided the management teams the means to deliver hassle free, high quality, timely products and services to our customers. He also delivered annual operating reductions through improved resource allocation, deployment and quality audit software tools. Allen was called upon to develop a better system to manage the various deployment issues for the organization. Allen applied his software development skills to design an issue management system for the North America Deployment organization, which resulted in a reduction of critical deployment issues and contributed to significant cost savings. As the Director of the North American Customer Service Operation, I give Allen the highest recommendation for his in-depth knowledge of databases, web technologies and software development life cycle. He has excellent problem analysis, troubleshooting, and problem resolution skills. I am confident he will make similar contributions for the companies that he is engaged with in the future.” December 19, 2012


Field Service Management
In depth knowledge and management experience in all aspects of Field Service operations and management. Quality Management, Subcontract Management, Schedule Management, Resource Allocation, Planning & Forecasting, Mobile Technologies.
SQL Server
Well versed in SQL Server and related SQL technologies:   Integrated Services Analysis Services Reporting Services Views Stored Procedures Triggers    


Apr 2013Present


Jan 2012Present

Certification in Web Foundations

Web Foundations Associate Certificate ID: 529901
Mar 1999Present

Installation Quality Control

Bellcore / Telcordia
Telecom installation quality control certification. GR1275, R56, TIA

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