Professional Profile

A highly skilled and experienced IT professional with a proven record of success in building and managing IT services infrastructure based on optimized efficiency and performance. Consistently ensures alignment with strategic objectives and excels in the application of innovative new technologies and emerging trends. Leads productive and multi-disciplinary teams with confidence and is able to negotiate effectively with a wide range of stakeholders to secure best possible terms and results. Adept in the swift resolution of problems, fulfillment of customer requirements and management of complex projects from initial design and start-up through to completion. A proactive, capable and results driven professional who combines strong technical skills with the utmost integrity to achieve tangible business benefits which add overall value.


Keen to secure a challenging and fulfilling new IT management role which will utilise all existing expertise while providing scope for continued professional development and growth in the future.

Key Expertise & Achievements

*  Information Technology                *  Infrastructure Design                  *  Budgetary Forecast & Control

*  Progressive Management              *  Fulfilling Deadlines                      *  Strategic Planning & Alignment

*  Customer Focus                                *  Leading / Mentoring Teams     *  Network & Security Solutions

*  Resolving Crises                                *  Start-Up Environments              *  Develop / Release RFQs & RFPs

*  Project Coordination                      *  Technological Innovation         *  Multicultural Liaison

*  Governing Board Liaison               *  Negotiation & Influencing         *  Multi-Tasking & Prioritisation

  • Successfully negotiated first ever Cypriot contract for a private dark fiber network running through public areas to interconnect university buildings; contract resulted in 85% reduction on installation and 95% annual rent reduction
  • Led negotiation of the first contract for a joined outdoor wireless network between an ISP and a university
  • Achieved recognition from Cisco for the pioneering technologies implemented at CUT, and for the design and build approach within strict deadlines; invited to present at the Cisco Live 2010 event at Barcelona
  • Secured registration for Cyprus University of Technology as Cisco Network Academy, negotiating operation terms
  • Effectively influenced the university board decision to register under national and international IT technical bodies
  • Designing, implementing and maintaining multi-service LAN & WAN networks using a diversity of OSI model protocols
  • Successfully negotiated network equipment contracts, achieving discounts up to 50% and boosted year closing 2013 budget efficiency to 99% while in position of Acting Director
  • Recipient of Outstanding Achievement awards from MCI WorldCom and ARBROS Communications

Career Summary

Work History
Nov 2014 - Present

Network, Telecommunication and Security Team Leader/Senior Network Engineer

Cyprus University of Technology
  • Responsible for supervising the strategic planning and operation of a 5 member team, managing the support of the end user as related to connectivity, remote access, domain authentication and security
  • Holding active involvement in all aspects of IT strategic vision, planning, budget, recruitment, architecture, procurement, operations and management
  • Leading and managing technical experts responsible for the development, design and systems integration for client management; from definition to implementation stage
Oct 2013 - Oct 2014

Acting Director of IT

Cyprus University of Technology
  • Holding overall responsibility for IT strategy, operations and budget, reporting to Secretary and Registrar Officer
  • Leading restructure of helpdesk and user support teams; placing support personnel closer to end users in order to improve service quality, increase effectiveness and minimize trouble ticket lead time
  • Prioritising IT organization’s projects for 2014 to reduce budget spending during low national funding times and leveraging projects financed by the European structural funds to remain within schedule
  • Designing integration strategy and usability for servicing and product information of next generation Internet and Mobile Applications
  • Leading definition of new direction for central systems, ERP support, multimedia and learning technologies as well as data management teams, increasing efficiency and end user satisfaction
  • Revising and approving RFI, RFQ, and RFP processes for maintenance of SAP ERP, printing solution outsourcing, implementation of the Moodle based LMS platform and Oracle’s IAM solution
  • Ensuring clear liaison between administration, senate committees and the university board
  • Supervising and coordinating upgrade of Windows based central systems from Windows 2003 to Windows 2012 and client systems from Windows XP to Windows 7
  • Overseeing implementation of the SAP based SIS system and managing distant learning technologies based on WebEx collaboration, Tandberg and Polycom videoconference systems
  • Directing migration and merging of five data centers into one with minimal downtime of electronic services
Jan 2012 - Present

Cisco Network Academy Instructor

Cyprus University of Technology

Teaching CCNA at the local Cisco Network Academy

Dec 2005 - Sep 2013

Network and Telecommunications Team Leader/Senior Network Engineer

Cyprus University of Technology
  • Leading the 5 member network and telecommunications infrastructure team and serving as both architect of university network and member of the staff hiring committee
  • Architecting and supervising implementation and operation of the backbone, security and services, BGP internet routing, VPN and WiFi connectivity, network authentication and NAC as well as VoIP, fax, unified communications, IPAM, DNS, DHCP, NTP and reverse proxy
  • Designing disaster recovery and high availability routes, approving equipment placement into production and providing high level support to IT helpdesk and network users
  • Negotiating numerous contracts, specified the requirements for 52 server rooms, advising IT director on network evolution / strategic planning, and scheduling maintenance windows
  • Coordinating project teams of diverse disciplines, organising work schedules, setting team goals, assigning team responsibilities, supervising tasks and recommending team training
  • Mentoring, guiding and training team members / new hires, proposing budget reduction strategies, preparing budget forecasts and monitoring current fiscal year spending
  • Co-authoring policies in network access & security, serving as instructor at local Cisco Networking Authority, and holding membership of OHSAS Health & Security at Work team
Jun 2002 - Nov 2005

Senior Network Engineer

A.Th. Loizou & Son Ltd
  • Consulted customers in network architecture
  • Carried out the study of redesigning the core network of the COOP Bank IT services. The project involved replacement of the live core routers and introduction of firewalls without service interruption. Created a pre-production lab to test solutions before adopted into the live environment and performed traffic analysis. Transition was smooth and transparent to the end users. Designed Remote Access Services for mobile workers and interconnected remote offices to the headquarters via VPN
  • Designed and supervised the implementation of the switchover network to the disaster recovery site of the COOP bank
  • Wrote technical manuals, operation instructions and work reports
  • Briefed the customer’s management on project progress and presented new technology trends
Nov 2001 - Apr 2002

Network Systems Consultant

Self Employed/Freelancer

Provided network connectivity consultation to companies. Performed cost analysis for structure cabling systems, purchase of network equipment and interconnection of remote offices. Managed change control procedures for replacing the inventory system of a restaurant franchise.

Nov 2000 - Nov 2001

Senior Systems Analyst

ARBROS Communications

Responsible for the testing and approval of multiservice broadband systems for proper operation in high-speed networks. Designed, verified and deployed pilot implementation of the ATM core production network. Performed bandwidth, port capacity and cost/data analysis for future network models, based on marketing’s forecast for customer demands and industry trends, to determine case suitability and feasible solutions. Analysis, research and development included Cisco, Marconi, Lucent and Nortel multiservice equipment. Design trends involved traffic engineering using QoS with UBR, rt/nrt-VBR and CBR traffic type for soft switch voice and data services. Wrote and published technical service documents and configuration manuals following ISO industry standards. Provided level-three support during production.

Jun 1998 - Nov 2000

Internet Software Systems Engineer

MCI WorldCom Conferencing

Administered Windows networks and provided user support. Updated and maintained PC hardware and software. Designed, implemented, and maintained ATM and Ethernet networks using IP and H.323 protocols for data and voice. Troubleshot network issues using network analyzers. Administered equipment from Bay Networks, Cisco, Nortel, FORE Systems. Installed checkpoint firewall and network security platforms. Troubleshot and resolved ATM and TCP/IP connectivity issues. Created internal PNNI ATM addressing scheme for MCI WorldCom Conferencing. Prepared training and educational material and provided interdepartmental training on ATM and TCP/IP network theory. Provided second and third level LAN/WAN support. Compiled maintenance agreements and POs for equipment. Archived inventory using database and REXX shell scripting language.

Projects Managed

  • Privately owned fiber optic runs to interconnect university buildings in the city of Limassol
  • Implementation of: routing & switching infrastructure, network perimeter & data center security (firewalls and IPM), Unified Communications (VoIP, Presence, fax, Voice Mail, Web collaboration), wireless and roaming infrastructure, Remote Access & VPN, Network Operations Center & Services Monitoring, Network Access and BYOD solution
  • Construction of university’s Data Center facilities
  • Cooperation between university and an ISP for a shared public wireless network
  • Enabling and operating BGP on the upstream links
  • Public and private IP addressing scheme
  • Public services publishing to the Internet
  • Migration and consolidation of five Data Centers into the new Data Center
  • Upgrade of Windows 2003 Infrastructure to Windows 2012 R2
  • Co-author of university Network Access Policy and Information Technology systems security policy
  • Member of the Identity and Access Management (IAM) project committee
  • Strategic planning of university’s ERP (SAP) system project committee


Sep 1990 - May 1993

HND Technician Engineer/Electrical Engineering

Higher Technical Institute, Nicosia


Jan 2011 - Present

Cisco Certified Academy Instructor


Achieved the status of Cisco Network Academy instructor.

Mar 2003 - Mar 2006

Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA)

Jun 2000 - Dec 2004

Microsoft Certified Systems Professional (MCSE)

Mar 2000 - Dec 2004

Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)


Further Training

  • Cisco CCNA, CCNA Instructor, CCNP, BGP, ISE
  • Certified Ethical Hacking (CEH)
  • Hazard Assessments – Best Practices at Work
  • Health & Security (per OHSAS Standard)
  • Time Management
  • Microsoft MCSE, A+, Network+
  • Certified Wireless Network Administrator plus Cisco Wireless & Wireless Site Survey
  • Ethernet Network Analysis & Troubleshooting
  • TCP / IP Network Analysis & Troubleshooting
  • ITIL
  • Teamwork & Cooperation
  • Customer Quality Service
  • PMP

Additional Information

Languages: Native Greek; Fluent English