Earl Barnes

  • Dallas/Fort Worth Area, US
Earl Barnes

Work History

Work History
Jan 2014 - Present

Vice President

Brink's
Vice President Global Infrastructure at (1 year 8 months) Lead the company on a bold journey to transform the infrastructure delivery with cloud like capabilities to enable business agility and cost efficiency via higher utilization and availability. Oversight of all critical enterprise and strategic use of data network, server/data centers, and telephony systems, architecture, configuration, administration and integration. Lead efforts to focus on technology priorities, provide superior transparency around the technology portfolio, drive alignment of priorities, ensure strong fiscal management, create uniform methodology and toolkits, and ensure a sharp focus on long-term strategic priorities while validating that our shorter-term plans are aligned. A thorough understanding of the overall business strategy, goals and priorities, and how the technology agenda aligns to drive and support those goals. Direct and monitor technology investments, platform integration, information security, systems architecture, and software integration. Select and manage strategic vendors and outsourcing partners. Preview hardware, software and maintenance contracts and pursue master agreements to capitalize on economies of scale and maximize businessflexibility. Perform other related duties as assigned or requested. Page1 Work closely with the Risk, Regulatory & Security groups. Manage relevant Security and SOX controls and support audits and remediation. Meet business objectives in a highly global, collaborative and high performance work environment. Proactively update skill set in support of technology integration and design. Maintain a constructive, team-oriented and customer-focused attitude at all times and in all settings. Manage and maintain Microsoft Exchange and Active Directory services. Develop, track, and control the Infrastructure & Operations organization's annual operating and capital budgets.
May 2013 - Jan 2014

Vice President

Brink's
Vice President EPM at (9 months) Provide leadership, organization management and project coordination to support key IT project activities, encompassing program planning, governance and project management. Ensure that all projects administered by the PMO adhere to the best practices and standard approaches for program and project management. Change and promote the continuous improvement of project management related processes throughout the organization. Direct involvement on multiple simultaneous projects and proposed projects as well as the occasional supervision of personnel. Responsible for managing one or multiple resources and ITS projects by: Defining ITS project delivery scope, processes and procedures. Defining and clearly communicating the ITS PMO methodology and organization structure Building a strong PMO team of project delivery professionals Collaborating closelywith business and technology partners to assure transparency and consistent direction in development priorities Personally providing project leadership, including work direction and feedback to the sponsors, project leads and teams for high priority ITS initiatives Overseeing, monitoring and reporting progress on complex and/or multiple projects relative to schedules, budgets and quality Coordinating and tracking work across teams in the organization to achieve project deliverables and goals Negotiating and resolving conflicting change requests and changing priorities across customers/projects. Facilitating solutions to complex problems. Building high quality working relationships with executives, technology partners, customers, and all other relevant individuals and groups. Participating in project-level assessments for the team, or work they manage and implementing difficult process improvements Identifying gaps in current project methodology and overall project performance and providing recommendations for improve. 1 recommendation available upon request
Jun 2012 - May 2013

Consultant

McAfee
Consultant at (1 year) Work with project sponsors to define scope of projects; ensure resource assignment; develop, articulate and ensure project milestones are met; identify and evaluate lessons learned during project. Track project metrics for all projects throughout the organization and maintain centralized accountability for management of project portfolio; work with senior management toprovide strategic and tactical advice on program/ project planning and execution. o SAN Consolidation-Migrate database servers from old storage arrays to the new VMAX arrays. Contributed a savings and reduced power consumption, and avoided support and maintenance expenses. o Facility build-out; power, cabling(fiber & copper) o Network gear-EMC VMAX storage arrays Data Center Implementation-Implement core network infrastructure. Data Center will Page2 serve as Business Continuity & Disaster Recovery. Implementation included: o Facility build-out; power, cabling(fiber & copper) o Cisco Network gear o Security-Servers and Routers o Storage/SAN servers (VM & physical) Network Switch Migration-Migration of host servers to new network switches without disruption to the business or external customers. Managed efforts between applications & database owners, network operations & electricians.
Jan 2001 - Jun 2012

Vice President of Operations

McAfee
Vice President of Operations and Client Site Integration at BT Global Services (11 years 6 months) Executive team member and principal contributor to the direction of operational strategy, professional teams, and projects building new company network infrastructure for global IP network for the Radianz Financial Intranet joint venture between Reuters and Equant. Continued to lead strategy and execution of projects restoring infrastructure following 2001 World Trade Center attack, enabling award-winning growth, and successfully migrating operations to British Telecom. Coordinated management team leading staff of 55 engineers. Developed and managed capital and operating budgets from $20M to $25M. Led 24/7 operations, motivating staff and vendor partners in 80% restoration of client connectivity and 50% re-establishment of primary network accomplished in five days after equipment destruction and the loss of two key personnel resulting from the World Trade Center attacks. Enabled business growth to more than 10, 000global financial sites, directing evolution of secure network earning major industry awards and reputation for excellence. Initiated and directed multiple service quality and cost efficiency initiatives, including process automation and complete network rebuild enabling increased automation and a more flexible, sustainable network. Directed engineering and operations teams in the migration of 1, 000+ new clients, attracted through positive industry reputation, in less than 24 months. Steered ongoing migrations and network optimization initiatives following Radianz purchase by British Telecom, leading US/UK staff in successful migration of 500 British Telecom/Radianz clients. Slashed operating costs by $2.5M, closing redundant data centers and driving rationalized integration of Radianz resources within British Telecom to deliver a 20% budget reduction without layoffs. 2 recommendations available upon request
Jan 2000 - Jan 2001

Director of Implementations

SITA
Director of Implementations at (1 year 1 month) Promoted as Director of IP Implementation Equant NV to direct expansion and global implementation of new IP-based network developed and deployed in North America during earlier manager role. Directed 150 technical and project management professionals in the implementation and deployment of IP network in Europe and the Caribbean. Devised project structure, resource plans, and project schedule for platform enabling incorporation of multiple technologies for travel, finance, and Internet functions through a single connection in the service of American Airlines Tier 1 client base. Streamlined implementation by creating virtual project teams focused on individual client logistics. Virtual teams ensured timely completion of project deliverables and decreased client downtime through challenging-to-implement but high-value worldwide distribution. As Manager of Engineering-Equant NV North America/SITA, served as key player in design, implementation, and migration of pioneering SABREnet global network to SITA Page3 operations, as the SITA North America Nortel Passport network, earning President's Award for leadership. Directed final Sabre network design completion, integration, and deployment, realized in 24 months, one year ahead of forecast. Completed migration of 118 nodes from Sabre to SITA within 18 months and led construction of three data centers in New York, Chicago, and Atlanta. Delivered Sabre network project under budget, controlling total assets of $60 million, including operation of a $10 million warehouse. Negotiated vendor contracts with U.S. and Canadian carriers for leased space, power, and environment control for global network providing broadband coverage service to 150+ sites in both countries.
Jan 1996 - Jan 2000

Manager Engineering

SITA
Manager Engineering at (4 years 1 month) Promoted as Director of IP Implementation Equant NV to direct expansion and global implementation of new IP-based network developed and deployed in North America during earlier manager role. Directed 150 technical and project management professionals in the implementation and deployment of IP network in Europe and the Caribbean. Devised project structure, resource plans, and project schedule for platform enabling incorporation of multiple technologies for travel, finance, and Internet functions through a single connection in the service of American Airlines Tier 1 client base. Streamlined implementation by creating virtual project teams focused on individual client logistics. Virtual teams ensuredtimely completion of project deliverables and decreased client downtime through challenging-to-implement but high-value worldwide distribution. As Manager of Engineering-Equant NV North America/SITA, served as key player in design, implementation, and migration of pioneering SABREnet global network to SITA operations, as the SITA North America Nortel Passport network, earning President's Award for leadership. Directed final Sabre network design completion, integration, and deployment, realized in 24 months, one year ahead of forecast. Completed migration of 118 nodes from Sabre to SITA within 18 months and led construction of three data centers in New York, Chicago, and Atlanta. Delivered Sabre network project under budget, controlling total assets of $60 million, including operation of a $10 million warehouse. Negotiated vendor contracts with U.S. and Canadian carriers for leased space, power, and environment were aligned with engineering

Education

Education
1999 - 2001

B.B.A

LeTourneau University
1980 - 1982

Associates Degree

Jones County Junior College