Seasoned Network Architecture, Public Speaking, Application, and Systems Engineering Professional. Progressive Engineering and Technical Sales career with extensive experience in the area of terrestrial and submarine fiber optic network and services development. 22 years of experience developing communications technologies and networks, combined with a penchant for major project management.
Oct 2008 - Jun 2009
Lead Systems Engineer, Submarine Fiber Optics
Provided necessary engineering expertise coupled with commercial understanding to access, win, and implement engineering projects in the area of Submarine Fiber Network development.
Mar 2004 - Oct 2008
Terremark Worldwide, Inc.
In position reporting to the Senior Vice President of Facilities Engineering, leveraged an exciting career in Telecom Network Design, Construction, Operations, and Sales as a member of the Terremark Technology Contractors team and Subject Matter Expert in the areas of Intercontinental Submarine Optical Networks, International Telephone Traffic, major Terrestrial Networks, and International Internet Infrastructure to advance Global Internet Data Center Network construction, expansion and Colocation / IP Exchange Point service offerings. ITIL Foundation Certificate in IT Service Management. Director of local chapter of AFCOM http://www.afcom.com
Apr 2002 - Mar 2004
Toledo Technical Consulting
Contracted by The David Ross Group (http://www.DavidRossGroup.com) to develop Telecom / Internet opportunities in Africa and Latin America. Provided technical guidance in support of the Capitalization, Technical Marketing, and Development for the combined Optical Fiber/VSAT/Microwave Radio/Wireless Local Loop network for [email protected] in Luanda, Angola.
Jan 1999 - Apr 2002
Technical Marketing Director
Joined as one of the company’s first 99 employees. Hired as Deputy Program Manager to oversee South American Crossing System and other oceanic crossings. Coordinated with subcontractors Tyco Submarine Systems and Alcatel Submarine Network to construct the turnkey system.
Apr 1995 - Jan 1999
Director, Caribbean and Latin America
Tyco Submarine Systems Ltd. (Formerly AT&T Submarine Systems, Inc.)
Transferred when Tyco acquired AT&T Submarine Systems. Led the Tyco Submarine Systems Ltd / Alcatel Submarine Network partnership through the acquisition of the $310 million construction and supply contract for the Americas-II Submarine Cable Network, connecting the United States to the Caribbean and South America. Led partnership with Siemens and NSW Submarine Cable Systems to develop ARCOS, a New World Network Cable project.
Oct 1990 - Apr 1995
Systems Architect / Market Manager
AT&T Network Systems
Served as lead customer team engineer and provide applications engineering support for the Caribbean and Latin American (CALA) Region. Created strategies to advance telecommunication network evolution. Developed and delivered digital transmission network design and operation seminars to South American Telecom Administrations and Regulators, including Telebras, Entel and CTC Chile, Telefonica Argentina, and Telecom Colombia, promoting the sale of AT&T network expansion solutions. Partnered with Embratel Brazil to develop the first digital cross-connect network used by International Transmission Maintenance Centers (ITMCs) in Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo. Assured compliance of Bell Laboratories equipment with that manufactured by Brazilian manufacturers and influenced technical standards to facilitate product sales. • Saved Embratel in excess of $50 million in hardware and human resources costs. • Influenced $5 million sale of the first Digital Cross-Connect network to Embratel.
Jun 1986 - Oct 1990
Member of Technical Staff
AT&T Submarine Systems Laboratory
Initially joined as intern during two summers to assist engineers developing the technology to build sub-sea communications systems. Hired fulltime upon graduation in 1987 and attended graduate school under AT&T’s sponsorship. Performed initial optical jitter tests, proving the feasibility of error-free long-haul sub-sea optical communication and leading to the development of TAT-8, the first optical connection under the Atlantic between US and Europe. Designed and conducted sub-sea optical qualification tests in the laboratory and aboard the AT&T Cable Ship Long Lines to verify intercontinental network performance. • Helped install and commission TPC-3, the world’s first undersea fiber-optic telephone system to Japan and the first submarine optical network to cross the Pacific Ocean.