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Work experience

Aug 2008Present

Project Manager (IS Global Technologies & Infrastructure)

McCain Foods Ltd.
  • Successfully managing several projects concurrently with major focus on Unified Communications and VoIP rollouts. Other significant projects include global Streaming Media delivery, international office closures and relocations, Video and Web conferencing solutions implementation and upgrade of MS-SQL global production architecture.
  • Managing all aspects of project delivery including defining project scope, specifying deliverables, estimating project duration and cost, engaging partners and vendors, managing project budget, creating detailed project plans, planning and submitting recommendations to resolve discrepancies, tracking deliverables, milestones and any decisions made regarding request for changes and outstanding items.
  • Building and leading team through execution of project plan and schedule, creating excitement and motivation to drive performance.
  • Coordinating timely communication and presentation of project information at all levels.
  • Building relationship with crossfunctional teams and internal business customers.
  • Product Manager for Web Conferencing technologies.
Aug 2005Aug 2008

Customer Solutions Specialist (VoIP/SIP)

Ditech Networks

  • Lead group projects and activities for deliverying and supporting VoIP SBC solutions to global customer base.
  • Primary cross-functional interface with Engineering, QA, Product Management, Sales and top management for SBC product lines.
  • Demonstrated leadership and communication skills by managing customers' relationship, expectations and rules of engagement.
  • Built automation tools for real-time monitoring and data collection, parsing and analysis for IP and TDM Echo Canceling Products; Perl; VBScript; Aspect; SQL; MIME; XML; Linux.
  • Excellent results in managing Internal and external training sessions on Ditech's SBC products and integration.
Apr 2002Sep 2004

Project Manager and Network Planner

Tiscali spa
  • Successfully delivered 6000km/60M$ nationwide backbone project integrating DWDM, SDH, IP and Voice technologies. Produced and implemented rollout plans, guided and oversaw project definition, feasibility study, network design and deployment activities; provided hands-on engineering support during installation; trained and supported internal and external customers on network structure and services. Project's milestones were completed in time and in budget under very critical deadlines.
  • Completed engineering, planning, vendors/technologies evaluation, budget estimation and cost optimization for several terrestrial and submarine networks for France and Italy regions, which includes Metro Multiservice projects for LLU and triple play service delivery, Backbone expansion, balancing and modification, DCN networks and Access solutions integrating Nortel, Cisco, Ericsson and UTStarcom technologies.
  • Autonomously designed and developed SQL based system to track, analyze, forecast and report costs associated with leased capacity in a variety of fashions. 
  • Consistently interacted with vendors to determine and implement cost effective solutions; provided supervision and budget estimation for 100+ B2B and Wholesale projects.
  • Technical committee's representative for Submarine Network engineering project in multi-company consortium. Took charge of costs analysis, technical requirements definition and documentation, site surveys and research of landing points and overland routings.
Sep 1999Mar 2002

CTAS Team Leader

Nortel Networks

  • Managed Technical Advanced Support group for customers with million dollars service contracts nationwide.
  • Outstanding results in inspiring and motivating team members even through the downturn. Consolidated team experience and expertise to form a cohesive unit. Encouraged ownership by allowing decision-making power where appropriate.
  • Demonstrated deep understanding of technology and implementation details, together with exceptional interpersonal abilities in managing high complexity and high responsibility issues on customers live networks.
  • Brilliant communication skills and technical expertise demonstrated representing top customer (Colt Telecom) in interoperability tests between Nortel, Siemens and Alcatel network products in integrated environments.
Oct 1996Aug 1999

Sr. Software Engineer and Team Leader

Marconi Communications (now an Ericsson company)

  • Lead significant part of MSH64 (SDH/DWDM 10Gb/s) embedded software project from start to end. Reached and surpassed targets under very strict deadlines. Results have been recognized as best in class by top management.
  • Successfully designed and developed several high complexity embedded software projects for optical networks equipment, involving extensive amount of analog and digital HW interaction and control, laser auto-tuning, stabilization and device drivers in a multi threaded real-time fashion.
  • Optimized and rewrote existing code through effective cooperation with hardware teams. Significantly improved real-time processing and forward compatibility while reducing maintenance time by over 70%.


Electrical/Electronic Engineering

University of Genoa

5yrs University Degree in Electronics Engineering - Assessed by Canadian Council of Professional Engineers as Bachelor Degree in Electrical/Electronics Engineering.


Results oriented IT Project Manager with 12+ years of broad ranging progressive experience that includes designing, implementing, operating, supporting, planning and integrating leading-edge Telecommunications Networks and Software solutions, with diverse business practice in manufacturers and service providers. Successful in national and international assignements throughout a diverse set of technologies, environments and responsibilities with proven track record in delivering large complex projects, from Embedded Software to Unified Communications, VoIP and Transport Networks implementations. Ability to provide strong leadership with clarity in direction and purpose while building team's synergy and motivation to drive projects, products and business to success.


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Project Management Institute


American Management Association