Matthew Castelli

Matthew Castelli

Summary

    I am a problem solver, a creative thinker, and a brilliant innovator who rises to any challenge and can find workable solutions even when presented with conflicting requirements. I am both a businessman and an engineer with over 22 years experience in network infrastructure design, architecture, engineering, management, security, operations, and support of voice and data networks.

    My business accomplishments include:

    ·One of two co-founders of Talis Data Systems (formerly DataSecurus, LLC, a computer hardware security manufacturer). [Note: I sold 100% of my interest in July 2008.]

    ·Classified Program Manager responsible for business and technical architecture implementation and service delivery for 48,000 NMCI (Navy and Marine Corps Intranet) classified (SIPR) seats.

    ·Developer of strategic initiatives and coordinator of business development activities for domestic and international government agencies, and international allies, including product introduction and negotiation of distribution, support, reseller, contract, and GSA channels.

    My technical accomplishments include:

    ·Author, Network Consultants Handbook (ISBN 1-58705-039-0, Cisco Press), Network Sales and Services Handbook (ISBN 1-58705-090-0, Cisco Press), LAN Switching First-Step (ISBN 1-58720-100-3, Cisco Press), and Physical Security (ISBN 1-xxxxx-xxx-x, Prentice Hall) and have taught CCNA/CCDA, A+, Network+, and Security+ classes.

    ·Backbone architect for design and delivery for industry first Web-via-TV application (to 4,000+ hotels across North America).

    ·Extensive background and experience in the architecture, design, engineering, operations, troubleshooting, and support of voice (PCM and VOIP) and data (analog, digital, and optical) networks in physical and virtual, fixed and remote environments.

    I possess an active TS/SSBI clearance (per JPAS: Eligibility of Top Secret on 2007 12 19 DISCO).

    In summary, I can design the program strategy, execute the tactics, and deliver the service.

    I look forward to discussing what problems and challenges I can solve for you.

Work History

Work History

Sr. VP, Strategic Programs / Director, Cloud Computing

FCN, Inc.

FCN, Inc., Rockville, MD, March 2011 – Present

Director, Strategic Programs and Services, Cloud Computing

Creator and implementer of corporate Cloud Computing and Security practices, with heavy focus Departments of Defense (DoD) and Justice (DoJ), establishing channel partner relationships, reseller negotiations, and business development activities

·Cloud Computing practice director activities include customer briefings and new technology introductions, providing company-wide direction in areas of policy and business planning regarding solution design and acquisition of product and services for resale to new and existing business channels.

·Security Practice focusing on strategies, delivery, and servicing of products and services to customers addressing customer data, logical access, and physical access security supporting compliance and oversight of their environment and general IT controls, such as required for Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA) compliance

Nov 2009 - Mar 2011

Contractor Program Manager

FBI (Tangible, Inc Contractor)

Tangible, McLean, VA, November 2009 – March 2011

Vidar Program Manager, FBI

Program manager for FTEs responsible for the virtualization of FBINet (Vidar, a FISMA system), including establishing (for FBI IT Services Division) ITIL-based policy and planning for virtualization related functions, including infrastructure design, development, product acquisition, and data and network security infrastructure for the physical-to-virtual migration and new service creation of virtualized hosting services for the FBI, to also include policy creation and management of Operations and Maintenance (O&M) activities for the migrated virtualized environments (Concept Lab, Staging, and Production environments), andprinciple liaison with [internal] program customers, partners and sub-contractors.

·Manage all aspects of Program Activity for multiple (80+) concurrent projects virtualizing FBINet and its hosted services, including 650+ Windows-, Linux-, and Sun-based servers and associated application services, including the planning, directing, and managing of technical operations of the virtualized data center environment assuring development and implementation of cost-effective and efficient (virtualized) systems meeting the FBI customer’s current and future mission requirements.

·Manage the continuing installation, testing, and operation of Blade Servers, Intel based servers running STIG implemented ESXi, Windows, or Linux, Routing/Switching of IPv4/IPv6 connections, Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE), 10Gb Ethernet, Fiber Channel Switching, Firewall operations, and Cisco Unified Computing System (UCS) and Dell blade server hosted implementations, includingplanning, scheduling, organizing, and administering program and project tasks, schedules, and associated (hardware/software/labor) budgets.

·Manage the installation, testing, support, and operation of Storage Area Network (SAN) and Network Attached Storage (NAS) storage devices, including backup and recovery operations for Continuity of Operations (COOP)/Disaster Recovery (DR) configured environments.

Sep 2004 - Apr 2009

Director, Government and Military

Talis Data Systems

TALIS DATA SYSTEMS (formerly DataSecurus, LLC), San Diego, CA, September 2004 – July 2009

Co-founder and Chief Technology Officer (DataSecurus, LLC) San Diego, CA – Washington, DC

Director, Government and Military (Domestic and International), San Diego, CA – Washington, DC

(formerly DataSecurus, LLC & Holocom Networks/MultiDomain PC)

As Co-founder and CTO, raised $1.5M investment capital, and achiever of product delivery and growth goals in: research and development (R&D), sales and marketing, manufacturing, support, and distribution and delivery effort. As Director, Government and Military, drafted and executed strategic and tactical business operations plans, and negotiated and managed distributors (supply-chain and delivery), resellers, and end-user support effort. [Note: I sold 100% of my interest in July 2008.]

·Program manager for Secure MultiNet PC hardware, firmware, and software research and development (R&D) effort, including government security regulation compliance, distribution and integrator and service provider negotiations, and product positioning with domestic and international reseller/integrator partners and customers.

·Developer of strategic initiatives and coordinator of business development activities for domestic and international government agencies, and international allies, including product introduction and negotiation of distribution, support, reseller, contract, and GSA channels.

·Strategy developer and executor of tactical business plans targeting Department of Defense community users and applications, including, Navy and Marine Corps (NMCI, IT-21, NIPR/SIPR, JWICS, NNPI, BUMED, and Legacy) and Army (NIPR/SIPR, JWICS and Legacy) communities of interest.

Vice President, Eastern Area, Washington, DC

Manager of East Area operations, including EMEA (Europe, Middle East, and Africa) business development, delivery, and implementation efforts.

·Manager of business development and service delivery teams including new and existing account management, growth initiatives, and solution delivery and implementation for several government and civilian agencies regarding Holocom’s protected distribution system (PDS) for interior SIPR cabling infrastructure.

·As Navy Program Manager, director and coordinator of all business development and compliance testing and acceptance efforts (with NETWARCOM and SPAWAR) regarding the Holocom Networks (and subsequently Talis Data Systems) product suite for the Department of the Navy.

Jun 2003 - Sep 2004

Deputy NMCI Network and Secure (Classified) Solutions Program Manager

EDS

EDS representative at NMCI Security/Technical Enterprise Advisory Group (S/TEAG) conferences, developing infrastructure solutions and NMCI related policies for the Department of the Navy.

  • Manager and trainer of eight (8) senior engineers and architects in all phases of the classified infrastructure and NMCI’s classified network implementation ($300M/yr revenue, 48,000+ seats), including driving and facilitating programmatic activities achieving a 300% increase in classified seat delivery projections.
  • Developer of business rules pertaining to the application and implementation of Technical Operations solutions into the NMCI architecture, including site specific implementation achieving classified seats deployment in half the projected time, realizing program revenue on average two years ahead of contracted projections and DITSCAP/DIACAP requirements. 
  • Drafter and publisher of NMCI Classified Process Playbook, a 300-page Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) Dictionary.

Information Assurance (IA) Liaison (2002), Tampa, FL

EDS liaison on-site (Tampa/St. Petersburg, FL) with Raytheon (NMCI IA partner) managing program-wide Information Assurance (IA) issues affecting Navy and Marine Corps infrastructure and customer.

Jun 2001 - Apr 2002

Director/Network Architect Engineer

Global Crossing

"Tier 2” technical director for Solutions Engineers for the Mid-Atlantic/Southern Region and Government Markets, including, WAN design review/approval and LAN application environments, including COTS/custom applications, database and application traffic flow, server topology and routing/routed protocols.

Feb 2001 - Apr 2001

Senior Sales Engineer

Viewgate

·Designer, facilitator and manager of software product R&D/Proof of Concept effort with Verizon in Verizon's (New York) Applications Lab while serving as the primary source of technical support and service to internal and external sales and software development teams.

·Subject Matter Expert for networking architecture and technologies for product marketing and development addressing design, implementation, and network management resulting in successful proof-of-concept testing for company's new network and service management software suite.

Jan 2000 - Feb 2001

Principal (Managing) Consultant

http://www.neteffect.com

Accountable and effort coordinator for 25-30 engineers and consultants, including resource management, training activity coordination, budget concerns and revenue ($5M+/yr.) generating activities.

-  Manager and director of several wide area network and security implementation projects, including topologies, transport methods, hardware, routing, firewalling, and vendor interaction, including hands-on xDSL, VoX and Internet network and design for New York City CLEC (serving 2M+ residential customers) and an industry-first approach to a three-site, full-up redundant data center design for the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts.

- Creator and manager of product, process, and sales methodology for field teams performing detailed network discoveries to address emerging technological advances and to resolve operational issues for customer LANs and WANs.

Oct 1992 - Jan 2000

Enterprise Network Engineer/Technical Consultant

MCI / MCIWorldCom

Enterprise Network Engineer/Technical Consultant 4, Tysons Corner, VA, 1997 – 2000

Enterprise Network Engineer/Technical Consultant 3, Omaha, NE, 1996 – 1997

·Designer of virtual private networks (VPNs) and wide area networks (WANs) for 450+ small-/mid-market ($300K+/month) and global enterprise customers ($1M+/month) achieving reliable network infrastructure in a cost-effective manner meeting each customer’s individual service requirements while meeting all Service Level Agreements/Service Level Guarantees (SLAs/SLGs).

·In-house subject matter expert and trainer for account representatives regarding all MCI/MCIWorldCom’s data products portfolio and best positioning practices of these products for customer requirements.

Eastern Data Test Center, Engineer I/II, Swing Shift Supervisor, Reston, VA – Cary, NC, 1992 – 1996

·Trainer and supervisor of 22 data test engineers regarding both test engineering and test center supervisor duties and responsibilities for MCI’s Data Support Eastern Test Center (ETC), the flagship test center resolving 7,500+ data circuit trouble tickets/service inquiries per month.

Jul 1988 - Oct 1992

Cryptologic Technician (Communications)

United States Navy

Cryptologic Technician (Communications) (CTO2/E5), Tech Controller

Skills

Skills

Cloud Computing

Vendor Management

Sales and Vendor Contracts

Startups and Early Growth

Technology / Business and Marketing Development

Computer and Network Security

Hardware & Software R&D Management

Strategic/Tactical Planning of Network and Network Resources

Classified Infrastructure, Policies, and Procedures

Physical and Logical Layer Network Architecture and Design

Internet, LAN, and WAN Architecture and Design

LAN, WAN, and Internet (VPN or Public) based network architecture and infrastructure design.

Education

Education
Jun 2009 - Present

Juris Doctor

http://www.concordlawschool.edu/

Applicants who have completed a bachelor's degree in a regionally or Distance Education and Training Council (DETC)-accredited institution in the United States that is approved by the State Bar of California will be considered for admission to Concord's JD law degree program. This part-time program is grounded in core bar courses. Students in the Juris Doctorate program must successfully complete at least 22 to 24 units of coursework during each of four years.

Jun 2009 - Present

Executive Juris Doctor

Concord Law

The online EJD program, pioneered by Concord Law School, is designed for individuals who have an interest in the law or whose careers would benefit from a legal education. It is a three-year, part-time program that provides a core of required courses, then offers students the freedom to choose a course of study tailored to their needs. EJD graduates use their online degree to advance theircareers, expand their employment opportunities, or increase their personal knowledge without having to meet the regulatory requirements associated with becoming members of the bar.

Mar 2009 - Dec 2009

Masters in Business Administration

Western Governors University

In this online MBA program, you’ll learn all the essential skills and knowledge needed. This program includes five domains of study and completion of a capstone project.

  • Management and Strategy
  • Leading People and Teams
  • Creating and Maintaining Business Values
  • Products and Customer Relationship Management
  • Innovation

Total Program: 32 Competency Units (credit equivalents)

May 2008 - Apr 2009

Certified MBA (CMBA)

Western Governors University

The WGU Master of Business Administration program content is based on the knowledge and skills that provide expertise in the areas of business and management. The graduate level business core prepares graduates to demonstrate advanced business concepts in the areas of financial reporting, analysis, and markets; domestic and global economic environments; creation and distribution of goods and services; and, human behavior in organizations. Students demonstrate mastery in the following subject matter; organizational behavior, operations management, strategy, accounting, finance, economics, marketing and quantitative analysis.The graduate‐level leadership and professionalism subject area covers many of the non‐technical leadership issues that face organizations. The leadership and professionalism assessments address the human rather than the technical side of organizations. The graduate‐level management and strategy assessments prepare graduates to thoroughly demonstrate an understanding of manager roles, information technology for the manager, operations, and graduate‐level strategic management.

Apr 2008 - Dec 2008

B.S.

Western Governors University

In this online technology management degree program, you’ll learn all the essential skills and knowledge needed. This program includes eight domains of study and completion of a professional portfolio.

  • Information Technology Management
  • Foundations
  • Liberal Arts
  • Business Law and Ethics
  • Marketing and Business Communications
  • Finance, Accounting, and Information Technology
  • Organizational Behavior and Management
  • Economics, Global Business and Quantitative Analysis

Total Program: 120 Competency Units (credit equivalents)

Mar 2007 - Dec 2007

B.S.

Western Governors University

The WGU Bachelor of Science in Business – Information Technology Management program content is based on the knowledge and skills that provide expertise in the areas of business and information technology. The emphasis of the B.S. in Business – Information Technology Management program is to develop more effective managers in the information technology management field. It combines the technical expertise in information technology with business application and management skills.

Certifications

Certifications
Jan 2000 - Present

Selected Accomplishments

Pearson Publishing, et. al.
Oct 2000 - Oct 2003

CCDP

Cisco
Oct 2000 - Oct 2003

CCNP

Cisco

Top Secret/SCI

Department of Defense