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Project Engineer - Consultant

-Managed plant communications network upgrades in parallel with Y2K Remediation and Compliance project execution. Coordinated vendor upgrades of plant mixing software and Allen Bradley PLC logic controllers.-Supervised fiber network installations during manufacturing plant physical expansion to support CAPRI SUN ALL NATURAL® juice drinks and new capabilities to produce OSCAR MAYER® LUNCHABLES®.

Dec 2010Present

Founding Member | Social Media Marketing

Ultimate Life Company

I  am a Founding Member and Independent Contractor of the Ultimate Life Company, Inc. (ULC); a for profit division of Together We Can Change The World, Inc. Current Projects Include: - Development and Implementation of a Social/Network Marketing Strategy. - Development of a web presence to support marketing membership benefits of this education/training product. - Creation of appropriate copy for marketing.

Jan 2009Sep 2009

Management & Project Consultant [Virtual]

Relationship Capital Institute

My role in the  Relationship Capital Institute organization was to bring strategic planning and innovative collaboration management to focus the efforts of several start-up initiatives.

Those initiatives were as follows:

- Develop web presence concept as well as plan and execute on delivery of the same

- Train editorial staff/contributors in blogging technology and administration

- Train staff in SEO methodology and aid in development of strategy to use same

- Coordinate and manage volunteer activities related to project and content creation

- Support development of long term vision and potential 'value add" projects for portfolio

- Stratagize, Develop and Deliver presentations regarding the high level business plan for RCI

Of worthy note is the fact that RCI is a totally virtual effort with contributor and management having never met face to face and existing almost wholly in Skype conferences and cloud computing document shares. The new complexity of virtual collaboration and volunteer "boot-strap" efforts to support this start-up were often encountered, conflicts resolved and cultural norms established without the physical presence of any participants.

May 2008Dec 2008

Management & Project Consultant [Virtual]

Relationship Networking Industry Association

I have been supporting the Relationship Networking Industry Association (RNIA) since May of 2008. I was originally volunteered/engaged to consult on project management. My Roles and Responsibilities within RNIA were as a Consultant: - Project Management - Internal Volunteer & Offshore Resource Management - Innovation Consultation - Business plan development - Content Creation and Review - Creative online marketing approaches RNIA is dedicated to helping entities learn how to build healthy and supportive personal and business relationships. Relationship Capital and Reputations are the core measurement of networking value. RNIA seeks to embed these concepts and processes into the networking industry. The RNIA Common Body of Knowledge (CBOK) best practices standard was assembled from time tested processes of communication based in values. RNIA has existed for several years as a non-profit organization building relationships with thought leaders and continues these days.

These activities spawned the development of a commercial start-up entity called Libertango. The entity approach, product lines and services were created as a strategy in parallel to the RNIA project efforts.

Oct 2007Dec 2007

Project Manager / Web Design [Virtual]

Group Technology of Trumbull Inc

Strategic Web Content and Design Consulting, including Search Engine Optimization plan for the creation of a site to support Group Technology's business growth strategy.

Jul 2007Aug 2007

Sr. Project Management Consultant

BDG, LLC

US Government ALUI Project RFP Response

- Develop Project Management/Agile SDCL Approach Response to RFP- Participate in RFP Oral Q&A Interviews hosted by House of Reps- Co-develop rigorous questionnaire to elaborate RFP/Project scope- Co-develop portions of second and third responses to RFP- Outline Risks related to project

Jan 2003Jul 2007

Sr. Project Management Consultant

Group Technology of Trumbull Inc

Client: Unilever Home & Personal Care North America, Inc.

-Completed feasibility study of vendor outsourced DR solutions for MS Exchange and Blackberry for 25,000 email clients in North and Latin America. Final recommendation supported by Global and Regional Architects.-Reviewed, re-engineered, negotiated Disaster Recovery Policies and Procedures to support multi-regional re-organization and creation of a unified contingency response team across North and Latin America. Team members were geographically separated throughout discussion and negotiation processes.

-Managed Tape Consolidation RFP and subsequent vendor contract negotiations. Vendor proposed designs were to support 2000+ servers’ data protection requirements. Drafted and presented business cases based on final responses and architect recommendations. Delivered two finalist proposals to stakeholders featuring a consolidated Virtual Tape disk array and secondary LTO3 tape architecture.

Jan 2001Jan 2003

IT Project Manager Consultant

Group Technology of Trumbull Inc

Client: Unilever Global Infrastructure Organization (GIO) & Best Foods

-Initiated, designed, planned and executed processes & procedures for migration of 15,000+ email clients in North America. Clients were migrated from old systems at a max rate of 1200 users per 4 day weekly cycle.-Managed 8 Indian offshore resources, for a full year, to deliver North American scripted applications supporting 10,000+ desktop deployments. Created and delivered scripting training to offshore resources.-Managed QA of packaging outputs prior to deployment. Managed, scheduled and coordinated User Acceptance and IT applications group testing facilities.-Drafted policies, procedures and processes for onshore requirements gathering and scripting submission. Transferred inputs to offshore resources resulting in delivery of quality application packages.

Jan 2000Dec 2000

QA Project Manager Consultant

-Managed the QA processing of approximately 1700 scripted applications for automated deployment, most of which were in-house or legacy software.-Coordinated the processing of outputs from 20+ scripters; 4 of which were QA team direct reports and tasked with the UAT and Quality control relative to these scripts. Project outputs supported the deployment of applications to 10,000+ desktops.

Mar 1999Sep 1999

Project Manager & Network Engineer

-Evaluated and Performed Y2K remediation of hardware and software as required across 56 external offices and main office. Developed and deployed appropriate backup plans and disaster recovery processes and procedures.-Diagnosed and documented network issues, designed and implemented project plan to resolve as necessary. Coordinated installs, upgrades and consolidations of new and redundant databases in remote offices.

Feb 1997Mar 1999

ISP Network Engineer and Consultant

- Managed ISP dialup customer base of 4,300 clients. Planned and implemented backup strategy for servers hosting 400 websites.-Performed due diligence on transfer of ISP backbone provider to more cost effective vendor. Planned and executed parallel IP environment to minimize customer affects during migration.-Coordinated technical aspects of divesture of ISP division to Mindspring via customer base acquisition. Completion of this project resulted in 400,000.00 infusion to core business.

Education

1995Present

Various

PROJECT MANAGEMENT TRAINING

  • Project Planning and Program Control Processes, Project Management [PMTOnline.com] | June 2008 - Sep 2008
    • Project Planning and Program Control Processes is a comprehensive 45-hour workshop taken to fulfill Project Management Institute PMP renewal PDU requirements and to explore at a working level the fundamental processes of planning a project thoroughly and then manage the project to the plan (Program Control). - project planning payback - the investment and the return - Defining, managing, and modeling project work-scope, work inter-dependency (relationships) - Developing effective time and resource project models - The time analysis process (float analysis / critical path management / etc.) - The resource planning process - Project change control - establishing and managing project baselines (technical / schedule / cost) - Measuring and managing performance, risks and opportunities - Using project management software as a project planning and program control tool
  • PMP Boot camp [Cheetah Learning] | Apr 2005
  • Microsoft Project 2003 - Level 1 Training [ElementK] | Jan 2005
  • U-Plan / Clarity Training - Process (Workflows) | Jan 2005
  • U-Plan / Clarity Training - Timesheets |Jan 2005
  • U-Plan / Clarity Training - Properties and Document Manager | Jan 2005
  • U-Plan / Clarity Training - Look and Feel | Dec 2004
  • U-Plan / Clarity Training - Team and Tasks |Dec 2004
  • U-Plan / Clarity Training - Project Lifecycle Awareness |Dec 2004
  • IT Project + Certified Professional (Comptia, Inc.) | Feb 2002 | ID Number: COMP10062604

LEGACY TECHNICAL & OTHER CERTIFICATIONS

  • Cisco Certified Network Associate [CCNA] (Cisco Systems, Inc) | Oct 1999 | Cisco ID: CSCO10038752
  • MS 1567 Microsoft Windows Professional Course [HTR, Inc.] | Dec 1999
  • MS 1594 Installing and Configuring Microsoft Windows 2000 File, Print and Web Server [HTR, Inc.] | Dec 1999
  • Microsoft Certified Professional [MCP] (Microsoft) | Jul 1998 | Microsoft Certified Professional ID: 1057977
  • Microsoft Certified Professional + Internet [MCP+I] (Microsoft) | Jul 1998 | Microsoft Certified Professional ID: 1057977
  • Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer [MCSE] (Microsoft ) | Jul 1998 | Microsoft Certified Professional ID: 1057977
  • Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer MCSE NT 4.0  Bootcamp [ICTS] | Mar 1998 - Apr 1998
  • A+ Certification (Comptia, Inc.) | Dec 1997 | Candidate No. 1C6AE5
  • Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist (Atwood Institute for Research and Education) | Dec 1995 | Certificate Number: W79-2913
Jun 2004Oct 2009

BS

American Sentinel University

In 2007 I took a full-time career sabbatical to retool and complete my formal education via American Sentinel University (A.S.U.). My focus was on business and project management thus ensuring my capabilities to deliver maximum tangible Project ROI to clients and employers. These capabilities include Web 2.0 tools and processes supporting cost effective remote/virtual capabilities and creating efficiencies for my clients and for me to manage project requirements gathering, team development, plan execution and strategic business planning activities.

Skills

Collaborative Project Management
Virtual Project Team Management [Offshore]
Project Management Consulting

Certifications

Feb 2002Present

IT Project + Certified Professional

Comptia, Inc.
Apr 2005Apr 2012

PMP [Project Management Professional]

Project Management Institute

Portfolio

Summary

Collaborative and process oriented project management contractor since 1997 with core experience in rigorous requirements elaboration/project definition, initialization and planning as well as delivery of complex and technical project implementations. Proven tenacity in pursuing stakeholder commitment to objectives, clarifying definition of misaligned projects and initiatives within strategic portfolios and conflict resolution across cross-functional teams.

SELECTED ACHIEVEMENTS

  • Develop and manage QA/User Acceptance Test 1000+ Wise custom application scripts, in support of 10,000 seat Windows 2000 roll-out, using 12 project resources.
  • Managed custom script development project for integration lab in support of new OS and required client applications. This was a deployment initiative for 8 separate North American locations, two business units’ sales teams as well as other subsidiaries/business units, using 6 offshore developer resources.
  • Transfer multiple T-1 circuits to new ISP backbone provider. This involved planning a parallel network for both providers until transfer had been accomplished with seamless service delivery to the dial-up and hosting customers.
  • Deliver Y2K Remediation solution to 13 Eastern region manufacturing plants. This remediation included PLC, specialized automation equipment as well as the office PCs and network equipment.
  • Coordinated on-site delivery of SAP Order to Cash and RFID logistics infrastructure
  • Consolidate 25Million+ accounts receivable into one central office DB and network. Included backup and back-out procedures, validation of DB integrity, and physical movement of Server and data.
  • Market and transferred 4300 ISP customers to Mindspring.com supporting division divestiture. Resulted in a $400,000.00 cash infusion and refocusing of corporate purpose and strategic direction.

EXPERIENCE PROFILE

  • Seasoned professional, with outstanding project planning, execution, monitoring and resource balancing skills with ability to support multiple simultaneous projects in a matrix organizational structure.
  • Excel at communicating with stakeholders to provide accurate reporting and information regarding the ongoing projects and initiatives.
  • Experienced in coordinating, negotiating and motivating outside vendors and off-shore resources in support of time line and IT project deliverables.
  • Effectively training, motivating and mentoring on-site and offshore junior managers, engineers, developers and technicians.
  • Superior coordination of user acceptance testing of final IT infrastructure and software development deliverables through iterative evolutions.

SELECTED PAST PROJECTS

  • Mid-Atlantic Manufacturing Plant and Office Y2K Remediation
  • Gentran EDI Windows NT to AIX Transition/Migration
  • Global Service Request & Fulfillment Process Development
  • Americas Disaster Recovery for MS Exchange/Blackberry
  • Corporate User Demographics Data Warehouse Design
  • Sun Identity Manager Design & Deployment
  • ISP Division Sale & Acquisition Transition (Mindspring)
  • Data center Network Backbone Vendor Transition
  • Offshore Scripting Resource Training & Mentoring
  • Oracle Database Infrastructure Consolidation & Migration
  • Multi-regional DR Requirements Gathering & Continuity Process Design
  • Data center Tape Backup Solution Design, RFP and Implementation
  • Data center-wide AIX Version upgrades Initiative
  • Unix and Windows Server builds
  • Legacy Server Decommissioning Initiative
  • Tivoli Infrastructure Design & Implementation (TPC, Tivoli & TWS)
  • ISP Customer Hosting Infrastructure Migration
  • North American Email Infrastructure Installation (Cluster Architecture)
  • North American Email User Migration (10,000 plus seats)
  • North American Desktop Applications Scripting & Deployments
  • Co-Authoring Cisco and Microsoft Technical Certification books for Syngress Media
  • NA Video Conference Capability Deployment
  • Disaster Recovery projects:- DR for DMZ- DR TWS process design- DR RFP for Americas

SPECIALTIES

Scripted Custom Application Packaging ♦ User Acceptance Testing (UAT)  ♦ IS & IT Infrastructure Build-out ♦ Process Design/Redesign ♦ Project Scope/Planning Foundations ♦ Global Integration Planning ♦ Collaborative Management ♦ Virtual Project Teams ♦ Consultative Problem Solving ♦ Cross-Functional Team Coach ♦ Strategic Planning ♦ Risk & Change Management ♦ Data Center Move/Consolidation & Infrastructure Optimization ♦ Web Development ♦ Mass User Migrations ♦ Network Management & Ops

Social Networks

Accomplishments, Achievements and Contributions

  • Co-Authored "MCSE Migrating from Windows NT to Windows 2000 Study Guide" (Exam 70-222)
  • Co-Authored "CCNA Test Yourself Practice Exams", 2nd Edition (Exam 640-507)
  • Hospital Corpsman A-School | Graduate with Honors | US Navy San Diego, CA | May 1989
  • Advanced Laboratory Technician C-School | Graduated with Honors | US Navy San Diego, CA | Oct 1990
  • Served as a Japanese speaking missionary in Sapporo, Japan | 1982 - 1984
  • Eagle Scout
  • Together We Can Change the World, Inc. D.B.A. My Power Mall | Bellingham, WA | Mar 2007 - Present
    • Independent Contractor - Support the philanthropic goals through social media promotion and management of personally sponsored independent contractors using my project management & IT experience