John Mc Cann

Summary

An influential leader with a strong background in wireless telecommunications, workflow management, process engineering and software automation. Proficiency in driving high performance and innovation while preserving budget requirements. Practiced in communicating with seasoned executives in both technical and sales organizations. Expertise in network design, performance optimization and in-building systems. A talented public speaker that inspires strong well bonded teams. Expert communicator that demonstrates credibility, reliability and honesty.

Work History

Work History

Summary of Sprint Nextel Experience

7/1/2000 to 6/1/2002

Sr. Manager of RF Engineering

Responsibilities included a $10M capital budget, engineering management and coaching, budget review and compliance, network engineering planning and review, network quality assurance, and cross functional communication with national engineering and local sales.

3/16/1998 to 7/1/2000

Senior RF Engineer

Responsible for leading and managing the overall design strategy for the network, including spectral efficiency, system modifications, software tool design and implementation, capital budgeting, and in-building strategic launch

4/22/1996 to 3/16/1998

RF Engineer

Responsible for cellular network design including cell site placement, network modification plans, traffic plans, path balance calculations and frequency engineering.

10/3/1994 to 4/22/1996

System Performance Engineer

Responsible for optimization of the network including technical identification of network anomalies, determination of root cause and implementation of solutions

Sep 2009 - Present

National Director of Engineering

Ericsson

Responsible for network standards, network performance, and statistical achievement on the CDMA, EVDO and iDEN networks in the U.S. totaling over 65,000 cell sites and 50 million customers.

Achievements:
  • Over-achieved SLA targets by 200% for our customer
  • Leading team to achieve $10M in cost savings in 2010
  • Developed $50M in network improvement proposals to position the client successfully against the competition
  • Planned off-shore targets to create greater engineering efficiency
Responsibilities:
  • Engineer all aspects of RF Network
  • Research and develop new engineering products, methods and procedures
  • Create a consistent customer experience across the nation through standardized engineering approach and methods
Apr 2008 - Sep 2009

Regional Director of Engineering

Responsible for the overall performance of 25,000 cell sites covering nearly 20 million customers in a geography that consists of 18 states in the Upper Northeast section of the United States.

Achievements:

  • Developed and executed VP level views of the business to execute cost control and quality improvement measures
  • Rolling out alternative backhaul strategies to design cheaper and more reliable paths for data transport
  • Executed the FCC Rebanding order while achieving the best ever network grade of service
  • Motivating and inspiring the engineering team while our company goes through a significant transformation in leadership with 100% retention of key staff
  • Automating¬† engineering fault detection to achieve greater work force efficiency

Responsibilities:

  • Measure and execute CDMA and EVDO GOS improvement plans
  • Execute successful traffic and frequency management plans across the entire region
  • Analyze and design long term solutions for network errors, customer affecting issues and cost overruns
  • Partner with cross functional national organizations to improve operational cost and profitability
Nov 2005 - Apr 2008

Director of Engineering and Operations

Achievements:

  • Leading statistical position in mission critical metrics
  • Developed enhancements to achieve network efficiency to comply with FCC guidelines while maintaining network quality
  • Successful team integration post-merger Sprint/Nextel
  • Negotiated the technical aspects for $50M sale of fiber/node assets in Chicago

Responsibilities:

  • RF Engineering
  • CDMA, iDEN and EVDO technology
  • Key network metrics and performance for 1700 cell sites and over 1.2 M customers
  • Network and team integration of recently purchased Affiliates and Partners
  • Interface with Motorola and Lucent on network infrastructure
  • Site Build Plan
  • Site Modification Plan
  • Network operational performance and uptime
Jun 2002 - Nov 2005

Director of RF Engineering

Achievements:

  • Markets that consistently maintain the best GOS statistics in the country
  • Led the development and implementation of the Automatic Frequency Planning Software that realized a nationwide savings of over $24 Million
  • Managed a yearly customer growth rate of 110,000 net customers

Responsibilities:

  • Network operations and growth for Illinois, Indiana, Wisconsin and Minnesota
  • Network metrics and performance for 1700 cell sites and 1.3 M customers
  • Lead and manage a team of 42 engineers, contractors and managers
  • $30M network capital budget
  • Reviewed Network Designs, Build Plans and Optimization Plans
  • Develop department budgets, staffing plans, training plans, and career paths
  • Recruit and hire leaders and team players

Education

Education
1989 - 1994

Bachelor of Science