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     Date Submitted:27-10-2011
     Last Modified:30-10-2011 (01:29)
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     Current job:Managing Director
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:immediately
     Industry:Satellite Operators, Business Services
     Keywordsprogram/project management
    CV

    PROFESSIONAL SUMMARY:

    •    More than 20 years of program/project management experience.
    •    Innovative and effective executive with deep experience satisfying customers with useful products, effective solutions and successfully managed projects.
    •    An entrepreneurial, customer-oriented self-starter, with a history of delivering bottom line profits and on-time, on-budget projects.
    •    Effective team leader and organizer.
    •    Skilled in every facet of business operations.
    •    Broad technical experience in wide area networking, SDLC/PDLC and digital media.
    •    Skilled communicator who can earn the confidence of customers, internal decision makers, team members and subcontractors.
    •    Managed projects have run a gamut from satellite network construction to television program production; software development projects to custom user manuals and marketing objects.


    AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

     
    •    Portfolio Management
    •    Program Management
    •    Project Management
    •    Product Development
    •    Product Management
    •    Product Marketing
    •    Business Development
    •    Contract Negotiation/Management
    •    Cross Functional Teams
    •    Change/Configuration Management
    •    International Business
    •    Network Construction
    •    Requirements Development
    •    COTS Procurement

     
    PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:

    ISIS, LLC. Vienna, VA                                      10/94 – Present
    Managing Director
    Serves telecom providers with program support activities, emphasis in technical solutions and strategies for program capture, product and solution design and management, documentation assistance for technology sales, marketing, and program management efforts.  Projects of note follow:

    Direct General Insurance, Nashville, TN                         2/11 – 9/11
    ISIS Contract Project Manager / EPMO

    Project Management in Enterprise Program Management Office for non-standard Property/Casualty (auto) insurance company.

    •    Lead project for procurement of new billing, policy administration systems;
        $3+M capital budget.
    •    Created project plan in Eclipse project management tool using MS Project.
    •    Conducted requirements analysis; interviewed 20+ stakeholders from multiple business areas, requirements summarized in document for inclusion in RFI.
    •    Identified, qualified potential vendors.
    •    Created Request for Information package incorporating requirements.
    •    Ran RFI team, reducing 12 responders to 5 for demonstrations.
    •    Worked with legal to obtain Non-Disclosure Agreements from selected vendors.
    •    Conducted status, go/no go briefings for executive management.
    •    Conducted multiple day-long vendor demonstrations.
    •    Commenced RFP Draft; project now on hold at least one year - funding issues.

    •    Lead six internal upgrade projects for remediation of existing billing system. 
    •    Created Charters, Project Plans, participated in weekly project reviews.
    •    Created Requirements, Obtained resources, managed delivery of software upgrades for AS400 mainframe with . Net front end and consumer web interfaces.


    SpectraRep, Chantilly, VA                                2007 – 2010
    ISIS Contract Project Manager / Product Manager

    Project Management for nationwide rollout of Digital Emergency Alert System under FEMA contract, for Presidential-level wide area digital media alert delivery system.
    •    Customer-facing role.
    •    Intense information security testing via DOD/JITC (Joint Interoperability Test Center).
    •    Managed TIR (Test Incident Report) Resolution.
    •    Managed Change / Configuration Management; EVM inputs.
    •    Equipped and tested 300+ PBS stations with digital signal distribution equipment.
    •    Arranged nine state EMOC Pilots as subset of overall demonstration project.
    •    Inconnection with the above, managed:
    -    Procurement
    -    Logistics
    -    Inventory tracking
    -    Installation troubleshooting
    -    Spares & Repairs
    •    Interaction with PEPAC and PEP station representatives.

    Product Management for AlertManagerTM browser-based alert and warning software.
    •    System generates Common Alerting Protocol XML streams with digital media attachments for use by State/Local Emergency Management Agencies (variant of Presidential-level system) for Amber, Weather, and other emergency messaging. 
    •    Customer-facing role.
    •    Product Roadmap, Product Documentation/User Manuals;
    •    Software Testing, Change and Configuration Management, Defect Tracking;
    •    SharePoint, Project, Visio, SubVersion.


    Public Broadcasting Service, Arlington, VA                    1997 – 2006
    ISIS Contract Program Manager / Business Developer

    Program/Product Management for PBS Distribution Services, $34M Rev., $28M Net Inc.
    •    Customer-facing role.
    •    Management of transponder grooming projects (frequency reassignments/occasional customer moves) kept fill factors in excess of 90% across all PBS transponders.
    •    Managed customer transponder assignments, uplink coordination, PBS Satellite Operations Center (SOC) Interactions.
    •    Consulted with outside Engineering firm and SOC on Link analysis, frequency assignment, access management, interference management.
    •    Through PBS Legal Department, responsible for contract negotiation, contract drafting, contract management, renewals.
    •    Conducted strategic planning, transponder protection planning, business continuity/ disaster recovery planning, transponder insurance research.
    •    Competitive analysis/pricing, business development, sales.

    GTE Spacenet, McLean, VA                                            1986 – 1994
    Director, Program Management
    •    Owner / operator of telecommunication satellites serving Fortune 500 enterprise, federal & state government, broadcasting and education markets.
    •    Satellite Services Business Unit general manager.
    •    P&L responsibility for $93M revenue stream.
    •    Weekly program reviews before entire executive staff.
    •    Personnel responsibility for eight program managers.
    •    Managed cross-functional project teams >20.
    •    Customer-facing role.
    •    Working project manager; supervised construction of Oregon Ed-Net, managed ongoing operations for IBM, Sears VideoTeleconference networks.
    •    Managed software development project for Skystar Digital Television Service.
    •    Wrote initial specification/requirements document
    •    Managed SDLC from GUI Design to customer Rollout
    •    Managed spinoff product development for Luminary data network product

    Western Union, Northern NJ and Dallas, TX                                1982 – 1986
    Director of Sales / Product Management
    •    Customer-facing roles.
    •    Company operated communications satellites and terrestrial voice, data and video microwave network.
    •    Managed Sales and Marketing for SCPC satellite services and Texas terrestrial microwave network.
    •    Created & sold solution for first hybrid satellite and terrestrial system for CBS Television regional news gathering.
    •    Created SkyData product line of standardized SCPC Terminals and bandwidths.


    EDUCATION & CERTIFICATIONS:

    Bachelor of Arts -- Government
    Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL

    Project Management Professional
    Project Management Institute
    #1367603 Expires November 2013




    SKILLS:
     
    •    Windows XP/ 7, Mac OS X
    •    MS Office Suite
    •    SharePoint
    •    MS Project, Visio
    •    Eclipse
    •    Telecom Wide Area Networking
    •    Satcom
    •    Microwave
    •    Fiber

     


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