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     Date Submitted:20-06-2017
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     Current job:Program Director
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Europe only
     Date available:within 2 months
     Industry:Civil Agencies/International Organizations, Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, Satellite Operators, , , Launch Systems, Business Services
     KeywordsProgram Management Systems Engineering Financial Experienced Professional, Team Lead
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    SENIOR MANAGER

    EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

    Large-Scale Program Management - DoD Experience - Earned Value Management - Application Development - Cost Reduction

    Inventive and results-driven professional skilled in managing multiple contract types, which include IDIQ, Firm Fixed Price (FFP), Cost Plus Award Fee (CPAF), Cost Plus Fixed Fee (CPFF), and Time and Materials (T&M). Strong background in developing revenue projections, bid and proposal strategies, and ensuring profitability. Outstanding strategist who is able to deliver record-breaking revenue growth in highly competitive business markets. Dynamic record of top performance in developing a team that is able to achieve aggressive goals in highly critical environments.


    CORE COMPETENCIES

    Architecture Design ~ Process Improvement ~ Procedure Development ~ Requirements Identification

    Software Management ~ Systems Analysis ~ Customer Relationship Management

    System Design ~ System Installation ~ System Integration ~ Technology Deployment

    System Sustainment ~ Product Management ~ Program Management ~ Team Leadership


    RECENT EMPLOYMENT HISTORY

    UltiSat Inc., Gaithersburg, MD, USA                      2016 – Present

    Delivering High-Value Satellite Networks in over 130 Countries on 7 Continents.

    Program Director (2016 – Present)

    Responsible for the execution and growth of a portfolio of 16 world-wide programs in support of U.S. DoD and Government customers.  Program baselines include FFP and CP contracts in both an IDIQ environment and stand-alone contracts.  Programs operate 24x7 on a worldwide basis with a geographically dispersed team using deployed field service technicians is each active theater and AOR.  Responsible for program baselines which include both satellite and terrestrial capacity to ensure customer data reaches source to destination regardless of world-wide locations.

    Responsible for the life cycle financial performance: bid, budgeting, and execution to ensure a profitable portfolio baseline

    Management of customer expectations and on-going status.  Main POC for all problem resolution activities

    Responsible for program execution 24x7 to ensure constant service delivery, coordinating problem escalation and resolution

    Weekly and monthly program performance assessment and reporting to both UltiSat senior management and customer expectation  and program management

     

    DRS Golbal Enterprise Solutions, Stuttgart, Germany                         2009 – 2016

    A world-wide provider of satellite communication systems and engineering services.

    Senior Program Manager (2009 – 2016)

    Responsible for the execution and growth of a $497M IDIQ and the $269M follow-on FFP, CP, CPFF contract with US Navy SPAWAR Atlantic to provide the Morale, Welfare, and Recreation (MWR) Internet Café baseline to the deployed US and Allied forces serving in the Middle East, Afghanistan, and surrounding areas.  Baseline consists of up to 1100 individual Very Small Aperture Terminal (VSAT) communication suites throughout various hostile and environmentally austere areas.  Responsible for 70 field technicians deployed to hostile areas and 50 program management personnel.  The entire team is geographically separated throughout multiple time zones (8+ hours difference) and continents. 

    Responsible for the financial performance ($118M+ yearly revenue at high point), assessment, and projection of the program management baseline.  Instituted controls and processes to ensure repeatable monthly assessments and accountability.

    Rated as the top division program manager every year.

    Instituted specific controls and processes to improve and streamline Delivery Order proposal generation, review, and validation procedures to ensure an improved and more accurate proposal development and delivery process.

    Oversight of the corporate approach to CMMI Level 3 certification for the MWR Internet Café program as the leading edge supporting the Division plan for certification with 12 months.

    Responsible for the daily network performance of the baseline including multiple technologies which vary by Area of Responsibility (AOR).  Administration and oversight of program Network Operations Center for the program.  24x7 operations and full customer interaction for all issues and resolution.

    Responsible for the entire Delivery Order baseline (140+) and execution of all current orders (20-30 active at any given time).  Includes resource allocation to correctly apply required expertise across multiple simultaneous efforts.

     

    INTEGRAL SYSTEMS, INC., Colorado Springs, CO, USA                    2002 – 2009

    (Now: Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc.)

    A provider of satellite communication systems with 570 staff members and $160M in revenue.

    Senior Manager (2006 – 2009)

    Program Manager, CCS-C (2004 – 2006)

    Deputy Program Manager (2002 – 2004)

    Systems Engineering Manager (2002)

    Promoted rapidly through a series of increasingly responsible leadership positions during a period of accelerated growth. Directed, executed, and managed numerous highly critical programs, which included Command and Control System Consolidated (CCS-C), Satellite Control Network Contract (SCNC), and multiple National programs. Ensured on-time completion of all projects. Oversaw 106 full-time staff members, while providing performance evaluations and compensation planning programs. Mentored five Program Managers in all aspects of program management, including cost management, project generation, and project execution. Maintained an annual budget of approximately $40M. Performed business development support while analyzing business needs and developing innovative technical solutions.

    Directed the CCS-C program, the largest in the organization. Provided team leadership, management, and motivation to ensure all project initiatives were on time and under budget. Project resulted in contract receiving consistent excellent award fee determinations by the Air Force Space and Missile Center and added more than $100M to the contract value.

    Championed the development of alternative solutions that maximized the use of multiple available funding types, which circumvented potential budget cuts.

    Developed and enhanced revenue recognition forecasting process, providing accurate quarterly and yearly estimates and a higher quality projection for investor release and support validation.

    Saved the Air Force customer $MM by ensuring on-schedule availability of CCS-C system for the support of Wideband Global SATCOM satellite.

    Consistently earned excellent program ratings, resulting in maximum realized profitability for all programs.

    Led organization to a successful CMMI Level 3 assessment, the initial rating for the company.

     

    LOCKHEED MARTIN TECHNICAL OPERATIONS, Schriever AFB, CO, USA           1995 – 2002

    A provider of engineering and operational services to government customers.

    Senior Staff Systems Engineer (1998 – 2002)

    National Reconnaissance Office (NRO) Operations Squadron (1998 – 2002)

    Center for Research Support (1995 – 1998)

    Served as the Lead Systems Engineer on classified Air Force satellite operations supporting the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO), utilizing the Launch and Network Control satellite ground system. Project included the assessment and analysis of hardware and software architecture. Provided direction to the System Engineering, Integration, and Test Team. Supported customer needs in a high-growth environment. Designed and integrated a new UNIX-based distributed architecture satellite command and control system, which included analysis, design, and implementation of critical products. Integrated third-party products into systems architecture, while analyzing capabilities versus requirements to develop product and system level test procedures.

    Spearheaded the design and implementation of installation and upgrade process, ensuring accurate pre-installation planning and testing. Project led to the high availability of the LANCE system to support critical National resources.

    Led the development and implementation of satellite commanding solutions for research and development satellites.

     

    PREVIOUS EXPERIENCE

    AMERICAN TECHNICAL RESOURCES, INC

    Systems Test Manager               (1995)

     

    LOCKHEED TECHNICAL OPERATIONS COMPANY

    Staff Engineer                 (1990 – 1995)

     

    US AIR FORCE

    GPS Lead Planning and Analysis Officer                (1985 – 1990)

     

    CERTIFICATIONS

    Program Management Institute (PMI) Certification as Program Management Professional (PMP)             06/2010

    ITIL V3 Foundation Certification                  12/2011

     

    EDUCATION

    Master of Science, Computer Science and Software Engineering                (1993)

    Colorado Technical University, Colorado Springs, CO, USA

    4.0 GPA

    Bachelor of Science, Mathematics with Concentration in Computing          (1985)

    University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN, USA

    Graduated cum laude

     

    CLEARANCE

    TS/SCI           SSBI Investigation    (read out 03/2009)

    U.S. Secret    Current          


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