Professional Experience:

 

Overview:

 

The past six years I have been a Visiting Assistant Professor at Murray State University working in the Telecommunications System Managements (TSM) program. I have helped develop and teach both undergraduate and graduate TSM courses that have a large critical thinking and applied knowledge component. The diverse objectives of the TSM program and the applied knowledge of the TSM curriculum mirror the experiences I gained the previous sixteen years I spent in the computer industry where I held progressively responsible positions in the areas of systems development, and systems services. My analytical and technical experiences in the industry range from developing real-time systems in assembly language to the design and nationwide implementation of a large Client-Server application with a then leading edge intranet component. My management experiences were gained in industry where I successfully managed numerous diverse projects from conception to implementation gaining a wide range of systems development methodologies and deployment experiences. I also gained international technical and management experience in Europe with Department of Defense and NATO projects. Interpersonal experiences were the basis of my ascent up the corporate ladder, whether to my team, my management or my customers I demonstrated highly effective interpersonal and communication skills. Highlights range from communications with and presentations to presidential appointees in the federal government controlling budgets in excess of $1 Billion to very large diverse user groups. I gained significant business development experiences as I progressively demonstrated the vision to leverage past successes and an ability to think outside the box.

 

Industry Experience: Unisys Corporation 05/83 8/99

 

Awards:

1997 PLUS+ recognized as one of twenty Best IT Practices in Federal Government

1996 - Federal Systems Program Manager of the Year

1996 - Federal Systems Program of the Year

 

1/98 8/99 Director, eNTerprise Solutions McLean, VA

Responsible to build a delivery organization to leverage the Unisys Microsoft Enterprise Alliance based on Microsoft Solution Framework processes while maintaining Unisys business disciplines. Organization exceeded 1998 goals in developing the skill depth and breath to become a leader in the development, integration and delivery of Windows NT related Enterprise Solutions. Generated revenue to cover the investment costs.

 

7/95-12/97 Manager, PLUS+ Program McLean, VA

At the request of former government customers, assumed management of the Government Services Administration Public Building Services (GSA/PBS) systems migration program. Developed a strategy to support current PBS business practices with an equivalent functional migration and meet the political objective to be off the legacy platform by the end of 1996. The strategy maintained equivalent functionality while providing a client/server environment with On-Line Transaction Processing (OLTP) using PowerBuilder client front ends and enterprise COBOL server applications. The end user environment was Microsoft Windows based. The Year 2000 solution was implemented. The most innovative portion of the solution was building a synchronized data-bridge from the legacy mainframe databases to Windows NT SQL databases to provide an open Intranet Information System development environment. Wrote Statements of Work (SOW) and proposals using two separate contracts to receive over $20.0 M of non-competitive delivery orders to finance the system migration. The migration lead to the purchase of $25M additional hardware for their enterprise giving the PLUS+ program over $45M of noncompetitive awards. The staffing of the project required the creation of a migration factory using three geographically disperse Unisys sites and a strategic subcontractor with a combined staff of 125+ resources working together through a Wide Area Network to share common enterprise server resources, LAN tools and development environments. A key component of the program was the highly successful $10.0 M fixed price task order for a major portion of the migration.

5/94 - 7/95 Manager, Business Development McLean, VA

Provided marketing and technical support to the business units within Unisys Government Systems Group (GSG). Primary responsibility was to consult with GSG marketing units on the resources, technologies and development methodologies required to develop innovative solutions to help broaden their market segments. Generated $4+M of services during this period.

7/92 - 4/94 Manager, Business Development Virginia Beach, VA

Developed a strategy to incorporate multiple Unisys resources to pursue an emerging market segment opportunity in the telecommunication industry. Managed the analysis, design, development and implementation of an information platform (IP) product based on Bellcore standards 1087 and 1325. Tools used included the Unisys READS, an automated requirements analysis and tracking tool. The CASE tool Software through Pictures was used for design to POSIX standards. The software development methodology followed the Unisys Total Quality Process (TQP) methodology throughout the development cycle. This adherence ensured the project supported the Software Engineering Institute (SEI) based software development improvement initiatives. Modular design to facilitate maintainability. All code written in ANSI-standard C to provide portability. The Unix IP system design meets the 99.999% up time require through total redundancy of all features and capability of software to support the loss of components without the loss of data. The IP also provides a standard Application Programming Interface (API) to provide the customer with the option for multiple application developers. During two years of management the project from the initial customer visit to initial contract award of $8.8M, the staff grew from 5 to over 40. By July 1995, the project became a Unisys corporate program with a development staff over 75 and supporting both foreign and domestic customers.

6/90 - 6/92 Manager Norfolk, VA

Managed the Unisys Southeast Services Center in Norfolk, Virginia. Responsibilities included management of a development team that produced the first Unisys A-Series commercial product using Open TCP/IP standards. This A-Series product enabled the A-Series to access a UNIX controlled Automated Cartridge Tape Library. The product allowed the A-Series, along with the Unisys 2200 mainframe and the IBM 3090 series to access the same automated tape library.

9/88 - 5/90 Project Manager Norfolk, VA

Managed the Public Building Service Information Systems (PBSIS) application support group. During this time the group migrated three legacy systems to new environments. One system was migrated to an mini-computer environment using a CASE tool. The other two systems migration required complete rewrite in the new environment. Additionally, the group developed and provided custom training to PBS users for these applications.

7/87 - 8/88 Supervising Programmer Analyst Norfolk, VA

Managed a computer center and supervised the system support for a General Services Administration (GSA) Public Buildings Service (PBS) project. Responsibilities included administration of A-Series mainframe, administration of several databases, and support for the legacy systems migration and data conversion teams. Technical lead for the design, development, and implementation of custom high volume data transfer utilities.

6/85 - 6/87 Senior Programmer Analyst Norfolk, VA

As staff engineer, responsibilities included design, installation, administration, and maintenance of the multiple site computer systems including Unisys A-Series, UNIX, and BTOS/CTOS LANs. Developed several custom programs in support of site production efforts. Developed and administered integrated courses in office automation products. After the Challenger problem managed a guidance code review team of 13 system engineers for the Titan 34D recovery program.

10/84 - 6/85 Project Lead Engineer Norfolk, VA

Managed a software development team in an Army micro BTOS based system. The responsibilities included system development, systems installation, interfacing with hardware manufacturing, customer interfacing, configuration control board participation, and plant and field-testing. Led initial systems installations and customer training in the United States and overseas.

5/83 - 9/84 Programmer Analyst Norfolk, VA

Provided design, code, and maintenance of various functions of the Navy Advanced Combat Direction System (ACDS) program following Government standards. Additionally assigned to various independent projects and frequently used as an instructor in Software ReUse methodologies.