Retired IT Solutions Architect

 

Proven record of success in leveraging existing and emerging technologies, mentoring

project teams, and acting as a customer liaison to deliver best of breed solutions

 

An accomplished, forward-thinking IT executive with 30 years of experience developing technical solutions resulting in competitive costing approaches and winning proposals. Proven record of success leading worldwide deployment of enterprise-class solutions leveraging emerging technologies  Consistent delivery of results that included fully optimized performance and secure operations.  Able to orchestrate complex initiatives in global, cross-functional organizations.  Highly regarded for innovation and integrity in mentoring, guiding, and supporting top-performing teams that exceed goals.  Active top-secret clearance (reinvestigated in November 2016).

 

 

Core Competencies

•  Team Building & Leadership  •  Creativity & Innovation  •  Technical Pre-Sales  •  Cloud Computing  •  Solution Architecture •  Requirements Analysis   •  Information Technology  •  Initiative •  Deployment & Migrations •  Process Improvement  •  C-Level Communications  •  Client Relations 

 

 

Experience & Accomplishments

 

Solution Architect, BAE Systems Intelligence & Security, McLean, VA - 2014-2017

Solution Architect for BAE Systems Intelligence & Security sector, Office of the President.  Responsible for leading the development of innovative, compelling solutions for IT infrastructure engineering and sustainment opportunities being pursued by business areas within Intelligence & Security sector.  Served as the Solution Architect and technical Subject Matter Expert (SME) for acquisitions conducted by our customers across the Intel, Defense, and Civilian markets covering both enterprise-wide as well as point solutions for full life-cycle IT infrastructure engineering   and sustainment requirements.

 

Recent Solutions:

 

 

Senior Solution Architect, Xerox Federal Solutions, Fairfax, VA - 2012-2014

·    Recruited by SVP, Strategy & Business Development as a key member of proposal team pursuits, leading teams to develop technical solutions
resulting in competitive costing approaches and winning proposals.

·    Developed solution strategy, selecting criteria, business requirements, and win themes for services delivering reliability, quality and cost containment.

·    Created strong working relationships with subject matter experts, operational groups, financial teams, and peer organizations.

 

Highlights:


 

L-3 Communications Inc., Reston, VA - 1994−2011

Overview: Joined the company as a Systems Architect in 1994 when it was known as SSDS, Inc., prior to a series of acquisitions.  Was promoted over a 17-year span through a number of increasingly responsible management positions, culminating in promotion to Vice President, Microsoft Solutions.  Built and led an award-winning Microsoft practice consisting of Microsoft-certified engineers and developers; assisted government and corporate customers both nationally and internationally with the accelerated adoption and productive use of proven solutions in a heterogeneous enterprise-wide technical landscape.

 

Vice-President Microsoft Solutions, L-3 STRATIS - 2005−2011

Led STRATIS worldwide deployment of enterprise-class solutions leveraging Microsoft technologies..  Plannedd and implemented numerous installations and authored corresponding operational documentation..  Reviewed proposals in providing guidance from a technical and customer standpoint..  Coached and mentored teams of engineers and developers to ensure high levels off employee engagement and to earn the confidence and trust of customers in creating and delivering best of breed solutions..  Acted as a liaison between customers and project teams; interacted frequently with C-level contacts.

 

Services scope:

·    Army: 12,000 users, across 80 agencies, 24x7, classified and unclassified networks

·    Air Force: 40,000 users, 900,000 email messages per day, 900 servers, classified and unclassified networks

·    Unified Command: 98,000 users, 600,000 email messages per day, 400 LANS, 24x7, worldwide

·    Federal Agency: 14,500 users, 24x7, 15 locations

·    State Government: 10,000 users, 471 locations, seat management

·    County Education: 2,800 teachers, 30,000 students, 13,000 desktop workstations, 57 locations

·    Executive Office of the President

 

 

Education, Training & Certifications

 

 

Technology Areas of Expertise

 

Desktop as a Service (DaaS), VDI, Crowdsourcing, OCR, Imaging, Cloud Technologies, IaaS, PaaS, Microsoft Azure, Amazon AWS,  Office 365
Exchange, System Center, Windows Server, Active Directory, Managed Desktop Services.

Business processes that rely on documents containing unstructured information.

 

 

Recent Publications

 

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