Proven leader with experience in Data Transport Services, Wireless Engineering, System Operations and Network Planning
GovNet, Inc. August 2016 - October 2016* Served in a consulting role to develop organizational structure and process improvement for moving from a construction/network deployment company to an operating company.
* Developed field service regional maintenance plans and an emergency operations procedure for operational coverage across the state of Arizona.
* Negotiated interconnection agreements with Tier 1 providers for diversity benefits and cost reduction
Director of Engineering and Operations
Transworld Network, Corp. April 2010 - July 2016* Manage the engineering and deployment of the broadband wireless network
* Manage Construction resources and project scheduling
* Prepare RF Engineering design and capital appropriation to secure project funding
* Manage FCC filings for the registration of licensed frequencies
* Develop Engineering standards for the installation of Tower and Radio Equipment
* Manage Network Operations Center (NOC)
* Manage site acquisition activities and new program development
* Prepare new network design and determine system coverage capability
* Present new system deployment designs to customers
* Develop special pricing packages for the purchase of new Motorola Equipment
Vice President of Engineering and Operations
US Signal, LLC January 2005 - September 2007Responsible for the planning, design, implementation and operation of the entire US Signal Network. Led a team of 50 employees and 5 direct reports through major system expansion projects with tight customer driven deadlines. Doubled the size of the network and quadrupled capacity on all major backbone routes. Held fiscally responsible for a $25M annual capital budget and a $10M operating budget. Managed the operation and maintenance of over 8,000 route miles of fiber optic cable, 80 points of presence and 5 large scale colocation facilities through state of the art monitoring systems and operation of a world class Network Operations Center (NOC). Reported to the President as well as the Owner of the company regarding all capital expenditures and service implementation.
Vice President of Operations
Cinergy Communications/Cinergy Networks April 2002 - December 2004Responsible for daily operation of the company including the Network Operations Center, Field Operations, Engineering, OSP Construction, Provisioning and Project Management. Developed and implemented customer driven solutions using a combination of in-house and outside resources. Established process improvements to accommodate 100% annual revenue growth and a 200% increase in fiber optic route miles. Managed a capital budget of over $50 million and annual revenue base of over $30 million. Managed and directed a staff of 70 employees through 5 direct reports.
Director of Network Deployment
American Electric Power/AEP Communications September 1997 - April 2002Through a staff of thirty employees and three direct reports, directed the planning, business development and network deployment of all fiber optic communications programs and services. Responsible for the planning, engineering design and construction of a 7,000 mile network with high-end SONET and DWDM capability. Established business relationships and developed pricing proposals with customers to provide wholesale carriers-carrier, competitive access services and dark fiber or joint-build turn-key construction services.
Director of Transmission Operations
Illinois Power Company June 1988 - September 1997Directed fifteen electric system coordinators and four electric system planning engineers in the planning, operation and coordination of all high voltage transmission facilities (345KV and below) within Illinois Power’s control area. Managed the $100 M capital and O&M budget for operation of the electric transmission system. Established pricing policy and open access tariff development strategies. Responsible for all transmission service contracts and power coordination agreements with wholesale customers. Represented Illinois Power on several committees including the Midwest Independent System Operator, Mid-America Interconnected Network (MAIN), Edison Electric Institute and the Electric Power Research Institute.