Strategic Development * Team Leadership * Vendor Management * Contract Assessment SDLC * Policy Development * Quality Assurance * System Analysis * Integration Security Program Management * Configuration Management * Data Management, Design PMP * Technical Support * Operations Management * Process Improvement Documentation * Requirements Definition & Gathering * Troubleshooting * Use Case Design CISM * Security Governance * Acceptance Testing * Procedure Development Network and Infrastructure Design * Data Mart & Data Warehouse * Staff Management Estimate Generation * Budgeting, Cost Analysis * Information Risk Management
CAESARS ENTERTAINMENT * 2011- Present Caesars Entertainment Corporation is the world's largest casino entertainment company.
IT Security Program Management Acting as interim PCI Program Manager, assisting with on-going PCI compliance efforts. Supporting all activities co-led by the CISO and the VP of Enterprise Risk Mgt. Helping managing the PCI Program plan, milestones, resources, deliverables as well as identifying, assigning, and scheduling required solutions and resources. Developing the Program management approach, reporting structure, overseeing and actively developing all Program documentation; this includes Feasibility Studies, RFP`s, responses, charters, vendor contracts, scope statements, project plans, project requirements, and project risk tracking; leading the planning and development of all project deliverables. Creating Project Plan/Work Breakdown Structure framework; this includes defining work scope, authorizing work, assigning and controlling budgets, and monitoring progress, securing acceptance and approval of deliverables from the Program sponsor and stakeholders. Also assisting with the development of capital and operating funding requirements for each project approval cycle. Tasked with ensuring that compliance projects are executed within the specified time frame and in line with budgetary estimates indicated during the project-planning phase. Excellent analytical skills with the ability to identify requirements and effectively coordinate solutions. Working with the QSA and other consulting partners, managing vendors' activities, relationships and legal requirements.
SOUTHWEST GAS CORPORATION * 2009 - 2010 Natural gas service to more than 1.8 million customers.
IT Security Project Management Provided information system security consulting services including the alignment of regulatory requirements, business strategies and Information Technology security systems. Perform Risk Assessment activities, including evaluation of security controls, threats and vulnerabilities. Create, review and recommend policies, procedures and compliance resolving solutions. Develop Information Systems-wide standards, procedures and controls. Identify and develop business processes, business impact analysis, business contingency plans, disaster recovery plans and risk assessment management/mitigation across the enterprise. Sustain direct communication with senior and middle management to ensure recommended and developed security operations meet senior management expectations to attain business objectives. Perform extensive system analysis while developing and conducting complex presentations to present detailed findings. Perform project management duties, plans, and timetables while coordinating with multiple vendors. Analyze and communicate impact to business leaders and stakeholders. Formulate schedules and maintain appropriate expectations while creating opportunities for success.
BECHTEL SAIC LLC * 2004 - 2009 Leading Scientific and Engineering nuclear effort by the Department of Energy (DOE)
Information Systems Staff, IT Project Manager Built and managed high-performance technical team conducting software programming, engineering, business analysis, application support, data integration and database administration. Controlled over $2M in resource and capital budgets. Oversaw the development, review, and execution of information system applications and
data integration initiatives designed to meet customer needs across a wide variety of technical areas and situations. Noted for superior project management, communication initiatives, and devising creative solutions to business problems through the application of a wide range of technical and management principles. Managed project schedules, budgets, reports prioritized tasks, established deadlines and resources. Performed application implementation, maintenance and provisioning of support services to all business units.
Spearheaded the implementation and successful integration of new software development as well as commercial software, including data migration, transition and metadata management. Drove the development of a full disk encryption pilot program for Safe Guarded Information (SGI) Utilized Business Intelligence tools and methodologies to report analyze and present data. Overhauled key processes in accordance with Information Technology Infrastructure Library, delivering marked productivity gains. Developed new workflow processes. Built and maintained key relationships with customers, outside vendors, carriers, and service providers. Utilized in-depth understanding of multiple business lines to meet challenges and develop project scope. Provided guidance and direction to team members. Conducted detailed threat, risk, and vulnerability assessments, including targeted evaluation of data sensitivity for confidentiality, integrity, and availability. Operated as business liaison between IT Department and business units, and ensured complete understanding of customer requirements and available IT products and services. Recognized for superior policy and procedure development, department directives, and review. Noted for effective resource recruiting, ensuring optimal utilization, and increasing cross-functional teamwork. Maintained high service levels, closed knowledge gaps, fostered continuous improvement measures, and ensured 100% nuclear regulatory compliance during tenure.
BECHTEL CORPORATION * 1999 - 2004 Leading Global Engineering, Procurement and Construction Company.
Information Technology Project Lead- Pipe works Project Provided outstanding technical and supervisory support for the installation and maintenance of a corporate LAN and WAN infrastructure, server and SQL database environment encompassing detailed network analysis, diagnosis, and issue resolution. Demonstrated ability to analyze and adjust services to changing situations. Built servers, and coordinated the timely installation of both software and hardware for Windows 2000 Operating Systems. Championed continuous improvement measures. Performed Domain Administrator duties, built and maintained SQL databases, Maintained MS Exchange, performed design and troubleshooting of active directory database. Attained in-depth knowledge of new technologies. Managed computer operations spanning multiple sites, and served as crucial liaison between Bechtel and Pipeworks Inc.
Undertook comprehensive redesign of network infrastructure, increasing network speed and overall reliability of servers and databases. Strengthened operational disaster recovery through implementing data backup plans, equipment and procedures.
IT Network Analyst- Global Commercial Initiative Played crucial role in the design and development of an infrastructure implementation effort producing a worldwide Oracle 11i database rollout initiative. Analyzed system network performance through Oracle and SAP profiling, network base lining, and network capacity planning. Managed stakeholder involvement, created architectural design documentation and infrastructure drawings. Assembled detailed conceptual diagrams, executed presentations, tested current infrastructure latency, captured network loads and assessed ephemeral data. Formulated test criteria and evaluated quality of service. Identified critical Service Level Agreements (SLA).
IT Project Automation Lead- Hovensa Delayed Coker Project Directed, managed, and successfully implemented IT Automation Plan for Hovensa Coker project. Developed resources, controlled budgets, and established schedules. Executed infrastructure, hardware, software, database client/server installations, and achieved recognition for timely troubleshooting. Installed and maintained site infrastructure, including DS1 (T-1) frame relay circuit, Cisco routers, multimode fiber, and Ethernet to multiple nodes miles apart. Installed and managed IIS, MS Proxy, MS Exchange, and Oracle 8i Database Servers. Designed layout of fiber optic and LAN cabling, CSU/DSU POTS equipment interface, telecom wiring, RAS services, terminal blocks, video conferencing equipment, and site web cameras. Maintained PBX database and Lucent G4 switch. Forged working relationship with partnered IT department of Hess Oil Company.
Delivered significant cost savings through proactively installing fiber optics across the project. Noted for far-ranging Bechtel applications expertise, as well as routinely going beyond job responsibilities to strengthen infrastructure and improve key processes.
DATUM INCORPORATED * 1996 - 1998 Company specializing in the design and manufacturing of precision timing equipment.
Network Product Manager Managed 15-person staff in support of IT network timing products, as well as technical sales for network timeserver product line. Assessed customer needs, managed expectations and delivered recommendations on designed services, implementation, and integration issues spanning multiple product lines. Conducted technical and executive level presentations on solutions and product direction. Crafted marketing plans, developed forecasts, and created budgets. Identified product enhancements, as well as new sales possibilities. Performed inside Sales Manager duties. Managed RFP development, as well as crucial business relationships.
Oversaw trade show selection, management, setup, and teardown activities. Analyzed and improved sales processes, resulting in marked profitability gains. Conceived, developed, and executed presentations for Fortune 500 companies.
LORAL SPACE & RANGE SYSTEMS * 1988 - 1996 Aerospace Systems Engineer Space Shuttle Program professional working directly with NASA as a Computer Systems Engineer for Loral Space and Range Corporation, Lockheed Martin and Ford Aerospace.
EDUCATION Sociology Major - Bridgewater State College Medical Technology & Data Processing Certification - Harold Washington College Bachelor of Science, Information Systems Management - Columbia Southern University
PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATIONS CISM Certification ITIL Certification MCP Certification Citrix Certification Emergency Medical Technician Certification Electronics Instructor Certification Air Force Space Command - 32 Certifications - 57 technical courses A+ Network Certification
Six Sigma Training Completed PMP Cert in process CISSP Cert in process
AFFILIATIONS/MEMBERSHIPS ISACA Member IEEE Member PMI Member AITP Member Citrix Technology Member United States Military Veteran Inactive TS Security Clearance