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1 Midvale Heights, Vaughan ON, L6A 0C9 | 416-995-6099 | firstname.lastname@example.org
An exceptional leader with a multitude of experience in technical and strategic management of network and security infrastructure supporting complex and globally scaled organizations in both the public and private sectors, with specialized expertise in architecture development, system integration, and end-to-end project management. Offers an exceptional technical acuity harnessed in providing network communications with international reach combined with a proven talent for identifying and capitalizing on multimillion-dollar cost savings opportunities. Brings strong leadership competencies and a continuous improvement-oriented leadership style exercised in optimizing the effectiveness and efficiency of project and operational efforts. Possesses extensive knowledge of network architecture and design accrued in strategic planning, thought leadership, design, and implementation of sophisticated architecture for globally present enterprise level organizations. Further possesses specialized expertise in fully virtualized, cloud-based environments.
Data Centre Architect – Cloud and Networking Services (CNS) Feb 2014-Present
Cisco Systems, Toronto ON
CNS is responsible for providing architectural guidance, best practices, and recommendations on how customers can leverage Cisco architectural solutions to bring maximum value to their stakeholders.
Clients: NJ Transit, Jasper, Starbucks, CN Rail, Great West Life (GWL), Insurance Corporation of British Columbia (ICBC), Toronto 2015 (PanAm Games), Shared Services Canada, National Bank, UofT, and CSA Group
Plan, Design and Built New Jersey Transit’s Data Centre to migrate over 500 servers with 100G Data Centre switching fabric.
Reviewed Data Centre Architecture, Design, and provided recommendation based on Cisco Best Practices for Jasper, Starbucks and CN Rail as part of the CAP Program.
CN Rail Network audit: Performed a network audit on the CN Montreal DC network infrastructure. The audit reviewed current network configurations against Cisco best practices
Designed ICBC’s next generation Data Center using Cisco’s Virtualized Multiservice Data Center (VMDC) architecture.
Led and Developed network migration plan to migrate the Data Centre from Kamloop, BC to Calgary, AB using OTV technology.
Provided technical leadership and solutions for the PanAm Games Organizing Committee – TO2015 including Data Center and Venue architecture and design.
Evaluated the Data Center network design and configuration audit for Email Transformation Initiative (ETI) project, one of the largest IT projects in Canada for Shared Services Canada (SSC).
Audited Nexus configuration and provided recommendation based on Cisco best practices for National Bank’s Data Center.
SENIOR SOLUTIONS CONSULTANT Feb 2013-Feb 2014
Bell, Mississauga ON
Engaged by Bell Business Markets to provide leadership and design solutions for Data Center projects including Data Center Architecture and Design as part of Professional Services team for varies Canadian Enterprise customers. As well, to make recommendations to improve efficiency and optimize assets.
Clients: Loblaw Limited and Manulife Financial
Provided technical leadership and guidance for the Data Center design and architecture for Loblaw and Manulife primary Data Centre.
Delivered completion of Loblaw Data Center on time in order to achieve the planned migration schedule.
Leveraged the Cisco Nexus platform to improve the infrastructure with top-of-rack, end-of-row designs, and reduced the requirement for support resources by developing secondary and tertiary access to the environment.
Instrumental for deploying some of the latest Data Center technology such as; OTV, VPC, Fabric Path to achieve the best in class Data Center Design.
Played a key role in developing a migration strategy and planning with active Data Center operations.
Reviewed and recommended the Loblaw Data Center Design and Architecture using Cisco Nexus Data Center Switching with three-tier design.
Documented detailed network architecture and design supporting the LAN/WAN environments, developing strategic documents, and improving templates.
NETWORK LEAD – DCS TRANSITION PROGRAM Jan 2011- Feb 2013
eHealth Ontario, Toronto ON
Recruited by this agency tasked with the development of Ontario’s electronic health records system in a consultative capacity to take the lead in network architecture development for the Data Center Strategy Transition Program with the aim to develop a fully virtualized, cloud-based environment, allowing for significantly improved network access and stability. Prioritized high-availability, agility, as well as reliability, in addition to ensuring that value was optimized for assets.
Delivered completion of the Data Center both on time and on budget and achieved a 90% virtualized environment in alignment with the organization’s Virtualized First Policy and infrastructure as a service objective.
Selected as lead architect for the Data Center and supporting disaster recovery site, working with existing infrastructure to inform the design and rebuild of data backup and DR capabilities.
Provided leadership and guidance to a six-member network staff regarding the details of infrastructure design and build, planning workflow, coordinating security/network groups, and creating time-based milestones to improve on execution.
Developed a framework for laboratory testing for the new Data Center infrastructure components.
Took on a senior lead role in the migration of applications from the Markham Data Centre to Guelph Data Centre.
Played an instrumental part in the planning and execution of 75% of mission-critical applications with core accountabilities in environmental analysis and planning for migration and integration with the new cloud-based setup.
Documented detailed network architecture and design supporting the LAN/WAN environments, developing strategic documents, improving templates, and spearheading intensive testing involving 400+ individual cases.
MANAGER – WAN INFRASTRUCTURE Apr 2010-Jan 2011
TEAM LEAD – WAN INFRASTRUCTURE Jun 2005-Mar 2010
SENIOR NETWORK SPECIALIST – WAN INFRASTRUCTURE Oct 2001-May 2005
RBC Financial Group, Toronto ON
Launched an award-winning technical career with this leading Canadian financial institution in a senior networking specialist role in WAN infrastructure before taking on progressive team lead and managerial positions with oversight of a twelve-member Wide Area Network infrastructure team and a mandate to improve costs, productivity, billing, and service delivery.
Manager – WAN Infrastructure
Parachuted in to develop and direct a $20M refresh project for global branch and ATM networks and manage end-to-end hardware replacements for 1,500 branches and 3,000 ATMs in Canada as well as 500+ US branches.
Negotiated with external vendors and partners as well as internal procurement to improve the discount on the refresh project and dramatically enhanced project management at the strategic level prior to the bid process.
Succeeded in renegotiating the Multi-Protocol Label Switching contract for the US branch WAN network, reviewing market pricing, and managing price checks and RFI development to net $3M+ in annual operating cost savings.
Prioritized and allocated workflows to ensure the prompt and responsive delivery of network solutions to RBC business units, and streamlined resources and projects to achieve a strategic balance between critical and cost-saving efforts.
Oversaw and continuously reviewed Service Level Agreements with service providers to ensure operational safety and data security for capital markets, retail banking, and investment divisions in major finance centres worldwide.
Team Lead – WAN Infrastructure
Served as lead architect in the integration of the RBTT network for over 100 locations in fifteen Caribbean islands into the RBC Global Network, striving consistently to improve project management through direct, hands-on leadership.
Earned recognition for superlative team leadership and project management in the post-merger and acquisition of Royal Bank Trinidad and Tobago with key achievements in rationalizing the technology and maintaining network scope.
Delivered consultative network support to the RBC mergers and acquisitions team in the assessment of potential companies for purchase from a networking infrastructure and cost perspective.
Senior Network Specialist – WAN Infrastructure
Migrated the international network and extranet from Frame Relay to MPLS in over fifteen countries, accruing more than $4.1M in savings over three years, in addition to earning a “STAR” Award recognizing outstanding contributions on an M&A in Australia.
Integrated the Capital Market International network into RBC Enterprise for a $1.1M yearly savings, and led the design and implementation of a North American SNAP backbone network to yield further savings of $1.6M.
Developed and rolled out a standard troubleshooting procedure and documentation for the enterprise network, and implemented QoS at WAN edges to support video and voiceover capabilities over the wireless network.
SENIOR NETWORK ANALYST – NETWORK SERVICES May 1996-Oct 2001
Transamerica Life Canada, Scarborough ON
Engaged with this Canadian insurance provider to lead the design and maintenance of the corporate network supporting 150 remote offices and 1,000+ LAN users, provide third-tier support in isolating and resolving technically complex issues within a multiprotocol network environment, and manage the introduction of new technologies such as routers, switches, and software into the production environment.
Education & Professional Development
Master of Science (MSc.) in International Management (expected 2017), University of Liverpool, Liverpool, UK
Master’s Certificate in Project Management (2009) Schulich School of Business, York University, Toronto ON
Diploma in Engineering Technology (1996) Seneca College, Toronto ON
Additional Professional Development
Cisco Certified Internetworking Expert – CCIE Data Centre
Strengthening Employee Relationships – Managerial Excellence 200 Series
Project Management Framework for Infrastructure Project Managers
Performance Enablement Workshop for People Managers
RBC Coaching Essentials Web-Based Learning
Juniper Network – Routing | Implementing Cisco MLPS
Project Management Nuts & Bolts | Advanced BGP Configuration & Troubleshooting (AGBP)
Cisco Certified Network Associate | Cisco Certified Network Professional
AREAS OF EXPERTISE
Network Design & Implementation | Networking Architecture | System Integration | Data Migration | Operational Cost Savings
Technical Team Leadership | Global LAN/WAN Support | End-to-End Project Management | Cloud Computing & Virtualization
System Testing & Validation | Capital & Operating Budgets | Strategic Planning & Execution | Vendor & Supplier Relationships
nal procurement to improve the discount on the refresh project and dramatically enhanced project management at the strategic level prior to the bid process.