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Gene
gwadman@comcast.net
5318 Olympia Fields Lane
Houston, TX 77069
Project Manager
26 years experience
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Dedicated, results-driven project leader and consultant accountable for driving complex product development, database and application design/development/deployment/migration, IT infrastructure and telecommunication projects. Background includes cost estimating, procurement, budgeting, managing global infrastructure initiatives and enterprise-level development solutions. Excels at managing diversified large-scale initiatives efficiently and effectively. Collaborates with executives, project teams and application vendor partners all the while leveraging strong communication skills and technical know-how. Strategic problem solver who understands how to identify and proactively resolve issues.

Experience
Project Manager
Jan 2019 - Jan 2019
Phillips66 * Led two initiatives to ensure all midstream measurement scheduling and transport support processes and software meet requirements to ensure timely pipeline distribution and storage of products. iCERT Global
Project Management
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Project Manager
Jan 2019 - Jan 2019
Houston, TX
Provide Project Management Professional (PMP) training to candidate groups preparing to sit for the PMP Certification examination.
Project Management Training Program Management
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Information Technology
Jan 2018 - Jan 2018
  • Led a large initiative Technology to build and implement a repeatable process allowing for Active Directory (AD) integrations as a service for all UnitedHealth Group acquired companies.
  • Led DXC Technologies project teams in building and deploying a Secure Enclave network infrastructure for locations in Southeast Asia, Europe, and the United States. This is to support the divestiture of legacy Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC) and Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) from Hewlett Packard.
M&A MS Active Directory Network Infrastructure
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Program Manager
Jan 2017 - Jan 2017
Austin, TX
  • Directed initiatives to upgrade and implement a standardized Next Generation Network (NGN) infrastructure for this digital marketing firm.
  • Upgraded Acxiom's LiveRamp layer 3 core network and internet layer, including standup, installation and cabling and configuration of devices (switches, routers, firewalls, load balancers, etc.).
Program Management Routers Switches Firewall
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Program Manager
Jan 2016 - Jan 2017
Okmulgee, OK
* Led a new hospital budgeting and planning initiative to ensure essential IT equipment and supporting infrastructure will be in place and operational when the move from old to new hospital. Worked closely with department heads and software/hardware vendors to meet both business and budget targets. The resultant implementation plan and budget was reviewed and accepted by the Tribal executive committee.
Program Management
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Project Manager
Jan 2015 - Jan 2016
Houston, TX
International Group
  • Project Manager
  • Led two major initiatives Upgrade Internet Explorer from end-of-life versions to IE11 for all platforms (Windows, XenApp, XenDesk) users in North America and Asia Pacific of which 650+ applications were migrated Restructure all users in North America to a new Active Directory (AD) Organizational Unit (OU) and Migrate all South American users to the same AD OU in order to facilitate single-sign on, etc. Conducted daily standups with team members and met bi-weekly with global program leaders to discuss program status, risks, and issues. Prepared and distributed status reports to senior leadership on a weekly basis.
Project Management MS Active Directory Windows
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Program Manager
Jan 2015 - Jan 2015
Austin, TX
* Led initiatives using SCRUM to upgrade and implement a standardized Next Generation Network (NGN) infrastructure for this digital marketing firm. Upgraded LiveRamp's (recent acquisition) layer 3 core network and internet layer to align with the Acxiom standard. Activities included standup, installation and cabling, configuration of devices (switches, routers, firewalls, load balancers, etc.) migrate layer 2 boxes, establish connectivity and redundancy, and migration to layer 3.
Program Management Scrum Firewall Routers Switches
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Project Manager
Jan 2015 - Jan 2015
The Woodlands, TX
* Implement a new Service Management Tool, HP's Service Manager 9.4.1 as a part of the Systems Technology Efficiency Program (STEP). Included oversight of multiple work stream activities to meet implementation date.
Project Management HP SA HP
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Project Manager
Jan 2014 - Jan 2015
Oklahoma City, OK
* Implemented a redundant Network Management System (NMS) with equipment in two (2) data centers located in OKC and Tulsa to support a Network Operations Center (NOC) in OKC. Worked closely with vendor partners (VMWare, Mosiac451) to ensure the resultant NMS and NOC were designed to manage communications equipment and data networks across five (5) areas in multiple states and provide analysis and referral of gathering, network, and facility related issues to appropriate maintenance and repair crews.
Data Center Project Management
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Jan 2014 - Jan 2014
Fort Worth, TX
International Group
  • Project Manager
  • 2014 (Jun
  • Aug)
  • Led several infrastructure initiatives associated with expanding the Global Enterprise Solutions infrastructure within the Enterprise Risk Management business unit
  • Global Risk Aggregation, Probable Maximum Liability (Catastrophe Modeling), and Igloo associated application migrations/expansion. The overall effort included new VMware (ESXi, vSphere, vCenter) implementations and SAN buildouts.
Project Management Risk Management vSphere
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Program Manager
Jan 2012 - Jan 2014
Houston, TX
Completed large infrastructure projects: Wireless Network Security
  • Deployed network controllers and access points across the globe in support of single global SSID which provides for network access authentication to the device (laptop, wireless printer, handheld, etc.) level. SAN Storage Consolidation
  • Migrated data residing on older CLARiiON storage arrays to newer and faster EMC VMAX storage arrays for 135 host Database, Citrix, and application servers North America. Significant Vendor management. Lync 2013 Upgrade
  • Upgraded Office Communication Server R2 to Lync 2013 to support IM, Presence, Web and audio/video conferencing for 60,000 worldwide users. Global Deployment. Significant Vendor management. SCCM 2012 Deployment
  • Deployed 150 new and replacement servers (CAS, Primary, Secondary, etc.) rebuilt 96 existing servers in an effort to upgrade to a more effective and efficient tool to manage global software distribution. Global implementation
  • Significant Vendor management. Upgrade Cisco Unified Communications Manager IP Telephone System
  • Upgraded four (4) Cisco Call Manager Clusters from version 7.1.5 to 9.1.x globally (Asia Pacific, N. America, Europe, Middle East. Replaced Cisco Attendant Console solution with the Fidelus Attendant Console solution. Significant Vendor Management. Installation of Packaged Cisco Contact Center Enterprise:
  • Installation allows voice calls to be queued and routed to up to 1000 agents based on caller input, database/account information and agent skills (North America). Significant Vendor Management AIG International Group
  • Houston TX Project Manager
  • 2010
  • 2012 (Jan
  • Mar)
  • Led multiple infrastructure initiatives: Exit Americas, Latin America, Europe, and Japan networks in support of the ALICO divestiture (28 sites) migration of all messaging services from AIG to the acquiring company project to provide network connectivity between AIG and two third party sites to facilitate primary and backup needs project to build out a new SAN frame and validate UNIX based servers across two geographical locations (in support of Disaster Recovery) which brought a critical application environment in line with corporate governance standards.
Global Deployments M&A Program Management Project Management
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Project Manager
Jan 2009 - Jan 2010
Houston, TX
* Led a software implementation project to provide the capability for all company management personnel to review and approve the employee compensation process (TalentManager). Completed a large-scale initiative to identify, qualify, and select an out-of-area collocation vendor to relocate the corporate data center from Houston Texas to the selected site. The facility chosen was a SAS 70 Type II data center which accommodates the requirement for Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS) in support of the remote operations center (ROC). Multiple VMware implementations (vSphere, ESXi, vCenter) with significant Vendor interaction and management. The ROC is fed data from multiple wind farms across the US and the mass of information collected allows the remote operations team to keep a close eye on critical and variable factors, such as turbine availability, power generation capacity, market pricing and wind speed.
Data Center Project Management
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Project Manager
Jan 2008 - Jan 2010
Austin, TX
* Led multiple client projects to implement and deploy ETWeb software to facilitate how companies source, attract, select, train, develop, retain, promote, compensate, and move employees (succession planning, performance reporting, executive compensation, etc) through their respective organizations. Created ETWeb training plans and self-paced training materials (Configuration, Succession Planning) for Emerson Electric, Arrow Electronics, Hannaford Brothers, Nestle, and Waste Management and also delivered on-site and WebEx training to these clients.
Project Management Training
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Project Manager
Jan 2006 - Jan 2008
Houston, TX
* Led several large infrastructure initiatives: Upgraded over 5000 Windows laptops and desktop devices to a common OS build for all domestic users. Led a team to build two print server clusters migrate all AS400, UNIX, and Windows print queues to NIC MAC addressing and initiating standard printer naming conventions in two physical locations. Completed the Wintel 2007 server upgrade initiative to refresh and consolidate over 205 Windows servers approaching or reached end-of-life.
Project Management Windows Server
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Project Manager
Jan 2005 - Jan 2006
Houston, TX
* Led multiple infrastructure projects for various AIG companies pertaining to OS (Windows, UNIX), VMware (ESXi, vSphere, vCenter), Database (Oracle, SQLServer), SAN, Disaster Recovery, WAN/LAN, Citrix, upgrade, refresh, relocation, and decommission in adherence to rigorous and comprehensive PMO, security, service level agreements, and change management processes, practices, and methods.
Change Management PMO Project Management
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Program Manager/Management Consultant
Jan 2005 - Jan 2005
Houston, TX
* Led an initiative to determine and document the requisite selection criteria for a replacement Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS). Served as primary interface with business leaders and technical personnel. Developed RFP and evaluated third party CMMS vendor software solutions to measure best fit in terms of price, performance and functionality.
Program Management RFP
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Program Manager/Management Consultant
Jan 2005 - Jan 2005
Lake Jackson, TX
BRAZOPORT REHAB AND WELLNESS Program Manager/Management Consultant
  • Led a strategic planning effort involving analysis of current occupational and physical therapy practices and processes, regulatory requirements, computing tools and techniques in order to build a viable roadmap to meet business growth projections and needs.
  • Documented business process flows associated with appointment scheduling, intake, treatment, special equipment ordering, billing and HIPAA reporting, etc. for both practices. Evaluated technological strengths, weaknesses, and opportunities and made recommendations to the CEO as to software and hardware technologies best suited to meet growing needs.
  • Provided leadership for an enterprise end-to-end business modeling project to re-engineer existing business processes as they apply to strategic business initiatives and Information Technology practices and procedures.
Program Management Strategic Planning Analysis
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Project Manager
Jan 2003 - Jan 2004
Hartford, CT
  • Provided leadership for multiple projects associated with IT infrastructure activities for two fortune 100 firms (aerospace and oil/gas)
  • Led teams ranging from 1-3 direct reports to 3-15 indirect reports and ranging in budgets from 10K to 12M. Projects include: Large scale UNIX and NT server and workstation refresh and/or consolidation infrastructure (WAN, LAN) and associated application/software migrations or relocation (UNIX OS, Oracle DBMS, Citrix, EDMS, Remedy, etc.) to new sites, web development, and large scale data storage (Blade Store/EMC) SAN implementations. Refreshed 3500 desktops/laptops in one month for an Aerospace firm in 2004 to meet a critical Sarbanes/Oxley 404 initiative.
Project Management UNIX Desktops
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Program Manager
Jan 2002 - Jan 2003
Houston, TX
  • Led staff consultants for a project charted to design, develop, and implement a B2B software solution (Oracle 8i/UNIX
  • VB/NT, Java/.NET ecommerce) for commercial markets (Candidate Job Recruiting/Employee Placement/Performance Management) using Best Practices methodologies.
  • Managed P&L (5M), budgets, personnel training, planning, design, development, change control, construction, contracts, service level agreements, vendor management, and client coordination.
eCommerce Strategies Performance Management Program Management
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Senior Consultant
Banking/Financial
Jan 2001 - Jan 2002
Taylor, TX
  • Administered and maintained large Oracle 8i database management systems associated with statewide electrical requests, financial settlement and power distribution (Siebel, legacy, etc.).
  • Modified, tuned, and instituted new system modifications mandated by business deregulation requirements on large HP/UX systems for this non-profit Energy deregulation firm.
Oracle Oracle 8 Siebel
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Project Manager
Jan 2000 - Jan 2001
Rocky Hill, CT
  • Led an enterprise wide project transformation project to convert and/or migrate large and mid-range computer hardware platforms (HP, IBM, Sun
  • UNIX) and software configurations to a standard "best practices" (Sun/Solaris) implementation for United Technologies Corporation business units.
  • Conversion deliverables included application migrations (800) from legacy systems to Sun hardware and operating system (Solaris 8) platforms and Oracle database software that included porting ERP applications (e.g., SAP, Peoplesoft HR, Oracle financials, etc.). Significant vendor management.
ERP Project Management SAP
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Technical Operations Manager
Jan 1999 - Jan 2000
* Led a staff of nine (9) FTE's for UNIX (Solaris), NT (Citrix), Application Development, ERP (PeopleSoft financials/HR) and Oracle (7.3.4/8i) Database infrastructure, and Security support services to the worldwide corporate community (Oil Exploration/Production).
Application Development ERP Infrastructure Security
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Project Manager
Jan 1999 - Jan 1999
* Led an Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) implementation project (PeopleSoft financials, Lawson HRMS, Procure Works, etc.) on large UNIX (HP/UX) and NT systems for this Energy Trading firm.
Project Management UNIX PeopleSoft
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Information Technology
Jan 1997 - Jan 1999
Unocal, AIM Management
  • Houston Texas Senior Consultant, 1997
  • 1999 (Concurrent Assignments)
  • Provided development and production database support services for Oracle ERP software and other Oracle database implementations in order to meet contract service level agreements.
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Senior Consultant
Information Technology
Jan 1995 - Jan 1997
  • Provided team leadership for all aspects of Oracle DBMS development, test and production database implementations and maintenance for this Energy firm. (HP/UX
  • Sun)
  • Established capacity plans, backup/recovery, tuning and performance measurement processes and procedures for Oracle and Sybase database systems.
Project Management Database Backups
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Education
Information Science
Brigham Young University
Psychology
Weber State University
Systems Engineering
University of Arizona
Certifications
PMP
Skills
Project Management
2019
13
Program Management
2019
4
Data Center
2015
2
Database Backups
1997
2
ERP
2001
2
Global Deployments
2014
2
M&A
2018
2
Training
2019
2
Windows Server
2008
2
Application Development
2000
1
Change Management
2006
1
Desktops
2004
1
eCommerce Strategies
2003
1
Infrastructure Security
2000
1
MS Active Directory
2018
1
Oracle
2002
1
Oracle 8
2002
1
Performance Management
2003
1
PMO
2006
1
SAP
2001
1
Siebel
2002
1
UNIX
2004
1
Windows
2016
1
.NET
2003
1
Agile Methodology
2015
1
Analysis
2005
1
Application Design
0
1
Billing
2005
1
Budgeting
2017
1
Business Analysis
0
1
Business Intelligence
0
1
Cabling
2017
1
CAPM
2010
1
Cisco
2014
1
Cisco Unified Communication Manager
2014
1
Citrix
2014
1
Database Management
2002
1
DBMS
2004
1
Disaster Recovery
2014
1
EMC
2014
1
Firewall
2017
1
GSAP
2001
1
HP
2015
1
HP SA
2015
1
Human Resource
2001
1
in-memory databases
0
1
iWeb
2004
1
Java
2003
1
LAWSON
1999
1
Microsoft Excel
0
1
Microsoft Internet Explorer
2016
1
Microsoft OS Server
2004
1
NCCI
2010
1
Network Infrastructure
2018
1
Network Management
2015
1
Network Security
2014
1
NOC
2015
1
Oracle Financials
2001
1
P&L Analysis
2003
1
Peoplesoft
2000
1
PeopleSoft
1999
1
Process Improvement
0
1
Procurement
0
1
Project Planning
0
1
PS HRMS
1999
1
Recruiting
2003
1
RFP
2005
1
Risk Management
2014
1
Routers
2017
1
SAP Detailed Scheduling
2019
1
SAS
2010
1
SAS 70
2010
1
Scrum
2015
1
SDLC
0
1
Solaris
2001
1
Strategic Planning
2005
1
Switches
2017
1
Sybase
1997
1
Telecommunications
0
1
Vendor Management
2014
1
Video Conferencing
2014
1
vSphere
2014
1
Windows NT
2004
1
Wintel
2008
1
Wireless
2014
1
Wireless Networks
2014
1