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Gary
gsills9@gmail.com
561-445-8575
Vero Beach, FL 32963
Sr. Project Manager, Network Infrastructure
22 years experience W2
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Program/Project Management

Experience
Sr. Project Manager, Network Infrastructure
Information Technology
Jun 2018 - present
Palm Beach Gardens, FL
TEKsystems LLC
Network Infrastructure Project Management
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Information Technology
Jun 2018 - present
  • 10% Increase in productivity from Field Techs at remote Solar & Wind Farms. Reduced safety issues. Remote access for SME's do Problem Determination/Resolution. Proactive / Preventative maintenance. Responsible for implementing new network technologies remote locations such as Wind and Solar farms where there is limited-to-no cellular signal. Project objectives include establishing Wi-Fi access to the corporate network so that Field Techs have access to the internet corporate tools and applications and email.
  • Smart Glasses (Field Vision Glasses), Mobile Broadband Kits, Private LTE Networks, NERC/CIP Compliance
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Program Manager
Information Technology
Jan 2000 - Jul 2018
Armonk, NY
  • Appointed to PMO of Cloud Security project portfolio that includes DDoS protection, Identity Access Management, Vulnerability Scanning, and Penetration Testing. Scope includes global planning & execution, implementation of governance programs and compliance standards, risk management, financial oversight, client relations, due diligence, internal controls, and IT automation.
  • Appointed to CISO PMO for Watson Cloud Security; accountable for establishing governance & compliance models; lead Architecture Review Board.
  • Implemented DDoS Protection across IBM SoftLayer PaaS global infrastructures (USA, Frankfurt, Sydney, London, and Tokyo).
  • Program Manager for Intrusion Detection (NIDS, HIDS) Penetration Testing, QRadar, and Access Management projects.
  • Successful DataCenter Infrastructure Build-Out & Migration - American Express 700+ (IT Tools) server infrastructure.
  • Successfully deployed Tivoli Tools Suite for Event Monitoring, Dashboard, and Reporting Metrics on WellPoint Anthem and Ally Bank Strategic OutSourcing accounts
  • Successfully lead deployment of TSM Backup Automation over 110 North American SO accounts. Achieved overall objective of reduced or complete elimination of manual intervention relative to missed or failed TSM backups, resulting in reduced costs and improved SLAs.
  • Trained, mentored, and guided the efforts of 10 Project Managers, each holding responsibility for a specific tool migration.
  • Delivered exceptional customer satisfaction, achieving 99+% Customer SAT for the overall success of the migration, which contributed significantly to outsourcing contract extension between IBM and American Express.
  • Developed and guided more than 500 proposals through the SDLC, security compliance, and architecture approval processes. Mentored 10 Project Managers in SDLC.
  • Forecasted a projected savings of $1.8B in (new) data center construction costs over ten years.
  • Manager, Information Systems: Produced metrics and measurement reporting, including mainframe performance, voice & data, and helpdesk volumes. Program Manager responsible for SLA commitments on 150+ outsourcing contracts.
  • Manager, Application Integration, managed a team of 20+ direct reports responsible for development and deployment of Tools interfaces to the development hubs for the General Motors outsourcing contract. Implemented key system interfaces contributing to outsourcing contract extension with General Motors.
  • Second Line Manager-IGS/Network Outsourcing: Delivery Project Executive: Promoted based on successful track record as 1st Line Manager of IGS Network Services.
  • Delivery Project Eecutive for Manulife Financial Services and John Hancock Financial Services during MFS’ acquisition of JHFS.
  • Received highest performance rating among peers in all assignments for five consecutive years.
Project Management Program Management Application Integration Compliance Data Center Database Backups Hubs PaaS Penetration Testing Qradar Risk Management PMO SDLC Sourcing Tivoli
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Program Manager, Security & Compliance (CISO PMO)
Jan 2000 - Jun 2018
Armonk, NY
Compliance Program Management
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Banking/Financial
Jan 2015 - Jun 2018
  • 10% Decrease in Expenses
  • Process Improvement
  • 5+ Concurrent Projects
  • Team of 15+ Promoted due to sound hands-on project/program management experience and success in delivery excellence. Appointed to PMO of Cloud Security projects that span global IBM clients and include DDoS protection, access management, and penetration testing. Led a multinational team of 50+, comprising 10 Project Managers, 5 Technical Architects, and several SMEs. Scope includes global planning & execution, implementation of governance programs and compliance standards, financial oversight, client relations, due diligence, internal controls, and IT automation. Program Highlights:
  • Appointed to CISO PMO for Watson Cloud Security accountable for establishing governance & compliance models lead Architecture Review Board.
  • Implemented DDoS Protection across IBM SoftLayer PaaS global infrastructures (USA, Frankfurt, Sydney, and Tokyo).
  • Program Manager for intrusion detection (NIDS, HIDS, penetration testing, QRadar) and access management projects.
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Program Manager
Jan 2013 - Jan 2014
  • Top 5 Project Success Recognition
  • 99%+ Customer Satisfaction Score
  • 100% On-time & Within Budget Projects Responsible for project portfolio of cloud security-related projects. These included DDoS Protection, Identity Access Management, Penetration Testing, Intrusion Management & Monitoring (QRadar, HIDS, NIDS, ) Vulnerability Scanning, and firewall rules validation. Project Highlights:
  • Successfully implemented cloud infrastructure monitoring & management across cloud platforms (QRadar) globally.
  • Successfully developed and implemented a Penetration Testing (CoalFire) and Vulnerability Scanning (Tenible) process across cloud platforms globally.
  • Successfully implemented Identity Access strategies (Shared ID and 2-Factor Authentication)
Program Management
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SMI Program Manager, ISM Transition/Ally Financial
Banking/Financial
Jan 2009 - Jan 2009
WellPoint/Anthem
  • Program Budget: $10M
  • Technology Integration Budget: $3.5M
  • Mentored Junior PMs Selected for ACB Conveyor assignment based on outstanding track record. Served as Program Manager responsible for guiding new / proposed products and offerings. Led senior-level developers and architects through the development, security compliance, and Architecture Review Board approval processes. Worked closely with a team of Distinguished Engineers in maintaining the ACB Review calendar, reviewed the project documentation, and performed any follow-up with the project teams and / or appropriate organizations. Project Highlights:
  • Developed and guided more than 500 proposals through the business, security compliance, SDLC, and architecture approval processes.
Program Management SDLC
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Global Program Manager
Jan 2005 - Jan 2009
Program Management
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Manager - Information Management & Program Manager - Application Integration / As Manager
Jan 2005 - Jan 2005
  • Team of 100+
  • Matrix-managed 50+ Project Executives Appointed Global Program Manager reporting to Senior Executive VP to implement IBM's initial Virtualization and Cloud Computing offering across all its data centers worldwide. Collaborated with senior executives and technical leaders in defining the Business Cases and establishing the project funding requirements costs and budgets.
  • Forecasted a projected savings of $1.8B in (new) data center construction costs over ten years., produced metrics and measurement reporting, including mainframe performance, voice & data, and helpdesk volumes.
  • Monitored and tracked SLA commitments in 150+ outsourcing contracts.
  • As Program Manager, Application Integration, managed a team of 20+ direct reports responsible for development and deployment of interfaces to the development hubs for the General Motors outsourcing contract.
  • Implemented key system interfaces contributing to outsourcing contract extension with General Motors.
Data Center Program Management Project Management
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Manager - Information Management & Program Manager - Application Integration
Jan 2000 - Jan 2005
  • Second Line Manager
  • IGS/Network Outsourcing: Senior Project Manager: Promoted based on successful track record as 1st Line Manager of IGS Network Services.
  • Successfully integrated network delivery for Manulife Financial Services and John Hancock Financial Services during MFS' acquisition of JHFS.
  • Received highest performance rating among peers in all assignments for five consecutive years.
Program Management Project Management
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Edit Skills
Non-cloudteam Skill
Education
University of Connecticut
Business Administration
Credited Courses
Center & University of California
Informal Courses
Project Management
Consulting Fundamentals
Minor: a Customer Environment
Certifications
PMP
PMP - PMI
Skills
Program Management
2018
46
Compliance
2018
36
Project Management
2021
25
Application Integration
2018
18
Data Center
2018
18
Database Backups
2018
18
Hubs
2018
18
PaaS
2018
18
Penetration Testing
2018
18
PMO
2018
18
Qradar
2018
18
Risk Management
2018
18
SDLC
2018
18
Sourcing
2018
18
Tivoli
2018
18
Process Improvement
2018
1
Network Infrastructure
2021
2
Agile Methodology
0
1
Application Development
0
1
Change Management
0
1
Waterfall
0
1
Awards
Division Operating Unit Award: Management Excellence, 0
Division Operating Unit Award: Technical Achievement, 0
Informal Award: Leadership, 0