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Hugh
hugh.perry@curvelink.com
281-660-3097
Tomball, TX 77377
Sr. IT Project Manager
15 years experience W2
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Summary

  • A highly regarded Project Manager and Program Manager with 20 years of extensive experience in Infrastructure Project Management, Migration Architecture, and Tools + Services Deployment in support of multiple lines of business and functional groups. An aggressive collector with a broad expertise in developing and managing implementation strategies, program scope, financials, stakeholders, roadmaps, and change management initiatives in support of Architectural Design of Application Services, Process Improvement and Gap Analysis, and Data Center Migration projects. Recognized by internal and external customers as an intuitive and dynamic ambassador of execution intelligence. Outstanding record of leadership on scoping, governance, execution, and delivery. On time, and under budget.
  • Over 20 years of combined Project Management, Portfolio Management, & System Engineering and Management.
  • Over 11 years of experience Project Managing Oracle, SQL, SAN/NAS, Hardware, ESX / ESXi, VMware, VMware Virtual Center implementations and migrations.
  • Results-oriented leader with a proven record of driving dramatic gains in revenue, profit, customer satisfaction within Project Management. Specializes in developing and improving project approach and delivery across diverse organizations.
  • Savvy, results-oriented Project Manager with proven success in implementing and managing multimillion-dollar infrastructures including refresh and new product implementations.
  • Extensive knowledge Project Mythologies such as but not limited to Waterfall, Agile (Scrum Master, Product Owner, team Members), Prince2, Prism, Critical Chain / Path, and Rapid Application Development (RAD).
  • Successful Project Management on Lines of Business (LOB) projects such as Downstream, Upstream, Global Functions, and ITSO.
  • Extensive background in all phases of the project life cycle including requirements gathering, developing. prototypes, functional specification, design, implementation, debugging, testing and detailed documentation.
  • Able to identify and resolve project risks and conflicts providing mitigations for resolutions without impacting schedule or costs.
  • Global VDI implementations using vView 4 & PCoIP (Teredici) technologies.
  • Project Manager for multiple VMware 2.0 to 6.5 vSphere deployments and migrations, Hyper-V, & xenapp utilizing EMC & Netapp and other NAS / SAN technologies.
  • Solutions Design, Team Building Leadership, Financial Management, Data Center Configuration & Management.
  • Project Management for critical physical to virtual server migrations for critical applications to include Disaster Recovery requirements.

Experience
Sr. Project Manager
Information Technology
Dec 2017 - present
  • Transition Project Manager, primarily responsible for management of an WAN/LAN and uCaaS migration transitions in support of global TDM phone systems to Skype for Business Enterprise.
  • Project managed over 20 migrations for S.C. Johnson global offices and production facilities from their legacy TDM phone systems to Skype for Business Enterprise Voice (EV) using AudioCodes Mediant 1000B (M1KB), Mediant 1000 (M1K), MediaPack 1288 (MP1288), and MediaPack 124 (MP124).
  • Develop full-scale project plans, coordinate, communicate project plan, to manage global team members and third-party contractors or consultants to deliver projects according to plan.
  • Establish site documentation, progress status meetings, configuration plan, training and follow-up plan, and test and acceptance plan monitor/measure timeliness, profitability and customer satisfaction for each project. Proactively manage changes in project scope, identify potential crises, and devise contingency plans.
  • Established an alliance with vendors, clients and teams to build, develop, and strengthen business relationships vital to the success of the project.
  • Ensure consistant GRC compliance on Federal Regulated – DOD Open Government accounts.
  • Execute project financial management, Invoicing, cost control, manpower, external costs profitability, margins and reporting.
  • Managed project risks to resolve jeopardy conditions adversely affecting on-time performance, profitability or customer satisfaction.
  • Coordinate events and act as the center point of contact for internal and external resources while communicating project status and risk analysis to customers and management regularly throughout the project.
  • Supervised and ensure quality implementation by internal and external resources including contracted professional services.
  • Solicit competitive bids from authorized service providers for specific project cabling/wiring requirements.
Project Planning Project Management Compliance
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Sr. Project Manager
Information Technology
Aug 2011 - Dec 2017
  • Managed legacy applications and systems refresh projects using various project governance such as Waterfall, Agile & Scrum.
  • Analyzed business requirements presented by the sponsor, community and/or clients and recommend technical solutions.
  • Project manage and lead planning, organizing, and integration of cross-functional information technology programs and/or Applications onto new physical / virtual ESX - Virtualization platforms.
  • Ensured the consistency of project deliverables, maintaining applications availability by enforcing standards/procedures for implementing new technical solutions.
  • Lead a team through the IT project lifecycle; the development and management of project charters/business cases, budgets, work plans, communication plans, issue logs and risk processes.
  • Managed all phases storage projects to include implementations of EMC Products such as Avamar, End point Recovery, Time finder and SRDF.
  • Continious auditing and conforming with GRC compliance on Federal Regulated – DOD Open Government accounts.
  • Lead cross functional teams, vendors, and contractors in the completion of program and/or project related tasks.
  • Lead new application deployments of virtual systems such as vRealize to include VRA, VRO, and vROPS.
  • Formed strong project team relationships by leading, coaching, and motivating team members, and identifying and resolving blockers or conflicts.
  • Create and execute project backlog and work plans and revise as appropriate to meet changing needs and project demands. Take ownership of challenges and overcome them- business process gaps, constraints external to the project.
  • Ensured that the business requirements of respective client departments are identified and solutions are recommended and implemented with established priorities.
  • Worked with peers to streamline processes within the organization.
  • Ensured all project delivery documents are accurate, complete, current and approved.
  • Ensured projects are in compliance with the established project management methodologies.
  • Recognized business process and process / policy gaps and ensure fulfillment and resolution for lessons learned.
Business Requirements Scrum Waterfall Project Management Agile Methodology Auditing Compliance
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Cloud Architect | Project Manager
Information Technology
Apr 2009 - Aug 2011
  • Managed the global data center refresh project, consisting of the following initiatives:
  • Refreshed out of warranty physical server equipment in 5 global data centers to include ESX 4.0 infrastructures.
  • Directed and set prioritizes the work load of subordinate personnel.
  • Responsible for coordinating all P2V, V2P, P2P application and database servers migrations to compliment consolidation initiatives.
  • Ensure all DOD governance are adhered to and projects follow DOD compliance and proceedures throught out the project.
  • Tracked and report on project milestones and provide status reports to client, project teams, and other project stakeholders.
  • Coordinated redistribution of server hardware to global sites for hardware refresh activities.
  • Coordinated multiple VDI thin-client environments using vView 4 implementations.
  • Standardized operating system environments synchronizing across 5 global data centers.
  • Coordinated enterprise resources in California, Ohio, Texas, and Colorado to achieve project objectives.
Data Center Project Management Cloud Architecture Compliance Stakeholder Engagement
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Project Manager | Sr. Virtual Server Architect
Information Technology
Nov 2008 - Apr 2009
  • Managed disaster recovery initiatives for business continuance.
  • Managed offsite disaster recovery strategies for critical data replication maintaining integrity and security to achieve business continuance expectations.
  • Coordinated and manage required resources to achieve disaster recovery initiatives within planned timeline.
  • Participated on all hardware and software evaluations and maintains vendor contracts.
  • Managed and leverage multiple team resources on Enterprise SQL Clustering standards using ESX 4.0 and EMC San technologies for disaster recovery.
  • Managed global SAN implementations for ESX - VMware refresh project:
  • Migrated several types of data on out of warranty EMC / NetApp SAN solutions globally.
  • Virtualized and consolidated servers, ensuring customer data integrity and security.
  • Responsible for all project phases including requirement and scope definition, financial accountability, vendor management, program roadmap development, and stakeholder management including executive-level reporting and facilitation.
Project Management Data Replication Disaster Recovery NetApp SAN SQL Stakeholder Engagement VMWare
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Sr. Systems Engineer
Information Technology
Oct 2007 - Nov 2008
  • Managed and conducted hardware infrastructure projects such as VMware ESX 3.5 implementations and migrations utilizing multiple San solutions.
  • Managed and conduct hardware refresh migrations on identified candidates to reduce infrastructure footprint.
  • Coordinated with application owners on application infrastructure and planned outages for migrations.
  • Reviewed project scopes and leverage application resources to identify risks and proper back out plans.
  • Virtualized applications presented in user sessions utilizing multiple tools for Provisioning Services.
  • Managed more than 30 enterprise Exchange 2003 & 2007 upgrades and storage migrations.
  • Organized migrations and reorganizations of mailbox stores, email archiving, and conduct hardware enhancements to compliment performance goals.
  • Successfully managed and conducted planning on minimal mail outages as defined in scope.
  • Review performance reports leveraging resources to determine application and storage allocations.
  • Managed updates of all IT related components (Exchange, Active Directory, etc.) to support new global company structure, including the synchronization of data between seven enterprise critical systems.
  • Evaluated, selected and implemented new ESX Infrastructure solutions globally.
  • Transformation of the IT help desk into a functional Service Desk, including process creation and refinement, technology updates and installations and vendor management.
  • Managed high-level projects using best practices methodology to include evaluation, installation, and implementations of enterprise applications and hardware implementations.
  • Project manager for the use of a VMware IT environment, installation and configuration of VMware ESX Server and Virtual Center, developing OS images for use within ESX Server, and training of staff to support ESX.
  • Created and maintain statistical reports for global IT SLA agreements using various reporting applications.
  • Project manager on Symantec 11D backup deployments on critical file systems to include replication to disaster recovery sites.
MS Active Directory SAN VMWare Disaster Recovery Systems Engineering Project Management Data Replication Database Backups Database Upgrades
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Global IT Infrastructure Manager
Information Technology
Apr 2006 - Aug 2007
  • Led enterprise scale projects involving all functional IT areas in the Stewart organization. Projects noted:
  • I brought value to Grant Prideco’s infrastructure organization as a liaison managing companywide infrastructure technology contracts with over a 50-major hardware and software venders negotiating multi-million-dollar contracts and strengthening partnerships.
  • Installation of an additional UPS and HVAC system upgrade for the corporate data center. Coordinated the work of six separate external vendors, as well as managing the shutdown and restart of all hardware in the data center with zero data loss.
  • Project managed company wide server infrastructure operations and refreshes providing IT capabilities in support of core business objectives.
  • Coordinated multiple infrastructures upgrades and rollouts which include i-Series, UNIX, VMware ESX 2.5-3.0, and MS Server 2003 and 2008 operating systems.
  • Project manager for elevated risk disaster recovery operations which involve critical ERP system and high-level infrastructure deliverables for business continuance.
  • Migrated over 80 Exchange 2000 servers that consisted of more than 2200 users to Exchange 2003 Enterprise edition.
  • Constantly challenged with managing and maintaining company standards through end users input, updating and negotiating E-Commerce pricing.
  • Successful in managing and coordinating infrastructure standards and requirements which included Microsoft, BMC, Dell, HP, EMC, BlueArc, Microsoft, SunGard, Sirius, Commvault, VERITAS, Oracle, and SunGard best practices.
  • Managed McAfee E-Policy (EPO) deployments globally to workstations and production servers.
Veritas EMC Data Center Project Management ERP Disaster Recovery UNIX
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Edit Skills
Non-cloudteam Skill
Education
Associate's in Communications Technology
College of Charleston, S.C. 1990
Certifications
VMware ESX - VCP - Hilton Tech – 2006, 2008, & 2011.
EPIC / PODMED / Centricity - 2009
Project Management / PMP – University of Houston – 2008
Microsoft System Center – Hilton Tech – 2008
Certified Virtual Expert (CVE) - 2008
Microsoft Hyper-V – 2008
Backup Exec 11D & 12 – 2007 & 2008
Information Technology Business Analysis - 2006
Microsoft Certified System Engineer - 2002
Active Directory & Group Policy Administration - 2001
Exchange 5.5 / 6.0 - 2000
Skills
Project Management
2021
12
Compliance
2021
9
Agile Methodology
2017
6
Auditing
2017
6
Business Requirements
2017
6
Scrum
2017
6
Waterfall
2017
6
Data Center
2011
3
Disaster Recovery
2009
3
Stakeholder Engagement
2011
3
Cloud Architecture
2011
2
Data Replication
2009
2
SAN
2009
2
VMWare
2009
2
Database Backups
2008
1
Database Upgrades
2008
1
EMC
2007
1
ERP
2007
1
MS Active Directory
2008
1
NetApp
2009
1
SQL
2009
1
Systems Engineering
2008
1
UNIX
2007
1
Veritas
2007
1
Application Development
0
1
Change Management
0
1
Process Improvement
0
1
Product Owner
0
1
Program Management
0
1
Project Planning
2021
1
Requirements Gathering
0
1