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A.J.
ajvasaris@gmail.com
330-329-0446
469 Palisades Drive
Akron, OH 44303
PROJECT MANAGER / IT CONSULTANT
20 years experience W2
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Summary

Results-oriented entrepreneurial executive with proven abilities in managing projects, departments and businesses, improving efficiency of operations, team building and detailing information to determine effective processes. Able to identify areas of strength and weakness, implement policies, standards, changes in operations, and systems that optimize productivity and the bottom-line. Successfully demonstrate ability to control costs through the most effective use of manpower, technology and available resources. Management & Project Skills

  • Provide leadership and mentorship to
  • Oversee testing and implementation employees, contractors and vendors. efforts.
  • Manage risks and implement
  • Improve project procedures, standards and contingencies. performances.
  • Act as decision maker in matters of conflict
  • Define business metrics to manage and or ambiguity. improve processes.
  • Experience in delivering professional
  • Experience in working with stakeholders consulting services. and customers located across different
  • Research new technologies, time zones from a dedicated home office. methodologies, and operating models.
  • Highlight process changes and provide
  • Identify and assemble sponsors and input on potential impact to organizations. stakeholders.
  • Ability to relate to non-technical users and
  • Assemble and direct project teams to stay executives with interpersonal and within target margin or budgeted cost. communications skills.
  • Define scopes of work
  • Communicate status with sponsors,
  • Create and manage budgets. stakeholders and executives/owners.

Experience
PROJECT MANAGER / IT CONSULTANT
Jun 2017 - Oct 2019
Twinsburg, OH
  • Work with cross-functional teams of executives, engineers, programmers, technicians and users to migrate 18,000+ on-premises Exchange mailboxes to Office 365/Exchange Online.
  • Effectively set, manage, and communicate user expectation for deployment process.
  • Followed Microsoft's best practices and managed client expectations to achieve workable solutions to migrate 10,000 user home directories to OneDrive for Business/SharePoint.
  • Responsible for project performance and ensuring all issues were fully resolved.
  • Create weekly project status reports used by project sponsors and company executives
  • Absorb acquired company's O365 tenant into Windstream O365 tenant.
  • Migrate 8TB on-premise SharePoint sites and 300+TB of on-premise local file shares to SharePoint Online.
  • Migrated Skype for Business to Microsoft Teams.
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SYSTEMS ENGINEER / PROJECT MANAGER
Information Technology
Mar 2014 - May 2017
Akron, OH
  • Manage data center relocation and hardware reduction with no downtime.
  • Decommission telecommunications exchange.
  • Create test environment for Office 365 migration effort.
  • Implement IoT into datacenter monitoring.
  • Research and test containerization and microservices for infrastructure improvements.
  • Install and configure firewalls to segment LAN and WAN.
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SR. CONSULTANT / PROJECT MANAGER
Information Technology
Jan 2002 - May 2014
Akron, OH
  • Provide IT strategy and support to multiple and varied organizations. Responsible for providing advisory services, tactical assistance and education in project management and methodologies, process and workflow management, business systems and technology management.
  • Facilitate executive decision-making and provide insight and analysis based on significance to the business and recommend ways IT can contribute to organizational successes.
  • Monitor and manage LAN/WAN infrastructure.
  • Help organizations in analysis to decide whether to move infrastructure and associated processes to the cloud. *
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Education
PROJECT MANAGEMENT INSTITUTE
Solution Provider Partner
INSTITUTE OF MANAGEMENT CONSULTING
Cloud Business Strategy
UNIVERSITY OF AKRON
Certifications
Project Management Professional (PMP #256839)
Certified Management Consultant (CMC)
CISCO Cisco Certified Design Associate
Skills
BSA
2020
20
Process Improvement
2020
20
Strategic Planning
2020
20
Waterfall
2020
20
Project Management
2020
19
Workflow Management
2020
15
MS SharePoint
2020
6
Cloud Computing
2020
5
TEAMS
2020
5
Change Management
2020
20
Project Planning
2020
20
Infrastructure Management
2020
10
MS Visio
2020
10
Systems Integration
2015
10
Agile Methodology
2020
5
Data Center
2017
5
Virtualization
2020
10
Database Management
2000
5
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