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Cory
corybono@comcast.net
770-354-3287
2925 Aquitania Lane
Cumming, GA 30040
Principle IT Project Consultant / Independent Project Consultant
26 years experience W2
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Principle IT Project Consultant / Independent Project Consultant
Jan 2015 - present
Principle Consultant managing IT related projects for CaroMont Health, Dematic, and Carlisle Corporation.
  • Manage all aspects of project scope, schedule, budget, and resources to ensure successful project is completed on-time and within budget.
  • Report project status to CIO, IT Executives, and project sponsors through weekly project reporting and status meetings.
  • Projects include: G-Suite to O365 Migration, ILM to MIM Upgrade, On-premise to Azure Application Migrations, and O365 Tenant Consolidation.
Office 365 Identity Access Management MS SharePoint
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IT Project Manager
Jan 2015 - Jan 2015
Senior-level IT Project Manager for Corporate HQ internal IT projects.
  • Develop scope and budget to submit for executive approval.
  • Manage all aspects of project scope, schedule, budget, and resources to ensure successful project is completed on-time and within budget.
  • Projects include: Azure & AWS Cloud Migrations, Data Center / Infrastructure, ServiceNow CMDB Implementation.
Data Center Project Management
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Vice President of Lottery and IT Consulting Services
Jan 2014 - Jan 2015
Work closely with state and local government agencies to identify areas to improve IT infrastructure, streamline processes, and improve efficiencies within their departments. Responsibilities include identification of opportunities, responding to RFP/RFI through written proposals, describing the solution offering at oral presentations, negotiating contracts, managing all aspects of the project through conception to implementation, and maintaining/growing the ongoing client relationship. Responsible for creation of department budget, P & L, client invoicing, and management of all subcontractors.
  • Exceeded first fiscal year sales and revenue targets by >50%.
  • Achieved second year sales and revenue targets within first month of fiscal year.
  • Projects include: Project and Portfolio Management Implementation, AWS Cloud Migration, IT Assessment & Audit
Project Management
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Director of Corporate IT and Operations
Jan 2014 - Jan 2014
IT Infrastructure, and IT services, including web hosting services and website development. Responsible for Corporate IT department budget, IT and Telecom expenses, and IT subcontractors. Successfully implemented several internal projects to increase productivity, reduce cost, and to protect critical data:
  • Implemented new IT Security Standards to protect both corporate and client data.
  • Virtualized all unsupported server environments.
  • Implemented an AWS cloud server backup solution to reduce cost of tape backups.
  • Replaced VPN solution with a more durable, less effort driven appliance. Manages Corporate Operations, including consulting project portfolio, business unit performance reporting, corporate operations staff, and building infrastructure.
  • Created a portfolio management system to track all opportunities, budgets, and performance against actuals.
  • Streamlined internal processes for opportunity tracking, budget reporting, and distribution of financial reporting. Reduced corporate operations costs by 25% through reallocation of responsibilities and reduction of resources.
Project Management
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Senior Director of IT and Telecom Procurement
Jan 2007 - Jan 2014
Alpharetta, GA
Detail oriented senior level professional offering a broad skill-set in identifying and resolving challenges surrounding fulfillment of internal and external customer needs, both domestically and internationally. Identify key contracts to review and negotiate favorable terms based on current or future spend commitments to minimize capital spend and reduce operating costs.
  • Along with CPO, built a corporate procurement organization using staffing from other organizations, in order to centralize and manage all corporate IT spend.
  • Worked with all IT organizations worldwide to inventory all current and future spend, which was key for negotiating new contracts with IT & Telecom vendors.
  • Within two years, negotiated and executed new domestic contracts for all major carriers and setup 4 new Global IT contracts.
  • Direct department achieved over $8M in recognized actual savings in two years and $6M in ongoing recurring savings, which exceeded our department goal by 100%.
  • Directly negotiated a $1M settlement with vendor for equipment replacement capital and effort due to manufacturing flaws.
  • Documented corporate standards, processes and procedures to guide worldwide subsidiaries in proper procurement practices.
  • Participate in all proposal opportunities to ensure procurement needs are accurately identified, opportunity budgets are accurate, and identify key areas of financial or schedule risk.
  • Realigned the IT procurement team to improve proficiency and to adhere to our new corporate procurement goals and direction. Scientific Games International
  • Continued
Project Management
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Senior Project Consultant - Sprint Account
Information Technology
Jan 2006 - Jan 2007
(IBM) Home Office
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Senior Manager of Software Quality Control
Information Technology
Jan 2004 - Jan 2006
Alpharetta, GA
  • Manage a team of 20 Software Test Engineers, Test Architects, and Test Leads
  • Scope effort and cost for software test efforts of all new Lottery contracts, create work breakdown structures, and develop detailed project schedules with software development team.
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Senior Project Manager, Home Office * Senior project manager for Customer Care
Jan 1996 - Jan 2004
(IBM) Senior Project Manager, Home Office
  • Senior project manager for Customer Care, End User Services, and Server organizations supporting the Lucent Technologies account, AT&T, and American Express Financial
  • Responsible for all PMO activity tracking for the account, including status reports and communication to IBM and Lucent Executive Management.
  • Managed teams consisting of 25+ resources, and completing over 50 midsize to large IT projects over 8 years.
PMO Project Management
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Contractor
Jan 1996 - Jan 1996
Boulder, CO
UNIX, NT, and Printing issues on the Lucent Technologies account.
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Non-cloudteam Skill
Education
IT Management
Western Governors University
IT
North Dakota State College of Science
Certifications
AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner, Amazon AWS
Microsoft Certified Professional
Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI
Project Management Professional (PMP), Project Management Institute
Certified Scrum Master (CSP), Scrum Alliance
ITIL v3 & v4 Foundation Certifications, Axelos
Skills
Project Management
2015
16
PMO
2004
8
Identity Access Management
2021
5
MS SharePoint
2021
5
Office 365
2021
5
Data Center
2015
1