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Matt
mattford727@gmail.com
563-209-2286
Arnold, MD 21012
Director of Operations & Programs (Business Segment)
12 years experience W2
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Summary

Accomplished business segment director experienced in strategic and tactical portfolio leadership and full operations leadership. Expertise includes strategic planning, P&L / AOP, year over year segment growth, risk mitigation, strategic captures and acquisitions, technology roadmaps with vertical integration strategies, strategic resource plans, business funnel management, proposal leadership with strategic influence, capture planning as well as the end to end operation leadership. My expertise produces a focused strategic plan for growth that is executable with strategic resourcing, operations planning, and program execution that ensures a high level of success.

  • Secret Clearance (Inactive)

SKILLS

  • Augmented Reality (AR), Artificial Intelligence (AI), and Machine Learning (ML) Fusion engines
  • UAV/UAS/UAS-C, Airborne, Maritime, Vehicle, Ground & Force Protection technologies
  • Positive track record of transitioning technology into products
  • Strong strategic business acumen, Strategic business captures & roadmaps
  • Gov & commercial contracting, funding, and acquisition strategies
  • Strategic team leadership, Risk Management, Business Development, Proposal leadership

HIGHLIGHTS

  • 15 years of Capture Management/Capture Planning experience
  • Experience working with the Department of Homeland Security and Federal Civilian
  • Experience in the areas of cyber, DevSecOps, IT modernization

Experience
Director of Operations & Programs (Business Segment)
Information Technology
Jan 2019 - Jun 2021
  • Lead operations and program team in the daily execution of strategic business segment tasking.
  • Develop, lead, and execute best practices for PMO as well as operations lean strategies including new operations systems and processes for small form factor electronics and communication devices.
  • Lead strategic engagements with key customers and strategic partners.
  • Lead all business unit planning including financial, resourcing, new facility start-up, new development of the product. Responsible for and managed personnel in both Severn MD and Tampa FL facilities.
  • Directly influenced acquisition strategy, strategic risks, opportunities, budgeting and, the lifecycle of products.
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Program Director
Information Technology
Jan 2019 - Dec 2019

Short duration due to agency acquisition strategy change.

  • Profit and Loss (P&L) owner for Homeland Security division.
  • Developed 5-year strategic plan and technology roadmaps that align with strategic captures (PGo vs PWin) along with resource planning to support strategic plan to support year over year growth.
  • Lead strategic engagements with CBP, DOD, Homeland Security, foreign customers.
  • Lead AOP planning, new business funnel, budgeting for IRAD, B&P, and M&S, capture management plans, strategic resourcing plan, risk planning.
  • Directly influenced customer's and acquisition strategy, IPT's, Risks, Opportunities, budgeting, and life cycle of products.
  • Directly managed a staff of 60, including program management, engineering, and pricing.
  • Directed proposal team in the development of RFI / RFP's, whitepaper responses, BOE generation, volume creation, proposal scheduling/resourcing, and auditing.
  • Defined, implemented, refined, and continuously improved execution based on best practices and lessons learned.
  • Institutionalized the proposal development process and provided for metrics-based dialog. Ensured superior proposals that focused on continuous improvement and compliance.
  • Generated vertical integration plan including new organic content and acquisition roadmap.
  • Lead contract team relating to OTA's, BAA's, and cost-type contracts as well as influenced product strategies to align with Gov acquisition trends like GSA and DLA procurements.
  • Industry experienced with C4ISR / C5ISR, Tactical Communications, Border Security Systems, EOIR sensor suites, Ground Detection Systems, Radars, UAS & Counter UAS Systems, and (C2) Command and Control systems with AI / ML, Cloud and EDGE technology.
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Director of Programs
Information Technology
Jan 2016 - Jan 2019
  • Profit and Loss (P&L) owner for Enhanced Flight Vision System division.
  • Developed 5-year strategic plans and technology roadmaps that align with strategic captures (PGo vsPWin) along with resource planning to support strategic plan to support year over year growth.
  • Managed AOP planning, new business funnel, budgeting for IRAD, B&P, and M&S.
  • Lead strategic engagements with SOCOM, Navy, Army, Marines, & commercial sectors.
  • Directly managed a large staff, including creation & review of resource plans, budgets, program management, engineering and pricing oversight, business development capture roadmaps, product line strategies.
  • Directed proposal team in the development of RFI and RFP's, BOE generation, volume creation, proposal scheduling/resourcing, and Auditing.
  • Manage a certification team responsible for STC, PMA, DO-178, DO-254.
  • Directly managed of large aerospace/technology portfolio for the DOD and commercial sector ranging from 20M-600M.
  • Experienced in Optical Sensor Suites, Flight Vision Systems, Aircraft Survivability Systems, Aircraft Power Systems & Aerial Refueling, Radar systems, Image processing systems with AI / ML for SA and pilotage flight systems, Ultra-Wideband networks, GPS Denied solutions, Tactical Jammers, Software, SaaS and Advanced Algorithms.
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Senior Program Manager
Information Technology
Jan 2013 - Jan 2016
  • Managed a portfolio of programs under four value streams (Arial Refueling, Fuel tank Inerting, Oxygen Regulators, Releases & restraints, and Cryo Coolers). Experienced with international customer engagements including international business methodologies.
  • Experienced with FAA certifications including STC, PMA, and TSO and FAA personnel including ACO, MIDO, DAR & DER's.
  • Planning, execution, and management of large aerospace programs for the DOD as well as commercial aerospace sector (737,787, KC-47, T-50, CH-53K, HH-60).
  • Lifecycle management of programs through EVMS and LCM phase gates including SOF-E methodology.
  • Experienced in the creation of program budgets, resource-loaded integrated master schedules, risk and opportunities, and total program execution.
  • Highly experienced in leadership of IPT's including all cross-functional teams and internal/external stakeholders.
  • Highly experienced with mission-critical equipment and Secret level programs.
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Senior Program Manager
Information Technology
Jan 2010 - Jan 2013
  • Served in a dual role as SR Program Manager and product line manager. Tasks included overseeing the creation of BOE's (bases of estimates) DOE (design of experiments, DTW (design to win), and personnel management. My PM responsibility is the total management of the program from capture to launch, including all functional team members.
  • Cradle to grave management of large DOD environmental control systems programs, Including ECS systems for Minuteman ICBM (Intercontinental Ballistic Missile) program, and various other flight line programs.
  • Created proposals, including timelines, budget baselines, risk mitigation.
  • Responsible for cost, schedule, and performance. Report out to senior leadership through dashboard tools that consist of CSR, action items, risk, and opportunity as well as following a battle rhythm for PMR's.
  • ITAR, Classified, program experience.
  • Experienced in Aircraft Climate Control Systems, Brine Chillers for Minuteman ICBM program, CryoCoolers for silo sensors, IR optical filters, Oxygen Generators/Concentrators.
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Education
Bachelor's in Automotive Engineering
Ferris State University
Associate's in Occupational Sciences - Automotive Technology
Universal Technical Institute
Skills
Capture Management
2021
11
Project Management
2021
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Program Management
2019
9
Sourcing
2021
5
Business Development
2019
3
Image Processing
2019
3
MS Visio
2019
3
Power Systems
2019
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RFP
2019
3
SaaS
2019
3
Stakeholder Engagement
2016
3
PMO
2021
2
Auditing
2019
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Earned Value Management
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1
Human Resource
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1
P&L Analysis
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Process Improvement
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Risk Management
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Six Sigma
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Strategic Planning
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