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Program and Project Manager
Success-driven IT professional with a record of accomplishment delivering technology and business results that efficiently meet diverse business, operational, and industry needs. Collaborative leader with can-do attitude and a highly effective management style that promotes a shared vision and positive working relationships. Intellectually assertive in identifying core problems, developing high-quality strategic solutions, and making effective decisions. Ability to communicate, collaborate, and create synergy at all levels of the organization to move projects forward.

Core Competencies

Complex Project and Operations Management
Infrastructure, Software Development, COTS
Enterprise-level Solutions
SDLC, Agile, Waterfall, PMBOK, ITIL, Catalyst
Business Process Design and Re-engineering
Portfolio and Project Management Office

Cross-Functional Collaboration and Leadership
Client Relationship and Vendor Management
Risk Management
Talent Management and Development
Performance Standards and Monitoring
Earned Value Management

Professional Experience
Performa, Arlington VA 2010 – Present
Program and Project Manager  

Lead enterprise-wide Information Technology and business consulting initiatives for commercial and governmental clients.
Key accomplishments and contributions:

  • Provided strategic and tactical leadership to full lifecycle service delivery projects and programs (cloud and Web-based application hosting, customization, and development), meeting or surpassing contractual SLAs; served as OCIO liaison with internal stakeholders, vendors, and joint venture partners, and as primary escalation contact for customers.
  • Launched and championed the Program and Portfolio Management Office (PPMO), for a federal government bureau; elaborated and implemented a proprietary, SDLC-based, enterprise project life cycle methodology; established complete program tracking and control; centralized cost estimating, scheduling and planning; introduced dashboards for rapid and accurate reports; achieved immediate 25% resource utilization optimization.
  • For a financial organization, I actively managed the full lifecycle of a portfolio of software development programs and projects, with a combined budget of $3M/year, in an Agile environment; performed financial analysis and reported performance to client executives; supervised cross-functional resources and managed cost, schedule, risks and expectations.
  • Developed the application portfolio modernization roadmap for the IRS mainframe ecosystem; performed business and technical evaluation of 110 legacy applications; analyzed alternatives and recommended modernization strategies, business process improvements, and technical enhancements to the enterprise architecture.
  • Examined and finalized the RFP development for the OMHA Case Management System, a $30M program; directed the requirements elicitation process, assessed technology requirements and prepared the final report advising on optimal methods for functional integration and data transfers; reviewed the acquisition package and validated the budget, technical requirements document, and vendor selection and proposal evaluation criteria.
Citizant, Inc., Lanham MD 2007 – 2010
Program Manager  
As a senior member of the IRS Enterprise Lifecycle Program Management Office (ELC PMO) I:
  • Managed a $5M portfolio of large and medium software development, modernization, database migration, COTS integration and infrastructure projects, directing cross-functional business and IT teams in a large-scale, complex, distributed environment; identified and implemented processes that led to more effective execution; coached project managers and team members.
  • Performed continuous improvement of the ELC framework; streamlined processes and documentation templates used by special projects, resulting in more efficient utilization of technical resources and access to data center functions.
  • Designed and developed project management and ELC training materials; organized and delivered engaging presentations to large classroom and online audiences to over 400 IRS employees and contractors.
Computer Sciences Corporation, Falls Church VA 2004 – 2007
Deputy Program Manager / Datacenter Manager  
Managed the DOJ/EOIR Data Center Engineering and Operations (EO) team of 20 IT professionals and assisted the Program Manager with directing the software development, training and service desk components of the program (60 IT professionals); provided tier 3 technical support.
  • Served as primary point of contact for advising on complex enterprise technical solutions in a high-availability business mission-critical environment (infrastructure, applications, security, disaster recovery) for 3000+ users located in 10 regional offices and headquarters.
  • Planned and directed the server refresh and SAN implementation project ($10M budget); developed strategies and transformation plans that reduced operational expenditures by 20%; captured actuals, compared against plan, analyzed variances and generated EVM reports.
  • Established an ITIL-compliant service management framework for fulfilling new and enhanced IT service requests and for performing planned monthly maintenance that led to efficient use of resources, shorter turnaround times, reduced rework, and improved customer satisfaction.
Performa, Arlington VA 2010 – Present
Project Manager / Technology Consultant  
Led the full lifecycle delivery of multiple initiatives: Microsoft infrastructure deployment and upgrades, Unix and business application integration, software development.
  • Consulted on Active Directory migration and integration strategies; created unified Enterprise Architectures and consolidated business systems; managed vendor and contractor activity.
  • Developed and delivered MCSE curriculum at Microsoft training centers to 750 IT professionals.

Education and Certifications

MS, BS in Electrical and Computer Engineering – Polytechnic Institute, Bucharest, Romania
Project Management Institute - Project Management Professional
ITIL 2011 Foundation - Loyalist Certification Services
Federal Acquisition Institute – various coursework