Over twelve years of experience in Telecommunications and Information Technology.
Background includes network engineering, network operations, network management,
operations management, pre-sales design, and post-sales support. Possesses strong
management skills, consistently guiding teams through project lifecycles for services and
solutions that exceed customer expectations. Confidently develops technological solutions that
streamline business operations.
Cisco Certifications: CCIE # 10701, CCNA, CCDA, CCNP, CCDP, Cisco IP
Telephony Design Specialist, Cisco IP Telephony Operations
Specialist, Cisco IP Telephony Support Specialist, Cisco
Certified Academy Instructor
Additional Certifications: Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP), Sniffer Certified
Professional, ICCP Data Communications Specialist, Comp TIA I-
Net+, Certified Internet Webmaster Associate
Performed key role in the sale of one of the largest managed Frame-Relay services in
Verizon’s Mid-Atlantic region. Presented the solution to the customer and also designed,
configured and installed the Frame-Relay network providing connectivity to IBM SNA
Mainframes with redundancy via Cisco Data Link Switching (DLSw+).
Designed and implemented an enterprise QoS policy for a very large VoIP network that
processed over a million VoIP calls per day.
Developed a disaster recovery plan for AT&T Wireless, including contracts with local
electricians, equipment rental agencies, and contractors, as well as detailed databases that
contained information on all of the radio-base stations in Philadelphia and surrounding area.
The plan was tested in a real life situation and proved successful when our team was able to
restore service within hours to thousands of AT&T Wireless mobile phone subscribers
following extreme damage caused by Hurricane Floyd in September 1999. I received a letter
of appreciation from the CEO of AT&T and President of AT&T Wireless.
Senior IPT Engineer 09/06 – Present
Hired by Shire Pharmaceuticals as a consultant to support and maintain a large global Cisco Unified Communications
Design and Integrate large Cisco Unified Communications network with multiple
Configure, maintain and troubleshoot Cisco Call Manager, Cisco Unity and Cisco VoIP
Gateways and Gatekeepers
Principle VoIP Consultant 07/06 – 09/06
Hired by Merck as a consultant to provide senior level engineering, design, implementation on a global Cisco AVVID
Design and Integrate large Cisco Unified Communications network with multiple
CallManager clusters and stand alone CallManager Express systems.
Integrate Cisco CallManager with Avaya PBX and Octel Voicemail systems
Conduct tests and document Cisco CallManager, Avaya PBX, and Octel integration
Conduct tests and document Cisco IPT equipment, including voice gateways, OS code
upgrade, patch update procedures, etc.
Replicate remote site technical issues in the lab to resolve the issue and work with Cisco
TAC if necessary
Design and Implement Dial Plan
Conduct IPT equipment code testing
Create QoS Policy and conduct QoS test
Data Platform Engineer 08/05 – 06/06
Hired by ATX Communications a regional service provider to be the lead engineer in the development and
implementation of ATX’s Managed Voice over IP and Hosted IP Telephony product offering.
Designed, Configured and Implemented a VoIP platform and prepared for commercial
launch, which included designing, configuring, maintaining and troubleshooting SIP
Trunks, Cisco Voice Gateways, Broadsoft SIP Feature Servers and Nextone SIP
Session Border Controllers.
Configured, Tested and Deployed Cisco AS5400XM as a SIP Session Border Controller.
Provided limited configuration and support for Lucent Compact Switch (Telica Plexus)
Designed and implemented QoS policy on ATX's backbone and edge routers and
Provided Pre-Sales Engineering and Design for Managed VoIP and Hosted IPT.
Presented solutions and demonstrated VoIP and IPT product for customers.
Performed LAN Assessments to validate the capability of customer data networks to
Designed, Configured and Installed Cisco Switches, Routers, Voice Gateways, Cisco
CallManager, Cisco CallManager Express, Cisco Unity and Cisco Unity Express.
Provided higher tier support for management, monitoring and maintenance of all
Managed VoIP and Hosted IPT customers.
Trained employees to provision, administer and troubleshoot Broadsoft SIP Feature
Servers, Nextone SIP Session Border Controllers and Cisco IP Telephony Systems.
Maintained and Configured Cisco 7206VXR Routers, Cisco Catalyst 6513s with Firewall
Service Module and Cisco PIX Firewalls.
Configured MPLS/Multi Protocol BGP on 7206 Provider Edge Routers to integrate and
redistribute with EIGRP on Customer Edge Routers. Designed and configured a dial up
MPLS VPDN service on Cisco AS5350.
InfoNXX (Temporary Contractor 04/05 – 08/05)
Senior Network Engineer
Hired as contractor to operate and maintain one of the largest IP Telephony/Voice over IP and Call Center Network
Configured, maintained and troubleshot Cisco AS5400 Gateways, Cisco 7206
Gatekeepers, Nextone SIP Session Border Controller and various routers and switches.
Designed and implemented Quality of Service policy for entire InfoNXX VoIP network
Configured and maintained Cisco PIX Firewalls and Cisco VPN Concentrators in support
of multiple remote access and site-to-site VPNs.
Systems Engineer 11/04 – 04/05
Supported account managers on the Comcast account specifically Comcast internal IT
and Comcast Business Communications in all technologies, which included Storage
Area Networking, Wireless LANs, Security, IP Telephony, Routing and Switching.
Williams Networking LLC
List of Temporary Contract Positions as Independent Contractor 11/03 – 11/04
Verizon Enterprise Solutions (Temporary Contractor 08/04 – 11/04)
Provided training and pre sales network engineering support to sales reps in Verizon’s new
National Accounts sales group.
Corliant (Temporary Contractor 07/04 – 08/04)
Configured and installed Cisco IP Telephony system, which included Cisco CallManager4.0, Unity
4.0, IOS Gateways, ATAs, Fax Machines, Attendant Console and Paging System.
Lucent (Temporary Contractor 06/04 – 07/04)
Configured and staged Cisco IP Telephony Systems in lab environment prior to shipment to remote
location for installation. Configured CallManager4.0, Unity 4.0, and IOS Gateways
Devereux Foundation (Temporary Contractor 05/04 – 06/04)
Redesigned and reconfigured the company’s enterprise network to resolve routing issues.
Maintenance and configuration of Cisco Routers, Switches, PIX Firewalls and VPN Concentrators.
Insight (Temporary Contractor 03/04 – 05/04)
Designed and implemented Cisco Aironet Wireless LAN networks for a large grocery store chain.
Conducted site surveys, configured Wireless Access Points, supervised installation and performed
coverage and verification testing.
Verizon Network Integration (Temporary Contractor 11/03 - 03/04)
Designed, implemented maintained large Cisco Router and Switch networks within the Sunoco Oil
Refinery. Built networks to provide connectivity to small cities of construction trailers in the refinery.
Verizon Enterprise Solutions
Senior Technology Solutions Specialist 09/01 – 11/03
Supported all the account managers in PA/DE region in the areas of Wireless Networking, IP
Telephony, VoIP and complex routing and switching. Achieved or exceeded target for two
consecutive years. Proposed technical solutions to customers, focusing on Cisco hardware.
Constructed pilot networks and provided proof-of-concept to customers. Designed,
implemented, and supported large enterprise networks. Provided sales representatives with pre
and post sales engineering support. Developed and conducted training seminars.
Senior Design Engineer 09/00 – 09/01
Designed, configured and maintained data network for transport of time sensitive data in
TruePosition’s Wireless Location Systems. Integrated customer networks into the TruePosition
Wireless Location System network. Interfaced with the development team to maximize the
performance of and document the TruePosition Wireless Location System.
Cisco Network Academy, Montgomery County Community College
CCNA Instructor (Part Time) Fall Semester 2000
Taught students how to install and configure Cisco switches and routers in multiprotocol
networks using local and wide-area networks (LANs and WANs), provide Level 1
troubleshooting service, and improve network performance and security.
Lead Network Engineer 03/00 – 09/00
Designed and implemented LAN/WAN networks for large corporate centers and integrated them
with UrbanMedia Internet services. Configured Cisco routers and Nortel Ethernet and ATM
switches as well as Microsoft Windows servers and workstations. Verified and tested single
mode and multimode Fiber Optic cables.
Suburban Cable/Comcast Cable
Engineering Manager, Cable Modem Termination Systems 11/99 – 03/00
Coordinated a team of network engineers in the installation and configuration of cable modem
termination systems throughout a suburban Philadelphia. Configured and installed Cisco 7200
Routers and Cisco Catalyst 5500 Switches. Designed Hybrid Fiber Coax (HFC) plant node
combination plans. Installed and configured Cisco routers and switches.
Field Operations Manager 03/97 – 11/99
Directed a team of 15 field engineers supporting, integrating and maintaining 500+ radio-base
stations throughout the Philadelphia metropolitan service area. Project managed the building of
new radio-base stations and the modification and replacement of existing radio-base stations.
Configured radios, T-1 carrier equipment, multiplexers, and large central-office switches.
Network Engineer 08/95 – 03/97
Installed, configured and monitored equipment for new FHMA/TDMA Wireless Voice and Data
Networks. Configured radio equipment, Cisco routers and switches, CSU/DSUs, Multiplexers,
Servers, Digital Cross Connect Systems and PBX systems.
Communication Test Design Inc. (CTDI)
Mobile Phone Technician 04/92 – 08/95
Installed and repaired cellular telephones in a Bell Atlantic Mobile installation shop
AS Degree, Electronic Engineering Technology, Pennsylvania Institute of Technology
In Progress BS Degree, Internetworking Technology, Strayer University