VICE PRESIDENT - IT INFRASTRUCTURE & OPERATIONS
Information technology executive with over 25 years of experience leading strong, diverse teams, supporting business strategies and objectives by focusing on new technologies, full life-cycle development solutions while maintaining operational integrity. Extensive experience in building and consolidating data centers, rightsizing, delivering multiple complex technology solutions that provide value to the business.
Successfully leads virtual teams, manage services through process-driven best practices
Tenacious vendor negotiator
Decrease operational spend by $10 million year-over-year
Proficient in major technologies, service management concepts and security governance
Pacific Gas & ElectricSan Francisco, CAVice President - IT Infrastructure & Operations09/2011 to Current
Lead teams of 6 Director level executives, general staff of 900 technical professionals, 200 plus contractors, manage services and SOW professionals.
Oversee budget of over $250 million capital and $200 million expense.
Accountable for a very complex network (Lan, Wan, MPLS, WiFi, Microwave, Voice), service desk, desktop, servers, storage NOC, databases, middleware and 3 large data centers.
Completed the build-out of a new data center, implemented high availability and data center resiliancy, business continuity, DR best practices and fail/over capabilities in case of a disaster.
Implemented private cloud, moving technical infrastructure needs for products from three months to hours.
Accountable for IT field services that support remote facilities, substations and the nuclear plant; including miles of fiber, microwave, satellites and telecom infrastructure.
Currently planning and budgeting for GND modernization, which will be built out in the next 3 to 5 years. Piloted field area network, which will support devices and data collection at the edge of the network.
Accountable for the Smart Meter operation center.
Ardent CauseTroy, MIPartner05/2009 to CurrentSoftware company that creates technology solutions for non-profit organizations.
Sears CorporationHoffman Estates, ILVice President, Infrastructure and Operations
Led team of 5 directors and a total staff of 450 professional. Accountable for in-sourcing Sears Data Centers Systems and technology from various vendors throughout the U.S., and for network and technologies and for over 2500 Kmart and Sears retail stores and including 15 large supply-chain facilities.
Oversaw all data center technologies call center, security operations and enterprise architecture.
Responsible for two data centers, LAN, WAN, Data...., call center, network operations, store systems, including POS systems, supply chain infrastructure servers, teradata middleware and other core technologies.
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