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Manager Project Management

Livermore, California, United States
December 29, 2017

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Gary Lazar

Livermore, California *****

925-***-**** •

IT Project Management

Seasoned project manager with the ability to manage large, complex technical programs. More than twenty-five years of project management and technical experience in industries including the telecommunications and the public sector. An experienced leader, skilled at getting the best out of the teams and projects that I oversee. Ability to communicate project initiatives and deliverables to all levels from entry to executive staff.

Core Competencies:

Full Life Cycle Project Management

Systems Launch / Implementation

Vendor Relationships

Resource Allocation

Customer Relationship Management

Quality Assurance Standards

Software Development

Data Center Management

Professional Experience

City and County of San Francisco, San Francisco, CA

Project Manager, 12/2006 – 7/2016

Managed IT Infrastructure projects for one of the largest counties in California. Responsible for managing vendor relationships, ensuring that all projects were delivered on time and on budget, and allocating appropriate internal resources for flawless execution.

Key Achievements:

Executed a highly successful server virtualization project. Converted several hundred physical servers to a virtual environment.

Directed a large scale, complex data center move completing the project on time and on budget. Built a disaster recovery data center. Managed multiple infrastructure projects from end to end.

Jam Systems, San Francisco, California

Office Manager, 3/2005 – 12/2006

Managed team of business analysts and a group of outsourced IT consultants. Responsible for all maintenance and repair of all office systems including phones, office equipment, and software upgrades and installations.

Key Achievements:

Implemented procedures to improve efficiency, accountability, and reduce costs and project penalties. Conceptualized, developed, and implemented project tracking tools (traffic signal, street lighting, purchase order and invoice, shipping coordination, and material returns) reducing errors and missed deadlines. Improved purchasing processes resulted in a 15% cost reduction.

David A. Lee Accountancy, San Jose, California

Tax Preparer/Office Manager, 12/2002 – 8/2004

Responsible for Accounting and Technology for a fast-moving accounting practice. Prepared tax returns, completed billing, book keeping, and maintained all computer systems including software upgrades and installations.

Key Achievements:

Developed and implemented client and inventory tracking to reduce error and increase time-to-market

AT&T, Pleasanton, California

Program Manager, 3/1998 – 8/2001

Promoted to stand up a new Project Management Office (PMO). Developed and directed all Project

Management processes involving project lifecycle, change controls, and quality improvement processes.

Built a team of five project management professionals and established training and development programs.

Built relationships with outsourced vendors including IBM, Ajilon, Hewlett-Packard, and EMC.

Key Achievements:

Managed a data center relocation on time, within budget, and no downtime.

Sheared the telephone billing cycle time 80%, resulting in an annual savings of $4M.

Reduced product time-to-market 30%.

Data Center Manager, 8/1995 – 3/1998

Transitioned to Data Center Manager following AT&T’s acquisition of Integretel. Responsible for strategic planning, staffing, and managing a data center with 12 direct reports.

Key Achievement:

Enhanced existing procedures to improve productivity by 30% and reduced costs by $60,000.

Authored two programs, to improve shipping accuracy from 75% to 85%.

Integretel, San Jose, California (Acquired by AT&T)

Quality Assurance Manager, 6/1992 – 8/1995

Promoted to launch and direct a quality assurance function to ensure billing system integrity at a regional

telecommunications provider. Acted as a catalyst to change company culture and standards instilling

a strong focus on meeting and exceeding quality standards and improving customer satisfaction.

Key Achievement:

Designed, developed, and deployed a test system to reduce maintenance requests. Executed an

operating phone messages system initiative to migrate from VM HPO to VM ESA.

Software Development Manager, 1/1990 – 6/1992

Hired as a Software Engineer and quickly promoted to Software Development Manager. Directed a team of

12 software engineers in modifying the Integretel billing system including designing and implementing client data

tracking mechanisms.

Key Achievement:

Implemented an innovative Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC) process that resulted in reducing

software development cycle time by 20%.

Successfully recruited and hired a software engineering team to support the billing system build out,

expanding staff from 2 to 12 employees.

Other Professional Experience, Various

Department Leader, Target Corporation, Palo Alto, CA, 8/2004 – 3/2005

Senior Software Engineer, Pacific Bell, San Ramon, CA, 8/1981 – 1/1990

Education and Credentials

Bachelor of Business Administration

San Diego State University, San Diego, CA

Master’s Certificate, Project Management

George Washington University, Georgetown, VA

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