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Project Manager Management

Max Meadows, Virginia, United States
February 15, 2018

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James Gerald (Jerry)Whelan, Jr.


PROJECT MANAGER Seeking Challenges


Strategic thinker with strong analytical skills and able to envision long-term technology objectives to ensure continued growth.

Proven ability to bring the benefits of IT to proactively solve business issues and improve processes while effectively managing costs and mitigating risks.

Saved $1MM on a QA project and completed a software project with 26 people in 11 months where another team had 75 people who previously worked on it 5 years without completion. Project budgets typically from $1MM to $20MM and have managed single and multiple projects with team sizes from 6 to over 150 people.

Excellent interpersonal and communications skills emphasizing a team approach that contributed to many successful projects.

Enthusiastic individual with excellent work ethic. Demonstrated comprehensive knowledge of management techniques, organizational development, team building and project execution.

Develop positive working relationships with other professionals. Maintain regular written and oral communication with technical and management personnel.

Foster an atmosphere of open, direct communication and team cohesiveness to elevate organizational productivity, efficiency, and technical infrastructures.

Adept and experienced in problem solving and providing solutions.

Excellent qualifications in leadership and interpersonal communications.


Jacobs Engineering Remote 11/2016 to 10/2017

Senior Project Manager

Upgraded 40,000 computers to Office 2016 from Office 2000 – 2010 and 22,000 from Jabber to Skype.

Managed Service Delivery installations and upgrades.

Nominated employee of the month for creating standardization and reducing defects.

Southern Glazer Wine and Spirits Miramar, FL 8/2015 to 4/2016

Senior Project Manager

Managed the email migration and the software upgrade on over 17,000 computers and users to O365.

Completed project on time and under budget while decreasing defects 30%.

Managed the email, SCCM, AD/IAM, field teams to complete the upgrades.

Autonation Ft. Lauderdale, FL 4/2015 to 8/2015

Senior Project Manager

Planned the migration and upgrade of 15,000 employees and completed the upgrade of the top 500 management employees to O365.

Managed the migration of the shared network drives to SharePoint.

Managed the upgrade of 500 servers to O365.

Lennar Corp Doral, FL 9/2014 to 4/2015

Senior Project Manager

Created scope, budget, timetables and governance for projects.

Developed budget, timeline, and scope for a Disaster Recovery site and purchase and setup of that site.

Managed the migration and testing of the financials onto the IBM iSeries platform into a DR/HA configuration.

Managed the setup, construction, equipping and training of staff for a Network Operations Center including all 3rd party contractors.

Managed 40TB of email migration and upgrade of 10,000 users and computers from Lotus Notes to O365 using Agile methodology which resulted in more users upgraded in one month than the previous 6 months.

Verizon/Terremark Miami, FL 4/2014 to 7/2014

Senior Project Manager

Performed M&A consolidations, managing the administration of cloud services, data center hosting in their 26 multi-tenant US data centers.

Managed the creation of standard policies and procedures for the Terremark/Verizon merger.

Managed the administration of circuits, power, hosting, cloud services for data center tenants.

Computer Sciences Corp Remote 7/2013 to 4/2014

Senior Project and Program Manager

Created standard templates for the PMO and all 2000 project managers to use which reduced project costs and schedules 15%.

Program managed the retirement offerings and 3 high level projects to generate more sales and higher ROIs.

Managed the transition of retiring projects to new higher revenue generating sales offerings.

Managed the revamping of the Enterprise Service Desk which reduced support costs 75%.

Assurant Miami, FL 7/2012 to 1/2013

Senior Project Manager

Managed the budget, scope and timetables for 3 projects.

Managed the US consolidation of Lotus Notes servers resulting in a 60% reduction in server counts and maintenance costs.

Managed consolidating Cognos 8 into 2 data centers thus reducing costs 20% and creating a centralized portal.

Managed the Proof of Concept for Click to Chat.

SuperValu/Albertsons Boise, ID 10/2011 to 7/2012

Senior Project Manager

Managed high-profile projects budget, scope, and timetables for firewall, VPN, video conferencing, retail store upgrades, data center moves and bandwidth upgrades and more.

Managed 10 grocery chains e-commerce sites with weekly updates.

Upgraded bandwidth in 2 data centers and relocated 7500 servers - Intel, IBM, mainframe.

Managed outsourcing of data center administration.

Managed replacing VPN for a 15% cost savings.

Managed replacement of inner and outer firewalls in one data center.

Bunch and Associates Lakeland, FL 1/2011 to 2/2011

Project Manager

Managed the software architecture conversion to .NET.

Created a 2 year schedule for converting the current architecture to .NET from FoxBase/BizTalk and eliminating a $1M proprietary software.

Created a plan to migrate from Oracle to SQL Server reducing costs 20%.

Our Angel House Orange Park, FL 8/2002 to 12/2010

Project Manager

Oversaw the purchase, fix and flip of properties in 5 states.

Managed handling of more than 10,000 P&C insurance claims from 8 hurricanes valued from a few thousand to $15M each.

Managed the IT consulting venues for a large variety of projects.

AT&T/Bell Labs/Lucent Technologies Raleigh, NC 4/1989 to 11/2001

Project Manager

Managed many software development and projects up to 100 people and $10M.

Saved $1M on automated DWDM testing by eliminating the manual, error prone processes and using automation tools.

Reduced software development time on a banking project and development costs by 75% for Wells Fargo and Bank of America using Oracle or Informix databases.

Managed many high-profile government contracts which included the Pentagon, White House, NASA, New Zealand Telecom and others.


Master of Science in Computer Science

Farleigh Dickinson University, Teaneck, NJ

Bachelor of Science in Electronics Engineering Technology

Ohio Institute of Technology, Columbus, OH


Project Management Professional (PMP) 2005-2008

Yellow Belt Six Sigma Training (Green Belt in Progress)

Scrum Master Certification in Progress

Team Building

Leadership and Management


MBA in a Box


Project Management Professional


C, C++, ASP, .NET, C#, Java, JavaScript, J2EE, UNIX, Linux, HP-UX, Solaris, IBM Mainframe, MVS, TSO, VMware, Novell, Windows XP/Vista/7/10, Shell Scripts, Apache Webserver, Wintel, SQL, PL/SQL, Oracle, Oracle Developer, Informix, Objectime, Sybase, SQL Server, COBOL, Visual Basic (VB), HPVee, HP Open View, IVR, CTI, Winrunner, LoadRunner, SNMP, Clearcase, Sablime (Change Management), MS Project 97, 2003, 2007, 2010, 2013, MS Office 365, PowerPoint, PowerBuilder, ODBC, Web, VxWorks, C socket programming, Rational Rose, Web, XML, HTML, RUP, UML, OOP, OOAD, SOA, Webservices, BizTalk, VOIP, AGILE, SCRUM, TFS, SharePoint, Visual Studio, RAID, SATA, SCSI, IP, TCP/IP, DHCP, Clarity, HP PPM, T1, T3, OC-3, OC-48, OC-192, MPLS, SAN, Blade Servers, EIA, AD/LDAP, SDLC, PLM, COTS, VMWare, PMBOK


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