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Aliso Viejo, California, United States
March 04, 2018

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Simon Pezeshkfar

+* 949 *** **** mobile US Citizen

Dynamic, results-oriented Project Management and Business Development Leader with experience enhancing business performance via applying information technology solutions across multiple industries. Strong communicator focused on achieving business goals using positive motivation, building consensus and fostering cooperation among diverse audiences. Regarded as a creative and collaborative team player with the ability to quickly and thoroughly assess new situations and initiate appropriate action aligning profitable market opportunities with technologies, people and goals whilst providing focus on direction and strategy.


Digital River Inc October 2013 to Present

Senior Technical Project Manager

Managing a dedicated team supporting Nvidia global online promotions and transactions supporting the NVIDIA GPU, the Shield gaming console, tablet and the Advance Rendering Software Products for 19 locales worldwide with more than 5 projects in flight at any given time in multiple markets, typical deadlines ranging from less than 5 days to 30 days.

Lead the successful migration of 2.5MM GeForce Now subscribers from Janrain IDMS to Jarvis IDMS in a 3-hour window of maintenance with zero level one incidents reported.

Supported development of REST APIs for integration of Xbox console application and Digital River Global Commerce platform to allow commerce via the Xbox 360 and Xbox One consoles.

Successful launch of multiple Microsoft software and hardware products online in multiple markets at including Office 365, Xbox One, Surface Pro 2 and Surface Pro 3, meeting and exceeding core business KPIs. The timing of these global launches required precise synchronized efforts in accordance to public announcements around the globe and over 200 locales.

Prepared Weekly executive briefings, sharing actual data on progress and achievements while identifying any issues and actions taken to resolves them providing both a current status with a strategic view of things to come for the clients as well as to the executive leadership team.

Managed roll-out and all integration involving supply chain, digital key management, fulfillment activities for Office for Windows and Office for Mac 2016 backup media globally supporting 44 languages. Including coordinating all integration activities and supply chain with 3 fulfillment centers around the globe along with central digital key management with Microsoft.

Implementation of SEPA in for German locale and iDEAL in Dutch locale for Microsoft in conjunction with Office365 subscription,, Scrum meetings and utilizing JIRA, VersionOne, ASANA, HP ALM, Confluence and QuickBase, increasing the subscriber base by 20% in less than 90 days.

Compliance with Microsoft Supply Chain Security Policies at Digital River, providing audit support and inspections, along with solutions as main local liaison.

Project Managed the next generation Content Management System (CMS) supporting commerce sites for Microsoft Corporation (Microsoft Online Store) globally on Azure and .Net platform by leading a multinational team consisting of developers, business analyst and QA in multiple time zones in the US as well as Germany, India and Taiwan utilizing Agile methodology with monthly deployment cycles.

MedARK September 2009 to July 2013

Business Consulting/Project Manager

Supported the evaluation of new opportunities to increase revenue and profits while project managing implementation of back office software, hardware solutions for clients.

Account managed client expectations and provided direction to a cross functional team on project’s scope, schedule, resources and budget throughout the development lifecycle from writing requirements to final delivery.

Worked closely with sales team to develop marketing programs, including sales tools, collateral.

Utilized SDLC best practices, Agile project methodology to ensure high quality and on time delivery.

Actaris June 2008 to August 2009

Regional Manager, Electricity Metering

Negotiated contract for delivery of 148K Meters to Abu Dhabi Water and Electricity Authority (ADWEA) in one year worth 12MM Euro in sales. Full sales cycle from Commercial Offer to factory delivery schedule and payment terms.

Project managed delivery and installation of 15,000 Digital Electricity Meters along with Saturne AMR software system for QatarPearl making it the first reference in the region for fully automated AMR.

Successful order for supply of electricity, water meters along with data collection, communications and Meter Data Management consisting of Asais Saturne and Itron IEE for initially 200,000 measuring point with upgrade to 2,000,000, largest in the region.

RTC LLC August 2005 to June 2008

Product Manager, Infrastructure Technology Solutions (ITS)

Achieved premier partner status in the region by increasing nationwide sales of Legrand structured cabling solutions and wiring accessories from annual 800K EUR to 2.3MM EUR in less than two years through planning, execution of a comprehensive nationwide product management strategy.

Responsible for 5MM EUR budget consisting of P&L for the ITS division as well as investment in new strategic businesses.

Project managed a 50,000sf warehouse to stock Legrand components for efficient delivery to projects and local VAR reducing order to delivery time from 4 weeks to 48 hours in most cases through analysis of historical data and proper forecasting for availability of catalog items locally.

Siemens AG January 2002 to August 2005

Program Manager, Power Transmission and Distribution Services

Project managed and established Siemens Product Related Services Center of Competence utilizing information technology solutions for the region consisting of UAE, Bahrain, Qatar and Oman.

Managed Business Development in addition to Product Related Services for Network Consulting, Technical Training and Metering business for the region as well as seminars on Gas Insulated Switchgear technology from Siemens in the range of 6kV to 400kV.

Unisys Corporation June 2000 to October 2001

Product Manager, Voice Portal

Managed complete product life cycle from initial conception to the business case analyses including design, customization, pricing and profitability forecasting to packaging and distribution of voice portal solutions. These voice portal solutions consisted of voice activated dialing, voice access to content and speech centric messaging. Target clients included major telecommunications and wireless service providers including Orange, Telefonica, DutchTone, Cingular, Verizon.

Developed the Unisys next generation product plan consisting of VoIP and Personal Communications assistant (PCA) with Unified Messaging consisting of third party product integration, pricing configurations and ROI plans.

Microsoft Corporation September 1999 to June 2000

Program Manager, CATM/Large Enterprise

Set strategic direction for Global Account Management consisting of roles, responsibilities and distribution of revenue as well as budgeting requirements. Provided competitive support needed for Global 200 and single point of contact using virtual sales support teams.

Project managed and implemented automated tools to extract information and track progress on account opportunities at risk worldwide from several internal systems including Clarify and Siebel.

Strategic positioning of Exchange to competitively eliminate Lotus Domino’s market share while enhancing user experience with introducing rich feature sets.

Arthur Andersen LLP March 1998 to July 1999

Experienced Manager, Advance Technology Group

Project managed a team consisting of 5 consultants as well as CitiGroup’s technology staff in designing a business continuity plan for online banking after merger of Travelers Group and CitiBank. Delivered a global disaster recovery plan consistent across all operational hubs.

Generated over $1MM in fees by establishing a new relationship and managing a joint team consisting of consultants and Capital One personnel in order to implement a Decision Support System (DSS). This system was designed to support business line reporting for a major financial services company.

Assisted Fortune 500 Telecommunications Company’s senior management in developing a tactical and strategic Information System Plan (ISP) which included technology investments, capacity planning and staffing.

GE Capital Services September 1993 to March 1998

IT Program Manager

Project Managed, developed and implemented GE Capital’s global messaging strategy. Identified solutions for migration from legacy mail systems and groupware for over 70,000 users across 27 businesses worldwide to Microsoft Exchange technology for both internal messaging needs and for external customer information delivery. Responsibilities included managing 7 senior staff direct reports, 45 indirect reports worldwide and annual budget of $5MM.

As a member of the GE Information Management Council, designed and implemented GE’s global NT infrastructure over a TCP/IP multi-vendor routed network backbone.


• University of Texas, Bachelors of Science in Electrical Engineering

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