BAHRAM KAZEMAINI “Jonathan”
Result driven, innovative, and resourceful Sr. Project Manager with 10+ year experience in Program Management, Project Management, Applications Development, Infrastructure solutions, Cyber Security products and Professional Service.
Lead large cross-functional teams for multi-million dollar projects.
Successful record of accomplishments for delivering enterprise level business applications.
Deep knowledge of industry verticals including financial, pharmaceutical, technology, Retails and manufacturing.
Uses strong interpersonal skills to build trust and confidence with clients. “The key is to make the customer your friend, an actual friend.”
Key Skills/Knowledge areas
MS Project/Project Server
Word, Excel, PP, Visio, Access, MS Lync Communicator, Cisco Jabber, Outlook, PMBOK
Team Building and coaching
Agile and Waterfall methodologies
Infrastructure and Data Center Migration Management
Enterprise CRM and ERP implementation Management
Intrusion Detection Systems Management
Cyber Security products (Palo Alto Firewall, DDoS, SKYBOX, AVS, PKI, Message Scan, IDS, Gigamon, FireEye)
Service Providers infrastructure (Cloud, MPLS, Network Circuits)
B.S. Computer Science (William Paterson University, NJ)
ITIL, SOX IT, GxP Certification
Sr. Project Manager Feb. 2017 –
Trusted advisor providing value-added decision support and guidance to executive management.
Managed resource schedules, work balance, project budget, and quality control.
Managed project charters, weekly project update calls/documents, and risk, budget, and change orders.
Driving the requirements prioritization process, developing functional specifications, and securing stakeholder agreement.
Designing technology and process solutions; documenting current & to be processes, technologies, workflows and data flows. Preparing gap analysis, use cases and implementation plans. Representing customer interests in the solutions process.
Managed and led large cross-functional teams for complex infrastructure projects.
Providing Status reports to stakeholders.
Sr. Project Manager/Business Analyst March 2007 - Jan. 2017
Lead Project Manager for complex global business applications and infrastructure projects for clients including (but not limited to): P&G, Deutsche Bank, BT, Thomson Reuters, Esprit, Barr Labs, Huawei, Syngenta and Seqirus.
Responsible for building relationship with key stakeholders and managing their expectations.
Led projects utilizing Agile and Waterfall methodologies.
Understanding current and to be workflows while recommending cutting bottlenecks to streamlining the processes.
Translated functional requirements to technical specifications.
Collaborated with business and technology owners to map complex business requirements into cohesive and easy to understand documents.
Responsible for all aspects of system migrations and upgrades including gap analysis, validation, provisioning, and system deployments.
Collaborated with external and internal engineers on High Level Design (HLD) and Low Level Design (LLD) sessions.
Utilized ITIL change management practices to improve end user adoption.
Executed detailed projects from end to end while managing six other project managers, cross-functional resources, and 3rd party vendors.
Point of contact for all project stakeholders.
Worked with steering committees on change orders and reducing scope creep.
Expert in identifying client pain points, proposing/mapping client pain points to a system functionality and solution and negotiating a project proposal.
Identified potential areas where standards do not exist (ambiguity) or where existing standards need to change due to changes in business requirements or in technology environment.
Created and managed complex project plans utilizing MS Project and MS Project Server.
Created Program Management Office (PMO) for an international wireless manufacturing company in USA.
“Go to” person for managing and failed(rejuvenating) projects.
Created and implemented ORT (Operation Readiness Testing) for NOCs (Network Operations Centers).
Managed CRM and ERP systems and Digital Transformation projects.
Managed the implementation of complex Cyber Security GxP compliance projects for Pharmaceutical companies, utilizing products and solutions such as, Firewall, DDoS, SKYBOX, AVS, PKI, Message Scan, IDS, Gigamon, FireEye and Ethical Hacking.
Managed the implementation of IT consolidation projects for client office relocations.
Managed the implementation of Incident Management System utilizing BMC Remedy and ServiceNow.
Managed the implementation of MPLS infrastructure projects.
Managed the implementation of Cisco IPT telephone systems, Video teleconferencing, LAN/WAN equipment.
Managed SharePoint implementations.
Managed Data Center consolidations/migrations and virtualization projects.
Migrated customer’s retail stores to BT’s infrastructure and managed 3rd party vendors for cable installation and resource assignments for testing at each store.
Siemens Corporation, New Jersey
Program Manager/Sr. Project Manager July 2006 - Feb. 2007
Deployed the master PMO project service delivery plan for centralizing and consolidation of Siemens IT departments (20 different companies) under one centralized shared services IT organization. This reduced operating expenses by millions and standardized processes by utilizing IT Service Management (ITIL/ITSM).
Worked with executive sponsors and other staffs to develop objectives, plans, and scope for assigned projects from CMO (Current mode of operation) to FMO (Future mode of operation) and to prepare organizational expectation adjustments when migrating to new FMO model.
Developed and maintained effective working relationships with customers and project participants.
IBM Global Services, New Jersey
Project Manager Feb. 2006 - July 2006
Responsible for gathering requirements and translating customer’s complex business requirements into cohesive and easy to understand documents.
Led full software development life cycle (SDLC) for support applications, utilizing (RUP) software development methodologies.
Worked on ERP systems and managed a 20+ team in multiple locations: New Jersey, Minnesota, Rochester and Canada.