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Project Coordinator

Southington, Connecticut, United States
August 24, 2018

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Michael J. Cresta

*** Chamberlain Hwy, Berlin, CT 06037 ● 203-***-**** ●


Certified Associate in Project Management with experience leading project teams, proven skills in managing multiple responsibilities, problem-solving, contract negotiations, and managing high quality documentation. Quick study, experienced in planning and implementing projects with a focus on product and service quality and an eye on safe work practices. Coordinates successfully with internal departments and external vendors ensuring deliverables are met on time and within budget. Demonstrates initiative to ensure special projects and identified needs are addressed promptly.


MS Project

Gantt charts

Vendor Coordination/Scheduling

Contract negotiations

Processing & analyzing project quotes

Process/Document Management

Proficient in MS Excel, Power Point, & Word

Excellent Written and Verbal Communication Skills

Excellent Time management and Organization skills

Member: Data Center Safety Committee


Project Manager/Media Buyer (contract), Odonnell Company, New Haven, CT 4/2018 – 6/2018

Plan and implement marketing media project, meeting all client requirements, cost targets (150k for most recent client), and deadlines while reaching all targeted audiences.

Provide accurate detailed asset specifications to the creative team using Google docs/spreadsheet, Adobe, and MS office software. Review creative work, resulting in timely submittal for the start of client campaigns.

Negotiate with over 12 external vendors to secure highly effective and fiscally friendly media contracts.

Create flow charts, media schedules and media coverage maps for easy view of big picture.

Work with IT team on technology deliverables, providing or improving client’s digital presence.

Tape Operations Coordinator, DXC Technology, Meriden, CT 1/2003 – 11/2017

Design, implement, and document customized client processes and procedures for successful operation of technical services involving tape backup operations resulting in seamless transitions of new client acquisitions.

-Strategic clients include: United Technologies, Pfizer Pharmaceuticals, DuPont Inc., Pratt and Whitney, National Student Loan Services and Department of Homeland Security (DHS).

Continually focus on process improvement, creating and maintaining processes, procedures, and quality control charts for ISO 9001 compliance. Respond to auditor requests annually resulting in 100% compliance for 10+ years.

Identify employee training gaps and train new employees on standardized procedures to ensure quality and efficiency.

Plan and coordinate retrieval logistics for 50+ clients with a planning emphasis on disaster recovery. Results include implementing operational cost savings from transportation costs.

Manage staffing within department ensuring customer commitments are met on time and within budgetary constraints.

Regularly meet with customers and coworkers to collaborate, develop and accomplish project objectives ensuring on time and within budget completion.

Michael J. Cresta

● 326 Chamberlain Hwy, Berlin, CT 06037 ● 203-***-**** ●


Project Management Institute:

Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM), 10/2016

-CAPM Number: 1977699


Bachelors of Science in Operations and Project Management

Southern New Hampshire University - Manchester, NH Degree Completion: 10/2016

GPA: 3.97/4.0

Academic Recognition: Graduate, Summa Cum Laude honors

Presidents List, 2013-2014

Member, Delta Mu Delta Honor Society

Diploma in Software and Network Administration

Branford Hall Career Institute - Southington, CT Diploma Completion: 04/2003


Crew Leader, Habitat for Humanity, Hartford, CT 11/2017-Present

Lead a small team to accomplish building objectives for the day

Ensure safety of the volunteers on the worksite and keep them motivated

Ensure tools are used and working properly and returned to Habitat

Act as public face for Hartford Habitat (answer volunteers questions about habitat)

Secretary, Southwest Village Condo Association, Inc., Farmington, CT 1/2017 – 9/2017

Project Leader: Condo grounds “Beautification Project” committee.

Review financial documents.

Review subcontractor contracts.

Assist in resolving owner complaints or issues.

Prepare and distribute relevant documentation.

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