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Project Manager Information Technology

Missouri City, Texas, United States
October 28, 2018

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Gary Podbielski, CSM

Missouri City, TX

832-***-**** • •

IT Project Management

Multifaceted technical career with nearly 30-year track record of innovation and success

Technically sophisticated IT project management professional with solid history of effective systems solutions integration/qualification and testing. Broad knowledge and success in a technology solutions development environment. Skilled trainer and project leader; able to direct multiple tasks effectively and master innovative software and tools. Possess several professional certifications.

Core Competencies:

Full Life Cycle Project Management

Systems Launch / Implementation

Systems Development

Client Relationship Management

Quality Assurance and Testing

Disaster and Recovery Planning

Problem Resolution / Troubleshooting

User Training and Support

Professional Experience

Stonekrete South West

Owner, 02/2018 – Present

Owner and operator of a stone working startup dedicated to providing high quality, skilled work to consumers. Manage all aspects of business from operations to marketing and manufacturing.

Key Projects:

Generated steady business within first quarter turning a profit on the $20k investment.


Senior Project Manager, 04/2012 – 02/2018

Managed multiple business technology projects with budgets over $1.5M while staying compliant with government banking regulations and Discover’s PMO project management guidelines. Transitioned into Safe Agile as a Scrum Master during this time while collaborating with different IT departments including the security database team (Oracle & SQL), net developers, and third-party consultants.

Key Projects:

Implemented some of the first agile projects in the company by leading a successful business technology team.

Increased revenue by 10% through overseeing various system application upgrades which also made the processes more efficient.

Urenco USA, Eunice, New Mexico

Principal Project Manager- Consultant, 2008 – 2012

Provided technical leadership for construction and build-out projects focused on data centers and intermediate distribution frames (IDF). Supervised the entire operation from communications network installation and servicing to maintaining compliance with regulations such as NRC guidelines. Managed vendors, supported ongoing IT infrastructure maintenance and upgrades, and communicated with personnel to fulfill schedule and management expectations from planning and design through delivery.

Key Achievements:

Coordinated the $48M, three-year project by leading teams of hundreds of contractors, staff, and site engineers.

Installed media infrastructure for entire campus, including design and build of six state-of-the-art computer rooms, safety, QC systems, and all critical plant communications network and systems.

Cost Savers Telecom, Houston, TX

Project Manager, Consultant, 2007-2008

Overhauled the call center’s operations homing in on superior training of management and staff while designing efficient dialer campaigns to ease workloads.

Key Achievement:

Increased employee productivity by 35% and reduced payroll costs by 25%.

Enhanced production and sales through strategic planning and implementation of new policies.

Prior experience as

Project Manager, Consultant (2006-2007) for Unisys/Bank of New York Trust Company, Houston, TX

Director of Information Technology (2002-2006) for Advanced Center Technologies, Harlingen, TX

Manager, IT Operations (2000-2002) for Service IQ, Houston, TX

Manager, IT Operations (1986-1999) for Telecheck/First Data


Technical Proficiencies


LAN/WAN Frame Relay, Cloud, RAS ISDN, DSL T-1 DS-3 OC-12 Fiber Cat 1-6 Wireless Networks Ethernet TCP/IP DHCP HTML Cisco Routers & Hubs, Switches, Firewalls, Network, Security, Symantec, Internet Monitoring, Active Directory, Blown Fiber systems


Nortel 61 & 81, Symposium, ACD, Meridian Mail, Mitel, Avaya, Voice Recorders & Monitoring, ARUs/VRUs, Predictive Dialers, Accounting Systems, IEX, Workforce Management


HP & Dell Servers, Intel Disk Drives, Printers & Scanners, PCs, Monitors, UPS PDU Generators, Computer Rooms, MDFS & IDFS, Racks & Cabinets, Copiers & Faxes, Cisco, Nortel Cabling, Office, Visio, Project Manager, Windows 95 – XP, Windows NT, 4.0 Explorer, Net Meeting, Oracle, SQL, Security, Primavera. InfoLynx Settlement, BHMI Fee Billing, Network Hub, Clarity

Education and Credentials

Inside Plant Telecom Systems Certification

United States Airforce Technical Training School

Coursework in Telecommunication Products

Rice University

Certifications & Awards

Certified Safe/Agile 4.5 Scrum Master, Department of Energy Active Security Clearance, ISO 17999 (Information Security), Nominee, President Award, Pulse, TeleCheck Outstanding Employee Award Winner

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