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Project Manager Software

San Dimas, California, United States
January 28, 2019

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John Conboy

San Dimas, CA ***** 909-***-****

Sr. Project Manager

Dedicated, resourceful, and seasoned senior project manager, with more than 25 years of experience spearheading complex and effective projects in the IT, financial and retail sectors. Extensive experience in implementing the relocation of hardware and software technology, offering strong business acumen, and a focused approach to team leadership that produce substantial results. Proven ability to promote lucrative results while complying with budget and time constraints.

Areas of Expertise & Technical Skills

Disaster Recovery

Business Continuity

Motivational Leadership

Vendor Management

Full Life Cycle Management

Budgeting & Cost Reduction

Fortune 500 Data Centers

Process Improvements

Team Leadership

Operations Security

Consistent Upgrades

Budget Management

Professional Experience

SAN MANUEL, - Highland, Ca Jan 2017 - Jun 2018

Senior Implementation Project Manager

Directed the build-out of a new data center in the city of Highland, California, consistently observing operational goals. Led teams of cross-functional employees in the execution a new Fiber Optics system and cabling network for the corporate offices and all remote sites, with ZERO downtime. Prepared documentation for standardization of hardware and software processes for all MDFs and IDFs, negotiating pricing and fees.

Key Achievements

Oversaw procurement, coordination, delivery, and inspection of all hardware products.

Liaised with all stakeholders, vendors, and team members in operational excellence.

Initiated the implementation of portfolio management of a new application software (daptiv) for the PMO, providing and conducting scheduled training for all users.

WSS RETAIL - Los Angeles. Ca Apr 2015 - Oct 2016

IT Consultant

Directly reported to the CIO of IT, and recruited to manage the network design at the corporate offices in Los Angeles, CA. Managed all required adjustments and correction of PCI vulnerabilities, and led a staff of two contractors.

Key Achievements

Procured all required routers, and scheduled installations, implementing LAN segmentation and changes to the IP address and subnet for the Wi-Fi systems at retail stores.

Approved and initiated the planning for the upgrade of a new CISCO phone system to UC 10.5, consisting of new phones, server upgrades, and new application software.

Installed RetailNext cameras and analytic software at 70 stores, in conjunction with router upgrade.

GOLDEN STATE FOODS – City of Industry, Ca Nov 2013 - Mar 2015

Senior Project Manager

Served as senior project manager for a Windows software application upgrade from Win XP to Windows 7, while facilitating the domain upgrade from 2003 to 2012.

Key Achievements

Executed a software file sharing cloud service that supported the optimization of space on the server for employees' home drive. Company enjoyed a 20% savings on servers.

Championed the implementation of a Symantec enterprise vault cloud design, supporting the challenges of email storage, legal discovery, and regulatory compliance.

CITY NATIONAL BANK, Los Angeles, Ca Aug 2012 - Sep 2013

Senior Project Manager

Performed essential and effective updates for financial institution, to include application development, information security, and risk management.

Key Achievements

Reinforced governmental regulatory application software for security and compliance safety.

Managed the implementation of Windows 7 software, from Win XP, which consisted of 900 applications that required software compatibility and UAT testing.

CEDARS-SINAI HOSPITAL – Los Angeles, Ca Dec 2011 - Apr 2012

Senior Project Manager

Led the deployment of older model HP/Compaq hardware systems (DC7600, DC7700, and DC7800), with new Dell Optiplex 780 systems, pre-loaded with the Win 7 image. Upgraded all existing system applications from Win XP to the standard Windows 7 image.

Key Achievements

Removed and replaced existing monitors with new Del P2411 24" products.

Replaced drivers with VPSX HP Universal Driver PLC 5.2, for all CS-Link Hyperspace users.

Wells Fargo Dealer Services, Irvine, California Jun 2010 – Nov 2011

Senior Infrastructure Project Manager

Infrastructure Project Manager for the expansion of Wells Fargo’s existing Data Center and Development Lab.

Expansion consisted of server relocation within the data center, fiber cabling, switches, and DR recovery testing.

Phase #1 consisted of physical server relocation and included documenting server location, virtual domains and working with all application owners.

Single source for managing all technical meetings for vendors, facilities staff, business units, and insured on-going communication to senior management.

Implemented new 500KW uninterrupted power supply (UPS) system and 12-cylinder Cummins generator system without disruption to the Data Center.

Toyota Oct 2009 – Apr 2010

Sr. Project Manager (Software Deployment)

Key Achievements

Managed the deployment of the integrated suite of application software for Hyperion and Essbase systems. Implementation consisted of UNIX servers, database repositories and application development. Project managed vendors, clients and business partners.

Implemented policies/procedures to ensure solutions were reliable, available, secure and effective.

Project consisted of formal infrastructure management methodology using Clarity software.

Deployment of the new software supported 2000+ dealerships worldwide.

Countrywide Bank Feb 1995 – Sep 2008

VP and Infrastructure Project Manager

Key Achievements

Managed the implementation of two new bank data centers in Simi Valley, California and Fort Worth, Texas.

Implementation consisted of installation of AS400i series systems all software and servers.

Project managed the implementation of new bank Fiserv software applications.

Mitigated project risks/issues and escalated when appropriate.

Project managed communications between vendors and all business units.

Project managed the infrastructure build-out of Countrywide’s first Bank Data Center in Alexandria, Virginia.

Build out was completed on time and within budget.

VP of IT and managed the construction of a new Data Center in Dartford, England. Responsibilities included managing over 100 clients in Dartford England and the US. Managed cost expenditures directed communications and related network LAN/WAN installations.

Requested by senior management to create and manage the new Business Continuity department.

Documented a nationwide “Disaster Recovery Plan”. Reviewed and worked with business units and IT management on new disaster recovery strategies. Updated strategies based on client’s Service Level Agreements and expectation of financial loss and business disruption.

Managed the successful relocation of Countrywide Data Center and Corporate Offices from Pasadena, California to Calabasas, California. Relocation consisted of moving IBM AS400, HP Servers, 1000 Desk Tops and Printers

Additional Experience: Senior Implementation Project Manager Senior Project Manager; and VP of Infrastructure for Countrywide Bank and SAP Implementation

Education & Certifications

Coursework in Computer Science & Business Administration

East Los Angeles College, and UCLA


Business Continuity IT Disaster Recovery PM Body of Knowledge (PMBOK) SDLC Methodology and Clarity Software Enterprise Project Management by GEOFF & Associates Wiring Intelligent Buildings by the University of Arizona Financial Institution Security, Governance, and SOX Associations:

PMI Association Member Association of Contingency Planners Member AMA for Project Management Member

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