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Bethesda, Maryland, United States
February 07, 2019

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Carl A. Mecca

****Tuckerman Lane, Apt ***

Rockville, MD 20852


PMO – Senior IT Program Manager

Program Startup & Management / Planning / Project Turnaround / Cost Control / SDLC

Call Centers / ITIL / Application Development / Continuous Improvement / VRM / COTR/ Team Building

Wide-Ranging Experience in Program Management and IT Project Leadership in Operations, Software Installations,

Networking Upgrades, Systems Migrations and Startup/Turnarounds for Complex Initiatives with Budgets Ranging

from $1M TO $100M+. Proven Technical and Leadership Skills. Deliver Strong Performance and Results through the

Effective Use of Ideas, Technology and Human Capital. Retired USMC Officer. Can Immediately Contribute by:

Leading Change and Innovation to Gain Competitive Advantage

Delivering Accelerated Results on Critical Projects and Programs

Improving Quality, Time-to-Market, Cost Productivity and Service Levels

Recruiting, Training and Developing Top Performing Teams

A Creative Problem-Solver and Confidant Leader Who Creates a Positive Work Environment with Strong Partnerships,

Empowerment of Associates and Teamwork. BA Degree from Bethany College. Certified Project Management

Professional with ITIL Certification, Certified COTR. Top Secret Clearance (Active)

Career History-

Government of the District of Columbia, Washington, D.C., 1998 TO 2017.

PMO, Program Manager/TRB Manager, 2015-2017

Provide Support to District Agencies, Standardize the Review and Reporting Process for Technical Review Board (OCTO)

Director of Business Operations/Program Manager,

IT ServUs 2008-2015 Office of the Chief Technology Officer (OCTO). Responsible for Managing Request for additional

Services for Over 100 District Agencies and Departments not Provided in the Annual Budget Contracts. Monitor

Operating and Capital Budgets for this Department. Act as Interface Between Agency Program/Project Office and



Reengineered Customer On-Boarding Process. Department Seat Costs Were Growing and Needed to be Controlled.

Worked Closely with Various Service Units to Prepare Sales Presentations and Completely Redesigned the Customer

On-Boarding Process. Increased Seats from 7,000 TO 38,000 and lowered Per-Seat Cost by $250.

Program Manager/COTR

Deployment of 7,000 PC’S to DC Public Schools. (10MM Contract) for the Office of the Chief Technology Officer. (OCTO)

Planned a Major Upgrade/Installation Project. Named to Lead the Program, Collaborated with Contract and

Procurement Project Teams to Ensure Adherence to Deployment Plan. New Technology Installed On-Time and

On-Budget within 90 Days.

Program Manager, IT ServUs, OCTO, 2005-2008.

The Districts Help Desk Operation. Managed the Project Managers/R&D Departments in Upgrading Existing

Applications and Deployment of new Software. Directed Staff of 25 with $15M Budget.


Saved $10M on a New Mainframe Purchase. Data Center was Scheduled to Purchase New Mainframe and Software.

Led the OCTO Team that Evaluated Various Vendor Proposals and Recommended Contract Award. Saved $7M

on Computer Hardware Purchase and an Additional $3M on System Software Contract.

Project Manager/Project Analysist, OCTO, 1998-2005.

Promoted Four Times Post-Completion of Various IT Projects Assignments Including Data-Center, Server/Network

Operations, Telecommunications and Others.

Program Manager “Justis” Project

Improved Data Shared Between Five Agencies. Top Management Wanted to Improve Interagency Communications.

As Program Manager for OCTO, spearheaded a Three-Phase Application Development Project to Build New and Faster

Capabilities. Partnered with The Major’s Office Delivered a Successful 18 Month Project Only One Day Late for Less

than $2M.


Managed the procurement Team, giving direction to the Chief Judge and three other agency executives,

bringing in a successful competitive procurement.

Administered the fiscal activities of the JUSTIS program, including all sub-contracts, competitive awards,

all procurements, all billings and all contractual supervision and reporting.

Met with as many as thirteen independent agencies from federal, city, executive and judicial agencies to plan,

document the JUSTIS Blueprint.

Participated in as many as 25 presentations and demonstrations of the system, with audiences which

included agency CEO’s, CIO’s, legislators, prospective users, federal courts, the Mayor and Cabinet.

The JUSTIS Project was nominated for National IT award 2002

The JUSTIS system is currently being considered as model for information sharing by the U.S Homeland Security


Member of “SHIELD” working group, chaired the financial sub group and drafted the financial requirement

section of the business plan. (Shield was the extension and expansion of the “Justis” Project which was

proposed as the model by which multiply States could share information.)

SHIELD” Security in the Homeland by Integrating Existing Local Databases

Negotiated $7M Savings for Software Licenses. OCTO was in the Process of Renewing 3,000 Computrace Licenses.

Assembled a Team and Planned Strategy for Vendor Discussions. Successfully Negotiated very Favorable Terms for

New Software Contract that produced Significant Savings.

Led Team in Upgrade of San Solution Contract. Data Center and Infrastructure Services Needed New San Space. As

OCTO Program Manager lead a small Group that Evaluated Proposal and Opened Negotiated with the Vendors.

Reduced the Final San Solutions Contract Cost TO $1.1M, Saving $1.9M Over Original Vendor Bids.

PROJECT MANAGER Y2K November 1999 -March 2000

PROJECT ANALYSIS Y2K October 1998- November 1999

I was one of a seven-member project team responsible for administrating a 100+ million contract to manage and

coordinate effort of several major contractors. I was responsible for timely completion of the Y2K effort in four areas:

Information Technology, Non-IT, End User Computing and Contingency Planning). I was responsible for providing a

liaison for ten agencies: DC Emergency Management; Fire and Emergency Medical Services; Dept. of Consumer and

Regulatory Affairs; DC National Guard and six others. I was the District’s Y2K Non-It Specialist, responsible

for schedule management for the District Y2K Initiative. I completed delivery of assigned Y2K services in time to

assure continuity of business services. My responsibilities included, but were not limited to:

District Y2K Specialist for Non-IT services (inventory; assessment; test; validation)

Responsible for schedule management and accountability for 10 million-dollar Y2K program services.

Implemented a core Inter-agency Y2K Program. This Inter-agency counsel involved 68 District

Agencies Project Managers and Planners focus on Y2K issues and cross-agency concerns.

Provided Y2K audit and oversight and liaison between the Government Accounting Office, (GAO) and

the District and Answered questions presented by GAO and prepared the supporting documentation.

Presentations made on a BI-monthly basis, reporting District progress to the Building Subcommittee of GSA,

which is a Member of the Presidents National Advisory Committee.

Appointed to special management team formed by Deputy Mayor for Operations, to support, advise

and address challenges within the Fire Department.



FOR Unitron Color Graphics in NYC for Five Years

VP/ Director Program Management

JUSTINI Properties Land Development

US Marine Corps.

Rose Steadily through the Ranks to Major (O-4) During a Challenging Career, Active & Active Reserve Assignments.

(MOS: 0302/0202/0107/9910)

My last Active Duty assignment (ADSW) Marine liaison to DOD/JCS exercise “FPLEX” testing the Operation Order.

Task to Train, Brief and Provide Administrative Supporting All Participating Marine Units.

Member of the Marine Scholarship Foundation. Former President of the Marine Reserve Officers Association (NJ Chapter)

Personal: Lead an Active Lifestyle and have a wide range Interests including Ballroom Dancing & Regular Golf.


Senior Program Director, Operations and Budget Development

Presided as official fiduciary in matters of revenue, controls and reporting

Conducted program-authority of projects cash-valued over $20 MILLION

Directed project locus-of-control for strategic Asset-Program planning

Trained staff regarding corporate and governmental policies and practices

Enacted and oversaw objectives Capital-Asset Protection mechanisms

Designed and implemented plans that enhanced operations infrastructure

Created and executed specifications that enhance positive client-relations

Utilized technology to direct implementation of proprietary software

Acted as a reliable conduit of communications for top executive management

Deployed and monitored firm’s performance-metrics reporting apparatus

Responsible for increased Revenue and EBITDA beyond expected benchmarks

Coordinated status-reporting from first-line managers to executive suite

Received recognition for consistent Project Management Excellent


Provided management and consulting for several national branded companies

Served as cost-analyst for static and dynamic monthly operations figures

Devised, developed and executed modes of effective marketing-logistics

Increased organization’s system-wide Information Management procedures

Researched, witnessed and compiled directives addressing corporate-fitness

Maintained strict adherence to Resource-Risk Analysis protocols and standards

Improved staff operational-support by creating an interactive-database

Maximized organizing and coordinating events that exceed project goals

Recognized for above-average Job Performance and Goal

Business Skills:

Management -- able to fiscally-maximize personnel, materials, and allocated assets

Administration -- able to manage project-tasks: planning, execution and budgeting

Communications -- possess excellent written, verbal, and computation abilities

Group Leadership -- able to establish group rapport needed for team goal-achievement


Project Management Professional

US Forces Marine Corps Officer

Education, BA

Project Management

Institute, PMI

United States Marine Corps


Bethany College,

Lindsborg, KS




President’s Gold Key Member,

Top Secret


ITIL Certified(standard)


Top 20% Managers in Leadership



Project management Professional

Information Technology

Infrastructure Library

Contracting Officer Technical



Courses: Leadership Principles & Project Management

Contract Pricing

Accurate Project Estimating


Certified Business Analysis Professional Course

(Exam Not Taken)

Optimizing Microsoft Project for Earned Value Management

Remedy Training (BMC)

Project Management Professional Courses (Test March)

Office Contracts & Procurement COTR certificate Course

International Computer Negotiations (ICN) 3 Class

Software Procurement,

Hardware Procurement

Total Vendor Management Course

Remedy Skilled Professional Training (BSM Application)

Information Technology Information Library Certification (ITIL)

Military Command and Staff College

Courses: Amphibious Warfare School

Intelligence and Amphibious Staff Planning

Civil Military Affairs Course

credentials- 19+years

U.S.Government Dept. OCTO

10/1998- 10/2017

credentials- 5+years

Mecca & Associates

1995 -1998

Recognized for 20+ years in Business Management and Equity Development

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