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Business Continuity Manager

Sterling, Virginia, United States
January 08, 2017

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Todd Augustin, CBCP

Sterling, Virginia *****




Results focused and successful Technology Leader with expertise in Disaster Recovery/Business Continuity (DR/BC), strategic planning, project management, tactical operational execution, personnel administration and budgetary development and management, all directed towards creating and maintaining a highly effective, efficient and resilient IT and business environments for an organization. Superior track record of connecting with team members, identifying strengths, motivating performance and creating paths for individuals and team successes leading to increase productivity, enhance employee morale and achievement of organizational objectives. Certified Business Continuity Professional (CBCP).

Career Experience

College Board, Reston, VA 2007 – 2016


Developed and operated the disaster recovery and business continuity solutions encompassing the technical infrastructure of the College Board. Lead in the design, construction and operation of four data centers in diverse geographic locations with multiple colocation providers.

Designed and operated a remote disaster recovery data center containing necessary components to reconstitute College Board’s technical infrastructure to meet stated Recovery Time Objectives (RRO) and Recovery Point Objectives (RPO).

Developed, maintained and exercised a business resumption plan for the Technical Operations group focused on the restoration of the College Board’s critical technical infrastructure.

Disaster recovery / business continuity (DR/BC) subject matter expert (SME) advising internal business units on DR/BC efforts and reviewing contracts and proposals to ensure the viability acquired products and services.

Established redundant telecom / data communication links between all data centers, College Board regional offices and key external vendors to ensure College Board’s ability to deliver their products and services.

Developed and oversaw DR/BC budget within the Engineering and Operation division of the College Board.

Led a team that identified and evaluated new colocation hosting providers necessary to upgrade College Board’s data centers and functioned as an advisor in the contract development and approval process.

Oversaw the team that designed and built out the physical data center spaces, design and construction elements included power, cooling, cabinet layouts, structured cabling, telecom circuits and technical asset placement.

Planned and executed a major data center move of College Board’s production, test, and development environments within the approved move windows with no equipment damage.


Directed all batch and data movement functions related to student and organizational data connected to the SAT, PSAT and AP assessment tools life cycle from test registration to score reporting. Lead the Production Control Team consisting of five full time employees.

Led the planning and execution of activities necessary to ensure the successful delivery of enterprise batch data operations through the oversight and management of the Production Control staff.

Worked directly with business unit leads to understand the business needs and to define activities related to all aspects of production support, including delivery, notification, escalation, and the development of discrete customer reporting related to issue resolution, or to the provisioning of infrastructure services.

Oversaw and maintained DR/BC recovery solutions and all related colocation facilities.

Managed services delivery against established service level agreements to ensure critical deadlines were met.

Interacted with senior organizational leadership, and translated strategic and program drivers into tactical support plans to ensure groups efforts aligned with organizational objectives.

National Rural Utilities Cooperative Finance Corporation (CFC), Herndon, VA 1998 -2007


Managed all enterprise infrastructure technologies including server, storage, databases, network, and internal and external data centers. Design and implemented all disaster recovery / business continuity systems and operations for the entire organization. Lead the Enterprise Systems staff and the DR/BC task force.

Managed Enterprise Systems staff which covers all infrastructure areas including UNIX Administration, Networking, SAN Administration, Database Administration, Web Services Application Support and Disaster Recovery / Business Continuity Coordination.

Compiled annual Enterprise Systems and Disaster Recovery operating and capital budgets and tracking systems.

Coordinated and managed the design, construction and implementation of internal and external data centers.

Design, constructed and managed an advanced Disaster Recovery / Business Continuity solution that incorporated all critical business production units and technical assets enabling an 18 billion dollar organization to relocate and become operational within 36 hours from the point of disaster with less than 15 minutes of data loss.

Created and managed a Disaster Recovery /Business Resumption Task Force made up of representatives of every business unit within the organization to update and execute business continuity plans.

Planned, coordinated and executed Disaster Recovery exercises incorporating all technical resources and business unit recovery teams.

Researched and directed the implementation of an EMC Storage Area Network (SAN) creating the centralized management of storage that allowed for the dynamic allocation of hard drive space and enabled DR data replication with sub 15 minute data loss.


The Smith Company, Washington, DC


Public Interest Communications Inc., Falls Church VA


Education and Certification

Masters of Public Administration, West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV

Bachelor of Arts, West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV

Certified Business Continuity Professional (CBCP), Disaster Recovery Institute International (DRII)

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