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Project Management Manager

Alpharetta, Georgia, United States
January 26, 2017

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Rashan Linton, LSSGB

***** ******* **** ******, **********, GA 30005 678-***-****

EDUCATION: BS Economics, Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA

CERTIFICATION: Lean Six Sigma Green Belt (LSSGB)

PMP: Project Management Professional (In-progress, Expected July Completion)

Network Infrastructure/Project Management Professional

Expertise in Network Optimization/Project Management/Business Development

Plan/Design/Build/Run--Transformation Execution

I drive innovation and thought leadership by working closely with Business leadership to shape strategic direction and improvement agendas, through identifying key challenges, managing multi-year budgets up to $6 million, managing cross-functional relationships, metrics, tools and suppliers to deliver products, services and enterprise critical systems.

I deliver high quality, cost effective, program, infrastructure, and operations management; by leveraging ITIL Framework, Lean Six Sigma and PM LifeCycle principles.


● Project Management- Full Lifecycle

● Infrastructure Optimization-Capacity & Financial

● Vendor Service Supplier & Partner Negotiation

● P&L Ownership, Due Diligence, Synergies & Integrations

● Strategy, Development, Governance and Execution

● Infrastructure Projects Prioritization, Maximize ROI


BIRCH COMMUNICATIONS, Atlanta, GA ● 2013 to Current

(A leading technology service provider to small, mid-sized, enterprise and wholesale businesses.)

Senior Manager- Network Planning – Reporting to The Director of Network Planning. Responsible for driving the strategy to manage the network for profitability; including aligning Product Development priorities, internal resource allocation and Supplier Relationship; financial analysis and strategic planning to continuously optimize services offering, network cost, licensing, availability, capacity and operational best practices to maximize the firm’s economic value and revenue growth.

Led Network & E911 optimization & strategy development; $120M COGS spend, $6M CAP/OPEX departmental budget, $6M Team COGS reduction target (Achieved).

Engineering PMO leading Network Planners in network integration, migrations and cost optimization projects (planning, design and deployment) and portfolio rationalization, prioritization, execution, metrics and reporting.

Program Manager Integrations – Led workstreams in post acquisition synergies, integrations, US Network and Data Center Migrations. Program governance, risk and issue resolution, metrics, financials, insights, and influencing senior leadership for cross-departmental projects.

Recent Project Highlights:

oDrove annual cost savings of $540K, via integration of acquired complany infrastructure & back office systems. 9 month project lifecycle.

oDual datacenter consolidation= $384K

oE911 contract consolidation via leverage of existing vendor relationship= $156K

oSuccessful migration of 83 network transport circuits, across multiple vendors; composed of 4000 clients. COGS savings of $43,000 MRC $516K Annual

FIBERLIGHT, LLC, Alpharetta, GA ● 2011 to 2013

(Carrier Class All-Fiber Optic Provider, with best-in-class SLAs & Support)

Manager- Network Support – Reporting to The Director of Network Support. Responsible for driving cost savings and management, optimization, design, build, maintenance of Nationwide Fiber Optic Network Infrastructure.

Management of Network Infrastructure department; wholly responsible for capacity management of The Entire National FiberLight footprint; including 100,000 Route miles/1 billion dollar fiber optic backbone, 3000 On-net/near-net buildings

Management of Internal Team of 3 Junior Business analysts, leveraged to facilitate and prioritize projects to optimize the network for both capacity and cost savings. Achieved annual Total Team savings of $1.1 million for years 2011-2013. Major highlights below:

oReduced outside Plant monthly splicing costs by $4000/per package ~ (100 Outside Plant Splice (OSP) splice packages) on average, saving an estimated $450,000 annual.

oEliminated redundant datacenter cross-connect fees of $6000/MRC per location (8 Carrier Neutral Datacenters) via network engineering circuit consolidation. Total savings of $480,000 annual.

Improved Network Monitoring processes to reduce Mean Time to Repair (MTTR) by %8; impact on 24x7 mission critical sites.

Feasibility Analysis & Project Implementation: Implemented project cost reduction initiatives by evaluating alternate design executions, innovative resource management plans, identified new vendors and technology to deliver projects more efficiently. Savings rolled into overall team metric

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Career Highlights (cont.)

DCI BROADBAND, Cumming, GA ● 2007 to 2011

(Tier 1 DirecTV HSP Provider)

Project Manager & Technology Consultant Reporting to COO. Responsible for Project Management of Infrastructure Deployment, Workforce Management, New Business Development and Cost Savings Initiatives.

Leadership: Responsible for providing management and leadership of 8 full-time contractors; Total monthly SG&A of $36,000 ($4500/ea) on ~$5500 Revenue.

Project Management: Manage telecommunication infrastructure implementation for high-density facilities for wholesale and retail clients. Design, Implementation, and Service of DirecTV Multi-dwelling: MFH1, MFH2, MH3 systems. (DirecTV Video Delivery Systems)

Technical Expertise: Demonstrated technical knowledge of cable and broadband networks and identified KPI’s within the broadband service provisioning and delivery process

Analytical Skills: Strong analytical skills, leveraged when performing business analysis on competitive products, created presentations to key stakeholders and obtained approval for project commencement.

Management & Organization: Responsible for planning, scheduling and routing customer telecommunication demands on daily basis across Southeast region, resulting in increased monthly revenue of $350,000 MRR

Financial and Business Analytics: Determine ROI with projected cost; ensure continued profitability through continuous financial reviewing and forecasting management. Facilitate business expansion through customer networks.

Innovation & Cost Saving Opportunities: Developed inventory management techniques to maximize productivity; reduced lag time between projects while reducing costs associated with standing inventory.

APEX DIGITAL DIRECTV, Atlanta, ● GA 2002-2007

(Tier 1 DirecTV HSP Provider)

Technical Operations Manager Reporting to Operations Director. Responsible for Workforce management, scheduling, inventory control, customer satisfaction, troubleshooting & repair.

Technical expertise: Configuration and Deployment of the full suite of DirecTV technologies, including; Standard Definition, High Definition, DVR, and International products.

Detail Orientated: Responsible for maintaining detailed inventory control. Monitored in real-time, and tracked ensuring equipment utilization at maximum efficiency.

Organizational: Maintained detailed records of services performed for billing and customer for input into customer and system database.

Leadership & Project Management: Excelled ensuring all deliverables were met while delivering within deadlines with respect to customer appointment schedules and expectations.

Professional Development Courses: Leadership Development, Leadership Excellence, Situational Leadership, Six Sigma Green Belt Methodology, Finance Management, Customer Relations, Team Building, Talent Retention and Development; Cisco Internetwork Design, Data Network Design & Performance Optimization, High Speed WANs, Disaster Recovery Planning Ensuring Business Continuity, Storage Technology, System & Network Security, VoIP, and Wi-Fi Networks.


Technology Association of Georgia (TAG) - Member

North Point Community Church (C3G Telecom), Alpharetta, GA

North Georgia Cycling Assocation (NGCA)

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