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Queens, NY, 11375
January 02, 2020

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Steven Powsner

Forest Hills, New York 917-***-****

Executive Technology Consultant

Effectively execute network architecture, mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, and cybersecurity initiatives

Dynamic, highly technical, hands-on Executive Technology Consultant with a wealth of knowledge and experience in IT infrastructure, mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, and cybersecurity initiatives. Form strategic partnerships with internal teams as well as external suppliers on an international scale. Champion complex projects, securing the resources and training necessary for the team to meet all deliverable timeline, customer requirements, and to deliver the project under budget.

Highlights of Expertise

Strategic Infrastructure Planning

Project Management

Strategic Partnerships

Business Divestitures

Cloud Computing

Unified Communications

Consulting & Subject Matter Expertise

Federal & Regulatory Guidelines

Resource & Budget

Motivational Team Leadership

LAN/WAN Infrastructure

Network Security

Highlights of Expertise

Security and Cloud Architecture: Constructed security architecture for divestiture of Synchrony Financial from GE and assisted with defining the security architecture for Synchrony Financial’s cloud.

Networking: Built a new network architecture for SABIC to separate data network from video network after its purchase of GE Innovative Plastics and DSM.

International Experience: Collaborated and conducted business with individuals and offices in 50+ countries.

Data Centers and Disaster Recovery: Led the creation of a network discovery report, future network architecture document, and implementation roadmap for Active/Standby and Active/Active data centers to improve the network environment for CVS after its acquisition of the CareMark mail order pharmacy business.

VOIP Roll-out: Launched unified communication solutions for BearingPoint. Guided the operations and project activities of large teams during telephone implementations, which deployed over 1,000 phones a month for BearingPoint after it’s divestiture for KPMG (a total of 14,000 phones being deployed worldwide.)

Video Roll-out: Designed an expansion of the Telepresence system from 12 to 50 rooms globally for SABIC, ensuring quality of service for internal and external customers.

Career Experience

TCS, New York, New York


Focused on building new global campuses and identifying modifications required for existing campus networks for Morgan Stanley driving cost savings while implementing new technologies.

Standardized the distribution of multicast video technologies across campus networks.

Constructed detailed logical, efficient network diagrams for new campuses

Enhanced global corporate architecture by combining multiple existing buildings located within close proximities at major cities to build campuses which provide cost savings to the business.

Ciphertechs, Stamford, Connecticut

SENIOR CONSULTANT (2015 to 2017)

Navigated a challenging project during the divestiture of Synchrony Financial Bank from General Electric. Constructed cloud services that support IT infrastructure.

Standardized and streamlined firewall rules during the migration of the old business to the new business during GE divestiture. Applied all rules to the network and avoid downtime in the process.

Created Firewall and F5 Load balancer rules needed to support over 100 multi-tiered applications.

Worked with Qualys to support vulnerability management of the complete infrastructure.

Utilized Splunk to perform detailed analysis of the network to validate all proposed modifications could be completed seamlessly. Executed the project efficiently with little to no disruption to business processes.

ServiceNow was used as the help desk ticketing and inventory management systems.

Proactively identified and eliminated network vulnerabilities throughout the entire company’s operations. Reduced network, server, desktop, and printer issues by nearly 50%.

Validated the functionality of cybersecurity measures throughout the network. Optimized their output and ensured they meet all client requirements.

EMC (Subcontractor), New York, New York


Served as a trusted business partner, consultant, and subject matter expert for several projects that involve mergers, acquisitions, and/or divestitures of network infrastructure systems and IT systems. Partnered with several companies during project engagements, acquisition, and divestiture activities. These projects included Tyco, ADT, Moody’s, Citizens Financial Group, Capital One, Gerdau, MIT’s Lincoln Laboratories, and CVS.

Key Projects:

Tyco Divestiture of ADT Home Security Business

Supported Tyco’s divestiture of ADT Home Security Services. Separated the two entities and established network architecture new office requirements at each facility, depending on the owner of the facility.

Moody’s Network Development Project

Created the network and security architecture and implemented the new cloud virtual datacenter for Moody’s.

Royal Bank of Scotland Divestiture of Citizens Financial Group

Advised the Royal Bank of Scotland during their divestiture of Citizens Financial Group. Relocated the Citizens Financial Group circuits and infrastructure and guaranteed that no information remained linked between the two organizations.

Terminated network connections as well as any other data ties between the organizations. Eliminated the contact of the businesses’ systems to ensure compliance to all regulatory requirements.

Constructed logical, efficient network diagrams for the proposed disaster recovery datacenters.

CareMark Acquisition by CVS

Integrated CareMark into CVS’s network and system during the acquisition. Established disaster recovery plans that were efficient and effective.

Performed a comprehensive gap analysis that identified a new roadmap to remove user connectivity and data center load balancing.

Capital One Banking Acquisition Project

Ensured 100% compliance with all Federal regulations within Capital One’s business development team. Recommended short and long-term solutions for compliance and to improve SLAs.

Gerdau Steel Network Solution Project

Installed Riverbed WAN Optimization Tools within each steel mill facility. Maximized the usage of existing WAN circuits and reduced overall operating costs.

MIT’s Lincoln Laboratories Network Solution Project

Designed a new carrier class/service provider network architecture that encouraged and enabled future growth for technology opportunities.

EMC Corporation, New York, New York


Constructed a new telepresence video architecture for SABIC after it purchased GE’s Innovative Plastics Division and ESM. Served as a subject matter expert and streamlined the acquisition throughout the process.

Leveraged primary and secondary datacenter circuits that equally balanced the load across the network. Optimized output, productivity, and efficiency.

Established goals, objectives, and the groundwork for the datacenter architecture project as well as the Active-Active regional datacenters. Closely monitored and tracked the team’s performance.

Championed the expansion of the Telepresence system. Vastly expanded the system from 12 to nearly 50 rooms on an international scale.


Senior Advisory Consultant Dialog Energy Berhad, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Senior Manager/Manager/Senior Consultant BearingPoint, New York, New York

Senior Consultant/Consultant KPMG Consulting, New York, New York

IT Specialist Keane/IBM, New York, New York

Network Migration Team Lead/Consultant Citicorp, New York, New York

Network Administrator GMSI Software Development Inc., New York, New York

Education & Credentials

Brooklyn College, Brooklyn, New York


Professional Development: Cisco Certifications for Network Professionals (CCNP), Design Professional (CCDP), Management Foundations Workshop, Yale School of Management

Technical Proficiencies: Routers & Switches (Catalyst and Nexus) Cisco Firewalls Cisco (NGFW & ASA) & Checkpoint, BlueCoat Proxy, Cisco Unified Communications & Cisco Telepresence, Load Balancers F5 & Citrix, Splunk, Vulnerability Management Qualys, RSA SecuriD, Microsoft Azure & Amazon AWS Cloud, ServiceNow, NextGen Anitivirus, F5 Load balancers

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