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IT Project Manager

Germantown, MD
March 24, 2023

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Larry Kimball

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Germantown, Maryland 20874

PROFESSIONAL Seasoned, results-driven Manager with 20+ years’ experience in the

SUMMARY design, implementation and operation of data centers, telecommunications networks, security and disaster recovery solutions within complex government fortune 500, and educational environments, including Smithsonian Institute, National Guard Bureau, Trans-Alaskan Pipeline, MCI and the National Archives and Records Administration.

Effectively combine broad talents in varied technology and high-performance team building to design, deliver and maintain advanced systems on schedule and within budget.

Adept at establishing new data center facilities and deploying associated infrastructure to minimize cost and risk to existing systems and data.

Continuously seek innovative ways to improve operation productivity, through the introduction of new technologies, systems, methods and controls.

KEY Data Center Construction/Operations Strategic Technology Planning

COMPETENCIES LAN/WAN, VoIP & Voice Systems Project Management

Data Center Sustainability Data Center Efficiency

Recruiting, Training & Coaching Information Systems Audits

Organizational Development/Planning Disaster Recovery/Business Continuity

Security & IT Operations Vendor Management

Contract Negotiation Customer Relationship Management

CERTIFICATIONS Project Management Professional (PMP)

Certified Data Center Professional (CDCP)

Certified Data Center Specialist (CDCS)

Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) currently not active

Green Associate (GA)

ITIL Certification v3

Organizational Change Manager Cert

Lean Six Sigma Green Belt



Kimball Hill LLC/ “Cutting the Cord”: Alternatives to Cable and Satellite TV. June 2019 - Present

Provided residential customers alternatives to cable and satellite TV at a fraction of their existing costs.

Alternatives may include, depending on the client, YouTube, Netflix, Hulu, NBO Now, Sling and HDTV among others.

XLA/Project Manager/Business Analyst: Design the Credential, and Access Management (ICAM) / PIV (Personnel Identification and Validation) for supporting PIV authentication Systems Engineering and Design and developing Derived Personal Identity Verification (DPIV) Credentials Plan across the NARA (National Archives and Records Administration. May 2018 =March 2019

Amazon Web Services/ Data Center Global Services/Central Operations: 2013- May 2018

Mr. Kimball served as a Program Manager for Amazon Web Services, affording him insights into AWS operations and infrastructures;

Managed legacy Data Center (electrical and building) Control Systems retrofits;

Lead in new Data Center site selection and planning initiatives;

Created after action reports after critical service interruption events;

Lead Enterprise Asset Management initiative to improved accuracy for equipment maintenance schedules;

Performed process analysis of new data center build processes and made improvements recommendations that reduced time to build;

Performed process analysis of Amazons Capital Improvement process and made improvements recommendations that reduced time to build.

TelliCo Consulting Group, Inc., Oxon Hill, MD 2001 – 2013

Owner/IT Consultant 13+ years

Deliver telecommunications, project management, business continuity planning, voice systems maintenance and bill auditing services to diverse clientele such as National Guard Bureau and Smithsonian Institute. Lead and contribute to projects ranging from build of Network Operations Centers and Data Centers to integration of WAN, PBX and video conferencing networks.

Key Project Accomplishments:

National Archives & Records Administration (NARA): (2006-2013)

Core resource in an electronics records archive Data Center implementation;

Interface with appropriate stakeholders to ensure that environmental resources (heating, cooling, electrical, etc.) are adequate and maintained

Support data center facility-related design, installation, removal, modification, repair, testing and miscellaneous activities required for the maintaining of safe and operational data center facilities

Design, networking and communication cabling (CAT 6E and fiber) as well as monitoring and evaluation of the same to ensure the computer room meets necessary professional/industry, departmental, and TIA standards as required

Select design and configuration of computer racks, UPS, CRAC, generator, water treatment ATS and related critical support infrastructure

Provide regular monitoring as well as basic electrical design evaluations/solutions of loadings at the rack level and up to help ensure loading, balance and other related characteristics meet all necessary operational, professional/industry and departmental standards as required

Directly work with other local personnel on a regular and on-going basis (IBM, Lockheed Martin, local building management and technical personnel, etc.) to help ensure the continuous operability, safety and security of the computer room as required

Smithsonian Institute: (2005-2005) Established a secure Network Operations Center (NOC) within a high-volume LAN/WAN environment.

College of Southern Maryland: (2002-2004) Designed video conferencing network for classrooms with DS-3, ISDN and satellite capabilities. Provided PBX and LAN implementation support, including provisioning of facilities.

National Guard Bureau: (2001-2001) Devised a comprehensive strategy for relocation and upgrade of NOC, VOC and CERT. Identified user requirements (wiring, PC, telecom), researched alternatives, prepared financial analysis and presented proposal to management, securing buy-in for implementation of new telecommunications technology and systems. Incorporated disaster recovery and business continuity into network architecture.

MetroMedia Fiber Network/Abovenet Communications, VA 2000 – 2001

Director of ISX Operations 1 year

Managed Data Center Operations of over 100 thousand square foot data center space and performed Project Management for data center construction for this leading provider of end-to-end optical network and Internet infrastructure solutions. Supervised and mentored a technical team, maintained solid working relationships with internal/external customers and vendors, and ensured service levels were within requirements.

Key Accomplishments:

Successfully headed construction activities of new state-of-the-art Internet Exchange facilities (ISX) in Seattle and Boston. Supervised installation of LAN/WANs, routers, switches, hubs and cabling, including patch panels, fiber, CAT6, raised floor, customer cages and computer racks.

Developed work plan, staffing and resource allocation for each phase of project. Created a disaster recovery plan.

Monitored infrastructure development and worked closely with construction project managers on computer room construction, project schedules, negotiation of construction and project changes.

Ensured goals were accomplished within timeframe and budget.

Influential in development of regional and global ISX operational strategies.

Significantly reduced operational expenses by using techniques such as leasing rather than purchasing desktop equipment, entering site agreements and other similar actions.

Alyeska Pipeline Services Company, Anchorage, AK 1998 – 2000

Manager, Network Systems 2 years

Supplied oversight for the Trans-Alaskan Pipeline spanning 3 business units, 12 pump stations, a $300MM 800-mile fiber optic network and $14MM modernization project. Established and managed network security, including voice, DNS, mail, intrusion detection, file-level security, audits, firewall rules, policies, 24x7 system monitoring and Service Level Agreements (SLAs).

Key Accomplishments:

Effectively delivered $20MM network with accompanied $300MM fiber project. Built Information Assurance Laboratory Network to simulate a real-world heterogeneous “target” network, consisting of Windows, UNIX and NT platforms/operating systems.

Led a seamless migration of the entire Alaska Pipeline telecommunications system from Novell to a Windows NT client/server environment, including organizational plans that transformed the IT organization.

Development of Disaster Recovery Plan.

Implemented ATM and Switched Network. Established security and disaster recovery plans and policies.

Created SLAs between AT&T, CTG and SAIC matrixes with incentives and penalties.

Managed system to 99.99% availability, reducing response time from several minutes to a sub-second and slashing operating costs.

Increased team effectiveness using team development and training.

MCI, McLean, VA 1996 – 1998

Manager, Local Service Delivery 2 years

Directed delivery of all facility-based local switches & market expansions. Served as liaison between sales and line organizations for new codes and switches into new markets. Obtained contracts/agreements with local municipalities and LECs.

Key Accomplishments:

Launched MCI Local Service for most major cities, coordinating all launches with MCI sales personnel across the United States.

Developed and implemented emergency 911 systems in multiple cities nationwide, requiring close collaboration with 911 state, county and PSAP staff. Planned and designed network, ordered facilities, secured contracts and performed thorough system testing.

Designed MCI 9-11 networks for high availability and continuity assuring public safety.

EXPERIENCE Held positions with TelliCo Consulting Group, (President), EON Corporation (Director of Telecommunications), MCI (Manager, Data Network Design), Alyeska Pipeline Service Company (Network Manager) and Metromedia Fiber Network (Director of ISX Operations).

PROFESSIONAL USMC Veteran Honorable Discharge; USN Veteran Honorable Discharge

AFFILIATIONS Member, Project Management Institute, Southern Maryland Chapter (PMI)

Member, Information Technology Infrastructure Management (ITIM) Association

Member, Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA)

Member, The International Consortium of Organizational Resilience (theICOR)

EDUCATION National-Louis University, McLean, VA Business Administration

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