Project Manager - PMP [Resume]

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Project Manager - PMP [Resume]

  1. 1. Jack P. Kern 1000 Walden Creek Trace, Apt 272G Spring Hill, TN 37174 (615) 400-8016 http://www.linkedin.com/in/jackpkern jackpkern@ieee.org SUMMARY Professional with extensive Project Management experience in the area of IT Infrastructure and Applications Implementations. A dedicated, hands-on manager, with first rate communication and collaboration skills able to lead and work effectively with diverse groups. An enthusiastic team leader with a broad range of technical certifications and industry experience. QUALIFICATION HIGHLIGHTS • Project Management (PMP certified) • ERP Implementations • IT Management • Certified Technical Trainer • IT System Upgrades & Conversions TECHNICAL EXPERTISE Certifications: PMP - Certified Project Management Professional Sun UNIX System & Network Administrator (7, 8, and 9) Novell Certified Network Engineer (3.12 & 4.11) Operating Systems Administration: Microsoft Server 2000, 2003, 2008. Windows Terminal Server. Solaris (Sun Unix), Windows Desktop (98, XP, Vista, 2000), Linux Server and Desktop OS's (Fedora, Red Hat, SCO). Hardware: Switches (HP Procurve, Linksys), Laptops & Workstations & Servers (Dell, HP, IBM), RAID, SCSI, SonicWall (Firewall & VPN), WiFi, Modems, Printers, Plotters, Memory, Scanners, and embedded Manufacturing systems. Some familiarization with Cisco Switches and Routers. Software: Document Imaging, Backups: Symantec Backup Exec; Anti-Virus: McAfee, AVG, Symantec; Remote Admin: VNC, LogMeIn, and TeamViewer; MS Project, MS Office (97, 2003, 2007), Visio, VPN, Intrusion Detection Software and Security software (Nessus), Virtual Box (Sun) Network/Protocols: 7 Layers of the OSI model including: LAN/WAN, TCP/IP, DNS, DHCP, POP3, SMTP, FTP, SSH, Telnet, VPN, ICMP, NAT, DHCP, Ethernet, Cisco IOS, 802.11 (wireless), etc. EDUCATION Bachelor of Science, Electrical Engineering, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ - 1976
  2. 2. PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE RECENT PROJECT MANAGEMENT EXPERIENCE PROJECT MANAGER & MANAGER OF IT - Huskey Truss & Building Supply, Franklin, TN (July 2004 through June 2008) ERP Implementation. Conversion from Activant's CSD to Falcon. Replacement of the primary business application CSD to the relational database ERP application Falcon. This is an integrated application which includes: • Accounting (GL, AP, AR, Reports) • Inventory (Pricing Levels, Receiving, Inventory) • Bar Code Scanning (Pick Tickets, Invoices) • Automatic Document Imaging and Searches • Management Reporting • Sales Functions (Order Entry, Invoicing) Major Upgrade & Conversion of IT Hardware & Software. Converted from a one server, Unix terminal ERP application to a multi-server environment with both Red Hat Linux and Microsoft based Client-Server Application Servers. Project management included the coordination of infrastructure projects such as server room upgrades (power & HVAC), network cabling installations, Server upgrades, as well as on-site and remote Vendor services in support of seamless database migrations. The primary systems which were added to the environment included: • IBM eServer (SCO OS then converted to RedHat Linux) • Windows 2003 Terminal Server for remote clients (3 stores) • Windows 2000 SQL Server for Document Imaging Application. • Windows 2000 SQL Server to support two small apps: ◦ PDS - a Business Analysis Dashboard ◦ DDS – Delivery Dispatch System, hand scanner based app for automating picks, truck loading/delivery status and visually scheduling truck loads and date/time of delivery.. In addition to the Project Management responsibilities leading up to go-live, I participated in the negotiations, and managed the scheduling, and execution of a variety of additional software applications and infrastructure upgrades. Construction of 100,000 Sq ft. Manufacturing Plant & 20,000 Sq ft. Store Facilities (2007-2008) As Project Manager for all IT and Telecom requirements of the new facility, managed the planning, execution, and successful objective completion of all telecom, data and voice systems during the construction of facilities for the Huskey's third location. All IT objectives were met at or below project budget and completed go-live prior to the scheduled facility opening date. • Participated in formal meetings with company managers and the General Contractor as well as ad-hoc meetings with sub-contractors (HVAC, Electrical) in order to insure critical IT related facility milestones were achieved. • Worked with Vendors to identify specifications and develop designs for two Telecom/Server rooms.
  3. 3. • Created RFQs and analyzed bids for ISP, telephone system, network, phone and security cabling. Presented bids to C Level management for approval. • Negotiated new Telecom/Data contract saving thousands of dollars. No upfront costs and no increase in monthly service fees. Agreement included Vendor providing Cisco Routers for all 3 stores, integrating our voice, data and Internet services through their network and replacing our existing (high-priced) leased T1 lines. • Worked with vendors from AT&T, NuVox (WAN/ISP), ERP provider, and Phone System and Alarm System companies to schedule interdependent services and testing. Managed communications to update all parties as required by schedule changes due to slips of construction milestones. • Managed the procurement, installation, and testing of computers, switches, and printers and integration testing of manufacturing equipment with the network. SENIOR PROJECT MANAGER - Strategic Technologies Hartford, CT (October 1998 through June 1999), Oracle DataMart, BNP (National Bank of Paris), New York City. During a 9 month project implementing companies first Oracle DataMart (using Oracle's then new Designer & Developer tools). Coordinated the efforts of both staff from Connecticut and Virginia as well as the work of contract DBA's. In addition, stayed on-site during critical development period to insure efficient communication between developers and customers to meet Customer Expectations while preventing scope creep. This including stepping in to assist with Product testing and quality issue tracking & resolution prior to customer acceptance. Sun Solaris Servers & Storage. Provided Project Management services to a variety of clients in Manufacturing, Insurance, Healthcare and Publishing. Managed the installation of Sun UNIX Servers and Sun Storage Arrays. Worked with clients to insure the proper specification & coordination of facility services (HVAC, power, cabling) in support of on time equipment delivery, installation, configuration and application migration. Worked with company engineers to set and meet customer expectations and insure on time and budget completion. Web Server Application Development and Systems Installations. Microsoft Web Development projects on Microsoft or Sun UNIX platforms for medium and large size companies in Banking, Manufacturing, Insurance and Healthcare industries. Responsibilities including formal meetings and reporting with customer managers and our technical staff. This insured successful delivery of project objectives and customer acceptance both on time and within budget. ADDITIONAL EXPERIENCE ADJUNCT INSTRUCTOR, BIOMEDICAL & ELECTRONIC TECHNOLOGY PROGRAM -MedVance Institute, Nashville, TN June 2009 – April 2010 Trained students in a 2 year degree program. Taught curriculum and demonstrated labs covering subjects of Informatics (Electronic Medical Records Implementation projects and Clinical Information Systems), Network Security, UNIX/Linux Admin, Help Desk, Windows 2003 / 2008 Server & Active Directory Admin, and DC Electronics. Each course was comprised of lecture and hands-on lab time.
  4. 4. EXECUTIVE RECRUITER (Healthcare Project Managers) -Health Career Professionals, Franklin, TN (October 2008 – January 2009) Cold called and developed relationships with excellent Program and Project Manager and Program Director candidates with extensive accomplishments in the Healthcare field. Provided Managing Partner with several excellent individuals within 3 months for his placement. CONSULTANT -Network Administrators – Owner. (March 2003 – July 2004) Provided support in the design of workgroup networks, sharing print, file and Internet resources over wired and wireless networks. Repaired PC's, restored data and corrected a variety of configuration problems. Suggested redundant & reliable solutions to prevent downtime or data loss. Installed Anti- virus, firewall and Remote Access tools to allow remote administration. CERTIFIED SUN SOLARIS INSTRUCTOR & ENGINEER -Strategic Technologies, Nashville, TN (June 1999 through March 2003) As the first Instructor for Strategic's Certified Sun training facility in Hartford, CT completed several months of intensive Instructor Certification Training and was the lone staff instructor on site and at off site locations. Received many positive comments from students who appreciated my patience and easy way of answering their questions. CERTIFIED NOVELL INSTRUCTOR AND ENGINEER -IKON Office Solutions, Bloomfield, CT (June 1995 through Sept 1998) Started as a student and upon completion of my coursework began employment as a staff Instructor. Upon completing a 2 week Train the Trainer began teaching Novell 3.12 courses. Subsequently certified and taught Novell 4.12. Assisted field engineering with customer support. SENIOR SYSTEMS FIELD ENGINEER -Unisys Corp, Great Neck, New York (July 1977 through June 1995) Supervisor of a Field Engineering team of four in Melbourne, Australia. Provided Project Management and Logistics services related to Combat Systems being installed aboard a Royal Australian Navy (RAN) Frigate. Monitored and reported status of Combat System Installation & Testing progress. Previous projects included a variety of locations around the US and on a variety of projects including Submarine Overhauls, Navy Frigate New Construction, and the on-site Upgrade of NORAD Alaska's North Warning Radar System. Various positions included Project Management, Logistics, QA, Technical Training, and hands-on Electronic testing and troubleshooting.
  5. 5. EXECUTIVE RECRUITER (Healthcare Project Managers) -Health Career Professionals, Franklin, TN (October 2008 – January 2009) Cold called and developed relationships with excellent Program and Project Manager and Program Director candidates with extensive accomplishments in the Healthcare field. Provided Managing Partner with several excellent individuals within 3 months for his placement. CONSULTANT -Network Administrators – Owner. (March 2003 – July 2004) Provided support in the design of workgroup networks, sharing print, file and Internet resources over wired and wireless networks. Repaired PC's, restored data and corrected a variety of configuration problems. Suggested redundant & reliable solutions to prevent downtime or data loss. Installed Anti- virus, firewall and Remote Access tools to allow remote administration. CERTIFIED SUN SOLARIS INSTRUCTOR & ENGINEER -Strategic Technologies, Nashville, TN (June 1999 through March 2003) As the first Instructor for Strategic's Certified Sun training facility in Hartford, CT completed several months of intensive Instructor Certification Training and was the lone staff instructor on site and at off site locations. Received many positive comments from students who appreciated my patience and easy way of answering their questions. CERTIFIED NOVELL INSTRUCTOR AND ENGINEER -IKON Office Solutions, Bloomfield, CT (June 1995 through Sept 1998) Started as a student and upon completion of my coursework began employment as a staff Instructor. Upon completing a 2 week Train the Trainer began teaching Novell 3.12 courses. Subsequently certified and taught Novell 4.12. Assisted field engineering with customer support. SENIOR SYSTEMS FIELD ENGINEER -Unisys Corp, Great Neck, New York (July 1977 through June 1995) Supervisor of a Field Engineering team of four in Melbourne, Australia. Provided Project Management and Logistics services related to Combat Systems being installed aboard a Royal Australian Navy (RAN) Frigate. Monitored and reported status of Combat System Installation & Testing progress. Previous projects included a variety of locations around the US and on a variety of projects including Submarine Overhauls, Navy Frigate New Construction, and the on-site Upgrade of NORAD Alaska's North Warning Radar System. Various positions included Project Management, Logistics, QA, Technical Training, and hands-on Electronic testing and troubleshooting.

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