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Expert in Smart City Mobility/New Tech/3G-5G WIFI Wireless/GPS Based Asset Tracking

Expert ID: 735614 Ohio, USA

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Extensive telecommunications industry (domestic and international) experience encompassing all aspects of engineering, program/project management, sales support, proposal development, and design of complex telephony-voice, wireless data networks and GPS based vehicle telematics.

35 years of extensive senior executive level experience in the areas of long range planning, budgeting, scoping pricing, business process re-engineering, proposal development, program/project management, major telecom/data center greenfield & brownfield facilities building construction (MSO, NOC, BTS cell site, satellite, MW/FO remote hub, municipal WiFi & DAS and broadband high speed triple play FTTX network deployments) vendor selection, procurement/purchasing, hardware/firmware/software upgrades, GPS vehicle & equipment asset tracking telematics, network expansion, roll-out deployment/system upgrades, wireless networking planning & engineering related positions within the telecommunications industry.

Experience also includes vendor management appropriation and coordination of activities associated with procurement of a variety of network components (PSTN switches, fiber optic transport, wireless, etc). Excellent managerial, supervisory and leadership skills. Background in the development of capital program budgets, resource allocation, schedule, and timeline creation utilizing MS Office Suite, MS Project, Visio and Cell Tracker Asset Inventory Management system. Successfully engineered, project managed and implemented a multitude of multi-million dollar projects during Expert's career.

Prior network deployment consulting assignments included the preliminary planning & design, product vendor search, selection and network equipment solution recommendation for 3G/4G/5G/DAS/WiFi/Wimax fixed wireless systems, modular containerized network data centers/switching & data center migrations decommissioning, emergency backup power systems, fiber optic backbone and microwave backhaul radio sites. Assisted in the interpretation of site survey reports and testing data from iBwave RF system tools. These activities were part of RFQ to deploy a rural last mile high speed broadband network under the initiative of the State of California for the UCCC & NECCC regions of Northern California.

Responsibilities include creating EF&I pricing estimate for telecom network equipment hardware such as RF hub & base station equipment, DWDM optical terminals, servers, routers, computer terminals, CEV cabinets/huts, towers, access points, data center disaster recovery, UPS emergency backup power and other OEM vendor scalable systems & solutions.

He also has over four years experience in carrier freight hauling, logistics and GPS vehicle telematics.

Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Columbus, Ohio - Cleveland, Ohio

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Education

Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 1990 Degree: Masters of Science Subject: Business Institution: Indiana Wesleyan University
Year: 1988 Degree: Bachelors of Science Subject: Business Institution: Indiana Wesleyan University
Year: 1981 Degree: Associate of Applied Science Subject: Electronics Engineering Institution: North Central Technical

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 2007 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Senior Business Proposal Development and Process Reengineering Consultant Department: Responsibilities: Primary responsibilities include right of way lease negotiations, customer site surveys, site selection recommendations, technical proposal review, broad gauge project pricing & cost budget development; generate technical bid specifications/statement of work, submission of OEM product vendor procurement, project timeline & manpower scheduling estimation.

As a program management consultant, responsible for the review of client current business practices, product marketing plans, process flows, organizational structures to determine the most efficient use of capital, manpower and financial resources to reduce costs and increase profits through the use of available technology.

Recent assignments completed involved a vendor search and solution recommendation assessment for a trucking & freight brokerage company for trucking fleet dispatch management software, eLog/HoS & GPS fleet equipment asset tracking products & systems solutions.

Reviewed products/solutions from XATA, Carrier Solutions, Complete Innovations, AT&T, Sprint, XTS, Axon, Bolt, Q7 Frontline, Omni Info, Prophesy, McLeod software, Navman Teletrac, Stoneridge ELD, TMW and Truckmaster 2000 are some of the solutions investigated and vetted.

Negotiate LTL/FTL over the road freight load rates with distribution centers, manufacturing suppliers and 3rd party brokers. Renegotiate fleet insurance coverage rates, reduce the number of trucking parts suppliers and search for lowest cost diesel fuel resources. Allocate & schedule driver manpower resources, schedule fleet maintenance & repair work.

Services include preliminary network planning & design, review existing network topology and existing network equipment asset inventory. Assist clients in OEM vendor search, perform site surveys, preliminary review of architectural building construction drawings, site selection and proposed network equipment solution options for 3G/4G/DAS/WiFi/Wimax systems, network data centers, emergency backup power systems, fiber optic backbone and microwave backhaul radio sites.

Interpret report and testing data from iBwave and AirMagnet RF system design tools. I was actively involved in the broad gauge budgeting and planning efforts of a rural last mile high speed broadband initiative for UCCC & NECCC regions of Northern California.

Solicit bids from wireless construction site companies, OEM emergency backup power equipment vendors and fiber optic cable/terminal installation companies.

Familiarity with OEM vendor equipment manufacturers from Tecore Networks, Alcatel-Lucent, Commscope, TE, Corning, Mist, Ericsson, Cisco, Ciena, Calix, Trango, Airtight, Rose Electronics, Nokia Siemens FLEX and a myriad of other OEM hardware suppliers.

Familiarity with new 5G/IoT/CBRS Smart City ready vendor product solutions based upon 3GPP design interface standards.

Responsibilities include creating EF&I pricing estimate for telecom, data and WiFi network equipment hardware such as RF hub & base station equipment, DWDM optical terminals, servers, routers, computer terminals, CEV cabinets/huts, towers, access points, UPS emergency backup power and other OEM vendor scalable systems & solutions.
Years: 2006 to 2007 Employer: Brosna Communications Inc. Title: Sr. Wireless Network Deployment Project Manager Department: Responsibilities: Employed as a project manager for municipal wireless mesh WiFi network service provider Capital program budget $4M- WiFi network equipment Cisco WLAN gateway servers, 2.4Ghz & 5.9Ghz 1500 series wireless access points.

Primary responsibilities include gateway node site selection & acquisition, recommend radio topology design (point to point, point to multipoint),negotiate right of way(RoW) agreements, generate statement of work, construction permit applications, licenses, etc.

Responsibilities while under the employ of Brosna (Kite Networks), I was involved in coordinating municipal city wide WiFi networks in addtion to several beta field trials of 2.4Ghz and 5Ghz OEM in building DAS WLAN overlay systems for the AZ and CO markets.

In conjunction with Kite Networks RF engineering personnel, worked to evaluate interoperability functionality with Cisco Airnet 1500 & 2500 series AP product line with OEM in building DAS node hardware products from Andrews (Commscope), ADC, and Owens Corning.

Data center build designs in accordance to ANSI/TIA 942 standards.
Perform initial beta site selection as per RF/F.O search ring criteria, negotiate building entry, cable riser and rooftop right of way lease agreement.
Activities included submitting RFQ, BoM, SoW and purchase requisitions to vendors for associated equipment, engineering, installation, system configuration and software license activation.
Years: 2004 to 2006 Employer: CME Global Construction Title: New Business Development Director Department: Responsibilities: Capital program budget $2.5M Primary responsibilities to prospect potential clients within the NGO and private business sectors located in Afghanistan for commercial construction related projects.

Duties include RFQ/RFP development for turnkey cell site/tower construction; perform customer site survey, acquisition contracts negotiations, procurement for commercial, civil road and telecom site construction.

Generate and approve purchase orders for blast resistant concrete barriers, RF/MW Andrews Corporation antennas, Rohn & Jaggard steel towers, diesel generators/fuel, heavy equipment.
Years: 2003 to 2004 Employer: Afghan Wireless Communications Company Title: Program Manager- Vendor MGT & Network Deployment Department: ENGINEERING & OPERATIONS Engineering & Operations Responsibilities: Capital program budget $40M; expense budget $22M.
Primary overall program management responsibility for entire network engineering and operations projects for AWCC in country.

Matrix line project management across Engineering, Operations, Planning, Finance, Procurement and Construction departments.

This includes ERICSSON, NOKIA SIEMENS EWSD GSM Based MSC/BSS/MW/IT/Billing platforms located throughout five regional provinces.
Supervise and direct project managers to create scheduling of BSC/BTS cell site/RF/MW towers, pre/post RF drive test teams, network optimization planning, coordination of interoffice trunk group testing.

Involvement includes transportation and logistics, equipment inventory, vendor technical management, RFQ/RFP development, contract negotiations, procurement. Managed allocation of CAPEX and OPEX budgets for RF/MSC/MW engineering and installation efforts, major data center/mobile switching center and terrestrial satellite headend building construction, BTS site construction.

Generate and approve purchase orders for blast resistant concrete barriers, RF/MW Andrews Corporation antennas, Rohn steel towers, diesel generators/fuel, and heavy equipment. I had direct interface with every department within AWCC as well as dotted line reporting relationship with US headquarters office in NJ & VA.

International Experience

Years Country / Region Summary
Years: 1992 to 1994 Country / Region: Saudi Arabia Summary: Fiber Optic/Microwave Transport Project Manager
Years: 2003 to 2006 Country / Region: Afghanistan Summary: Wireless Network Deployment Program Manager/Wireless Site Construction Business Development Director

Additional Experience

Vendor Selection
Prior network deployment consulting assignments included the preliminary planning & design, product vendor search, selection and network equipment solution recommendation for 3G/4G/DAS/WiFi/Wimax systems, modular containerized network data centers/switching & data center migrations decommissioning, emergency backup power systems, fiber optic backbone and microwave backhaul radio sites.

Assisted in the interpretation of site survey reports and testing data from iBwave RF system tools. These activities were part of RFQ to deploy a rural last mile high speed broadband network under the initiative of the State of California for the UCCC & NECCC regions of Northern California.

Recent assignments completed involved a vendor search and solution recommendation assessment for a trucking & freight brokerage company for fleet dispatch management software, eLog/HoS & GPS fleet equipment asset tracking products & systems solutions.

Reviewed products/solutions from XATA, Carrier Solutions, Complete Innovations, AT&T, CalAmp, Sprint, XTS, Axon, Bolt, Q7 Frontline, Omni Info, Prophesy, McLeod software, Navman Teletrac, Stoneridge ELD, TMW and Truckmaster 2000 are some of the solutions investigated and vetted.
Marketing Experience
Performed top to bottom business review, processes, procedures assessment and change recommendations for a Ohio based freight carrier operation. Review included in depth research into local market competition, existing source revenue/sales generated from client list, major cost/expense factors, existing OEM vendor part supplier sources, internal business processes, procedures, manpower resource needs/resource reallocation, etc.

Negotiate LTL/FTL over the road freight load rates with distribution centers, manufacturing suppliers and 3rd party brokers. Renegotiate fleet insurance coverage rates, reduce the number of trucking parts suppliers and search for lowest cost diesel fuel resources. Allocate & schedule driver manpower resources, schedule fleet maintenance & repair work.
Other Relevant Experience
Solicit bids from wireless construction site companies for data center, network operation center, containerized building solutions, OEM emergency backup hybrid power equipment vendors and fiber optic cable/terminal installation companies.

Familiarity with OEM vendor equipment manufacturers from Tecore Networks, Alcatel-Lucent, Commscope, TE, Corning, Mist, Ericsson, Cisco, Ciena, Calix, Trango, Airtight, Rose Electronics, Nokia Siemens FLEX and a myriad of other OEM hardware suppliers.
Familiarity with new 5G/IoT/CBRS Smart City ready vendor product solutions based upon 3GPP design interface standards.

Responsibilities include creating EF&I pricing estimate for telecom, data and WiFi network equipment hardware such as RF hub & base station equipment, DWDM optical terminals, servers, routers, computer terminals, CEV cabinets/huts, towers, access points, UPS emergency backup power and other OEM vendor scalable systems & solutions.

Technical Experience:
- Class 4/5 switches- Alcatel-Lucent 5ESS, Siemens EWSD, AGCS GTD-5, Ericcson, Nokia, NORTEL DMS and associated GSM (800Mhz)/CDMA(1900Mhz) wireless based switching platforms from the aforementioned vendors.
- Wireless BSS- Siemens, Ericsson, Alcatel-Lucent, Nokia, Nortel, Motorola Base Station Controllers, transceivers.
- Digital Cross Connect Systems(DACS)-Tellabs, Alcatel, ADC
- Voice mail systems- OCTEL, Periphonics Interactive Voice Response (IVR) Centigram, vendor proprietary systems from NORTEL, Siemens/AGCS.
- PBX/ACD- Siemens/Rolm, Nortel Meridian PBXs (including automated call distribution center applications), Lucent(Avaya) Definity series PBXs systems.
- DAS-Commscope ION series products. Corning Mobile Access products, TE Flexwave Prism series products.
- DSL- Alcatel, Fujitsu, Copper Mountain, Cisco COT/DSLAM equipment.
- Microwave-Andrews Corporation, Argus/Commscope, Siemens AG, Trango Broadband Wireless, Peninsula Engineering Solutions (RF repeaters) NEC, Alcatel, Harris, Rohn.
- Fiber Optic Transport & Broadband-Nortel Accessnode, Transportnode, Magellan ATM Passport, Fujitsu FACTR, ADC, Rockwell Digital loop carrier systems, automated remote copper loop testing systems (4TEL Teradyne, RTEC) Stratex(Cisco) IGX, CISCO ONS-15454 scalable SONET/SDH Multiservice Provisioning Platform, Calix Unified Access products. IP Network- Cisco 4000, 5000, 5500, and 7500 series LAN/WAN switches, Cisco Meraki series, Aruba and Ruckus wireless 802.11 ax wireless access points. Power systems DC/AC/UPS- Emerson, North Electric, Lorain, Exide, C&D, AT&T, Newmar.
- Smart City artificial intelligent, Surtrac adaptive traffic control signals and monitoring applications platform by Rapid Flow Technologies

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