Project & Program Manager - Systems & Network Engineer Writer, Photographer, Translator
Technology developer and integrator holding speech recognition automation patents:
@ Seattle, WA, January 1, 2016
United States Patent 7,606,359 (October, 2009)
United States Patent 6,480,598 (November, 2003)
United States Patent 6,188,907 (February, 2001)
Visit my Patents & Papers webpage for more.
Accomplished trained manager (2nd level in regulated wireline environments) directly managed departments with up to 800 staff and contracts with a value up to US$ 52 million, with simultaneous responsibilities in 30 U.S. States and 4 overseas countries.
My career has taken me from The Netherlands and the United Kingdom, from IBM's mainframe division, to telecommunications R&D and network builds across the United States. I have spoken and written fluency in English and Dutch, am a fluent German speaker, and have a basic understanding of French. I make my home in the United States and am a native citizen of the European Union.
Management Consultant (independent) Bellevue, WA - 2012 present
Management Consultant (independent) Fredericksburg, VA - 2009 2012
Webserver hosting / move / configuration / SEO
Business Plan generation
Localization / translation
Chon Buri, Thailand 2014 Management of expat engineering residences, transitioning and legal presence
Johannesburg, South Africa 2013 technical revamp of artist website http://estherpaintings.co.za/, domain re-localization and re-hosting, SEO
Entrepreneur Jakarta, Indonesia 2013 - Investor and technology licensing assessment for wide area television broadcast network
Energy Investor Seattle, WA 2012 - Paper on Smartgrid enabling technologies
Measuring Equipment Manufacturer Bellevue, WA 2012 - Patent Development
For the spinoff of an existing manufacturer of industrial measuring equipment, I have provided conceptual and usage changes for their ground breaking product. The purpose is to develop a new patentable application.
Telecommunications Equipment Manufacturer Shenzen, China - 2011 - Proposal Development
A large and fast growing Chinese telecommunications equipment manufacturer has asked for a road map to expand its reach into services provisioning. Working with my former supervisor in Australia, we put together a Team Build Proposal to make this happen. .
XL Axiata Jakarta, Indonesia - 2010 - RFI Response Development
Conceptualization for a maintenance contract to be put out to bid by Pt. Exelcomindo Pratama ("XL"), the Indonesian cellular carrier that my NYNEX team had worked (see here) on setting up as an American / Indonesian joint venture back in 1995/6.
Cancer treatment and recovery - Arlington, VA 2008/9
Verizon Communications (and predecessor companies Bell Atlantic and NYNEX) 1990 to 2007:
Verizon Business 2005 - Basking Ridge, NJ Senior Staff Consultant, Product Management / Product Development, Gigabit Ethernet
I was responsible for bringing Verizon's commercial IP product TLS, or Transparent LAN Service, and Gigabit Ethernet, which I had managed since they were offered out of BANI (Bell Atlantic Network Integration), into the Verizon Wholesale organization, and combined TLS with MCI's IP products.
Manage network build (2Y)
Manage network test (1m)
Manage provisioning software development (8m)
Manage provisioning software QA test (2m)
Manage MCI network merge (6m)
Verizon Advanced Data 2002 - New York, NY - Group Manager, Product Management / Product Development, ADSL
Responsibility for the consumer ADSL product Verizon sold, as an integrated product, in both the North-East, and the Mid-Atlantic region.
Manage network build (2Y)
Manage network test (3m)
Manage provisioning software development (6m)
Manage provisioning software QA test (1m)
Conducted VOD trial (1y)
Bell Atlantic Global Networks 2000 Arlington, VA Director, Information Systems, Long Distance Company
Director Information Systems, responsible for the build and staffing of computing and workstation environment as well as the Network Operations Center, reporting to the CEO, and Compliance and Security Officer, reporting to the CFO.
Manage Data Center build (2Y)
Manage regulatory compliance (2y)
RFP management (1Y)
PO generation (6m)
Purchasing management (1y)
Hire and build IT team (400 staff, 1Y)
Manage IT team (6m)
Manage Data Center build (6m)
RFP management (1Y)
PO generation (1Y)
Hire and build IT team (40 managers, 6m)
Manage IT team (2m)
NYNEX Science & Technology 1990 - White Plains, NY Member of Technical Staff, Systems Analysis Laboratory
IVR platform design (1Y)
IVR platform testing (5Y)
Operator Services test plans (3Y)
Test data collection & analysis (2Y)
NEBS testing documentation (2Y)
Software QA testing (2Y)
Switch interface QA testing (1Y)
IBM Research - former labs at Uithoorn, The Netherlands 1969-1973
Coursework at IBM Research (in-house training) in Systems Analysis, Computer Science and DP-CE Systems/360
1e Vrijzinnig Christelijk Lyceum - The Hague, The Netherlands
The old style Gymnasium in The Netherlands bridged American Style High School and College as university preparatory education.
Gaspard de Coligny - The Hague, The Netherlands
PMP - Verizon Technologies
Quality Systems - Verizon Technologies
ISO 9001 Auditor - Verizon Technologies
Systems Analysis - IBM TJ Watson, Verizon Technologies
Company Director - UK
Printing, Publishing & Page Makeup - VNU
Film & A/V Production M. M. Chanowski Productions
English Dutch German
NYNEX / Bell Atlantic / Verizon employment verification via theworknumber.com company code 10303