You are on page 1of 2

DAVID L.

PRAGEL
Johns Creek, GA 30005
678.849.5989

www.linkedin.com/in/davepragel

dave.pragel@outlook.com

PROFESSIONAL SUMMARY
Innovative Senior Telecommunications Engineering professional with extensive experience in all phases of
network design, implementation, and performance measurement. Effectively analyzes, designs and
implements global customer networks using wireless and wireline technologies with special emphasis on
security, mobility, and accessibility of information. Skilled professional presenter for all audience levels,
excelling in conveying highly complex technical information to all audience types and levels.
Core strengths in:
Leading Technical Teams
Designing Secure Networks

Performing Business Requirements Analysis


Leading RFP Response Teams

TECHNICAL SKILLS
Hardware

Design Software
Operating Systems
Mobile Device Platforms
PC Software
Apps

Cradlepoint, Digi, Cisco, AnyData, Polycom, VTEL, Tandburg, Exadigm, Sierra


Wireless, Novatel, Netmotion, Franklin, AXIS cameras, analytics, video
surveillance systems, video conference systems, defibrillators, Wi-Fi, Distributed
Antenna Systems
Netformx DesignXpert, Microsoft Visio, Cisco Design Central
Microsoft XP, System 7, System 8, CE, Mac OSX
HTC, Samsung, Apple, Sonim, Kyocera, Android, Java, iOS, Windows Mobile
Microsoft Office Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Access, Project
Location Based Services, wireless forms, telemetry systems, safe driving,
navigation, situational awareness, surveillance, fleet management, messaging
systems, VPNs
WORK EXPERIENCE

ITT TECHNICAL INSTITUTE


Instructor, Kennesaw, GA

2014 Present

Instructor teaching courses in the School of Electronics Technology and the School of Information Technology.
Current topics include communications theory, network security, network routing, MPLS, and circuit design.
Classes are at the Bachelor or Associate degree levels and are focused at upper level courses. Courses include
hands-on lab work building and testing projects and analyzing and interpreting LAN/WAN design improvements.
RED STONE TECHNOLOGY PARTNERS, Atlanta, GA
Senior Internet Security Engineer, Atlanta, GA

2013 Present

Provided advanced IP security services to small and medium businesses.

Moved end users to two-factor authentication on their mobile devices


Recommended and configured firewall upgrades
Recommended and implemented IPS and IDS solutions
Developed and implemented system access plans

SPRINT, Atlanta, GA
Senior Solutions Consulting Engineer
2006 2013
Designed complex wireless and hybrid networks for Public Sector customers based in Georgia and Alabama.
Analyzed customer requirements, designed components and provided Bill of Materials for price quotes. Designed
and managed Proof of Concepts (POC). Provided technical and state of the industry presentations to audiences,
including C-Levels.
Reduced costs by millions of dollars for large public utility by designing new M2M network.

DAVID L. PRAGEL

PAGE TWO

Guaranteed the safety at a public appearance by General Petraeus by implementing a secure video
surveillance system for a Law Enforcement Agency (LEA).
Reduced costs, communications errors, and delays by designing wireless National Crime Information Center
access for patrol vehicles in dozens of jurisdictions in Georgia and Alabama.
Developed wireless video surveillance solution for LEA, catching parole violations of convicted child molesters.
Solution included a web interface with security protocols.
Reduced prostitution and illegal drug activity by designing and implementing a video surveillance network with
secure web interface for LEA.
Provided POC for healthcare customer, becoming regional model for selling tablets to Enterprise, Public
Sector, and General Business customers in South Region.
Exceeded sales quota for last 5 consecutive years. Sales team sent at least 1 member to Presidents Circle for
past 4 years.
Received True American Hero award for supporting filming episode of "America's Most Wanted" with host John
Walsh.
Received Vice President's Distinguished Contributor Award, for overall efforts to South Region Sales in 2007
and 2008.

Manager, Solutions Engineering- FTS2001 Program Office, Reston, VA


1999 2005
Provided contract support, including technical interpretation, contract modifications and other support to GSA
contract office and internal sales teams. Conducted technical briefings for customers and sales teams, as well as
providing all government training for the contract.
Exceeded goal by initiating contract modifications generating over 30% of total contract revenue.
Generated an additional $100M in unforecasted revenue per year through a single contract modification.
Decreased contract modification approval interval by 75% through collaboration with GSA in developing a
contract modification process that ensured government oversight.
Developed successful technical response for Networx RFP bid, as Technical Volume leader. Supervised 25
engineers and three subcontracting companies in this effort.
Received GSA Award for Management and Administrative Excellence
Honored with Special Award from Big Dog Sales Team for efforts in increasing sales and reducing cycle time.
Received Government Systems Division Teamwork Award for services critical to a Department of Justice
procurement to the contract
Principal Systems Design Engineer, Herndon, VA
1995 1999
Designed and implemented complex wireline networks for Federal and State customers. Served as technical
volume leader on numerous, successful RFP bids.
Old Dominion University fulfilled its distance learning initiative through my design and implementation of
NetWork Virginia, an ATM/IP hybrid network.
Developed a successful FTS2001 RFP bid and selected for negotiations with GSA in $20B procurement.
Managed over 20 engineers in technical response as leader of Technical Volume.
Received numerous Quest for Excellence Quarterly Awards
EDUCATION
MA, Telecommunications, George Washington University, Washington, DC
BS, Electrical Engineering, with Special Honors, George Washington University, Washington, DC
CERTIFICATIONS / PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
TQM Team Leader (Process Improvement) Certified
BlackBerry Technical Sales Professional Certified
Government INFOSEC Professional (SCGIP) Certified
M2M Specialist Certified
CISSP Candidate (exam 2014)
Microsoft Mobile Solutions Specialist Certified
ADDITIONAL AWARDS / RECOGNITION
Eta Kappa Nu Electrical Engineering Honors Awarded
Presidents Club (now President's Circle)