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SUMMARY Solutions-oriented Information Technology Project Management Consultant with str ong leadership and organizational skills

adept at the application of business lo gic and the deployment of technology to build successful solutions that meet or exceed client expectations. Exceptional ability to develop, encourage or enhan ce a cohesive team that may be geographically or culturally disparate. Highly s killed at coordinating, collaborating, and communicating with all stakeholders u p to the CIO level. Industry expertise spans extensive business requirements/planning/implementation engagements with a large amount of the Fortune 100 to include the Banking Servi ces Sector. I have also worked comprehensively in the Public Sector as well i.e. .Education (K-12); State & Local Government to include Public Safety; National T elecommunications Infrastructure Design, Test, and Implementation; Extensive experience in rapid software development lifecycle methodologies to in clude Agile/SCRUM, XP, JAD, Rad, Lean Sigma. As well as more conventional SDLC m ethods CMMI-Software Development, RUP, etc.,. Superior command of infrastructure implementation and service lifecycle methodologies to include ITIL Versions 2 & 3 and ITSM. Proficient at managing projects of any size, orientation or duratio n from Multiple Months to Multiple Years with associated complexity and fully de constructed Work Breakdown Structures. Highly experienced in defining, negotiat ing and delivering technically complex, tightly restricted and penalty driven co ntracts (MSA, SOW, CO). Currently a Six Sigma Green Belt with Black Belt antici pated in 2010. EXPERTISE SPANS * Project & Program Management. * Agile/SCRUM Master * Managed Services Strategy, Design, Implementation * The Management of SQL Server 2000,2005,2008 Implementation/Remediation * SQL Server 2008 Management Data Warehouse Development & Implementation * Business Objects SQL, Cognos, Crystal Reports * Implementation of Statewide Student Information Systems (Maine, Province of No va Scotia) * Train the Trainer Certification Level 1 Powerschool SIS * Infrastructure Design & Implementation. * Outsourcing and Data Center Consolidation and Service Management. * Student Information Systems. * Public Safety Telecommunications and Applications Integration Processes. * E-commerce Applications. * Software Application Development. EXPERIENCE G.R. Edelstein Consulting LLC (9 Month Contract) Through Highmark Companies for Pearson Education School Systems Division 01/2010 - Present Associate Member of the Project Management Center of Excellence The projects below are running simultaneously I currently spend 1 -2 weeks in Ca nada and 1-2 weeks in Maine. Statewide Project Implementation Project Manager (State of Maine Longitudinal Da ta System Implementation) SQL Server Data Warehouse with SharePoint Portal Front End. Manager Program Management Office (Powerschool Implementation Province of Projec t Nova Scotia Canada) Certification Level 1 Train the Trainer Powerschool SIS P roduct. 6.1 G.R. Edelstein Consulting LLC. (3 Month Contract Extended) Scalability Experts Inc. Coppell Texas 05/2009 - 11/2009 Project Manager/Resource Deployment Manager Scalability Experts Project Execution Methodology is one of short duration, usua

lly with very focused results. I can describe the types of engagements but canno t speak about specific tools or customers due to various NDA restrictions. I can say however that the Company is strictly focused on SQL Server 2000, 2005, 2008 exclusively. They are focused on fixing various deployment issues that their cu stomers have encountered either on their own or from various third parties. I am responsible first to respond to the draft SOW to ensure it complies with all co mpany rules and policies and then ensure that the staffing is proper for what is being asked for in the scope of work. I contact the appropriate Architect and C onsultant and brief them for the engagement with scope and expectations start da te etc. When the execution time comes I am the Project Manager responsible for a ll aspects of delivery of the engagement from day one until completion. Updating all internal systems that allow consultants to bill their time update their tec hnical status so that the CTO of the company can review proper progress is being achieved etc. Every project manager is measured through a direct customer surve y system (1 being below Expectations 5 Exceeded Expectations) that they never se e except when the results are either very good or very bad. I have been with Sca lability Experts for almost seven months and have received 1 five hundred dollar bonus plus all fives except one 4.5 ( I have managed over 28 Different Projects ). SE has approximately 12 different engagement types that they use to analyze a nd fix SQL Server problems and suggestions to fix other applications. These span all application tiers. EXPERIENCE Hewlett Packard Corporation, Warren, NJ 07/2008 - 05/2009 Program/Senior Project Manager/Data Center Migration/Outsourcing Consultant Verizon Wireless Communications Point of Sale Application & Architecture Platform Change * Extremely knowledgeable regarding the various universal mobile transmission st andards and their underlying air interfaces or channel access methods such as 2G (GSM, Edge, CSD, HCCSD), as well as 3G, 4G (W-CDMA, VMTS-TDD, TD-SCDMA, 3GAP Re l 8). * Perform detail analysis and provide a Cost Benefit Analysis associated with po tential acquisitions or an upgrade and enhancement of the existing 2G infrastruc ture and the feasibility of constructing a fully functional 3G and 4G infrastruc ture. * Simultaneously lead the entirely customer based project team using the ITIL V3 Service Lifecycle methodology for the supporting infrastructure design, test, i mplementation and transition to service and support. * Using the AGILE/SCRUM methodology, transitioned the Division's POS (Point of S ale Backend Systems and Software) from a completely Alpha/VM environment to an H P Itanium/VMS (Blade Server Concept) and then to an HP Itanium/HP UX. * Lead all groups of stakeholders through initial requirements, verifications, a nd validation of the Services Strategy. * Conduct planning sessions with senior division executives and CIO to review to tal budgetary expenditures, as well as CBA for each phase of the project. Hewlett Packard Corporation, Middletown, CT 05/2008 - 07/2008 Program/Senior Project Manager/Outsourcing, Merger & Acquisition Consultant Aetna Insurance Co. - Acquisition of Goodhealth Health Insurance Co. IT Acquisition/Centralization Design Project * Headed the M&A Team which included executives and work stream leads from both companies through strategy sessions specifically relating to the IT Infrastructu re Transition including preliminary budget estimates. * Used both PMI and ITIL methodologies, conducted thorough requirements, verific ation, and service delivery workshops and comprehensive meetings to affect compl ete stakeholder buy in. * Led the team to expeditiously work through a highly regulated information acce ss and transmission process. (HIPAA in the United States and several other regul atory bodies on five other continents including Asia).

* Successfully integrated Goodhealth employees and infrastructure into existing Aetna processes and procedures without significant incidents or outages of any k ind. Hewlett Packard Corporation, Brooklyn, NY 11/2007 - 04/2008 Program/Senior Project Manager/Program Management Office Director New York City Fire Department Emergency Communications Transformation Program Program Manager, FDNY Phase 1A, 2, 2A ECTP Program Managed the FDNY ECTP Program which is a department wide combination of Technolo gy (Telephony, Monitoring, and LAN WAN Infrastructure) and Applications refresh. The Program contained 26 Component Projects which HP was managed directly or th rough a sub contract for specialized services. * Assembled a new team of perform resources to enable me to report to the senior executives at HP as well as NYC DoiTT program managers. (Reports included Execu tive Dashboard) Current Total Contract Burn Rate as well as Cost Benefit Analysi s on any proposed scope changes. Had total Budget Responsibility straight to th e bottom line. * Responsibilities included management of 180 contract and non - contract resour ces. * Led the Project Team (HP & Customer Resources) through revised requirements se ssions which lead to the current Work Breakdown Structure that contained more th an 17,000 tasks that encompassed more than 23 component projects with duration o f three years. Responsible for the overall quality and delivery of day-to-day i mplementation as well as support operations. IBM Corporation, Brooklyn, NY 3/2007 - 11/2007

Associate Partner New York City Department of Education Senior Project Manager/Application Development Team Lead * Successfully managed complex project with large and dispersed (Landed and OffShore) development teams to develop a web-based portal and achievement reporting system that will be used by 1.2 million students and parents as well as 60,000 teachers. * Led Data Architecture Team in the design and implementation of the application s operational data stores as well as the extract transform and load process from multiple Legacy Systems. * Organized Data Quality Committee comprised of designated Superintendants, Prin cipals, and Teachers. * Spearheaded the standardization of Student Information Systems. * Managed large scale deployment of infrastructure to support both development a nd production environments which included on and off site hosting. * Led the team which proposed and subsequently won complex $68M contract (Full C ontract Lifecycle with complete Cost Benefit Analysis as well as Earned Value es timates as it related to NYC employees actually participating in the delivery) w ith multiple options for additional work for the IBM practice. * Led multiple development teams from requirements gathering to implementation o f code to enable initial release in four months, 50% ahead of schedule. * Delivered excellent customer service and gained respect of both client managem ent and end-users. IBM CORPORATION, New York NY 8/2006 - 3/2007 Associate Principle Yonkers NY Board Of Education. Served as Acting Director of Information Management and Data Processing. Yonkers Board Of Education Yonkers, New York. * Managed a staff of 28 technical and non technical personnel. * Responsible for all aspects of data and applications as it related to both the business and student information data and systems.

* Represented The Yonkers Board Of Education interests to the New York State Edu cation Department on the student data warehouse (eScholar). * Completed the districts full integration and upgrade of SASI. * Advised Superintendant and his senior staff on the District's SIF compliance s trategy. * Led an analysis that enabled senior administrators to make their decision to o verhaul/replace existing core business systems that included both In House and O ff the Shelf Applications. * Managed the project to analyze the Evaluation and Testing Department's efforts to automate and maintain all high stakes testing results and instructional comp etency levels in the existing Student Information Systems. * Lead the management of data collection efforts as they relate to Title 1 NCLB grant reporting standards. GHES Consulting Corporation, New York, NY 2004 - 2006 Senior Implementation Project Manager Triangle Electronics * Managed the development team on large scale MRP package implementations which required considerable code modification. * Maintained existing systems (Hardware and Software) integrity while migrating to new software and infrastructure with no customer satisfaction issues. * Enabled more efficient communications among six facilities by effectively mana ging installation of new fiber and telecommunications systems. * Saved the company two million dollars due to new efficiency realization and in creasing productivity by all stakeholders. GHES Consulting Corporation New York, NY 2002 - 2004 Senior Project Manager Business Management Solutions Managed the implementation/installation of new infrastructure to support new sof tware applications. * Facilitated company's capability to track and bill resources and materials on a national level at a single site by effectively managing the development of a c ustom application. IBM Corporation Newark, DE 2000 - 2002 Senior Project Manager W.L. Gore & Associates, Inc. Managed the complete web based E-commerce business to consumer portal applicatio n implementation. * Through well-proven IBM project management methodologies, this application was designed, built, tested and released into production on budget and ahead of sch edule. * Final application release resulted in less than 1% error rates, earning an ove rall excellent customer satisfaction review. * This engagement involved the management of both IBM and customer resources fro m multiple technical disciplines which included content management, infrastructu re design, implementation and web hosting. IBM Corporation New York, NY Global Services Enterprise Engagement Manager - Project Executive 1999 - 2000

eScholar Data Warehouse Solution * Lead a multinational team that marketed and managed the implementation of the eScholar Complete Data Warehouse solution to numerous K-12 school districts in N ew York and Georgia. Lead all facets of these multiyear, multimillion-dollar eng agements. Maintained and lead all facets of the successful management and implem entation of this solution since its inception in May 2000. Digital Equipment Corporation New York, NY 1993 - 1999

Desktop Implementation Project Manager, Location Project Manager, Regional Proje ct Manager Multiple Locations Citibank, Project Enterprise Started with Digital Equipment as an hourly contractor (6 Month Contract) for 4 months until contract was purchased and became a direct employee until Digital E quipment Corporation was purchased by Compaq Computer Corp. End to End Infrastructure (With 70% of the IT Function Outsourced to DEC) Copper Backbone to Fiber, Enterprise Data Center Rebuild (Wintel, Netware, Cisco, DEC) as well as Desktop and Application Migration. (Windows to Windows '95) (12 Business Units and two active trading ar eas). All help desk functions Level 1, 2, and 3 support (7x24 with two hour res ponse for Break Fix on all hardware to the circuit attach point.). * Managed all aspects of actual day to day delivery ensuring all new project sta rts proceeded as scheduled, in process implementations were on budget and on sch edule with high customer satisfaction. * Managed all staffing decisions for each location. * Managed all vendor activities for each location. * Integral to the process of rebadging affected resources (Citibank to Digital E quipment Corporation) * Managed three locations from initial requirements to final delivery and hand o ff to steady state operations and support teams. United States Marine Corps * Ten year Veteran. * E-1 to E-5 in 14 months - Final rank of E-6 Staff Sergeant. * Navy Achievement Medal Second Award. * Good Conduct Medal Second Award. * Pistol and Rifle Expert Awards. * AV8A Aircraft Pegasus Jet Engine Mechanic. * Maintenance/Material Controller. * Units served VMAT 203, VMA-513 and Naval Air Test Center. * Numerous deployments overseas. * Honorable Discharge. EDUCATION Rocheville University, Newark, DE MS Information Technology COURSE WORK Agile/SCRUM Master Course Schools Interoperability Framework Association University SQL Server Internals, Analysis Services, Integration Services, Reporting Service s, Developers Studio. Business Intelligence Using SQL Server 2008 Improving Education Data Part 1 - Creating a Foundation Improving Education Data Part 2 - Coordinating Data Quality Basic SIF Theory SIF Project Planning and Implementation SIF Advanced CERTIFICATIONS MS Certificate, Six Sigma Project Management Methodology, Villanova University, Green Belt, 2006 Black Belt certification anticipated in 2010 Project Management Institute PMP Information Technology Infrastructure Library Foundations V3 ISACA Certified in the Governance of Enterprise IT (Anticipated Dec 2010) Comptia Project+

Certified SCRUM Master MEMBERSHIPS Project Management Institute Member IEEE Society Member Schools Interoperability Framework V2 Participant ISACA Member IT Governance (Cobit 4.1) ScrumAlliance Member International Council On Systems Engineering INCOSE Member INFRASTRUCTURE IMPLEMENTATION, APPLICATION DEVELOPMENT, QUALITY ASSURANCE AUDIT, GOVERNANCE & PROJECT MANAGEMENT METHODOLOGIES. * Extensive Experience with ITIL Version 2 and 3, ITSM, PMI (PMBOK V3,4) Waterfa ll, Rapid Application Development, Component Based Development Models, Agile (SC RUM), Rational Unified Process, as well as CMMI, Hewlett Packard Corporation's W orldwide Project Management Methodology, (Based on PMBOK).