Chief Information Officer Resume
|Desired Industry: Information Technology
|Desired Job Location: Fairfax Station, Virginia
||Date Posted: 7/18/2016
|Type of Position: Full-Time Permanent
||Availability Date: Immediately
|Desired Wage: 250000
||U.S. Work Authorization: Yes
|Job Level: Management (Manager, Director)
||Willing to Travel:
|Highest Degree Attained: Masters
||Willing to Relocate: Yes
Forward-thinking and success driven Executive CIO and CISO professional, offering broad-based experience in IT and cyber security
operations, along with background and skills in finance, team building, and operational streamlining. Strategic thinker with proven
ability to define and implement innovative solutions and processes to boost efficiency and drive profitability. Equipped with
exceptional leadership ability and strong work ethic essential in establishing and nurturing strong rapport with employees,
customers, and individuals at all levels of professionals. Highly capable of achieving goals under critical circumstances and
performing assigned tasks and operations with outstanding results.
Work History with Accomplishments
RedWolf Cybersecurity Group, Reston, VA—Managing Partner Apr 2015–Present
Successfully raised investment capital for the launch of the company and gained profitability in the first quarter of 2016.
WestStar Mortgage, Inc., Woodbridge, VA—Senior Vice President / CIO / CISO Jun 2012–Mar 2015
Boosted annual revenue by more than $350M by implementing strategic IT and cyber security initiatives.
Initiated IT and cyber security key assets which were evaluated by J.G. Wenworth to determine company valuation, enabling them to
acquire WestStar for $54M (75% in cash).
Led a cyber-awareness campaign which created an enterprise wide cyber security culture in alignment with the Gramm Leach Bliley Act
and NIST cybersecurity framework.
Achieved multimillion-dollars cost savings and efficiencies through business analytics/intelligence strategies.
Decreased technology procurement cost by 35% through automation of the asset management process.
Implemented the Mortgage Loan Origination System Administrators Certification program, professionalizing the profession within the
Standardized IT and cyber security operations and consistently delivered high-quality services to users and customers by generating
innovative policies and procedures.
Improved real-time interaction between customers and company business lines by integrating marketing campaign across all social media
platforms such as Facebook and Twitter.
Updated customer-facing websites and company intranet to Fortune 50 class, improving customer communication, collaboration, and
L-3 Communications, Reston, VA—Vice President (White House Account) Jul 2009–Dec 2011
Drove key efforts in transforming the IT enterprise to support the first IT-savvy President of the United States.
Successfully maintained a 99.99% IT services availability rate.
Conceptualized and facilitated the technical refresh of more than 66% of the enterprise’s IT assets.
Trimmed down the IT annual operating cost in excess of $1.5M.
Advanced the mobile communication services, allowing all employees to work remotely and achieve cost savings in excess of $30M,
efficiencies and elevating employee morale.
Executed the IT problem management process, which decreased service disruptions by 50% and eliminated reoccurring incidents by 100%.
Established the business intelligence executive dashboard, to provide 24/7 real-time status on core IT services.
Maintained 100% accountability of more than $80M in assets by instituting a real-time asset tracking database.
First Tennessee Bank, Memphis, TN—Senior Vice President / Deputy CIO / CISO Sep 2008–Jan 2009
Reduced the staffing and operation cost by approximately 40% by merging the FHNC business continuity planning and disaster recovery.
Drove zero business service disruptions by effectively managing all aspects of cyber security operations.
Formulated and executed an IT risk management framework, cited by the FHNC Board of Directors and Risk Management Committee as the
most thorough and comprehensive on record.
Generated $2M annual reduction to $16M IT vendor service contracts
Boosted the Office of Currency Comptroller (OCC) confidence in FHNC’s Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) compliance by enhancing the senior
leaders’ accountability in the process.
Devised the IT and Leadership curriculum training program to mentor future IT executive leaders and educate IT staff, which resulted
to the improvement of the bench.
Redesigned the Change Advisory Board and Change Management Process, enhancing the management and controls of scheduled and
unscheduled IT network and service changes.
Steered the establishment of a Testing Center of Excellence, which decreased costs of IT infrastructure and software application
development by 30% and improved service delivery and network performance.
United States Army HQ, Pentagon, Washington, D.C.—IT and Cybersecurity Professional Sep 1984–Dec 2008
Received numerous awards and decorations and was honorably retired at the rank of Lieutenant Colonel.
Managed the President of the United States’ Nuclear Communications Network and Systems
Gained selection from General David Petraeus to modernize the XVIII Airborne Corps IT cyber security Infrastructure to support rapid
deployment for global military operations.
Earned an appointment from John P. White, the deputy secretary of defense to the committee which developed the strategy for the $1.2B
Built and trained IT teams deployed to Haiti to restore order in the aftermath of the presidential coup in 1994.
Spearheaded the initiative to accomplish the historic testing of Wi-Fi aboard fixed wing aircraft to validate the technical and
operational feasibility, which served as the impetus for commercial Wi-Fi being used on a global scale aboard commercial airlines.
Managed the satellite communications to support combat forces during the Operation Just Cause which led to the capture of Panamanian
dictator, General Manuel Noriega.
Attained major national milestone for materializing President Bill Clinton’s US Policy on Critical Infrastructure Protection by
establishing one of the United States’ first-ever cyber security operations centers in The Republic of South Korea.
Guided a team of 100 personnel, responsible for handling a $50M global satellite network of over 50% of the DoD satellite
constellation to achieve 99.99% availability of communication services to the president of the United States, president’s Cabinet, US
Congress, DoD, and NASA.
Education and Credentials
Master of Science in Cybersecurity-George Mason University, Fairfax, VA
Master of Science in Information Systems-The George Washington University, Washington, D.C.
Graduate-Command/General Staff College, Leavenworth, KS
Master of Business Administration-Frostburg State University, Frostburg, MD
Bachelor of Science in Information Systems-University of Maryland, UC, College Park, MD
Chief Information Officer (CIO) Certification-Federal CIO Certification-ITILv3 Certification
Emeritus Executive Advisory Board / Chief Information Officer Advisory Board—Ellie Mae Corporation (NYSE:Elli)
Voting Member—President of the United States Hot-Link Communications Control Board (CCB)
The George Washington University Alumni Association Board
Functional Skills with Experience
Adeptly managed the White House account, in charge of delivering IT service and support to the President of the United States and
National Security Team, United States Secret Service, and over 3,500 support staff globally on a 24/7 basis.
Provided cyber security solutions to mortgage lenders with annual revenues of $1B to $10B.
Handled budget in excess of $45M while overseeing the activities of multiple third-party IT service providers.
Leveraged solid ability to drive return on investment (ROI) through implementation of cost-effective strategies.
Facilitated the negotiation of distribution and revenue sharing agreements with multiple industry vendors.
Team Leadership / Training and Development
Guided a highly skilled IT and cyber security staff and multiple outsourced vendors.
Facilitated comprehensive training for globally dispersed staff across multiple IT disciplines into a high-performing and unified
Prepared and executed a college intern program to promote and foster long-term relationship toward the development and recruitment of
IT talents from the local Memphis community.
Provided training to all levels of White House user community through implementation of an IT University.
Developed multiple leadership forums, which drove innovation and provided a common focus for the team.
Process Optimization / Strategic Planning
Instituted a tiered customer service process and modernized help desk IT to deliver rapid and excellent customer service response.
Initiated a multifaceted cyber security strategy focused on protecting, detecting, and responding to potential security threats
through effective use of the NIST cyber security framework.
Transformed a dysfunctional IT and cyber security Infrastructure into a state-of-the-art, unified Infrastructure, improving the
service and quality of experience to external customers and employees.
Remodeled the IT and cyber security staff and third-party service providers to develop a culture of accountability, high performance,
and unified team.
Developed an IT and cyber security strategic architecture, vision, and budget to provide full spectrum of services to a customer base
Created Cloud solution mobile strategies to provide users with a secure remote access to their data.
Executed a comprehensive IT disaster recovery (DR) plan in conformance with Federal Financial Institutes Examination, Sarbanes Oxley
(SOX), Office of Currency Comptroller (OCC) and NISTcyber security framework.
Employed interpersonal and analytical skills in collaborating and co-planning with the following Cloud Services providers:
Microsoft: Creation and migration of the enterprise Exchange upgrade;
BlackBerry Corporation: Upgrade of the global mobile communications platform; and
EMC Corporation: Development and implementation of data storage architecture to meet the requirements in archiving and preserving
IT and Cyber Security Services
Managed the President of the United States Global Nuclear Network and Systems
Delivered IT services for the senate confirmation hearings for the president’s Supreme Court Justice nominees, Fiscal Commission, and
the US Global Nuclear Summit.
Took charge of developing IT and cyber security strategic vision, as well as in delivering full spectrum of services to a customer
base in excess of 150,000.
Created and delivered cyber security products and services in compliance with Gramm Leach Bliley-Act, OCC, SOX and NIST
Achieved multimillion-dollars cost savings and efficiencies through business Analytics/intelligence strategies.
Awards and Honors
Lead Virginia Alumni-Alpha Iota MU Society Alumni
Regional Finalist—White House Fellows Citation-Governors Citation—State of Maryland
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