VP, Network Core and Access at Sprint
Washington, District Of Columbia
VP, Network Engineering and Deployment
August 2012 to Present
VP, Engineering and IT
November 2010 to September 2012
Washington D.C. Metro Area
Director, Services Delivery
January 2010 to November 2010
Manager, Network Transformation Strategies
March 2008 to May 2010
Executive Staff Manager
October 2005 to March 2008
Manager, Global IP Engineering
October 2000 to October 2005
July 1996 to August 1999
Wheatley Insurance Systems
January 1996 to July 1996
Aetna Life & Casualty
Business Automation Analyst
August 1995 to January 1996
Responsible for Network Engineering for a US based tier 1 telecommunications provider. Leads an organization responsible for planning, engineering and optimization of RF, Core Switching, IP, Transport and Services. Responsible for Network Engineering for a US based tier 1 telecommunications provider. Leads an organization responsible for planning, engineering and optimization of RF, Core Switching, IP, Transport and Services.
What company does Greg O'Connor work for?
Greg O'Connor works for Sprint Nextel
What is Greg O'Connor's role at Sprint Nextel?
Greg O'Connor is VP, Network Engineering and Deployment
What industry does Greg O'Connor work in?
Greg O'Connor works in the Telecommunications industry.
Experienced, technical, management executive with proven experience in developing and executing technical and business strategy. A proven change manager with experiencing in multi-billion dollar network sourcing programs. Extensive experience in development, planning, and engineering in a global, tier 1, telecom environment. Organized and lead large technical teams in multiple countries. Unique ability to translate broad technical knowledge into overall business support strategies.VP, Network Engineering and Deployment @ Responsible for Network Engineering for a US based tier 1 telecommunications provider. Leads an organization responsible for planning, engineering and optimization of RF, Core Switching, IP, Transport and Services. From August 2012 to Present (3 years 5 months) VP, Engineering and IT @ Responsible for Network Planning and Engineering for a US based tier 1 telecommunications provider. Leads an organization of over 900 engineers responsible for all planning and engineering of RF, Core Switching, IP, Transport and Services networks. From November 2010 to September 2012 (1 year 11 months) Washington D.C. Metro AreaDirector, Services Delivery @ Directs the successful scheduling, tracking, and implementation of large and complex telecommunications turnkey projects. Responsible for customer satisfaction, while driving Cost, Quality, and Timeliness. From January 2010 to November 2010 (11 months) Manager, Network Transformation Strategies @ Core team leader in Sprint’s Network Transformation program chartered to permanently improve the business model for 10,000 employees planning, deploying, and operating Sprint’s Tier 1 wireless and wired networks. Charged with the design and initiation of a 7 yr. Transformation program to significantly reduce operating costs. • Key designer and evaluator in a rigorous, six month competitive sourcing assessment to identify and evaluate potential partners for Sprint’s Network Transformation projects. • On-site due diligence investigations of four European telecom operators which had undertaken similar types of transformation. • Led the development of multiple contract exhibits and led negotiations for service levels, statement of work and scope. • Led a cross functional team in the design and development of a service level agreement, governance process and remedy model for managing multiple fixed and wireless networks. • Led a matrix team to identify, define and baseline key performance metrics needed for both the strategic and tactical management of fixed and wireless tier 1 network. • Created a complete statement of work and technical baseline of networks and services to be used during a competitive sourcing process as well as transition and transformation of both networks and processes. • Created a complete technical network overview and detail assessment of the scope and scale of Sprint’s wireline and wireless networks. • Developed content and messaging for Board-level executive communications throughout the effort. From March 2008 to May 2010 (2 years 3 months) Executive Staff Manager @ Managed a team of 15 employees responsible for the business operations role for Network Development (550 employees/$700M CapEx budget) including technical strategy and roadmaps, budget planning and execution, organizational planning, operational reporting, and internal communications. • Directed budget planning, execution, and reporting for a technology development budget in excess of $700M in CapEx and 40M in OpEx. • Collaborated with cross-functional teams including Legal, Finance, and Human Resources for organizational restructuring and change management. • Directed efforts to ensure business unit’s reporting aligned with Sprint’s corporate policies and SOX certified. • Created clear departmental objectives through Technical Roadmaps for the organization ensuring business and technology goals matched budgetary guidelines. • Created and executed communications program and frequently lead executive meetings. • Developed content and coordinated executive briefings for internal and external customers; prepared Sprint executives for these presentations. • Responsible for business unit’s employee recognition, recruiting, and leadership development. From October 2005 to March 2008 (2 years 6 months) Manager, Global IP Engineering @ Managed a team of 60 engineers responsible for the planning, engineering, construction, and capacity management of Sprint’s Global IP Networks (SprintLink) including IP addressing, content and peering management. • Directed the design, planning, engineering and build out of Sprint’s global tier 1 IP network. • Exceeded quality and financial goals through focused oversight and capacity management, peering, vendor management and equipment lifecycle. • Successfully led technical partner negotiations with carriers and vendors worldwide. • Planned and executed capital budgets in excess of $150M annually. • Provided business strategy and technical support of sales, finance, business development, and operations. • Developed and executed a business plan to launch Sprint’s 21 site Global IP network in 2001. Management of the launch included vendor selection and management, partner negotiations, management of offshore EF&I (stage, ship, and install) contracts, and development of an Internet content/peering strategy and future expansion plans. • Successfully planned and launched several Sprint product lines, including Peerless IP, MPLS, and wholesale VoIP, often exceeding launch expectations. • Past member of Cisco’s Global Customer Advisory Board – Served as Sprint’s advocate to Cisco as well as a representative for the international carrier community in areas including quality control, security and future products. • Participated in the due diligence process for several potential telecom acquisitions both in the US and Europe. • Selected for and successfully completed Sprint’s year-long Leadership Development Program. From October 2000 to October 2005 (5 years 1 month) Program Manager @ Managed a team of consultants in software development and business analysis projects for Federal Government clients. • Provided technical direction for projects • Tracked and managed contract funds and schedules to maximize profits • Responsible for management of client relationship • Delivered client briefings to executive level Federal customers • Successfully managed program revenue growth for 2 straight years From July 1996 to August 1999 (3 years 2 months) Business Analyst @ Responsible for development and delivery of customers functional systems requirements. From January 1996 to July 1996 (7 months) Business Automation Analyst @ Responsible for requirements development and testing of agency systems and tools. From August 1995 to January 1996 (6 months) MS, Information Resources Management @ Syracuse University From 1998 to 2000 BS, Business Management @ Southern Connecticut State University From 1990 to 1993 AAS, Hotel Management @ Nassau Community College From 1988 to 1990 Chaminade High School From 1984 to 1988 Greg O'Connor is skilled in: Network Engineering, Network Planning, Organizational Leadership, Network Design, Offshoring, Organizational Development, Negotiation, IP, Vendor Management, Program Management, Telecommunications, Strategy, Executive Management, Cross-functional Team Leadership, Wireless
Introversion (I), Intuition (N), Thinking (T), Judging (J)
2 year(s), 3 month(s)
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