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GARY FITZGERALD, PMP

Cary, NC 27519 919-272-8442 gfitz1994@gmail.com


https://www.linkedin.com/in/garyfitzgeraldpmp

Senior Program / Project Manager

PROFILE
A performance driven professional with a diverse background in program management, product development, and
technology innovation. An effective cross functional leader and communicator who motivates global project
teams to deliver high quality products that meet market and business needs. Extensive experience using agile and
waterfall methodologies to deliver projects and programs on time and on budget.

NOTABLE CONTRIBUTIONS

On time delivery of a new complex Ethernet Assurance solution involving 7 development sites.
Led over 12 software projects with up to 100 team members over last 3.5 years.
Integrated Agile development and processes into software projects and improved time to market.
Successful qualification and release of 11 hardware products/variants now shipping globally.
Managed an accessories business where revenue was increased by 50%, ASP doubled within 9 months.
Led global platform team to establish requirements, roadmaps, and benchmarking which led to a best-in-class
chipset portfolio and reduced BOM costs.
PMO Director of 6 project managers responsible for NPI and sustaining projects which improved delivery
accuracy and rebuilt customer confidence.
Sr. Project Manager for a complex HW/SW handheld development which was completed in record time.
Established requirements, verification processes, and automation which greatly improved customer
acceptance and reduced field trouble reports for wireless modules.

CORE COMPETENCIES
Project/Program Management Agile and Waterfall Methodologies Global cross functional teamwork Business
case Analysis Risk Management Resource planning Team Building Line Management Wireless
communication Requirements Management Test/Verification MS Project MS Office Jira Knowledge of
development Hardware development

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
JDSU / Viavi Solutions, Morrisville, NC
Senior Program Manager

2013-

Responsible for multiple Ethernet Communications and Test Solution programs.


Led over 20 global cross functional developments and deployments over last 3.5 years at up to 7 sites:
o Managed 11 hardware products/variants including firmware, electrical, and NPI.
o Managed 12 software projects and first customer deployments.
Using waterfall and Agile methodologies to deliver on time and budget.
Solutions incorporate Red Hat Linux, Cognos, Oracle, LMAP, NetCONF/Yang.
Insure timely resolution of issues using SalesForce and Jira.

HTC Americas Innovation, Durham, NC

2010-2012

Senior Technology Leader | Project | Program Manager - VP, Chief Strategy Office
Responsible for technology strategy setup and accessories business.
Set-up Technology work groups, budgets, and initial facility.
Led a team to manage ODMs, define product portfolio, and define technical requirements. Revenue was increased
by 50% and ASP doubled within 9 months.

Sony Ericsson / Ericsson, Research Triangle Park, NC

1998-2010

Head of Global Platforms Program Management CTO office (2008 2010)


Head of Global Platforms responsible for roadmaps and requirements.
Managed a cross functional team to evaluate RFQs. Overcame major internal resistance but ultimately built
consensus to select a new supplier. This later proved the basis of the company turnaround.
Defined process for requirements, roadmaps, and benchmarking which led to a best-in-class portfolio.
Head of Systems | Verification | Project Management Office (2004 2008)
Head of Systems and Verification Department
Built a system engineering and verification department for wireless data cards and modules from ground-up.
Launched first ever EDGE PC card to market, 16 months ahead of competition.
Head of Project Management Office (2005-2006)
Managed 6 project managers responsible for NPI and sustaining projects, budget, and schedules which improved
delivery accuracy and rebuilt customer confidence.
Senior Systems | Project Engineer Chief Technical Office (2001 2004)
Developed hardware/software requirement specifications and defined platform and ASIC architecture.
Reduced BB cost by 40%. Won first ever Presidents Award for Game Changing Technical Solutions.
Hardware Program Manager, 1998 2001
Sr. Engineering hardware manager for early version Smart phones, including Advanced pre-studies, Baseband, RF,
and mechanical design departments.

EDUCATION
Eckerd College, St. Petersburg, FL B.S., Physics
Project Management Professional (PMP) License number: 1627654