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Scott Barone

225 Washington Place * Paramus, NJ 07652 * 201-986-0522
IT Professional with over fifteen years of experience as both a Network Engineer
and a hands on manager. Results driven with proven ability to build and lead hi
ghly effective teams. Adept at managing multiple projects. Posses strong people
skills and maintain strong relationships with customers and vendors while improv
ing efficiency and productivity.
Core Proficiencies

* Strong Customer / Vendor Relations * Problem Resolution and Decision Making
* Mentoring / motivating Team Members * Ability to adapt to changing environment
* Exceptional interaction skills between departments * Ensure service objec
tives meet business expectations
Managed Technologies / Skillsets
**ATM and MPLS Wide Area Networks **Managed Care Internet Service
**Sonet and DWDM **Cisco switches and routers
**Network Analyzers **Cisco ASA Firewalls
**Cisco Content Services Switch **Riverbed Steelheads
**Raritan OOB access **Disaster Recovery Planning and Testing
**Microsoft Office Suite **Windows XP and Vista
**Cisco CAT OS **Cisco IOS _Network Monitoring
KPMG, Montvale, NJ 2003-10/2009
Network Operations Manager (KPMG) 2008-10/2009
Responsible for supervising the operational duties and overall performance of a
team of Network Engineers. Ensured all timeframes and SLA's are met for all the
projects that are assigned to the Network Operations department. Responsible for
the reliability, security, maintenance and overall efficiency of the KPMG LAN/W
AN. Supported the data network connectivity for over 90 remote offices and firm
internet access.
**Managed the successful relocation of the data center network and it's associat
ed environments to a new facility
**Managed a successful effort to migrate KPMG's 90+ remote ATM offices to MPLS
**Helped manage the establishment of a Disaster Recover Data Center and its netw
ork path replication traffic across a private WAN
**Implemented Riverbed WAN optimization appliances to help improve remote applic
ation performance
**Managed the rollout of Cisco wireless access points to all US KPMG conference
rooms throughout the network
**Coordinated ongoing maintenance with vendors for network hardware/software sup
**Closely interfaced with all internal KPMG customers including Applications, Ta
x, Audit and Global as well as our end users to enable the successful delivery o
f KPMG's network services.
**Created outage notification procedures to be used by our Data Operations helpd
**Provided instruction to helpdesk and data center personnel on the topology of
the KPMG network to assist them in their Tier 1 and Tier 2 troubleshooting proce
**Managed the planning and preparation for a SONET to DWDM migration

Technical Manager / Sr. Network Engineer (KPMG) 2003-2008
Maintained high profile projects while performing daily operational tasks. Provi
ded on call 24x7 support for Network Services on a rotational basis. Interacted
with other departments within KPMG to assess application needs that may require
firewall rules or access lists to be added or modified. Monitor network using Sp
ectrum to be proactive on possible issues.
**Successfully migrated KPMG's 90+ remote ATM offices to a new carrier requiring
new data access and hardware to be installed at each site
**Lead Engineer for the deployment of Spectrum 8.1 network management/monitoring
**Created IPSEC tunnels for third party customers in KPMG's DMZ and TPC segment
**Deployed PBR on an as needed basis for special traffic routing requirements.
**Assisted in the centralization of KPMG's file server infrastructure from a dis
tributed to a centralized environment which led to the removal of IPX from KPMG'
s production network
**Implemented Cisco 6500 configurations with CATOS as well as IOS
**Replaced Cisco end of life and end of support hardware platforms at all remote
KPMG offices
**Worked closely with KPMG Firewall/Remote VPN team to secure access for third p
arty vendors so they may access their environment within KPMG US production netw
**Tested, applied and maintained router ACLs in support of voice mail and printe
r servers throughout the network
Additional Relevant Experience
SR. NETWORK ENGINEER Merck-Medco, Fairlawn, NJ 1998-2003
NETWORK ENGINEER, Sony Electronics, Park Ridge, NJ 1988-1998
**Numerous technical classes completed at Global Knowledge including Building Sc
alable Cisco
*Networks Routing and Switching, Designing Cisco Systems Networks and CCNA Boot
**Attended Bergen Community College
Professional Development
**In-house performance manager, diversity and compliance related training
**Attended an AMA Management Course
**Vendor seminars and conferences including Cisco Networkers
**Recipient of several KPMG ENCORE awards for successful completion of projects
References Will Be Furnished Upon Request.