Dan Onusaitis

Sr. Manager Traffic Engineering & Planning at Inteliquent

Greater Chicago Area

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Dan Onusaitis's Overview

  • Sr. Manager Customer Implementation at Neutral Tandem
  • Traffic Engineer at Neutral Tandem
  • Network Provisioner - Contractor at Neutral Tandem
  • Staff Program Manager at Tellabs
  • Manager of Operations at Tellabs
  • Lead Project Manager at Tellabs
  • Project Manager at Tellabs
  • Facility Network Planner at MCI Worldcom
  • Circuit Design Engineer at WorldCom
  • Order Entry Administrator at MFS Communications

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Dan Onusaitis' Summary

Senior business professional successful at building corporate value for a $268 million global telecom provider. Expert at exceeding objectives using existing resources through analytics and performance management. Leader of process development and operational excellence initiatives, driven to enhance performance, improve quality, reduce costs, and generate sustainable revenue/EBITDA gains.

Dan Onusaitis' Experience

Sr. Manager Traffic Engineering & Planning

Inteliquent (formerly Neutral Tandem)

Public Company; 201-500 employees; Telecommunications industry

February 2012Present (2 years 8 months) Chicago

Created access voice traffic forecasting tools and processes
Weekly management and inter-departmental discussion of customer forecasts and readiness
Confirm capacity requirements for direct connections to IXCs, ILECs, and customers for originating and terminating, domestic and international traffic
Managed ongoing cost control and network optimization projects
New product Traffic Engineering & Planning process development
Analysis of product based voice traffic primary and overflow routing

Sr. Manager Customer Implementation

Neutral Tandem

Public Company; 51-200 employees; Telecommunications industry

April 2011February 2012 (11 months)

Managed a team of 6 Customer Implementation Managers and 1 Process Manager within Customer Service to support the growth of Neutral Tandem global voice traffic.

Traffic Engineer

Neutral Tandem

Public Company; 51-200 employees; Telecommunications industry

April 2010April 2011 (1 year 1 month)

Daily analysis of TDM and IP network traffic statistics to ensure trunk groups remain at appropriate levels of utilization to support the connection and completion of billable minutes. Consolidate, analyze and communicate forecasting data to prepare trunk groups for new traffic, LERG changes, and implementation of new project based activity.
• Identified key areas of focus to create framework for customer based traffic engineering
• Reduced network overflow costs by over 50%

Network Provisioner - Contractor

Neutral Tandem

Public Company; 51-200 employees; Telecommunications industry

August 2009April 2010 (9 months)

Initiated and engineered vendor, LEC, and customer orders to support growth of both network and customer trunk groups.
• Led and developed process for implementing nationwide switching equipment and DS3 capacity network optimization project

Staff Program Manager


Public Company; 1001-5000 employees; TLAB; Telecommunications industry

October 2007May 2009 (1 year 8 months)

Coordinated startup and developed a new team focused on installation material product line management and supply chain strategies. Organized team objectives, demonstrated importance to the organization and provided recommendations to executive management. Established team roles and responsibilities believed necessary to meet objectives.

* Led the re-negotiation of an expired multi-million dollar contract and reached agreement on mutually beneficial contract terms preventing imminent shut down of operations.
* Established new processes and tools for demand planning of installation materials to be used as an input to stocking strategy.
* Reduced vendor liable inventory by 75% in one year.
* Increased vendor liable inventory turns from 1.8 turns to 6.2 turns.
* Reduced overstock by over 90%.
* Within one year, reduced past due accounts payable and receivable by 90%.
* Analyzed usage of over 8000 SKUs (stock keeping units), achieved SKU reductions of over 20% through standardization efforts and life-cycle management.
* Through bi-weekly collaboration with 3rd party distribution partner negotiated several hundred thousand dollars in cost reductions.

Manager of Operations


Public Company; 1001-5000 employees; TLAB; Telecommunications industry

October 2006October 2007 (1 year 1 month)

Managed a team of 21 Project Managers within North America Customer Service. Ensured Project Managers completed projects on time and on budget to meet customer expectations, improve profitability, and attain revenue forecast.
* Developed new budgeting tools to improve project planning.
* Integrated acquired company Project Management activity into processes and procedures.
* Implemented weekly utilization of Project Management tools, improving accuracy of project timelines and overall revenue forecasting.
* Streamlined project start up activities and reorganized team to improve on time performance results.

Lead Project Manager


Public Company; 1001-5000 employees; TLAB; Telecommunications industry

February 2004October 2006 (2 years 9 months)

Mentored, trained, and assisted a team of 10 Project Managers to meet internal and external commitments.
* Established process and tools for monthly project profitability analysis.
* Created and analyzed performance metrics and implemented action plans to achieve departmental goals.
* Conducted audits on projects and provided recommendations to drive improvements.
* Assigned to process improvement team as a Subject Matter Expert.
* Promoted to Manager of Operations

Project Manager


Public Company; 1001-5000 employees; TLAB; Telecommunications industry

July 2000February 2004 (3 years 8 months)

Responsible for up to 100 projects simultaneously. Provided weekly updates to customers regarding project status. Developed project timelines and budgets, coordinated internal and external resources, tracked required materials, and scheduled delivery of test equipment. Dispatched personnel to perform engineering, installation, test and turn up of new central office equipment. Facilitated completion of project phases and tasks to meet customer requested due date. Prepared billing packages and initiated invoicing.
* Received exemplary performance reviews four years in a row
* Promoted to Lead Project Manager

Facility Network Planner

MCI Worldcom

Public Company; 10,001+ employees; WCOM; Telecommunications industry

August 1999July 2000 (1 year)

Created network equipment and facility designs in ACE/TCOMS database to be accessed for circuit design between central office telecommunications equipment. Audited records to ensure data integrity. Optimized network through data analysis and development of cut sheets to best utilize network capacity. Initiated and engineered network facility orders to relieve capacity constraints.
* Integrated MCI local network records into ACE/TCOMS database

Circuit Design Engineer


Public Company; 10,001+ employees; WCOM; Telecommunications industry

August 1997August 1999 (2 years 1 month)

Created network circuit designs from local WorldCom switches to RBOC (Regional Bell Operating Companies) switches. Initiated and designed circuits (trunks) required for new switch installation and turn up.
* Collaborated with Traffic Engineering, Network Planning, Translations, Operations, and RBOC personnel to maintain reliable network and minimize blocked data.
* Advanced to a position as a Facility Network Planner

Order Entry Administrator

MFS Communications

February 1997August 1997 (7 months)

Keyed orders into CCI database for circuit design of digital PBX trunks (T-1 circuits), DID numbers, and BBL (basic business lines).
* Created macros to accelerate repetitive data entry
* Developed interactive order forms used by the Sales team when submitting orders
* Advanced to a position as a Circuit Design Engineer

Dan Onusaitis' Skills & Expertise

  1. Finding company needs and filling the gaps through change
  2. TDM
  3. VOIP
  4. IP
  5. Vendor Management
  6. Access homing tandem
  7. High Technical Aptitude
  8. Brainstorm Facilitation
  9. FGD
  10. Holding effective meetings
  11. Delivering results
  12. Solution Implementation
  13. IXC
  14. ILEC
  15. Project Management
  16. Telecommunications
  17. VoIP
  18. Fiber Optics
  19. Delivering Results
  20. Management
  21. Facilitation
  22. Networking
  23. Routing

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Dan Onusaitis' Education

Western Illinois University

Bachelor of Science, Law Enforcement Justice Admininstration, Computer Science


Activities and Societies: Sigma Chi fraternity

Downers Grove South

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