Mark Prasse, PMP®

Sr. Project & Engineering Management Professional

Location
Orlando, Florida Area
Industry
Program Development

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Mark Prasse, PMP®'s Overview

Past
  • Sr. Manager , Core Engineering at NORTEL
  • Manager / Senior Technology Advisor at NORTEL
  • Senior Engineer, RF Performance at NORTEL
  • Microwave Systems Path Engineer, Transmission Engineering at MCI TELECOMMUNICATIONS
  • Software Engineer, Missile Systems at TEXAS INSTRUMENTS
Education
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Mark Prasse, PMP®'s Summary

Senior Project & Engineering Management Leader with extensive experience in launching New Products and Services, from Concept through Commercial Deployment, across all phases of the Project and Product Life Cycles.

Visionary Leader who enjoys performing detailed analysis, identifying innovative solutions, new products and services, improved processes, and then building highly effective multi-disciplinary teams to implement those solutions.

* Top Talent Award – Nortel CEO
* Top Talent Award – Nortel President of Global Operations
* Top Talent Award – Nortel President of Global Internet Solutions
* Award of Excellence – Wireless Networks, Sales & Marketing
* Award of Excellence – for Cellular Data fill Optimization
* Award of Merit – for Customer Satisfaction

ACCOMPLISHMENTS
• Increased Service Revenues by $10M by leading the Commercialization of a Web-Based Wireless Network Performance Monitoring tool (ePerformance).
• Increased Product Revenues by $2M+ through the Commercialization of a new RF Analysis and Optimization tool RF Optimizer (RFO).
• Reduced OPEX (Operational Expenditures) by $4.5M (42%) annually by standardizing processes, use of common code, and test procedures across development and delivery teams that allowed the elimination of redundancies, while maintaining quality and improving development cycle time.
• Led First-In-Kind RF Warranty negotiations which resulted in $1B+ Contract Awards with key customers Sprint PCS and Verizon.
• Selected as Sole Developer of DATS software (Data Acquisition Test Set) for Advanced Missile Testing by the Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) of JOHNS HOPKINS UNIVERSITY

Specialties

Project Management
New Product / Service Development
Product Strategy & Planning
Software Development
Process Analysis & Continuous Improvement
Marketing Support, Industry Trade Shows, Customer Training
Budget Management, Work Estimation, & Forecasting

Mark Prasse, PMP®'s Experience

Sr. Manager , Core Engineering

NORTEL

Public Company; 201-500 employees; NRTLQ; Telecommunications industry

May 1998May 2008 (10 years 1 month)

Led Engineering teams of 40-70 engineers in both the US and France that were focused on the
Software Development and Commercialization of Engineering Tools to the Global Wireless market.

• Led teams ranging across RF & Network Subject Matter Experts (SMEs), Software Development, Testing, Customer Support & Documentation, and Software Delivery.

• Sr. Advisor on Product Strategy and Development for RF Analysis & Optimization, Configuration Management, and Performance Monitoring tools.

• Wireless Technologies included AMPS, TDMA, CDMA, EVDO, GSM, UMTS, and WIMAX.

Manager / Senior Technology Advisor

NORTEL

Public Company; 201-500 employees; NRTLQ; Telecommunications industry

January 1994January 1998 (4 years 1 month)

Evaluated new technologies, OEM vendor Technical Liaison, as well as Customer Liaison for Warranty negotiations.

• Successfully introduced the CDMA Wireless Technology for Nortel by leading the design review of key operational measurements with OEM vendor & partner Qualcomm.

• Led cross-functional trial team for Cox Cable’s Wireless-Over-Cable trial in San Diego, this was instrumental to Cox’s FCC Pioneer license filing.

Senior Engineer, RF Performance

NORTEL

Public Company; 201-500 employees; NRTLQ; Telecommunications industry

May 1992January 1994 (1 year 9 months)

Led the field Verification, Deployment, and Optimization of Wireless systems.

• Successfully launched and optimized wireless systems both domestically in the US and
Internationally.

Microwave Systems Path Engineer, Transmission Engineering

MCI TELECOMMUNICATIONS

February 1990May 1992 (2 years 4 months)

• Performed Microwave Radio Path Design (point to point), RFI analysis, frequency coordination, site determination, specifying tower/antenna/radio requirements.

• Led field teams ranging from construction, installation, and testing for both microwave backhaul and fiber optic systems.

Software Engineer, Missile Systems

TEXAS INSTRUMENTS

Public Company; 10,001+ employees; TXN; Semiconductors industry

April 1985January 1990 (4 years 10 months)

• Developed Acceptance software for the Compensation Module of the High-Speed Anti-Radiation Missile (HARM) Guidance Section.

• SECRET CLEARANCE with Department Of Defense (DoD)

Mark Prasse, PMP®'s Education

Southern Methodist University , SMU

BSEE, Engineering , Electrical

19871989

The Ohio State University

BSEE, Engineering , Electrical

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