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Larry Alford

Director Low Latency Program at Aviat Networks

Location
Cleveland/Akron, Ohio Area
Industry
Telecommunications
Previous
  1. Aviat Networks,
  2. Nortel,
  3. Cincinnati Bell
Education
  1. University of Kentucky
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Background

Summary

Highly motivated manager with a proven record of developing relationships, securing and retaining customers and directing large Carrier, Microwave Backhaul and Microwave Low Latency systems, Class 4 & 5 Switching Networks and Enterprise projects. RF site acquistion and site developmement including drawing and antenna installations.

Over two decades of managing projects and project teams implementing Analog, Digital, Pack, and IP Class 5 Switches, Packet and, IP PBX’s plus optical, data, wireless LAN, Microwave, Microwave Low Latency Network deployment and Third Party network integration.

Managing, installation, engineering, integration teams and third party vendor equipment integration into new and updated sports stadiums and arenas. Also, managing site aquistion and site development teams to aquire and develop microwave low latency systems.

Virtual Team Management and cross-functional collaboration with internal and external teams.

Operations Management including Installation, Engineering and Project Managers, cost reduction and margin recovery.

Sales, Class 5 and Tandem Switching and Optical Networks

Specialties: Managing Engineering and Integration Teams installing, commissioning and integrating Voice, Data, Wireless LAN, Contact Center, Unified Communications, Risk Management, Software Management and third party integration into wired and wireless networks in new and remodeled stadiums, Microwave and related civil construction. PMP Certified.

Experience

Director Low Latency Program

Aviat Networks
– Present (2 years 4 months)

Leading the Aviat Low Latency effort in North America. Managing the delpoyment of Low Latency Projects, including quoting, site aquistion through customer deployment and accepance.

Director of the Americas Field Services

Aviat Networks
(2 years 9 months)

Managing Project/Program Managers, Installation and Engineering in North America, Caribbean, Mexico and Latin America.

Project Executive/Program Manager -PMP

Nortel
(2 years 2 months)

Currently filling the Project Exceutive Role Managing large enterprise projects. Program Manager for a large Session Border Controller project for a major US Bank. Program Manager for the NY Mets new Citi Field Stadium. This project included installation of Nortel's CS1K PBX, wired Data Network, Wireless LAN Network and integration of 17 thrid party vendors and related material into the Mets network.

Project Director

Nortel Networks
(3 years 10 months)

Mannaged a nation wide team of project managers migrating a major LEC's digital network to Packet based switching. This position included on site management with the customer in their corporate offices to daily coordinate migrations to packet in wire centers in all regions of the US except Florida.

Senior Account Executive

Nortel
(1 year 7 months)

Sales position selling Nortel's Class 5 DSM 100, DMS 10 and Packet Switches. Also, selling Nortel's Optical products. This was a regional positon that included not only selling the products but assisting with the management of integrating these products.

Project Manager, Operations Manager

Nortel
(7 years 1 month)

Managed Numerous Analog Class 5 Switching Migrations to Digital for Ameritech and GTE. Developed a Nation Wide Data Team of engineers, installers and project managers to deploy Nortel Data Equipment for various customers.

Switch Engineer/Project Manager

Cincinnati Bell
(6 years 11 months)

Filled numerous Operations, Engineering and Project Management positions over my CBT Career.

Skills

  • Unified Communications
  • Wireless
  • IP
  • Integration
  • Program Management
  • Cross-functional Team...
  • Switches
  • Wireless Networking
  • PMP
  • Project Management
  • Telecommunications
  • Security
  • Operations Management
  • VoIP
  • Managed Services
  • Microwave
  • Service Delivery
  • SIP
  • Management
  • Vendor Management
  • Networking
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Education

Gateway Community Technical College

Certificate, Electronic Technologies

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