LEONARD J. GIAQUINTO MBA, PMP, ITIL, LSSGB, SAFe Agilist

Skill Summary

An accomplished IT Executive and Program Manager with 25+ years United States Air Force (USAF) and industry leadership, strategic planning, IT advisory, program and project management experience, consistently recognized for exceeding Chief Information Officer (CIO), PM and ITSM standards and processes for multi-million dollar programs; translating complex problems into achievable solutions; orchestrating multiple IT programs/projects within time and budget constraints, and continually improving processes for DISA, USAF, USN, NATO, UN, and US federal government agencies.

Clearances

  • TS (SCI Eligible), 10/2020 – DCSA Adjudication

Education

  • Master of Business Administration, Saint Mary’s University, San Antonio, TX
  • Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, Penn State University, University Park, PA

Business Development Director, OneGlobe LLC Oct 2020– Present

  • Established the Business Development (BD)/Capture Management processes through a hybrid incorporation of both Miller-Heiman and Shipley training methodologies
  • Actively managing a $50M pipeline of prime/ subcontractor opportunities within DoD and Federal agencies

Federal Government Strategic Advisor, RBR Technologies Inc. Nov 2019 – Sep 2020

  • As the Strategic Advisor, my role is to cultivate and foster existing/future government and contractor relationships in order to form strategic partnerships across the federal government
  • AFRL PM/Scrum Master to develop, accredit and implement an Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning on the big data platform, AWS GovCloud, Platform One and other environments

Director, Federal CIO Advisory / Senior Capture Manager, KPMG L.L.P. Jun 2017 – Oct 2019

  • Baselined the Federal Capture Management processes for KPMG’s Business Development Group
  • Successfully managed the Capture process for the $60M FDIC Digital Transformation multi-award IDIQ
  • Capture Lead for successful $37M VA Financial Management Support Services single award IDIQ
  • Established the Air Force Cyberspace Strategic Account Management and Client Engagement strategies
  • Opportunity Lead on successful $20-100M SAF/MG Category Management BPA, orchestrating all aspects of solicitation (proposal management, orals presentation, contract/pricing coordination, subcontractor selection)
  • DLA Program Manager for J8 Inventory Reconciliation automation project, designed to increase data traceability and eliminate approximately $9M of monthly record discrepancies
  • Attended KPMG-Miller-Heiman courses to establish Air Force-focused Strategic Account Management, Client Interaction and Opportunity Pursuit Plans, leveraging cross-functional KPMG innovations and services
  • Performed extensive industry and corporate research Coordinated with KPMG senior partners to re-invigorate KPMG Mentor-Protégé Agreements (MPAs) and to participate in the SBA Joint Venture MPA program

Senior Program Manager / AF Account Executive, Enlighten IT Consulting (EITC) Jan 2015 – May 2017

  • Responsible for managing programs delivering Big Data and Cloud Computing capabilities to support all aspects of the system development lifecycle for leading edge, federal government Cloud computing initiatives
  • Key contributor and editor on KPMG’s successful solicitation of the $6B DLA JETS multiple IDIQ award, providing EITG the opportunity to prime for 7 of 21 Task Areas as Contracting Task Authority Lead
  • Lead author of the $4M MIT Lincoln Laboratories IDIQ (Management Volume) awarded to EITG
  • Led, managed, coordinated and executed programmatic activities for 6 DoD/IC programs worth ~$15M
  • Program Manager for first-ever $4.4M sole-source contract; successfully performing all program-related activities (established program milestones, Agile Scrum methodologies, developed IMS, FMHRs, MSRs
  • Led proposal development efforts for Army ACCENT, DLA-JETS, DCGS-A, and US ACT-2 solicitations
  • Performed recruiting, hiring and staffing for over five DoD and IC programs
  • Participated in strategic organizational planning and execution of new business development initiatives
  • Developed/implemented program controls with the management and programmatic supervision of employees of multiple labor categories and skills in projects with various ranges of size and scope
  • Prepared and presented briefings, studies, and other analyses to government officials and stakeholders
  • Evaluated performance of assigned program tasks in terms of quality, value, cost control and schedules

Systems Engineer Lead

The MITRE Corporation Dec 2013 – Jan 2015

  • Assist in formulating the strategy and the plans for transforming a customer’s engineering/technical organization, structure, and processes for the IRS, DOD CIO, Navy and CMS federal organizations
  • Program Manager for the IRS Compliance Realignment effort; coordinated with 11 IRS teams to establish project plan, comprehensive WBS, risk management/register and established the PMO to track progress
  • Flowcharted Issuer Management process and SIPOC diagram for the Affordable Care Act website
  • Performed root cause analyses of the defect management process; identified core issues, provided solutions
  • Identified critical issues with improper categorization/prioritization of 400+ ACA Help Desk tickets
  • Analyzed 262 ACA Enrollment Sys issues; created categorization scheme merging 75 duplicative tickets
  • Authored and coordinated DoD IEA Version 3.0, Volume 1, based on the DoD Architecture Framework
  • Technical lead for the Navy’s Cybersecurity Authorization Strategic Roadmap; developed initial strategy and plan to transition from certification/accreditation mindset to the DoD Risk Management Framework

USAF Program Manager, Joint Information Environment (JIE) (Pentagon) Jan 2012 – Aug 2013

  • Formulated IT governance, business, cost and funding methodologies for the DoD IT Effectiveness Task Force’s $38B IT budget study, using industry standards and process improvements, saving $2B+ annually
  • Developed the JIE Functional Framework, Work Breakdown Structure, POAM, Governance and Management Construct; 18+ month effort collaboration effort amongst multiple DoD IT agencies
  • Developed the future DoD IT Governance structure using COBIT and ITIL benchmark principles
  • Advised board to consolidate 500+ decision-making boards by streamlining 200+ redundant committees
  • Orchestrated USAF decision on the JIE Enterprise Security Strategy; collaborated with DoD and USAF IT security organizations; developed comprehensive risk management approach, accreditation of JIE systems

IT Strategic Planner/Branch Manager HQ USAF (Pentagon) May 2011 – Jan 2012

  • Led 2 civilian employees, 3 contractors and 3 reservist personnel; integrated CIO & IT/cyberspace requirements into the USAF strategic planning process to align with SAF/CIO A6 organizational goals
  • Developed USAF CIO Strategic Plan with USAF and DoD agencies; orchestrated an actionable $1.6M funding plan to transform cyberspace capabilities through a comprehensive 10-year implementation roadmap and integrated schedule
  • Championed 10-year Transformation Plan for 79,000 USAF Cyber Operations & Support personnel
  • Advised the SECAF on critical issues of civil GPS interference for FCC consideration; avoided disruption to core GPS operations, and averted major worldwide military and civilian safety and potential risks

Joint Analysis Team Leader/Military Information Officer, United Nations (Israel) Apr 2010 – May 2011

  • Lead military advisor to the UN Head of Mission (HOM) for country background and political -military issues for compliance with bi-lateral Armistice agreements between Israel and Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon and Syria
  • Planned/executed critical UNMO inspections of Israeli armored units, performed UNMO patrols of Syrian-Israeli Area of Separation; provided extensive analysis/reporting for political/military updates
  • Advised HOM to create first-ever UNTSO Joint Analysis Team with fused situational awareness/reporting
  • Consulted IT SMEs to standardize and consolidate databases, storage for 7 locations in 5 countries

Chief, Network Operations Division/US Commander, NATO (Germany) Mar 2008 – Apr 2010

  • Led 96 international military, civilian and contracting personnel operating, securing and maintaining three networks for 3,000 customers; 1,500 PCs, 4 mainframes, 148 terminals and secure telephones worth $50M
  • Advised senior leadership to implement security enhancements to internet and LAN services to eliminate potential intrusions/security risks; re-engineered organization to cybersecurity for worldwide operations
  • Orchestrated Base Data Management policy; consulted with operations personnel to optimize storage; freed up 4+TB of space; increased mission capabilities, provided better access and security to critical data
  • Base-lined organizational leadership methodologies and operations by providing comprehensive training to all section leaders on industry-emerging ITIL theories and best practices, drastically increased ITSM focus
  • Directed/implemented $10M EMC remote SAN upgrade and $5M VMWare virtualization installation
  • Prioritized 30+ projects worth $15M; restructured unit resources to meet mission critical requirements

Director, Commander’s Action Group, NATO (Germany) Mar 2007 – Mar 2008

  • Provided executive support/counsel to General Officer leadership in direct tasking and staffing actions for the Commander at the NATO AWACS Component (E-3A), Geilenkirchen NATO Air Base
  • Expertly crafted speeches, talking points, and briefings for top-level NATO military and civilian dignitaries
  • Tactfully coordinated with multiple agencies to resolve sensitive international issues affecting NATO ops

IT Portfolio Manager/Project Officer, NATO IT Wing (Germany) Jun 2006 – Jan 2007

  • Led 5 international and 2 US personnel to provide oversight and management of IT projects worth $50M
  • Developed/maintained IT Program of Work to manage IT Wing’s $8M IT and information systems budget
  • Authored the Component Deployment Status System training guide; trained senior leaders and 100+ users on a comprehensive, web-based system to monitor/input all operational readiness information
  • Created Centralized Help Desk Support System; combined three operational areas, streamlined IT incident management procedures and established a “one-stop-shop” for all IT-related issues to 10,000+ users

Chief, Attaché Affairs / Program Manager, USAF Foreign Liaison, HQ (Pentagon) Apr 2004 – Jun 2006

  • Hand-picked through a rigorous interview process for HQ USAF international relations leadership position
  • Led 4-person team to orchestrate all aspects of USAF engagement with 157 attachés from 102 countries
  • Coordinated senior-level meetings for multi-national/bi-lateral exchanges on high-level military matters
  • Enhanced US-Foreign relationships through multiple dialogues based on common interests

Executive Officer to the Deputy CIO / IT Project Manager HQ USAF (Pentagon) Sep 2002 – Apr 2004

  • Provided executive support and counsel, assisting General Officer leadership in direct tasking and staffing actions of a 150-person organization with internal and external agencies across the HQ USAF and the DoD
  • SME for all Information Assurance issues, developed policy for USAF-wide implementation
  • Organized first AF Cyber Security Conference; developed first-ever USAF Cyber Security Strategic Plan

IT Director/Project Manager, Communications Squadron (Japan) Sep 2000 – Sep 2002

  • Supervised 150+ military and civilians operating $50M unclassified and classified networks for 9,500 users
  • Project lead for $250K EMC SAN upgrade and $150K network control center consolidation
  • Deployed to Saudi Arabia as Chief Network Operations for Operation Enduring Freedom; provided critical Satellite links for command & control, intelligence, battle-damage awareness and targeting capabilities
  • Performed root cause analysis to fix theater-wide 70% circuit uptime rate; resulted in 98% uptime rate

Program Manager, Aerospace Command & Control Center (Virginia) Aug 1997 – Sep 2000

  • Implemented $767M Theater Deployable Communications Program’s 5-year fielding and IT modernization schedule for 150 worldwide military units with IT networking equipment for austere environment operations
  • Advocated for $30M Congressional funding to accelerate IT equipment buys for urgent Kosovo operations
  • Successfully defended program portfolio from potential $50M budget cut; justified critical user needs

Training / Certifications

  • Project Management Professional (PMP)
  • IT Infrastructure Library (ITILv3) Intermediate
  • Lean Six Sigma Green Belt
  • Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe Agilist)
  • Miller-Heiman/KPMG Strategic Account Management, Strategic and Conceptual Selling Training
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