Director, Data Analytics, Insights and Enablement, Verizon
I am currently the director for Verizon’s Data Analytics, Insights and Enablement team. This team is composed of data professionals such as translators, engineers, architects, stewards and scientists. Our goal is to build, implement, and share the skills/capabilities of data analytics and decision making to ensure our customers are allowed to do more in this world. Our job is to enable all of Verizon with data.
I joined Verizon October of 2005. My job at that time was to train IT with custom classes in SQL, Database Administration, and Application Development. At this time my interest in network technologies and engineering grew. I earned numerous network certifications and was even a certified systems instructor for Verizon.
In 2008 I felt it was time to put my skills to the test in operations. I spent the next 6 years in FiOS Network Operations. The team I lead was responsible for all the routers, switches, firewalls, and load balancers used to deliver the FiOS television product.
In 2014 I was presented an opportunity that would allow me to combine my network engineering and data skills in the newly formed FiOS System Performance team. As the manager I lead the transformation from vendor and IT solutions to an internal team of data professionals that move with agility and speed. Those successes lead to me being named director of the entire Wireline System Performance team in 2017 where I transformed the other teams under me in a similar fashion. The organization was renamed Network Performance Analytics to reflect the new direction.
In 2019 the team was renamed Data Analytics, Insights, and Enablement. We now are responsible for the entire global Verizon network including wireless. While the work and methodology remains the same, we are looked upon to spread data analytics skills, deliver insights to the business, and transform all of Verizon into a data driven business.
I have an undergraduate in aeronautics with a minor in aviation safety and accident investigation from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University.
I earned my MBA with a concentration in innovation and data analytics from Kenan-Flagler School of Business at the University of North Carolina.
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