28432 Casanal
Mission Viejo, Ca.  92692
(949) 351 – 4831


Tom Cumming is an accomplished and motivated technology leader with a strong infrastructure, networking, data migration, and information security background. A self-starting and positive individual, Tom is experienced in working within matrix organizations and is comfortable interfacing with stakeholders at all levels. Tom possesses the following project management core competencies:
Demonstrated experience managing and implementing large complex projects, including managing cross-functional teams and external vendors.
Proven ability to plan, organize, coordinate, and schedule multiple projects with minimal direction.
Possess the ability to take the initiative and accept accountability for the accuracy of project work while achieving the desired results.
Able to provide functional oversight, training, mentoring, and technical subject matter expertise to other project managers.


Project Management



Strategic Planning




Vendor Management

Program Management

Stakeholder Management

Client Management

Certification Training

Process Development

Risk Analysis / Management















Change Management

Team Building



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Bachelor of Science Degree from Illinois State University.
PMP Certification from Project Management Institute.
Accredited Program Management Certification (APGM) from the International Organization for Project Management
Scrum Master Accredited Certification (SMAC) from the International SCRUM Institute

EXPERIENCE FOUNDER AND CEO  Mission Viejo, California.  January 2019 – Present

Providing project management services and PMP certification training.


Sempra Energy. Monterey Park, California.  June 2017 – September 2018.
Manage enterprise projects for Southern California Gas (SCG) and San Diego Gas & Electric (SDGE).
Projects Include:
Out of Band Management (OOBM) Implementation for SDGE – Planned and managed the procurement, configuration, and deployment of Out of Band Management devices at 280 IDF/MDF locations in Southern California. Created implementation schedules, reviewed CTASK assignments in ServiceNow, and facilitated status meetings with managers, engineers, and implementation technicians. Hired and managed vendors.  Tracked budgets with SAP software.  Responsible for all financial decisions.
Out of Band Management (OOBM) Implementation for SCG – Planned and managed the procurement, configuration, and deployment of Out of Band Management devices at 185 IDF/MDF locations in Southern and Central California. Created implementation schedules, reviewed CTASK assignments in ServiceNow, and facilitated status meetings with managers, engineers, and implementation technicians. Hired and managed vendors.  Tracked budgets with SAP software.  Responsible for all financial decisions.


Toyota Financial Services. Torrance, California.  April 2016 – April 2017.

Manage enterprise technology initiatives.
Projects Included:
Oracle Database Implementations, Data Migrations, and UpgradesPlanned and managed the upgrade of all business unit databases from Oracle 10g to 11c in PRD, STG, DEV, TST, and TRN environments.  Managed multiple off shore teams (Windows, UNIX, Storage, Backup, Network, Database, and Operations Tools) during implementations and data migrations.  Created work schedules using ServiceNow.  Working knowledge of SaaS and vendor hosted systems implementations.  Facilitated status meetings with multiple business units and data base owners.  Completed project work in 10 months that had previously taken 2.5 years to finish.

Disaster Recovery Planning, Development and TestingFacilitated the development and execution of Disaster Recovery (DR) plans for multiple business units.  Created DR plans with team leads and application owners.  Managed the development of DR environments. Successfully tested and implemented disaster recovery plans.

RAS ImplementationOversaw the implementation of a new Remote Access System, implementing dual authentication and servicing 2,500 users


NetApp. Irvine, California. April 2012 – February 2016.
Managed over 100 physical installations, cDOT upgrades, storage migrations, and third-party vendor integrations for various NetApp clients throughout the world. Responsible for all NetApp and contract resources assigned to a project. Perform scope, schedule and risk management on all projects. Effectively communicated with all project stakeholders. Provide regular status and project reporting. Ensure NetApp Quality Assurance on all aspects of every installation.
Programs included:
Client Technical Refresh – Managed cDOT implementation and data migration of 183TB of NAS data and 53TB of SAN block data, on twenty-four (24) controllers located in 19 US and International cities. Facilitated internal and client facing kick-off, technical, and status meetings. Acquired resources in the United States and abroad. Completed inventory and site readiness check. Completed NetApp generalists (rack and stack) and specialists (advanced configuration) cDOT installation. Managed data migration activities. Reported on all aspects of the program. Facilitated lessons learned meeting and obtained customer signoff to successfully close out the program.

Other notable client projects:
FAS6220 cluster installation and VDI data migration.
V3250HA storage solution and data migration.
FAS3250 cluster installation and mixed mode (Windows and UNIX) data migration.
FAS3250 cluster installation and iSCSI data migration.
Installed (2) FAS3250 cluster environments and data migration.
Installed V/FAS6240 2-node DR cluster and FAS3240 2-node Production cluster.
Snap Creator Installation.
FAS3250 cluster installations at Production and DR site.
Head upgrades and shelf adds.
FAS6280 cluster installation.
FAS6280 cluster installation and data migration.
FAS6280 cluster installation and Data ONTAP upgrade.
FAS6280 cluster installations at Production and DR sites.
FAS3250 cluster installation.
FAS3160 refresh and SnapMirror Implementation.
FAS3140 and FAS3160 refresh and 64-128-bit volume conversion (all data).


Golden State Foods. City of Industry, California.  October 2011 – March 2012.

Manage technology projects for corporate IT.

Projects included:

McAfee Implementation Implemented an enterprise-wide antivirus and email archival system.  Managed the decommissioning of the legacy antivirus and archival system.  Managed the collection, integrity, and implementation of 2.5 TB of company emails into the McAfee archival system.  Supervised internal engineers and external vendors.  Created project deliverables, managed meetings, and reported project progress to upper management.

Stay- Linked Scanner Implementation Managed the prototype development and testing of a new product scanner interface (hand held and vehicle mount).  Worked with internal engineers and external vendors in preparation for a company-wide rollout.


Pacific Life. Newport Beach, California.  April 2011 – September 2011.

Managed application and infrastructure projects for Pacific Life Technology Services Division.

Projects included:

ServiceNow Implementation – Implemented a service management solution (ServiceNow) to replace BMC’s Remedy.  Managed application development teams.  Facilitated vendor /client meetings.  Developed Regression and User Acceptance Testing schedules.  Developed an end user training schedule for over 120 ITS employees.  Oversaw all aspects of a highly-visible implementation.

Enterprise NAS Refresh Initiative – Managed the procurement process for an Enterprise Network Attached Storage (NAS) Initiative and data center consolidation.  Worked with SMEs to develop the RFP.  Facilitated vendor meetings with NetApp, EMC, HP, IBM, Hitachi, Oracle, Mainline and Trace3.  Facilitated internal core team meetings with SMEs from 5 business units.  Facilitated the bidder’s conference including the vendor demonstrations.  Developed schedules and timelines.  Developed storage recommendations and presented them to upper management.


Corinthian Colleges. Santa Ana, California.  September 2009 – May 2010.

Managed Technology projects for Corinthian Colleges’ corporate offices and satellite campuses.  Supervised internal engineers and external vendors.  Created project deliverables including SOWs, implementation schedules, communication plans, and risk plans.  Interfaced with campus Presidents, Technology Directors, and Finance Directors at 110 campuses throughout the United States and Canada.

Projects included:

Online FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) Laptop Rollout – Managed a national laptop rollout (87 campuses, 755 laptops).  Supervised all aspects of the imaging, shipping, and installation.  Worked with multiple vendors and on-site Administrators.  Coordinated with campus Presidents and Deans to ensure timely delivery and installation.  Discovered and corrected a $50,000 error in the imaging process.  The project was ranked #4 out of 67 on Corinthian Colleges’ priority list; delivered on time and under budget.

Data Center / System Fault Tolerance – Managed the upgrade of a CISCO 6513 dual core system.  Upgraded the Supervisor modules from Sup II to Sup 720, upgraded the OS from hybrid to native, removed a PIX 520 firewall and upgraded the Firewall Service Modules (FWSMs) in both switches.

Business Unit 5.0 Pilot RolloutImplemented a wireless classroom pilot at 3 campuses.  Supervised the installation and support of classroom laptops.  Managed latency tests and researched network upgrade options of moving from a 4x T1 to fractional DS3 architecture.

GSA (General Security Audit) 2009 ProjectsManaged the remediation of 107 physical and data security issues discovered at 4 campus locations.


DVBE Tech. Fair Oaks, California.  October 2008 – August 2009.

Managed infrastructure upgrades and IP telephony installation projects for AT&T, Verizon, and their clients.  Supervised installation engineers and 3rd party vendors.  Responded to RFPs, develop SOWs, and created implementation schedules.  Identified project risks and developed mitigation strategies. Acted as liaison to solidify the relationship between the development teams, AT&T Project Managers, Directors, and other stakeholders throughout the project lifecycle.

Projects included:

Monterey Peninsula Unified School DistrictInfrastructure upgrade of main office and 20 remote sites.  

Grossmont School District – Infrastructure upgrade of district office and 17 remote locations.

Contractors State Licensing BoardInfrastructure upgrade of main office and 10 remote sites located throughout the state.

McFarland School District – Infrastructure upgrade and wireless installation at main office and 4 remote locations.


AT&T. Tustin, California.  September 2007 – September 2008.

Managed multiple technology projects for the AT&T California State University Infrastructure Upgrade program.  Provided project team with project goals, scope, task assignments and timelines.  Coordinated and scheduled all project activities.  Managed project budget and financials.  Communicated to management project time frames, budgets, solution approaches, and staffing requirements.  Procured all necessary 3rd party vendor resources.  Reviewed deliverables, ensuring completeness for customer initiatives.

Projects included:

CSU San Luis Obispo – Managed the network upgrade of over 280 telecommunication rooms, consisting of 100 supervisor modules, 175 Cisco 2950 switch replacements, 30 Cisco 4006 chassis upgrades, and 11,000 user ports patched.

CSU Long Beach – Managed the network upgrade of 120 telecommunication rooms.  The upgrade consisted of 90 supervisor modules, 40 Cisco 2950 switch replacements, 10 Cisco 4006 chassis upgrades, and 2,500 user ports patched.

CSU Northridge – Managed the initial Discovery and Planning processes in preparation for the router, switch, and wireless access point installations.

Fullerton College – Managed the VoIP telephony implementation for the university, which consisted of CISCO Call Manager and Unity Voice Mail systems, 20 UPS upgrades, and 700 end-user handsets.


Experian. Costa Mesa, California.  November 2005 – June 2007.

Defined the strategic direction of physical security at Experian.  Managed the identification of security gaps and their resolution for Experian locations across North America.  Standardized camera and access controls.  Developed budget justifications, managed vendors, and drafted project plans.

Projects included:

Global Security Procedures – Developed global security procedures to provide consistency throughout Experian campus facilities, call centers, data centers, and business offices.

Physical Security Roadmap – Created and implemented a comprehensive enterprise-wide physical security plan.

Security Officer Contract Review – Reviewed security proposals from 7 national vendors and selected an organization which saved Experian $50,000 in annual expenditures.

Bonus Cash Distribution – Managed the security for a $250,000-dollar cash distribution to Experian employees.

Incident Response Program – Developed international incident response system to aid Experian employees when traveling abroad.

Technical Security RequirementsWorked with cross-functional subject matter expert teams to develop operating system and application program security requirements.


Safeco Financial Institution Solutions, Tustin, California.  March 2004 – November 2005.
Managed client projects consisting of over thirty team members.   Led in-house and client-based development teams.  Facilitated planning sessions and drafted project plans.  Developed PMP certification curriculum for Safeco FIS project managers.  Helped to develop project management methodology for Safeco Financial Institution Solutions.

Projects included:

HSBC Client Implementation – Developed a lender placed insurance program which produced an annual net premium of $39,000,000 for Safeco Financial Institution Solutions.

Washington Mutual Flood Gap Installation – Developed a rules-based application that identified deficient flood insurance loans, tracked them, and placed insurance on them to protect borrower and lender interests.

Washington Mutual Tape Wire Billing Installation – Installed a rules-based application for determining EDI disbursements.

Fidelity Director Implementation – Implemented a browser-based application for Safeco’s Customer Service Center to more efficiently track and service consumer loans.


Project Management Institute, Orange County Chapter. 2002 – 2011.


January 2010 – June 2011.

Responsible for 5 programs within the Department of Education (CAPM Certification, PMP Certification, PgMP Certification, Best Practices, and PMI-OC / Toastmasters).  Created program budgets.  Supervised multiple project managers.  Negotiated contracts with vendors.  Established operational processes for each program.  Developed metrics in the form of key performance indicators for each program.  Coordinated and presented Train-The-Trainer workshops for future instructors.  Scheduled certification classes.  Coordinated chapter events.  Interfaced with multiple vendors, instructors, and students.  Represented PMI-OC at all dinner meetings, events, and conferences.


November 2008 – January 2010.

Responsible for all aspects of the certification program, which grossed $107,000 for the chapter in 2009.  Supervised a team of 6 project managers.  Organized and presented Train-The-Trainer sessions.  Represented the program to the PMI-OC Board of Directors, vendors, instructors, and 140 adult students.  The 2009 Certification Program was recognized at the January 2010 Chapter Meeting as being the most successful in PMI-OC history.       


January 2004 – January 2005

Provided vision and leadership to 1,400 project management professionals.  Supported the core business strategy of driving membership retention by surveying the membership, determining their needs, and collaborating with other areas to improve existing programs or develop new programs to meet those needs


Member of the Board of Directors – 2004, 2010, 2011
Two-time recipient of PMI-OC President’s Award – 2009, 2011
Recognized as Volunteer of the Month – November 2003 and June 2009.
Managed 11 PMP certification workshops, trained 326 project managers, and grossed over $262,000 for a volunteer based non-profit organization.