Manoj Rana

  • IT Manager | Infrastructure Architect
  • Paramus, New Jersey 07652
  • May 22, 2017
Full time Financial Services Information Technology

Personal Summary

Results-driven, innovative, and hands-on professional with solid background in overseeing large-scale and IT application and infrastructure projects and programs within a large enterprise environment

Offering proven success in providing guidance and leadership to a wide range of technology initiatives focused on streamlining technical operations and services; while ensuring profitability and steady growth of the organization. Expert at evaluating business processes, systems, or technology changes; complemented with effective approach in identifying and resolving operational and program issues. Adept at building relationships and collaborating with cross-functional teams to support key initiatives and achieve business targets.

Work Experience

Senior Vice President
Marsh & McLennan Companies
  • Directed a team of 21 full-time equivalent (FTEs) employees and contractors comprised of onshore and offshore consultants for corporate applications (custom and packaged) and the Database Services Team.

  • Efficiently managed and developed departmental budget and direction of products and services, while providing overall team leadership.

  • Oversaw all aspects of development, engineering, and support to key enterprise applications, including CA Service Desk (55,000 users), SharePoint 2010/2013 (10,000 users), Moxie Chat (55,000 users), Flexera FlexNet, PMG Enterprise Service Catalog (55,000 users), more than 700 Microsoft SQL/Oracle DBs, cloud hosting solution (AWS and Azure), and various custom applications.

  • Initiated enterprise product selection and feasibility studies that involved business requirement gathering, proof of concept (POC) preparation, and application solution execution.

  • Generated project status reports to C-level executives, business partners, and Project Management Office (PMO) organization.

  • Established strategies and roadmaps for all managed applications, such as packaged and custom applications

  • Expertly managed more than $5M budget as well as vendor relationship, that involved contract review and signing with key vendors, such as Microsoft, HP, Oracle, Cisco, CA, PMG, LNT Consulting, and Wipro.

  • Acted as an enterprise-wide SWAT Team (tier 3) in resolving complex enterprise application issues.

  • Demonstrated solid knowledge of software development life cycle (SDLC) processes and SSO application integration with ADS, PING Federation, Radiant Logic virtual directory services, and multi-tier application design

Key Highlights:

  • Achieved more than $3M in cost by consolidating application and database infrastructures and eliminating obsolete application and use of virtualization technologies from the organization.

  • Ensured the successful completion of more than 50 global projects by overseeing their timely delivery.

  • Steered efforts in attaining two-fold increase in productivity as well as in eliminating five FTE positions by consolidating six various teams into three teams.

  • Displayed competencies in developing and implementing global multi-OpCo Electronic File Sync and Sharing (EFSS) solution on the Google platform for 55,000 employees.

Head of Virtualization Engineering/Operation | Vice President
Marsh & McLennan Companies
  • Capitalized on industry expertise in conceptualizing enterprise-wide multi-tenant virtualization framework for four distinct operating companies.

  • Formulated a global VMware solution for development, quality assurance (QA), user acceptance testing (UAT), and disaster recovery (DR) and production environments; including various advance VMware functionalities involving vCenter, High Availability (HA), vMotion (EMC SAN-based), and Distributed Resource Scheduler (DRS).

  • Offered tier-3 support for diverse enterprise applications and systems while managing two FTEs.

  • Established strategic plan multi-tenant for four operating companies across eight global datacenters supporting six different application environments; such as production, DR, QA, development, preproduction, and UAT.

Key Highlights:

  • Significantly enhanced company’s virtual footprint, from 0 to 3,500 VMs (35% overall virtualized) and delivered 800 physical servers to VM (P2V) within three years.

  • Established a shared global SQL infrastructure solution (Clustered/HA) which provided a shared SQL infrastructure from low- to mid-size .NET applications; reduced the overall cost and time for developing .NET applications; and produced more than $400K and execution time in hours.

  • Directed infrastructure engineer in creating SharePoint 2007/2010 solutions in multi-tier (DMZ) environment for various internal clients which deployed more than five full implementations.

  • Completed virtualization of more than 35% (3,500 servers) of overall environment server (Windows/Linux) environments.

  • Combined local office server infrastructure and reduced overall server infrastructure in remote offices through global Hyper-V utility server infrastructure.

  • Defined migration solution for 26 various applications from acquired company’s datacenter to MMC’s strategic datacenters, including production and nonproduction infrastructure environments

Education

Master of Business Administration in Technology Management
Stevens Institute of Technology
Master of Science in Information Technology Management
Stevens Institute of Technology