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Anthony Lockhart Product Manager

Anthony Lockhart

Lexington, KY 40509                                                                                                                                     This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Product Management

An accomplished IT leader with a history of success and experience in network infrastructure management and engineering, strategic planning, technology direction, design, delivery, and implementation. Highly skilled in aligning business requirements with long-term resolutions to complex IT challenges. Known for a broad understanding of the software development life cycle, a comprehensive blend of business and technology competencies, and the ability to influence senior management enterprise-wide. Key skills include:

 

  • Technical Project Management
  • Network Engineering and Administration
  • Systems Engineering and Administration
  • Team Leadership and Training
  • Client Vendor Relationship Management
  • IT Management
  • Network Security
  • Systems and Requirements Analysis
  • Cross-team Collaboration
  • Pre-and Post-sale Support
  • Technical Documentation
  • Presentations and Demonstrations
  • ITIL Service Design and Management

 

Experience

Cisco Systems, San Jose, CA                                                                                                                                07/2015 - 09/2019

Technical Marketing Engineer, 07/2015 – 09/2019

Provide technical leadership and subject matter expert to external senior management on Cisco Wide Area Network (WAN) optimization products and provide pre-sales support to sales division on designing and implementing Cisco solutions.

  • Analyze customer infrastructure, collaborate with the business stakeholders, and develop strategy and technology solutions that met the business requirements.
  • Provide pre- and post-sale support to Cisco Account Managers, Product Sales Specialist and Consulting Systems Engineers by qualifying and closing opportunities with global customers.
  • Train field sales teams and Cisco partners on WAN Optimization product features and market positioning.
  • Direct and manage a global engineering team including nine direct reports and 89 developers and engineers.
  • Oversee business and technical relationships and serve as single point of contact between assigned major customers.
  • Develop technical presentations, proof of concepts, white papers, technical positioning documents, demos, product briefs for internal sales teams, channel partners, solution partners, and customers.
  • Design and execute strategies and technology roadmaps into effective solutions, ensuring they align with the client business requirements.
  • Collaborate with the development lab, analyzed customer feedback, competitive products, market trends and designed solutions and release requirements.
  • Delivered presentations three times a year on SD-WAN and WAN optimization during “Cisco Live” in Australia, United States, and Europe.

Interim Product Manager, 08/13 – 08/14

Led product life cycle management including developing product strategy, vision and plan for Cisco’s WAN Optimization portfolio.

  • Collaborated with the sales team to develop product roadmap, go-to-market strategy, product pricing, and positioning.
  • Evaluated strategies to increase product revenue through new products and product line expansions.

 

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  • Managed annual budget (P&L) and developed budget forecasts.
  • Provided technical leadership to pre-and post-sales team communicating technical solutions for Cisco’s WAAS portfolio.
  • Analyzed product and portfolio plans aligning them with product forecast and quarterly and yearly revenue goals.
  • Led a product development team supporting a $50 million portfolio for application acceleration.
  • Increased WAN acceleration sales through successful delivery of strategic products and services.
  • Built and maintained exceptional relationships with vendors resulting in cost efficient contracts.

Multiple Projects, 7/2011 - 7/2015

Provided technical leadership for pre- and post-sales support to sales organizations, and promotion of Cisco product offerings. Provided technical/engineering support and conducted technical presentations, product demonstrations, and customer training.

Key Projects:

Lead Consultant, HCL America: Provided technical presentations, product demonstrations, proof of concepts and lab environment to HCL clients achieving a win rate of over 80% against competitors. Advised systems engineers and sales division on network solutions.

Network Configuration Consultant, Lumenate: Provided subject matter expertise on Cisco product offerings to technical and marketing divisions, assisted in account planning, pricing, and product mix. Analyzed and captured client requirements for infrastructure solutions, designed and developed network infrastructure solutions to meet the client requirements.

Professional Consultant, Experis: Managed designated customer accounts by providing technical presentations, product demonstrations, proof of concepts and setting up lab environment achieving a win rate of over 80% against competitors. Provided technical consulting to systems engineers and sales division.

Senior Network Engineer, Toyota Tshusho: Designed, implemented and configured WAN, LAN, WLAN services, and security platforms for 39 locations across the US. Led network design, oversaw network documentation and technical support. Subject matter expert on LAN, WAN architecture and point of contact to senior management, vendors, internal department heads for project status, communications and delivery.

Activision Publishing Inc., Santa Monica, CA                                                                                                 12/2006 - 6/2011

Senior Network Systems Engineer

Managed, maintained and orchestrated technical for corporate and studio network infrastructure ensuring optimum delivery of data and voice services. Configured, managed and maintained Cisco routers, switches, firewalls, and VPN solutions; redesigned global LAN/WAN networks; and deployed LAN Layer 2/3 switch using Cisco Catalyst 3000/4000/6000 series switches.

  • Deployed multiple redundant Internet connections for 32 remote locations and three data centers enabling highly available systems.
  • Provided exceptional technical support for multi-national LAN/WAN infrastructure through seamless Tier II and Tier III technical support.
  • Planned, designed, implemented and supported Riverbed WAN acceleration and F5 load balancing infrastructure.
  • Interfaced with stakeholders of various departments, analyzed business requirements and determined technology needs.

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Additional Relevant Experience

Senior Network Engineer and Network Manager, Bell Industries Inc., Indianapolis, IN

Network Engineer, SafeNet Inc., Dayton, OH

Visual Basic Programmer, D&B Software, Louisville, KY

Senior Network Engineer, Gigabit Information Systems, Lexington, KY

Systems Engineer, Siemens Business Systems, Cincinnati, OH

Division Network Manager, Affiliated Computer Services, Lexington, KY

Education

Doctor of Business Administration (DBA), Indiana Wesleyan University, Marion, IN – 2023

Master of Business Administration (MBA), Indiana Wesleyan University, Marion, IN

Bachelor of Science (BS), History and Sociology, Houston Baptist University, Houston, TX

Technical Portfolio

Wide Area Network:                       Cisco 800, 1800, 2800, 3800, 7200 Series Routers, ISR4K, ASR1k, ASR9k, Riverbed WAN Acceleration, F5 load balancing infrastructure.

Local Area Network:                       Cisco Catalyst 2900, 3500, 3700, 4000, 4500, 4900, 6500, NX5K, NX7K, NX9K Series Switches

Virtual Private Network:                               IPSec, GRE, DMVPN, and SSL VPNs

Security Platforms:                          Cisco ASA Firewall

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