Daniel Gindin

Daniel Gindin


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Professional Profile

15+ years of experience delivering mission-critical, full life-cycle projects on-time and on-budget for the Finance, Insurance, Healthcare, and Telecom industries. Results-oriented with an extensive background in the design, development, testing and deployment of Enterprise Security, Infrastructure, Applications, Cloud Services, Big Data, Business Intelligence, Windows, Linux, and Networking technologies. Practices a team-based management style and possesses excellent interpersonal skills.

Work Experience

Apr 2015 - Now

Sr. Security Engineer

CloudPassage - San Francisco, CA

  • Configuration hardening, assessment, and forensics with Linux and Windows servers
  • Host-based network access control and VPN technologies
  • Management of software & package vulnerabilities, patching, and related technical & operational functions
  • Guiding customers in implementing host-based security strategies on a large scale across a variety of environments
  • Host-based intrusion detection and prevention (state-based, event-based, signature-based)
  • Remediation of a wide range of server and application related security issues
  • Educating user communities by assisting with production of security related blog postings, how-to-videos and answers to questions
  • Demonstrating our solution to prospective customers and working with them to demonstrate how our solution would integrate and add value in their environment
  • Assist new customers in the on-boarding process, both initial deployment and in some cases optimizing their configuration and assisting with operational integration
  • Assist customers with REST API integrations between our product and others

Apr 2013 - Apr 2015

IT Architect & Project Manager

AJO - Philadelphia, PA - Consultant

  • Providing IT consulting and project management to a financial services client with $25B in managed assets.
  • Projects include Business Continuity/Disaster Recovery Redesign, WAN/LAN Upgrade, Exchange 2010 Upgrade, VMware, Desktop Virtualization, Windows 7 and Office 2013 Upgrade, Cisco Firewall/VPN, Microsoft Active Directory, Shavlik Patch Management, Kanban for Project Tracking, Accounting System Upgrade, Symantec Endpoint Protection AntiVirus, Spiceworks Help Desk and Change Management.

Jul 2012 - Dec 2012

SAP QM Project Manager

McNeil Consumer Healthcare (J&J) - Ft. Washington, PA - Consultant

  • Lead team of 50+ SAP mentors, developers, QA testers, CSV and Quantic compliance consultants to document, test, implement and deploy SAP Quality Management safety enhancements to support FDA Consent Decree remediation project
  • Project phases completed on-schedule and on-budget using a hybrid waterfall/agile methodology.
  • PMO core team member, facilitated daily scrums, managed issue escalation and resolution.
  • Developed standardized dashboards and daily metrics reporting out of HP Quality Center for senior management.

Jan 2013 - Mar 2013
Nov 2011 - Jun 2012

PMP and ITIL Certification Instructor

SimpliLearn - Nationally - Consultant

  • Prepare project managers and IT professionals to achieve PMP and ITIL certification via classroom training.
  • Clients: Merck, Sprint, Towers Watson, SunGard, DAMCO, Siemens Energy, National Grid, EnerSys, Grammer.
  • PMP Knowledge Areas covered include Integration, Scope, Time, Cost, Quality, Human Resource, Communications, Risk and Procurement Management. Other topics include Earned Value Management, Agile Methodology, Memory Map, the PMP application process and the PMI Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct.
  • ITIL Core publications covered include Service Strategy, Service Design, Service Transition, Service Operation, Continual Service Improvement

May 2011 - Mar 2012

Enterprise Infrastructure Architect

The ACE Group - Philadelphia, PA - Consultant

  • Responsible for providing architecture design for global Data Warehousing, Business Intelligence, Enterprise Infrastructure, Web Application Development and Integration projects.
  • Technologies included Microsoft Windows Server, Hyper-V Server, VMware ESXi, SharePoint, SQL Server, Exchange Server, Active Directory, BizTalk, IBM AIX, PowerVM, IBM BCU, XIV SAN, Cognos, IBM Netezza, F5 Load Balancers, and Centrify Security Suite.
  • Designed and deployed Netezza Data Warehouse platform including TCO, competitor analysis, hosting and DR.
  • Improved the performance and availability of the ACE Web Underwriting System using Six Sigma tools including Failure Mode & Effects Analysis, Business Process Mapping and Root Cause Analysis.

Jul 2010 - May 2011

Infrastructure Project Manager

SunGard Availability Services - Philadelphia, PA - Consultant

  • Project Manager of global Verizon MPLS network and router upgrade program for 700+ SunGard Financial Services customers including Chicago Stock Exchange, Commerce Bank, Credit Suisse, JP Morgan Chase, Standard Insurance, USAA, Wachovia and Wells Fargo.
  • Managed Design, Deployment, Configuration, Testing, Transition and Retirement of Circuits, Cisco and Juniper Routers/Firewalls, NetScreen VPNs, Disaster Recovery.
  • Developed standardized processes, templates, checklists and project plans to insure successful and efficient upgrades with repeatable results across mutiple teams.

Mar 2005 - May 2010

IT Project Manager

J&J Global Program Management - Raritan, NJ - Employee

  • Clients included J&J Corporate, J&J Consumer Products, Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Ortho-Clinical Diagnostics, McNeil Consumer Healthcare, Neutrogena, J&J/Merck, J&J Wellness & Prevention, and Information Technology Services (ITS).
  • Managed the design, development, testing and deployment of J&J’s first SAP system (BW & APO) deployed on commodity hardware and open source software – HP ProLiant Blade servers, SUSE Linux and SAP MaxDB.
  • Deployed COTS and high-availability GxP infrastructures for critical business systems including RED Linux Refresh (Pharma R&D), SmartLab (Quality Control Laboratories), Agilent OpenLAB ECM Upgrade (Pharma R&D), Consumer Response System (Consumer Affairs), Electronic Drawing Management System (Engineering), US and Canada Building Automation Systems (Engineering), McNeil Auditorium Renovation (Engineering), Chromatography/Empower (QC/R&D), Laboratory Benchtop Systems (QC/R&D), Shop Floor NT4/Citrix Remediation (Manufacturing), and STATISTICA (QC/R&D), LIMS Business Continuity (QC/R&D).
  • Managed on-shore and off-shore technology teams – Oracle, MS SQL Server, HPUX, Windows, SAP, VMware.

Feb 2002 - Feb 2005

Infrastructure Architect & Technical Project Manager

Johnson & Johnson NCS - Philadelphia, PA - Consultant

  • Responsible for providing key clients with Microsoft technology consulting and design and project management.
  • Designed, built and deployed high-availability business systems for McNeil Consumer Healthcare projects including Statistica Data Mining (R&D), Core Dossier FDA Submission (Clinical), Chemical Weighing (Manufacturing), Nortel Symposium Call Center (Telecom), Capacity Planning (R&D) and Performance Data Management (HR).
  • Facilitated the on-schedule launch of McNeil's new product, Flexeril 5, by managing an accelerated technology rollout including deployment of mobile computing and voicemail services to a 300+ user sales force and establishing a B2B VPN for secure email, file transfer and data access.
  • Reduced infrastructure costs by implementing VMware virtual machine technologies to consolidate servers and perform physical-to-virtual migrations for legacy systems.
  • Increased infrastructure and application availability by deploying leading system management and monitoring tools including HP Systems Insight Manager and Intellipool Network Monitor with integration to HP OpenView.
  • Reduced time for authoring GxP validation documentation by developing reusable IQOQ templates and automated testing scripts.
  • Technologies utilized included Microsoft Windows Server 2000, VMware, SAP, Nortel VPN, Citrix MetaFrame XPa & NFuse, Lotus Domino, Microsoft SQL Server, Microsoft Project Server, Microsoft Access, enList LDAP Reporting Server, ATG Dynamo, BEA WebLogic, VMS DCL script, VBscript.

Sep 2001 - Nov 2001

Technical Project Manager

GivingCapital - Philadelphia, PA - Consultant

  • Managed the design, build-out and migration of a mission-critical UNIX and Oracle-based financial assets management platform. Responsible for managing software engineers, project schedules, network and infrastructure design, internet security and disaster recovery.
  • Successfully deployed a geographically-distributed high-availability application platform comprised of Solaris, Oracle with Advanced Replication, AOLwebserver, Tcl, Apache Proxy Server, CVS, SunGard, SUN Enterprise Servers, Nokia Check Point Firewalls, Alteon Load Balancers, Cisco Catalyst Switches, NetScreen VPN’s and an EMC Storage Array.

Aug 2000 - Jul 2001

Software Program Manager

BT Conferencing (formerly V-SPAN), King of Prussia, PA - Employee

  • Responsible for managing cross-functional software engineering teams, project budgets, schedules, functional specifications, RFP’s, vendor relationships, senior management communications and issue resolution.
  • Directed the analysis, purchase and integration of CRM, Billing and Network Monitoring solutions.
  • Managed integration/planning of the TeleKnowledge Total-e billing system and Micromuse Network Monitoring system into V-SPAN’s business central Oracle database and Internet Broadband Application Platform.
  • Provided Windows 2000 network infrastructure design for V-SPAN’s self-service videoconferencing product. Technologies utilized: Oracle, SUN/Solaris, IIS, ASP, COM+, C++, Visual Basic, VBscript, HTML, JavaScript, XML, IPsec and Erwin.

Jan 2000 - Jul 2000

Technical Project Manager

US Interactive - King of Prussia, PA - Employee

  • Promoted to managing large teams of geographically-distributed software architects, engineers, database administrators and creative staff to design, develop, test and deliver interactive web sites on time and on budget.
  • Grew major client accounts by critically analyzing business requirements, presenting compelling solution proposals and exceeding commitments.
  • Provided focused client consulting and technical team leadership to complete YouthNOISE.com, a Vignette portal for Save the Children©.
  • Managed the design and development of eHealthcareWorld.com, a content and feature-rich web portal that provides the Healthcare industry with relevant information and interactive tools.
  • Managed strategic partner relationships with vendors including Digex, Exodus, IBM, Vignette and Intel.

Feb 1997 - Jan 2000

Web Developer & Windows Engineer

US Interactive - King of Prussia, PA - Employee
at McNeil Consumer Healthcare (J&J)

  • Provided web technology solutions for critical new business initiatives. Responsible for designing, building, testing and managing company internet, intranet and extranet sites.
  • Designed and developed the Benecol Sales Extranet, Johnson and Johnson’s first extranet and IMAGE innovation award winner.
  • Saved $3 million+ in hardware and support costs by deploying extranet technologies versus company-owned laptops to 700+ external salespeople.
  • Developed several successful internet marketing campaigns including the 1997 World Series Website sponsored by MotrinIB and the Tylenol Fight Illiteracy Promotion with the Dallas Cowboys.
  • Content management and development for Tylenol.com, MotrinIB.com, PepcidAC.com and Lactaid.com.
  • Provided system administration for a large farm of HP ProLiant / Microsoft IIS Web Servers.
  • Deployed security tools to protect web, application and email servers running Windows and Solaris.
  • Charter member of the Johnson & Johnson Corporate Content Management workgroup.

Jan 1996 - Jan 1997

Software Architect

I.D.I.S. - Philadelphia, PA - Co-Founder

  • International Digital Imaging Solutions (now primeSolve, a subsidiary of foodconnex worldwide) provides web-based collaboration technologies to the food industry. Lead a distributed programming team to develop new image compression, transmission and archiving software. Successfully managed a pilot software program with the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The U.S.D.A. is now a major software licensee, using the software nationwide to provide fresh produce inspection and certification services.

Jan 1995 - Jul 1996

Web Developer

FarmDirect.com - Philadelphia, PA - Co-Founder

  • FarmDirect.com was the Internet’s first website that enabled farms to sell organic produce and gourmet foods direct to consumers. Conceptualized, developed and marketed a high-traffic shopping site that received numerous awards and national press coverage. Supervised a distributed programming team to develop new commerce technologies including catalog management, template-driven pages and transaction processing.

Education, Certifications, Training

The Art Institute, Fort Lauderdale

Audio and Video Production

Audio recording, live sound reproduction, audio for video, broadcast production, video editing, motion graphics


PMI Project Management Professional 2007, Certified Scrum Master 2015, ITIL v3 Practitioner 2008, Microsoft Certified Professional since 1997, GxP Awareness, 21 CFR Part 11, Information Asset Protection

Business Training

Project Lifecycle Management, SDLC, ITIL, SixSigma / Process Excellence, Computer Systems Validation, GxP Compliance, Microsoft Project, Windows Server Administration

Professional Activities

PMP Training and Academic Experience

  • 2011-2013: Classroom Instructor for PMP and ITIL Exam Prep Workshops by Simplilearn
  • 2011: Technical Editor for Wiley’s PMP certification exam study book, “PMP Practice Makes Perfect: Over 1000 PMP Practice Questions and Answers”, Publication Date: February 1, 2012 | ISBN-10: 111816976X | ISBN-13: 978-1118169766
  • Speaking Engagements

    • International Association of Business Communicators @ PECO: Corporate Multimedia Applications (Philadelphia, PA)
    • Cutting Edge Music Business Conference: Multimedia Digital Technology and the Future of the Music Business (New Orleans, LA)

    Enrichment Training

    • INDIE FILM ACTING INTENSIVE, Christopher Kadish, The Philadelphia Acting Studio (TPAS)
    • FILM ACTING SCENE STUDY, Brian Anthony Wilson, TPAS
    • IMPROV COMEDY, Jill Whelan, TPAS
    • SCREENWRITING WORKSHOP, Nanci Gaglio, Philadelphia Sound Stages (PSS)
    • THE PRIMITIVE VOICE, Jean-Rene Toussaint, Pig Iron Theatre Company
    • SOLO PERFORMANCE, Anthony Lawton, The Wilma Theater

    Community Endeavors

    • Technology Director and Project Manager for The Philadelphia Acting Studio (PhilaActing.com)
    • Small Business Mentoring for Philadelphia-area entrepreneurs
    • Photographer for Habitat for Humanity Philadelphia (habitatphiladelphia.org)

    Personal Interests


    Vinyasa & Bikram Yoga, Group Meditation, Running, Weight Training, Acting, Improv Comedy, Piano, Music Production, Photography, Biking

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