Preetam S

Wireless Guru


Information Technology Manager


Avenel, NJ

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Experienced financial services executive with expertise in developing and implementing industrial strength cross-enterprise trading and market data infrastructure seeking opportunities to apply business, process, technology strategy, and project management knowledge.


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(Confidential) (Confidential) 12/1997 - Present



Polytechnic University Management of Technology 2007 Master Degree
Jawaharlal Nehru University International Studies 1979 Bachelor Degree



Professional Employment HistorySecurities Industry Automation Corporation (NYSE Euronext) 1996 – PresentCotmac Private Limited 1991 – 1996Indian Army 1980 – 1991SECURITIES INDUSTRY AUTOMATION CORPORATION (NYSE Euronext)2002 – Present Senior Manager2000 – 2002 Senior Engineer1996 – 2000 Senior Technical ConsultantCross Enterprise Trading Infrastructure:• Developed the design and implemented the mission-critical, high availability, high volume, transaction oriented IT physical infrastructure for the NYSE trading floor Layer 1 and network infrastructure upgrade enabling higher resolution and higher bandwidth for NYSE hybrid market capability.• Developed the wireless strategy and wireless security policies for equities trading on the NYSE trading floor enabling hybrid markets initiative.• Developed, tested, and implemented a new TCP/IP based Ethernet network to support ticker feeds to the NYSE trading floor. This provided higher reliability and automated failover mechanisms that were previously manual. • Organized the integration of the enterprise infrastructure after the NYSE and Archipelago mergers.Operations, Testing, and Business Continuity:• Improved Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity profile and building the Layer 1 and network infrastructure for a tactical contingency trading floor and a remote NOC.• Identified the NYSE's operational risk and developed mitigation investments to lower the risk profile with Layer 1 Asset Planning and Management.• Developed policies and procedures to organize infrastructure initiatives in line with the ITIL Framework, and to improve change management for greater efficiency, and to be more effectively aligned to business.• Evaluated, developed, and tested prototypes for deployment of VoIP, Multimedia and Streaming Video distribution, electronic collaboration, and presence, and security devices.Project Management and Cost Optimization:• Developed and managed end-to-end programs to implement trading and market data infrastructure, including integration of the application, servers, network, and end user devices, with teams ranging from 10 to 25 resources.• Developed enterprise infrastructure implementation methodology, policies, and procedures for awareness creation, change implementation, and remediation planning to fit the ITIL model.• Managed cross-functional teams to implement trading floor and data center infrastructure projects for equities trading and market data distribution• Led a project team in installing, configuring, and testing trading floor hardware to recover operations after 9/11. This enabled the American Stock Exchange to trade from the New York Stock Exchange trading floor thereby allowing the US financial markets to reopen rapidly after 9/11.• Optimized, consolidated, and simplified voice infrastructure to achieve 25% savings within the first six months of being assigned the responsibility.Training and Industry Presentations:• Guest speaker at industry seminars on in-building wireless networks.• Adjunct professor at DeVry University.COTMAC PRIVATE LIMITED1991 – 1996 DirectorBusiness Development:• Operated an independent profit center providing programmable logic controller based systems integration, LAN and internetworking solutions, industrial networks and manufacturing of control panels. Restructured business activities to achieve 300% growth over the first two years.• Managed four regional branches distributing industrial electrical products, UPS systems, PLC’s, drives, and network equipment.Finance and Operations:• Developed a policy for the financial control of Cotmac Private Limited, saving the company approximately 10% a year in interest costs.INDIAN ARMY1988 – 1991 Major – Battery Commander1985 – 1987 Instructor – Military College of Telecommunications Engineering1988 – 1990 Instructor – School of Artillery• Developed communication requirements for voice and data communications for Artillery C3I systems.• Managed cross-functional teams to evaluate various communication hardware and software for Artillery C3I systems.Education• Polytechnic University, Brooklyn NY – MS in Telecommunications and Information Management • National Institute of Information Technology – Diploma in Systems Management • Jawaharlal Nehru University – Bachelor of Arts Degree• National Defence Academy and Indian Military Academy• Pune University – MS in Systems Technology – in progress

Companies I like:

Bear Sterns, Marsh, Morgan Stanley, Merrill Lynch


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Cross Enterprise Trading Infrastructure: Expertise in understanding market trends and requirements, and developing, designing, and implementing scalable and secure end-to-end Layer 1 and network infrastructure solutions. Operations, Testing, and Business Continuity: Expertise in the operational aspects of managing mission critical trading and market data infrastructure including resilience, scalability, and business continuity in highly available and controlled environments. Project Management and Cost Optimization: Proven track record and expertise managing programs and projects. Training and Industry Presentations: SME on wireless networks, guest speaker at various industry seminars and adjunct professor at DeVry University.