Peter Simonsen Cinque Terre

DIRECTOR OF SECURITY AND INFRASTRUCTURE

OBJECTIVE

Build technology teams and organizations with a balance of security, technology and business priorities.

SKILLS & ABILITIES

Build happy teams, HIPAA & IT Security, Global Cloud Infrastructure, Compliance, IT Operations, Cloud Adoption, SDLC, Scale & Availability, Big Data.

COMMUNITY

Active participant in the Seattle technology community via SINC, WTIA and CIO Summit.

INFO

9408 226th PL NE
Redmond, WA 98053
T: (425) 985-6578
E: Peter@SimonsenFamily.com
L: LinkedIn Profile

EDUCATION

BA from Danish Gymnasium (college). Graduate from Højere Handelseksamen (Business School), Full term in the Danish Airforce.

EXPERIENCE

SKYTAP, SEATTLE 2017 TO Present
Director of Infrastructure and CorpIT. Asked to build an agile internal IaaS for rapid hardware provisioning across the platform services. Build a team for innvoation and management of physical networks, data center co-locations (12 global), server supplychain and associated quality assurance. Responsibilities including building an API layer for infrastructure manipulation, design and details transparency, production feedback, statistic modelling of hardware errors and the platform-wide capacity modelling. For CorpIT we grew the team from a single hero to a team of four with increasingly central support models.

LIMEADE, BELLEVUE 2015 TO 2017
Director of Security and Infrastructure. Build IT Organization for Security, SaaS Platform, and Corporate employee support. Solved complex business problems and led cloud adoption resulting in $500K annual savings (20% of development budget). Built Limeade’s 2016 highest rewarded team..

MICROSOFT, REDMOND 2001 TO 2015
Group Program Manager in MSCOM (DevDiv & MSIT), Office and MSIT. Directed a variety of teams through technology shifts with a focus on online services and secure delivery methods. Director for Microsoft Global Network Tier-3, Global Backup, Live Meeting acquisition and transition, MSDN in-app online delivery, Microsoft.com website, Download Center delivery, Sales and Marketing delivery solutions.

IMANDI / RENDITION, REDMOND 2000 TO 2001
Director of IT. Build IT team that delivered trustworthy and reliable online services during 250% customer increase and 2x company growth over a 6-month period. Implemented PeopleSoft for merchant tracking and Talisma for CRM. Established procedures for growth, scalability and IT Operation.

AMAZON.COM, SEATTLE 1998 TO 2000
Availability manager for the website and e-commerce delivery systems. Managed the availability team and introduced metrics, support processes and methodologies based on ITIL best practices resulting in an improved SLA from 88% to 99.999% over the first nine months.

MCKINSEY & COMPANY, EUROPE & NY 1987 TO 1998
Senior IT Manager for Scandinavia, US East Coast and advisor for global infrastructures incl. network, IAM, telephony, email, collaboration tools, and ERP systems. Build Scandinavian IT Support structure and helped European office achive similar success.

CERTIFICATIONS
CISSP in progress, ITIL ver. 2 and 3 Master
Six Sigma Black Belt, SCRUM Master
Cisco CCNE, Microsoft MCSE, Novell CNE