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Gordon Wheeler

Phone: 0203 287 6481
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An experienced customer-centric communicator with pre-sales, bid management and project management expertise within the telecommunications and data communications sector. Develops and maintains strong relationships within the business and with customers. As an enabler willing to adopt a hands-on approach is able to facilitate communications across a variety of stakeholders. In cross-functional environments, acts as the interface between the business and the sales teams. Commercially aware with experience of a wide range of technologies and is strongest proposing technical solutions to deliver demonstrable business benefits through a creative yet pragmatic approach that provides realistic alternative solutions.

Education

Brunel University

BSc (Hons) Mobile Phone Technology and Computing 2006

John Moores University

HNC Electronics and Telecoms Engineering 1985

Skills

Office skills

Technical presentations, requirement capture, tender response creation, cross functional communication and co-ordination

Computer skills

Microsoft Office Suite (Including Project and InfoPath), Linux and MS Windows

Technical Experience

TETRA Digital Radio Voice Switching PDH Networks SDH/DWDM Networks Networking (Ethernet etc) Databases
  • Mobile Networks
  • Wireless Networks
  • Web Services
  • XML
  • Client/Server Architecture
  • SOA
  • Experience

    SepuraBid Manager - 2007-2008

    • Created bid response packages for distributors and end users around the world
    • Briefed all stakeholders and management on strategic, commercial and technical aspects of the tender supporting decision making.
    • Implemented a "bid wiki" to store technical data and boilerplate text, improving efficiency and quality of response.
    • Project management of multiple bids from conception to completion.

    Brunel UniversityStudent - 2002-2006

    • Awarded a BSc (Hons) in Mobile Phone Technology and Computing.
    • Course covered technical aspects of both wired and wireless networks, programming (J2ME), web technologies (Web Services, SOA, JSP, XML) and data bases (MySQL and Oracle).

    Avco SystemsBusiness Development Manager - 2004-2006

    A placement role as part of degree course, continued on a part time basis during final year of study.
    • Drove new product ideas from idea to working proof of concept models.
    • Instigated a change in the company culture to a more commercially aware business outlook.
    • Identified opportunities for developing "one-off" software into an "off the shelf" product, increasing revenues by 20% and customer base by 30%.
    • Responsible for all aspects of a new data transfer product, including feature set,managing development cycle, marketing, sales and delivery.
    • Developed new packaging and a range of collateral to improve corporate image.

    Early Roles Variety of National and International Telco Organisations

    • Improved cross-functional communication and co-ordination and drove development of new company-wide standards for full project life-cycle management on all internal projects.
    • Successfully managed an external consultant and training provider to develop and deliver a suite of six courses, for 200 people, on various aspects of project management.
    • Established a new pre-sales department during a period of rapid growth and culture change within the company.
    • Delivered on-site product demonstrations to customers and facilitated workshops for potential customers as well as technical presentations to decision makers and Board members.
    Hobbies
    All aspects of technology, currently focusing on mobile, location based services and impacts of social networking. Photography and Hot Air Ballooning (qualified balloon pilot)
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    References
    Available on request