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Ali Bassir

Ali Bassir

Consultant - Managing Director

VentureChoice

Palos Verdes, CA

Managing Director

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VentureChoice

Consultant - Managing Director

Assist VentureChoice to provide a wide range of professional services fo Private Equity Investors, Venture Capital Groups, Companies engaged in acquisitions and Start-ups. Assist in Negotiation and Setups for Bandwidth, Voice, Datacenter and Cloud.

Career medium 04
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3GC Group

Consultant - Vice President of Operations

Responsible for all operation related activities for a Value Added Reseller VoIP and IP Telephony platforms, Fixed Mobile Convergence and Mobile Unified Communications, Networking: LAN advanced layered applications, WAN infrastructure and networking, LAN architecture/design, IP Video, IP Collaboration, Network Security: VPN, VLAN configurations, Intrusion protection and detection, Vulnerability assessments, forensics, remediation, & proactive monitoring. Managed relationship with Shoretel, Juniper, F5, Zenrprise, Comdasys, Esna, Aruba and LifeSize..
Responsible for telecom partner selections, and negotiation of contracts to maintain and enhance company’s product lines.

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j2 Global Communications (eFax)

Vendor Relationship Manager

Establish high-level relationships with carriers worldwide. Manage relationships to increase efficiency, lower costs, and to optimize the networks. Prepare and manage annual budgets for projects, capital and expense items. Establish and actively participate in change control and production control processes. Manage Telecom Vendor performance, DID capacity & risk mitigation measures. Responsible for Identification of telecom partners and negotiation of contracts to maintain and enhance companies Telecom Assets.

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Kaiser Permanente

Consultant Contractor

Responsible for a $100M Data and Voice project RFP analysis.
Oversee Telecom Management System End-User portal roll out for billing, new orders, billing audit, and inventory to ensure orders are processed timely and fulfilled by our vendors quickly and accurately.
Also to ensure SOX Compliance rules are followed.

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Starfone.net / RB Communications, Inc.

Director of Operations

Director of Operations & Product Development
Responsible for all operating functions for this international long-distance service provider with six direct reports and a staff of 25.
• Migrated telecom services to VOIP to access best available services at best cost.
• Consolidated call centers in US and Middle East to a single domestic call center in Long Beach, while maintaining high quality services.
• Developed new product offerings and initiated multi-channel advertising programs to gain market share.
• Project managed development and deployment of new company website to enable easy customer access.

Career medium 06
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Career medium 02

Ask.com

Telecom Manager

Responsible for management of voice and data networks, contracting with telecom suppliers and transitioning systems to VOIP networks for this highly diversified and decentralized company, including integration of several disparate telephone and data networks.
• Consulted with business, information technology, and security team leaders to determine telecommunication requirements.
• Renegotiated bandwidth and maintenance contracts, achieving 25% reduction in annual costs.
• Documented and negotiated service level agreements for all circuits, PBXs, server and other network and telecommunication equipment to meet company’s business needs.
• Led deployment of VPN, RIM Blackberry, EVDO, VoIP, and Wifi services.
• Drove RFP process to provide increased bandwidth, resulting in diversity, redundancy and better pricing points with AT&T, Verizon, XO, WBS, Level3, Abovenet, TimeWarner, NTT, & Qwest
• Provided telecom support for design and construction of new corporate data center in Washington State, meeting all project schedules and goals.
• Started RFP process for VOIP with Cisco, Avaya, Nortel, Mitel, and PingTel

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INFINIX, Inc.

Product / Project Manager

Responsible for implementation of new client networks, vendor management and negotiation, providing technical support for pre- and post- sales, client relationship management, and coordination of deployment activities.
• Project managed design and deployment of Wi-Fi systems in client facilities.
• Project managed movement of data pipes.

Career medium 03
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Rhythms NetConnections

Product Manager / Sales Engineer

Provided pre-sales design and engineering support for assigned channel partners (i.e. Cisco) and direct customers (i.e. DirectTV).
• Assessed prospective customers’ technical and application environments and developed network solutions. Provided post-sales engineering and account maintenance support
• Provided overall consulting and project management for customer network rollouts.
Product Manager / Sales Engineer, Marina Del Rey & Torrance, CA
• Interfaced with engineering, marketing, support and product teams to define product definitions and requirements.
• Defined market trend analysis, competitive analysis, customer demand and technology trends.
• Assisted in deployment of products (IP, ATM, Frame Relay, DSL, MPLS VPN, Dial), & Applications (Web Hosting, Dedicated Hosting, ASP), & storage.
• Provided communications, design, consulting, integration and training support.

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MCI

Technical Service Manager

Technical Service Manager /Technical Consultant
Responsible for the overall management and maintenance of the networks/services provided to the customer in U.S., Europe and Pacific Rim.
Matrix manages MCI WorldCom Internal groups and takes the escalations for any management issues that they have with Sun. Project Managed the implementation of ATM network for SUN Microsystems in Europe with more than ninety customer locations utilizing Cisco routers.
Project Managed the implementation of a Frame Relay network between SUN Microsystems and more than forty their trading partners in Europe utilizing Cisco Routers.
Project Managed the implementation of a private IP network for SUN Microsystems
in USA and Canada with more than ninety customer locations utilizing Bay Networks routers and Newbridge equipment. Responsible for managing the service management teams on the account team.
Pre and Post Sale technical support for Global Account Mangers.
POC for Sun Europe for all escalations (install or maintenance).

Project Coordinator - Los Angeles, CA
Responsible for overseeing the implementation of large, complex technical orders, Frame Relay, ATM, and Internet. Attended meeting with customers, vendors, and account teams to prepare and deliver customer plans in a timely manner.
Coordinated all activities to ensure all organizations complete their respective
tasks. Escalated as required to meet customer deadlines. Attended post-sale meeting with customers to review customer concerns and
future Requirements.

Telecommunications Specialist II - Sherman Oaks, CA
Completed all SHO Switch activities, and provide a written status to Management. Tracked and updated Sherman Oaks switch trouble tickets to ensure that problems are isolated, resolved, and documented in a timely manner. Assisted sales force to retain and assist problem customers.
Responsible for proactive detection of any customer impacting problems prior to Customer reporting the problem.

Career medium 05
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California State University-Long Beach

EE and Economics