Carl Willis-Ford

Senior Principle
CARL D. WILLIS-FORD 10118 Erin Court, Manassas, VA 20110 571-217-8583 (cell) PERSONAL QUALITIES • Strong technical leader with extensive successful record of accomplishment throughout my 35-year career in the US Navy, the Federal government, and as an IT services contractor. Known for successfully achieving team goals in project execution and business proposal environments. Significant experience taking government requirements and leading teams to respond with technical solutions. o Led or supported technical solutions across the spectrum, including Service Desk, Infrastructure O&M (network, database, desktop support, NOC), Agile software development/O&M, Enterprise Data Management, Cybersecurity policy/training/operations, Cloud-based systems, High Performance Computing, and complex contract transitions. • Dynamic problem solver with the ability to analyze and evaluate situations and then propose, plan, and execute corrective actions to get projects back on schedule, providing technical execution oversight, process improvement guidance, and personnel management expertise. • Superior interpersonal skills exercised in one-on-one mentoring, small group presentations, motivating undergraduate university classes, interacting with executive management, or collaborating with peers. • Excellent communicator in all aspects, whether delivering conference presentations, informal ‘lunch and learn’ sessions; executive briefings; or as adjunct faculty teaching undergraduate classroom courses. EDUCATION Doctorate in Information Assurance: University of Fairfax, Roanoke, VA (expected graduation 2018) M.S., Technology Management: George Mason University, Fairfax, VA, 2008 M.S., Network Security: Capitol College, Laurel, Maryland, 2006 (with honors) B.S., Computer Science: Chapman University, Orange, California, 1993 CERTIFICATIONS Social Media Security Professional, 2014 Certificate of Cloud Security Knowledge, Cloud Security Alliance, 2013 CIO Certificate in Fe