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Career Summary

Paul started working in Networking after a 4-year degree course in computing science. Working for a number of manufacturers and systems integrators gave exposure to a wide range of telecommunications scenarios.  An 8-year career in Cisco Systems saw the now-giant company grow its’ range of products from five to over twenty thousand.  Paul worked in the Enterprise Channel Systems Engineering team for 4 years and the latter 4 years spent in Service Provider Consulting. Paul gained the respected “CCIE” accreditation in 1996 and has re-certified every 2 years, to demonstrate the depth of his technical knowledge which covers many areas from MPLS to Security.

Paul has exceptional presentation, customer engagement and motivational skills.  Providing technical leadership to the engineering team as well as providing high-level customer contact with numerous UK and European Network Service Providers and large Enterprises, including public sector.

  • Specialist in large-scale IP routing (BGP, ISIS), Dial Access, xDSL, ATM, VoIP, MPLS (VPN and TE), both practical implementation and design architecture.  Paul has written many Cisco internal white papers and design studies on MPLS implementations.
  • Worked with major UK Service Providers on Next Generation Network architectures, covering Metro Ethernet, Triple Play broadband, QoS, Traffic Engineering, LDP Interworking with legacy MPLS/VPNs
  • Broad-based technical experience covering Design and Implementation of both Enterprise and Service Provider networking solutions: Campus LAN switching, ATM, Frame Relay, PoP design, Large-scale MPLS designs, Packet over SDH, DPT/SRP, QoS, Congestion Management, Traffic Shaping, IPSec and IPv6.
  • Excellent presentation and interpersonal skills, extensive large audience presentations including Cisco Networkers user forum (annual 300+ attendees), Cisco MPLS Deployment Forum (180 attendees); presenting at senior level within multi-national carriers such as Cable & Wireless, Energis, GTS/Ebone.  Paul was a popular speaker at the Cisco UK Executive Briefing Centre on MPLS and QoS.
  • Prioritising appropriate resources under pressure, scheduling projects and bid documents to deadlines.
  • Enthusiasm and knowledge consistently inspires customer confidence in company solutions and capabilities.

Professional Training / Technical Accreditations

  • CCIE gained 29 August 1996, recertified 1999, 2001 &  2003.
  • Presented at Cisco Networkers ’99, ’00, ‘01 and was scheduled to present at Networkers 2002.
  • Presented to Cisco MPLS Deployment Forum 2001 and 2002.
  • Qualified “Cisco Wireless LAN Field Engineer” Feb 2003
Technical knowledge of a wide variety of subjects, including:

Core Technologies:


Access Technologies:

DSL, Cable, ISDN, Dial, PPPoE, IPSec


PPPoE, PPPoA, Multilink PPP bundling, L2TP aggregation, MPLS/VPN (RFC2547bis), IPSec, Multicast VPN

Content and Security:

Firewalling, Cisco IOS™ Firewall, Content Switching, Cacheing

LAN & WAN Technologies:

Gigabit/Fast/Ethernet, Wireless 802.11 suite, 802.1p/Q, VLANs, 802.1d/S/w, Token Ring, FDDI, PoS, SDH/PDH, Coarse & Dense WDM, Frame Relay, ATM, PPP, X.25

Voice Technologies:

Q.SIG, Q.931, CAS, Codecs, Cisco IPT (CallManager) and Mitel IPT (MN3300), E&M, POTS, TDM, C7 Signalling


EtherChannel, Spanning Tree, Fast Spanning Tree, 10GE, Hierarchical design, Layer 3 designs, HSRP/VRRP, Uplink Fast, Backbone Fast, Multicast, IGMP


Storage Architectures, Fibre Channel design, iSCSI, FCIP





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