Ph.D., Th.D. D.Min., M.Div, MAS, CISSP, PCC, CBAP, CCIM, RPA, ACP, CSP, CSM, PMP, ITIL, Six Sigma Black Belt, LEED Green Associate
Strategic Technical Business Advisor and Military Veteran that is Top-Secret clearable with proven expertise in the United States Air Force and civilian sector. Accomplished measurable results while leading teams of over 800 in a dynamic, fast-paced environment worldwide. Possess a comprehensive background in Engineering, Program Management, Business Strategy, Cybersecurity, Scrum/Agile, DevOps, Procurement, Quality Management, and Resource Management derived from conducting domestic and global operations. Managed risks upon multiple lines to protect assets, property, and equipment valued over $150M while meeting the expectations of Executive leadership. Demonstrated proficiency in Financial Acumen, Continuous Process Improvement, Strategic Thinking, and Relationship Management. Numerous awards for exemplary performance. Career supported by vast military certifications, experience and a Doctor of Philosophy in Business Administration and Management. Expertise includes:
I am my clients' technology coordinator, advising or overseeing their entire technology operation and overhauling their systems for ever-increasing scale, maximum profits, and minimal losses. Many business owners who go from startups to small to medium-sized businesses are frustrated at the increasing complexity of technology and uncontrollable maintenance and upgrade costs. They see other competitors growing but do not know where to start tackling their scaling needs. I made it my goal to help small and medium-sized business owners and leaders of non-profit and government organizations driven to grow their businesses and organizations to handle their technology successfully.
Serving as the chief IT executive directing business strategy for a $1.5B wholesale national grocery chain, providing vision and oversight for the technical needs of 70+ stores and 10+ warehouses across the US. Developed the strategic IT growth plan, established the vision and implemented employee training to focus on the customer and continual improvement for scalability. Established security and operational standards aligning the IT organization with business needs ensuring the highest business value through agile product development, outstanding efficiency and security through infrastructure, completion of key enterprise projects through project management and business analysis, and ensuring highest employee satisfaction and excellence in business operations through IT support. Spearheaded an emergency IT security plan to handle defenses against ransomware threats, support personnel, and develop new products aligned with the organization’s security needs. Initiated digital transformation allowing employee effectiveness amid the pandemic.
Successfully created an information technology, infrastructure, cybersecurity, marketing and web advisory organization, specializing in robotic process automation, machine learning, artificial intelligence, big data and business applications.
Focusing on cash flow and capital growth, we work with like-minded investors to venture into purchases of Real Estate and businesses around the world. We focus on properties of community (where people can gather) such as: Hotels/Motels, Conference Centers, Stadiums, Restaurants, and Bakeries/Coffee Shops.
Served as the Chief Advisor and Consultant to the SVP of Information Technology representing Global IT through full acquisition lifecycle from diligence to completion of integration. Established organization and structure to initiate and integrate or disseminate business processes, systems, and infrastructure of internationally acquired/divested companies. Brokered coordination, negotiation, and partnership with external businesses including Sales, Marketing, Finance, Digital Commerce, Web, Product Development, Support, Partners, Communities, Human Resources, Professional Services, Vendor Management, Procurement, Education, and Legal to make business decisions, identify scope, define timelines and secure necessary resources for successful integration. Directed end-to-end decisions, management, and integration of technical system architectures, business process flows, and IT-specific infrastructure such as Network, Email, Cybersecurity, Content Management and Collaboration tools across the globe.
Provided technical and programmatic leadership for Radar Systems Division by directing engineering functions and guiding manufacturing/production, procurement, and contracts support functions to satisfy customer requirements. Oversaw and ensured results for engineering proposals, initiation, execution, and completion of projects, meeting cost, schedule, and performance constraints for company’s major product line: APS-143C(V)3/Ocean Eye radar system.
Directed major engineering programs providing Electronic Defense systems for USAF / Navy customers’ aircraft. Drove cost, schedule and technical performance particularly for AN/ALQ-172 Countermeasures System.
Managed engineering projects ($60M+) providing cooling systems for Boeing 787 aircraft. Led teams of 60 people in matrix engineering/manufacturing organization. Developed and executed quality and manufacturing process improvement initiatives, including revamping engineering processes. Coordinated with contractors to meet customer requirements; wrote statement of work and managed contracts of outsourced work.
Equipped Special Forces of United States Air Force (USAF) with Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) for unique, covert missions as the operational acquisition/testing program manager. Researched payloads, particularly in optical and infrared cameras. Assisted test team to write safety assessment reports and determine reliability and maintainability of aircraft; performed system hazard analyses, failure mode effects and criticality analyses in accordance with MIL-STD-882.
Led software development in team of 4 in early development of online Point of Sale (POS) systems for the Internet and remote store chains. Programmed in Visual Basic and used Microsoft Access as database.
Desiring a passionate and life-giving generation of “young adults” (whom I have coined as ages roughly 18-40, critical years from college to years of career development, relationships, marriage and building a family), I have developed ministries and served as a pastor to help them to aim for a trajectory in life that impacts communities and people. Key ministries have been GPS4Jesus and To One Another Ministries whose archives are captured @ www.to1another.com. To understand rationale for importance of “Young Adults”, see “Sang’s Appeal About To One Another Ministries” in the same link. The ministries continue under Prayer Tents today. I continue to provide personal coaching, counseling, speak to audiences, and welcome people into my home. My ultimate pursuit is to enable people of this generation to be an influence by the way they live.
Designations and Certifications
|Certified Property Manager (CPM) (Institute of Real Estate Management)||2021|
|Certified Genos International Emotional Intelligence Practitioner (Genos International)||2021|
|Certified Business Analysis Professional (CBAP) (International Institute of Business Analysis)||2019|
|LEED Green Associate (US Green Building Council)||2019|
|Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) (International Information System Security Certification Consortium (ISC)²)||2019|
|Professional Certified Coach (PCC) (International Coach Federation (ICF))||2019|
|Certified Executive Coach (Center for Executive Coaching)||2018|
|Leadership Development Program (LDP), training provided for exceptional leaders within CA Technologies||2016|
|Certified Commercial Institute Member (CCIM) (License #09075629, CCIM Institute)||2015|
|Real Property Administrator (RPA) (BOMI International)||2015|
|Dale Carnegie Course – Leadership Training for Managers|
Voted by other managers as most passionate, best communicator, and person they would like to work for
|PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (ACP) (License #1728259, Project Management Institute)||2014|
|Certified Scrum Professional (CSP) and Certified Scrum Master (CSM) (Scrum Alliance)||2014|
|Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL) Foundation (AXELOS)||2014|
|President, ITT Exelis Toastmasters (Club Number: 5973, District 83, Area H83)||2009|
|Project Management Professional (PMP) (License #454174, Project Management Institute)||2007|
|Six Sigma Black Belt (License #20070314, Six Sigma)||2007|
|Defense Program Manager Level 1 (Defense Acquisition University)||2004|
2022 - Predictive Index Report for Dr. Sang Sur (July 2022) (PDF)
Independent, Reserved, Steady, and Flexible.
2019 - Myers Briggs Type Indicator Report for Dr. Sang Sur (March 2019) (PDF)
2019 - iStrong Report for Dr. Sang Sur (March 2019) (PDF)
2018 - Profile XT for Dr. Sang Sur (May 2018) (PDF)
Thinking Style - >95 percentile, exceptionally able to process information. Adaptable and highly analytical problem solver; communicative and adept in decision-making
Behavioral Traits - Leads and speaks where necessary; responsible and productive even under pressure; independent thinker that does not follow blindly; Discerns well despite lacking information balancing logic and experiences; facilitates, listens, and confronts with concern for others; self-sufficient to produce results with minimal guidance often seeking better ways of doing things
Interests - Result-oriented entrepreneur - top three: Enterprising, Mechanical, and People
Neethling Brain Instruments Results for Dr. Sang Sur (March 2016) (PDF)
Big-picture, future-oriented, and strategic visionary that challenges status quo constantly looking for alternatives and hidden possibilities. Sang takes initiatives accepting risks by experimenting with new concepts and ideas to come up with something new. He enjoys diversity and flexibility, and thrives in frequently changing environment that brings constant challenge and surprise. His communication style tends to be informal and friendly, making use of body language, stories and imagery.
CA Acquisitions Playbook (2015)
I drafted this document to unify the acquisition team. Due to newer members and slowdown of acquisitions for several years, the team faced difficulties executing acquisitions. Within months into my role, with intent to standardize, so that process may begin to be improved, this document was drafted and sent to all functions for collaboration and improvement. As a result, standardization took place and communications between functions were greatly improved. Execution of acquisition diligence and integration, along with continued communication to leadership were also improved.
Lessons Learned Report for Eurocopter Brazil (2013)
This document is an example of how Excellence in Engineering Leadership can benefit your company:
Full report available upon request.
Sang's Personality Traits - Workplace Big Five (2012) (PDF)
Resilient: Calm and analytical even under pressure - optimistic, rapidly rebounds from stress and conflicts
Extravert: Team-builder, motivator, leader - takes charge, directly involved, is passionate
Explorer: Strategic thinker - highly creative, welcomes complexity, maintains big picture
Challenger: Independent thinker - internally driven, challenges mediocrity
Focused: Driven - disciplined and dependable, has high concentration, is highly methodical
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