Martha Van Orshoven

Technical Project Manager

PMP #326898

CISSP #106392

(925) 212-9309


Technical Project Manager - I have been in the technical security industry for over ten years: as an engineer, technical trainer and project manager. My strength is that I can join fast-paced projects with minimal direction and provide strucure within a 'big picture' view.


Cross functional Projects

Delivered complex cross functional projects including secure network implementation for Fortune 500 companies.


I have functioned as a network engineer, quality assurance engineer and technical trainer. My experiences at most stages of the product development process enable me to develop project plans that are realistic and accurate.

Project Direction

Drive alignment between key global constituents including: product management, engineering development, global sales force and third party vendors. Often, individual groups are not aware of their impact on other groups in a project. I am able to troubleshoot communication breakdowns and streamline production.


  • MS Project
  • MS Office
  • Visio
  • HTML
  • CSS
  • PHP
  • MySQL -basic
  • JIRA
  • Microsoft Sharepoint


at&t Chief Security Office

Technical Project Manager


Engaged lead engineers to define and utilize a systematic process that became part of the team culture for the Managed Services Suite.
Created a standard documentation repository using a wiki format.
Delivered a web enabled tracking system for all projects.

Current Project

August 2010

Implementation of managed security services for Fortune 500 company
Liase with multiple internal groups to bring project back on track. Current project has over seven project managers and I initiated communication between the different project managers and engineering branches of the project to eliminate duplication of effort, time and cost.

Project management for rollout of network upgrade for $7.5 M contract.


Crafted a comprehensive project plan that included deliverables across a diverse organization for all stages of the product/development/delivery cycle.
Equipment included: Cisco screening routers, Cisco switches, Blue Coat reporting servers, Blue Coat Proxy devices, Alteon Switches, Baytech switches, Nokia Firewalls.

Team lead to secure real time network updates and design changes introducted regularly to change control.

Project management for a new security service.


Communication and alignment across multiple globally dispersed engineering teams, product management, engineering management, third party vendors, international sales team, and technical support. Deliverables included project plans and weekly status reports to upper management.

Systems Architect

Prior 2007

Technical service planning for managed security services.

  • Project management from concept and design to hardware vendor selection
  • Product deployment
  • Network monitoring development
  • Out of band management design
  • Customers' migration enablement and life cycle activity
  • Defined process and systems architecture with AT&T Managed Hosting group to consolidate the Hosting and Secure Services offerings resulting in expense reduction of $1 M annually.

Documentation and Training

Prior 2007

Developed and delivered a provisioning tool for AT&T's Secure Services product line with a team of engineers for AT&T Labs Managed Security.
Defined initial provisioning process for a Network Based Firewall.

  • Created Requirements and Design documents for provisioning tool.
  • Created provisioning tool training materials for customers and engineers.
  • Consolidated efforts on design, development and maintenance of new and emerging services resulting in 20% savings in engineering resources.
  • Produced internal and external sales collateral for new service offerings.
  • Made code modifications for trend monitoring of all devices on AT&T’s Secure Network Based Firewall.
  • Defined and implemented knowledge base for all documentation created by development team for Network Based Firewall, saving time and reducing duplication of effort by the engineering teams. Estimated savings of $375,000/year.

Pilot Network Services, Inc.

Alameda, California (A Secure Internet Services Provider)

Technical Course Developer/ Software and Network Engineer/Project Manager


Involved in cradle to grave delivery of secure services for a leading secure internet services provider. Initial responsibilities included documentation and training curriculum development and proceeded to include network engineering and software development assignments.

  • Project Manager on comprehensive physical inventory of the global enterprise. Coordinated across upper management, engineering teams and support staff to accomplish this task.
  • Created and delivered offsite training for Pre-Sales Engineers. Topics covered included: IP Subnetting, Routing Principles, Code Review and Design.
  • Provided technical sales support to define services and document process.
  • Created, implemented, and directed internship program, saving the company 40 thousand dollars by recruiting new talent directly from local colleges and universities.
  • Wrote test plans and executed white and black-box testing of software developed in-house. (UNIX and NT operating systems, including proprietary encrypted document transfer and server synchronization program, automated notification and reporting software and internal licensing software.)
  • Software development to create and implement a database that would track all IP addresses, machine locations, wiring and network connections throughout the global Pilot Network Services WAN.
  • Performed router hardware migrations, upgrades and replacement.

Large Accounting and Law firm experience

Accounting & Technical Suppport

1987 – 1998

Held positions at Morgan Stanley, Littler Mendelson and other firms in accounting and technical support roles.


Volunteer work with at risk girls with Girls, Inc. for the past four years.

Website in progress: ourverdantgarden


San Francisco State University, San Francisco, CA

Bachelor of Finance

Martha Van Orshoven — — (925) - 212-9309