• Favad Qaisar

    CEO at Communication Square LLC

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    • 8 years of dedicated OCS \ Lync \ Skype for Business experience
    • Master's degree in Project Management
    • More than 100 successful Lync\Exchange Deployments & Migrations
    • Worked with Microsoft Learning Team in Redmond, USA

     

  • EXPERIENCE

     

    House of Lync

    Senior Unified Communications Engineer / Project Manager 

    Apr 2013 – Present

     

    • Communicating with business stake holders vertically and horizontally
    • Perform Network Readiness and Lync Deployment Validation as per Microsoft Best Practices
    • Deploy Lync 2013 in Highly Available Manner in Multiple Site Topology.
    • Create Project Plans and Scope of Work Documents

    Agile IT

    Unified Communications Engineer 

    Sep 2011 – Dec 2014

     

    • Planning and Designing the most appropriate solution for the customer.
    • Deploy and maintain Lync 2013 & Exchange 2013 in Highly Available/Load Balanced scenarios.
    • Troubleshoot Lync Connectivity and PSTN Voice QoS issues including Microsoft TMG.
    • Perform Netmon/WireShark Captures and Lync Sip Traces to troubleshoot the issues.
    • Integration with Exchange Online and Hybrid Deployments.

    Janalent

    Unified Communications Engineer 

    Sep 2012 – Nov 2013

     

    • Integrating Lync with Microsoft Certified Media Gateways
    • Setting up Office 365 in Standalone & Hyrbid environments
    • Lync and Exchange migration to On-Premise and Office 365.

    SAC International Steel, Inc.

    Lync Consultant 

    Oct 2012 – Oct 2013

     

    • Deploy Complete Network infrastructure
    • Setup and deploy Lync
    • Setting up PSTN Conferencing using Microsoft Certified Sip Gateways
    • Configure Exchange Online
    • Ensure Network and Server Security

    Techwirenews

    Technical Writer 

    Sep 2011 – Jul 2013

     

    • Write Technical overview of latest Unified Communication Offerings
    • Focusing on Microsoft Lync, Exchange & TMG
    • http://techwirenews.com/author/favad/

    Magnetism

    Server Administrator 

    Dec 2011 – Nov 2012

     

    • Deploy Complete Network infrastructure
    • Setup and deploy Lync
    • Configure Exchange Online
    • Ensure Network and Server Security

    MachSol

    Microsoft Services Engineer 

    Jan 2010 – Mar 2011

     

    • Setting up and configuring Active Directory, Domain Name Server & Certificate Authority
    • Installation and Configuration of OCS 2007 R2 and Exchange Server 2010 on hosted platforms.
    • Setting up and integrating PSTN Voice with OCS, including integration with Cisco Call Manager; thus providing a complete Unified Communications Experience.
    • Installation & Configuration of Sonic Hardware Firewall

  • MY MOTTO

    It’s kind of fun to do the impossible.

  • SKILLS

     

    Lync

    Microsoft Exchange

    MCITP

    Active Directory

    Firewalls

    Hyper-V

  • EDUCATION

     

    Center for Advanced Studies In Engineering (CASE)

    Master's degree Engineering/Industrial Management 2011 - 2013

     

     Research Paper: Risk Mitigation in Outsourced IT Projects
     Review Paper: SaaS: Software as a Service
     Research paper: How Decision Making Approach Varies Across Managerial Hierarchy in an Organization

    National University of Computer and Emerging Sciences

    Bachelor's degree Telecommunications Engineering 2005 - 2009

     

     Teacher’s Assistant Physics for Engineers 1 Fall 2006
     Teacher’s Assistant Circuit Analysis 2 Spring 2007
     Teacher’s Assistant Physics for Engineers 1 Fall 2007

    Activities: Debate Team, Event Management Team, LUMS Model United Nations Team, Chess Team

    Beaconhouse Margalla Insititute

    A-Levels Pre-Engineering 2003 - 2005

     

    Activities: Vice-Captain of School Soccer team in A-levels Second Year,
    Class Representative

    Beaconhouse Margalla Insititute

    O-Levels Pre-Engineering 2000 - 2003

     

    Describe your studies, involvements, and accomplishments at this school.

  • REFERENCES

     

    Sam Cavaliere

    Customer Driven Technology Sales Professional with SOLUTIONS, PRODUCT and SERVICES SALES Experience

    Favad is an extremely knowledgeable Lync resource that I had the honor of working with and having work for me. I could count on Favad to identify good recommendations, be accountable for deliverables and take ownership of issues. He could be counted on to the point that I would know that something would be done if Favad committed to it. If he couldn't do the task, he would let you know. That is all you can ask from someone. I hope I have the chance to work with Favad in the future.

    Brandy Jones

    Executive Assistant to CEO at Specialty Architectural & Lighting Firm

    Favad is a highly skilled IT professional, and I would use him again if an opportunity arises. He has good communication skills and was able to meet project timelines, for a good value.

    Mark Smith

    Microsoft Dynamics CRM Technical Specialist [MVP] [vTSP] [MCT] at SMS Management & Technology

    Favad worked for me when I had a requirement to implement Enterprise Microsoft Lync with full mobile video and PSTN/SIP connection. He handled the entire solution build including multiple servers, connection to SIP provider third party and Office 365. The results were fantastic, he is highly knowledgeable about Lync and what it takes to implement an enterprise solution. He is professional and communicates well through every step of the process. I can highly recommend him as a trustworthy, knowledgeable Lync Professional.

    Bryan Kuester

    President, Kuester Management Group

    Favad took over our Lync 2013 environment in mid 2013. During this time he has consistently demonstrated an outstanding job and a willingness to do "whatever it takes to get the job done" attitude. He posses a very high degree of troubleshooting in difficult/high-stress situations.

    I have worked with several IT contractors over the years but no one like Favad will "OWN" the work like he does.

    Japhet Martinez

    Owner, SunTek, Inc. Accounting & Virtualization Specialist

    Excellent knowledge of communications infrastructure put in place. Microsoft Lync / Microsoft Exchange / Microsoft SQL. Ability to troubleshoot / repair and correct issues dealing with our computer infrastructure needs. A++

    Fox Ma

    IT Supervisor at Palladium Energy

    Favad is an expert of UC solutions, who was helping me implement the UC project in 2012. He was involved in the whole lifecycle of my project, which including design, deployment, testing and troubleshooting.
    I am really thankful for Favad's dedication and hard work.

  • CONTACT ME! 

  • LET'S CHAT

    Phone

    Pakistan