Stephen Pannell - Experienced IT Operations, Service Delivery, Project and Man Manager

Owner at Net Safe Limited



Current location


Work category

IT and Technology



Very experienced IT Operations, Service Delivery, Project and Man Manager with over 22 years IT experience.

Stephen Pannell's Professional Experience

2003 - Present

Net Safe Limited - Owner

This is my own company that I use for contracting assignments. We also sell all hardware and software, with installation services.
Specialists in avast! antivirus software.

2010 - 2011

Aviva Europe - Consultant

• Worked on the business side as part of a small Pan-European team to establishment a European Shared Service Centre for business processes across 5 countries.
• This included the compilation and analysis of all business processes, procedures and the IT systems used in Ireland. This was then used to provide a service cost analysis.
• Then analysed these processes with the 4 other European countries in order to establish the mother and various other processes for use in the ESSC.

Key Skills
Business Analyst business process European Team IT Systems
2010 - 2010

Bord na Mona - Deployment Manager

Project was to deploy new/refurbished desktops/laptops and other devices to over 500 users as part of a standardisation project to upgrade and deploy new, upgraded and existing software on Novell ZenApps and Windows.
Analysed overall costs then reconfigured requirements and subsequently reduced budget requirements.
Led in technological issues that arose as part of deployment.
Created and/or updated ITIL Service Delivery Management documentation of new environment.

Key Skills
deployment ITIL Novell technology
2008 - 2010

Various Companies - Consultant/Project Manager

During this period worked on numerous projects for various companies.
This has included working as a break-fix engineer, network installation, cable management, through to project management. It has also included various e-commerce based solutions for B2B and B2C environments.

Key Skills
B2B Engineer network Project Management
2008 - 2008

Department Of Justice, Equality & Law Reform - ITIL Consultant

Multi-site management of software and network projects on Windows and Citrix XenApp/Server platforms.
Reviewed and upgraded security management software and processes.

Key Skills
Citrix Management security Windows
2007 - 2008

Wembar Company Limited - Head of IT

Initially tasked with preparing the company for rapid expansion from 18 to 45 stores in a period of 18 months.
Provided support to back office and stores for all aspects of Technology including telephony, email, accounting, payroll, dispensary and EPOS systems.
Assisted store operations and finance in managing expected stores and overall margins.
Full budget responsibility and management of 2 members of staff.
Data Controller in respect of patient/client information.
Worked with other businesses owned by Wembar in respect of IT and Internet strategy.
Wrote Operations Manual covering IT systems, processes and store operations.
Wrote and arranged bespoke EPOS and Operations training.
Project Managed implementation of VPN using Sonicwall and centralised Global Management System.
Implemented procedures for ITIL IT Service Management.
Project for full stock count of automated EPOS system.
Tracked and implemented improvements to supply chain.
Created custom routines to extract EPOS information to report on:
advanced financial information on margin analysis,
Budget and P&L on individual store and group basis,
ROI information on individual and group lines for buyer analysis.

Key Skills
EPOS Payroll retail
2006 - 2007

Royal Bank Of Scotland - Integration Project Manager

Worked on the Ulster Integration Programme to discover, document and arrange remote engineering of all retained applications within Ulster Bank to a standardised XP Desktop within RBSG.
Worked on applications from all business areas including Wealth Management, Corporate Banking, Regulatory Reporting and Finance.
Used centralised RBSG change management, release management and project management systems.
Arranged and conducted discovery, engineering and UAT of applications within relevant business and technical areas.
Represented team on various strategic and project meetings.
Managed timescales of arranging applications being engineered by remote engineers.
Collated costs for budgetary reporting.
All procedures and processes updated to ITIL standard.
2 other Projects Managers reported to me and I reported to the overall Integration Programme Manager.
Troubleshooting Ulster Bank production applications in conjunction with incident management, various business areas and relevant technical and development areas.
Re-engineered various business and IT processes to conform to new standards.
Specified and arranged relevant security of applications and data.
Represented RBSG Integration Project Management on various Ulster Bank Strategic Management groups.
Application deployment in conjunction with Release Management.
On-site expert in Ulster Bank for all RBSG processes, procedures and issues.
Technology lead for Ulster Bank applications on RBSG Project, Change, Release and Incident Management

Key Skills
data engineering engineers ITIL Project Management Regulatory standardised
2005 - 2006

P.J. Hegarty & Sons - Head of IT

Provided cover for the incumbent whilst he project managed an ERP rollout. Reported to Financial Director
Provided support for over 400 users across 40 plus sites
Managed installation and support of IT services to sites (Desktop/Server/Citrix).
Rolled out numerous hardware and software solutions as part of on-going technology refresh programme.
Installed and upgraded Servers as required.
Re-configured Cisco equipment to ensure LAN/WAN stability and resilience.
Installed and configured new Firewalls, web filtering and email filtering software.
Specified and recommending new systems, software applications and third party suppliers.
Fully responsible for budget and P&L of IT. This is because IT was charged as a service to individual construction sites as part of overall construction project management.
Fully managed 3 members of staff including daily/weekly goals, performance appraisal and KPI’s.
Set up SLA in relation to services and KPI in relation to staff.
Specified required IT services in relation to tender submission and RFP on construction projects.
Completed stalled projects of NT4 to W2003 domain and Exchange 5.5 to Exchange 2003 upgrades.
Created Service Delivery manual in relation to IT, its services and SLA’s to business.
Detailed and agreed procurement and support with third party vendors.
Re-engineered business and IT processes in relation to new ERP roll-out.
Reviewed and updated network security and associated audit.

Key Skills
Citrix ERP solution
2001 - 2005

Various Companies - Consultant/Project Manager

Worked on numerous projects for various companies.

Key Skills
project manager
2001 - 2001

Equant Network Services - Configuration Manager

Wrote and standardised all documentation for IT and business processes for worldwide billing procedures.
Ran various procedures using non-standard and specialised software.
Updated information mining on UNIX, SQL, Sybase, Crystal Reports, Gold and VBA.
Re-engineered IT processes as required to conform to changing requirements.

Key Skills
Billing Reports SQL sybase Unix VBA
1998 - 2001

RSA Insurance Group - Implementation Manager

Multiple tasks including year-long technology refresh programme.

1998 - 1998

Ulster Bank - Systems Administrator

Provided 1st and 2nd Level Helpdesk Support.

Key Skills
helpdesk support
1998 - 1998

IBM Global Services - ìSeries Software Engineer

Undertook the upgrade of the OS on 64 iSeries mid-range machines for the largest indigenous Irish retail chain.
Included the analysing, enhancing and resolving of any hardware, software or network configurations.

Key Skills
1991 - 1998

Whistondale & Partners Ltd - Head of IT

Head of IT for multiple companies.

Stephen Pannell's Education and Qualifications


Masters/PostGrad - Science of Management

National College Of Ireland


second level/high school education -

William Parker School

Stephen Pannell's Additional Information


Family man which means the wife and kids come first after work. I enjoy motoring and gardening.