My Career-Quest

Bob Barone... About Me




8000 Utopia Parkway,

Queens, NY11439


(718) 990-BobB (2622)



Creative, highly motivated, multi-degreed, multi-disciplined, P&L oriented, business/education professional with microcomputer, technical, business, analytical, operational and communicative skills.  Experienced in teaching, educational administration, general management, strategic planning, project management, consulting, operations, information and technology management.



ST. JOHN’S UNIVERSITY, Queens, NY                                    1997 to Present

Associate Dean/Director Strategic Planning & Budget          2010 to Present

Assistant Dean / Director Strategic Planning & Budget               2000 to 2010

I.T. Manager Professional Development Training Center           1997 to 2000

Reporting to the Dean of this 4000 plus student college, I manage and contribute to the development and maintenance of the strategic planning, budgeting and operational processes for the College of Professional Studies.  This includes collaborating with 9 division chairs to develop new programs and budgets, Capital appropriation proposals are also created and implementations are managed and supported. Participate on various college committees representing CPS… College Planning Committee, Dean’s Advisory Council, Dean’s Executive Committee, Industry Advisor’s Board, etc.  I have 2 direct report (Budget Coordinator and Internship Coordinator) in this position.  I also manage technology and facilities in this position.


Assistant Dean / Director TV and Media Center                          2003 to 2008

Concurrently with the position above, manage and contribute to the development of the TV Center.  Responsible for equipment budgeting, maintenance and repair and all TV Center operations.  Staff consists of a TV Center Manager, an engineer, two production assistants, and 25-30 student worker/crew members.  Weekly broadcasts are aired on Cablevision and Time-Warner Cable in New York.  Recruited TV Center Manager and transferred operational control.


I.T. Manager, Professional Development and Training Center   1997 to 2000

Managed and developed programs and facilities for the training and development of St. John’s faculty, staff and administration on the Queens and S.I. campuses.   Responsibilities included selection, acquisition and implementation of technology focused on microcomputers with some telephony.  I also serve as an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Strategic Planning and Microcomputers for the College of Professional Studies, the Peter J. Tobin College of Business and Metropolitan College.  I also taught Computer Science and Strategic Planning as an Adjunct for NYIT’s graduate School of Business. In addition to the above I have performed special projects outside the scope of my responsibility.  These included investigation of the Oakdale campus acquisition, rehabilitation and installation of PC’s for St. John the Baptist Elementary School, grant preparation for the Inner City Games Program. I also served on several educational and technical committees.


In addition to the above, the following relationships are maintained:

Association of Information Technology Professionals (AITP-LI).. Board Member

Society of College and University Planners (SCUP)... Member and recipient of the SCUP Strategic Planning Certificate.

Ken Morrelly Applied Science and Homeland Security Center... Member of the Education Committee 


R.AUSTIN ASSOCIATES,  Plandome, NY                                      1994 – 1997

President /Educator/Consultant

Various project management and contract education engagements teaching, installing and supporting business information systems.  Engagements included teaching UNIX, Windows Operating Systems and Microsoft Office for various educational and training organizations including the New York Institute of Technology, The Global Knowledge Network, Computer City and Nobody Beats the Wiz.  I also provided personal computer contract education, PC coaching and business planning services directly to businesses and professionals.


SOMA TECHNOLOGIES INC.,  New York, NY                                 1989 - 1993

Partner/General Manager

Responsible for all microcomputer customer service and support operations, third party repair and equipment procurement functions and facilities (telecommunications and LANs) management for NYC metro area office serving Fortune 1000 financial community.  Key member of management team developing microcomputer/ LAN repair, service, education and support segments of the business.  Developed/implemented strategic plans.

EXEL SYSTEMS INC., Stamford, CT                                             1987 – 1988

VP Operations

Managed, relocated, and developed warehousing, distribution, MIS, facilities, customer service, repair, purchasing and administration for rapidly expanding, IBM PC dealer.  Responsible for acquisition and installation of telecommunications, MIS and security systems.  Developed strategic plan for venture capitalists.


·SAVIN CORPORATION,  Stamford, CT                                         1986 – 1987

VP Dealer Development

A short term staff position in a turnaround situation.  Reporting to the President, I was responsible for resolving customer service issues, performing special projects and providing interim management for 50 million-dollar north central region.  Developed strategic plan for business survival.


CONTEL EXECUTONE, Jericho, NY                                               1972 - 1986

14+ years in various VP positions helping to build the company from a 16 million dollar internal communications engineering and manufacturing firm into the interconnect  industry leading 286 million dollar nationwide telecommunications marketing and service leader. Company sold to GTE and today is part of Verizon Corporation.


As VP Strategic Planning, I was trained by the AMA and served as corporate representative to the Strategic Planning Institute (SPI).  Developed and implemented distributor and customer satisfaction strategies leading to the #1 interconnect industry position as reported in CMP’s Communications Week.  Participated on the Product Advisory Committee and the President’s Distributor Council.


As VP Mergers and Acquisitions/Distributor Consulting, I was responsible for business planning, development, and the service and support of Executone’s 126, independent, nationwide distributor network.  Managing a team of 9 consultants, I provided technical service, sales/marketing and administrative training and consulting services.  Distributor mergers and acquisitions and interim distributor change management were also key functions of this position.


As VP Administration I managed the human resource function for a 150-person corporate office environment along with a 200+ IUE organized manufacturing operation.  I also managed the 80-person order entry and shipping functions, an NCR based minicomputer operation, telecommunications, purchasing, and facilities.  Reduced order entry staff from 80 to approximately 40 through MIS and procedural enhancements in repair order processing.


PHELPS DODGE CORPORATION, Yonkers, NY                             1970 – 1972

Engineering Manager

Promoted from QC Manager, I managed the design, engineering and testing of communications cable for an IBEW organized, 150 person, 24/7 manufacturing operation.  Investigated and resolved Disney World telecommunications, lightening induced cable failures.


GRUMMAN AEROSPACE CORPORATION, Bethpage, NY              1965 – 1970

Subcontract Engineering Manager

Promoted from Design Engineer, managed the subcontracted design and development of various “crew-critical”, electro-mechanical-explosive stage separation system devices for Apollo’s Lunar Module.  Worked with several Astronauts including Jim Lovell, and received accolades and awards for outstanding designs and service.



Ed.D Educational Administration (Expected 2012)        -St. John’s University

PD – Professional Diploma (2007)                                 -St. John’s University

DPS – Finance and Organizational Behavior (ABD)            -PACE University

MBA – General Management                                         -Fordham University

MS Industrial Engineering Management                   -Long Island University

BS Electronics Technology                                  -NY Institute of Technology

    NYS Teaching Certificate – Business Computers:  complete except for exam and 125 hours student teaching

 Awarded Certificate in Strategic Planning by the SCUP (Society for College and University Planners) – 2007

   Awarded Certificate in Program and Grant Development by the ICI / Grant Institute - 2007


Adjunct Asst. Prof. Strategic Planning and Business Process-           NYIT Graduate School of Business and Tobin College of Business

Adjunct Asst. Prof. UNIX Operating System/DiscoverNY (DNY) -                                 College of Professional Studies/St. John's University