Kelly Higgins – Vice President – Solutions Architecture

Cell · (404) 421-2543
Contact Email · kelly@tier4advisors.com
LinkedIn Profile · https://www.linkedin.com/in/kellyhiggins30/
Executive Summary
As an Information Technology executive, Kelly Higgins has over 25 years’ experience leading all facets of
technology and infrastructure operations. In his leadership roles, Kelly has delivered multimillion-dollar
technology changes, strategic data center migrations, designed and delivered multiple cloud connectivity
projects and has led global technology professionals in support of Fortune 1000 companies.CORE COMPETENCIES:

● Strategic Cloud Design and
Implementations
● Datacenter Infrastructure Strategy
and Design
● Business Continuity Planning
● Global Network Design and
Implementations

● Trusted Advisor
● Telecom/Connectivity
Assessments

Experience:
● VP Global Infrastructure for Travelport; responsible for strategic data center infrastructure, global
networks, colocation services, corporate technology and leadership of global professionals; led
mainframe, distributed systems, technical support, production operations, network, and 24/7 data
center operations; P&L responsibility for Travelport’s colocation and hosting business generating
over $5M annually
● Served Crawford & Company as manager – Data Center Operations, and BellSouth Corporation
(now AT&T) as manager – Network and Operations; developed IT budgets and projects from
$2-$125 Million in size; responsible for strategic data center infrastructure, global networks,
colocation services, corporate technology and leadership of global professionals
● Performed over 50 data center, infrastructure and cloud assessments, implementation and
expansion projects; including VMWare server virtualization, Outlook 365, Cisco UCS, cloud based
security monitoring, and BYOD infrastructure
● Negotiated over 75 datacenter, telecom and cloud vendor contracts

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