Philip Sherer

Program Executive
  • June 23, 2020


6111 Sequoia Lane | Douglasville, Georgia 30135

(732) 598-7749 |




Project Management | Program Design & Implementation


Results-driven, technically proficient leader with a stellar record of streamlining processes, identifying deficiencies, and implementing on-time corrective action. Capable of driving complex initiatives from inception to completion with expertise in leveraging hands-on experience, analytical data, and resources to deliver and implement innovative solutions. Logical troubleshooter with the ability to multitask and excel in demanding and fast-paced environments. Strong communicator, effective collaborator, and dynamic trainer with the ability to influence and motivate others to peak performance.


Reputation for integrity, reliability, and accountability with the attention to detail, initiative, and drive to produce results above and beyond what is expected. Core strengths include:


Ø Leadership & Team Building Ø Train Control Systems CBTC Ø Research & Data Analysis Ø Project Scope & Scheduling Ø Risk Assessment & Mitigation Ø Process Optimization Ø Fire/Life Safety & Security Systems and Protocols Ø Regulatory Compliance

Ø Budgeting & Cost Controls Ø Professional Presentations

Ø Training & Development Ø Railroad and Transit Communication and Life and Safety Systems Ø Cross-Functional Collaboration

Ø Fire Suppression Systems Ø Quality Control/Assurance

Ø Construction Services



Sherer Family Hardware, Inc.; Warrenton, GA   Operations Manager                                                                                   2017 to 2020

  • Perform all aspects of day-to-day business operations for a family owned and operated construction supply, fabrication, and repair shop inclusive of customer service, vendor/supplier relations, contract negotiations, sales, marketing, advertising, accounting, reporting, budgeting, Profit & L, planning & scheduling, and delivery of bill-of-materials to trade professionals at various construction and maintenance locations.
  • Review drawings and designs to determine best product options while also managing construction schedules.
  • Maximize sales and valuable relationships through tenacious follow up, product knowledge expertise, regular connection with clients, and customer referrals.


Kratos; Fair Lawn, NJ   East Side Access Systems Integration Director                                                                                 2016 to 2017

  • Spearheaded program management of the transit communications systems designs, construction, commissioning, implementation, and testing for the LIRR East Side Access, a New York State Metropolitan Transit Authority project.


AECOM; Baltimore, MD   US Rail Director, Program Manager Fire, Life Safety, and Security Services                           2002 to 2015

  • Developed and managed a portfolio of fire/life safety/security railroad and transit systems programs for ground-up and rehabilitation construction, integrated solutions, and business continuity with responsibility for supervising a diverse team of project managers, engineers, and staff in establishing requirements, providing risk assessments, delivering estimates, controlling costs, adhering to strict regulatory standards and guidelines, and completing projects on-time and within budget.


NetVersant; Baltimore, MD   Program Director                                                                                                                            2001 to 2002

  • Recruited to spearhead and oversee security initiatives that included the development and implementation of program management framework, requirement standards, and reporting guidelines for ground-up and rehabilitation construction, integrated systems, and business contingency programs.


ADT / TYCO; New York, NY   Regional Director, North America Install & Service                                                                 2001 to 2001

  • Selected to facilitate a smooth transition of former Mosler’s customers and employees to ADT in order to minimize service interruptions.


Mosler, Inc.; Hamilton, OH   National Director of Major Projects                                                                                              1997 to 2001

  • Responsibilities included program management, system designs, ground-up and rehabilitation construction, commissioning, implementation, and testing of various large scale, high-value build projects.


Kraus Hi-Tech Security; New York, NY   Project Manager                                                                                                      1996 to 1997

  • Developed fire and life safety and security project scope, scheduled and managed specifications, design, standard operating procedures, ground-up and rehabilitation construction, and system solutions for HUD housing in New York, NY and Detroit, MI.


Shorrock Electronic Systems, Inc.; Baltimore, MD   Project Manager                                                                                 1994 to 1996

  • Completed the design, construction, installation, testing, and system maintenance of the Hudson County Correctional Center’s integrated fire/life safety/security solutions; developed response policies and procedures, intrusion/escape detection, CCTV perimeter detection, roof intrusion detection, PLC control of sally-port, cell and interior/external doors and gates. Integrated fire notification and suppression systems to ensure life safety, maintain secure facilities and safeguard the public good.

Philip A. Sherer

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Englishtown Fire Department, Inc.; Englishtown, NJ                                                                                                              1994 to 2015

Chief of Finance / Treasurer (1999 to 2015)

  • Managed department budget and funding of operations, training, equipment, and field activities for first responders and public property.


Firefighter / Engine Operator (1994 to 2015)

  • Responded to fire alarms and emergency calls, assessed conditions, and acted quickly to extinguish fires, rescue victims, and administer life-saving medical interventions within the Borough of Englishtown.
  • Responded to hundreds of motor vehicle accidents, vehicle fires, brush fires, structural fires, and technical rescues in homes, apartment complexes, and commercial buildings.
  • Collaborated and worked closely with other first responders to gain control of emergency situations, pre-analyze buildings, perform victim searches and rescues, administer first aid, and avert further injuries by keeping bystanders out of danger.
  • Operated emergency vehicles, engines, and air trucks in a safe, efficient manner while obeying all traffic laws.
  • Ensured operational readiness, cleanliness, and functionality of fleet vehicles and equipment.
  • Continually recognized by supervisors for excellence in job performance, strong leadership, preparation tactics, team collaboration, and problem-solving skills.


Northeast Intercom & Video; Manalapan, NJ   Project Manager                                                                                            1992 to 1994

  • Charged with oversight for system designs, planning, scheduling, and construction of various high rise commercial and office buildings.


Sherer Security Systems, Inc.; Manalapan, NJ   Owner / Operator                                                                                       1982 to 1992

  • Led all corporate operations for a high-volume, independently owned security solutions firm; duties included P&L, hiring, training, planning and forecasting, product and vendor selection, sales, contract negotiations, and marketing.
  • Directed on-site installations and ongoing service of integrated security systems and programs.


Health & Hospitals Corporation; New York, NY   Emergency Medical Specialist                                                               1979 to 1985

  • Provided systemwide deployment of units to maintain emergency medical response coverage throughout New York City for the Office of the Chief; acted as a liaison to other operational units to support field responses during planned and emergency events.
  • Supported Internal Affairs during investigations, developed incident tabletop exercises and response procedures, and aided medical support staff in caring for the sick and injured as needed.





Queens College | New York, NY | 1986 Graduate

Bachelor of Science, Accounting & Computer Science


Professional Training: Sales Strategy, Contract Negotiations, Written & Verbal Communication, Interpersonal Skills, Vulnerability / Risk / Hazard Analysis & Mitigation, Security & Breach Analysis, Security Planning & Execution, Financial Responsibility, Physical Protection Management, Office Administration, Operational / Emergency Response Procedures & Guidelines, Integrated Electronic Systems, System Certification Plan / Testing / Final Certification,  Concept Through Final Design, Incident Response, Business Continuity, Resiliency Planning


Computer Skills: Microsoft Office Suite, Primavera, P3/P3e, Microsoft Project, Drafting Software





OSHA 10 Hour Construction | 2016 | International Association for Continuing Education and Training


Homeland Security Level III | 2005 | American College of Forensic Examiners and

American Board for Certification in Homeland Security


State of New Jersey Firefighter | 1995 | Monmouth County Fire Academy


Security Systems Management | 1992 | Commercial Technical Institute, New Jersey





American Society for Industrial Security


National Fire Protection Association


American College of Forensic Examiners

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