Director Information Technology
Information Technology f Software Development f Strategic IT Planning f Infrastructure
Creative, results-driven technology leader with 15+ years of proven senior management experience. Change agent and problem solver with a passion for technology; skilled in grasping the big picture, conceptualizing, developing, and implementing solutions, and partnering closely with business leaders and C-level executives. Excels in developing and motivating highly focused teams that successfully meet and exceed company objectives. Key skills include:
" Technology Architecture & Integration
" IT Project Management
" Budgeting & Cost Control
" Organization & Staff Development
" Leading edge Software Development
" Network Design and Management
" Database and Data Warehousing
" Staff Management & Team Building
" Strategic Analysis & Internal Consulting
" Security and Analytics
EDUCATION & TRAINING
BS - Electronics Engineering, Mid Kent College (England). Certified Scrum Master. Extensive IT training in wide range of software, platforms, and operating systems. Industry experience spans Healthcare, Telecommunications, Financial Services, Pharmaceuticals, and Energy.
Ø Played a key role in making financial industry company more competitive. Core business product was weak and not competitive with S&P and Moodys. Redesigned core database and ratings application and created new indices, tracking, and reporting. Increased value of the rating data feed product from $15K to $200K annually per client.
Ø Designed and maintained system and data security. For four different companies, I developed and maintained the security controls for both systems and data. In the role of security officer, I ensured and tested that all the purchased hardware/software and systems/applications that I designed, met or exceeded industry best practices and the governing agencies (OIG, FDA, SEC) requirements.
Ø Conceived and developed a game changer for medical technology firm. Competition was growing in an already intensely competitive market and company needed a WOW factor to sell and renew services. Devised and deployed an innovative critical data management platform. Led directly to profitable sale of company.
Ø Reined in runaway costs. Global communication costs were spiraling upward, jeopardizing competitive advantages in time-sensitive financial markets. Restructured global infrastructure, reducing costs by almost 50%. Improved global connectivity as well as international sales offices efficiency and presence in their markets.
Ø Built new healthcare business from ground up. Along with a co-owner, seized opportunity to provide technology and management services to a large healthcare organization. Developed proposals and made presentations to decision makers including Business VP/Directors, CIO and Directors, and Physicians. Won multi-year contract.
Consultant, Ivy Computer Technology LLC, Nov 2014 to Present. A technology and management consulting company. Current clients include:
Ø Federal Aviation Administration - contracted to migrate the FAA Airport technology website that supports the Airport Safety and Airport Pavement groups to a more modern architecture. Developed the new site using DNN (DotNetNuke) a Microsoft based framework.
Ø 4Med Imaging Solutions Supports entire range of IT Operations for a healthcare radiology equipment service firm.
Director IT, Allied Sleep LLC, Dec 2009 to Nov 2015. Medical technology firm operating sleep disorder diagnostic centers for major health care system.
Ø Developed corporate IT strategic and tactical plans. Designed software, provided management and technical support, and implemented technology-based marketing.
Ø Developed comprehensive medical care platform using per click cloud-based system to manage patient records through entire cycle. Produced $5M+ in additional revenues.
Ø Established efficient, cost-effective infrastructure, controlling costs and providing 99.99% system reliability. Designed and deployed integrated care platform, a robust local network infrastructure and a secure acquisition system.
Technical Manager, Prokarma Inc. Jan 2009 to Jun 2009. Leading provider of IT Services, Business Consulting & Enterprise Apps, with more than 1800 employees harnessing emerging technologies to drive impact and growth. Led project activities for the East Coast office.
VP- Information and Equipment Systems, Sleeptech LLC, Jun 2001 to Dec 2008. Designed, developed, and ground-breaking web-based Integrated Care Delivery System for sleep disorder diagnostic centers. Maintained the operational status of all the field equipment, availability target 24 x 7. Managed supply chain, facility design and data security, and safety systems. Led integration of operations following sale of company.
Ø Restructured and reorganized supply chain system and introduced an inventory reporting schedule, cutting costs by 50%. Developed utilization model for the consumable supplies, reducing waste and improving efficiency.
Ø Slashed high failure rates by half, well below industry standards. Designed innovative solutions to reduce excessively high failure rates and warranty costs.
Managing Director of IT - Fitch Ratings Inc. Oct 1997 to Feb 2001. Global leader in financial information services with operations in more than 30 countries. Led a staff of 80 IT professionals and support personnel, managed an operational and capital budget of $13M.
Ø Redesigned core database and ratings application. Supported sales to institutional clients including Goldman Sachs and other industry-leading companies.
Ø Reorganized and integrated the IT organization by implementing team-building opportunities, cross-functional project meetings, and recruiting new staff. Decreased overall costs while growing staff to 80+ and drove retention to an all-time high.
Ø Implemented enterprise-class infrastructure and database solution. Cut helpdesk tickets 90%+, trimmed annual support/license costs by 40%.
Earlier Career: Technical Manager, Zeitech Inc., Feb 1994 Oct 1997. Held P&L for software and technology project management firm. Clients included AT&T, Prudential, JP Morgan, J&J Pharmaceuticals, Exxon, and other market-leading companies. Technical Consultant, Computer Horizon Corporation; Logistics Engineer, GEC Avionics.