IT Strategist & Enterprise Architect with a demonstrated, track record of providing business & IT strategy consulting and enterprise architecture services. Core competencies include: enterprise architecture consulting, data center transformation, IT portfolio and strategy development, semantic web technologies, system architecture and infrastructure development, and business process analysis/optimization. Ability to present to CxOs, with strong problem solving, team building, & technical management skills.
Proven visionary leader of transformation programs, strategic IT planning efforts, and management of infrastructure and architecture change. Leader in the development of technology service offerings for technical transformation, emerging technologies, as well as legacy system transformation. Focused on providing leadership and vision the development of transformation programs, deployment of new technologies, business engineering initiatives, and strategic planning.
Has participated in various roles in multiple engagements as an information technology and hybrid IT strategist, pursuit solution architect, technology evangelist, lead systems architect, and delivery lead. Brings a background that includes significant architectural and technical achievement, knowledge of many products and services, and an understanding of technical market offerings, vendors, and strategic business direction.
Senior Enterprise Architect
2011 – Present
For my present position and as part of a services consulting group, I serve as the platforms, database, and emerging technologies lead for the Americas. My primary role is as an enterprise architect within the data center, database, and platform transformation and cloud computing disciplines. This includes building end-to-end solutions for organizations transitioning their applications and infrastructure from legacy to contemporary systems. These systems include large-scale data center transformations, platform migrations, virtualization, and cloud computing implementations, both public and private. I function as an expert in business process optimization, migration planning at large scales, data center operational automation, application modernization, capacity planning, and much more. I build solutions for much of the Fortune 1000 companies from pricing and staffing models to assisting the delivery organization in deploying those solutions. Some of my recently delivered projects include: building a 3000+ node Hadoop cluster for a major online payment processing company, building a system to support fraud detection for a large global banking organization, and the migration of the core stock trading engine from a legacy platform to Linux for the largest trading company in the world. I focus solutions for all database platforms and all operating system platforms, such as Windows, Redhat Enterprise Linux, legacy UNIX, Hadoop variants, Azure, AWS, Docker, Kubernetes (and similar containerization schemes).
Mar 2011 – Dec 2011
As a mobility solutions architect, I was principal strategist for mobile application and mobile technology strategy. I provided experience and leadership to a large automotive manufacturer and advised at the CTO level. I provided leadership and guidance as a mentor for the entire company from a mobile software development, mobile application deployment, and mobile enterprise management perspective. Past projects include: Creation of a customized application delivery mobile data management solution that included principles for convergence, and all security fundamentals, as well as the creation of a mobile development framework, a new portfolio product for corporate mobile enterprise software, development of a private label mobile apps portal, as well as the development of mobile usability standards, software development, deployment, networking, and device security practices, device management, software development standards and testing, and much more for both this and many customers.
Global Enterprise Architect
Aug 2006 – Mar 2011
As part of the global architecture team within the information services group of a large automotive manufacturer, I was a leader responsible for the architectural oversight of development of systems, software, and hardware on a global basis. I was responsible for leading the applications development and data architecture team, leading the distributed systems design architecture team, as well as leading the technical concurrence installation and operations planning and execution processes. Additionally, I was responsible for creating architecture, providing technical direction, consulting, and guidance on application development, systems integration, system testing, deployment, and operational maintenance. Was personally responsible for guiding new development projects for all applications from planning to deployment. This included custom developed system as well as commercial systems for well over 4000 enterprise IT projects. Establishing technical best practices and standards development and oversight on a company-wide basis. Established new security protocols based upon real-world threat assessment and vulnerability testing at all layers of architecture. Provided mentoring and coaching successful adaptation and adherence to various standards directive releases.
Director of Online Operations
2004 – 2006
As the online operations director for a top ten university, I was responsible for the oversight, development, and maintenance of the entire website and all subdomains. While in leadership there, I helped to Improve the change management process, begin the implementation of a unified content management system, and undertook the redesign of the entire site, much of which still exists today. I managed the online presence, with a staff of seven, of 249 academic and 153 administrative departments, with over 13,000 faculty and staff users, and 400,000 pages of content. I established, implemented, and maintained strategic technology direction for all public facing and private sections of the entire organization. Developed an admissions portal for new, transfer, and international students. Developed a database-driven online course catalog. Coordinated, initiated, and managed vendor resources and vendor hardware, services, and software relationships. Provided technical direction in the integration of 18 disconnected and legacy departmental applications and databases. Provided technical direction for the integration of all events, calendaring, and publication of those events on the public website. Created new web services for consumption throughout the organization. Standardized the hardware platform and established a quality assurance, development lifecycle, and change governance model.
Senior Systems Architect
2005 – 2006
Responsible for maintaining all servers, hosted client applications and web sites, as well as integrating new client applications and web sites into the infrastructure. Additionally, I was responsible for the development, design, and integration of corporate, web-based services into existing customer web sites, maintaining existing customer hosted environments, maintaining and redesigning the existing corporate web site. Additional responsibilities included, maintaining e-mail systems for all customers, establishing application interface design standards for all software, working with user and focus groups to test new designs and features, and routinely maintaining web servers and database servers Reporting usage and server statistics.
2001 – 2005
Provided strategic direction in regards to all aspects of application and product development, client management and managed the Implementation Services group. Provided creative and technical direction for all product development and customer-specific projects. Provided personnel management, mentoring, and resource planning. Developed proposals and strategies as well as conducted needs analysis for all creative and technical projects. Provided budgeting, performance and financial analysis, and reporting to upper management with full regional profit and loss (P&L) accountability. Ensured that the department revenue and contribution objectives were met. Managed all customer implementation projects so that customer expectations of quality, delivery and price are met. Established new relationships and partnerships with systems integrator, consulting organizations, and other vendors to expand project scope and augment available resources. Established and supervised regional services, eastern region sales & contract services groups. Provided business management including: revenue and cost management; planning and forecasting, invoicing, receivables, expenditure approval, proposal and price quotations. Provided implementation management including: managing customer relationships and customer satisfaction levels, manpower planning, performance assessments, training and development. Supported sales, business development, and marketing activities by providing presentations, resources, analysis for new customers, planning, and establishment of customer reference sites. Acted as liaison between the president of the company, the board of directors and all employees and clients.
Senior Development Architect
2001 – 2002
Director, Principal Technologist
2000 – 2001
Provided technical leadership for an international information technology systems integrator and engineering consulting organization. I specialized in the implementation and integration of collaborative manufacturing commerce (CMC), enterprise document management (EDM) content management (CM), and product data management (PDM) systems. Acted as an officer of the company and directed of one of the international divisions with full P&L responsibility. Provided primary leadership and guidance as a manager and as a mentor for the entire company from a technical and strategy perspective.
Principal Consultant and Manager of IT
1998 – 2000
Senior Network Engineer
1997 – 1998
1996 – 1997
Network Administrator / Instructor
1994 – 1996
Consultant / Senior Consultant
1992 – 1996
United States Army
1986 – 1991
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