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Project Manager Management

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Darien, Illinois, 60561, United States
Posted:
May 26, 2010

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Patrick Chew

(630) ***-****

abmrb4@r.postjobfree.com

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Affirmative Insurance Holdings Aug 2008 - present

Director of Business Intelligence & Analytics

As Director, Patrick is responsible for leading the BI & Analytics vision

of establishing a CPM (Corporate Performance Management) Reporting

capability (Dashboard, Scorecards) for the Carrier and Retail line of

business within the Organization. Today, he oversees and manages a team of

8 consultants endowed with the task and responsibility of delivering the

first set of Carrier Base Data Repository reporting with MS SQL 2005 AS and

RS reports where data are fed from a defined datawarehouse. A key part of

his portfolio is instilling IT to work closely in alignment with various

business units playing both as the technical and business liaison lead.

Patrick possesses the strong ability to translate business requirements

into IT business cases and project proposals. Patrick also leads the

Retail BPO (Business Process Owners) Committee working in partnership with

various business units to identify roles and responsibility while defining

data ownership and accountability for all of its data sources, publication

and usage. Patrick also recently took up leadership role chartering an

overall Retail wide LOB web portal re-design as part of a preparation for

the CPM initiative.

Fortune Brand (Beam Global Spirits & Wine) Feb 2008 - Aug 2008

Director, Global (Data Governance/BI)

As Director, Patrick is currently leading a global project to establish a

strategic data governance program surrounding all master data elements

within the Company. This include working closely with the Finance and

Business units to drive requirements, standards and policy in establishing

Key Performance Indicators and Metrics to institute measurement rigor and

discipline so as to build accountability across the Organization. This

also includes upgrading the Organization's resource capability to be more

performance-based and results focused that include designing Business

Intelligence and Financial analytics datawarehousing competency.

Archetype Consulting Inc. Aug. 2007 - Feb

2008

VP of Information Management & Technology

Mid West Region

As the technical architect, Patrick leads the initial requirements phase of

designing a Business Intelligence Financial Reporting project with a major

investment client. The final objective is to implement an integrated

financial management information platform within Corporate Finance

utilizing a centralized repository of data (Hyperion Planning & Essbase),

common transformation methodologies, hierarchy management process (Hyperion

FDM), best practices of strategic and analytical management reporting

(Systems 9 BI Analytics). This initiative will also allow the Organization

to define monthly and quarterly forecasting, budgeting reporting process

across 23 other business units. Patrick will also be leading the transition

team to assist the client in establishing an internal Competency Center

enabling it to provide the necessary and infrastructure and support

resources.

ABN AMRO Mar. 2002 - Aug. 2007

Head, BICC

Corporate Finance Division

< Patrick heads up the Finance Business Intelligence Competency Center

(BICC) with a team of 6 business and technical analyst. The main core of

the function of the BICC is to provide and increase operational

reporting effectiveness and efficiency. Working closely with the

Internal IT Group, the BICC will deliver and provide all Information

Delivery reporting needs within a single defined portal vehicle with

reporting Dashboards and Scorecards.

< Currently he's working closely with the Bank's internal Technology &

Risk Management and Credit Risk Unit to ensure internal audit and

security compliance are carried out in a defined procedural manner. This

includes implementing SOXA users security, control measures, profile,

setup, administration, HO Reporting, AIM and BASEL II compliance.

< He's also working closing with the Information Delivery (ID) unit to

chart out its long term ID strategy and roadmap so as to provide

information reporting capability and functions to the Financial and

Commercial lines of business.

< Patrick served as the lead for the information portal delivery of the

BASELII Accord Project. He was actively involved in the design of the

Financial Risk Warehouse project that included all the internal and

external reporting deliverables starting from analysis and requirements

gathering to development, testing, UAT, pre-production and final roll

out that also extended to operational support using Business Objects and

Hyperion Essbase as reporting toolsets. A major portion of his

responsibilities included meeting with business users to define business

requirements across the ODS, ODW, HDW and DataMarts. He was a critical

member of FRW Warehouse development team conducting business analysis

related to 27 data sources and mapping them to the PeopleSoft EPM

tables. Patrick also worked closely with the Data Governance team to

ensure that all data are processed through the prescribed Metadata

Repository's structure and definition. A major portion of his

involvement is to assist the DG Team to establish a formal process to

define, administer, manage, implement and monitor various data governing

policies and procedures across several departments.

< Patrick served as a Datawarehouse Developer to the Commercial business

unit supporting a customer profitability measure module for commercial

loads, assets leasing and foreign exchange. A major portion of his

responsibilities included understanding the business requirements and

transforming these requirements into technological solutions in

measurable details.

Andersen Consulting, LLP Jan. 2001 - Sept. 2001

Senior Project Manager

Patrick served as the business liaison for a Financial Investment

Corporation Datawarehouse initiative to design and implement a financial

strategic management reporting system. A major portion of his task was to

assist the financial information team in identifying and defining

information reporting requirements. These requirements were solidified

after iteration of think-tank sessions with various business units leaders

in conjunction with representatives from the Project Sponsors and the

Executive Steering Committee. Additionally, he was required to work closely

with business owners to ensure that the project meets budgetary

requirements and is in-line with the overall firm's IT strategic direction

and vision. This included various JAD sessions in the design and

development of data warehouses consisting of ETL, enterprise front-end tool

reporting, architecture and infrastructure development, testing and

deployment.

Ernst & Young, LLP Oct. 1999 - Dec. 2000

Project Manager

< Patrick also served as a SME (Subject Matter Expert) to Ernst & Young

strategic management reporting systems Project since March'99. Patrick

was the main point-of-contact for the Software Development Group with

various Business Units and Sponsors of the project. His SME

responsibilities included overall Project Management, Infrastructure

Design and Development, Production initiatives and Hyperion Essbase

Database Admin.

< Additionally, Patrick also served as a part-time Lead Analyst/Proj

Manager to a Fortune 500 Liquor bottling and distribution corporation

assisting them in defining a Business Intelligence financial reporting

system. His responsibilities also included overall Project Management,

Wide Area Network design, JAD session and management, Architectural

Design and Development. Various data modeling (Star Schema) sessions and

business processes reviews were conducted with the finance department to

ascertain data and information requirements. This resulted in a

prototype 10-dimension model cube built with Hyperion Analyzer as the

front-end tool.

Tricon Restaurant Group Feb. 1999 - Sept.

1999

Connected-Health LLP July 1998 - Jan. 1999

ComEd Mar. 1998 - July 1998

Lead Project Manager

< Patrick assumed the role of a Project Manager, DBA and Application

Developer for Project TOPS. He was responsible for conducting a

feasibility study and establishing a Proof of Concept to build an

intranet solution to its current manual budgeting systems. Working

closely with the business owners of the finance department, his solution

involved architecturing and designing TOPS topology utilizing IE

Browsers with Excel 97 VBA on the front-end and IIServers, Essbase,

Microsoft Access 97 on the back-end. He was responsible for

conceptionalizing a solution, building a prototype and implementing TOPS

working across multiple departments such as the Finance, Network,

Deployment, Web Services and Support Divisions.

< Patrick also served as a part-time SME (Subject Matter Expert) to Ernst

& Young strategic management reporting systems Project. SME

responsibilities included daily project management activities, issues

resolution, BPRs (business process reviews), CSFs (Critical Success

Factors), change management, infrastructure design and development,

production and implementation initiatives. Also assumed the role of a

DBA and Application Developer for a Financial Account Profitability

Model and provided daily operational support and developmental work

ensuring the necessary connectivity to its FDDI backbone and other WAN

infrastructure.

< Patrick was the lead analyst responsible for the CBMS Financial

Reporting System that covered Financial Cost Control and SVA

(Shareholder Value Added) Reporting. The project also involved fine-

tuning and optimizing existing EssBase 4.0 Models (60 Models expanding

over 6 Solaris OS based Unix Servers) ranging from 3 gigs to 22 gig

sizes in nature. He was instrumental to provide mentorship guidance in

assisting the client to build internal EssBase infrastructure competency

within the system support team.

Tetra Pak Plastics Division Dec. 1996 - Feb.

1998

Worldwide Director

Patrick spearheaded a WAN network intranet (ORBIS) development project at

an international food and liquid packaging company based out of Lausanne,

Switzerland. The project involved creating an intranet that connected

multiple TP's European sites based in Geneva, Italy, Lund (Sweden), Belgium

and Darmstadt. He was working together with the CFO of the Plastics

Division to develop an EIS OLAP datamart within its datawarehousing

development efforts. He was the main business and IT liaison between the

various paper product packaging division heads in United States and Europe

to assist the CFO in successfully rolling out the international wide

Executive Information Systems. Patrick was also appointed by the CFO to be

the Project Lead for all of Plastics Divisions technological issues that

are related to its DARWIN datawarehouse project and financial reporting

cube across the firm's Chart of Accounts MAPICS and NERS (financial

accounting systems).

Connected-Health LLP Jan. 1997 - Sept. 1997

Senior Infrastructure & Development Manager

Was Project Manager for establishing Connectedhealth.Net (an Ernst & Young

subsidiary) headquarters in Nashville and managed the day-to-day activities

from inception to its completion including timely completion of

deliverables. He was responsible for all technological and logistical

design and installation of the site that included basic wiring closet

configuration to Wide Area Network (WAN) & Virtual Private Network (VPN)

connectivity including all aspects of data and systems recovery and its

Operational Center disaster recovery procedures.

Ernst & Young, LLP Jan. 1996 - Jan. 1997

MIS Manager, Infrastructure Network & Development

Was the MIS Manager with the Information Technology Group of Great Lakes

Management Consulting in the Ernst & Young Chicago office. He was

responsible for the network and developmental infrastructure of Ernst &

Young Advance Development Center (ADC) and Accelerated Solutions

Environment (ASE) where he managed a team of 12 staff who provided

operational support, configuration assistance and disaster recovery

approaches to rapid developmental projects. He was heavily involved in the

design of its WAN and VPN networks that spanned across a variety of E&Y

development centers and clients networks. In totality, the ADC and ASE are

technological frontiers of E&Y providing accelerated prototyping and rapid

development solutions established with the goal to meet its client's

business needs in a rapid fashion.

Tetra Pak Incorporation Sept. 1992 - Dec. 1995

MIS Manager

< Was responsible for a 6-member support team for a production facility

and its headquarters in Minneapolis and Buffalo Grove. He designed and

constructed a network topology that included 450 nodes of Macintosh,

PCs, Compaq ProLiant Servers, AS400, bridges and routers for these

locations. Patrick also designed a state-of-the-art video conferencing

theater using ISDN technology. His most significant contribution was the

design and implementation of an EIS system using Arbor Software's

Essbase OLAP software to the firm's executive management on the

Macintosh and Windows platform.

< Project led an AS400 based MAPICS (Mftg & Prod Inf. Control Sys) revival

initiative to fully maximize the software functionality and capability

to be an effective and efficient production tool. This resulted in an

accurate measurement and availability of production cost and inventory

statistics that were crucial to the firm's performance. The project

spanned over 1.6 years where MAPICS became a primary production and

management tool with a 98% accuracy level.

Towers Perrin Company Feb. 1990 - Sept. 1992

Senior Technology Consultant

Was a senior member of the infrastructure support team responsible for

setting up an employee benefits center involving Local Area and Wide Area

Network technologies for a major health care firm.

EDUCATION

< MBA Lewis University

< Bachelors - Illinois State University

technical training

< Cognos 8.0 BI design session, PowerPlay, Impromptu

< XiR2 Universe Design

< Data Modeling - Design and Analysis (The Data Warehouse Institute)

< Commercial Lending Basics for Non-Lenders

< Essbase Design & Analysis (Arbor Software), Hyperion Systems 9 BI

Analytics

< Gentia System Design & Analysis (Planning Science)

< Oracle Express Design and Analysis (Oracle Corp)

< Emerging Techgy & Comm - FrameRelay, SONET, ATM, ISDN & Wireless network

< Lotus Notes Administration & Development

< Supporting Microsoft NT 3.51 & System Administration

< MAPICS - Mapics University

< Unix System Administration

< Microsoft Project

< Novell 3.12 System Administration & 3.12 Network Management

< SAP ECC 6.0 (ERP, MDM)



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