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Project Manager Management

Oakland, California, United States
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January 29, 2018

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●Certified ScrumMaster. I use the right tools for the job. I am proficient in Lean, Kanban, Waterfall, or a hybrid approach..

●Fintech experience with Wells Fargo, Wachovia, and Capital One. Developed and deployed in-house applications and trained stakeholders.

●15+ Years of experience facilitating and fostering cross functional and global teams to successfully achieve project and organizational goals.

●Proficient at Change Management and building new cultures. I shift and educate organizations based on best practices, feedback systems, and core business goals.

●Co-founder and Head of Product Management for a social networking platform ( Rolled out the product in under 5 months using Agile methodologies and tools.

●Hybrid of Product Manager, Project Manager and Business/Systems Analyst. I excel at defining and refining requirements to assist Product Owners and stakeholders to groom and prioritize the product backlog and then deliver results.

●Director of the Project Management Office for an international organization that was the precursor for AirBnB. With two direct reports, our team managed the entire Project Portfolio that scaled our systems to handle 500,000 users to 7M+ users.

●Customer focused. Very experienced at carefully listening to a client’s needs and pain points and then translating those into products and solutions. Comfortable facing both external and internal clients. I am a servant leader.

●Scrum Master, Business Analyst, and Agile Coach for a company with no previous Agile or project management process. Facilitated a successful rollout of their flagship recruiting tool in 4 weeks.

●Successfully managed a $2+ Million Infrastructure project at a major Biotech firm (Genentech). Led a cross functional team that included Automation Engineers, Business Stakeholders, Network Architecture Engineers, Tech Leads, QA, and Operations.


Senior Consultant Collabera, Inc Nov. 2017 - Present

Senior Project Manager for Wells Fargo

Steered proof-of-concept project to integrate Salesforce Lightning with Wells Fargo internal systems to deliver a new CRM product to retail and call center bankers.

Strategic Management Consultant and Agile Coach July 2016 - Present

●AVAVA Systems

Set up, integrated, and automated the systems for CRM, Sales, and Marketing.

Converted hundreds of inquiries to sales leads at minimal cost using a blend of SaaS products.

Created the communication strategy and content to amplify the AVAVA Systems brand and outreach.


Aligned the Project Management Office with T3’s Vision, Mission, and Values.

Educated management on Agile and Scrum processes and set up the sprint rhythm.

Mentored the project stakeholders on how to create actionable user stories and groom the backlog.

Led a cross-functional team tasked with recruiting full-stack tech talent.

Trained the team on how to use Agile/Lean best-practices and tools to achieve their goals.

Co-Founder and Head

of Product Development Sep. 2013 - Present

●Designed and developed a web and mobile social network application for Recreational Vehicle (RV) enthusiasts to connect with each other to create community while on the road.

●Took the company from idea to rollout in under 5 months using Agile methodologies.

●Developed a first-to-market product and acquired 7000 members within 2 weeks.

●Quickly built a large membership base through social networking, brand management, business partnerships, advertising, and excellent member support.

●Sourced, recruited, and managed a distributed, cross-functional DevOps team.

●Set up and drove an extremely fast-paced development, testing, and release process.

●Prioritized and groomed the product backlog and user stories.

●Implemented QA testing processes and tools.

●Evaluated and implemented internal tools to create scalable systems for the Operations Team.

●Created content for member communications (newsletters, outreach, etc).

Director of Project

Management Office (PMO) CouchSurfing, International Jan. 2008 - Jan. 2012

●Member of the Executive Strategy Team that determined the direction and objectives of the entire organization.

●Established and directed the Project Management Office. Successfully managed the entire project portfolio and two project managers.

●Prioritized and groomed the project portfolio to keep 4+ million members connected, safe, and traveling.

●Managed several globally diverse, cross-cultural teams made up of a blend of volunteers and paid staff.

●Refined the user experience based on extensive member feedback and analytics.

●Designed, produced, and organized CouchSurfing Conferences in Montreal, Istanbul, London, Paris, Berlin, and San Francisco.

Automation Engineering

IMS Project Manager Genentech, Inc. Nov. 2003 – Dec. 2007

●Managed multiple Automation Engineering Information Management System (IMS) projects to support the manufacturing of pharmaceutical products at the Genentech Vacaville Plant.

●Designed and implemented the IMS department’s systems development lifecycle and project management process.

●Successfully managed an extremely high profile $2.1 Million Distributed Control System (DCS) Upgrade Project that increased the performance, fault tolerance, and security of the validated Vacaville DCS System.

●Coordinated a cross-functional team made up of Automation Engineering, QA, Validation, IT, Manufacturing, Planning and Coordination, Document Control, and external contractors.

●Proficient in all aspects of the Project Planning process including Project Initiation, Planning, Scheduling, Monitoring, Budgeting, Resource Management, Status Reports, Facilitation Skills, Change Control, Conflict Resolution, Risk Management, Contingency Planning and Training.

●Managed all aspects of the Systems Development Lifecycle including User Requirements Definition, Functional and Detailed Design Specifications, Test Plans, Deployment Plans, Disaster Recovery Plans, and Support Level Agreements.

●Managed all living system documents according to federal regulations and Genentech’s SOP’s.

Lead Consultant Venturi Technology Partners May 2000 – October 2003

●Developer and Project Manager responsible for rolling out a site-wide pharmaceutical manufacturing discrepancy-tracking system (Bayer Pharma). Managed a cross-functional team to ensure that all technical requirements were met and all validation activities were completed. Trained 400+ users on how to use the system.

●Personnel manager and mentor for nine consultants. Responsible for eliciting client feedback, managing issues between consultants and their clients, coordinating performance reviews, providing a point of contact for consultants to engage executive management, account management, and disseminating corporate communications.

●Developed business applications for companies including Honda, Wachovia, Michelin, Duke University, and Capital One.


Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA

●Bachelor of Science in Business, Cum Laude

●Major in Information Systems and Systems Analysis


●Scrum Alliance Certified Scrum Master (CSM)

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