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IT Leader

Frisco, Texas, United States
December 04, 2017

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Senior technology leader with consistent success delivering excellent operating results through strategic target setting and a focus on execution. Builds and empowers high performance teams and creates strong collaboration with global stakeholders at all levels. Thinks cross-functionally applying expertise gained from small to medium sized companies in marketing, wholesale, retail and e-Commerce environments. Excitedly takes on new challenges and drives continuous improvement to organizations.

Expertise includes:

Strategic IT Planning Business-IT Strategy Alignment New Business Development

Contract Negotiations Re-Engineering Systems/Processes Cost/Benefit Modeling Agile

Technology Architecture Program/Project Management Applications Development & Integration

Business Analytics Product Innovation Solutions Development SaaS Cloud Computing


●Business Objective Fulfillment: Collaborated with global business units to gather needs and delivered enterprise project on time with 100% customer satisfaction.

●Cost Savings: Spearheaded development while serving as technical lead and IT liaison to multiple business units in the development a global application for sales and product teams; saved over $1MM annually.

●Vendor Negotiations: Successfully negotiated with multiple vendors resulting in a savings of over $250K from original bid.

●Leadership: Transformed a team from 3 to 25 developers to support increased number of websites while enhancing the user experience and concurrently conducting performance reviews, evaluations, mentoring and providing career path guidance.

●Program Management: Oversaw the program/application management of 5-10 enterprise applications simultaneously using Agile and Waterfall methodologies.

●Software Development: Technical lead for numerous projects utilizing emerging technologies such as Angular JS, nodeJS, git, CI/CD, and Amazon Cloud in a cost effective manner.

●Lean Management: Skilled in managing lean teams by only adding personnel at forecasted critical points and providing continuous improvements to reduce waste.


Fossil Group Inc., Richardson, TX 2010 to 2017

Sr. Solutions Manager, IT Product Development (2015 - 2017)

Sr. Solutions Manager for the Plan and Build activities of global enterprise product development applications. Delivered strategic and tactical planning, project estimates, review of third party statements of work, project financial proposals, supervision of project resources, acting as technical lead and business liaison. Coordinated both onshore and offshore project and support resources using Agile/Scrum methodologies.

●Technical Director Digital Asset Management (DAM) $2.5MM+ implementation with 15 diverse global team members over full SDLC and disaster recovery; acted as champion and change agent in leading the organization changes required to create and sustain enterprise digital capabilities for multiple departments and regions

●Achieved consolidation of over 250K assets from multiple sources and departments into single point of truth for internal and external customers, savings of 1000+ hours per year and cost avoidance of $10MM over 5 years

●Led proof of concept for Product Information Management (PIM) application including requirements gathering, process flows, vendor evaluation and negotiation; identified estimated savings of 2500 hours per year.

●Managed offshore team of 5 in support of global sales tool used by multiple brands to increase sales by 15%

●Conceived new tools utilizing emerging web APIs to streamline multiple department assets and product information leading to the elimination of human error and a savings of 600 hours per year

●Instrumental in the transition of over 30 projects to new offshore vendor; held vendor accountable for understanding and documentation; resulted in a transition from onshore resources with no business impact

●Spearheaded Big Data Analytics reporting effort for 1MM Product Line Management data points that identified in excess of $3MM per year in savings and reduction of at least 1500 man hours per year; identified over 25 new Key Performance Indicators (KPIs)

●Aligned priorities based on strategic roadmap across multiple teams to balance strategic and operational needs; managed deliverables against service level agreements to ensure quality targets were met

●Key member of budgeting committee; identified over $250K in annual operating expense (OPEX) savings and reduced capital expense (CAPEX) by over $2.5MM in a single year

Fossil Group Inc., Richardson, TX

Sr. Manager, IT Collaboration Services (2013 - 2015)

Sr. Manager of operations and support for multiple non-commerce web sites around the world. Executed department strategic planning, capacity forecasts, project estimates, hiring and training new members, researching technology trends and best practices as well as the creation of new processes.

●Managed lean team in support of DAM application containing 125K digital product assets; ensured assets were categorized accurately with appropriate security settings resulting in improved brand image to customers

●Collaborated with disjointed regional team and offshore vendor to leverage DAM API to pull assets into B2B portal

●Guided global deployment of workflow tracking system (Workfront) with collaboration from regional SMEs resulting in improved capacity planning and workload leveling; increased delivery times by 40%; developed reports to measure KPIs and identified work requests not previously tracked leading to improved allocation

●Leveraged business acumen to develop new sales and marketing tool; implemented emerging technologies and Amazon Web Services (AWS); utilized across 15 brands in 4 languages and 12 currencies by 6500+ users; streamlined and standardized processes to increase time to market by 20%; SAP ERP integration increased product accuracy by 70%; Implemented SAML 2.0 single sign-on to increase user account security

Fossil Group Inc., Richardson, TX

User Interface Manager, e-Commerce (2010-2013)

Manager of operations and support for multiple e-Commerce and non-commerce web sites around the world. Executed department strategic planning, capacity forecasts, project time estimates, hiring and training new developers, researching technology trends and best practices while creating new processes with a hybrid Agile/Waterfall approach.

●Effectively managed team of 25 technologists through recruiting, hiring, coaching, training, development, retention and succession planning enabling smooth transitions after promotions

●Managed over 60 e-Commerce and non-commerce websites simultaneously to ensure consistent brand messaging utilizing responsive design and modern technologies such as SASS, nodeJS, Angular and jQuery

●Implemented version control system (git); decreased errors 75%; increased efficiency by 75%

●Devised continuous integration/development (CI/CD) strategy using Jenkins & TDD; decreased deployment times by 40%; decreased page requests and size by 20%; increased page response time by 25%

●Led development of B2B site that increased market presence by 15% and increased sales by 10%

●Converted disjointed store locator to cloud model; allowed for global unification and giving business full control of their data; increased business customer satisfaction; reduced consumer facing errors by 80%

MidwayUSA, Columbia, MO 2008 to 2010

Web Application Developer

Designed, developed and maintained e-Commerce site using .Net 3.5; ASP/C# MVC with MS SQL 2005/2008 database backend. Acted as web development manager for department strategic planning, capacity forecasts, project time estimates, hiring and training new developers, researching technology trends and best practices and the creation of processes and work instructions.

●Led the upgrade of legacy Delphi code to ASP/C# .NET 3.5; reduced 50% of source code using Object Oriented programming; decreased error rate 25% with test driven and behavior driven development (TDD/BDD)

●Standardized processes resulting in 30% increase in utilization and decreasing design time by 35%

●Implemented Content Delivery Network (CDN); 50% reduction in bandwidth; decreased page load time to 1 sec; increased customer satisfaction by 30% and grew site sales to over $380MM

TribalDDB Dallas, TX 2006 to 2008

Sr. Application Developer

Led teams in the development of new marketing websites for Fortune 500 clients such as Pepsi, Mountain Dew, Frito Lay, American Airlines, Nokia, AMP Energy, Exxon Mobil and Bank of America using PHP/Symphony/Zend/XML/.Net 2.0 with MySQL/Oracle/MS SQL 2005 database backend.

●Developed numerous digital marketing campaigns to grow email database and increase client site traffic by 40%

●Lead architect for Service Oriented Architecture (SOA); reduced development time by 75%

●Leveraged technical expertise to build and deploy software products while actively participating in requirements definition to ensure on time delivery of customer expectations


SpeedFC, Garland, TX

PHP Developer

United States Air Force, Ft. Gordon, GA

Sr. Web Application Developer / Linguist


American Intercontinental University, Master of Science Information Technology, Information Security (Magna Cum Laude)

American Intercontinental University, Bachelor of Science Information Technology, Programming (Summa Cum Laude)

Defense Language Institute, Foreign Language Center, Certification Middle Eastern Studies; Arabic

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