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Project Manager Management

Avon, Ohio, 44011, United States
February 09, 2018

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Avon, Ohio 44011

440-***-**** (mobile)


Highly versatile Certified Project Management Professional (PMP) focused on business system innovation, reducing costs and risks through system strategies, system optimization, infrastructure and end user support.

Proven succession in:

Project Management

Application Development SDLC

Cyber Security

Microsoft Dynamics AX

IT Vendor & Contract Negotiation

Oracle Systems

Wise WMS System

IT Auditor SOX

Baan ERP

Managing cross functional teams

eCommerce Systems

High Performance Team Building


Intralot, Inc. Strongsville Ohio July 2017 to January 2018

Consulting firm engaged in integrated gaming and transaction processing systems for the Ohio Lottery Commission.

Sr. Technical Project Manager

> Functioning as Sr. Technical Project Manager, Supervised the work of (5) Business Analysts and external programming staff utilizing the SDLC method to support the Ohio Lottery Cashless project as well as multiple releases of the Touch & Win(Keno) and EZ-Play Lottery game systems.

> Functioning as Sr. Technical Project Manager, improved the internal SDLC requirements process adding work steps for peer review resulting in a 50% reduction in change orders during the development process.

> Functioning as Sr. Technical Project Manager, facilitated the daily Ohio Lottery team meeting of 15+ stakeholders resulting in improved communication and faster resolution of critical production and software deficiencies.

Cosmax USA, Solon Ohio March 2016 to June 2017

Korean Based “Start Up” Manufacturing Company specializing in ODM Cosmetic production. Customers include Mally, Orchard, Fiona Stiles, Rodan and Fields, Revlon, Burt Bees, J&J

IT Manager / Sr. Project Manager

> Functioning as Sr. Project Manager, leading Application and Technical consultants using the Microsoft Sure Step implementation methodology to implement Microsoft Dynamics AX.

> Functioning as IT Manager, implemented a three-point IT infrastructure stabilization plan including network audit (Cyber security), infrastructure update (firewalls and switches) and desktop standardization across all systems.

> Functioning as IT Manager, led the technical expansion effort for the Skincare Expansion, Sales and Marketing Office and Research and Innovation Office to accommodate the rapid growth of Cosmax.

> Functioning as IT Manager, cost avoided 55K by negotiating with contractors for the CCTV, paging system, and multiple equipment projects supporting immediate needs.

David R. Celznick, Page Two

440-***-**** Mobile

Agility Business Solutions, Brecksville Ohio September 2012 to March 2016

Consulting firm specializing in implementation of Microsoft Dynamics AX

Project Manager

> Functioning as Project Manager, led the $2.2M effort for a global manufacturing firm to replace existing legacy applications while at the same time integrating newly acquired business units. Over a period of 15 months led a team of 16 members including Business Analysts, Developers and a Solution Architect. Responsible for all facets of Project Management including budget, timeline, gap analysis, scope definition and interfacing with key stakeholders. This included mapping workflows, processes and data for the parent company and the acquired businesses through meetings with stakeholders, solution architect, BA’s and Tech Leads. The result was a successful Dynamic AX implementation which reduced production support time, consolidated data, and maximized ROI.

> Achieved Microsoft AX 2012 Certifications in Trade and Logistics, Financials and Managing Microsoft Dynamics Implementations.

> Led the Project Resource Office (PRO) composed of Senior Apps and Technology consultants to increase staff efficiency while working on multiple engagements.

Sterling Jewelers, Akron Ohio August 2011 to September 2012

Largest Specialty retail Jeweler operating more than 1,400 stores in the US including Jared, Kay, JBR, Belden, Friedlander, Goodman, LeRoy’s, Osterman, Mark & Morgan, Rodgers, Shaw’s and Weisfield

Project Lead IT Application Services / Supply Chain

> Functioning as Project Manager, leading a cross functional project team using the SDLC life cycle to develop and implement the Bulk Pick Automation Project for the Distribution Center.

> Bulk Pick Automation Project, a $1 Million technology investment for the Distribution Center replacing a paper based order fulfillment system. Project elements included the integration of LXE HX2 RF wrist computers & blue tooth ring barcode scanners integrated with the WISE Warehouse Management System interfaced to the backend legacy IMS system.

> Led the change management effort (including staff system training) that increased staff productivity performance by 5%, increased warehouse storage space by 33% and reduced shipping costs by 250K per year.

ASM International, Materials Park, OH 2006 to 2011

An Engineering and Scientific Society serving materials science and engineering professionals

Senior Project Manager / Purchasing Agent

Primary project management resource for the Information Technology and Publications group, leading teams of staff and consultants to develop online resource systems, electronic publications and bound handbook products.

> Functioning as Project Manager, leading cross functional project teams using the waterfall methodology to develop and implement the following major projects and business systems; Certification (Thermal Spray), Online Learning Management System, ASM Web Redesign, PCQ Marketing database, Handbook Volume 15, iMIS and eCommerce upgrade, City of Materials interactive game, Materials for Medical Devices, Pearson Crystal Structure Data, Online Alloy Phase Diagrams.

> Led the Project Resource Office (PRO) composed of senior management. Directed and executed PRO Team Staffing resource assignments to increase staff efficiency.

> As Purchasing Agent; negotiated contract terms, language and pricing for IT software licenses and telecom suppliers to achieve cost efficiencies and value-added services resulting in lower cost of business operations. 2010 net savings: 100K.

David R. Celznick, Page Three

440-***-**** Mobile

ERNST & YOUNG LLP, Cleveland, OH 2005 to 2006

Global leader in assurance, tax, transaction, advisory services and strategic growth markets.

Manager, Technology and Security Risk Services (TSRS)

Led and assisted teams as an IT Auditor using the Ernst & Young (E&Y) Global Audit Methodology (GAM), IT Control Objects for Sarbanes-Oxley (CobiT) and PCAOB Audit methodology techniques and procedures.

> Led ERP system remediation project using Sarbanes Oxley (404) Audit methodologies for segregation of duties controls (SOD) resulting in removal of significant deficiencies around ERP (SOD).

> Improved IT audit quality by advising client to change the focus of the 2005 internal audit framework on security and risk resulting in improved efficiency of cost and focus on key business risks.

> Project managed IT control testing for post implementation (Outsourced Credit system) integrated audit. Evaluated and tested key system controls for assurance and compliance.

> Applied E&Y GAM, CobiT and PCAOB Audit methodology techniques and procedures to review peer’s project for compliance and assurance.


Global Manufacture of mining and construction trucks.

Project Manager Business System Integration

IT Baan ERP Administrator and Senior Oracle DBA

Led system development, hardware and software upgrade projects using PMI methodologies within Hitachi Data Center.

> Led Parts Logistics Database company move from US to Canada ERP. Reduced staff, completed company objectives and improved process efficiency by moving business function on time to new business financial unit.

> Led elements of $6 million, two-year Baan ERP implementation project with five core cross-functional team members. Implemented Finance, Distribution, Manufacturing and Engineering ERP modules reducing overhead costs by 8% per product.

> Assisted with reduction of IT budget by 34% ($1 million per year) while increasing application service and technical support to 24/7 on all platforms.

> Responded to an in house 35% reduction in force by leading projects to optimize and automate ERP functionality to improve company bottom line.

> Created strategy to centralize Data Center storage for NT and Unix System servers, incorporating volume based DASD storage solution to make use of new technologies, resulting in 15% reduction of storage costs.

> Proactively implemented Disaster Recovery Plan in 1999 for Data Center that prevented system productivity loss during the 2003 blackout.

> Implemented comprehensive strategy for ERP year-end processing and ERP archiving, reducing tape storage costs and improving system efficiency.

> Achieved career advancement through three different MIS positions of increasing responsibility as organization downsized.

JARED GROUP, Cleveland, OH, 1995 to 1997

Information Technology Consultants

Senior Consultant

Project Developer/DBA at PCMS Enterprises using Oracle, SQL Server, Delphi, and NT Server. Designed and implemented hardware management and maintenance application for use by worldwide chemical plant consortium that utilized scientific corrosion methodologies and calculations to forecast failures.

Project Developer/DBA at American Greetings Interactive Marketing using Visual Basic, SQL Server (Client Server Technology).

David R. Celznick, Page Four

440-***-**** Mobile

ADAMS & REYNOLDS (formerly LOGICA Inc.), Cleveland, OH, 1993 to 1995

Information Technology Consultants

Consultant, BP Oil Terminals and Distribution

Business System Analyst using Microsoft Access (Client Server technology). Implemented and optimized multi-user Help Desk software package.

Consultant at BP Oil Manufacturing Supply and Transport

Application Support Specialist using Visual Basic and Microsoft Access, Novell Network, FoxPro, Clarion, Visual Basic, Access, Microsoft Office, Novell Network, and Macintosh. Directly supported nine PC based production BP Oil Pipeline systems.

JASTECH, Cleveland, OH, 1990 to 1993

Information Technology Consultants


Software Engineer at BP Oil Retail Systems using C++, UNIX.



Certified Project Management Professional (PMP), Project Management Professional IS/IT

Certificate of Achievement, Commercial Contract Management Villanova University Online

Microsoft Certified AX 2012 Trade and Logistics, Financials and Managing Microsoft Dynamics Implementations

Completed PMP Coursework, Villanova University, Philadelphia, PA

Bachelor of Music, Cleveland State University, Cleveland, OH


President, Board of Directors, Highland Park Homeowners Association

David R. Celznick, Page Five

440-***-**** Mobile


> Microsoft Dynamics AX2012 Certified – Trade and Logistics, Finance and Sure Step

> Cyber Security Class and Seminar (2016)

> Project Management Institute Member – PMI

> Commercial Contract Management

> Oracle 9x 2003 Oracle University Certificate

> Oracle 10g 2004 Oracle University Certificate

> Baan Tools Training, BDM International

> Oracle 7, 8i University Classes

> Advanced Delphi Training Certificate

> Microsoft SQL Server Certificate

> C, C++ Classes

> Ethernet/Novell Classes

> Object Oriented Development Class

> Database Tuning Class – Oracle

> Advanced Unix Class – Admin and Security

> Object Oriented Database Design


> Finance AP / AR / Payroll

> Inventory Control

> Object Oriented Apps

> Distribution

> Data Architect

> Relational Database Apps

> Warehousing EDI / Inventory

> Archiving

> Credit Card Processing

> Scheduling – Automation

> System Optimization

> Engineering PDM Apps


> HP 9000K Series

> EMC Clarion San Series

> Windows Servers

> NetApp Series

> PC Platforms

> Micro VAX



> Oracle 9i, 8

> Windows 10, 8, 7

> Baan ERP


> Oracle 10g

> MS SQL Server

> Gentran / Sterling

> Jira

> Visual Basic

> MS Project

> Cim Case

> MS Access

> Delphi

> Watcom SQL

> Apache – Tomcat

> Sybase

> Crystal Reports

> Star Designer

> FoxPro

David Celznick - Highlights

Dave has over 22+ years of experience in the information technology arena.

His areas of responsibility and expertise include IT Director, Sr. Project Manager, Project Management Office Director, and Senior Business Analyst.

Dave is PMP Certified since 2004 and has demonstrated expertise in contract language and negotiating.

While working at Cosmax USA, Dave led the team of application and technical consultants to implement Microsoft Dynamics AX. Dave also led the technical expansion for Skincare Expansion, Sales and Marketing Office and Research and Innovation Office to accommodate the rapid growth of Cosmax USA.

While working at Agility Business Solutions as Sr. Project Manager, Dave led the team of Application and Technical consultants to successfully implement 5 Microsoft Dynamics Projects using the Microsoft Sure Step implementation methodology.

While working at Euclid Hitachi, Dave Led elements of $6 million, two-year Baan ERP implementation project that implemented Finance, Distribution, Manufacturing and Engineering ERP modules reducing overhead costs by 8% per product.

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