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Project Manager Life Insurance - Lead Programmer (COBOL)

Springfield, Pennsylvania, United States
February 12, 2018

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Francis Corey

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Springfield, PA 19064

484-***-**** - primary/mobile)


Obtain a position as a mainframe COBOL programmer and/or Project Manager with responsibility for project planning, requirements gathering, testing coordination, & project implementation. Work with business users to coordinate all aspects of project development & delivery.


Project Manager / Lead Programmer, Cognizant Technology Solutions

03/2015 - 08/2017

College Station, TX

Same duties as described for CNO (CPL). CNO IT department was transitioned to an outside vendor - COGNIZANT TECHNOLOGY SOLUTIONS - in March of 2015. Key personnel were retained with same duties and responsibilities as PRIOR to the transition. Workplace arrangements were also unchanged - reported daily to same CNO/CPL Philadelphia office - even though new company (Cognizant) headquartered in Texas.

Project Manager, Colonial Penn Life Insurance Company

09/1983 - 02/2015

Philadelphia, PA

CNO - CPL (Colonial Penn Life Insurance Company, 399 Market St, Philadelphia PA 19183) - Project Manager for CPL mainframe systems (primarily legacy systems) - sixteen (16) separate systems in all. Responsible for project management and project completion timing & delivery coordination of ALL mainframe projects (small, medium, and large-scale efforts). Responsible for coordination, scheduling, and management of month-end (quarter-end), and year-end processing. Responsible for Disaster Recovery planning, documentation, and testing for the aforementioned sixteen mainframe systems. Main function of position was to ensure quality IT support for the mainframe systems that handled all aspects of the Life/Health Insurance Portfolio of Colonial Penn - Lead Generation, Product Fulfillment, Sales, Financial and Actuarial reporting. Business Support Activity involved analysis of different Business cases, Solution recommendations, Bug Identification & Fixes, Major & Minor Enhancements, Problem identification & Resolution Management, and Project Management/Tracking/Reporting.

Company Description:

Colonial Penn Life Insurance Company (based in US) is a Business Unit of CNO Financial Group. Colonial Penn is a 75-year-old company that specializes in insurance customer acquisition (primarily through direct mail and TV/Media channels).


Drexel University

09/1976 - 06/1977

Credits Earned: 30

Philadelphia, PA

Post-secondary education, no degree or certificate

Temple University

09/1975 - 06/1976

Credits Earned: 30

Philadelphia, PA

Post-secondary education, no degree or certificate

University of Scranton

09/1970 - 06/1971

Credits Earned: 30

Scranton, PA

Post-secondary education, no degree or certificate

Devon Preparatory School

09/1966 - 06/1970

Devon, PA

High school graduate or equivalency certificate (GED)


• High school graduate (with multiple years of college)

• VSAM (Virtual Storage Access Method)


• Microsoft Office


• IBM OS/390

• IBM Mainframe Hardware

• COBOL / COBOL II / EasyTrieve

• Actuarial Reporting / Marketing Reporting

• QA & Acceptance Testing

• QA Test Support

• Requirements Gathering / Analysis

• Problem Management


FLMI - Fellow of Life Management Institute Issued by LOMA (September 18, 1990)



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