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Senior Technology Product Owner

South Brunswick Township, New Jersey, 08852, United States
February 22, 2018

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Harish Sankaran

Address: ** ****** *****, ******** ********, New Jersey 08852

Phone: 732-***-****



Qualifications Profile

Goal-driven, growth-focused, and innovative professional with more than 22 years of experience in all aspects of software

development life cycle (SDLC), business development, and product designing; complemented with proven track record of success in

maximizing revenue and overseeing multimillion-dollar projects. Concept-to-execution driver with proven expertise in developing

innovative solutions, analyzing business requirements, and identifying deficiencies and opportunities to increase revenue, enhance

efficiency, and attain company growth. Highly capable of establishing strong relationships with business stakeholders, operations,

vendors, management, and professionals of all levels.

Core Competencies

Wealth Management Strategic Project Roadmap Planning Budget Administration Quality Assurance

Technology Solutions Delivery Rapid Conflict Resolutions Cross-functional Collaboration

Staff Training and Leadership Process Improvement Regulatory Compliance

Technical Skills

REST/SOAP WSDL Web API XML/JSON/Protobuf .Net Framework C# SQL Server Jira Jive

Professional Experience

Morgan Stanley (Global Wealth Management) New York, NY, USA

Executive Director, Senior Delivery Manager Shared Services 2011–Present

Establish strong partnerships with business stakeholders, project managers, product sponsors, and engineering leads to manage end-

to-end delivery of high-performance web services forming the bedrock of wealth and investment management platform

Strategically administer a budget of $4M for full-time employees (FTEs) and vendor services

Serve product owner of financial web services domain in charge of overseeing the roadmap of product rollouts, enhancements, and

maintenance for supporting financial advisor (FA), clients, and Robo-advisor

Applied in-depth knowledge of wealth management domain in optimizing services product offering based on service-oriented

architecture (SOA), application programming interfaces (API) management, microservices, and proprietary cloud-based offering

Efficiently handle application lifecycle management artifacts, product specification, and automated test suites in support to

continuous integration

Apply keen leadership to a 22-member team comprised of developers, technical project managers, and business analysts

Provide 24/7 availability of services with Zero downtime

Career Highlights:

Led the launch of revenue generation products for sustainable investing, premier cash and savings management, Morgan Stanley access


Significantly enhanced client experience by building out capabilities for Asset Aggregation (Yodlee), Strategic Client Reporting,

and Capital Markets Trading

Served as driving force in the design and development of the following:

Universal description, discovery, and integration (UDDI)-based services product catalog to support technical teams in analyzing

business requirements and reuse of information assets;

Taxonomy reference tool for operations to conduct data issues research reported by FAs and clients; and

Customized tool to allow Application Support Group (ASG) to independently troubleshoot production issues

Reduced mainframe central processing unit (CPU) by more than $10M annually through the execution of efficient caching strategies

Drove strategic efforts in determining, assessing, and delivering over $5M annual cost savings with Morning Star Equity Ratings and

Thomson Reuters Nasdaq Basic subscription

Successfully increased shared services usage by more than 100% in the past three years to over 55 million hits daily and reducing

time to market business priorities

Gained distinction in receiving the following awards:

Tesla Recognition Award from chief information officer (CIO) for promoting innovation culture in wealth management;

Outstanding Recognition Award from chief executive officer (CEO) for improving employee engagement and productivity worldwide; and

Best Culture Carrier Award as part of Morgan Stanley Campus Recruitment Team in New York

Vice President, Delivery Manager Client Reporting 2002–2010

Pioneered the implementation of a comprehensive performance analytics web portal enabling more than 2 million high net-worth

clients to receive updates on the status of assets from rate of return and risk perspective

Created investment risk mitigation strategies, client investment reports, and industry benchmark comparisons

Enabled clients to integrate investment vehicles such as exchange-traded funds, separately managed accounts, and mutual funds into

one advisory account through the delivery of a unified managed account (UMA) technology platform, thus significantly producing over

$100B in assets for financial advisors within three years

CGS Inc. Hopewell, NJ, USA

Consultant, Merrill Lynch Wealth Management 1997–2002

Steered efforts in meeting Treasury international capital (TIC) regulations by conceiving, designing, and implementing a foreign

reporting system

Significantly generated an annual savings of more than $500K through improvement of existing customer accounting technology


Xansa New Delhi, India

Software Engineer 1995–1997

Initiated the design and development of applications for United Utilities Group PLC (UU), United Kingdom's largest listed water


Selected as of 1 of 6 team members to be part of 1 month project implementation at client site in Warrington, U.K.


Master of Business Administration in Finance, 2008 – Rutgers Business School Newark, NJ, USA

Master of Science in Computer Science, 1999 – New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) Newark, NJ, USA

Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering, 1995 –Shivaji University Kolhapur, MH, India


Certified Public Speaker and Communication Coach – Toastmasters International

Professional Affiliations

New York Software Process Improvement Network (SPIN)

Security Industry and Financial Markets Association (SIFMA)

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