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Walnut Creek, CA
Posted:
March 31, 2018

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Larry Blazyk

STRATEGIC SENIOR IT EXECUTIVE

Martinez, CA 94553 ac4zpd@r.postjobfree.com 815-***-****

Summary

Seasoned executive with more than twenty-five years’ experience in managing large complex global IT organizations including global data centers, mainframes (z/OS, z/VM, Linux), servers (AIX, Windows, Red Hat & SuSE Linux), server virtualization (VMware, Hyper-V), storage technologies (SAN, NAS, DAS), physical and logical database support (Oracle, Microsoft SQL, IBM DB2), IT security services from infrastructure and endpoint to data and application using industry standard frameworks such as PCI, FISMA, COBIT, ISO, NIST, HIPAA, etc., SOC/SOX compliance, risk management, data and voice network design and support, design and implementation of enterprise wide resilience and IT disaster recovery programs, help desk services, end user services, ITSM (IT Service Management), site support, mobility services, cloud computing (IaaS, PaaS, SaaS) services with IBM, Amazon/AWS, Microsoft/Azure, SAP, Rackspace and others, service-oriented architecture (SOA), business process improvement, transition management, change management, continuous service improvement, IT transformation, application management services/software development life cycle (waterfall & agile) working with (Java, JavaScript, Python, .NET, SQL, C#, and C e-Commerce (B2B, B2C) and e-Business design and support, Big Data (Hadoop and Blockchain), CRM(Salesforce) and ERP (Sage, SAP, JD Edwards, NetSuite) support, Watson cognitive solutions, project office management, vendor management, IT governance, outsourcing, enterprise IT architecture, IT consulting, P & L evaluations, mergers & acquisitions, IT due diligence, lead the development of the IT strategy for the business, and set objectives and strategies for IT to deliver required business value organized around a KPI driven business excellence model. Experience in the financial, insurance, travel, healthcare, pharmaceutical, chemical, automotive, manufacturing, construction, services, and mining industries.

Innovative thought leader with vision to create, articulate, and execute on strategy. My proven experience as a forward-thinking technology industry leader has allowed me to turn around several troubled large IT organizations and to implement Business Process Improvements to keep them on track. Managed large IT organizations with over 40K employees and consultants. In-depth experience in delivering excellent customer satisfaction, superior service level attainment, and financial results that produce measurable customer value.

Recognized for having a strong ability to recruit, cultivate, and retain highly productive teams. Financially savvy in managing budgets of $130M+. Effective communicator capable of understanding business needs while providing cost effective technology solutions that maximize profits and exceed user expectations. Highly skilled negotiator and sales person with over $3B in hardware, software, network, and outsourcing services signed and delivered.

Experience

IBM Global Project Executive (IT Director) at IBM

February 2000 - Present

Primary focal point and owner for all activities on large global complex IT outsourcing contracts reporting to the CIO and CFO. Accountable for meeting revenue, profit, and growth objectives and for improving overall customer satisfaction targets. Responsible for building and maintaining strong client relationships at all levels with the objective of being a trusted business partner. Proactively work with client to identify their business objectives, priorities and directions, critical success factors and applies this knowledge to establish and implement an Account Strategy. Translate customer requirements into formal agreements, establishing specific solutions, and leading the efforts that culminate in client acceptance of the results. Have overall responsibility for their contractual cost, schedule, and contractual deliverables. Manage all IBM resources and coordinates client resources to deliver services and solutions to support the client organization. I have experience in the financial, insurance, travel, healthcare, pharmaceutical, chemical, automotive, manufacturing, construction, services, and mining industries.

IBM Global Project Executive (IT Director) at AECOM

October 2016 - Present

Managed global data centers, mainframes (z/OS, z/VM, Linux), servers (AIX, Windows, Red Hat & SuSE Linux), server virtualization (VMware, Hyper-V), storage technologies (SAN, NAS, DAS), physical and logical database support (Oracle, Microsoft SQL, IBM DB2), IT security services from infrastructure and endpoint to data and application using industry standard frameworks such as FISMA, COBIT, ISO, and NIST, SOC/SOX compliance, risk management, data and voice network design and support, design and implementation of enterprise wide resilience and IT disaster recovery programs, help desk services, end user services, ITSM (IT Service Management), site support, mobility services, cloud computing (IaaS, PaaS, SaaS) services, service-oriented architecture, business process improvement, transition management, change management, continuous service improvement, IT transformation, application management services/

software development life cycle (waterfall & agile) working with (Java, JavaScript, Python, .NET, SQL,

C#, and C e-Commerce and e-Business design and support, Big Data (Hadoop and Blockchain), CRM (Salesforce) and ERP (Sage, SAP, JD Edwards, NetSuite) support, Watson cognitive solutions, project office management, vendor management, IT governance, enterprise IT architecture, P & L evaluations, IT due diligence, lead the development of the IT strategy for the business, and set objectives and strategies for IT

to deliver required business value organized around a KPI driven business excellence model with budget of

$110M per year.

•Negotiated $850M global outsourcing contract with AECOM, by offering better service levels, reducing cost, and provided flexible hybrid cloud services.

•Implemented Personas, VDI, ServiceNow (ITSM, ITAM, ITOM) and Watson Chat, improving customer service and reducing cost.

IBM Global Project Executive (IT Director) at Fluor Corporation

January 2016 - September 2016 (9 months)

Managed global data centers, servers (AIX, Windows, Red Hat & SuSE Linux), server virtualization (VMware, Hyper-V), storage technologies (SAN, NAS, DAS), physical and logical database support (Oracle, Microsoft SQL, IBM DB2), IT security services from infrastructure and endpoint to data and application using industry standard frameworks such as FISMA, COBIT, ISO, and NIST, SOC/SOX compliance, risk management, data and voice network design and support, design and implementation of enterprise wide resilience and IT disaster recovery programs, help desk services, end user services, ITSM (IT Service Management), site support, mobility services, cloud computing (IaaS, PaaS, SaaS) services, service-oriented architecture, business process improvement, transition management, change management, continuous service improvement, IT transformation, application management services/systems development life cycle (waterfall & agile), e-Commerce and e- Business design and support, Big Data (Hadoop and Blockchain), CRM (Salesforce) and ERP (Sage, SAP) support, Watson cognitive solutions, project office management, vendor management, IT governance, enterprise IT architecture, P & L evaluations, IT due diligence, lead the development of the IT strategy for the business, and set objectives and strategies for IT to deliver required business value organized around a KPI driven business excellence model with budget of $60M per year.

•Implemented Watson cognitive solution, improving insights and action.

•Improved customer security using Bigfix, QRadar and X-Force, controlling threat risks.

IBM Global Project Executive (IT Director) at SYNNEX Concentrix Corp

October 2013 - December 2015 (2 years 3 months)

Oversaw $505M divesture of 36 call centers which included 32K employees, 8K contractors, and 5K vendors across 36 countries.

•Negotiated $95M worth of add-on agreements which included complex software and network redesign.

•Transferred business within committed timeframe with no disruptions in service by implementing strong governance, well-documented roadmap, and timelines agreed to by all parties, with weekly breakout meetings reviewing progress and issues. Achieved a perfect 10 out of 10 customer satisfaction rating.

IBM Global Project Executive (IT Director) at Navistar Inc

July 2011 - October 2013 (2 years 4 months)

Managed global data centers, mainframes (z/OS, z/VM, Linux), servers (AIX, Windows, Red Hat & SuSE Linux), server virtualization (VMware, Hyper-V), storage technologies (SAN, NAS, DAS), physical and logical database support (Oracle, Microsoft SQL, IBM DB2), IT security services from infrastructure and endpoint to data and application using industry standard frameworks such as FISMA, COBIT, ISO, and NIST, SOC/SOX compliance, risk management, data and voice network design and support, design and implementation of enterprise wide resilience and IT disaster recovery programs, help desk services, end user services, ITSM (IT Service Management), site support, mobility services, cloud computing (IaaS, PaaS, SaaS) services, service- oriented architecture, business process improvement, transition management, change management, continuous service improvement, IT transformation, application management services/software development life cycle (waterfall & agile) working with (Java, JavaScript, Python, .NET, SQL, C#, and C e-Commerce and

e-Business design and support, Big Data (Hadoop and Blockchain), CRM (Salesforce) and ERP (Sage, SAP) support, project office management, vendor management, IT governance, enterprise IT architecture, P & L evaluations, IT due diligence, lead the development of the IT strategy for the business, and set objectives and strategies for IT to deliver required business value organized around a KPI driven business excellence model with budget of $40M per year.

•Implemented Hybrid cloud solutions, reducing cost and improving reliability.

•Employed managed mobility service including BYOD, reducing security risks and mitigating complexity.

•Renegotiated contract to addressing customer concern, devising agreeable solution for all parties.

•Successfully completed a $20M mainframe refresh with no customer impact.

IBM Global Project Executive (IT Director) at General Motors/GMAC

September 2005 - July 2011 (5 years 11 months)

Managed global data centers, mainframes (z/OS, z/VM, Linux), servers (AIX, Windows, Red Hat & SuSE Linux), server virtualization (VMware, Hyper-V), storage technologies (SAN, NAS, DAS), physical and logical database support (Oracle, Microsoft SQL, IBM DB2), IT security services from infrastructure and endpoint to data and application using industry standard frameworks such as FISMA, COBIT, ISO, and NIST, SOC/SOX compliance, risk management, data and voice network design and support, design and implementation of enterprise wide resilience and IT disaster recovery programs, help desk services, end user services, ITSM (IT Service Management), site support, mobility services, cloud computing (IaaS, PaaS, SaaS) services, service- oriented architecture, business process improvement, transition management, change management, continuous service improvement, IT transformation, application management services/software development life cycle (waterfall & agile) working with (Java, JavaScript, Python, .NET, SQL, C#, and C e-Commerce and

e-Business design and support, Big Data, CRM (Salesforce) and ERP (Sage, SAP) support, project office management, vendor management, IT governance, enterprise IT architecture, P & L evaluations, IT due diligence, lead the development of the IT strategy for the business, and set objectives and strategies for IT to deliver required business value organized around a KPI driven business excellence model with budget of

$110M per year.

•Negotiated $550M contract extension by offering better service levels, reducing cost, and including additional hardware, software and consulting services.

•Implemented cloud solutions reducing cost, improving reliability, and increasing system flexibility.

•Reduced web host costs and improved delivery performance, driving increased value for client.

IBM Global Project Executive (IT Director) at FLINT INK

May 2002 - September 2005 (3 years 5 months)

Managed global data centers, servers (AIX, Windows, Red Hat & SuSE Linux), server virtualization (VMware, Hyper-V), storage technologies (SAN, NAS, DAS), physical and logical database support (Oracle, Microsoft SQL, IBM DB2), IT security services including infrastructure and endpoint to data and application using industry standard frameworks such as PCI, FISMA, COBIT, ISO, and NIST, SOC/

SOX compliance, risk management, data and voice network design and support, design and implementation of enterprise wide resilience and IT disaster recovery programs, help desk, mobile services, SAP implementations and support, application management services/software development life cycle, end user services, project office management, vendor management, IT governance, enterprise IT architecture, P & L evaluations, strategic planning, and IT due diligence with budget of $30M per year.

•Improved customer satisfaction within 1st 16 months and achieved account reference by implementing strong corporate governance and well-documented processes and procedures for business and IT to follow.

•Leveraged IBM’s global resources, reducing legacy spending for Flint Ink 40%+ through worldwide IT optimization while maintaining superior service level attainment.

•Directed technical redesign and implementation of client’s global network, improving reliability, increasing performance, and reducing costs.

•Achieved perfect 10 out of 10 customer satisfaction rating for exceeding client’s expectations in service delivery and cost savings.

IBM Global Project Executive (IT Director) at JPMorgan Chase & Co.

February 2000 - May 2002 (2 years 4 months)

Managed service delivery team of 600+ IT professionals supporting data centers, mainframes, servers, physical and logical database support, data and voice network, IT security, project office management, IT governance, enterprise IT architecture, vendor management, and e-business for 20K+ sites with budget of

$130M per year.

•Implementation $40 million Advanced Internal Recovery solution exceeding business requirements.

IBM Principle/Executive Consultant at IBM

May 1998 - February 2000 (1 year 10 months)

Managed infrastructure technology teams in 13 states around the Midwestern.

IT Consultant to Bank One for the merger and acquisition of NBD and First Chicago banks which created Chase Bank. Served as Project Executive, technical advisor, and lead integrator for multiple financial entities in the development of year 2000 infrastructure testing strategies.

•Negotiated $1.3B outsourcing contract with Chase Bank

Director of Systems Technologies at Caremark/MedPartners

March 1993 - May 1998 (5 years 3 months)

Responsible for all mainframes, servers, data and voice network, physical and logical database support, workstation technology, and merger and acquisitions for an FDA-regulated company in the healthcare, pharmaceutical and distribution industries.

•Successfully directed the technical design of a $40 million data warehouse implementation for 13,000 users and the technical redesign of an $88 million point of sale application.

•Directed the conversion of a 24X7 point of sale system to a newer technology with no interruption of service. The point of sale system interfaced with over 60,000 pharmacies throughout the United States.

•Successfully completed acquisitions and merger of hundreds of doctor practices and clinics.

Education

University of Illinois at Chicago

Bachelor's degree, Electrical and Electronics Engineering

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Honors and Awards

IBM 100% Club 2015, IBM 100% Club 2001, IBM 100% Club 1999, IBM 100% Club 2007, IBM 100% Club

2003, IBM 100% Club 2004, IBM 100% Club 2008, IBM 100% Club 2009, IBM 100% Club 2010, IBM 100%

Club 2013

Certifications

IBM Project Executive, IBM Project Manager, ITIL Foundation Project Management Professional (PMP) Certification, IBM Executive Leadership, IBM Certified Consultant, IBM Selling Profession, Certification Open Water Scuba Diver, Private Pilot

Organizations

Executive Suite, Chief Information Office (CIO) Network, Chief Senior Executives, CIO Forum, The Executive Club, Chicago C Level, Chicago CIO Forum, and Linked CXO



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