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CIO

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New York City, NY
Posted:
September 27, 2018

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Kevin T. Rota...

201-***-**** • ac67gi@r.postjobfree.com

Award-winning Senior Technology Executive with proven success in transforming IT organizations into global teams and improving underperforming IT organizations to best-in-class. Recognized for improving organizational effectiveness and efficiency through leadership that aligns business processes and technical infrastructure to reduce costs and sustain strategic agility, while driving competitive advantage. Skilled in developing and supporting maximum ROI initiatives and solutions incorporating a wide range of applications and technologies. Highly effective communicator able to translate business drivers and needs to a technical audience and complex concepts into bottom-line terminology – positioning technology as a business partner. Select accomplishments:

Strategic Planning: Global IT Integration leader for acqusitions. Developed roadmap that enabled Dassault Systèmes consolidate onto common ERP platform. Designed core technologies to foster collaboration globally driving innovation. Co-led development of its data centers strategy. Led technology planning and implementation for award-winning campus facility and creation of workplace standards facilitating collaboration for all LATAM/NAM sites.

Organizational Transformation: Transformed Dassault’s IT teams and operations to ensure alignment with new strategy and vision. Established program/portfolio management team that completed system consolidation and integration of Simulia Corp’s systems with Dassault Systèmes. Introduced ITSM principles to organization.

Business Partnering and Project Management: Facilitated Ness Technologies entry into US markets. Effectively managed the firm’s projects in the US while enabling the firm to make substantial inroads in sectors including Real Estate, Healthcare and Publishing.

Global Expansion: Played a key role in Cushman & Wakefield’s expansion from a US leader to a global leader in real estate with operations in South America, India, Europe and Asia. Devised strategic plan to redesign and expand technology infrastructure in support of global corporate expansion. Drove adoption of LAN/WAN technology across more than 45 domestic and international locations.

Core Competencies that Drive Results

Strategic Technology Planning and Integration

Global Solutions Development and Delivery

Infrastructure Strategy and Architecture

Business and Technology Performance Improvement

Systems Consolidation and Integration, ERP systems

M&A Due Diligence and Post Merger integration

IT operations in regulated industries.

Cost Containment and Reduction

Change Management

Organizational Transformation

High Performance Team Building and Leadership

Client Relationship Management

Global Multicultural Business Support

Business Partnering and Project Management

Delivering Global Enterprise Solutions that Create Real Business Value

Sirius Computer Solutions, a national technology solutions provider. 2016 – Present

IT CONSULTANT, Rhode Island, 2016 – Present

Engage with Sirius solution teams and client executives to define and deliver value creating technology solutions for our clients leveraging the Sirius broad portfolio of technology and services.

Strategic Planning: Provided client in BioPharma industry with strategic IT plan, formalizing DR/BC compliance and evaluating hyrbrid cloud adoption. For large Healthcare organization developed plan to align ITSM plans with their cloud strategy. Developed technology roadmap for Healthcare organization to support strategic initiatives. Led PLM workshop for multinational cosumer products client to define PLM roadmap for the firm.

Technology Integration: Conducted Due Diligence of two entities for PE firm and provide senior oversight of post merger integration activities for merged entity. Developed plan for consolidation fo ERP platforms, EDI and supply chain systems.

IT Transformation: Consult with solutions team to propose IaaS offerings and Managed Services models to transform clients legacy manufacturing execution system from on premise model to shared service solution with cloud integration. Conduct Cloud Strategy and Roadmap workshops with client IT organizations.

Security: Completed Security Architecture Reviews for clients identifying key vulnerabilities and proposing solutions to remediate gaps.

Dassault Systèmes, a software innovator and worldwide Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) leader. 2006 – 2016

CIO AMERICAS, Waltham, MA, 2013 – 2016

Served as a key member of Dassault Systèmes global leadership team. Drove continuing improvement in the efficiency and quality of technology programs with global, regional and local scope to better achieve business goals. Provide strategic and tactical leadership to the America’s Region IT Organization in areas including IT operations management, staffing, workforce planning and scheduling and budgeting.

Organizational Transformation: Established standard planning, budgeting and project execution practices. Transformed IT teams and operations to ensure alignment with new strategy and vision. Introduced ITSM concepts and principles to organization.

Strategic Technology Planning and Integration: Developed infrastructure roadmap for core technologies to converge IT operations, lower costs and improve end user experience on a global basis. Co-led global team developing data centers strategy. Led technology planning and implementation for award-winning (2010 Award of Excellence for Best Practice – Sustainability from CoreNet Global New England) campus facility and creation of all LATAM/NAM new sites. Created IT consolidation effort across 9 DevOps facilities supporting global product development.

Technology Integration: Global IT lead for post acquisition integration of 7 organizations. Unified seven legacy organizations and orchestrated global standardization. Converged operations on common business processes and consolidated on common ERP platform. Achieved integration target across 45+ sites in South America, Central America, and North America. Guided the implementation of data center consolidation achieving 10% cost savings. Established new Tier 3 data center for consolidation. Led technical integration of acquired businesses globally.

Business Partnering: Leveraged prior experience with Life Sciences industry to collaborate with Life Science practive lead and assist with prososal repsonses to major medical device clients.

Process Improvement: Introduced continuous improvement model. Completed consolidation of vendor management, procurement, and maintenance.

CIO DASSAULT SYSTÈMES SIMULIA CORPORATION, Providence, RI 2006 – 2013

Served as CIO providing visionary leadership focused on improving the operational efficiency and performance of a company delivering Realistic Simulation solutions across 11 industries. Simulia is a direct result of DS’ acquisition of ABAQUS in 2005 and its following rebranding. Championed adoption of new technology as a strategic means to provide the company with a competitive advantage.

Strategic Technology Planning, Migration and Integration: Reviewed operating results of the information technology function, aligned them to established objectives and strategic direction of the company. Transitioned ABAQUS (now Simulia) legacy systems spanning all business functions to DS global ERP platforms (Oracle, BO).

Organizational Transformation: Established program/portfolio management team to complete system consolidation and integration with Dassault Systèmes. Introduced Portfolio/Project Management methodology for IT service delivery since adopted by DS Americas teams for all IT projects.

Business and Technology Performance Improvement: Architected Simulia IT systems to better support local business operations and complex R&D software production. Restructured infrastructure for network, storage and HPC systems to enable capacity expansion and modernization within budget.

Business Partnering: Partnered with key vendors to deploy scalable parallel processing cluster to support key R&D development initiatives.

Regulatory Compliance: Met Sarbanes-Oxley requirements, internal audit and control, ISO 9001 and other regulations as applicable.

Ness Technologies, a leading technology services provider. 1999 – 2006

VICE PRESIDENT, PROJECT MANAGEMENT AND TECHNICAL SERVICES, Hackensack, NJ

Spearheaded development and implementation of best practices in Project Management and Delivery for Ness-USA critical to the company’s successful US entry in verticals that included SAP ERP, Life Sciences, Financial Services, Telecommunications and High Tech. Closely managed the efforts of Project Managers and internal IT operations staff while partnering with the business development team in marketing and business development efforts.

Planned and coordinated all aspects of consulting engagements with Fortune 500 clients while achieving revenue, margin and utilization targets in first year of management to restore profitability and growth. Established and managed controls related to proposal preparation, project estimates, resource requirements, client acceptance, timeline management and project implementation while serving as primary client relationship manager across all projects.

Organizational Transformation: Improved the bottom line by implementing a new delivery model utilizing local, near-shore and offshore teams. Established technical organization with both industry and technology centers of excellence. Developed dashboard and executive reporting tools to track organizational progress.

Process Improvement: Created processes for tracking project status, quality, adherence to best practices, project estimation and financial management.

Business Partnering and Project Management: Effectively managed the firm’s projects in the US while enabling the firm to make substantial inroads in sectors including Real Estate, Healthcare and Publishing.

Provided automated system that markedly improved a global Real Estate firm’s Valuation Services business by providing a full engagement lifecycle for Valuation Services projects closely integrated with the firm’s ERP and proprietary property databases.

Enabled a major pharma company to successfully pursue and complete strategic IT efforts that included Data Warehouse/BI Portal, integration to ERP, process consulting and Clinical Trial Data Systems validation. Planned and guided implementation of web-enabled electronic lab notebook for an international pharmaceutical R&D organization. Developed FDA validated (21CFR part11) systems.

Positioned a major publishing company to enhance its business development efforts. Planned and vetted design and development of business critical ecommerce website. Assisted client in aligning processes to new sales channel.

Cushman & Wakefield, a privately held commercial real estate services firm and global market leader. 1993 – 1999

ASSISTANT DIRECTOR – OFFICE AUTOMATION, New York, NY

Played a key supporting role in the company’s calculated transformation from US leader in commercial real estate services to a global leader in the same space. Supported expansions in South America, India, Europe and Asia.

Led the automation and integration of core business systems to facilitate timely and efficient operations in locations around the globe. Directed the efforts of 30 professionals tasked with improving and maintaining all enterprise technologies supporting desktop computing, LAN/WAN, AS/400, Internet/Intranet, Web Presence, email (Notes), and remote connections while responsibly managing global capital budgets as large as $15M.

Organizational Transformation: Improved and expanded enterprise technology and support capabilities throughout organization by reengineering and reorganizing the IT department to facilitate improved client service and reduced operating expenses.

Strategic Technology Planning: Devised strategic plan to redesign and expand technology infrastructure in support of global corporate expansion. Supported the roll-out of PeopleSoft ERP systems.

Technology Innovation: Drove adoption of LAN/WAN technology across more than 45 domestic and international locations. Successfully completed $2M pilot project under budget and ahead of schedule.

Cost Containment: Cut costs 50% by expanding internal support capabilities and establishing key vendor relationship that significantly reduced technology expenditures through centralized bulk purchasing.

Early Career

Systems Analyst, Senior Systems Analyst, Bellemead Development, Roseland, NJ

Operations Research Analyst, AT&T, Basking Ridge, NJ

Industrial Engineer, National Security Agency (NSA), Ft. Meade, MD

Education and Affiliations

MSc - Industrial and Systems Engineering, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ

BSc - Industrial Engineering, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ

Tau Beta Pi – National Engineering Honor Society

Alpha Pi Mu – National Industrial Engineering Honor Society

ENHANCING PERFORMANCE WITH CUTTING-EDGE TECHNOLOGY SOLUTIONS



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